RDS Seasonal Clinics
RDS Clinics in the spring, fall, and winter are comprised of one session per week for the duration of the season. Available at a range of indoor and outdoor facilities, each program is accessible by try out, and then offers six to eight weeks of training, depending on season duration.
Winter 2020 Information
This winter, the RDS will operate a limited schedule at select premium indoor locations throughout the Tri-State area. Learn more about Health & Safety protocols for Winter Clinics here.
Additionally, to reduce density during the covid-19 pandemic, returning participants are pre-qualified for the fall 2020 season.
Players who have participated in the RDS within the past 18 months will have their applications automatically accepted and are invited to join the first week of training. For new applicants, the try-out is a pre-requisite.
With winter being our most popular season, and spaces more limited than in previous years, most locations are certain to fill up weeks in advance. Be sure to register early to secure your spot.
Subject to acceptance, spring, fall, and winter RDS sessions offer:
- One training session per week
- Low player-to-coach ratio to maximize coaches’ contact time
- Advanced training, focusing on individual technique and functional understanding
- Comprehensive written end-of-season player assessment
- Homework scorecard and access to online training tool library
- All players earn eligibility for the RDS showcase teams
- Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with and try out for Red Bulls Academy and Pre-Academy teams
RDS Goalkeeper Programs
RDS goalkeeper programs are reserved for competitive and elite boys and girls looking to receive advanced individual instruction on some of the more complex aspects of the GK position.
With many RDS locations now offering a goalkeeper-specific curriculum, high-level goalkeepers are able to focus on the position specific aspects of their game, such as footwork, handling, shot-stopping, distribution, positioning, and communication.
Typically featuring a lower than 1:8 coaching ratio, RDS provides goalkeepers with the optimum individual attention needed to fine-tune their game and increase their confidence in the position.
Due to the exclusive nature of this position, the goalkeeper curriculum is only available at select RDS locations, and attendance is strictly subject to acceptance at a try-out.
All players receive a comprehensive end-of-season evaluation, and the highest level players from within the RDS will be selected to represent the showcase tournament teams and Academy teams in competition
RDS Futbolinho Program
Futbolinho is Red Bulls’ version of futsal, and comprises a fast-paced, small-sided curriculum that focuses on individual skills such as dribbling, skill moves, and turns.
Played with a low rebound, size 2 soccer ball, each player spends maximum contact time on the ball, therefore improving their confidence and composure while in possession.
The hardwood floor, enclosed walls, and continuous playing time all lead to a fast-paced game that improves a player’s reactions, agility, speed, and confidence in one versus one situations.
The unrivaled ball contact time and ultra-small-sided games also mean that players are constantly in the action.
RDS Futbolinho offers a unique indoor training experience for high-level players looking for a new challenge.
Each player participating in the program is provided their own Futbolinho ball, and is encouraged to use RDS homework scorecards and the Red Bulls' YouTube training tools to develop their skills in their own time.
Encouraging creativity is an essential part of the Futbolinho curriculum, and this concept is extended to the custom-made balls. Each player must customize their personal Futbolinho balls, and each week, the most creative design is posted to Red Bull New York's Twitter account. Recent winners can be found under #RDSFutbolinho.
As part of the RDS, any outstanding talents will earn recommendations for the full Showcase Tournament Teams, with the top prospects going on to the New York Red Bulls Academy.