Indiana ODP was fortunate to have Ian and Chris in partnership with Illinois Youth Soccer do some professional player development in January at Grand Park, Westfield. This coincided with friendly games between Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana. All Three ODP Coaching staff had a classroom session and then an on the field session with Ian and Chris.
"We often ask our players to practice and get better and the same needs to happen with us as coaches. We were fortunate to have Chris and Ian give us some insight into player development at top Academy program."- ODP Director, Todd Sheely
“Thanks to an existing relationship with Chelsea FC and Illinois Youth Soccer, ODP coaches from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky had the privilege of some Professional Coaching Development during the Winter Friendlies. The insight in to the Chelsea Academy programming and pathway was priceless in terms of reinforcing their efforts in our own player development model.” Director of Coaching, Steve Franklin
Big thank you to Adam Howarth and Illinois Youth Soccer for inviting Chelsea Academy’s Ian Woodroffe and Chris Woodward for insight into their player development programing. Indiana Soccer Association, Illinois Youth Soccer and Kentucky Youth Soccer educating coaches at the ODP winter friendlies.