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    2019 RIT Men's Soccer Spring ID Clinic (Grades 9th - 12th) April 13th

    Start Date:04/13/19
    End Date:04/13/19
    Registration Opens:11/19/18
    Registration Closes:04/14/19
    Camp Fee:$100

    RIT Men’s Soccer  Spring ID Clinic

    April 13, 2019

    RIT Men's Soccer invites you to join us for a great athletic experience.  Our Spring ID clinic provides the opportunity for prospective student athletes to be exposed to training and be evaluated by the RIT soccer coaching staff.

    Training sessions will provide players an opportunity to improve their technical ability and tactical knowledge of the game. RIT’s coaching staff will instruct & evaluate players within a challenging environment that promotes playing in both small-sided and full-sided game scenarios. Prospective players and their families will participate in a Q&A session with the coaching staff and current student athletes from our team.

    The weekend will provide a comprehensive experience for prospective student athletes considering RIT including:

    • Attend RIT’s Spring Preview Day on Fri, Apr 12
    • Participation in our ID Clinic on Sat, Apr 13

    Attendance at the RIT Spring Preview Day on Friday is optional. Note that registration for the Preview Day on Fri, Apr 12 is required through RIT Admissions (register here).

    Age:   High School Aged Boys (Grades 9th – 12th)

    Registration:  Clinic fee - $100 includes instruction, lunch and clinic jersey

     Please bring molded/or turf shoes for field turf, shin guards and a change of clothes and rain gear

    Clinic Directors


    Bill Garno begins his 24th season at the helm of Rochester Institute of Technology men’s soccer team. Garno is one of only two coaches in RIT history to eclipse the 100-win plateau, and sits in second place in victories behind the late Doug May, for whom Garno played. Garno has also led the Tigers to three appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (2000, 2001 and 2004), and three Empire 8 titles. In 2017, the RIT Coaching Staff was recognized as co-Coaching Staff of the Year in the Liberty League.

    Under Garno’s tutelage, 62 different Tigers have earned All-Empire 8/Liberty League honors since the 1999 season. He has coached four Empire 8 Players of the Year, three Empire 8 Rookies of the Year and 3 Academic All Americans.

    From 1983 to 1986, Garno was a defender on the Tigers soccer team, helping lead RIT to an impeccable 59-8-6 record, four conference titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. After a successful collegiate career at RIT, he turned to coaching. Prior to taking over at RIT in the spring of 1996, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Rochester from 1992 to 1995.



    Yuri Lavrynenko enters his 11th season as associate head men's soccer coach at RIT. He brings a wealth of elite level playing and coaching experience to the Tigers program.  After leading Gates-Chili High School to a New York State Championship in 1995, Lavrynenko helped Indiana University to two NCAA and four Big Ten championships from 1996-99. While at Indiana, he earned All-American, All Big Ten and Final Four MVP accolades.

    Lavrynenko excelled in the classroom at Indiana University, earning Academic All Big Ten honors in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 as well as being inducted into the Alpha Beta academic fraternity. In 2004 Lavrynenko earned a master of business administration from RIT with a concentration in marketing and finance.

    Lavrynenko had a very successful professional career. Between 2000-2001 Lavrynenko played for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. He helped the Fire to the U.S. Open Cup championship in 2001. He played for three teams in MLS A-League from 2001-2004 including the Rochester Rhinos. He helped Montreal to the A-League championship in 2004. In 2005 Lavrynenko founded “Yuri Lavrynenko Soccer” which specializes in academics, individual training, team sessions and camps and clinics for youth soccer players. In 2006 he earned his USSF “B” coaching license and earned his USSF “A” license in 2009.

    Itinerary (subject to change)

    Friday, April 12th
    RIT Spring Preview Day - hosted by RIT Admissions

    Saturday, April 13th
    8:40-9:00 am                  ID Clinic sign-in at Turf Field        

    9:00-10:20 am               Session 1: Technical/Tactical small-sided games 

    10:20 - 10:30 am        Break                       

    10:30 - noon               Session 2: 11 v 11 games   

    noon - 12:30 pm     Q& A Panel Discussion with current members of RIT Men's Soccer (Parents welcome)            



    Bill Garno via email