ODP TRYOUT POLICY

NYW ODP Tryout Policy

At the conclusion of the 2019/ 20 ODP season, the following boys and girls players are NOT required to try out for the next season’s Indoor Pool - i.e. they are automatically included in the next season’s (2020/ 21) Indoor Pool:

Due to the COVID-19 shortened 2019/ 20 season the following tryout policy has been modified from its original format for the upcoming 2020/ 21 season.

Last Season's Age Group

Players Exempted from Trying Out

12U

Entry age group to ODP.  All players must tryout with the exception of any '09's (11U's) who may have participated in the '08 (12U's) NYW ODP Indoor Pool in 2019/ 20. Players ('09's) who participated in the 11U Pre-ODP program in 2019/ 20 are required to tryout.

13U

All active players from the 2019/ 20 '08 NYW ODP Indoor Pool are exempted from 13U tryouts in 2020/ 21.

14U

All active players from the 2019/ 20 '07 NYW ODP oor Pool are exempted from 14U tryouts in 2020/ 21. 

15U

All active players from the 2019/ 20 '06 NYW ODP Indoor Pool are exempted from 15U tryouts in 2020/ 21. 

16U

All active players from the 2019/ 20 '05 NYW ODP Indoor Pool are exempted from 16U tryouts in 2020/ 21. 

17U

All active players from the 2019/ 20 '04 NYW ODP Indoor Pool are exempted from 17U tryouts in 2020/ 21. 

All players exempted from tryouts (also referred to as “ODP Returning Players”) must pay the indoor training registration fee for their respective age group by the required deadline to secure their place in the 2020/ 21 NYW ODP Indoor pool.

A list of players exempted from 2020/ 21 ODP Tryouts can be found here:

ODP Returning Players '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09 Boys | ODP Returning Players '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09 Girls

For the 2020/ 21 ODP Cycle:

Players born in the year 2010 (11U) are eligible to try-out for the 2009 (12U) ODP player pool.  This is the only ODP age group where players are permitted to play “up” an age group.  While each year a few 11U players will make their way into the 12U player pool, please understand that the task of making the 12U pool is a very difficult one.  Any 11U players who elect to tryout but are not selected to the 12U player pool will be referred to the NYW 11U Pre-ODP Program (which begins each year in mid-December).   For more information on the 11U Pre-ODP Program please click here.