Director of recruitment, Coach Reilly, outlined an expanded recruitment schedule for the 2021-2022 class, as a large UDA academy group will be graduating in 2021.
Coach Reilly stated, “We will have over 20 students graduating from the UDA academy in the summer of 2021 from the University of Chester and we will be seeking quality student-athletes to come into the academy in the fall of 2021. In order to do that we need to give an opportunity for students to be seen and to learn about the development opportunities we provide at UDA. As we carry three squads of 18-20 players, who play year-round, we will need a quality group to replace those graduating.”
WANT TO KNOW WHAT A RECRUITMENT EVENT IS LIKE?
LOCATIONS AND DATES FOR UDA RECRUITMENT ID EVENTS
June 19-21, 2020
Nov 6-8, 2020
Nov 13-15, 2020
UDA Thanksgiving Trip, Chester, England
Nov 21-27, 2020
Dec 11-13, 2020
Lakewood Ranch, FL
March 12-14, 2021
May 21-23, 2021
June 18-20, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR JUNE RECRUITMENT EVENT
Coach Reilly stated, “We are waiting to see if this summer event in Columbus, June19h-21st, can still go ahead and we will be making a decision when we know more in the coming weeks given the present circumstances we face. We hope to have that decided by the end of April.”
Reilly continued, “One of the things we have developed is a UDA College Thanksgiving Showcase trip to the academy in Chester, England. This will replace the UDA Summer Tour that we usually run but have decided that we cannot plan adequately given health and safety circumstances.”
UDA COLLEGE THANKSGIVING ID SHOWCASE TOUR
Regarding the Thanksgiving ID Trip, Reilly stated, “The UDA College ID Showcase Tour over Thanksgiving, will include meeting professors, admission staff, training and playing with the UDA squad, as well as attending a Premier League game or a Championship game.
Coach Reilly added, “The trip at Thanksgiving will actually give prospects and families an excellent way to see, understand and get a feel for the University and Academy even more than a summer tour, as the Academy and the University will be in full session.”
Prospects interested in signing up for either a UDA event at one of the locations listed above can register at udauksoccer.org/recruitment.
For students and families interested in knowing more about the UDA College ID Thanksgiving Showcase, please contact Coach Reilly at 614 421 8084 or email email@example.com.