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Northeast Region

 

 

Tryouts: 11/5 and 11/12
The Northeast Regional Identification Center (RIC) is designed to provide advanced training to players in the Northeast area of Georgia including Athens, Oconee, Jefferson and its surrounding areas.
The goals of the program are:
  • To serve as a process to identify players from around the State of Georgia into the State Olympic Development Program (ODP).
  • To give opportunity to players who are looking for additional training to supplement their club activities. 
  • To help 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 RIC players the ODP playing style of possession soccer and prepare them for ODP.

Eligibility

For the 2021 season, the players eligible for this program are boys and girls born in the calendar years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 January 1 to December 31. 

Program Outline

The pool will train as one group when working on technique, and then be split by age and size for small-sided games. The pool will be split for games against other RIC sites to achieve size-appropriate match-ups. The pools will train once a week throughout the winter and finish with a RIC Festival. The training sessions will start in November and finish at the end of January.

Program Cost
The tryout fee is $45. The training fee is $135 for a 10 session program.
Training Sessions
Training dates:
  • November: Fridays 11/12, 11/19 (off rest of the month)
  • December:  Friday 12/3, Friday 12/17, Sunday 12/19 (off for Holidays rest of the month)
  • January:  Friday 1/7, Sunday 1/9, Sunday 1/16, Friday 1/21, Sunday 1/23
  • Rain makeup dates:  alternate Fridays and Sundays as options
 
Location:
  • West Jackson Middle School
  • 400 Gum Springs Church Road 
    • ​Jefferson, GA 30549
Training times:
  • 5-7 PM for 2010s and 2011s
  • 7-9 PM for 2008s and 2009s
 
All RIC festival at Warner Robbins (South Region); January 30, 2022
Coaching Information
The State Director of Coaching will oversee the program and visit each RIC 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 be from top local clubs and/or colleges.
Tryout Information
Players interested in trying out for RIC must register online. The tryout fee is $45. Online registration is available until the prescribed deadline. 
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