The New England Revolution this week unveiled complete details about its new, fully-funded youth development program, including tryout information for its boys Under-16 and Under-18 teams that will begin play this summer and which will compete in the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
In an effort to afford the region's players the opportunity to train and compete at an elite level, the Revolution's youth development program will be fully-funded by the club. Qualified and talented players will be accepted into the program without regard to their financial situation. All players' needs and expenses related to soccer activities - training, facilities, equipment, uniforms, travel associated with competitions - will be provided by the Revolution at no cost to the players or their families.
The Revolution conducted an information session in the Atrium of the East Fidelity Investments Clubhouse (Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035) on Tuesday, May 20. The Revolution's Director of Soccer, Michael Burns, and Director of Youth Development, Mario Prata, will make a presentation about the team's new youth system and will be available to answer questions about the program.
Tryouts for the Under-16 and Under-18 teams will be held in June on the grounds at Gillette Stadium. First-round tryouts for both the U16s and U18s will be conducted on the indoor turf field at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium. Players will only be permitted to attend one open tryout held to their appropriate age group.
Called-back and invited players will participate in the second round of tryouts, which will be conducted later in the week on the stadium turf field at Gillette Stadium. A full schedule of tryouts with dates and times is listed below.
Boys Under 16s Tryouts (born on/after 1/1/92)
Monday, June 9: Open tryouts (Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium), 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10: Open tryouts (Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium), 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11: Open tryouts (Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium), 6 p.m.
Friday, June 13: Call-backs and invitation-only tryouts (Gillette Stadium main field), 6 p.m.
Boys Under 18s Tryouts (born on/after 1/1/90)
Monday, June 16: Open tryouts (Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium), 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17: Open tryouts (Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium), 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 19: Call-backs and invitation-only tryouts (Gillette Stadium main field), 6 p.m.
All tryouts will begin at 6 p.m., but players should arrive by 5:30 p.m.
All players who plan to attend a tryout session are required to have consent and liability release forms with them, signed by a parent or legal guardian. Blank forms will be available on the nights of the tryouts. Players without the necessary signed forms will not be allowed to try out that evening. The necessary forms will be emailed to all families who register their contact information at revolutionsoccer.net prior to the event, and will also be available for download at revolutionsoccer.net as the tryout dates approach.