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South Region

 

The South Regional Identification Center (RIC) is designed to provide advanced training to players in the Southern areas of Georgia including Tifton, Valdosta & Thomasville.

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 2020 season, the players eligible for this program are boys and girls born in the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, 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

2020 RIC sessions will occur:
Tryouts: 6:30-8:30 PM
October 28th
 
Training Dates: 6:30-8:30 PM
November: 4th, 11th, 18th
December: 1st, 8th, 15th
January: 5th, 12th, 19th
 
Location:
Friendly City Park
3199 E. B. Hamilton Drive, Tifton, GA 31793
 
All RIC festival at Warner Robbins (South Region); January 24, 2021

Coaching Staff

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.

Meet our Scouting Staff

 

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.

Please click on the link below to register for RIC Tryouts:

https://bit.ly/37EGBPH

 

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