On March 3rd and 4th, 2018, Rapids Youth Soccer sent teams to the St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL Friendlies. Girls and boys played elite teams from around the country throughout the weekend. The tournament’s objective was to expand our teams’ understandings of competition and grow closer as a club.
Thank You, Referees Posted by: Liz Grier | Chief Administrative Officer We can all recognize the referee on the field – wearing the classic yellow collared shirt with a whistle…
Remembering Kelvin Norman Posted by: Neil Alvarado | Director of Tournaments and Strategic Partnerships 2005 is an important year in the history of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. On November…
The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club presents the Next Wave Coach Academy. Through this program, the club engages the “next wave” of women coaches by creating an environment where women are encouraged to coach and provided a pathway tailored to each individual.
CRYSC Earns Grant From Colorado Health Organization Posted by: Curtis Gardner | Outreach Director Since 2012, the Rapids Youth Soccer Outreach Department has provided after-school programming to underserved communities around…
The 2005 Boys Rapids South DA team traveled to Argentina for 10 days of soccer against local clubs with coaches Cacho Cordoba & Diego Cerro. Leaving from Denver to Buenos Aires, the team was very excited to learn from another culture’s soccer community.
The Colorado Storm and Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club announced this summer that they would be joining forces to provide a more comprehensive club that can further advance the goals and overall experiences of our players. With this announcement coming just after the conclusion of the spring season, the Colorado soccer community was curious to see how this would unfold. This spark developed into what would become the Rapids Fall Friendlies.
Injury represents an inexorable consequence of training and competition. Many of us are aware of the physical consequences of injury, however, the lack of awareness and stigma surrounding psychology means the mental scars that can accompany physical damage are largely being disregarded, neglected or poorly treated. Coaches, parents and even the players themselves have a responsibility to be aware of the psychological ramifications of injury and appropriate treatments to tackle the mental and emotional needs of injured players.
Too often in sports, players are told that talent is ascribed and unteachable. Our athletes need to be told that growth is always attainable with drive, focused-practice, and effort. The differences between fixed and growth mindsets are crucial in the development of skills on and off the field. Join us as we detail the positive mental strategies involved in developing a growth mindset.
We are excited to share with you that Rapids Youth Soccer and the Colorado Storm will be joining forces, helping create a more comprehensive club that can further advance the goals and overall experiences of our players. As one club, united under the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club name, you and all our valued members will have access to a stronger club better positioned to serve our players from three-year-olds all the way to the Colorado Rapids professional Major League Soccer team.