2019-20 ODP Rosters Announced

Discussion in 'Arizona Scene' started by GKeeper, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. GKeeper

    GKeeper New Member


    A few ages are putting out two teams, which is interesting.

    Teams will compete in the ODP West Championships January 3-6, 2020. Three teams look to repeat their championship performances from last year:

    - 2004 Boys
    - 2006 Boys
    - 2005 Girls
  2. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    Three age groups have 2 teams from Arizona. 06 Boys, 07 Girls and 05 Girls.

    Congrats to all the players that made the team.
  3. azsoccerdadofDD

    azsoccerdadofDD New Member

    Are alternates listed in order or is it simply random?
  4. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    Teams are alphabetically by last name.

    Alternates should be listed in order.
  5. azsoccerdadofDD

    azsoccerdadofDD New Member

    What are the chances of an alternate being called up? Does it happen infrequently?
  6. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    Chances are more than 50% for an alternate being called up.

    If you were chosen for the team, you need to register/pay for the tournament by Friday, Dec 20th. There is usually 1 player that can't attend the tournament due to be being out of town, etc so an alternate gets called. You also have teams from states (Alaska for example) that don't have a full team to travel with, they will then have the alternates play for that particular state team.
  7. goldilocks

    goldilocks New Member

    I can only speak of the 07 Boys from last year, but we used 0% of the alternates.
  8. azsoccerdadofDD

    azsoccerdadofDD New Member

    What is the purpose for forming two teams in an age group?
  9. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    Another state (for example Montana) most likely is not bringing a team to the Region IV tournament. We are fortunate that the tournament is at Reach 11 so not much travel is involved for AZ players.
  10. azsoccerdadofDD

    azsoccerdadofDD New Member

    Thanks for the answers.
  11. Not a Futballer

    Not a Futballer New Member

    This. States like Alaska, Montana, etc. that don't travel well rely (I believe) on the hosts to either fill the bracket with a team or use players from their pool to supplement.

    Question... given the degradation in the quality of the ODP pools/tournament, how many of you would travel if the tournament were in California, Colorado, Utah, etc.? I guess it would depend on the age group. I'm sure the youngers would because it's new and an experience (especially if it's before the DA takes the "talent" away), but the olders would probably bow out if you had to pay $50 + $200 + $240 + travel expenses all during Christmas/New Years. A lot of clubs already take us to Surf/Silverlakes for Thanksgiving, would you give up New Years too?

    I also don't understand the reasoning for having kids cycle through the process every year. If a kid made at least regionals the year before, let alone nationals, why the need to start back all over again at the state level with all of fees and 3 weekends in Casa Grande/Maricopa, especially when that process overlaps with the state evaluation. There are enough kids who try out each year to cover the handful that make it that far in the ODP process...
  12. aginaz

    aginaz Active Member

    I give the 2005 Girls the best chance. Solid age group and some strong players.
    I give the 2004 Boys the worst chance. Last year's team was dominated by Rising ECNL players - none of which tried out or on the roster this year. Team is significantly weaker.
  13. SoccerDadAZ

    SoccerDadAZ Member

    This year's 06 Boys ODP teams will also be hard-pressed to equal last year's title-winning performance. Most of last year's 06 ODP team's starting XI are now playing for the RSL AZ 06 DA. Last year's starting keeper was also a beast and now playing for 05 Barca DA.
  14. tjinaz

    tjinaz Active Member

    Anyone check the numbers on the ages that have 2 teams? Looks like nearly everyone in the pool made it. Would have been a good year to try out.

    05 boys - 40 for teams and alts - 46 total in pool - only 6 didn't get in
    07 girls - 39 for teams and alts - 45 total in pool - only 6 didn't get in
    05 girls- 42 for teams and alts - 52 total in pool - only 10 didn't get in.
  15. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

  16. You're not counting the walk ons that pulled strings to get in without participating in the August tryouts...
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  17. tjinaz

    tjinaz Active Member

    So you are saying there may be "other" factors involved in making an ODP team that don't seem to be available to just "any" player? Say it isn't so...
  18. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    After the first weekend of pool training, ODP coaches will contact players that never went to the August tryouts if the coaches feel they need strong players at particular positions for the ODP team. This has happened for years. The ODP coaches are trying to have a competitive team with players that can play at a high/fast level.
  19. Where can I confirm on ASA that part of the process?
  20. tjinaz

    tjinaz Active Member

    And because the coaches are most familiar with players from their own clubs...

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