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Elite Player Development Camp Program

Purpose: The North Dakota Elite Player Development program is designed to provide challenging, high intensity training to North Dakota’s most motivated competitive youth soccer players. The camps are intended to supplement your player’s home club training by providing opportunities to learn from the most experienced coaches from across the region while being pushed by talented players form across the state.  Camps will be held across the state throughout the 2017 season and players are encouraged to attend multiple events. These camps are purposely scheduled around ODP and the summer club season in order to allow for the player to also benefit from the training and experiences those programs offer. 

Who: The camps are open to all North Dakota soccer players looking for additional training and soccer experiences. We hope to attract our most motivated and skilled players from across the state; however, the camp will not turn down any players from training. Our skilled coaches will ensure training sessions remain dynamic and meaningful by dividing players by development stage. 

ND11 Camps/Selection Events/Training 2017

September 9-10, 2017: Bismarck, ND: COMPLETED

September 30/Oct 1, 2017: Fargo, ND: COMPLETED

October 21/22, 2017: Fargo, ND: COMPLETED

November 11/12, 2017: Bismarck, ND: Completed

December 9/10, 2017: Jamestown, ND: Completed

January 13/14, 2018: Bismarck, ND: Open to U10-15 Boys & Girls - Completed

Staff: Elite Player Development is also designed to attract the top coaching staff from across the state. The key to measured development is an educated coach at the helm, and our camp leads all have their US Soccer “A” license or are successful NCAA coaches. Evaluation is also essential to player development, and our coaches are skilled at providing positive feedback designed for the youth player and their parents. 

EPD Staff Lead – Shea Durham (NDSA Technical Director) – Fargo
Dave Cook (ODP Regional Staff, U Mary Men’s Coach) – Bismarck
Sarah Cook (ODP Regional Staff, U Mary Women’s Coach) – Bismarck
Tommy Nienhaus (ODP Regional Staff, Jamestown Men’s Coach) – Jamestown
Nick Becker (ODP Regional Staff, Jamestown Women’s Coach) – Jamestown

ND11: ND11 is the next logical step in the elite training process—putting our top players playing in meaningful competition at certain times of the year. Like Elite Player Development, the competition opportunities through ND11 will focus on events that do not interfere with traditional club season and ODP events—as the ND11 players will be select ODP caliber players. EPD staff will select ND11 players through an open tryout process. 

For more information please contact Shea Durham at: or 701-220-8437