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 through the tryout process. Indiana ODP tryouts are open to any soccer player. 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.
To find out more about the State Pool, please visit our State Pool Members page.
|Tryouts & Additional Player Identification Methods
Tryouts for the 2020/2021 season will begin September 13, 2020 for non-high school players (high school players can tryout once their season is complete).
The players that are trying out will use the same schedule as the State Pool players that are already in the pool. Registration links are available below; simply click on the date of your choice). Please only sign up for ONE tryout session.
If you have any questions, please contact Joy Carter. For further information, please read the Administrator FAQ.
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 go to tournaments to identify players and 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 in their normal playing 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.