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.
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.
Rapids Youth Soccer is excited to introduce the newest member of our Staff and 9U-10U Select Program Director, Jeb Brovsky. Jeb is a Colorado native, playing pro soccer for NYCFC, Montral Impact, Minnesota United, and Stromsgodset IF. After his career was ended by injury, Jeb has been heavily involved in the game in outreach efforts through the Homeless World Cup and Peace Pandemic.
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.
This year has already seen tournaments throughout the nation with coaches using these trips to help our players better understand the club’s core values. Coaches have been hosting club culture nights where players from different age groups and teams gather to highlight the importance of a united vision.
Injury represents an inexorable consequence of sports. Many of us are aware of the physical consequences of injury, however, the lack of awareness surrounding the psychology of injury means some mental wounds may never heal. Join us for a new series highlighting the mental aspects of sport injury rehabilitation.
As a member of the Aurora and greater Denver community, Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices at The Eddy. Along with providing quality coaching and facilities, we are taking strides to limit our environmental footprint and providing health conscious retail opportunities.
An educated starting position is vital to being a quality goalkeeper but what makes a good starting position? Coach Bump breaks down the steps needed to be ready for any shot, any time. Join us for Bump’s Basics to learn more about what it takes to improve your goalkeeping with techniques from Rapids Youth Soccer.
Sports has provided so much to kids beyond just wins and losses, it has helped provide a connection to peers, to authority, to family. Every player matters at Rapids Youth Soccer and one mom explains the importance this community of support as she navigates life and youth sports with a transgender child.