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.
2016/2017 Training Dates
October 22nd & 23rd Bismarck, ND - Completed!
January 14th & 15th Fargo, ND - Completed!
March 18th & 19th Jamestown, ND - Register Here
April 8th & 9th Bismarck, ND - Register Here
May 20th & 21st Minot, ND - Register Here
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
Jason Spain (Minot State Women's Coach) - Minot
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.
For more information please contact Darrell Neubert at: [email protected] or 701-590-6620