If you have registered for subRegion and Region camp. We are attending.
The 2003 BOYS Age group, we were trying to add them to Region camp but they did not have enough numbers to make a team.
Other Updates and REMINDERS:
Reminder for Training June 4th for Girls at Ben Geren, Fort Smith:
03-05 Girls 9-11am and 1-3pm
99-02 Girls 11-1pm and 3-5pm
Boys Training is June 5th at Ben Geren, Fort Smith:
03-05 Boys 9-11am and 1-3pm
99-02 Boys 11-1pm and 3-5pm
Players will receive new jerseys for the Games in North Texas and Region Camp. If you are unable to attend the training sessions, let me know. We will discuss roommates for Region camp also.
The games will be played 8-5 Saturday and Sunday in North Texas. We will send the schedule to everyone as soon as we receive it but it probably won't come out until the week of the event.
July 6-10 03 Girls
July 12-16 99, 02 Girls
July 18-22 00, 01 Girls
July 8-12 00, 01, 02 Boys
July 13-17 99 Boys
July 13-15 00, 01, 02 Holdover Boys-Boys that are selected by the Region to stay and train
Expect to Arrive for region camp by 4pm on the first day and check out by noon on the last day. Everyone stays in the dorms and eats on campus. We do need some parents for chaperones for the teams so let me know if you are interested in escorting the age group to the fields, do laundry, and supervise dorm life.
We will not have a bus this year due to low interest. We will refund those fees today so expect them on your card within 72 hours.
April 26th Updates:
ODP invitations for selected players were sent via email on April 15th. Please check your spam for ODP in the subject line. If you did not receive an email, then you are an alternate for the age group. If you have questions or want if you were on the select player list, just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Players need to register for the age specific events by May 4th so we can call alternates. All 99-02 selected players should register for subRegional event in Plano, TX and the Region III Camp in Alabama. If you are a 2003 selected player, then you will need to register for the subRegional event in Plano, TX and we may bring some of the 03s to the 2002 Regional camp if we need additional players. The training session in early June is preparation for the events so the players meet one another and we can start sorting out team shape and style of play. If you are an 04-05 selected player, then you will register for the subRegional event in Tulsa and you will attend the team training in June.
The SubRegional event for the 99-03s in Plano, TX has been relocated to High Point Park, 6500 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75023. Here is the hotel list.
The players will be staying with their families for the subRegional event in Plano, TX. Players will be expected to arrive to the field at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled start of games. We will be playing against teams from Oklahoma, North Texas, South Texas, and perhaps Louisiana and Academy teams. This is a preparation event for Region III camp so we will be prepared as a team to compete against other players in the age group for positions on the Region III rosters. We may have additional 99-02 training sessions prior to Region III camp.
The subRegional event for the 04-05 players at the University of Tulsa is a drop-off event for the players to be supervised by the ASSA staff and college staff from the University of Tulsa on the college campus. All staff will be with the players for the entire weekend and will have the background checks and safety Management protocol of US Youth Soccer and Arkansas State Soccer Association. The players will have a tight soccer soccer and will probably sleep the entire drive home on Sunday. We understand this may be the first overnight camp away from home. Parents are welcomed to stay in hotels and watch sessions/games in Tulsa. We are working on a schedule to start early afternoon on Friday and go through until Sunday around 4pm. We will have a specific schedule and list of items to bring as we get closer to June. This is an event with Oklahoma so we will play games and have training sessions by teams, abilities, and age groups. It is an introduction to the Region III process for the future development of players in Arkansas.
Region III camp is a drop-off event from the start of the camp until the end. Players will stay on the college campus in dorms with coaching staff and administrators to help supervise players for the duration of the camp. Players typically play games in the mornings, train in the evening, and have educational sessions in the afternoon. Players from each state in the Region are competing for roster spots on the Region III teams for their specific age groups. Region III teams travel both domestically and internationally to compete against other Regions for ultimate call up to US Soccer teams. Most of the staff at Region III camps are college coaches also so it is exposure for the future college players.
We hope you enjoyed your Spring Break and Easter Holiday Celebrations!
Thank you to all of the players and parents who stayed in town and attended the ODP Functional Camp. We have posted the iSoccer Testing information on the About ODP website if you want to retest your scores from camp at the end of the season or need some ideas for soccer touches/fitness for at home: http://www.arkansassoccer.org/about_odp/
We have had some questions about what is next for ODP? We will have rosters posted by next Friday, April 8th for players invited into the summer training and team selections in June and July. All of the dates are posted for the summer on the schedule page on the very bottom. We hope to have all of the costs and registrations open by next week also. It is another cost associated to events in June and July and we have last years events still posted under ODP so you can see how much it costs last year to give you a ball park estimate.
Not everyone will be selected for the subRegional and Regional Events in June and July. We will have a roster and a list of alternate players for the events. We are looking to bring full teams to the events for each age groups. The older ODP teams may be combined with other states in the region but we will know what states prior to the Region. We will not send partial teams anymore to Region camp in July. It is best to train as a team and compete as an Arkansas State Team against other states in the Region for better opportunities to be selected to Region III Pool Rosters.
We are also working compiled evaluation for all players from the ODP Winter Training sessions. We probably won't get those out until May due to the amount of time it is consuming to write each individual evaluation.
thank you for your time. let us know if you have further questions.
Week of March 5-6
Register by Thursday, March 10 for the weekend 1-3pm Boys then 3-5pm Boys at Burns Park
?Registration for ODP Functional Camp March 21-23 in Russellville is open: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=46507
Players will need to Register by Thursday, March 17.
Thank you to all of the High School players who participated in ODP. We should have 98-01 selections for the summer out by April 1st.
We hope to have all younger selections out by May 1st. The first training sessions for the Arkansas State teams is June 4-5 at Ben Geren
and all of the summer events in June and July are posted on the ODP schedule.
Schedule for this weekend:
Sunday, March 6 @Burns Park training for 02-05 Boys from 1-3pm then 02-05 Girls from 3-5pm
We will work on keeping possession of the ball and changing the point of attack to include throw-ins
Week of Feb 21
Registrations are closed for Sundays games
4v4 Games for 03-05 Boys from 1-3pm and 03-05 Girls from 3-5pm in NWA Centerton Fields. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start times
7v7 Games for 98-02 Boys and Girls at Burns Park Field 3 &4 on Sunday.
Common Sense Soccer Rules for Sunday:
Arrive early to meet your team and be ready to start at 12pm for first boys games. We will not warm-up as a group. Games are 25 min with Running Clock on Jennifer's watch. Captains will be the oldest player listed on the team. Teams make their own substitutions and call their own fouls (ODP Coaches can call fouls from sidelines). Captains report scores to Jennifer following their game. Win is 3 pts, Tie is 1pt, 3 points max for goals scored. After three games if tied: Goal differential, Least GA, Most GF then toss of coin.
3pm are final games with College Panel on Stadium Field 1 following the games 3:45pm until 5pm. ALL ODP Parents and players are welcomed to attend.
Week of Feb 13-14
We have a light schedule for ODP this weekend with training on Saturday only. Happy Early Valentines Day to everyone!
Training for this weekend :
Will Montgomery and Jennifer Pfeiffer will be running sessions for these groups
|Saturday, February 13
Select Boys and Girls 98-01
GK Academy 98-05 Boys and Girls*
Burns Park 16-17
Burns Park 16-17
Bill Birnie will be Lead Instructor at Ben Geren:
|Saturday, February 13
02-03 Boys and Girls
04-05 Boys and Girls
The group at Ben Geren will working on transition games in the midfield to the final third with GKs in the final games. We understand there is GK training for everyone at Burns Park so you can choose what training to attend if you are a GK. The GK session we will be working on breakaways and specific communication in games.
The Select Training 98-01s session invitations have not gone out yet for this Saturday to players. My computer locked up so I wasn't able to access my files but now it is up and running but we still need to input notes from this weekend. We should be sending those out later tonight. The session from 1-3pm on Saturday for 98-01 players is invitation only through your GotSoccer account/email (this email).
Future Events :
The 7v7 Showcase has been changed to Games for 98-02 Boys and Girls on Feb 21 @Burns. Teams will be formed and schedule will be made for at least three games for the day. We have invited college coaches to the event to watch players and we will have a college panel at the end with current and past college players and college coaches for a great question and answer session at 4pm. When you register you will be asked for your current GPA and test scores (if taken) so we can give them to the college coaches. Registration is now open and you must register by Tuesday, Feb 16: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=45823
4v4 Festival for 03-05 Boys and Girls on Feb 21 @Centerton. We have split the time frames to better manage the players and the field setup for the event. Boys are 1-3pm and Girls are 3-5pm on Feb 21. The first hour will be a series of 4v4 games set up on the fields and players will be assigned teams to play in the games to rotate in the first hour. The second hour will be a 4v4 tournament with points taken for each team to build to final Championship game (hopefully, enough time to make it to this). Registration is now open and you must register by Tuesday, Feb 16:
- Players are welcomed to attend sessions in either location for their age group.
- If you lose your number, you will need to make another one with the same number.
- Each training session is a tryout to make the final selection for teams this summer. Players will be selected for the summer events June-July which means some players will not be selected based on ODP coaches notes from each session.
- If you have questions on what we are looking for as a State/Regional player, please review the guidelines from Region III ODP Player Manualon our about ODP web page: http://www.arkansassoccer.org/about_odp/
Week of Feb 6 & 7:
Another weekend of ODP has arrived. Please make sure your player is dressed for the weather outside. If you have lost your player number, you will need to make another one of the same number.
Northwest Arkansas: Bill Birnie is the Lead Instructor
|Saturday, February 6
Central Arkansas: Will Montgomery is the Lead Instructor
|Saturday, February 6
Burns Park 16-17
Burns Park 16-17
|Sunday, February 7
Burns Park 16-17
Burns Park 16-17
The topic for this weekend is to Improve Finishing in the Final Third at both locations. Goalkeepers should get plenty of work so make sure you bring your gloves.
- Players can attend sessions in their age groups in either location. We base the number of staff according to the age group and players registered.
- Players will not receive a separate evaluation from the subRegional event since they will receive an evaluation at the end of the winter sessions.
- We hope to have evaluations and final selections for the summer done by April 15.
- We need players at the D License course at Veterans Park in Rogers on Sat, Feb 6 9-12pm & 1:30-3pm. Also on Sun, Feb 7 from 11-3pm or when candidates are done. We need players U13 and up for the coaches to teach their sessions. We will update end times on Facebook as the coaches finish with their sessions. It may end earlier or last a little longer. If you can come for an hour, it would be helpful. Nathan and myself will be at the course.
- Goalkeeper Academy next week will include all Goalkeepers 98-05s from 3-5pm.
- 7v7 Showcase for 98-02s will end with a college panel discussion from 4-5pm. Registration will open on Monday with more information.
- No Rainout Session needed for Sunday, Feb 7 in Centerton.
ODP SubRegional Arkansas All teams Schedule (updated 1/22@2:30pm)
: Changes may still occur in the schedule, please be patient and flexible if teams times/locations are changed. Here are the Player Rosters for all teams 02-04/05 Boys and Girls.
Updated Field Map
The schedule may change so please check back later tonight, tomorrow or Sat morning before heading to fields.
Items to note:
- The 03 Boys team is playing 9v9, 03 Girls are playing 11v11
- The 04 Boys team White is scheduled four games, 04 Girls team has fourth game for Red and White teams for 11v11
- These are Friendlies so referees are being trained and evaluated during games. Parents will be removed if they are talking to the referees or players during the games.
- Coaches will be taking notes on players over the course of the weekend
- Players may be playing various positions to support the team and tactically against the opponent
- Coaches for the weekend: Nathan Hunt, Will Montgomery, Paul Kimbrough, Bill Birnie, Tony Dawes, Michael Surtees
- Light blue t-shirts will be handed out at the first games for the players. Please wear black shorts and white socks. Dress warm and ready to play...you can always shed layers. Arrive to fields 45 prior to first game and coaches will adjust as needed for the weekend.
- Event t-shirts will be handed out over the weekend for all players
Here is the link to the South Texas page about the ODP Friendlies: http://www.stxsoccer.org/odp_friendlies/
Monday, January 18: ODP 7v7 Games are Cancelled due to dangerous Road conditions
Updates Monday, January 11
Registration is open for the 7v7 games next Monday at Ben Geren from noon-5pm. There is not a fee to register as it is part of the ODP program but if you register and do not attend, we will charge your ODP account $10 with the money going to the ODP scholarship fund. We will be creating teams based on the players who register. Registration will close on Friday, Jan 15. Expect to play multiple games throughout the day and everyone should arrive at noon unless we send out emails prior. As always check the Arkansas State Soccer Facebook page for immediate updates.
We have increased the age group to be 98-03s. We also changed the Feb 21 Showcase to include the 98-02s and the 4v4 event Feb 21 to include 03-05s so everyone is able to attend ODP on those days. We also increased the March 13 4v4 to include 02-05s which should be everyone not playing High School soccer.
IF you are a High School player, you will need to submit to us via email, hand to or mail the ASSA compliance form which is on our "about ODP" page on the website. Your high school athletic director needs to sign the form so they are aware you are in the ODP program. You are allowed to attend ODP sessions and be eligible to play high school soccer.
ODP Cancelled due to field closure. Session will be moved to Feb 27.
Welcome to the wet season! We have moved training sessions for both locations this weekend and updated the website already ;)