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This Is What ODP Families Are Saying About The ODP Program
Hello ODP family,
I just wanted thank all of you for what you have done to help Evan Hudak on his soccer journey. Thank you for helping him become a better person and player.  The start of this year was tough with changes from the pandemic. Evan was really bummed to have to miss state cup games, the Mediterranean International Cup (MIC) tournament in Spain, and the ODP Midwest select camp. With Indiana still having soccer available for our boys, we were able to at least have a high point last weekend. Evan and Kendall Starks’ Indiana Elite FC team finished second to a really good Solar MLS academy team in this year’s Premier SuperCopa tournament in Dallas. Thanks again and we are looking forward to this season’s ODP events. The Hudak Family (Evan Hudak 2008 Boys)
"We are very grateful for the training Audrey has received from the entire ODP staff. She had an excellent freshman year in 2019 and has made the watchlist for the 2020 season. We just wanted to let you know we appreciate all you do for player development. Looking forward to participating in ODP again this year.  Thank you for all your time and talents!" ~Milinda Abel (Audrey Abel 2005 girls)

"Todd and Joy, I wanted to send a quick note to inform you that Jackson will be leaving the ODP program.  He has made the decision to join the Academy program. This was a difficult decision as he loved ODP, his club and High School teams. Personally I want to thank both of you and the entire ODP family.  Jackson has learned so much from ODP. Hopefully we will cross paths in the future.  We will keep you posted on his future. Again, thank you for everything. All the best". Jim Jelinek

"I just wanted to reach out on behalf of Leah, and say thank you, to all of you who have helped and supported her over the last several months. You've played such a vital role in her success and progression, and we couldn't be happier.
 
Looks like she was invited to the midwest ID camp, but as we know all summer camps have been cancelled". THANK YOU!!- Leah & the Rocha Family
"My mom just got an email that said I was selected to participate in the midwest-ID camp. I just wanted to tell you guys thank you so much for this opportunity! Even though it was cancelled because of the coronavirus, it still means a lot and I am still in the pool for the event in November! This was really great news to hear and I am so thankful for ODP and what is has done for me these past 2 years!" - Olivia Clive

"This is Anna Rosato. I wanted to thank you both and all of ODP for such an amazing experience. ODP has remained a constant in my soccer life for the past few years. I am grateful for all that I learned from my coaches and all of the incredible experiences I had as an Indiana player, including (but definitely not limited to) two Germantown Invitational Championships, our interregional trip to Pennsylvania, and many, many Sundays spent at Grand Park. I will miss ODP deeply and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

My participation in ODP for the last six years has undoubtedly made me a better soccer player--not only in terms of my technical and physical development, but also by improving my tactical knowledge and my understanding of the game. Being a part of the ODP family has provided me with unparalleled opportunities to train with the best soccer players in the state and compete against the top players in the Midwest Region. During my time with ODP, I was fortunate to participate in three inter-regional tournaments, win two Germantown Invitational Championships, and be invited to four Midwest ODP Regional camps. Perhaps more importantly, ODP has given me the opportunity to work with coaches of the highest caliber who have pushed me to realize my full soccer potential. This training has given me a foundation to compete at the highest level of club soccer on the ECNL and DA stages for the past four years. I will forever be grateful for the support, relationships, and lessons I gained from ODP". Anna Rosato

"We wanted to say thank you to Coach Andy, Kim D, Stacy, and the several other GK coaches that have worked with Kat over the past several years. ODP has definitely helped her become the keeper that she is today.  Also a shout out to you Joy for keeping me informed and on track" 2003 Katie Hofhauer 367

Just want to send a little note to let you all know that Mason really enjoyed Memphis this year. He was unsure after last season if he was going to continue with ODP but Coach Brian has been a great coach so far and Mason has really enjoyed learning from him. Thanks again! - Carrie Han

"Joy, just wanted to share this with you. Rory was invited to the regional Costa Rica event.  She will be attending.  I personally wanted  to say thanks for all ODP has done for Rory on and off the field". - Dave Barnard
"I hope all has been well! I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me! You helped me in so many ways and I will forever be grateful for everything! Thank you for helping me and always making me feel welcomed at ODP. I was wondering when the season starts so I could go in and say hello?" Kevin Valdez

"ODP has been a very important part of my soccer path and is a big reason for my success. Indiana ODP gave me significant opportunity as a goalie to train 1 on 1,  in small groups and in scrimmages  with top tier coaches.  This excellent individual and small group training allowed me to have significant touches and taught me not only fundamentals early on, but also how to deal with many situations on the field mentally and physically. During my 3 years of ODP I developed a much greater understanding of the game and also developed many lasting friendships.  I was invited to ODP Regional ID Camp two  years ago which gave me an opportunity to meet and train with very good players from around the country.    As a result I was able to improve in so many areas such that I made the Cincinnati United Premier DA team in 2018 and now have the privilege to play for the inaugural FC Cincinnati MLS U15 Pro Academy team.  I miss my 2005 ODP team mates, but continue to stay in touch with them.  One of my closet friends from the team is Benji Chavarria who is playing for the Chicago Fire MLS DA Academy team.  We have gone from playing together at ODP to playing against each other, which is fun as off the field we are good friends.  I am very thankful for the opportunity and the many coaches at Indiana ODP that made me both a better person and a better player". - Austin Wells 2005 FC Cincinnati DA

"ODP provides motivated club players an opportunity to receive additional quality training and instruction with similarly motivated club players.  They offer flexible training times to help facilitate participation that doesn't conflict with club matches.  It's a great resource provided by the Indiana Soccer Association". - Tommy Berry, Cutters Soccer Club DOC

"A HUGE thanks to several great years of ODP! Brock is starting his freshman year at the University of Evansville. He is already loving being part of the men’s soccer team! He has the BEST things to say about ODP and Indiana soccer. Great coaching through you all. Lifelong friends. With fond memories" - Tamara Wandel 

"Coach Andrew, I wanted to take a moment to send a note of thanks for coaching Elle during ODP this year, especially during the Ohio tournament.  You are one of the few coaches to “get” Elle.  As you know, she’s fiercely competitive and extremely strong willed.  As you noted, these character traits might serve her well as an adult but it can be a challenge to coach.  You took the time to talk to her, coach her about how to use her energy on the field and to harness her competitive nature in a positive way.  After the game, Elle told you her dream is to be a professional soccer player one day.  She’s said that ever since she’s been a little girl but this is the first time I’ve heard her open up to a coach about her goals.  You clearly earned her trust that day.  And for that, I am forever grateful.  

I don’t know anything about soccer and don’t have the talent, experience or skill to help her.  It’s only through special programs like ODP, and coaches like you, that she may one day realize that dream. Thank you for all you do.  This family appreciates the work of the program and teaching kids how to play a sport they love" - Joy Fischer

"You for guiding me through my ODP years. I appreciate the work you put into organizing and coordinating events in my later years, and for coaching me when I played under you. ODP gave me the opportunity to play against players better than myself and motivated me to work to reach their level. It was a great experience. 

 

I am interested in the Coach in Training program but probably not until my senior year. I’m not sure I would have the time this year as I plan on attending some ID camps on the weekends. Maybe I'll see you at a Unified Track meet sometime in the spring" - Ian Holtz-Hazaltine

"Joy/Coach Shelly/Coach Mabuchi: my guess you already know but Jackson was invited to compete with the Regional boys in December.  I wanted to personally thank all of you for everything you do for the ODP program.  This program has impacted my son in many positive ways. Without the tireless efforts and commitment of the ODP staff this would not have been possible". - Jim and Lee Ann
"Indiana ODP offers the rare opportunity to gather like-minded athletes under the instruction of high-level coaches in a unique environment where the focus isn't playing time or tournament wins. Being able to run sessions that are solely development-driven allows me to assess athletes' strengths and identify areas of needed growth and work in a way I've never been able to in the club, or even college, game. It's what coaching is supposed to be: player-focused. My time with ODP has helped me reconnect with why I coach young women today and I greatly value the opportunity I've had working with IN ODP". Stacy Pease - ODP Coach
"Joy and Todd, thank you very much for all the work you did over the past year. Jayden (2007) enjoyed to be a part of ODP." Denise Blank
"I just wanted to reach out and express just how thankful I am for everyone involved in this program that has helped me get to where I am today. ODP came at a time for me when I really needed it and I wouldn’t be the type of player or person I am today without it! The level of awareness and knowledge of the game I gained is really what sets me up to succeed, not to mention the great positional and tactical coaching I received as well. ODP has helped me reach my goals, both short and long term, one of which was being invited to the Midwest Regional ID Camp, and I am so grateful to say I have finally reached that goal! Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons (vacation and other college camp conflicts), I will have to decline the invitation to attend, but for me, being invited was just as exciting, encouraging, and fulfilling. Once again thank you all for everything, and know I am still very interested in helping out with district training or anything else you all may need! Just let me know." Emma Lopp. 
 
 
 
 
 
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