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Identification Training Information for Fall 2021 Teams

Identification Training Information for Fall 2021 Teams

Rio Rapids Durango Soccer Club are conducting Identification Trainings (tryouts) to form teams for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 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. 

Tuesday May 18th
4:30-6pm (2008 & 2009 Boys & 2007 boys) Including to be 9th graders
6-7:30pm (2008 & 2009 Girls & 2007 girls)
Smith Sports Complex

Thursday May 20th,
4:30-6pm (2008 & 2009 Boys & 2007 boysIncluding to be 9th graders
6-7:30pm (2008 & 2009 Girls & 2007 girls)
Smith Sports Complex


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

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

ID TRAINING OPEN TO PLAYERS BORN IN 2009, 2008, 2007 going into 8th grade & PLAYERS INVITED BY DIRECTORS OF COACHING

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 2020 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 Identification Training.  Players will not participate in the identification training without registration and payment of the $10.00 fee. Players MUST bring both their White and Maroon game jerseys to the identification trainings in order to be identified throughout the tryout. 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 ID Training.  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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