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1/11/2018

Unfortunately, we are canceling the sessions this weekend due to freezing temperatures. We have rescheduled them to March 11. Please check the schedule for updates and note the summer schedule at the bottom so you can reserve dates for the summer.

We will still have ODP Games on Monday from 12-2pm at Burns Park. It is a street soccer day so show up and we will create teams and games for the day. Please wear your ODP shirts/numbers or wear grey/white/black for neutral. Coaches will be present to take notes and may jump in some games. If you are received Congratulations email for selection to teams and pay the training fee, we will have your shirts on Monday. If you were invited to training, you can attend Monday and the next training sessions on the schedule.

If you have any questions, please send an email to odp@arkansassoccer.org

1/10/2018

Emails went out to all players in the 00-04 age groups on the current selection process.  Each player should have received one of the following:  

  1. Congratulations and link to register for continued training
  2. Invitation to the next session because we want to see your player in training again
  3. Thank you for your interest in the program but your player has not been selected to continue.  

?Emails are never easy to send to parents and players but we need to make selections to develop players and the team for the summer.  

 

1/10/2018

We have made some huge decisions this week and decided not to attend the subRegional event in College Station due to the late start and cancelled sessions. We want our teams to have success at ODP events and develop as individual players as well as a team and we do not believe we are ready to attend an event. We are still planning on attending the InterRegional Event in Memphis Feb 17-19.

We have decided to make a couple changes and additions to the schedule:

Saturday, January 27th: All of the Girls 00-07 (Selection process is still going on for 00-04) in Russellville, AR for games.

Sunday, February 4th: All of the Boys 00-07 (Selection process is still going on for 00-04) in Russellville, AR for games.

The sessions for this weekend will be cold so please dress in layers and check the website, emails, and Facebook page before leaving your house in case we have to cancel due to weather. Stay healthy and we will see you this weekend for a defensive session for all ages.

 

1/5/2018

Happy 2018!!   
 
Please keep your fingers crossed for warm dry weather this weekend.  We are still planning to have sessions this weekend and will continue to review the weather for Sunday.  If it continues to predict ice, we will look to cancel on Saturday so all of our families will be safe at home.  We will update everyone by 5pm on Saturday if we cancel.  As you know, Burns Park is under North Little Rock Parks so we know when they update their website, if they have closed the fields.  https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/5017980200
 
If you know you will be absent for the session or become ill, please email us at ODP@ArkansasSoccer.org with your child's name, gender, and player year so we can update our notes.  We don't count it against your player, we just note it.  
 
We do have ODP jerseys in for the 05-07 players so they will receive them this weekend.  If you are unable to attend the session, you will receive it at the next session.  We will make selections after this weekend for the games in Plano, TX.  
 
00-04 age groups are still in tryouts so please bring your numbers from the first session.  The staff will make selections after this weekend for the rest of the ODP sessions.  Good luck!
 
Central-Burns Park Sat Fields 15-17, Sun Fields 11-12
Tryout age group will have Will Montgomery, Mark Gibbs and Bill Birnie with Dylan Perdue for GKs.
05-07 Age groups will have Sheku Bangkura, Mark Farmer with Logan Valestin for GKs
Session will be working on combination plays with peeling off defenders and diagonal passes
Saturday, January 6

1-3pm

1-3pm

3-5pm

3-5pm 

Tryouts 00-04 Boys*

05-07 Boys Training

Tryouts 00-04 Girls*

05-07 Girls Training

Burns Park 17

Burns Park 15

Burns Park 17

Burns Park 15

Sunday, January 7

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Boys and Girls*

4v4/7v7 Tournament 05-07 Boys and Girls

Burns Park 11-12

Burns Park 11-12

 
NWA-Ben Geren Field 11. . .
We have updates for this weekend especially for training at Ben Geren.  We are going to have boys and girls train at the same time for the age groups.  Apologies if it causes some inconvenience to your schedule for the weekend.  
 
Dave Marshall and Paul Kimbrough will the coaches for the sessions.  
Everyone will be working on combination plays with peeling off the defenders and diagonal passes.  
 
Saturday, January 6

1-3pm

3-5pm

Tryouts 00-04 Boys and Girls*

05-07 Boys and Girls Training

Ben Geren 11

Ben Geren 11

Sunday, January 7 1-3pm Tryouts 00-04 Boys and Girls* Ben Geren 11
12/14/17  Updates for the weekend Dec 16-17
Two days away until ODP training starts.  We have a slight change in times for NWA group so we wanted to give everyone a chance to plan for it.  
 
Northwest Arkansas Schedule for the weekend @Ben Geren in Fort Smith:
Saturday, Dec 16      2-4pm    05-07 Boys and Girls
Session Topic:  Building out of the Back
Coaches:  Bill Birnie and Tony Dawes
 
Sunday, Dec 17    2-4pm   Tryouts 00-04 Boys and Girls
Session will be technical footwork, small-sided games, then big field games
Coaches:  Bill Birnie and Aaron Crouch
 
Central Arkansas @Burns Park Fields 16-17
Saturday, Dec 16  1-3pm  Tryouts 00-04 Boys
                              3-5pm   Tryouts 00-04 Girls
Session will be technical footwork, small-sided games, then big field games
Coaches:  Will Montgomery, Paul Kimbrough, Logan Valestin
 
Sunday, Dec 17   1-3pm 05-07 Girls
                             3-5pm 05-07 Boys
Session Topic:  building out of the Back
Coaches:  Will Montgomery, Paul Kimbrough, Logan Valestin
 
  • As always, players are welcomed to attend sessions in the opposite region as we try to schedule sessions so you can do both if you want to travel.  
  • Please wear neutral white/grey/black colors for the sessions with no club logos for each of the sessions.  The new shirts will be handed out in January.  You will have numbers assigned to you for the weekend training sessions.  
  • The winter Functional camp was cancelled for Dec 27-29 due to low numbers in both locations.  
If we don't see you this weekend, Happy Holidays and enjoy the New Year!!
 
See you in 2018
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