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Republic FC’s Academy will host an opportunity for elite youth soccer players to earn a spot in the region’s only youth development program competing in the country’s premier youth soccer platform, MLS NEXT. 

Over two weekends, the Academy will host tryouts across four different age groups – U14, U15, U17, and U19 – for youth players aspiring to play at the college or professional level. The sessions will be held Republic FC’s Academy home fields, the Mather Sports Complex – 3755 Schriever Ave., Mather, CA 95655.


Our Talent Identification process allows us to identify and further evaluate players within our Academy who embody Sacramento Republic characteristics. Our focus is on correctly identifying players through empirically validated long-term talent predictors, creating an efficient recruitment process that works in collaboration with local clubs across our region, and developing a network of trustworthy relationships that provides opportunity for players of all backgrounds.

Our scouting network looks to identify players who can embody the following characteristics within our environment over time.


We have several ways in which a player can be observed within their respective environment, allowing them to stay committed to their current club team. Once a player has been identified, we will work their club to find an opportunity to bring that player in for further evaluation. Players can be further observed through the following avenues:

  • Within the player’s respective current club environment
  • Through our Republic FC Academy Scouting Network
  • Republic FC led Talent Identification Days, Centers of Excellence, and Club Festivals
  • Other identification platforms (PDP, ODP, etc.)