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 Fall 2017/Spring 2018

BRYC Girls Travel Team Tryout Notices:

 

A New Girls ODSL Travel Team (Girls 2009/Rising U9G) is forming for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season. The team will be coached by Patti Daniel and Matt Gilbert. For more information, or to get on the tryout list, email 4danielfamily@gmail.com or mgilbert@vt.edu.

 

A New Girls ODSL Travel Team (Girls 2009/Rising U9G) is forming for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season. Open tryouts for this team will be on:

  • Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-7:25p at Wakefield, and
  • Thursday June 8, 6:30p-7:30p at a to be determined location.

If you cannot make either of the try-outs, please note that on the form posted.

If you are interested in having your daughter try-out or be considered for the team, please fill out the following form, https://goo.gl/forms/Pm3vAQLioocH8H503 and i'll contact those interested seperately. 

The team will be coached by Tim Eagle. For more information, or to get on the tryout list, email timeagle@gmail.com or call 703-304-1360.

 

The BRYC Lightning ODSL Girls Soccer Team (Girls 2008/Rising U10G) (or at least 8 years old by August) will be having tryouts over the next few weeks for the upcoming Fall season. 

  • Initially, we will be opening our regular team practices (Tues and Thurs) for the tryouts.

Please contact Coach Andy at AndyLowden@hotmail.com or 703-887-0475 if you are interested in trying out or learning more about our team.

 

A New Girls ODSL Travel Team (Girls 2008/Rising U10G) is forming for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season. The team will be coached by Marcelo Morales. Coach Marcelo holds a National D license provisional. For more information, or to get on the tryout list, please email machymorales88@gmail.com or call 571-232-8287.

 

A New Girls ODSL Travel Team (Girls 2007/Rising U11G) is looking for players for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season.  We will be holding tryouts on:

  • Tuesday, June 6th at 6:00-7:30 p.m. on the turf field at Wakefield Park.
  • Interested players may also attend our current rec team practice on Wednesday, May 24 or May 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen E.S.

Please let us know in advance if you will attend. Do not leave your child until we have a completed BRYC medical release form, including cell phone numbers! Please ensure your child checks in with a coach when she arrives. We recommend that your daughter bring a friend, to help her feel more comfortable and therefore leads to better confidence during the tryout.

Team Coaching Staff: Dino Constantino (dinoconstantino@gmail.com) Kati Barber (barber@ncura.edu), Brian Dastur and Maria Dastur. Questions? Contact Maria Dastur - mariacdastur@gmail.com 703-615-9448

 

BRYC Elite Black 07 NCSL (Rising U11G)  BRYC Elite is holding tryouts for new players interested in playing NCSL legaue for Fall 2017/Spring 2018. Please contact Coach Rich Wyant; rwyant@gmail.com to arrange a tryout.

 

A New BRYC Girls ODSL Travel Team (Girls 2006/Rising U12G) is looking for committed players for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season.  

This is a brand new team looking for players 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.

Open try-outs will be held on:

  • Tuesday 5/30 @ Pine Ridge Park, field #6 from 4:30-5:30
  • Tuesday 6/6 @ Pine Ridge Park, field #6 from 4:30-5:30

The team will be coached by Mark Davis, a VYSA state licensed coach and BRYC board member for many years. Please contact Mark to make arrangements before attending or if you have any questions about the team. His contact information follows:

Cell: 571-218-9510
E-mail: mdavis@gmail.com

 

A New BRYC Girls ODSL Travel Team (Girls 2005-2006/Rising U13G) is looking for a few additional players to compete in the Fall 2017/Spring 2017 season. Tryouts will be held at practice on:

  • Thursday (5/25) - Wakefield Park 5:00-6:30pm
  • Thursday (6/1) - Pine Ridge Park #6 from 5:00-6:00pm 

The team will work together to grow as individuals and as a team in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Sportsmanship and respect will always be a prime focus as we hone our skills and our understanding of the beautiful game.

The Head Coach for the team will be Joan Smith (VYSA state D licensed, cell: 703-475-6003, email: 1candlechick@comcast.net) assisted by James Sullivan (VYSA national D licensed, cell: 703-475-6004, email: sullija75@comcast.net). Please contact either for more information.

 

BRYC Elite Black 05 NCSL (Rising U13G)  BRYC Elite is holding tryouts for new players interested in playing NCSL legaue for Fall 2017/Spring 2018. Please contact Coach Rich Wyant; rwyant@gmail.com, or Coach Tommy Rezentes tomsuzrez@Hotmail.com, to arrange a tryout.

 

BRYC Fusion Elite Academy Silver NCSL (2005-2006 Silver/Rising U13G) travel team, is looking for players for the Fall 2017/ Spring 2018 season.

The team is seeking players with a positive attitude who want to further develop their skills within a competitive environment.

The Fusion are coached by Chris Wade, a National D Licensed coach. The team focuses on developoing fundamental technical skills as well as decision making abilities. We focu on each child as an individual and build from their strengths.

Tryouts will be held on the following days:

  • Tuesday May 16th; Robinson High School Bermuda Grass 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Friday May 19th; Woodson High School Turf 5:45pm-7pm
  • Tuesday May 23rd Robinson High School Bermuda Grass; 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Friday June 2nd; Woodson High School Turf 5:45pm-7pm

Interested players can contact either Chris Wade (cjwade@gmail.com) 571.238.3468 or Barb Barata (baratafam@gmail.com) to discuss interest.

 

BRYC Elite Academy '02\03 Black NCSL (Rising U16G) BRYC Elite Academy '02 Black participates in NCSL. Our team has been together for the last 5 years and we are looking for few talented/committed players to add to our team. Open tryouts will be held on the following dates:
  • Tuesday May 30th; Pine Ridge Park Field #6 8:00-9:00pm
  • Thursday June 1st; Pine Ridge Park Field #6 7:00-9:00pm
Please email or call to register for the details; Coach Tim Poole, 703-887-3971timpoole67@yahoo.comand/or Naomi Cruz via email, naomi.a.cruz@gmail.com.  

 

BRYC Elite Academy Black (2001-2002/Rising U16G) is looking for players who are committed to the game, want to have fun, better their technical skills and develop tactical awareness.  The team will hold tryouts during:

  • Tuesday and Thursday practices beginning on May 16 and 18
  • Continuing EVERY Tuesday and Thursday through June 8. 
  • Our practices are at Pine Ridge #6 (Turf Field at the back of the parking lot), from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Prospective Players will participate in the team's normal practice. Our goal is to prepare players to try-out for and make their high school soccer team.  We are made up of mostly Freshman in high school, but because of the new US Soccer age groupings, we are looking for players born in 2001 and 2002. 

Please contact Coach John Decker, the.decks@verizon.net, 703-517-5192, to inform him of attendance and please feel free to call with any questions.  Pine Ridge is located 3401 Woodburn Road in Annandale, just outside of the Beltway (I-495) by INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

 

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BRYC Boys Travel Team Tryout Notices:

 

A New BRYC ODSL Boys Team (2009/Rising U9B) Has your son expressed interest in travel soccer?  Then please join us! We are currently forming a new ODSL team for the Fall 2017 season for U9 boys (born in 2009). This team will focus on facilitating a fun, 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. ODSL is a great introduction to local travel soccer while having fun and developing as a player. Open tryouts for interested players will be held:
  • Wednesday May 31st, 6:30-8:00pm at Olde Creek Elementary School
  • Sunday June 4th, 1:00-2:30pm at Robinson Secondary School Upper Turf SS #2 field (closest to the stored goals and woods line)
This team will be coached by Rich Heironimus (E-License), who has been involved with BRYC soccer for a number of seasons. Please contact Coach Rich at rheironimus@gmail.com for more information or if you are planning on attending tryouts.
 
BRYC Fireballs Boys ODSL Travel Team (2007/Rising U11B) is 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:
  • Wed May 24, 6:30-7:45 Wakefield turf

  • Thurs May 25, 5:30-6:45 Pine Ridge #4 turf (this is the old turf field on your left when you first drive in)

  • Wed May 31, 6:30-7:45 Wakefield turf

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.

 

A New Boys ODSL Travel Team (2006/Rising U12B) is forming to compete in the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL) this fall and will be holding tryouts this week. Rising U12 Boys players who are interested are encouraged to attend at least one of the try-outs. The tryouts will be held on:
 
  • Wednesday May 17, 6:30-7:30pm Olde Creek Elementary School
  • Friday May 19, 6:30-7:30pm Lake Baddock Park (Lower Field)
 
Please contact Mike Essig if you have any questions at essigmw@gmail.com.

 

BRYC 05 Elite Force (2005/Rising U13) Boys Travel Team, is holding tryouts for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season. Attendance at all sessions is recommended but not mandatory.

Tryouts will be held at our regular practice sessions on:

  • Tuesday, May 23 at Woodson upper turf from 7-8pm

Players are welcome to attend practices prior to tryouts and additional sessions may be added. BRYC Force is coached by Erin Silks, a D licensed coach and former Division I college goalkeeper. Our team is focused on player development in a positive, competitive environment that encourages effort and sportsmanship. Multi-sport athletes are welcome! For more information or if you are planning to attend tryouts, please email Coach Erin at tierbee@verizon.net.

 

BRYC United (2005/Rising U13 Boys), is holding tryouts  for the fall 2017-spring 2018 season. The team is looking for a few additional players who want to develop their individual and team skills while challenging themselves with travel soccer. Tryout will be:
  • May 20 from 4 to 6 pm on the Robinson High School Bermuda grass field.  If it is raining, we use the Robinson HS Upper Turf Small Side #1 field from 6-8pm.
 
Licensed coaches Mike White and Alex Peacher have been part of BRYC for many years.  We look forward to meeting your son.  Please contact Mike White (mcwhite11@verizon.net) with questions. 
 
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.