What: Richmond Kickers Pro Tryouts
When: February 16th, 17th & 18th, 2008
Where: Richmond, Virginia
The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host their 10th Annual Player Combine for eligible college seniors, qualified free agents and talented amateur players that are seeking a professional contract. The weekend is set for February 16-18, 2007 at facilities in Richmond, Virginia. The Kickers will once again guarantee to sign at least one player from the combine to a professional contract that will include a $500 signing bonus.
“We receive hundreds of requests each year for players to tryout for the Richmond Kickers,” comments Richmond Kickers Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw. “This combine is the most effective way for those players to have an opportunity to impress the Kickers coaching staff and secure a professional contract.”
A selected number of applicants will be invited to participate in two days of intense training and scrimmages. The application cost is $99.00 and does not include travel, hotel room nights or meals
Interested candidates, please click HERE to download an application. Due to high level of interest in the 10th Annual Combine, the application deadline has been extended to February 8, 2008. Please note that space is limited. Submit your application as soon as possible. Questions should be directed to Jesse Myers, Assistant Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
El equipo tendrá tryouts para los jugadores talentosos que quisieran ser jugadores profesionales del fútbol para los Kickers de Richmond el fin de semana de Febrero 16-18. El coste del uso es $99.00 y no incluye recorrido, noches del sitio del hotel o comidas. Un número selecto de aspirantes será invitado al tryout, y garantizará por lo menos a un jugador un contrato profesional incluyendo una prima de firma de $500. Aplicacion en Espanol.
Las preguntas se deben dirigir a Jesse Myers, coche auxiliar en email@example.com.
Players are responsible for all travel, hotels and meals. The Richmond Kickers recommend the Holiday Inn Central (804-359-9441), which is conveniently located within three miles of the combine facilities and offers a special discounted room rate ($89 plus tax per night) to all combine participants. To take advantage of this special rate, please request the room block of the “Richmond Kickers Pro Tryouts” when contacting the Holiday Inn Central front desk. The Kickers encourage participants to reserve a room at least two weeks prior to the combine to ensure availability.
Check out our past participants:
Clyde Simms (East Carolina University- Division I) was identified and signed at the 2004 tryouts. In just over a year he had gone from trialist to Richmond Kickers to DC United of MLS to USA Men’s Full National Team.
Ronnie Pascale (Furman University- Division I) Selected at the 2000 tryout, Ronnie has been the Kickers starting Goalkeeper for the past 4 seasons. Career Highlights include 2006 USL2 Goalkeeper of the Year, 2006 USL2 Championship, as well as two other USL1 Championship Final appearances and 3 Team MVP awards.
Tim Brown (Cincinnati University- Division I) also identified at the 2004 tryouts and as well as playing in a USL Championship Final (2005) he went on to represent his country, New Zealand at the full international level.
Sascha Gorres (UNC Pembroke- Division II) was identified at the 2005 tryout and quickly went on to establish himself as one of the top rookie players in the USL. He finished the 2005 season with a 30 yard tally in the USL Championship Final and was took the Kickers to the championship once again in 2006 but this time helping to achieve the win.
Robert Ssejjemba (Virginia Intermont –NAIA) The Ugandan native and current Ugandan National Team player made a giant impact for the 2006 USL 2 Champion Kickers team tallying 18 goals on the season, was awarded the USL 2 MVP award and earned a spot on DC United’s (MLS) 2006 playoff roster.
Kelvin Jones (Wake Forest University - Div I) was signed from the 2006 combine and made an immediate impact in the 2006 season for Richmond, earning respect throughout the league as one of the top defenders in the USL. At season’s end Kelvin was called up to DC United’s reserve team.
Last year, several trialists joined the 2007 squad, including Charlie Howe, Evan Harding, Trey Alexander, Kevin Edwards and Mark Murphy.