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Adequate communication is key to a successful camp. In order to keep everyone up-to-date we ask that all players and chaperones download the TeamApp to their phone. This free mobile app will feature ODP specific schedules, alerts, information on event/training locations, news, photos, social media, and more. In order to access the app’s content, follow the steps below:
1. Download Team App from the Apple or Google Play App store on to your smart device.
2. Sign up for Team App account. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.
3. Go to your email from Team App and CLICK the confirmation link.
4. On your phone inside Team App and search for “East Region ODP”.
5. Choose the age group(s) that best pertains to you and/or your child/children. If you don't have a smartphone, go to https://eastregionodp.teamapp.com to sign up and view this App online.
In order to streamline the check-in process, please ensure the following:
1. Teams are checked in as a group by the chaperone. Players and parents should not come to the check-in area. Set a designated meeting time and place for parents and players to convene.
2. At check-in, chaperones will be required to present current rosters, player profiles, and player medical history and releases. Please ensure that you obtain these documents from your state association prior to camp.
3. Chaperones will collect player pinnies, meal cards, lanyards, and dorm keys at check-in. Pinnies are assigned to a player and cannot be changed.
4. Rooms are assigned by Rider University. Please keep these assignments as the players whose names appears on their list will be responsible for any damage to those rooms.
Checkout will take place on the last day of camp after the morning training session. Players will have time to return to their rooms, clean up, and shower prior to departure. In order to facilitate checkout, please ensure the following:
1. Perform room checks to ensure that the dormitory is left in the same manner in which it was found.
2. Please notify the Regional Staff of any damaged or dirty rooms. Damaged and dirty rooms will be charged to the players in those rooms.
3. Chaperones should collect all keys and meal cards. Players may keep their lanyards.
4. Please ensure that all trash has been disposed.
5. The location of checkout will be announced prior to the last day at Rider.
When Problems Arise
Difficulties sometimes develop, even in the most carefully managed events. Should something go wrong, you are encouraged to report it to the Regional Staff as soon as possible. During training, the Regional Staff – Administrators and Coaches – will be present on the fields and should be informed. In the event that an incident occurs when or where the Regional Staff are not immediately present, please contact the appropriate Administrator:
Katia Sarokon (ODP Administrator) – (716) 860-4160
Megan Altig (ODP Liaison – Girls) – (570) 490-1467
In the event of an on-field emergency, the Certified Athletic Trainer assigned to the field will be called from the medical tent to make an initial assessment. If Certified Athletic Trainer determines that the situation is mild or non-life threatening, the injured athlete will be transported to the medical tent for further evaluation. If the Certified Athletic Trainer determines that the injured athlete needs further medical attention, he or she may decide on one of two courses of action. The trainer may either request that the chaperone take the player to the hospital or the trainer may call for an ambulance. This decision is at the discretion of the trainer.
Should a player need to leave campus due to a medical emergency, a chaperone or state coach is required to accompany the player. Athletic Trainers cannot provide transportation to the hospital as they must remain on the fields in case of additional emergencies. The state coach or chaperone must bring the player’s Medical Release and insurance information with them to the hospital. The state coach or chaperone should also make contact with the player’s parents to inform them of the situation. If a chaperone or state coach accompanies the player to the hospital in an ambulance, he/she should coordinate with their other state chaperones/coaches to arrange pick up from the hospital following treatment. In the event that the chaperone or state coach accompanying the player is the only state representative at camp, please contact the Regional Staff so we can assist with watching the players remaining on campus.
Upon return, the injured athlete must check in with the Certified Athletic Trainer who evaluated him/her. The injured athlete will not be permitted to play without a physician's note stating medical clearance. If an injury happens in the dorms, please request the clerk at the desk in the lobby to contact the campus police and then contact the trainer and the Regional Administrator. Lastly, if you have a sick/injured player, she/he may not remain alone in the dorms. A chaperone must remain in the building with an injured or ill player. If the player is able, he/she may come to the field and rest/watch. Contact an administrator in the event of any such injury/sickness.
Evaluations and Selection Process
At the end of the Identification camps, we will have selected the regional pools for age groups 17, 16, 15, 14 and 13 and under. These selections are based on player performance and evaluations from the training sessions and matches. Each day the Regional Coaches will select a group of players to participate in pool training or a pool game. This list will be posted by 10pm each night on the TeamApp. Please check this list each day and notify your players if they have made the pool. This will give them enough time to prepare for the pool training/pool game and have breakfast.
Allergies and Medications
We are aware that many players have food allergies and we will work with the universities to give the players choices. Your State Association will provide a list of players, what their allergy is and their birth year to Katia 10 days prior to camp so we are aware of who has an allergy, and what it is.
If a player carries an Epi pen, they must carry it with them at all times in their bag. If they need assistance administering the shot, the athletic trainers can do so. We will have athletic trainers available and will provide the chaperones with their contact information for each camp and gender.
Medications will not be administered by the athletic trainers, this will be the responsibility of the chaperones.
Rooms, Keys and Pinnies
Players and chaperones will be housed 2 or 3 per room. Each person will receive a key or combination from the chaperone. There is a “lost key fine” for both campuses. The state will be billed for any lost keys or damage done to any university property.
Rider University Fee: $50 per lost key
The dormitory curfew is 10:00 pm and lights out is 11:00 PM. Doors to the dorms will be automatically locked at 11 pm.
For security purposes and the well being of our athletes, players and chaperones are the only ones permitted in the dorms. Coaches, parents and visitors may not enter the dorm at any time, this includes the lobby area.
Players will be given a numbered pinnie to use during the camp. All pinnies MUST be returned on the last day of camp. Chaperones will collect the pinnies and turn them in to the Region at the end of camp. Any missing pinnies will be billed to the state with a list of who they were assigned to.
Players should bring Nike or no name brand short, socks and t-shirt (no tank tops) without club/State or College logos. Any brand cleats or goalkeeper gloves are acceptable. Any color is acceptable. Players must wear shin guards during all trainings and games.