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

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

Tryout Announcements
BRYC travel team tryouts for Spring 2018

BRYC Girls Travel Team Fall 2018 Tryout Notices:

BRYC Lightning Bolts 2009 (Rising U10 Girls, current U9) 

The BRYC Lightning Bolts will hold tryouts for fall 2018 on Wednesday, May 23 and 30, and Friday, June 1 during our regularly scheduled practices. Our team currently plays in ODSL U09 Division. This fall will be our third season as a travel team. Coach Tim Eagle leads the team with the help of Assistant Coach Jeff Sproehlne, and Team Manager Cristina McCabe. The team is seeking 2-3 players.

The fall roster assignments will be made by June 5th. Please contact Coach Tim at 703-304-1360 or timeagle@gmail.com.

  • Wednesdays, May 23rd and 30th  – 6:30 -7:30 p.m. – Kings Glen Elementary School
  • Friday, June 1st  – 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Woodson Auxiliary Field 

 

BRYC Griffins 2007 (U12 Girls) 

The BRYC Griffins will hold tryouts for fall 2018 during our regularly scheduled practices. Our team currently plays in ODSL U11 Division G1. This fall will be our third season as a travel team. Coaches Dino Constantino and Brian Dastur lead the team with the help of Assistant Coaches Katie Barber and Maria Dastur. The team is seeking 2-3 players, including a Goalie.

The fall roster assignments will be made by June 5th. Please contact Coach Maria at mariacdastur@gmail.com or 703-615-9448 before you come to the field so we know to expect your daughter.

 

BRYC Fireballs - Division 1 ODSL (U13 Girls) 

Current Back to Back (Spring and Fall 2017) Champions in the top division of ODSL, the Fireballs, are looking to add a few experienced players to their ranks for the upcoming Fall season. Open tryouts are being held during our regular spring practices. 

The team is coached by VYSA D-licensed and Level 1 Futsal coach, Adolfo Perez. Having played internationally, Coach Adolfo brings a South American approach with his soccer development and coaching style. A solid philosophy focused around building strong confident athletes and encouraging creativity, has made the Fireballs a very successful team. 
   
This opportunity is perfect for any player trying to sharpen their skills and compete at the highest level. Please email or call/text Coach Adolfo, adolfoperez9@icloud.com, 703-975-3864, if you plan to attend or if you have any questions. 

 

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BRYC Boys Travel Team Tryout Notices:

BRYC Dragons (Rising U10 Boys)

The Dragons are holding open tryouts for the fall 2018 season for interested players who want to join a fun and competitive team and are looking to improve their individual skills and team play. This team will focus on facilitating an instructive and competitive environment for the players to develop individual technical skills, good teamwork and decision making abilities with a long term player development view. For more details, please contact Coach Rich Heironimus (E-License) atrheironimus@gmail.com.  

Open tryouts for will be held at our regular Monday and Friday practices:

  • Friday May 25, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge Park #6 
  • Friday June 1, 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge Park #6 
  • Monday June 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Wakefield turf

 

BRYC TigerSharks 2008 (U11 Boys)

The Tiger Sharks will hold tryouts at our regularly scheduled practices. We have been a Division 1 ODSL team for 2 years and are looking for 2-3 players, to include a Goalkeeper (playing goal for one half).

The team practice twice per week (usually Wed. and Fri.), participate in the Fall and Spring ODSL seasons, and play in 2 tournaments per year.

Tryout details:  

  • Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Little Run Elementary School
  • Friday, May 25, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Woodson HS Aux Field (West)
  • Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Little Run Elementary School

If interested, please contact Coach Jasen Blacksburg, jblacksburg@yahoo.com to work details, let us know you are coming and to answer any questions.

 

Thunder 2008 (U11 Boys)

The Thunder will hold tryouts at our regularly scheduled practices. We are currently completing our second season as a Division 1 ODSL team and are looking to add 3-4 players for the upcoming fall season as we are transitioning for 7v7 to 9v9 next season.  The team practices twice a week and play in 2-3 tournaments a year.

Tryout details: 

  • Wednesday, May 30, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Pineridge Park field 4a (3401 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, VA 22003-fields nearest to the road)
  • Friday June 1, 6:20-7:40p.m., Pineridge Park field 6a (3401 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, VA 22003-fields farthest from the road)
  • Wednesday, June 6, 5:00-6:30p.m., Pineridge Park field 4a (3401 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, VA 22003-fields nearest to the road)

If you are interested, please contact Coach Alex Peacher at peach966@hotmail.com to let us know you are coming and to answer any questions.

 

BRYC Fireballs 2007 (Rising U12 Boys) The Fireballs are looking for committed and talented players with a positive attitude and a desire to play competitive soccer.  This team will focus on player development through numerous touches on the ball, passing, and teamwork.  We will be playing in the ODSL league and are looking to provide boys exposure to travel soccer while keeping in mind that youth soccer should be a fun and enjoyable experience for the players.  This team will practice twice per week, participate in the Fall and Spring ODSL seasons, and play in 2-3 tournaments per year.  If you want to improve your game in a fun and challenging environment then this is the team for you.  We will be holding open tryouts during the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:30-7:00 Wakefield turf
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:20-7:40 Pine Ridge #6A turf (this is the new turf field in the back right corner of the parking lot)
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:00-7:00 Woodson turf (we’ll be in the back left hand corner)

Players are encouraged to attend as many of these tryout sessions as possible.  This team will be coached by Greg Summer, who holds an E-License for coaching soccer and has over 35 years of soccer experience, he can be contacted at summergs@hotmail.com if you have any questions or need additional information.  We look forward to seeing you on the pitch.

 
BRYC Bulldogs (Rising U13B) The Bulldogs are holding tryouts for the Fall 2018 season. Interested players are encouraged to attend at least one of the sessions, and come ready to play (ball, shinguards, water). Players interested in goalkeeping should inform the coaching staff upon their arrival and bring their gloves.
  •  Thursday, May 24 and 31 from 6-8pm at Pine Ridge Park #5.
The Bulldogs are a relatively new team, formed in the summer of 2017, and with a cumulative record of 13 wins, 3 ties, 1 loss. The coaching staff of Mike Essig, Dan Lemieux and Keow Essig all hold Class-E coaching licenses and we place emphasis on player development and teaching the "WHY" behind the "WHAT" to improve individual skills, soccer awareness, and on-field leadership in each player.
 
Please Contact Coach Mike Essig (essigmw@gmail.com) with any questions.
 
 
BRYC NCSL (Rising U14B) A 2005 (rising U14) NCSL boys' travel team is currently holding tryouts for the Fall 2018/Spring 2018 season. Interested players may try out during our regular practice sessions on Tuesdays from 7-8 pm at Woodson West or Thursdays from 7:40-8:45 at Pine Ridge Park.
 
The team is coached by Coach Erin Silks, a D licensed coach and former Division I college goalkeeper. Multi-sport athletes are welcome! For more information or to attend a practice session, please email Coach Erin at tierbee@verizon.net  
 

 

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BRYC Elite Tryouts:   

BRYC Elite Academy 2007 Black (Rising U12) BRYC Elite Academy 07 Black participates in NCSL and we are seeking player(s) who want to develop, compete and have fun.  We have licensed coaches and a professional trainer to assist the girls with their development. 
  • Tryout at practices:  May 29 at 5:10 p.m.
For more details, please email or call Coach Rich Wyant at 703-220-5102, wyantry@fmail.com or Shannon Rumpf at 202-870-3755, shannonrumpf@gmail.com

 

BRYC Elite Academy 2006 Silver (U13 Girls) 

We are looking for committed players for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season who are interested in developing their skills and playing as a cohesive team in a competitive and positive environment.  The team will also participate in at least one tournament per season and potentially more if there is interest.

Prospective players will be asked to participate in our normal practices on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact Mark to make arrangements before attending or if you have any questions about the team.

The team will be coached by Mark Davis and Kerry Sterns, VYSA state licensed coaches and active member of the BRYC executive committee.

Please contact Coach Davis at 571-218-9510, mdavis@gmail.com for more information.

 

BRYC Elite Academy 2005 Black (Rising U14) BRYC Elite Academy 05 Black participates in NCSL Division 2 and we are seeking player(s) who want to Develop, Compete and have Fun.  We have licensed coaches and a professional trainer to assist the girls with their development. 

  • Tryout at practices:  May 29 at 6:20 p.m.

For more details, please email or call for details Coach Rich Wyant at 703-220-5102, wyantry@fmail.com or Tommy Rezentes at 202-538-4938, tomsuzrez@hotmail.com.

 

BRYC Elite Academy 2001 Black (U17G) (We also have 2002 and 2003's) is looking for players, and specifically a goalkeeper, for the Fall 2018 season who are committed to the game, want to have fun, want to better their technical skills and develop tactical awareness.  The team will hold tryouts during its practices, beginning on May 16 and continuing on Mondays and Wednesdays during practices.  Our weekday practices are as follows:

  • Mondays: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria
  • Wednesdays: 7:40 p.m. - 9 p.m., at Pine Ridge #4, 3401 Woodburn Road in Annandale, just outside of the Beltway (I-495) by INOVA Fairfax Hospital. 

Prospective Players will participate in the team's normal practice. We are made up of mostly Sophomores in high school, but because of the new US Soccer age groupings, we are looking for players born in 2001, 2002 and 2003.  Please contact Coach John Decker, the.decks@verizon.net, 703-517-5192 (text or call), to inform him of attendance and please feel free to call with any questions.

 

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.