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2014-2015 EPD Selection Process


Recommended Player Evaluation Sessions (50 maximum state-wide invited per age group)
 

The Head Coach from each age group will spend 2-3 months evaluating players and assigning evaluators for the age group. The Head Coach will also work with the EPD Lead Evaluator, coaches from all clubs as well as ODP Regional, and National Staff to watch and identify an initial pool of 50 players from across the state invited in for consideration to selection of the final Pool.

  • Birth Years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002: Recommended players will be notified by the Washington Youth Soccer administrative staff by August 1, 2014 and sent a link for registration to be completed by August 8 by 5:00 pm. Recommended players are encouraged to attend 2 sessions at minimum and 3 sessions at a maximum from the sessions offered across the state.
     
  • Birth Years 2003, 2004: Recommended players will be notified by the Washington Youth Soccer administrative staff by December 1, 2014 and sent a link for registration to be completed by January 8, 2015.
     

 

Open Tryouts (registration will cap at 80 players per location)
 

Prior to each Recommended Players session, there will be an open tryout available to any players of the respective age group. Players have the opportunity to be selected from the open tryout into the final selected pool of players per age group. The open tryout ensures that the staff’s identification process is as far reaching as possible. Players attending the open tryouts are encouraged to attend 2 sessions at minimum and 3 sessions at maximum from the sessions offered across the state.

  • Birth Years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002: Registration for open tryouts will be open August 2, 2014 and will close on August 8 at 5:00 pm.
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  • Birth Years 2003, 2004: Registration for open tryouts will be open December 3, 2014 and will close on January 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
    • Register (coming soon)
       


Final Pool Selection
 

  • Birth Years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002: 28 field players and 4 goalkeepers will be selected and posted on Monday, September 8, 2014 by 5:00 pm.
     
  • Birth Years 2003, 2004: 32 field players and 4 goalkeepers will be selected and posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 by 5:00 pm.
     


Region IV ODP Championships | January in Phoenix, Arizona Travel Roster
 

  • Birth Years 1998, 1999: The coaching staff will select a final travel roster of 16 field players and 2 goalkeepers to travel to the Region IV ODP Championships by Friday, November 14, 2014. All players in the pool will be contacted by the Washington Youth Soccer administrative staff with notification of whether the player has made the travel roster.

 

  • Birth Years 2000, 2001, 2002: The coaching staff will select a final travel roster of 16 field players and 2 goalkeepers to travel to the Region IV ODP Championships by Friday, November 21, 2014. All players in the pool will be contacted via email by the Washington Youth Soccer administrative staff with notification of whether the player has made the travel roster.

 

NIKE Friendship Cup | May in Portland, Oregon Travel Roster
 

  • Birth Years 2000, 2001, 2002: The coaching staff will select a final travel roster by April 5, 2015 of 16 field players and 2 goalkeepers to travel to the Nike Friendship Cup. All players in the pool will be contacted via email by the Washington Youth Soccer administrative staff with notification of whether the player has made the travel roster. All final pool players are eligible to be selected for the Nike Friendship Cup.



For any questions regarding the Elite Player Development Program, please contact Kim Calkins: Kimberlyc@washingtonyouthsoccer.org.

 

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