Select Teams - Team Formation (Tryouts)
Team Formation Dates for 2020-2021
All tryouts are complete for the upcoming year.
Here are the TOP 6 reasons that Sporting Omaha FC
is the right place for your player:
1. Best Facilities in Nebraska
From the beautifully manicured fields at Millard Star to the picturesque setting at Chalco Hill Recreation Area to the warmth of Omaha Sports Complex, Sporting Omaha FC is proud to own and maintain the best facilities in the state.
2. Best Staff and Coaches
Sporting Omaha FC employs qualified and experienced coaching staff for all of our teams. Our staff hold the largest number of coaching licenses in the state. Not only that, but our number of current and former Division I head and assistant coaches, as well as many former Division I student-athletes is outstanding. What sets the Sporting Omaha FC staff from the rest is they are clearly the most successful in team achievements and individual players successes. Since its creation in 2009, no other club has sent more teams to the Region II Championship on either the boys or girls side than Sporting Omaha FC.
3. Best Route to the Next Level
Whether it is developing players for Division I, II, III or NAIA levels of collegiate soccer or youth national teams or the professional ranks,Sporting Omaha FC provides the best opportunity to accomplish these goals. Of the 2015 Division I girls signees from the state of Nebraska, 16 are Sporting Omaha FC players! Division I verbal girls commitments, 70% are players from Sporting Omaha FC! On our boys side, Sporting Omaha FC player and Youth National Team star, Peter Schropp, will continue his career at Georgetown in Washington D.C.
4. Best Continuing Education for Players and Parents
Besides providing the best on the field experience for its players, Sporting Omaha FC also provides continuing education for players and parents alike. Internationally renowned speakers have provided Sporting Omaha FC players and parents with unique sights into player development and other related topics. Coach Jerry Smith of Santa Clara University and John O’Sullivan of Changing the Game Project were just a couple speakers that came in during the 2014-2015 season.
5. Sporting KC affiliate
Sporting Omaha FC is a Sporting KC Academy Affiliate and provides the true pathway to the MLS in the Omaha metro area. Two current Sporting Omaha FC players have been offered roster spots on SKC’s US Development Academy teams for the 2015-16 soccer season! This affiliation allows our coaches direct access to an unlimited source of continuing education such as experiencing first team training and pre game talks. It also provides our teams/players with direct access to many benefits such as reduced game tickets, stadium tours, and affiliate showcases.
5. Girls' US Development Academy
Sporting Omaha FC is the only US Development Academy in the state of Nebraska. The GDA provides a direct pathway for elite level female players. The focus of the Development Academy Program is to positively impact everyday club environments and to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Girls' Development Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles.
Team formation policy:
The primary purpose of team formation events is to evaluate and to place individuals onto teams that are developmentally appropriate for each player.
Children develop at different stages and it is important for players who at this time have similar abilities of technical, tactical, physical, and psychological abilities and/or knowledge of the game.
Specific age group coaches in conjunction with gender specific Director of Coaching, work together collaboratively to place each player appropriately on a team within our club.
As a result of this collaborative effort, players may also see their team placement change during the year. Reasons for change may include but are not limited to injury or illness as well as promoting players for their hard work and improvement. The ultimate goal is for players to be successful at every level of the game.
Our coaching staff is committed to developing players the right way and they take that commitment very seriously when placing players on specific teams. Players who are not offered aposition on a select team will be referred and encouraged to register for the Sporting Omaha FC recreational program allowing players to continue their development and enjoyment of the game.