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District Training Centers (DTC)

Announcements

 

2019 North Georgia DTC/ODP Tryouts online registration is now open. The tryout fee is $20. 

Tryouts will take place on February 24th at Lakeshore Soccer Fields, 70 Crescent Street, Dalton.

  • 2002, 2003, 2004s will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

  • 2005s, 2006s, 2007s and 2008s will take place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tryouts to check-in with your completed Medical Release Form.

Tryouts will be followed by six training sessions which will be on Sundays from March to May.

Click Here to register for the tryoutsContact Tara Daniel at tdaniel@georgiasoccer.org or (678) 993-2110 if you have any questions.

 

2018-2019 DTC Information

 

The District Training Centers Program (DTC) is designed to provide advanced training to players in the outlying areas of Georgia. The goals of the program are:

  • To act as a feeder system into the State Olympic Development Program (ODP) for players in the outlying areas of the state

  • To help players in these outlying areas 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 DTC players the ODP playing style of possession soccer and prepare them for ODP

The Georgia Soccer DTC program was launched in 2000 in Tifton. Since then, we have gradually expanded the program to other sites based on demand and membership demographics. This year, we will have four District Training Centers: Tifton, Richmond Hill /Savannah, Warner Robins/Macon and Dalton.  So far, more than 40 players have advanced from the DTC to the State ODP. (Please note that this is a separate program from the State ODP. Information on the State Olympic Development Program is posted separately.)

 

Eligibility

For the 2018-2019 season, the players eligible for this program are boys and girls born in the calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, January 1 to December 31. No other birth years are allowed.

 

Program Outline

Tryouts for DTC are scheduled for November 5th (Tifton), November 7th (Richmond Hill /Savannah) and November 8th (Warner Robins).  The players selected from all four birth years (2005 through 2008) will be combined into one DTC Pool at each center. The pool will train in one group when working on technique, and be split by age and size for small-sided games. The pool will be split for games against other DTC sites to achieve size-appropriate match-ups. The pools will train once a week throughout the winter and finish with a DTC 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 $120 for the three-month program and will be collected from the players who make the DTC pools in November. 

 

Training Sessions

Training will start the week of November 12, 2018 and conclude at the end of January 2019. Time and location of training is as follows: 

  • Warner Robins/Macon: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM; CGSA Soccer Complex

  • Tifton: Wednesdays in November, Tuesdays in December and January, 7:00 - 9:00 PM; Friendly City Park

  • Richmond Hill /Savannah: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM; Devaul Henderson Park

 

Coaching Staff

The State Director of Coaching will oversee the program and visit each DTC site at least once a 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.

 

The 2018/2019 DTC Head Coaches are listed below:

  • Warner Robins - Jason Kirk

  • Tifton - Ali Joslin

  • Richmond Hill - Keith Gunn

 

Tryout Information

Players interested in trying out for DTC must register online. The tryout fee is $45. Online registration is available until the prescribed deadline. After the deadline, online registration will be closed and you will have to register onsite and are assessed a $20 late fee. Tryout dates for each site are listed below:
 

  • Tifton: November 5, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM; Friendly City Park 

  • Richmond Hill /Savannah: November 7, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM; Devaul Henderson Park

  • Warner Robins:  November 8, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM; CGSA Soccer Complex


Please arrive at the tryout site half an hour early for check-in. You must bring a copy of a Medical Release Form but it does not have to be notarized.  Please contact Tara Daniel at (678) 993-2110 or tdaniel@georgiasoccer.org if you have any further questions. 

Click Here to register for DTC Tryouts.

 

Directions


Friendly City Park (Tifton)

From I-75, take exit 63A (2nd St.) and go west (away from town) through one traffic light to the stop sign. Turn left and follow the signs for soccer parking. 

From Albany, coming into Tifton on Hwy 82, turn left at the first traffic light onto Carpenter Road. Go to the next traffic light and take a left onto King Road. Go to the stop sign. The soccer fields are in front of you, so turn left and look for signs for soccer parking. 

 

Devaul Henderson Park (Richmond Hill)

Take I-95 to exit 90; this will be GA 144.  Go straight through town and about six miles down Henderson Park will be on the left just after the fire station. It is across from the Belfast Keller Road.  Soccer Fields are at the back of the park.

 

CGSA Soccer Complex (Warner Robins)

From I-75, take Exit 142, GA Hwy 96 and go east. At the second red light (Lake Joy Road), take a right. Take the first left onto Cohen Walker Drive. At the first stop sign take a right onto Snellgrove Drive. You will see the fields on your left with a big parking lot.

From Hwy 247 or I-16, turn onto Hwy 96 West. Travel several miles to stoplight at Houston Lake Rd (McDonald's intersection). Take a left onto Houston Lake (South). Take the first right onto Cohen Walker Drive. At the second stop sign take left onto Snellgrove. You will see the fields on your left with a big parking lot. 

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