RICHMOND, Va. – (Wednesday, October 18, 2023) – The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club will host a mid-year player identification event specifically for Richmond Kickers Recreational and players currently not on a travel soccer team. * Players currently playing with other VPSL or NPL teams are not eligible to attend.
The identification event is for U9 through U14 boys and girls (players born 2010-2015) interested in joining the Kickers travel program for the spring ’24 season and will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the club’s showcase sports complex, Ukrop Park (5300 Ridgedale Parkway).
In addition, players interested in U15 through U19 boys and girls (players born 2005-2009) will have the opportunity to be evaluated during the Fall/Winter period. Boys contact Mark Stollsteimer, Girls contact Andy McIntosh.
To attend the Player Identification Session on December 2nd, players are encouraged to register HERE choosing the appropriate age group, the specific team location and level that interests you.
Please note: Mid-Year Travel Tryouts are for new travel players. Players currently registered with other clubs are not eligible and are encouraged to register for our upcoming 2024/25 Travel Tryouts that will take place during March, April and May 2023.
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. Contact Ross Mackenzie.
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 VPSL NPL South and compete against other teams from various clubs in the greater Richmond area as well as South 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. Contact Mike Burke.
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 Premier Soccer League – ECNL Regional League (VPSL) 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). Contact Mike Burke.
Fees for the Kickers travel program include up to four tournaments per year as well as winter training. Uniforms for travel players mirror the Kickers professional team with top-of-the-line replica Adidas jerseys and shorts.