DTC Tryouts Online Registration for 2018 is Now Open
DTC Program 2017/2018 | Eligibility | Program Outline | Cost | Training Sessions
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The District Training Centers Program (DTC) is designed to provide advanced training to players in the outlying areas of Georgia. The goals of the program are:
To act as a feeder system into the State ODP for players in the outlying areas of the state.
To help the better players in these outlying areas, who are looking for additional training to supplement their club activities. Players’ technical development is a high training priority in the DTC.
To help the top players of our member clubs reach their potential by providing a challenging program in close proximity that requires a short commute.
To teach the DTC players the ODP playing style of possession soccer and prepare them for ODP.
The program was launched in 2000 with only one site in Tifton. Since then, we have gradually expanded the program to other sites based on demand and membership demographics. This year, we will have 4 District Training Centers: Tifton, Richmond Hill /Savannah, Warner Robins/Macon and Dalton. So far, over 40 players have advanced from the DTC to the State ODP. (Please note that this is a separate program from the State ODP. Information on the State Olympic Development Program is posted separately).
For the 2018-2019 season, the players eligible for this program are boys and girls born in the calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31). No other birth years are allowed.
Tryouts for DTC are scheduled for November 5 (Tifton), November 7 (Richmond Hill /Savannah) and November 8 (Warner Robins). The players selected from all 4 birth years (2005 through 2008) will be combined into one DTC Pool at each center. The Pool will train in one group when working on technique and be split by age/size for small-sided games. The Pool will be split for games against other DTC sites to achieve size-appropriate match-ups. The Pools will train once a week throughout the winter and finish with a DTC Festival. The training sessions will start in November and finish at the end of January.
The Tryout fee is $45. The Training Fee is $120 for the 3 months program and will be collected from the players who make the DTC pools in November.
Training will start the week of November 12, 2018 to the end of January 2019. Time and location of training is as follows:
Warner Robins/Macon: Wednesdays 7-9 pm CGSA Soccer Complex
Tifton: Wednesdays in November and Tuesdays in December/January from 7-9 pm Friendly City Park
Richmond Hill /Savannah: Wednesdays 6-8 pm Devaul Henderson Park
The State Director of Coaching will oversee the program and visit each DTC site at least once per month. Each site will have a Head Coach who will work with staff coaches appointed by the State DOC. The coaches will comprise top local club and/or college coaches. The 2018/2019 DTC Head Coaches are listed below:
Warner Robins - Jason Kirk
Tifton - Ali Joslin
Richmond Hill - Keith Gunn
Players interested in trying out for DTC must register online. Online Registration for the 2018/2019 DTC is now OPEN. Tryout fee is $45. Online registration is available until the prescribed deadline. After the deadline, online registration will be closed and you will have to register onsite and are assessed a $20 late fee. Tryout dates for each site are listed below:
Tifton November 5 at Friendly City Park - (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Richmond Hill /Savannah November 7 at Devaul Henderson - Park (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Warner Robins November 8 at CGSA Soccer Complex - (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Please arrive at the tryout site about half an hour early for check-in. You must bring a copy of a Medical Release Form, it does NOT have to be notarized. Please contact Tara Daniel at 678-993-2110 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
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Directions to DTC Training Sites:
Friendly City Park (Tifton)
From I-75, take exit 63a (2nd St.) and go west (away from town) through 1 traffic light to the stop sign. Turn left and follow the signs for soccer parking.
Alternate directions from Albany:
Coming into Tifton on Hwy 82, take left at first traffic light onto Carpenter Road . Go to next traffic light and take a left onto King Road.
Go to stop sign, soccer fields are in front of you, turn left, look for signs for soccer parking.
Devaul Henderson Park (Richmond Hill)
15849 HWY 144, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Take I-95 to exit 90. This will be GA 144. Go straight thru town and about 6 miles down Henderson Park will be on the left just after the Fire Station. It is across from the Belfast Keller Road. Soccer Fields are at the back of the park.
CGSA Soccer Complex (Warner Robins)
From I-75: Take Exit 142, GA Hwy. 96, and go East. At second red light (Lake Joy Road), take a right. Take the first left onto Cohen Walker Drive. At the first stop sign take a right onto Snellgrove Drive. You will see the fields on your left with a big parking lot.
From Hwy 247 or I-16: Turn onto Hwy 96 West. Travel several miles to stop light at Houston Lake Rd (McDonald's intersection). Take a left onto Houston Lake (South). Take first right onto Cohen Walker Drive. At the second stop sign take left onto Snellgrove. You will see the fields on your left with a big parking lot.