Improving Lives of Youth Through Sport

Programs We Support

The Indiana Soccer Foundation supports programs throughout Indiana. The common thread in all of these programs is that they intentionally develop values in youth through soccer. This support has two forms – grants and scholarships.

An example of a previous grant awardee is TOP Soccer.


Values Through Sports (VTS)

VTS is a program designed to intentionally incorporate values into elementary age, recreation level sports programs. The program, a collaboration between The Indiana Soccer Foundation, Ball State University and New Resource Group, has 5 different components: Youth Serving Organization Support, Curriculum, Coach Role, Parent Role and Assessment. For more information, visit the Values Through Sports website.

Olympic Development Program (ODP)

The Indiana Soccer Foundation is committed to providing financial support for those athletes who have earned the opportunity to participate in Indiana’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and have demonstrated a significant financial need.

Tournament Assistance Program (TAP)

The TAP provides logistical support to clubs for their soccer tournaments. Clubs can borrow items for their tournament, in exchange for publicizing the Soccer Foundation. The ISF has a number of items available, including:

  • Walkie Talkies
  • Concession Sign (3′x6′)
  • First Aid Sign (3′x6′)
  • Registration Sign (3′x6′)
  • Security Sign (3′x6′)
  • “Tournament Volunteer” Vests
  • “Field Marshall” Vests
  • Forms: Registration, Waiver, Emergency Contact, Medical Release

In borrowing these items, the club agrees to:

  • Fulfill the ISF publicity requirements outlined in the TAP Letter of Agreement
  • Pay for shipping costs to and from the tournament
  • Return the items borrowed promptly
  • Pay a charge for items that are damaged while being borrowed
  • To request any of these items download the TAP Letter of Agreement. Additionally, you may email Jeff Newnam, Executive Director, or call (317) 919-5132

Indiana Soccer Memorial Cup (IMC)

downloadIndiana Soccer & Indiana Soccer Foundation are honored to provide the Indiana Memorial Cup to pay tribute to players, coaches and referees whom we have lost much too soon (ages 21 and under).The proceeds from the Indiana Memorial Cup are used to support programming and facilities for underserved youth in Indiana.

Register  or   Make a Donation to the IMC

In 2016, the proceeds helped with the creation of a futsal court at Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis and supported the scholarship and grant programs of the Indiana Soccer Foundation.

Soccer Across America (SAA)

SAA introduces the sport of soccer to youth living in communities not yet served by existing clubs and leagues.  Focused on making soccer available to lower-income children in under-served communities in Indiana, SAA provides soccer training and administrative guidance to players and organizations that might not otherwise be exposed to the sport. In addition, it helps new programs find the funding and equipment to begin and later, expand their activities.

Over the past several years the Indiana Soccer Foundation has donated thousands of dollars in financial support, equipment and administrative assistance to programs across the state of Indiana.

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer)

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TOPSoccer is a community-based program that provides special needs athletes the opportunity to participate in soccer-related activities. There are thousands of special athletes with special needs that can be provided the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.

This program is for any athlete that has an exceptional need whether physical, mental or emotional. Fun for the athletes and the volunteers is highly emphasized! The Indiana Soccer Foundation goal is to provide funding that will enable thousands of young athletes with special needs to integrate as successful members in their community and of Indiana Youth Soccer family.

Let’s Help Each Other

For more information, please e-mail us, or contact Jeff Newnam, Executive Director at (317) 919-5132.

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