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REMINDER ABOUT WINTER CAMP!

ODP TEAM TRY OUTS FOR ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - WINTER CAMP - Las Vegas, NV

Dec 12th - Dec. 14th, 2014, one try out Friday night, two on Saturday and a final try out on Sunday.

These final sessions will be to determine the ODP Championship teams, and COULD consist of training sessions or games, or some of each.  The final field information, times and sessions themselves have not been determined, keep watching here for updates.

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I just completed sending out the following e-mail to all player's e-mails that I had.  Some of you did not list any e-mail address on your player's gotsoccer account and therefore perhaps did not receive this e-mail!

Hello ODP Players and Parents;

As you know next month is the final camp/tryout for the ODP team.  There is some important information included in this e-mail regarding those try outs that everyone should be aware of….so PLEASE DON’T SPEED READ, take the time to read this thoroughly so there is no confusion!

  1. Please continue to watch the State’s web-site for an update on the field location and time slots for age groups. There seems to be some conflicts with the fields, so our Friday afternoon/night session and Sunday’s morning session are both affected and currently unscheduled, that’s why I do not have anything posted for our location at this time.

  2. I have included below a list of players in your age group that is in GOOD STANDING, only these players listed in good standing will be allowed at these final try outs. If you do NOT see your player’s name, please e-mail me right away to see if I’ve made a mistake (I’m human after all) or if there is another issue.slojers@sbcglobal.net 

  3. No matter what time your age group gets listed for their first try out on the State’s web-site – everyone should plan to arrive at least ½ hour prior! We will have WRISTBANDS at check in, and players without wristbands will NOT be allowed to attend, so therefore we will need that additional time to check you in and put your wristband on.

  4. Everyone needs to wear their ODP T-shirt that you should have gotten at the summer camp. If you did not attend the summer camp, please e-mail me with your player’s name, age group, and size, so I can make sure I put a shirt aside for them and make sure that I have enough shirts for everyone to have one. If you LOST or mis-placed your T-shirt, another CAN be purchased for $20, but I will need to know you need another one via e-mail. Pool players that have not gotten their shirts will be set aside first then leftovers will be available for purchase by those that have lost theirs. ALSO, injured players will at attending these last try outs, those players will NOT have shirts on and this will be a way to identify those players from our current pool players in good standing by our coaches, so make SURE you have your T-shirts for this camp!

  5. The coaches WILL decide the “team” for the Arizona tournament by Saturday afternoon, and I will post those names as soon as I have them, hopefully by Saturday afternoon or early evening. EVERYONE WILL STILL TRAIN ON SUNDAY!Because, remember if a “team” player cannot attend alternates will be selected to attend in their place!

    PARENTS – IMPORTANT; Payment for the Arizona tournament will be due on SUNDAY, 12/14!  If you cannot afford to pay the whole $300; you may make a non-refundable $150 payment with the balance due by 12/31.  If payment in full is not received by 12/31 an alternate will be selected in your child’s place!  The payment of $300 is for; tournament fees, uniform, sweats, coaching travel costs, and coaching fees; player/parent travel fees are not included!

  6. If you already KNOW that you will NOT be attending the Arizona Tournament, please send me an e-mail with that information on it. I will NOT give that information to the coaches, nor will it affect your standing. I simply need it when the “teams” are selected to ask the alternates in your place so that they can begin paying for their tournament costs on Sunday.

     

Those of you that did NOT receive an e-mail and would like to know if your player is in GOOD STANDING and on the list to be able to participate in these final evaluations - please e-mail me!  slojers@sbcglobal.net            

1998 BOYS --   The coaches WILL decide the “team” by Saturday afternoon, and I will post them by Saturday afternoon/evening as well as the alternate’s list. HOWEVER, in this age group, no team will be sent to Arizona.I never received confirmation from more than 9 players that they could attend; therefore the state did not send the entry fees for a 1998 Boy’s team.So, this December camp will be your last opportunity with the college coaches. Those coaches WILL make notes on our players to make player recommendations to Region IV for their summer camp, so this December training/camp will be important!

        

Thank you all for supporting this important state player program.  Nationwide this program assists in identifying the top soccer players in our nation, and offering additional opportunities for higher level of training and competition.

 

 

 

Congratulations to two of our young men!!

Azriel Gonzalez ('01) and John Lynam ('00) for this achievement to add to their, already, prestigious soccer resume'.  Good Luck gentlemen!  We know you'll represent Nevada well!

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Rosters Announced for 2014 US Youth Soccer 
ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional

Schedules, Results and Standings
Printable Game Schedule
Daily Recaps

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2014) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the participants of the annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, held Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande Ariz. Rosters will be comprised of elite players in the 2000 and 2001 age groups, from each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions. The event will consist of training sessions and matches in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.

Regional Rosters: 2000 | 2001
*Note: Region IV jersey numbers have not yet been released. Jersey numbers updated online as made available by the Region.

With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, US Youth Soccer ODP, the original Olympic development program, is available to any player. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.

 

Congratulations to three of our young ladies!!

UPDATE ON THIS TOURNAMENT!!!

CONGRATS TO ARLIE JONES ON HER GOAL and her team on their win!

1998 Girls: Region II v. Region IV

In the 1998 age group, Region IV got a 2-0 victory versus Region II with two first half goals and a stellar second half performance. Samantha Bruder opened the scoring for Region IV in the 19th minute, and Arlie Jones added a second in the 35th minute. Region II tried hard to break through Region IV’s defense, but Region IV stayed strong keeping the shutout and getting the win.

 

 

 

Taylor Kornieck ('98), Arlie Jones ('98) and Michaela Morris ('97) for this achievement to add to their, already, prestigious soccer resume'.  Good Luck girls!  We know you'll represent Nevada well!

 

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Rosters Announced for 2014 US Youth Soccer
ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

Schedules, Results and Standings
Game Schedule | Practice Schedule*
Daily Recaps

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2014) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the participants of the annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, held Nov. 21-28 at Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Rosters will be comprised of nearly 300 elite players in the 1997-2000 age groups, from each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions. The event will consist of training sessions and matches in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.

Regional Rosters: 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000
*Note: Region III jersey numbers have not yet been released. Jersey numbers updated online as made available by the Region.

With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, US Youth Soccer ODP, the original Olympic development program, is available to any player. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.

ODP Championship 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.

ALL Girls teams tournament fees have been paid, so ALL girls teams are scheduled to attend. 

One the Boy's side, I currently do not have enough '98 boys committed (only 9) to pay for their fees to attend.  Unless I have at LEAST 15 boys that commit to attend we will be unable to take this age group!  I now have until 11/10 to let the Region IV know if we will be bring a team or not.  All other boy's age groups WILL be attending!

Please do not ask me what age groups will play when because at this point, we will NOT have the schedule for our age groups until mid to late December.  

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.

POOL FEES NOW DUE!

Payment for pool fees are now due.  If you did not receive an e-mail for some reason, please contact Stacy Ojers at slojers@sbcglobal.net and ask for the link to pay your fees.

Payments MUST BE received by 7/15/14, or your player will be dropped from the Nevada State ODP pool and lose the opportunity to become a part of the Nevada State Team!

2014 JULY CAMP SCHEDULE -- ANNOUNCED

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.

GIRLS SCHEDULE -- ALL AGE GROUPS  
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

 

BOYS SCHEDULE -- ALL AGE GROUPS  
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 -- INJURED PLAYERS -- UPDATED

Also, those that have asked about injured players -- YOU MUST REGISTER your player to try out BEFORE the try outs for your area.  Then send an e-mail notifying me (slojers@sbglobal.net) that you have an injury and WILL NOT be attending. 

Injured players will be allowed to attend either the summer camp or winter camp with the pool players as their try outs. 

If they are selected into the pool after the summer camp, they will become a pool player and therfore allowed to attend the winter camp.  However, if they are NOT selected into the pool after their summer camp attendance (or their try outs) they would not be allowed to attend the winter camp, their "try outs" would be over.

If a player is still injured and can not attend the summer camp, please e-mail me so that I can list them as trying out at the winter camp.

Try outs will NOT BE OFFERED to those that do not register PRIOR to the try outs in their area, even if your player is injured now.  If the player ends up NOT ever being able to attend one of those make up days for injured players, you will receive a full refund!

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.

BOYS

'98s Chris Volk - Head Coach UC Irvine
'99s Ralph Perez - Head Coach Univ. of Redlands
'00s Liam Connors - Asst. Coach UNLV
'01s Tim Capello - Head Coach UC Riverside
'02s Rod Lafaurie - Head Coach Occidental College
GKs Andy Pringle - FC Warriors - Las Vegas

GIRLS

'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.

ODP TRY OUTS FOR 2015 TEAM FINISHED!!

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.

COSTS:

  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, fall training sessions, 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.

NORTH AND SOUTH ODP COMBINED SUMMER CAMP - HAS BEEN CHANGED TO LAS VEGAS...MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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.

ODP TEAM TRY OUTS FOR ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - WINTER CAMP - Las Vegas, NV

Dec 12th - Dec. 14th, 2014, one try out Friday night, two on Saturday and a final try out on 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, abosolutely not!  A player can attend just one or all sessions depending on their schedule, 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 the ages are '98, '99, '00, '01, and 02's

That means that, for the 2015 teams, we can not have players born in 2004 or younger attend these try outs.

How are the 2003's evaluated if there is no team for them? 2003's that attend, but will be evaluated along side the 02's players for a spot on the '02 team.

If my player plays on a '98 team, but was born in '99 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 1999 try outs.

What if my player is injured and won't be released from the doctor to try out next month?  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 - that information will be posted to the state's web-site and send to the injured players about make up try out opportunities as soon as it is arranged.

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 midfields 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, and will be again this year.

Will my player have to miss school to attend the tournament? Unfortunately, yes, the ODP Championships is a four day tournament beginning on Thursday, January 8th through Sunday, January 11th. The first games for some of the teams starting at 2pm on Thursday, the 8th, and all teams in the tournament will play sometime on Thursday, so it will be necesary 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 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, fall training sessions, and December try out/selection of teams, as well as a training shirt.  We estimate those fees to be between $250 - $300 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 $250 - $300 per player.

What is the ODP pool and team fees for?  The cost for ODP includes;  summer/winter 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.