Indiana Soccer Olympic Development Program Training Beginning in September
Indiana Soccer Olympic Development Program would like to inform all of the soccer players in our state that district training is about to begin. District Training is held in 9 different regions in the state and is open to all soccer players in our state that plays for Indiana Soccer through one of their over 140 clubs.
Development is the act or process of developing; unfolding; a gradual growth or advancement through progressive changes. The top players want to be challenged in competitive, positive, developmental environments against players of equal or better ability. If we refer to the above definition of “Development,” 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.
This process starts with District Training for providing an environment to challenge the players in their local areas who want additional training. The district training program is first and foremost for the continuing development of all soccer players in the state. Secondly, it is an opportunity for Indiana Soccer ODP staff to see players from various areas of the state and possibly recommend them to the Olympic Development Program state pool for said players’ age group.
ODP welcomes players that are not in high school to this program. Players born in 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996 are welcome to attend any and/or all of the district training sessions that are scheduled. Each individual district has its own coaching staff and most of them have an administrator that helps to oversee the program for that area.
The district training schedule for each district is set by each group of coaches and administrators that run their particular sites. Dates, times, and locations will be put up as Indiana Soccer receives them. If you have questions about a particular district, please contact the administrator for that district. If there is not an administrator listed, then please contact the coach.
To find out more about the district training program please go to the Indiana Soccer website, www.soccerindiana.org
and click on the word district under the ODP tab. You may choose to sign up for any session by clicking on the link for that session. Please note that when the GotSoccer log-in form comes up, you must use your individual player’s information by entering it on the right hand side of the form. PLEASE, DO NOT SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT FOR YOUR PLAYER. IF YOU PLAYER IS ON AN INDIANA SOCCER AFFILIATED TEAM OR PLAYS IN AN AFFILIATED PROGRAM, THEY ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REGISTRAR FOR YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD TO LOGIN AND SIGN UP.
District training sessions run for 1.5 hours and the cost is $20 if you pre-register online and $25 if you walk-up at the site without registering online. Online registration is vital to the program so that we will have enough coaches available for training. Goalkeeper training is not guaranteed at these sessions, but, GK’s are welcome to attend.