Select "Elite" Program
The select side of the Omaha FC (OFC) program will be divided into two tiers, Elite and Gold with multiple teams at each level. The biggest benefit of this program is the pooling of players, i.e. matching players up with players of similar ability. This creates a competitive training environment where players challenge one another and get better in the process. Matching up the various teams with the most suitable leagues will be an important part of this process from a player-parent satisfaction point of view.
Elite teams will be formed through try-outs. The OFC will provide training facilities for these teams. In addition to seasonal training the Elite player will participate in winter training at one of the OFC official training centers. The winter training program will address technical improvement and tactical training within small sided games.
The Elite teams will play in the premier division of the Nebraska Soccer League. At the U14 and above level the strongest team in the age group will play in the Midwest Regional League (MRL).
Fee Structure (2012-2013)
U11-U14 Elite Level Teams: $850
U15-U18 Elite Level Teams: $700
It is expected that Elite teams will participate in the Xplosive Edge program in parallel with the soccer program. Its advanced approach to strength, speed training and injury prevention is a wonderful compliment to good soccer training. For more information please visit www.XplosiveEdge.com
Additional Elite program opportunities
- Summer Camp
- Total Player Development (TPD), run each spring, fall and winter (1 time per week for 6 weeks)
- Omaha Futsal League (5 v 5) run each winter
- U16 and above college recruitment service provided by Becky Sanow, OFC College Recruiting Director
- OFC Indoor College Tournament
- Use of OFC audio-visual room for game analysis and tactical preparation
Across the board we recommend no more than 2 tournaments per season without the approval of the club DOC. The AGC will evaluate each Elite team and make tournament decisions based on the strength of the team, financial conditions, and competitive needs. At the U14 and above level, the MRL reduces the need to attend tournaments although it will be necessary for older teams to attend at least some of the more well respected college showcase tournaments on the calendar (Surf Cup, President's Day tournament, Denver Cup).