Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL)
Deputy Commissioner: Anthony Pagano

Email:  bryc_all_stars@live.com
Phone:  (703) 426-5505



My name is Anthony Pagano, and I serve as BRYC’s ODSL Travel Program Deputy Commissioner.  The ODSL Travel Program is a forum for BRYC’s high-performing players and teams to train and play at a more competitive level, while being generally less demanding and expensive than a full-fledged travel academy program.  We work closely with both the BRYC Elite Travel Academy and BRYC Recreational soccer programs.  Our program offers players who are interested in taking the step from recreational to travel soccer an opportunity to “look before you leap,” while providing additional training and development in a fulfilling but less intense travel atmosphere.

Our teams compete in the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL), a highly competitive travel soccer league consisting mainly of teams from the DMV.  BRYC currently fields 16 teams in ODSL, consisting of 9 boys and 7 girls teams.  A full listing of the teams, coaches and contact information is available under “Coach Contacts” on the ODSL page of the BRYC website: http://www.brycsoccer.org/ODSL/index_E.html.

We are looking for qualified coaches to field teams for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 season, including (but not limited to) the following age groups:

  • U9 Boys (Birth Year 2008) – New Team
  • U9 Girls (Birth Year 2008) – New Team
  • U10 Girls (Birth Year 2007) – New Team
  • U11 Girls (Birth Year 2006) – New Team
  • U17 Boys (Birth Year 2001 and 2000) – Existing Team

Obviously, without coaches we cannot field teams.  Without teams, talented players cannot play.  As an ODSL coach myself, I can tell you that this is an extremely rewarding experience for the players as well as a terrific opportunity to further your coaching acumen.  If you are interested, or even just curious, please contact me at ajpagano@live.com, or 703-839-2180.  Many thanks to each of you for your dedication to Northern Virginia’s finest youth soccer program, Braddock Road!

ODSL Fall 2016 Tryout Announcements

BRYC ELITE BLUE ’00-B “RAIDERS” (Boys 2000, 2001, 2002) holding tryouts for 2016/2017 season - The Raiders will be holding tryouts to fill several roster spots for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be held on:

  • Fridays in July (July 15, 22 and 29) @ Woodson High School Upper Turf Field from 7:30-9pm

The Raiders compete in ODSL Division 1, and most recently won Finalist honors in their last season.  The Raiders are coached by Tom Kramer, a former High School All American and collegiate player; Anthony Pagano, a U.S. Soccer National “D” Licensed coach; and Tim Poole, who also holds his U.S. Soccer coaching license.  If you are interested, please contact Coach Pagano at ajpagano@live.com, or 703-839-2180.



BRYC ELITE WHITE ’03-B “DYNAMO” (Boys 2003 and 2004) holding tryouts for 2016/2017 season - Dynamo will be holding tryouts to fill several roster spots for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be held on:

  • Fridays in July (July 15, 22 and 29) @ Woodson High School Upper Turf Field from 7:30-9pm

Dynamo competes in ODSL Division 1, and has won Champion or Finalist honors in 3 of its last 6 seasons, along with several tournament championships.  Dynamo is coached by Anthony Pagano, who holds a U.S. Soccer National “D” Coach’s License.  If you are interested, please contact Coach Pagano at ajpagano@live.com, or 703-839-2180.



BRYC 05 Elite White "Force" (Boys 2005) will be holding tryouts during regular practices to fill 1-2 roster spots for the 2016/2017 seasonal year. Tryouts will be held during:

  • Sunday pickup soccer sessions in July, and
  • Regular practice sessions in August as needed.

BRYC Force is an ODSL Division 1 team focused on player development and sportsmanship. Multi-sport athletes are welcome! Force is coached by Erin Silks, a former D1 college goalkeeper who holds a "D" coaching license and the NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeper diploma. For more information, please email Coach Erin at tierbee@verizon.net or call 703-901-6066.



BRYC U11G (Girls 2006) We will be holding tryouts for a new U11G ODSL team consisting of girls born in 2006. The team will look to challenge the girls while developing their skills in a FUN environment!

Tryouts will be:

  • Wednesday July 20th from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Wakefield Rec Center's turf field
  • Sunday July 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Woodson West field turf (next to the tennis courts).

The team will be coached by Camilla Hughart Roberts. Camilla has been a rec coach for BRYC for the past 6 seasons. She holds an "E" coaching license.

If you are interested or have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Camilla at ckroberts11@gmail.com or 301-500-5977.




US Youth Soccer Mandate for Birth Year Teams
What it Means to BRYC's ODSL Teams
From:  Anthony Pagano, BRYC ODSL Travel Program Deputy Commissioner

To:       BRYC ODSL Teams

Subj:   US Youth Soccer Mandate for Birth Year Teams - What it Means to BRYC's ODSL Teams

As you know, US Youth Soccer and the Virginia Youth Soccer Association have mandated changes to player age groupings, beginning in the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 seasonal year.  This means a departure from the familiar "school year" age groupings to birth year groupings.  Going forward, players will be grouped and classified by the year of their birth.  For example, a team composed of players born between August 1, 2003 and July 31, 2004 would currently be a U12 team.  Under the mandate, the players born in 2003 would be on one team (U14 in Fall 2016), and the players born in 2004 on another (U13 in Fall 2016).

This does not mean that BRYC's existing ODSL teams are required to reorganize or make drastic roster changes.  ODSL is waiving its policy on players playing up as teams organize and reorganize in order to comply with the changed US Youth Soccer mandate for birth year teams.  This means that current team rosters do not need to change for the upcoming Fall season.

Each of the older BRYC ODSL teams should make its own decision in implementing the mandate.  BRYC will support and assist teams as they make the transition.  We expect and encourage our coaches to make appropriate decisions, in consultation with the parents of their players, taking into account the best interests of the players. 

However, we believe that our youngest ODSL teams (current U9s and U10s) should consider re-forming to birth year teams for the Fall 2016 season to avoid being in the position of having large numbers of players playing up for the next several seasons.  BRYC believes the players soccer and social development will be improved by playing with players in the appropriate age group as provided for under US Youth Soccer guidance.

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Pagano, BRYC ODSL Travel Program Deputy Commissioner, at ajpagano@live.com or 703-839-2180.

Five Myths About the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL)
If you’re not familiar with the Old Dominion Soccer League, let us clear up a few myths:

                Myth 1. You already have to be a great soccer player to play in ODSL.

Fact: ODSL is a developmental league, a place where players can learn the game without the intense pressure of competing at increasingly higher levels.  Their motto is Play with Dignity, Respect Your Opponent.

Myth 2: Players have to commit to playing year-round.

Fact: ODSL has two seasons just like recreational soccer and encourages players to play other sports or explore other interests.

Myth 3: It’s very expensive.

Fact. ODSL is not much more expensive than rec soccer.  Teams pay a separate league registration fee and most play in a tournament or two, but since virtually all coaches are unpaid volunteers they also try to keep costs at a minimum. 

Myth 4: There is a lot of travel involved.

Fact: In our area virtually all games are in Northern Virginia, most in Fairfax County.  There is however the occasional away game in a Stafford or a Winchester.

Myth 5: ODSL teams are always practicing.

Fact: Most ODSL teams practice about the same number of hours a week as rec teams – usually twice a week for about 1 ½ hours.

BRYC Tops ODSL Fall 2015 Sportsmanship Awards
Three Division 1 Squads Earn Coveted Honor

Each season the teams in the ODSL vote for another team in their division which exhibits the best sportsmanship. The winning team is awarded the Randy Rawls Sportsmanship Award, named after one of the leagues original founders and its first President.  The award honors the winner’s sense of fair play, something for which Randy was renowned as he sought to bring soccer opportunities to the youth of Northern Virginia. The sportsmanship winners receive an amazing trophy for the team/coach and individual awards for the players. 

For the Fall 2015 season, three BRYC teams earned the prestigious honor, a number matched by only two other clubs particicipating in the ODSL and the only one where all three winning teams participated in the ODSL's Division 1, the highest level of competition.  Coach Erin Silks' U10B BRYC Force and Coach Yong Kim's U11B Strikers won the honor on the boys' side while the BRYC Lady Spurs won the honor among the U11 Girls.  For the fall season that team was coached by Rich Wyant, Tommy Rezendes, and Jim Godlove, stepping in after the untimely passing of the teams previous coach, Brian Godlove, who was named the team's "Coach in Honor". There is no doubt he looked down at them all season and is very proud of their accomplishment.

BRYC's ODSL Soccer Teams, Spring 2016

Since getting its feet wet with one squad in the Spring 2013 season, BRYC Recreational Soccer has fielded as many as fifteen teams in the seasons since, enjoying significant success as BRYC squads in both tiurnament and regular season action against other squads from around Northern Virginia, usually on Sunday afternoons. Congratulations and best wishes to the coaches and each of the new and returning teams.  Good luck in the fall season.
Click on the team names below the photos to go to the individual team pages on the ODSL web site for schedules, scores, and standings.


               BRYC Force                                     BRYC United      


  BRYC Strikers                                     BRYC Titans    

BRYC Lady Spurs                                            BRYC Sparks



 BRYC Elite Academy Dynamo                    BRYC Panthers                  BRYC Bees (U12B)


BRYC Gunners                                  BRYC Avengers


    BRYC Lightning 


  BRYC Elite Academy Blue Raiders