Players looking for an alternative to US College soccer should check out the upcoming Prospect Camp put on by Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA). Missouri has already sent half-a-dozen player to RIASA’s Leeds campus where they are earning a college degree while training and playing year round.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to train in front of the RIASA football Director, Mark Ellis, who will fly over from England this coming summer for the ‘Experience RIASA’ events. Ellis will be joined by St Louis native John Roeslein, RIASA Director North American
Scouts and Player ID. The three day event allows students and parents to gain valuable insight into the program.
Ellis said, “ I am looking forward to attending the Experience RIASA events across America this summer. The events developed in San Antonio and Orlando this past recruitment year were a perfect way for us to get to know potential students and see if it’s a good fit all around. We selected most of our incoming class for fall 2014 through these events. I look forward to seeing more prospective talent for the program.” More information can be found on the RIASA.org website.
What: RIASA Prospect Camp
When: June 13-15, 2014
Where: SLSG Collinsville Facility
1046 McDonough Lake Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
Prospect Camp limited to 30 Players.
Contact John Roeslein, RIASA North American Director of Scouts and Player ID, at 314-378-8567 or by email at email@example.com You can also follow RIASA on Facebook.
John most recently was the ODP Director for Missouri Youth Soccer Association before transitioning to the RIASA position on a full-time basis in 2013. He won a Missouri State Championship at St. Mary’s High School in 1970, a NJCAA National title with Florissant Valley Community College in 1971 and in 1973, transferred to St. Louis University where he won the 1973 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. He was inducted into the St Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 2008.