I'm thinking some ECNL clubs don't want their kids playing ODP. Plus many clubs don't promote their players very well.I think you still have a lot of ECNL players, at least on the girls side, participating in ODP. This year’s 2008 ODP team had 8 of the 18 girls from the same ECNL team…Eagles (currently in second place). The 2009 team had 6 of the 18 from the Blues ECNL team.
My only question would be: Why so many from the same club? As there are undoubtedly plenty of girls, even ones not playing at that level, who are capable of making an ODP roster. Is truly going out and evaluating talent, too daunting of a task? Or could it be that some clubs do a poor job of reaching out and suggesting that they have girls that should be added to the player pool?
It might be time to have an open cattle call a month before they cut down to 40-50 players and allow players to tryout without being scouted. I know many states use this process. Choose 20 players from that group and combine them with scouted players.