ESPN Premier Division Champions
NEOFC '98 Girls Blue

ESPN Disney Soccer Showcase is the #1 youth soccer tournament in the U.S. by Soccer America.

It is the ultimate place for top clubs to be seen by hundreds of college coaches looking for great soccer talent. Disney Soccer Showcase club gives athletes a chance to shine on one of the biggest stages set for youth soccer in this country.

 

Our NEOFC '98 girls, accompanied by Jaci Jones (OFC 98/OSU committed), travelled to Orlando, FL to play in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Disney showcase tournament this past week. They participated in the Premier division at the tournament and won all three group games, defeating FC Dallas (Texas) 2-1 on Thursday, Hoover Phantoms (Alabama) 4-2 on Friday, and Orlando City (Florida) 2-1 on Saturday.

 

The girls were to play in the final against a talented Jacksonville (North Carolina) team on Sunday, who had taken all three wins from their group also, defeating Tupelo Futbol FC (Mississippi), GPS Orlando (Florida), and IMG Academy (Florida).

 

The girls went on to defeat Jacksonville 3-1 in the final to raise the Gold cup for their championship win.

Coach Critchley had the following to say about the showcase, “I was extremely impressed with the environment and atmosphere in Orlando, it was by far the best tournament I have seen ran. Our girls were fantastic all week, their level of professionalism and attitude was top notch, despite going down 1-0 in all three group games, I knew they would overcome the challenge and succeed, they played their best soccer this weekend since I began working with them in August. Their mental and physical strength was outstanding this week, playing four games in four days is no easy task. Our ability to keep possession of the ball for longer periods than the opposition, high press in the right areas of the field, and being clinical in front of goal was the three deciding factors that got them the gold medals. I was approached by over 10-12 collegiate coaches this week from all over the nation, who all shown a great interest in our girls, all coaches competed in the NCCA Division 1 and Division 2”.

 

Congrats Girls, your Club family couldn't be more proud of you!

 

 

 

 

 

ESPN Premier Division Champions

ESPN Disney Soccer Showcase is the #1 youth soccer tournament in the U.S. by Soccer America.

It is the ultimate place for top clubs to be seen by hundreds of college coaches looking for great soccer talent. Disney Soccer Showcase club gives athletes a chance to shine on one of the biggest stages set for youth soccer in this country.

 

Our NEOFC '98 girls, accompanied by Jaci Jones (OFC 98/OSU committed), travelled to Orlando, FL to play in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Disney showcase tournament this past week. They participated in the Premier division at the tournament and won all three group games, defeating FC Dallas (Texas) 2-1 on Thursday, Hoover Phantoms (Alabama) 4-2 on Friday, and Orlando City (Florida) 2-1 on Saturday.

 

The girls were to play in the final against a talented Jacksonville (North Carolina) team on Sunday, who had taken all three wins from their group also, defeating Tupelo Futbol FC (Mississippi), GPS Orlando (Florida), and IMG Academy (Florida).

 

The girls went on to defeat Jacksonville 3-1 in the final to raise the Gold cup for their championship win.

Coach Critchley had the following to say about the showcase, “I was extremely impressed with the environment and atmosphere in Orlando, it was by far the best tournament I have seen ran. Our girls were fantastic all week, their level of professionalism and attitude was top notch, despite going down 1-0 in all three group games, I knew they would overcome the challenge and succeed, they played their best soccer this weekend since I began working with them in August. Their mental and physical strength was outstanding this week, playing four games in four days is no easy task. Our ability to keep possession of the ball for longer periods than the opposition, high press in the right areas of the field, and being clinical in front of goal was the three deciding factors that got them the gold medals. I was approached by over 10-12 collegiate coaches this week from all over the nation, who all shown a great interest in our girls, all coaches competed in the NCCA Division 1 and Division 2”.

 

Congrats Girls, your Club family couldn't be more proud of you!

 

 

 

 

 

National "D" License

NATIONAL "D" LICENSE INFORMATION

Owasso Site

This is a two weekend course (Instructional and Performance weekends)

We have the Owasso USSF "D" Instructional Course December 18th-20th, 2015 (Fri-Sun). 

We have the Owasso USSF "D" Performance Course February 26th-28th, 2016 (Fri-Sun).

 

 

Registration and course information below.
E-mail: Kurt Luitweiler at kurt@oksoccer.com with questions or for additional assistance

DESCRIPTION

The National "D" license is a 36 to 40-hour course designed for the experienced coach who has already earned a National "E" license. The focus of this course is to improve a coach's ability to positively influence individual players and teams.

The National “D” course is administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations. Please contact your State Association for more information:

Kurt Luitwieler: Phone: (918)627 2663 http://www.oksoccer.com/about/staff/osa_staff_and_jobs.aspx 

ELIGIBILITY

The “D” license course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer "F" & “E” license for a minimum of 6-months and who are 16 years of age.

What are the key components of the "D" license course?

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 13-14 year old athlete and team. 
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Intermediate Stage of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Development Model.
  • Build on the foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses.  

What are the specific target outcomes of the course?

  • Teach the Principles of Play in a training environment. (7v7 to 9v9).
  • Apply the Principles of Play to functional group roles in a full team system.
  • Plan a sequence of training and weekly cycles to complete a season plan.

The “D” license course is broken into four phases:

  I.  Preparation Phase

  II.  Instructional Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)
  • Candidates meet face-to-face with instructors at a course.
  III.  Deliberate Practice Phase
  • Candidates are required to complete three (3) assigned training sessions over a minimum of 10 weeks. It is expected that the sessions be evenly distributed through the 10 week period.
  • Candidates will be assigned the training sessions during the Instructional phase.
  • Candidates are required to complete the three assigned training sessions on the U.S. Soccer Session Planner:
    • Download - D License Session Planner Instructions
    • Download - D License Session Planner
  • Candidates are required to complete a Self Reflection Form for each training session.
  IV.  Performance Review Phase (14 to 18 hrs.)
  • Final on-field exam.
  • Candidates have one full year following the completion of the deliberate practice phase to attend any performance review phase to complete the “D” course.

 

Course Assignment

  • Candidates are required to view an online presentation and complete a series of questions on Concussion Awareness. The assignment must be completed prior to the candidate receiving their final course results.
  • Visit this link to complete the online assignment.
  • Candidates are not required to print a certificate of completion.
  • A report will be automatically sent to U.S. Soccer and the State Association host upon completion.
Registration and course information below:
 
 
E-mail: Kurt Luitweiler at kurt@oksoccer.com with questions or for additional assistance

 

Justin Phillip Stepping Away from Academy Director Position at NEOFC

Justin Phillip has decided to move on from his five-year post as Academy Director of Coaching for NEOFC.

In his statement, Phillip explained that he looks fondly upon his time with NEOFC and has no definite plans at this time.

Coach Phillip was acting ADOC for the last five years and served another six-year stint with Extreme FC from 2000-2006.  In this time Phillip led the introduction of several youth programs and coached several tournament championship teams, including the first OPL qualifier (96 Boys) in club history.

Adam Kenes has been named Interim ADOC.  Coach Kenes has been with NEOFC since the fall of 2014, coaching several teams and recently serving as Club Operations Director.  In his 19th year of coaching soccer, Kenes holds four USSF coaching licenses, including the National Youth License, two NSCAA diplomas and the Oklahoma Youth II Certification <link to full bio>

NEOFC would like to thank Justin Phillip for his many years of service to the Club and community.  Club officials are at work addressing positions created by Phillip’s departure.  Immediately affected members will be hearing from the Club through proper channels.

2015 Outstanding Performances

NEOFC 05' Grey Girls (Coach Jamie Peterson)

1st place at the 2015 Broken Arrow Labor Day Tournament

04 Boys (Coach Mark Papp) Finalist WSA Midwest Labor Day Invitational.

Score was 2-2 through regulation time & overtime. Lost 8-7 in penalties.

Interstate League

04 Boys (Coach Mark Papp) 10-0 Victory over Siloam Springs Ark. 

September 12th, 2015 

 

Blitz United Fall Invitational 2015

02 Boys Silver (Coach Adam Kenes) 

Finalist (U14 Top Division)

03 Girls Blue (Coach Robert Allen) 

2nd Place U13 Girls (Top Bracket)

The Heartland Invitational Tournament

NEOFC 99 Girls Blue (Coach Peter Koskovich & Mitchell Sowerby)


 

Oct-30th  2015 1st Place

 

 

*Read more about their great weekend by clicking HERE

 

adidas Sam Shannon Showcase

NEOFC '98 Girls Blue (Coach David Critchley)

Champions!

The NEOFC '98 girls team had an excellent weekend competing at the Sam Shannon Showcase in Tulsa, Oklahoma - November 21-22 2015.
The girls finished in first (1st) position in the U18 top flight bracket.
 
The Girls want to thank all the guest coaches from the NCAA D1, NCAA D2 and NAIA Colleges that came to attend and watch NEOFC seal the Championship.
The weekend results were as follows:
 
NEOFC 98 2 - 0 Win over = FC Dallas youth '98
NEOFC 98 5 - 1 Win over = Andromeda '98
NEOFC 98 1 - 0 Win over = Dallas Texans '98 Mid Cities
 
The '98 Girls next tournament will be the ESPN Disney Showcase in Orlando, FL (December 31- January 3).
 
Girls, we wish you & Coach Critchley continual success as your season continues to meet and exceed your goals. We can't wait to see what pinnacle your reach next!!