You understand the positive impact soccer has on many lives, particularly our children – which is why your help is needed. Garnering a show of support from across the state is perhaps the most important aspect of the upcoming process at the Indiana Statehouse. Ersal Ozdemir, the owner of Indy Eleven who heads the development and construction firm Keystone Group, is building upon a vision with soccer fans in mind. To that end, we hope you can visit the “Support” section of stadiumforindiana.com and take just a few moments to contact your representatives at the Indiana Statehouse and prove that this is a priority for the entire soccer community across Indiana.
Indiana Soccer is a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Youth Soccer (USYS) and Unites States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law. Indiana Soccer has a current membership base of over 60,000 youth players, 3,000 adult players, 8,000 active coaches, 3,800 referees and thousands of volunteers through its network of over 140 local member clubs across the state of Indiana.
Indiana Soccer is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational soccer development and competition. Its leadership is comprised of an Executive Committee and a volunteer Board of Directors who represent all parts of the state. The organization currently has a professional staff of 6 full-time employees working out of the State Office just east of Indianapolis.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) provides high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels and develops a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching. Highly-skilled players identified through the ODP program may earn opportunities to compete at Regional or National levels. The US Youth Soccer philosophy states that ODP identifies players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.
It is a community-based training and team placement program for athletes with special needs, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any players, age 8 and older, who have a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Indiana Soccer and US Youth Soccer families.