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Competitive Boys' Program

Ages: U11-U19
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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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska FC official training centers. The winter training program will address technical improvement and tactical awareness within small-sided games. 

If you have questions about our Boys' Program, please contact Boys' Director of Coaching, Karl Ostrand,


U11 Elite: Head Coach, James Dean

Assistant, Jeremy Kester 


U11 Gold: Head Coach, Ron Carson


U11 Navy: Head Coach, Mike McCumbers


U12 Pre-ECNL: Head Coach, Karl Ostrand

Assistant, BJ Frankman


U12 Gold: Head Coach, Carter Donahue

Assistant, Austin Obermeyer


U12 Navy: Head Coach, Chad Jeffers

Assistant, Austin Obermeyer


U13 ECNL RL: Head Coach, Alex Johnson


U13 Gold: Head Coach, Austin Duncan


U14 ECNL RL: Head Coach, Paul Pfeifler


U14 Gold: Head Coach, Miguel Rosales


U15 ECNL RL: Head Coach, Hendry Rilantono


U15 Gold: Head Coach, John Campbell


U16 ECNL RL: Head Coach, Ryan Kruse

Assistant, Marco Garcia


U16 Gold: Head Coach, John Iberg


U17 ECNL RL: Head Coach, Jaylon George

Assistant, Stevie Siy


U17 Gold: Head Coach, Rodrigo Retana-Aguilera 


U18/19 ECNL RL: Head Coach, Paul Grandgenett


ECNL RL teams are the second team in each age group from U13-U19. Our ECNL RL U13-U19 teams will compete in the ECNL Heartland Regional League as well as Nebraska League.

ECNL RL Program includes:

  • 22 indoor training sessions, to be used as needed by the head coach. 

  • League Fee covered for ECNL RL and additional league

  • Club Facilities use - outdoor 

  • Coach annual fee’s 

  • US Club player registration

  • USYS Club registration 

  • SNFC admin Fees 

  • Playmectrics - Club communication platform

  • Home game field usage (Turf / Grass) when needed. 

  • Hudl assistants - (Once footage has been collected)


Competitive Teams:

Our Competitive program starts at U11 and goes through U19. There will be one teams in each age group - Gold

  • U11-U14 Competitive Teams will receive 22 indoor training sessions per year; u15-u19 Competitive Teams will receive 18 indoor training sessions

  • League fee covered for Nebraska League, with options to play in other leagues such as the Heartland league in KC

  • Multiple club-maintained outdoor fields used during Fall and Spring seasons

  • Coach annual fees (coach travel expenses are extra and covered by each team)

  • USYS Club registration 

  • SNFC admin Fees 

  • Playmetrics - Club communication platform

  • Home game field usage (Turf / Grass) when needed

Optional Package for Competitive Teams

Players in the Competitive Program may elect to participate in the Warren Academy program at an additional cost. Warren Academy’s advanced approach to strength and speed training and injury prevention is a vital part of the modern game.  For more information please visit  Warren Academy offers 5-week programs for $100 per player (10 total sessions).

Additional Competitive program opportunities:

  • Summer Camp

  • Speed and Agility training with Warren Academy

  • Total Player Development (TPD), run each spring, fall and winter (1 time per week for 4-6 weeks)

  • Omaha Futsal League (5v5) or Indoor League (9v9)

  • College Recruiting Education (U15+) service provided

  • SNFC College Search event for u16-u19 players

  • Use of SNFC audio-visual room for game analysis and tactical preparation

  • Annual Player Evaluations delivered by the team coaches



For all our Premier and Competitive teams, we recommend no more than 3 tournaments per season without the approval of the club DOC. 

Refund Policies

U8-U10 Academy & U11-U19 Select
In the unfortunate situation that involves a season-ending injury or illness, Sporting Nebraska FC will consider a fee reimbursement for the family involved.  This does not include team fees assessed by the team, which should be handled directly with the Coach and Team Manager.  Refunds will only apply to season-ending injuries or illnesses.

The following considerations will be reviewed in determining a refund amount:

  • Forty percent of any fee, seasonal or annual covers fixed Club overhead and is not considered reimbursable

  • Remaining sixty percent of player fees cover variable and ongoing expenses and are considered to be the refundable portion of player fees

  • Determine if the players fee is seasonal or annual (Payment term)

  • If registration fee was an annual fee, total fee will be divided by 2 for under 15 players and above families or by 3 for under 14 and below players, in order to determine the per-season fee charged

  • This amount will be divided by the typical 8 week season and any refund amount will be prorated based on when the player’s injury occurred during that time-frame


In order to qualify for a refund, the Club will require a physician’s note stating that the player will be out for the remainder of the season.  The physician’s note should accompany the request for a refund.

Players and families who have received financial assistance from the Club are not eligible for refunds.

The Club will not provide a refund based upon any philosophical, personality, or curriculum issues concerns and no other situations other than those mentioned above will qualify for a refund.

  • U11-U12: Elite - $1700, Gold & Navy - $1525​
  • U13-U14: ECNL RL - $1800, Gold - $1525

  • U15-U19: ECNL RL - $1800, Gold - $1425

    • Trapped 8th grade players, there will be a small additional fee for the spring to cover training costs while birth year high school teammates are in season.​

  • League fees

  • ​Club Facilities use - indoor & outdoor 

  • Coach annual fees 

  • USYS Club registration 

  • SNFC admin Fees 

  • Playmectrics - Club communication platform

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