NYW ODP Tryout Policy

At the conclusion of each ODP season the following boys and girls players are not required to tryout for the next season’s Indoor Pool - i.e. they are automatically included in the next season’s Indoor Pool:

Age Group      Players Exempted from Trying Out 
 U-13              Players on the ’01 NYW ODP Tournament A and B Teams are exempted from the U14 tryouts in 2014/15.
                      (Any 02’s participating on these teams are likewise exempted from U13 tryouts in 2014/15)
 U-14              Players on the ’00 NYW ODP Tournament A Team only are exempted from the U15 tryouts in 2014/15.*
                      *Please note: B Team players in this age group are required to tryout.
Each year the age group that transitions from U-14’s to the U-15’s, experiences moving from an age group that has two teams competing at the ODP Tournament (ie. this year’s ’00’s fielded an A team and a B team), to an age group that will only send one team to the ODP Tournament.  Correspondingly, the U-15 pool is smaller than the U-14 pool because it now is sending only one team to the ODP Tournament.  As such, only the A Team players from the U-14 age group are exempted from trying out.  (Rationale: If both the A and B teams in this age group were exempted from trying out, then the U-15 pool would already be at capacity and there would be no room to look at new players).
 U-15             Players on the ’99 NYW ODP Tournament Team are exempted from the U16 tryouts in 2014/15.
 U-16             Players on the ’98 NYW ODP Tournament Team are exempted from the U17 tryouts in 2014/15.
ODP Tournament Alternates in 2014 are not exempt and are required to tryout in 2014/15.
All players exempted from tryouts must pay the indoor training registration fee for their respective age group by the required deadline to secure their place in the pool.

For the 2014/15 ODP Cycle:

Players born in the year 2003 (U12’s) are eligible to try-out for the 2002 ODP player pool (U13).  This is the only ODP age group where players are permitted to play “up” an age group.  While each year a few U12 players will make their way into the U13 player pool, please understand that the task of making the ‘02 pool is a very difficult one.  Those ‘03 players who elect to tryout but are not selected to the ’02 player pool will be referred to the NYW U12 ODP Program (which begins each year in mid-December).   For more information on the U12 ODP Program please click here.