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Welcome Anthony Presnell to CRYSC

Rapids Youth Soccer welcomes Anthony Presnell as the new College Placement Director. This position will assist families in finding the best fit for their child to attend college. CRYSC athletes will have access to resources helping them navigate the difficult college recruiting process and find a school.

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Next Wave Coaching Academy Fall 2018

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.

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Welcome David Garcia to Rapids Youth Soccer

Rapids Youth Soccer is excited to introduce the newest member of our Staff, David Garcia. David grew up in Rochester New York attending Utica College to study business administration and play college soccer. In 2013, David moved to Spain to pursue his UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ coaching licenses. During his time there, Coach Garcia learned invaluable lessons that he is now bringing to the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.

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Psychology of Injury Part 2

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.

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Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

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.