Scheduled for Saturday, August 3, the combine is aimed at players who are expected to graduate high school in 2020, 2021 or 2022 and have an interest in playing soccer at the collegiate level.
According to information from organizers, the combine aims to help each player improve their skills and give them an opportunity to be recruited by college and professional coaches.
Coaches will guide participants through drills, skills work and game simulation. Each player will be evaluated and scouted by college coaches based on their tactical, technical, speed and agility skills.
A key difference with this combine, organizers said, is that each player will be evaluated based on their individual soccer abilities.
The staff on site will be comprised of college coaches and soccer professionals from the Tri-State area. There is expected to be a 5-to-1 player-to-coach ratio, which will allow all staff members to watch all participants play.
Combine participants will be selected based on an application process and will include a boys division and girls division. The boys division will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the girls division will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The size of the clinics is limited to 48 players.
At the end of the combine, a college forum will be held for all participants. An expert panel of college coaches will offer advice on NCAA requirements, financial aid and picking the right college. Additionally, the New York Red Bulls coaching education manager will speak about its academy team.