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.
Injury represents an unavoidable part of being in athletic competition. It is obvious when a player has pushed it too far and has injured themselves physically. Often the mental portion of this injury is overlooked. Join us as we profile the steps to exercise our bodies and exorcise the demon’s of injury.
How does one seek improvement without perfection? Perfectionism is often accompanied by shame. The shame of not being who you desire to be or what you might desire to be; perfect. Life is imperfect and in this post, we explore the balance of ambition and self-care.
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.
When it comes to coaching contact in the recruiting process many are confused by the many rules and regulations of the NCAA, NAIA, and Juco divisions. Take control of your college recruiting process with our breakdown of rules and best practices for navigating the recruiting process.
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.