Player Development Program Mission & Information
Objective of the Player Development Program (PDP): The Objective of the PDP is to identify, develop, and showcase the top motivated players within each age group in Indiana, provide specialized training with experienced coaches, and offer possible opportunities for college, US National team and US & International Professional Soccer Club exposure.
The Indiana Champions League Player Development Program is directly interagrated with the US Club ID2 Program which is now an official US Soccer ODP program.
Structure of the PDP:
- Jamie Gilbert
- John Griffin
- Jeff Dresser
Staff: TBD by Technical Directors
Player Eligibly- The Indiana Champions League Player Development Program is open to all players playing soccer in Indiana regardless of the their club’s affiliation with the league.
- The Player Development Program is fully funded by the league for all players associated with a member club (not team specific).
- There will be a nominal cost (min of $25) associated with any player who is not currently playing in a member club (not team specific).
- This excludes travel expenses.
This program is funded by the ICL Foundation (non-profit entity) of the Indiana Champions League.
How players are selected for the PDP?
Indiana Champions League sends out a letter to all Club Directors of Coaching (DOC’s) and coaches, in a particular age group asking for recommendations of players. DOC’s or Coaches can ONLY make the recommendation.
Interested players may contact their respective club coach or club director (DOC) to reccommend them to the program.
Indiana Champions League coaches and scouts will watch players play thorughout the fall and then invites the players to attend training sessions during the winter. The technical staff evaluates the player and makes selections - Please note the number of players selected depend on the aim of the program or event.
- Boys born in 1999, 2000,2001,2002
- Girls born in 1998,1999,2000,2001
US CLUB ID2 Program: Players from their respective age group teams will be selected to attend US CLUB ID2 Regional events.
2012-2013 Training Dates:
November 11, 2012- at Lawrence Soccer Complex in conjuction with the Indianapolis College Showcase
December 16, 2012- at ZYSA Indoor Training Center
February 17, 2013- at the Carmel United Indoor Training Center
March 3, 2013- at Park Tudor High School (Updated 1.08.13)
US CLUB ID2 Program Regional Training Dates:
About the US CLUB ID2 Program:
Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, while also being scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
A comprehensive national scouting and recommendation program is used to form a player pool from which top players are invited to attend an id2 Program Training Camp.
There is no cost to the player to be scouted or recommended for the id2Program. Additionally, the id2 Program is open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation, or lack thereof.