RDS Talent Centers are operated in conjunction with Red Bulls Academy affiliates, and offer cost-free supplementary training programs to areas with a high concentration of talented youth soccer players.

As our most advanced supplementary training programs, RDS Talent Centers for spring 2022 are intended only for the very highest level boys and born between 2009 and 2014. Programs are available with PDA (Tuesdays) and Brooklyn Italians (Fridays), and 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 attending tryouts, which are expected to reach capacity quickly.

Featuring five 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 is only provided in the RDS clinics and RDS Residential Camps.

Talent Centers are currently being offered at the following locations:

PDA, Somerset, NJ:

  • Open to boys only
  • Training night: Tuesdays
  • Try-outs: April 26
  • Training Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm & 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Brooklyn Italians, Brooklyn, NY:

  • Open to both boys and girls
  • Training night: Friday
  • Try-outs: April 29
  • Start: May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Times: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.