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 Registration Links & Additional Player Identification Methods
LInks will open Monday, August 9th: PLEASE only sign up for one tryout date; ODP tryouts are open and anyone can try out.
Note: if you have received an email from Joy Carter inviting you into the State Pool, you are on the wrong registration page...you need to be on the State Pool page; please read any email from Joy carefully to determine your status
Again...only sign up for one tryout date. Cost to try out is $41.
Travel Info - Keystone is Closed at the 31 split; See Map
Sunday, September 12
Sunday, October 3
Sunday, October 17
All training sessions and tryouts are held at the Grand Park Events Center located at 19000 Grand Park Blvd. Westfield, IN.
The players that are trying out will use the same schedule as the State Pool players that are already in the pool.
Calendar (this is also the state pool calendar; players trying out train with the state pool players)
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.