RICHMOND, Va. – (Monday, October 19, 2020) – The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club will host a Player Identification Session for U9 through U15 boys and girls (players born 2006-2012) interested in joining the Kickers travel program for the 2021 spring season on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the club’s showcase sports complex, Ukrop Park (5300 Ridgedale Parkway). In addition, players interested in U16 through U19 boys and girls (players born 2002-2005) will have the opportunity to be evaluated during the Fall/Winter period. Registration is now open at RichmondKickersYouth.com
The Richmond Kickers U9/U10 program provides an innovative format for players ages 8-9. The U9/U10 program has been meticulously designed to provide additional emphasis on technical and tactical instruction under the guidance of the region’s top coaches. The pioneering format offers a seamless transition from the highly successful Advanced Development Program (ADP) for players ages 5-7 to Kickers U11 travel teams.
Competing in the Advanced Development Soccer League (ADSL), the Richmond Kickers’ U10-U12 teams emphasize technical and physical development while encouraging individual creativity and expression. The focus of the program is not on winning but on developing each player to his or her fullest potential and preparing the players for success in the future. Geographically based teams train twice per week and participate in an eight-game schedule played throughout the greater Richmond area, requiring very little travel for players and parents.
Richmond Kickers U13-U14 Classic teams are members of the Virginia Soccer League (VSL) and compete against other teams from various clubs in the greater Richmond area as well as Southeast and Northern Virginia. Team tactics and various systems of play are introduced into the training program and players are encouraged to solve various problems within the context of the game or a particular situation on the field. Sessions are designed to create a fun and enjoyable environment for players that are passionate about the game.
Richmond Kickers U11-U14 Elite teams represent the most competitive teams within the RKYSC structure. These teams may be composed of players from all RKYSC geographic areas with the intent of fielding the strongest possible team. The Elite team will select the top players in each age group beginning at the U11 age group. The majority of our U11-U14 Elite teams compete in the Virginia NPL/VA Premier Soccer League (VAPSL) and numerous prestigious tournaments. In the age groups where multiple Elite teams are formed, some of the teams compete either in the Advanced Development Soccer League (ADSL) or the Virginia Soccer League (VSL).
Fees for the Kickers travel program include up to two tournaments per season as well as winter training. Uniforms for travel players mirror the Kickers professional team with top-of-the-line replica Adidas jerseys and shorts.
To attend the Player Identification Session on December 5, players are encouraged to register now at RichmondKickersYouth.com
, choosing the appropriate age group, the specific location and level of team that interests you. Please note: Mid-Year Travel Tryouts are for new travel players. Players currently registered to other clubs are not eligible and are encouraged to register for our upcoming 2021/20 Travel Tryouts that will take place during April and May 2021.
For more information, please contact the Technical Director of your respective age group