The Indiana Olympic Development Program goals are to provide for the unfolding of ideas about the game of soccer, to provide the players confidence and ideas to solve problems the game presents them, and to provide opportunities for the gradual growth and advancement through challenging, creative, and positive training and playing environments. You must be identified and invited to join the Indiana Olympic Development Program.
Players must be formally invited to participate in State Pool Training. Each player is fairly evaluated in the four components of the game (technical, tactical, psychological, and physical), their creativity and problem solving ability, their ability to contribute to the team, an individual's versatility as a player, and the ability to be competitive within the current State Pool. For more information regarding the tryout opportunities please refer to the documents below:
Fall 2018 Tryout Opportunities
The following opportunities are available for players to tryout and be invited to join the State Pool for 2018-2019 in their respective age groups. Eligible age groups for the fall are 2004 (players not in high school), 2005, 2006 and 2007.
ODP Evaluation Program One Day Tryout
Late Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019 Tryout Opportunities (coming in October)
Tryout opportunities for the 2018-2019 will be made available in October. IF you have any questions, please contact Joy Carter.
Additional Identification Methods
Players may also be identified and invited directly into the State Pool in their respective age groups via the following ways:
The Indiana Olympic Development Program Coaches also watch league and high school games to identify players through direct participation with their club and high school teams. Players identified through the scouting program will be invited directly into the State Pool in their respective age group.
Recommendations from ODP State, Regional and National Coaches
Indiana ODP solicits recommendations from coaches around the state, region and nation who have seen players play in their regular environments. If a player is recommended directly to the Indiana Olympic Development Program the player will either be invited directly into the State Pool or will be asked to attend an Evaluation session (tryout) for further evaluation.