West Texas ODP Area
Spring Event Announced

On Sunday, Jan. 22, 56 boys and girls braved a 65 mile-per-hour dust storm to attend the Olympic Development Program training in Lubbock at the Texas Tech Women's soccer stadium. Weather conditions were so intense that we were forced indoors for the first part of the morning sessions.

At the event, staff coaches Gary Williamson, Keith Nix and Gibbs Keeton put the elite players of West Texas through their paces.

The following eight boys and eight girls were identified and invited to join the Dallas ODP pools for their respective age groups:

'97 Boys – Gage Bonaventure, Marco Castorena, Crispin Gomez Jr
'98 Boys – Hayden Ridley
'99 Boys – Luis Ibarra, Roy Jaramillo, Sequoyah Perry
'00 Boys – Andrew Moore
'95 Girls – Erin Cumbest, Baylee Jenkins, Kaitlyn Judge, Kaitlin Steele
'98 Girls – Adrienne Almodova
'99 Girls – Hailee Little, Jasmine Olivarez
'00 Girls – Addison Bonaventure

We will host another Developmental Training weekend for the West Texas area elite players. Below are the details to the event.

What: ODP West Texas Area Spring Event
When: Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3
Where: Texas Tech University (John Walker Soccer; 3901 10th Street; Lubbock, Texas 79406)


Our mission is to create a positive, competitive and inspiring learning environment that is unique and conducive to the enhanced development of players and coaches, ultimately preparing as many players as possible for the State, Regional, National Team level and the international arena.



  • Quality instruction from state and nationally licensed coaches, including coaches from area universities
  • Increased exposure to collegiate coaches
  • Continued development of soccer playing ability
  • Opportunity to train and compete with and against talented players
  • Opportunity to represent one's state, region, or country in competition


  • Tryouts are open to 2000-1995 Birth Year soccer players.
  • Participation fee of $150 ($50 Non-Refundable) includes a numbered t-shirt.
  • Pre-Registration is MANDATORY. Registration will NOT be allowed at the field.
  • Pre-Registration DEADLINE is Friday, May 18, 2012. Late registration will NOT be allowed.
  • Online Registration
  • If you do not have access to a computer or have trouble with the online registration process, please contact Shawn Morgan, ODP Administrator, M-F 8:30 am—5:00 pm at (800) 996-8772 Ext 107 to complete registration.

Please visit the North Texas Soccer website for more info.

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