ODP TRYOUT POLICY

NYW ODP Tryout Policy

Based on their performance during the 2020/21 ODP season, the following boys and girls players are NOT required to try out for the 2021/22 Indoor Pool - i.e. they are automatically included in this season’s (2021/22) Indoor Pool:

Age Group

Players Exempted from Trying Out

12U

Entry age group to ODP.  All players must tryout with the exception of any '10's (12U's) who may have participated in the '09 (12U's) NYW ODP Indoor Pool in 2020/21. Players ('10's) who participated in the 11U Pre-ODP program in 2020/21 are required to tryout.

13U

All active players from the 2020/21 '09 NYW ODP Outdoor Pool are exempted from 13U tryouts in 2021/22.

14U

All active players from the 2020/21 '08 NYW ODP Outdoor Pool are exempted from 14U tryouts in 2021/22. 

15U

All active players from the 2020/21 '07 NYW ODP Outdoor Pool are exempted from 15U tryouts in 2021/22. 

16U

All active players from the 2020/21 '06 NYW ODP Outdoor Pool are exempted from 16U tryouts in 2021/22. 

17U

All active players from the 2020/21 '05 NYW ODP Outdoor Pool are exempted from 17U tryouts in 2021/22. 

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 2021/22 NYW ODP Indoor pool.

A list of players exempted from 2021/22 ODP Tryouts can be found here:

ODP Returning Players '05, '06, '07, '08, '09 and '10 Boys

ODP Returning Players '05, '06, '07, '08, '09 and '10 Girls

For the 2021/22 ODP Cycle:

Players born in the year 2011 (11U) are eligible to try-out for the 2010 (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.