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


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.
1998 Girls Tournament 18 Team


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


NEW ODP Update!!!

All Players that were selected to the tournament team are now up to date on the link 2014-15 ODP Teams.  I am systematically going through and re-checking each and every team as well as updating it to show; team players, alternates and pool players -- when you SEE those listed in that way you'll know that all names listed have been verified as correct from the coach's selections.


Please either pay via check made out to Nevada Youth Soccer; either your first installment of $150 or in full, $300.  However, IF you pay by check, you will STILL need to register on the pay link #1 below so that we have an updated uniform size on your player!

Or you can pay via credit card with the links below; unfortunately I had to do two separate links for $150 each to cover the installment plan.  PLEASE MAKE SURE IF YOU WANT TO PAY IT ALL AT ONCE YOU USE BOTH LINKS AND NOT JUST #1 OR  JUST #2.

There is a little bit of difference between the two links – THANKS!

Link #1

    Universal Registration Form


   Player Registration Form



Link #2

  Universal Registration Form


   Player Registration Form



Players who are selected will be expected to make payments or down payments either upon announcement or on Monday, by 3pm, either on-line, at the state office or at Stacy's office in the North.

Just a reminder, ALL players that have been at part of the ODP process this year are eligible to be selected to the tournament team.  Players were not obligated attend any or all of the ODP training sessions but were required to register and try out. 





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.


Players should plan on attending ALL sessions!

NO SESSIONS ARE MANDATORY -- However, this will be how the coaches get to know you, your playing style, and how you can work together with the other players or where you might fit in to the "team".

Only the payment is mandatory because we budgeted the camps and fall trainings from the number of "pool" players.

Wednesday, July 16th @ Kellogg's Zaher (field #s 8 - 11)

1st Session 8:30 - 10:00am
2nd Session 5:00 - 6:20pm

Thursday, July 17th

1st Session - 8:30 - 10:00am
2nd Session - 5:00 - 6:20pm

Friday, July 18th

Final Session - 8:30 - 10:00am


Wednesday, July 16th @ Kellogg's Zaher (field #s 8 - 11)

1st Session 10:15 - 11:45am
 2nd Session 6:30 - 8:00pm

Thursday, July 17th

1st Session 10:15 - 11:45am
 2nd Session 6:30 - 8:00pm

Friday, July 18th

1st Session 10:15 - 11:45am

Coaching staff for July 2014 Nev. ODP Las Vegas pool training will be:

Nev. Girls ODP Teams

Nev. Boys ODP Teams

‘98s – Nat Gonzalez – UCR

‘98s – Will Roraff – UR

‘99s – Andre Luciano – NAU

‘99s – Ralph Perez – UR

‘00s – Scott Champ – ASU

‘00s – Allofs Lima – Occ. C.

‘01s – Mark Forbes  –  Regis U.

‘01s – Tim Cupello – UCR

‘02s – Tessa Troglia – ELAC

‘02s – Rod Lafaurie – Occ. C.

GK – Kylie Wassell

GK – Louis Hunt –Cal Poly      



ODP Coaches announced for 2015 Nevada State ODP teams!

The following is a listing of our Nevada State ODP coaches that will be running; the try outs next month*, the camp this summer and winter, the final team selections for the Arizona Tournament, as well as coaching those teams in the tournament next January, 2015.


'99s Ralph Perez - Head Coach Univ. of Redlands
'00s Chris Volk - Head Coach UC Irvine
'01s Tim Capello - Head Coach UC Riverside
'02s Rod Lafaurie - Head Coach Occidental College


'98s Nat Gonzalez - Head Coach UC Riverside
'99s Andre Luciano - Head Coach Northern Arizona Univ.
'00s Scott Champ - Asst. Coach Arizona State Univ.
'01s Kaleen Adami - Asst. Coach Regis Univ.
'02s Tessa Troglia - Head Coach East LA College
GKs Chris Howe - Head Coach Univ. of Redlands

Sign up today!!  Registration links are listed below along with all of the try out information.

*Try outs in the North will have fewer coaches attending since the number of participants are usually 1/3 those of in the South.  Therefore not all coaches listed will attend the Northern try outs. HOWEVER, the coaches that run the try outs for the North WILL be from the list above.


We are rolling out a NEW ODP program for the 2015 ODP teams.

We hope to keep this schedule moving forward in the years to come for our top soccer players.


  1. This year try outs will be $90 per player, whether you attend one session, two or all three.
  2. Those that are selected into the ODP "pool" will have additional training fees for the summer camp, and December try out/selection of teams, as well as a training shirt.  We estimate those fees to be approximately $300 per player.
  3. Finally, those that make 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 approximately $300 per player.

ODP "pools" will be selected in the North and South with a combined camp in the summer, North and South trainings in the fall, seperately and final combined try outs in December to select the top 18 players for the ODP Championship Tournament in Arizona again this year.

The same college coaches will be at the camp and ALL try outs.  Local coaches approved by Dean Wurzberger will handle training sessions in the fall months.  The dates noted below are firm with schedule already arranged with all college coaches.


July 16th - July 18th, 2014

NORTH AND SOUTH trainings from Sept - Nov.

Will be set up some time over the summer after coaches have been approved and their schedules with this program worked out.  Players in the Nevada State ODP pool will be trained over the fall months by local coaches that have requested to participate in the ODP program, and have been approved by Dean Wurzberger Nevada's ODP Technical Director.


Dec 12th - Dec. 14th, 2014, Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.


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 5 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, and 03s.

That means that, for the 2015-16 teams, we can not have players born in 2005 or younger attend these try outs.

How are the 2004's evaluated if there is no team for them? 2004's that attend, but will be evaluated along side the 03's players for a spot on the '03 team.

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 - $350 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 - $350 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 the North and the winter camp will be in the South.  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 over the summer in the North or the camp in December in the South 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.