Sacramento Republic FC will launch a new youth player development initiative known as the Republic FC Developmental Program. The program is designed to compliment, and supplement, the club’s current U.S. Soccer Development Academy program in addition to SRFC Camps and Clinics presented by Raley’s.
The Republic FC Developmental Program is aimed at developing the region’s talent that is not yet old enough for Republic FC’s Academy, which will feature U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15/16 and U-17/18 sides for the 2016-2017 season.
To kick off the new initiative, Republic FC will launch with an inaugural spring session, which will run from April 29-June 17, with a mandatory tryout on Friday, April 22.
This will be the first of a series of sessions held on a quarterly basis. Additional sessions will also be held throughout the year and will be announced at a later date.
WHAT: Republic FC Developmental Program Spring Session
AGE GROUPS: U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-11 Boys
MANDATORY TRYOUT: Friday, April 22, 2016, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
PROGRAM SESSIONS/DATES: Every Friday (except May 13 and May 27) from April 29 to June 17, 2016
TIMES: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
COST: $250 (Fee only paid if youth are selected for the program upon completion of tryouts)
*Note: Tryouts are free, but require preregistration by April 20
WHERE: Folsom Sports Complex
66 Clarksville Road Folsom
Folsom, CA 95630
Each interested player must participate in the tryouts, which are free for all interested players. Approximately a dozen players will be selected in each age group to continue into the 6-week program. The free tryout is open to all competitive, serious boys soccer players ages 8-11. If a player is selected following the completion of tryouts, they will then be required to pay the $250 registration in order to participate in the six-week program.
The program offers a unique curriculum designed to enhance each player’s level of play with their own youth club, while exposing them to the development system of Republic FC’s Academy.
The inaugural spring session will include a 90 minute training session each week starting Friday, Apr. 29 through Friday, June 27 (except May 13 and 27). Each of the advanced training sessions will focus on individual technical and functional understanding, a comprehensive end-of-season player assessment and possibly the opportunity to train and/or tryout for the Academy, subject to each player’s development throughout the sessions.
Additional Republic FC Developmental Program sessions will also be offered throughout the year.
Interested participants may register for the program’s free tryouts at SacRepublicFC.com.