RDS Talent Centers offer cost-free supplementary training programs to underserved areas with a high concentration of talented youth soccer players.

As our most advanced supplementary training programs, RDS Talent Centers are intended only for the very highest level boys and girls, aged 7 to 12. Only extremely advanced players are encouraged to apply.

Participation is strictly subject to try-out, and registration for try-outs is subject to a $30 fee. This non-refundable fee ensures all applicants are serious candidates, fully committed to attend try-outs, which are expected to reach capacity quickly.

Typically featuring six weeks of training, one night per week, the sessions operate the RDS curriculum and provide access to the same features and benefits*, including:

  • High-level, technical, individual training with a low player-coach ratio
  • Eligibility for RDS Winter and Summer Showcase teams
  • Assessment for RDS Pre-Academy teams
  • Consideration for Red Bulls Academy teams

*Note: Participation in an RDS Talent Center does not include a full written evaluation, which are only provided in the RDS clinics and RDS Residential Camps.

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Talent Centers are currently being offered in partnership with the following clubs:

Ironbound Soccer Club:

The Ironbound SC Talent Center is exclusively open to players registered with ISC. Try-outs are held in the fall season, with successful candidates participating in six weeks of training in the fall and spring seasons.

Fall 2021 Info:

  • Training night: Monday
  • Try-outs: 9/27
  • Start: 10/4
  • End: 11/8
  • Duration: 5 weeks (no session on 10/11)
  • Times: 6:00pm to 7:30pm / 7:30pm to 9:00pm

For more information on how to join Ironbound SC, and earn eligibility for the next ISC Talent Center, visit: https://www.ironboundsoccer.com.

Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club:

The Brooklyn Italians RDS Talent Center is open to players currently registered with BISC, as well as any other talented soccer player in the area, regardless of their club affiliation.

A $30 try-out fee applies to all applicants, although BISC applicants can have this fee waived by using a discount code provided by the club. For access to this code email Janine Guarriello at jguarriello@brooklynitalians.org.

Fall 2021 Info:

  • Training night: Friday
  • Try-outs: 10/1
  • Start: 10/15
  • End: 11/12
  • Duration: 5 weeks (no session on 10/8)
  • Times: 6:00pm to 7:00pm / 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Hillsborough, NJ (Iron Peak Sports & Events):

Iron Peak Sports & Events is a premium indoor / outdoor facility in Hillsborough, NJ. This Talent Center runs independently of any club, and spaces are therefore open to all players, irrespective of club affiliation.

A $30 try-out fee applies for all applicants.

Fall 2021 Info:

  • Training night: Thursday
  • Try-outs: 9/30
  • Start: 10/7
  • End: 11/4
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Times: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking to host a Talent Center in your region?

Red Bulls are always looking to add Talent Centers in the metro area. To qualify, host clubs should be able to provide the following:

  • High quality turf-field with lights
  • Access to a high-level player pool
  • Ability to cater to an underserved community

To apply to host a Talent Center at your club, email rds@newyorkredbulls.com.

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