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Tryout Information

Tryout Information for Fall 2022 Teams

Rio Rapids Durango Soccer Club will be conducting tryouts in the u13 and u14 age groups (2008 8th grader, 2009, and 2010 birth years) and the high school girls group (2004-2008) to form teams for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 season. This will help us meet the needs of our members by providing a more competitive environment, while providing an opportunity to develop for all. If interested, please register below by Friday, May 20.

2010 Boys

Monday, May 23
4:30-5:45pm
Wednesday, May 25
6:00-7:30pm
Smith Sports Complex South & West Field

Tryout fee: $10 (please bring to ID Training. Checks payable to RRDSC)

2010 Girls

Monday, May 23
6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, May 25
4:30-5:45pm
Smith Sports Complex South & West Field

Tryout fee: $10 (please bring to ID Training. Checks payable to RRDSC)

2009 Boys & the 2008 Boys who will be in 8th grade this fall

Tuesday, May 24
4:30-5:45pm
Smith Sports South Field
Thursday, May 26
6:00-7:30pm
Smith Sport Complex South & Center Field

Tryout fee: $10 (please bring to ID Training. Checks payable to RRDSC)

2009 Girls

Tuesday, May 24
6:00-7:30pm
Smith Sports South Field
Thursday, May 26
4:30-5:45pm
Smith Sport Complex South & Center Field

Tryout fee: $10 (please bring to ID Training. Checks payable to RRDSC)

2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 Girls

Tuesday, May 31
6:00-7:30pm
Riverview

Tryout fee: $10 (please bring to ID Training. Checks payable to RRDSC)

Players MUST bring both their White and Maroon game jerseys to the tryouts in order to be identified throughout the training. Players who are new to RRDSC will be given a training bib in lieu of the jersey.

Click HERE to sign up for ID Training

RRDSC coaches will evaluate players on the four pillars of player development including the following:

  1. Technical (Skill) Development

    • ball control – receiving (1st touch), second touch, passing

    • 1v1 moves

    • shooting, heading

    • shielding

    • etc.

  2. Tactical Development

    • systems of play suited to number of players on field

    • Executing positional roles

    • essential game elements – overlaps, give and go, switching play, etc.

    • recognizing other team’s tactics

    • etc.

  3. Physical Development

    • speed

    • endurance

    • strength

    • agility

    • flexibility

    • etc.

  4. Mental Development

    • focus

    • concentration

    • confidence

    • decision making, anticipation, perception

    • team atmosphere and environment

    • Etc.

The first and second night will include a technical warm-up, small sided and 11v11 full sided game play. Additionally, the Directors of Coaching and the current age group coaches are continually evaluating players over the course of the 2022 Spring season to add to the identification process. If a player cannot attend both nights we will use the one night plus their regular coach's evaluation for placement.

There will be a $10 administrative fee for all players who would like to attend the Tryouts.  Players will not participate in the tryouts without registration and payment of the $10.00 fee. Players MUST bring both their White and Maroon game jerseys to the tryouts in order to be identified throughout the trainings. Players who are new to RRDSC will be given a training bib in leiu of the jersey

Team structure is at the discretion of the Directors of Coaching.  This is highly dependent on player pool numbers and ability level in the group.  

*Registration is June 1 - JULY 1.   

If a player makes the Select team, they will be accountable for the following commitments.

Team Commitment:
Two practices a week (90 minutes)
Duke City Soccer League: 4 Saturdays of doubleheaders in Albuquerque, NM
Tournaments: 2-3 per a season

*If you want to play soccer, but are not interested in an ability based team you DO NOT have to attend the tryouts.  Instead, all you have to do is register your player and he will be placed on an age/skill appropriate team.

Click HERE to sign up for ID Training


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