The World Cup has come to its final moments of glory and disappointment with France playing Croatia for the title of “Best in the World.” Read our breakdown of crucial matchups and tactics leading to the match that will make or break many players’ childhood dreams of winning the World Cup.
As the World Cup games become make or break the tactics are also changing. With no ties, Fairplay point interference, or second-class opposition these teams are ready for the world’s largest stage. Join us for our World Cup knockout round previewing tactics and matchups from each match in the round of 16.
Rapids Youth Soccer is excited to introduce the newest member of our Staff and 15U-19U Boys South Director of Coaching, Peter May. Peter is a Kentucky native, playing youth soccer for United 1996 FC where he won 3 state-cup championships. Peter went on to captain Southern Indiana University Evansville and coach for his alma mater and Indiana Fire.
The World Cup took center stage this month as 32 teams squared off for world soccer supremacy. With the summer league break for Colorado youth soccer, many are taking this time to watch the world’s best compete. Many pundits and commentators will weigh in on what they think is causing teams to succeed or fail but what are they watching to decide if a player did well or played poorly? With every game having a minimum of 22 players on the field and only a few scoring goals, how do you know what to watch? Join us as we outline soccer watching tips and tricks for parents, players, and coaches.
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.
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.