Colorado Rapids Personal & Team Training

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club provides personal training to all levels of players, from beginner to advanced at almost all ages. Schedule a training session year-round with one of our experienced staff members. We will be adding more coaches on as we continue to build this feature out for our members.

Benefits of Training Sessions

  • Elite level identification
  • Access to indoor and outdoor fields
  • Personalized training sessions and feedback
  • Work with our experienced coaches
  • Year-round opportunities
  • Single player to full team training

Levels of Coaching Available

Level 1 Coaching

  • 1 Player @ $25/Hr

  • 2 Players @ $30/Hr

  • 3 Players @ $35/Hr

  • 4 Players @ $40/Hr

Personal training for Level 1 players is geared towards individual mastery of the soccer ball.  Priority will be given to building confident, attack-minded players who relish individual possession of the ball.

Trainers will use fun games to make isolated technical work engaging for young players with an emphasis on physical literacy.  Players will establish a physical foundation that helps them achieve success in the application of technical exercises.  Players will progress from unopposed sessions to increased game-like, opposed activities as players build individual technical competencies.

Level 1 Coaching is built for beginning soccer players generally between the ages of 6 and 11.  Players should be individually motivated to improve, passionate about the game and relish training in an intense, focused environment.

Level 2 Coaching

  • 1 Player @ $50/Hr

  • 2 Players @ $70/Hr

  • 3 Players @ $90/Hr

  • 4-6 Players @ $100/Hr

Personal training for Level 2 players focuses on building individual technical qualities in order to achieve age and developmentally appropriate tactical outcomes.  Trainers will use a combination of individual technical activities and conditioned games to teach proper application of technique within the context of various game-like situations.  Trainers will also incorporate Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) exercises to help players develop the physical qualities that lead to proper execution of technique under pressure.

Level 2 Coaching targets players with a solid technical foundation generally between the ages of 8 and 13.  Players should be individually motivated to improve, passionate about the game and relish training in an intense, focused environment.

Level 3 Coaching

  • 1 Player @ $50/Hr

  • 2 Players @ $70/Hr

  • 3 Players @ $90/Hr

  • 4-6 Players @ $100/Hr

Personal training for Level 3 players will build on the technical components introduced at younger age groups. Level 3 coaching also helps players isolate and develop techniques that are specific to the functional roles that they play within their team. Position-specific training is most appropriate for player age 13 and older.

Players should be individually motivated to improve, passionate about the game and relish training in an intense, focused environment.

Available Coaches

Kincaid Schmidt: Level 2 or 3

Kincaid Schmidt

Kincaid Schmidt is a former collegiate player who holds a USSF “B” license and USSF National Youth License.  Kincaid provides 6+ years coaching experience in youth soccer with both boys and girls.

Focus: Kincaid focuses on the development of individual technical proficiency as the foundation for overall success in soccer.  Correct technique will be taught in age- and developmentally appropriate ways so that players enjoy every element of the game, from dribbling (including turns and move), to passing and striking the ball. Depending on the age, Kincaid can focus on tactical, physical and psychological elements as well.

Level: 1,2,3

Tom Poole: Level 2 or 3

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Tom Poole

An England native, Tom played for Birmingham City until moving to the United States in 2008 to attend Wingate University in Wingate, NC. Tom played all 4-years earning playing and academic accolades throughout.

Tom is currently the U11-U12 Boys Director of Coaching at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club and is an assistant coach with the West Region ODP program. Tom completed his Masters Degree from Regis University where he also assisted with Men’s Soccer team. Tom holds his UEFA ‘A’ & UEFA ‘B’ Licenses as well as the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National, Premier and Director of Coaching Diplomas. Tom was recently selected to the United Soccer Coach 30-under-30 program which recognizes 30 leading coaches in the USA/Canada under the age of 30.

Focus: Tom has a diverse set of soccer-specific expertise. If there’s something your player would really like to work on, Tom is equipped to help them reach their goals.

Level: 2 or 3

Matt Gordon: Level 2 or 3

Matt Gordon

Growing up in the UK, Matt has a broad range of experience working at the top level of youth soccer in both the UK and in the US as well as playing at the semi-professional level in  England.

Matt holds his USSF A license and also has a BSc (Hons) from Anglia Ruskin University in Coaching for Performance in Football. Matt has most recently worked in both the NPSL and PDL at the semi-professional level and is the current 13U-14U Central Boys Director of Coaching.

Focus:  Matt has a range of different experiences in the game and can adjust his sessions to your specific needs.

Level: 2 or 3