Who do I contact with questions about the Olympic Development Program:
For informational questions, please contact Indiana ODP Administrator Joy Carter. You may reach Joy at 317-975-2007 or by emailing her: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please always include your player’s name and birth year when you send an email. This will help her serve you much quicker and accurately.
Where can I find information about the Olympic Development Program?
You can find information about our program on the homepage of ODP: https://www.soccerindiana.org/odp/about-odp/
When are tryouts for the Olympic Development Program?
Tryouts for the Olympic Development Program start the first training date of the season for non-high school players. This date is usually either the last part of August or the early part of September depending on the ODP calendar. Tryouts for high school players start in late October according to the ODP training calendar (no high school player can start the program until his or her high school soccer program has ended). You may find more information at the following link: https://www.soccerindiana.org/odp/odp-try-outs/
What are the fees for participating in the Olympic Development Program?
Fees vary depending on when you join the program and which trainings you participate in. You may find out more about the fees for each season by accessing the Indiana ODP Structure, Format and
Components document on the State Pool Members page: https://www.soccerindiana.org/odp/odp-state-pool/
Do I have to register for individual dates, and if so, how do I do that (This applies to state pool members only)
Yes, you must register for each individual date your player plans to attend. This helps the staff prepare for the session as well as insuring we have the proper number of coaches for each age group. To register for each date, you must go to the State Pool Members page stated above and look for the Section titled “State Pool Members Registration Links”. You must click on and register for each date you plan to attend.
Why does Joy need all of the information asked for in the invitation email?
Joy asks for this information every year for several reasons. One reason is because there can be changes to each player’s information…for example a new email that needs to be added. Secondly, Joy may make a typo or two when she enters all of the information on the pool list sheet. Third, the coaches do not have access to GotSoccer which is where much of the information asked for is stored. It is much easier for Joy to enter the information from your email than downloading all of it from GotSoccer. Last, there is additional information that is asked for than what is available on GotSoccer. So, please just send the information back each year when Joy asks for it.
What is the difference between State Pool and State Team?
The state pool is the training pool. It is composed of players that were either on the state team or an alternate the previous year or players that have come to try outs and been invited in to train.
State Team is the team that is selected from the state pool (usually occurs in March of each season). Players that are on the state team one year, will not necessarily be chosen the next year.
If I sign up for a Phase (for example Phase 1), does that mean I am registered for each date in that phase?
No. Signing up for a phase is only a way to register and make payment for that phase. When you sign up for a phase, you must also sign up for each individual session. Please note that in some phases, you may sign up for individual sessions only and you do not need to do the phase registration at all. This will be explained via email before each phase begins.
If my player is in Phase 1 (fall), does he have to be invited into Phase 2 (winter)?
No. If a player is in Phase 1, he is automatically invited back into Phase 2. In addition, players in Phase 2 that make either the state team or are an alternate for the state team, will be automatically be invited back for the next seasonal year of ODP.
What is the regional pool and how are players selected for the Midwest Region ID camp (usually held in July)?
Players can be recommended for the Midwest Region ID camp by either the state staff, or by other ODP programs’ state staff, or by regional or national level coaches. Players that are invited to and attend the ID camp, may be selected for the regional pool. From there, some players may be invited to regional events. Players that are invited to the ID camp one year, may or may not be invited the following year.