ROCKINGHAM — As the interest in the sport of soccer grows, so does the Richmond Senior High School soccer program.
Monday marked the first day of official tryouts for the Raiders and fifth-year head coach Chris Larsen.
A total of 55 players tried out for Richmond. Larsen had 25 varsity players and coach Bennie Howard had 30 hopeful junior varsity players in attendance.
Players worked on a series of drills, including passing, possession and footwork, shooting and headers.
Tryouts will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, before practices start on Thursday.
The Raiders will have their first pre-season scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 13 at South View High School.
Below are photos of Monday’s tryouts, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.