ODP Tryouts

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We would like to invite you to attend our Nebraska Olympic Development Program Try Outs this upcoming weekend, August 4th and 5th at the College of Saint Mary's.


Our Olympic Development Program provides an excellent opportunity to receive additional training from some of the best Coaches in Nebraska with a unique blend of Coaching Experience from NCAA Division One Men's and Women's Soccer Coaches, NAIA Collegiate Coaches and Youth Coaches. We have highly qualified staff in our program with a range of qualifications from their USSF A License, United Soccer Coaches Diplomas and Coerver Youth Awards as well as UEFA Qualifications. 


Due to the level and range of Universities our coaches are currently coaching in or have recently been associated with we also provide a fantastic platform for player identificiation:


  • Jonny Torres and Mitch Kavanagh, Assistant Coaches Creighton University Men's Soccer, NCAA D1
  • Luke Baxter, Assistant Coach, Creighton University, Women's Soccer, NCAA D1
  • Daniel Galvis, Assistant Coach, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Men's Soccer, NCAA D1
  • Tim Walters, Head Women's Soccer Coach University of Nebraska, Omaha, NCAA D1
  • Jenn Kennedy-Croft, Head Women's Soccer Coach, Doane College, NAIA
  • Jordan Irisk, Head Women's Coach, College of Saint Marys, NAIA
  • Brandon Roarty, Assitant Coach, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NCAA D1
  • Graeme Eaglesham, Assistant Coach, Bellevue University Men's Soccer, NAIA
  • Matt Briggs U.S. Soccer Youth National Team Scout


Once selected for our Nebraska State Team we will provide playing opportunites to represent Nebraska versus Regional Competition with the opportunity for further identification for either Collegiate, Regional and National Olympic Development Program Events and Youth National Teams. At our most recent Regional Boys event in Saginaw we had Scouts from MLS Clubs, Minnessota United, Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew and the Philadelphia Union as well as U.S. Soccer.


For trying out you will receive:

  • Nebraska State Soccer ODP T-Shirt


For more information please do not hesitate to contact me on 816-745-0943 or look at our webiste 

http://www.nebraskastatesoccer.org/programs/olympic_development_program/ here you will find training dates and alternative try out information if you are unable to attend on the 4th or 5th. 


Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you next weekend.


Yours sincerely,


Matt Briggs

Director of Coaching for Nebraska

U.S. National Team Youth Team Scout

U.S. "A" Licence, U.S. Youth "A" Licence

U.S. Grassroots Instructor