The most notable benefit of this program is the pooling of players, i.e. matching players with other players of similar ability. This creates a competitive training environment where players challenge one another and develop in the process. Registering the various teams with the most suitable leagues is an important part of this process from a player-parent satisfaction point of view.
Select teams will be formed through try-outs. Sporting Omaha FC will provide training facilities for these teams. In addition to seasonal training, the select player will participate in winter training at one of the Sporting Omaha FC official training centers. The winter training program will address technical improvement and tactical awareness within small-sided games.
Elite Teams will exclusively train at MSSA
It is expected that Elite teams will participate in the Warren Academy 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 https://www.joindream.org/warren-academy/sporting-omaha.html
Additional Elite program opportunities
Total Player Development (TPD), run each spring, fall and winter (1 time per week for 4-6 weeks)
Omaha Futsal League (6 v 6) run each winter
U15 and above college recruitment service provided
SOFC Indoor College Tournament
Use of SOFC audio-visual room for game analysis and tactical preparation
For all our select teams we recommend no more than 3 tournaments per season without the approval of the club DOC. The AGC(Age Group Coordinator) will evaluate each Elite team and make tournament decisions based on the strength of the team, financial conditions, and competitive needs. At the U13 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).