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ODP POOL PLAYERS NOW NAMED

Thank you all for attending our 2015-2016 ODP team try outs.  The lists for the ODP "Pools" are now listed under the "2015-16 Pool" tab on the left.

Of course, players that were injured and trying out at the July event are NOT listed.

Currently the coaches have placed 2004/05 players that they feel have an opportunity to make the 2003 team in with the 2003 players.  

I am hoping to have a list of 2004 and possible 2005 players for a pool from the coaches in the near future, please be patient as they evaluate the list of those players.  I do NOT expect to have that list before this weekend (Memorial), but hope to have them before the end of May.

I hope to have a link for the "pool" players to begin paying their pool fess by the end of the month.  All pool fees MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE JULY TRY OUTS.

2015-16 ODP TRY OUTS ARE CLOSED

Here’s a few key things you need to know;

·         Price - $110

·         SOUTHERN try outs – Monday May 11th – Wednesday May 13th

Monday - Wednesday Location Kellog-Zaher: Monday & Wednesday Fields 4 - 7 and Tuesday Fields 8 - 11!
                                 5:30 - 7:00 pm '04, '03, '02s (Boys and Girls)
                                 7:15 - 9:00 pm '01, '00, '99s (Boys and Girls)

·         NORTHERN try outs – Thursday, May 14th – Saturday May 16th;

Thursday @ GOLDEN EAGLE '02, '03, '04s from 5:00-6:30 pm
                                             '99, '00, '01s from 6:45 - 8:30 pm

TIME CHANGE FOR OLDER AGE GROUPS!!  
PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES BELOW!!

LOCATION CHANGE TO DAMONTE RANCH TONIGHT!!

Friday @ DAMONTE RANCH '02s,'03s,'04s from 4:00-5:30 pm
                                               '99,'00, and '01s from 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Saturday @ GOLDEN EAGLE '02, '03 & '04s from 8:30 - 10:00 am
                                             '99, '00, '01s from 8:30 - 10:00am

·         After these 1st try outs a “pool” will be selected – the training/try outs in July are for the “pool” players and those that were injured and made arrangements in May to try out in July.

·         There will be “pool” fees – for the July training/try outs which include fall trainings, but the TEAM (and alternates) will be named after the July training/try out, “pool” fees are estimated on the ODP Costs page.

·         There will be a team player fee as well to pay for the December trainings and ODP tournament in January, fees are estimated on the ODP Costs page

 

Please NOTE there is a Southern and Northern link.

 

SOUTHERN TRY OUT LINK;    Player Registration Form

   https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=37364&Type=PLAYER

 

NORTHERN TRY OUT LINK:  Player Registration Form

   https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=37365&Type=PLAYER

 

JULY TRYOUTS will also be held in Las Vegas on July 15th - 17th, Wednesday - Friday. As a FINAL SELECTION CAMP.  These try outs will be for those identified and selected into the player pool PLUS those that were injured and/or unable to attend their previous appointed try outs in May, with prior approval AND REGISTRATION IN MAY.  

To be eligible to try out in July you must have registered in MAY and made arrangements for the tryout.  

After the July camp, our Nevada ODP team will be selected along with alternates.  These teams will be expected to attend the training camp which will be in Las Vegas, December 4th - 6th, Friday - Sunday.  

There will be monthly training for all players - "pool, team and alternates" through the fall, we are hoping monthly, starting in September.

 

Players that cannot attend their appointed dates/times for try outs in May due to an injury MUST register and pay for the try outs PRIOR to their try out date and send an e-mail to Stacy Ojers at slojers@sbcglobal.net notifying her of the injury or situation so that their name can be added to the list of players trying out at the July training in order to be considered for the team.  (One the SUBJECT LINE of your e-mail please state - REGISTERED FOR TRY OUTS UNABLE TO ATTEND) REGISTRATION LINK WILL BE CLOSED AFTER THE LAST DAY OF TRY OUTS IN MAY!

Every effort will be made to use the same college coaches will be at all of the try outs, a list of those should be posted to the State's web-site shortly.

 

2015 - 2016 ODP Coaches Named

Nevada ODP Girls Team Coaches

'99 - Nat Gonzalez - Head Coach UC Riverside
'00 - Derek Pittman - Head Coach University of Idaho
'01 - Kaleen Adami - Asst. Coach Regis University
'02 - Maite Zabala - Asst. Coach Boise State University
'03 - Mike Padilla - Asst. Coach Cal State Lutheran
GKs - Jojo Vitale - LV Area coach

Nevada ODP Boys Team Coaches

'99 - Ralph Perez - Head Coach Univ. of Redlands
'00 - Chris Volk - Head Coach - University of Calif. -  Irvine
'01 - Simon Tobin - Head Coach San Jose St. University
'02 - Rod Lafaurie - Head Coach - Occidental College
'03 - Gareth Tomlinson - Asst. Coach - Pt. Loma College
GKs - Chris Howe - GK Coach - University of Redlands

YOUNGER PLAYERS ALLOWED AT ODP TRY OUTS!

NEW TO ODP THIS YEAR -- Younger age groups allowed!

ODP has always been for U13 - U17 age groups - or, for next year's teams, players born in '99 - '03s.

HOWEVER, Region IV has notified us that they would like to see 2004's at the camp next summer 2016.

Therefore, this year any 2004s are welcome to try out - However, NO "team" will be named.  This will strictly be a player "pool" that will train with coaches through out the year and possibly "recommended" to attend the ODP Regional camp in the summer of 2016!

ADDITIONALLY - It IS possible that an '04 could be pulled onto the '03s "team" to attend and play in the ODP Championship Tournament in January.

Therefore they will also be evaluated for that possibility as well!

AND - this means that we will allow 2005's to try out to make the 2004 "pool" players list!

 

In my FAQs below I've noted it this way.....

How are the 2004 and 2005's evaluated if there is NO TEAM for them? All 2004s will be evaluated and placed into a ODP State "pool", however NO TEAM will be named or attending the ODP Championship Tournament in January.  

Additionally, a 2004 CAN make the 2003 team if the coaches want them to attend the tournament.  These evaluations are solely for the State coaches to have players to recommend to Regional camp the following year (2016) 

Any 2005's that attend, but will be evaluated along side the 04's players for a spot in the '04 pool.

Tournament 18 Teams Announced for the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships

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FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Tournament 18 teams for the 2015 ODP Region IV Championships, which recently took place Jan. 8-11 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. The four-day tournament featured teams of elite players in the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 age groups, from Region IV, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
 
The Tournament 18 teams were selected from US Youth Soccer Regional Coach evaluations. Throughout the event players attended training sessions and competed in matches in front of collegiate coaches for the opportunity to be selected to a higher level of play.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEVADA PLAYERS FOR THIS HONOR!!
1998 Girls Tournament 18 Team
Player

State

Taylor Kornieck NV

 

1999 Boys Tournament 18 Team

Player State
Harrison Skinner NV 

 

2001 Boys Tournament 18 Team

Player State
 
Azriel Gonzalez NV

 

2002 Boys Tournament 18 Team

Player State
Abel Mendoza NV
Daniel Leyva  NV

 

2002 Girls Tournament 18 Team

Player State
Olivia Garcia NV

 

2014 - 15 ODP Arizona Championship Tournament information

The ODP Championships will be played in Phoenix, Arizona on 1/8 - 1/11. (Thursday - Sunday)  Every player selected to the Nevada State team will need to be in Phoenix by the evening of 1/7/2015, Wednesday, or early Thursday morning because games will start on Thursday at 2pm...all teams will play at some time at 2pm or after on Thursday.

The fields once again will be at the "Reach 11 Sports Complex" in Phoenix, Arizona.

The address for the fields is;

2425 E. Deer Vally Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Directions to Reach 11 Sports Complex:
The Reach 11 Sports Complex is located in north Phoenix, about (1) one mile north of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway. Take the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) to Cave Creek Road. Drive north on Cave Creek Road to Deer Valley Road. Turn right (east) to the Reach 11 entrance.

Frequently Asked Questions about ODP program

What does ODP stand for?  ODP stands for Olympic Developemental Program.  For more details about the program and it's origin, please see the "About ODP" tab.

Does a player have to attend all try out times to be considered? NO, absolutely not!  A player can attend just one or all sessions depending on their schedule, but the price is the same.

What age can my player try out?  Each year there are ONLY 6 years that are evaluated during try outs.  We allow one year younger, but no more than that.  2015-16 the ages are '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, and '04s..

That means that, for the 2015-16 teams, we can not have players born in 2006 or younger attend these try outs.

How are the 2004 and 2005's evaluated if there is NO TEAM for them? All 2004s will be evaluated and placed into a ODP State "pool", however NO TEAM will be named or attending the ODP Championship Tournament in January.  

Additionally, a 2004 CAN make the 2003 team if the coaches want them to attend the tournament.  These evaluations are solely for the State coaches to have players to recommend to Regional camp the following year (2016) 

Any 2005's that attend, but will be evaluated along side the 04's players for a spot in the '04 pool.

If my player plays on a '99 team, but was born in '00 which try out do they attend?  You child will be evaluated on THEIR birth year, not what team they currently play for, so they should attend the 2000 try outs.

What if my player is injured and won't be released from the doctor to try out in May?  Injured players MUST register BEFORE try outs end --  even if they can not attend the dates of the scheduled try outs.  They will be allowed to try out at a later date.

What if my player plays forward or midfielder, but the ODP coaches have him/her playing defense?  Try outs for the ODP pool/teams are simply that, try outs for a "team".  The head coach of that team decides where best suited your player should play, based on the abilities of all of the team members at his/her disposal.  You should keep an open mind, and perhaps the ODP coach will inspire a new position in your player that propels them into the next level.  Because telling a coach, as a player, "I only play midfield" (or forward - or defense) when the coach already sees 5 midfielders better qualified that your player could keep them from being selected to the pool or team.

My player was in the Regional pool, do they have to try out again?  YES, in order to be considered for a team this year EVERYONE must try out each year.

What is "Regional pool" or Region IV?  The United States is divided up into 4 Regions with approximately 12-13 states in each.  Each State is given the opportunity to select up to 18 players per age group to represent their State in different events/tournaments that Regional Coaches may attend and identify players that could be selected for the "Regional Pool", or even Regional team.  Once part of the Regional team they could be evaluated for the National Pool and team.

A "pool" of players is more than the 18, which is the maximum allowed on a team for competitions; coaches use this to finalize their selections to a "team".  The Region IV web-site is www.regioniv.com

What is the Region IV camp?  The Region IV camp is a INVITE only camp where Region IV staff "invites" a player from a selected state to come together with other players from other states to a summer camp, where they are evaluated further for a possible place on the Region IV pool or team that then goes into further evaluation for the National pool/team.  And, yes, they do have a charge for that camp, that information can be found on the Region IV web-site.

What is the ODP Championships?  It is a tournament in which all of the Region IV ODP teams participate to see which state has the top team and players.   Additionally, Region IV ODP staff uses this tournament as their primary time to evaluate players for the Region IV camp/team.  In the past the tournament has been held in Arizona, but could be held in any of the Region IV states.

Will my player have to miss school to attend the tournament? Unfortunately, yes, the ODP Championships is a four day tournament beginning on Thursday, sometime near January 8th through the following Sunday. The first games for some of the teams starting at 2pm on Thursday, and all teams in the tournament will play sometime on Thursday, so it will be necessary to take Thursday and Friday off.

Can I play High School Soccer and participate in the ODP program without violating any NCAA rules?  Yes!  But you must contact me to obtain a form that you have to give to your principal of your high school who also sends it to your school district.  You CAN be turned down by either your principal or school district, but I haven't had that happen at this point.  Just send me an e-mail to slojers@sbcglobal.net and on the subject line put; ODP High School form needed.

If my player makes the Nevada State ODP pool/team, are there additional costs?  Yes, there are additional costs, last year it was $300.00 for the pool and $300 for the Arizona tournament costs. (This did NOT include any necessary travel for your player, and will not include those costs again this year.)

This year, those that are selected into the ODP "pool" will have additional training fees for the summer camp/final try out, fall trainings, as well as a training shirt.  We estimate those fees to be between $300 - $400 per player.

Then, or next, those that are selected to the team for the Arizona ODP Championship Tournament will have additional costs for tournament fees, uniforms, sweats, coaches travel and fees, which we estimate will be between $300 - $400 per player.

What is the ODP pool and team fees for?  The cost for ODP includes;  summer camps, fall training, coaches travel to all events, practice shirts, tournament entry fees, uniforms, and sweats.  The State of Nevada does NOT consider ODP as a money maker, or profit based event for the State.  The charges to participate are hard costs for each event for the coaches, their travel and tournament fees.

Pre-tournament/camp/fall training?   Where is it and is it mandatory? The additional college coach training and camps are NOT mandatory, however, this is where some of the coaches meet their team that they might be coaching during the ODP Championship tournament.  The summer camp will be in Las Vegas.  The fall trainings will be held both in the North and South by local coaches so no travel is needed.

If my player makes the pool/team and we can only afford to send him/her to the camp in Las Vegas or the camp in December and we don't attend who will take care of them? Players from the that make the State ODP pool that need a chaperone will be arranged on an as needed basis by letting me know @ slojers@sbcglobal.net.  We DO have chaperones that will be attending all events, and they can fly with that person and stay with that person, sharing the cost of the hotel rooms. This way the players can keep their costs as low as possible.

What if I am planning to travel with my player, do I have to stay in any specific hotel?  No, you can make your own hotel/travel arrangements to fit into your budget.