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(Pool players are not to attend this weekend's training, however pool players can pick up their training T-shirts at the State office starting next week!)

A few items for this weekend's training;

1.  Please make sure you bring your ball and water with you to all training sessions.

2.  All trainings will be at Kellogg-Zaher, however field numbers have changed so please check the web-site BELOW for those updated field numbers, and remind yourself of the time slots. 

3. TEAM PLAYERS ONLY -- I have uploaded the ODP paperwork that will be required for your player to participate in the tournament in AZ.  Please print out all three (3) documents and bring them to me this weekend, completed.  See ABOVE this posting for those forms!


So, if you know that you are NOT attending this weekend for those of you in the South you'll need to pick those items up at the State office NEXT WEEK.  Those in the North need to contact me INCLUDING your sizes so I can verify that I have the correct items coming home.

Please continue to watch the State's web-site for all updates.  I always post there everything I know as I get the information!

Thanks all, see you Friday night!


2016 ODP Championship Tournament details!

ODP The Shield (region 4)  

2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships

Phoenix, AZ | Reach 11

Jan. 7-10, 2016


The ODP Championships will be played in Phoenix, Arizona on 1/7 - 1/10. (Thursday - Sunday)  Every player selected to the Nevada State team will need to be in Phoenix by the evening of 1/7/2015, Wednesday, 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.

ODP December training information!


Please see the December team training and alternate information below so that you can make your plans to attend! 
Fri. (12/4/15):
5-6:50pm: Girls teams train
7-9:00pm: Boys teams train

Sat. (12/5/15):
10am-12 noon Girls teams train/play
1-3pm Boys teams train/play

Sun. (12/6/15):
8:30-10:00am: Girls teams train/play
10:15-11:45am: Boys teams train/play

Final payment for the tournament costs, coach's fees, uniforms, sweats, coach's hotels and travel expenses are due NOW and will be LATE after 12/1/15




TEAM Player's final payment of $350 for the costs noted above can be made on the link fees will be due by ALTERNATES, payments are due for TEAM players only.  Although team AND alternates are expected to attend the December trainings!

Player Registration/PAYMENT Form  - cut and paste to your browser
Please remember the player's travel fees and accommodations are NOT included in the cost of the final payment. 
Players and their guardians can make their own travel arrangements, but ALL players should be in Phoenix, AZ by Wednesday night, Jan 6th.  Based on previous years tournaments, ALL teams start their play on Thursday, with the earliest starting at 2PM.


All-Star Teams Announced for the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the US Youth Soccer ODP All-Star teams for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, which recently took place Nov. 22-27 at Spanish River Athletic Park and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the nearly 400 players that participated in the event, five rosters were constituted based on outstanding performance – one for each of the 1998 through 2002 age groups.

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.

1998 All-Star Team
Taylor Kornieck
      Midfielder           Downtown Las Vegas     Henderson

Jadyn Nogues        Midfielder           Las Vegas Premier SA     Las Vegas


2001 All-Star Team
Jaelyn Eisenhart     Midfielder           Heat FC 01           Henderson


Nevada Congratulates its ODP BOYS that have been honored with this selection!

The following Nevada ODP Boy's have been selected on to Regional teams which will be traveling to tournaments from November and December to represent Region IV in top level competition.  Our Congrats to these young men, I'm sure you'll represent Nevada well!

Andrew Siciliano

John Lynam​

Harrison Skinner​



Nevada Congratulates its ODP GIRLS that have been honored with this selection!

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2015) — 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. 20-27 at Spanish River Athletic Park and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Rosters will be comprised of more than 350 elite players in the 1998-2002 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.

US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.


Taylor Kornieck 10 Midfielder Downtown Las Vegas Nevada

Jadyn Nogues 11 Midfielder Las Vegas Premier SA Nevada

Arlie Jones 16 Forward San Diego Surf Nevada

​Eva Swearngin 17 Forward San Juan Nevada


Jaelyn Eisenhart 5 Midfielder Heat FC 01  Nevada





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



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


NORTHERN TRY OUT LINK:  Player Registration Form


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.  



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 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


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


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


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

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 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 @  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.