CRYSC 11U-19U Competitive Programs are Colorado’s premier option for growing, learning, and developing in youth soccer. The Competitive Program builds on the foundation players have learned throughout their time with Rapids Youth Soccer, including philosophy, the Rapids curriculum, and The Rapids Way. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from new players to competitive, all the way to the top leagues in the United States.

Training and game locations will vary depending on level of play of each team. Game format is played in line with U.S. Soccer directives for small-sided games, which is 9v9 for 11U/12U and 11v11 for 13U-19U. Team sizes may vary depending on age and level of play.

Coming Soon

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to achieve our long-term player development initiative. The WPW philosophy was first outlined by Malcolm Knowles in 1973 and is used in many learning situations, both practical and theory based. When added to a well-planned and well-thought out pedagogy, the WPW philosophy puts players in realistic situations, which should always include decision-making elements.

When coaching soccer, WPW can be used in a variety of ways to break down techniques, skills, or tactics. Most commonly the players are taken from practice with high game context to a low one, before returning to the original practice. When possible, it is best to practice the game, or elements of the game, in their entirety. An example of this could occur in a topic such as ‘Defending in the Direct Game Channel’. What do you do if the individuals or units in your squad don’t understand how to defend 1v1 or 2v2? You break it down.

‘Whole’ doesn’t necessarily mean a game. Actually, in this theory, a ‘whole’ practice could be a series of complex skills that can be broken down into more discrete skills. The ‘whole’ element should be as realistic to the game as possible. The coach looks to pull actions or components of the game and break them down into chunks so the players can understand and digest the information. The coach will then pull those elements back together into the game situation.

References: Swanson, R.A. & Law, B. (1993). Whole-part-whole learning model. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 6(1), pp 43-53.

@coachdanwright. Coachdanwright.blogspot.co.uk

In addition to our technical soccer curriculum and teaching philosophy, we aim to represent The Rapids Way in all our programming. The Rapids Way is much more than just what we do and how we do it. It encompasses who we are as a Club, from how we handle our administrative details to how coaches instruct players in training to how our players and families conduct themselves on and off the field. The Club’s mission and vision shape a philosophy, methodology, and culture that provide a framework for us to work in these key areas.

The Rapids Way is defined by the experience each player has from the time they enter the Club to the time they graduate.  From a technical perspective, we focus on establishing an individual foundation before teaching group actions and tactics. This includes the WPW philosophy and long-term development planning. The technical, tactical, physical, and psycho-social pieces of our soccer curriculum come together in the form of a distinct style of play, consistent from our most inexperienced levels to our elite levels in the Club.

The culture we create provides a system of support for all of our young players. We take pride in the professionalism exhibited by our coaching staff, from the way they teach to their demeanor and appearance at sessions and games. Our parents are well informed and respectful on the sidelines, during both games and practices, which in turn creates a fun, safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our players to develop. This is captured in our free-flowing and positive thinking style of play.

We have a saying in the Club, “Prepare your child for the path, not the path for your child.” This is the Rapids Way.

January-February 2018

  • Practices Begin: January 15
  • Westminster College Showcase: January 26-28 (16U-19UB Select, 15U-17UG Select)
  • Desert Classic: February 9-11 (14U-18U Burgundy)
  • Presidents’ Day Tournament: February 16-19 (14U-18U Select)

March-April 2018

  • Storm Spring Cup: March 2-4 (13U-18UB White and Blue)
  • Icebreaker Tournament: March 2-4 (9U-12U)
  • ECNL St. Louis Friendlies (12U-14UG Select)
  • Game Day: March 10
  • Game Day: March 17
  • Game Day: March 24
  • Game Day: March 31
  • Game Day: April 7
  • Game Day: April 14
  • Game Day: April 21
  • Game Day: April 28

May-June 2018

  • Game Day: May 5
  • Game Day: May 12
  • Game Day: May 19/20
  • Real Cup: May 24-28
  • Player Placement: May 29-31
  • Kelvin Norman Tournament: June 1-3
  • Last Day of Training: TBD

Ash Hopkins
15U-19U Girls Director
Girls Director of Coaching
ash@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 202

Daniel Nestor
11U-14U Girls Director
daniel.nestor@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 210

Jair Vasquez
15U-19U Boys Director
Boys Director of Coaching
jair@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 205

Andrew Kummer
13U-14U Boys Director
akummer@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 215

Tom Poole
11U-12U Boys Director
tom.poole@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 216

+ Overview

CRYSC 11U-19U Competitive Programs are Colorado’s premier option for growing, learning, and developing in youth soccer. The Competitive Program builds on the foundation players have learned throughout their time with Rapids Youth Soccer, including philosophy, the Rapids curriculum, and The Rapids Way. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from new players to competitive, all the way to the top leagues in the United States.

Training and game locations will vary depending on level of play of each team. Game format is played in line with U.S. Soccer directives for small-sided games, which is 9v9 for 11U/12U and 11v11 for 13U-19U. Team sizes may vary depending on age and level of play.

+ Curriculum

Coming Soon

+ Philosophy

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to achieve our long-term player development initiative. The WPW philosophy was first outlined by Malcolm Knowles in 1973 and is used in many learning situations, both practical and theory based. When added to a well-planned and well-thought out pedagogy, the WPW philosophy puts players in realistic situations, which should always include decision-making elements.

When coaching soccer, WPW can be used in a variety of ways to break down techniques, skills, or tactics. Most commonly the players are taken from practice with high game context to a low one, before returning to the original practice. When possible, it is best to practice the game, or elements of the game, in their entirety. An example of this could occur in a topic such as ‘Defending in the Direct Game Channel’. What do you do if the individuals or units in your squad don’t understand how to defend 1v1 or 2v2? You break it down.

‘Whole’ doesn’t necessarily mean a game. Actually, in this theory, a ‘whole’ practice could be a series of complex skills that can be broken down into more discrete skills. The ‘whole’ element should be as realistic to the game as possible. The coach looks to pull actions or components of the game and break them down into chunks so the players can understand and digest the information. The coach will then pull those elements back together into the game situation.

References: Swanson, R.A. & Law, B. (1993). Whole-part-whole learning model. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 6(1), pp 43-53.

@coachdanwright. Coachdanwright.blogspot.co.uk

+ The Rapids Way

In addition to our technical soccer curriculum and teaching philosophy, we aim to represent The Rapids Way in all our programming. The Rapids Way is much more than just what we do and how we do it. It encompasses who we are as a Club, from how we handle our administrative details to how coaches instruct players in training to how our players and families conduct themselves on and off the field. The Club’s mission and vision shape a philosophy, methodology, and culture that provide a framework for us to work in these key areas.

The Rapids Way is defined by the experience each player has from the time they enter the Club to the time they graduate.  From a technical perspective, we focus on establishing an individual foundation before teaching group actions and tactics. This includes the WPW philosophy and long-term development planning. The technical, tactical, physical, and psycho-social pieces of our soccer curriculum come together in the form of a distinct style of play, consistent from our most inexperienced levels to our elite levels in the Club.

The culture we create provides a system of support for all of our young players. We take pride in the professionalism exhibited by our coaching staff, from the way they teach to their demeanor and appearance at sessions and games. Our parents are well informed and respectful on the sidelines, during both games and practices, which in turn creates a fun, safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our players to develop. This is captured in our free-flowing and positive thinking style of play.

We have a saying in the Club, “Prepare your child for the path, not the path for your child.” This is the Rapids Way.

+ Dates & Deadlines

January-February 2018

  • Practices Begin: January 15
  • Westminster College Showcase: January 26-28 (16U-19UB Select, 15U-17UG Select)
  • Desert Classic: February 9-11 (14U-18U Burgundy)
  • Presidents’ Day Tournament: February 16-19 (14U-18U Select)

March-April 2018

  • Storm Spring Cup: March 2-4 (13U-18UB White and Blue)
  • Icebreaker Tournament: March 2-4 (9U-12U)
  • ECNL St. Louis Friendlies (12U-14UG Select)
  • Game Day: March 10
  • Game Day: March 17
  • Game Day: March 24
  • Game Day: March 31
  • Game Day: April 7
  • Game Day: April 14
  • Game Day: April 21
  • Game Day: April 28

May-June 2018

  • Game Day: May 5
  • Game Day: May 12
  • Game Day: May 19/20
  • Real Cup: May 24-28
  • Player Placement: May 29-31
  • Kelvin Norman Tournament: June 1-3
  • Last Day of Training: TBD
+ Contact

Ash Hopkins
15U-19U Girls Director
Girls Director of Coaching
ash@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 202

Daniel Nestor
11U-14U Girls Director
daniel.nestor@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 210

Jair Vasquez
15U-19U Boys Director
Boys Director of Coaching
jair@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 205

Andrew Kummer
13U-14U Boys Director
akummer@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 215

Tom Poole
11U-12U Boys Director
tom.poole@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 216

2018/2019 Tryout Registration

2018/2019 Competitive Tryouts

CRYSC Tryouts (Boys – 2008 to 2004; Girls – 2008 to 2000)

Dates: May 29, 30 and 31
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Who Should Register:

1. All current recreational and competitive Rapids Youth Soccer players interested in playing on a 2018/2019 competitive team 
2. New players to Rapids Youth who wish to play in the 2018/2019 for Rapids Youth Soccer
3. Any player interested in trying out for the Rapids DA and the Rapids Youth Club teams

Who Should Attend Tryouts:

1. All Rapids players born in 2008 interested in playing on a 2018/2019 competitive team
2. Any current Rapids 11U-16U recreational player that is interested in playing on a 2018/2019 competitive team
3. All new players to Rapids Youth Soccer
4. Any returning Rapids player asked by a coach to attend
5. All Goalkeepers

Field Players – Boys – Pod 2

  • 2008 and 2006 – 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • 2007 and 2005 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • 2004 – 8:00 to 9:30 pm

Field Players – Girls – Pod 3

  • 2008, 2006 and 2000  – 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • 2007, 2005 and 2003- 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • 2004, 2002 and 2001 – 8:00 to 9:30 pm

Goalkeepers – Boys and Girls together – Pod 2

  • 2008 Boys and Girls, 2006 Boys and Girls and – 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • 2007 Boys and Girls, 2005 Boys and Girls and 2003 Girls – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • 2004 Boys and Girls, 2002 Girls, 2001 Girls and 2000 Girls – 8:00 to 9:30 pm


High School Boys Tryouts (2003-1999) 
will be held from July 16-18 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. More information will be posted soon.

2018/2019 Tryout Information

Gold teams offer players the opportunity to continue playing soccer and training with the guidance of our professionally trained coaching staff.

Gold teams practice twice per week and participate in the Colorado Soccer Association lower-level leagues.  It is common for Gold teams to play 1-2 in-state tournaments and/or college showcase events per year depending on the age-group.  Although Gold players will often participate in off-season Rapids camps, there is no expectation for teams to train in the off-season.

U11-U12 Player Pools

Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-30 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

Gold Teams

$1,085/$810 U11-U14 / U15-U19
  • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

  • Train 2/Week In Denver Metro

  • Two Local Tournaments a Year

  • Some In-State Travel for Leagues

  • Compete in State B League

  • Optional Off-Season Training

Blue teams offer players the opportunity to continue playing soccer and training with the guidance of our professionally trained coaching staff.

Blue teams practice twice per week and participate in the Colorado Soccer Association lower-level leagues.  It is common for Blue teams to play 1-2 in-state tournaments and/or college showcase events per year depending on the age-group.  Although Blue players will often participate in off-season Rapids camps, there is no expectation for teams to train in the off-season.

U11-U12 Player Pools

Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-30 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

Blue Teams

$1,085/$810 U11-U14 | U15-U19
  • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

    • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

    • Train 2/Week In Denver Metro

    • Two Local Tournaments a Year

    • Some In-State Travel for Leagues

    • Compete in State B League

    • Optional Off-Season Training

    White teams are competitive teams that typically compete in mid-level CSA competitive leagues.

    Similar to our top teams, these teams practice three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games and demand substantial time commitments from players. They typically play in 2-3 in-state tournaments and/or local college showcases per year depending on the age-group.  With the combined two seasons and off-season training during the winter, teams in this division play for 9 months each year.

    U11-U12 Player Pools

    Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-30 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

    White Teams

    $1,610/$1,185 U11-U14 | U15-U19
    • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

    • Train 3/Week In Denver Metro

    • Two Local Tournaments a Year

    • Some In-State Travel for Leagues

    • Compete in State B League

    • Indoor Winter Training in January

    Burgundy teams represent the second-most competitive teams in a given age group, and therefore these players and parents are required to demonstrate a higher commitment to training.

    These teams are expected to train 10 months out of the year, three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games.  It is typical for Burgundy teams to play in the highest leagues within the Colorado Soccer Association.

    Burgundy teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year depending on the age-group.  Out-of-state travel should be expected for high school age groups during the season.  As such, elite level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

    U11-U12 Player Pools

    Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-26 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

    Burgundy Teams

    $2,365/$1,550 U11-U14 | U15-U19
    • Aug – Nov | Jan – June

    • Train 3/Week In Denver Metro

    • Three-Four Local & Out of State Tournaments a Year

    • In- and Out-of-State Travel for Leagues and Tournaments

    • Compete in State A Division

    • Outdoor Winter Training and Elite Camps

    Select teams represent the most competitive teams in a given age group, and therefore these players and parents are required to demonstrate a higher commitment to training.

    These teams are expected to train 10 months out of the year, three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games.  It is typical for Select teams to play in the highest leagues within the Colorado Soccer Association.

    Select teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year depending on the age-group.  Out-of-state travel should be expected for all Select teams.  As such, elite level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

    U11 and U12 Player Pools

    Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-24 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9  play in the CSA Advanced League.

    Select Teams

    $2,475/$1,850 U11-U14 | U15-U19
    • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

    • Train 3/Week In Denver Metro and DSGP

    • Three-Four Local & Out of State Tournaments a Year

    • In- and Out-of-State Travel for Leagues and Tournaments

    • Compete in State A League

    • Outdoor Winter Training and Elite Camps

    Academy teams play in the highest level of youth soccer competition, US Soccer’s Development Academy, as well as in MLS specific youth events. Deserving Academy players train with our professionals on a regular basis and participate in reserve games with the team. All training and games take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where players have access to top facilities both on and off the field.

    Age groups are defined by birth years and players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born.

    Evaluating players for the teams is a year-long process. Our current players are evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

    Tryout dates will be held in late May to early June with exact dates being updated prior to this date range.

    Development Academy

    U12-U19
    • Aug – Nov | Feb – June

    • Train 4/Week @ DSGP

    • Tournaments as requested by DA

    • Travel Required for League & Tournaments

    • Compete in USSF DA League

    + Gold

    Gold teams offer players the opportunity to continue playing soccer and training with the guidance of our professionally trained coaching staff.

    Gold teams practice twice per week and participate in the Colorado Soccer Association lower-level leagues.  It is common for Gold teams to play 1-2 in-state tournaments and/or college showcase events per year depending on the age-group.  Although Gold players will often participate in off-season Rapids camps, there is no expectation for teams to train in the off-season.

    U11-U12 Player Pools

    Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-30 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

    Gold Teams

    $1,085/$810 U11-U14 / U15-U19
    • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

    • Train 2/Week In Denver Metro

    • Two Local Tournaments a Year

    • Some In-State Travel for Leagues

    • Compete in State B League

    • Optional Off-Season Training

    + Blue

    Blue teams offer players the opportunity to continue playing soccer and training with the guidance of our professionally trained coaching staff.

    Blue teams practice twice per week and participate in the Colorado Soccer Association lower-level leagues.  It is common for Blue teams to play 1-2 in-state tournaments and/or college showcase events per year depending on the age-group.  Although Blue players will often participate in off-season Rapids camps, there is no expectation for teams to train in the off-season.

    U11-U12 Player Pools

    Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-30 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

    Blue Teams

    $1,085/$810 U11-U14 | U15-U19
    • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

      • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

      • Train 2/Week In Denver Metro

      • Two Local Tournaments a Year

      • Some In-State Travel for Leagues

      • Compete in State B League

      • Optional Off-Season Training

      + White

      White teams are competitive teams that typically compete in mid-level CSA competitive leagues.

      Similar to our top teams, these teams practice three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games and demand substantial time commitments from players. They typically play in 2-3 in-state tournaments and/or local college showcases per year depending on the age-group.  With the combined two seasons and off-season training during the winter, teams in this division play for 9 months each year.

      U11-U12 Player Pools

      Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-30 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

      White Teams

      $1,610/$1,185 U11-U14 | U15-U19
      • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

      • Train 3/Week In Denver Metro

      • Two Local Tournaments a Year

      • Some In-State Travel for Leagues

      • Compete in State B League

      • Indoor Winter Training in January

      + Burgundy

      Burgundy teams represent the second-most competitive teams in a given age group, and therefore these players and parents are required to demonstrate a higher commitment to training.

      These teams are expected to train 10 months out of the year, three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games.  It is typical for Burgundy teams to play in the highest leagues within the Colorado Soccer Association.

      Burgundy teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year depending on the age-group.  Out-of-state travel should be expected for high school age groups during the season.  As such, elite level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

      U11-U12 Player Pools

      Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-26 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9 play in the CSA Advanced League.

      Burgundy Teams

      $2,365/$1,550 U11-U14 | U15-U19
      • Aug – Nov | Jan – June

      • Train 3/Week In Denver Metro

      • Three-Four Local & Out of State Tournaments a Year

      • In- and Out-of-State Travel for Leagues and Tournaments

      • Compete in State A Division

      • Outdoor Winter Training and Elite Camps

      + Select

      Select teams represent the most competitive teams in a given age group, and therefore these players and parents are required to demonstrate a higher commitment to training.

      These teams are expected to train 10 months out of the year, three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games.  It is typical for Select teams to play in the highest leagues within the Colorado Soccer Association.

      Select teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year depending on the age-group.  Out-of-state travel should be expected for all Select teams.  As such, elite level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

      U11 and U12 Player Pools

      Each team will be comprised of a pool of 22-24 players.  Two game day rosters will be created from each pool for 9v9  play in the CSA Advanced League.

      Select Teams

      $2,475/$1,850 U11-U14 | U15-U19
      • Aug – Nov | Mar – June

      • Train 3/Week In Denver Metro and DSGP

      • Three-Four Local & Out of State Tournaments a Year

      • In- and Out-of-State Travel for Leagues and Tournaments

      • Compete in State A League

      • Outdoor Winter Training and Elite Camps

      + Development Academy

      Academy teams play in the highest level of youth soccer competition, US Soccer’s Development Academy, as well as in MLS specific youth events. Deserving Academy players train with our professionals on a regular basis and participate in reserve games with the team. All training and games take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where players have access to top facilities both on and off the field.

      Age groups are defined by birth years and players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born.

      Evaluating players for the teams is a year-long process. Our current players are evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

      Tryout dates will be held in late May to early June with exact dates being updated prior to this date range.

      Development Academy

      U12-U19
      • Aug – Nov | Feb – June

      • Train 4/Week @ DSGP

      • Tournaments as requested by DA

      • Travel Required for League & Tournaments

      • Compete in USSF DA League

      Rapids Youth Soccer =

      Understanding Rapids Fees

      We want all Rapids Youth Soccer members to know exactly how their fees are being used. It is important to understand how much work goes in to creating a great experience for all our players.

      While Rapids Youth Soccer does has higher registration fees than a few other clubs, the Rapids Youth Club takes a different approach to registration fees and what is required of our members. We call it an all-in fee approach. Outside of uniforms, Rapids Youth Soccer covers almost all other fees including coaching stipends, tournaments, and additional training. Additionally, Rapids Youth Soccer pays the best rates to our coaches in the entire state. We do this to recruit and retain some of the nation’s best coaches for our players.

      Rapids Youth Soccer hires some of the nation’s top coaches for our competitive program and through our commitment to quality, consistency, and excellence, Rapids Youth Soccer provides a compensation to our competitive coaches that exceeds all other clubs in Colorado. And it is our dedication to our players that the experience and education they receive is beyond what they would receive elsewhere.

      Transparency is an important piece to building a community nonprofit organization. It is important for our members to understand where the fees they pay go to.

      • Coaches
      • Fees to Colorado Soccer Association
      • Field Costs
      • Tournament Registration Fees
      • Travel for Higher-Level Teams
      • Ongoing Operations (Insurance, Non-Coaching Salaries, Operations)
      • Equipment
      • Scholarships
      • Soccer Operations (Field Maintenance, Lining, Refereeing)
      • Ancillary Expenses (Fees, Taxes)
      • Administration Expenses
      • Savings

      Breakdown of Fees Coming Soon

      Benefits of Rapids Youth Soccer

      Understand what makes Rapids Youth Soccer the premier youth soccer organization in the state.
      Education

      Rapids Youth Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development over team success.

      Communication

      Rapids Youth Soccer focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

      Organization

      A knowledgeable staff and the support of the Rapids professional team front office, you’ll find organization at its finest.

      Elite Options

      Rapids Youth Soccer offers the most advanced levels of play in the entire nation, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.

      Beginner to Advanced

      All levels of play are welcome at Rapids Youth Soccer. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.

      Professional Curriculum

      Rapids Youth provides a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the professional team down to three-years-old.

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      Registration Deadline is Coming

      REGISTER NOW

      Uniforms

      The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club partners with Altitude Authentics to provide quality uniforms and fan gear. All 11U-18U Competitive players are required to purchase the uniform kit shortly after the Tryouts event each year. Players are required to wear the official CRYSC jersey combo for games.

      Uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.

      How to Buy Your Uniform Locally or Purchase Online

      You can purchase your uniform at The Pepsi Center or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

      Pepsi Center Hours
      M-F 10-5 and Saturdays 10-3
      Phone number 303.405.1304

      Team Store at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Hours
      Fridays: (when there are no events) 12-5
      Rapids Gamedays: 10am – one hour prior to game start
      DSGP phone number is 303-727-3300

      BUY UNIFORM ONLINE

      Uniform FAQs

      There are two ways to purchase your kit.

      1. In store (DSGP or Pepsi Center). Please reference store hours below.
      2. Online

      **Please note there will be no returns accepted for customized products. This includes jerseys, track jackets, and backpacks.

      Pepsi Center

      Store Hours: M-F 10am-5pm & Sat. 10-3.
      Address: 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver CO 80204
      Phone: (303) 405-1304

      Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

      Store Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
      Address: 6000 Victory Way Commerce City, CO 80022
      Phone: (303) 727-3300

      AltitudeAuthentics.com

      Website: www.altitudeauthentics.com
      Customer Service Phone Number: 1-888-AVS-NUGS
      Customer Service Hours: M-F 9am-5pm.

      The order deadline for competitive kits is June 24th, 2016. Kits must be ordered and paid for by the deadline to ensure delivery for the start of the season.

      Click the button below for an overview of competitive uniform sizing.

      You have 3 delivery options. Please indicate your delivery preference when you place your order.

      1. Pick up at Pepsi Center (an e-mail notification will be sent when your kit is ready for pick up). Please note: pick up from Pepsi Center will be available M-F 10 am-5pm, and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

      2. Pick up at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (an e-mail notification will be sent when your kit is ready for pick up). Please note: pick up from DSGP will be available on Friday’s only from 10 am-5pm.

      3. Ship to your home (+$9.99 for s/h). All kits will be shipped via UPS ground.

      Warm-ups will be available 8-10 weeks after the order is placed, and will be picked up and distributed by team managers.

      You may purchase replacement items online or in store. Please allow up to 3 business days to receive replacement items that need to be customized (i.e. jerseys, track jacket, backpack). If you chose to ship your replacement item, please allow up to 6-7 business days to receive your order.

      **Please note there will be no returns accepted for customized products. This includes jerseys, track jackets, and backpacks.

      Altitude Authentics store locations accept cash, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

      Altitude Authentics online store (altitudeauthentics.com) accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

      Yes, all Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club members receive a 10% discount on all Rapids, Avalanche, Nuggets, and Mammoth merchandise on-line or in store. All CRYSC members will receive a discount card with delivery of their kit.

      Community Cup

      The Community Cup is a free in-house festival tournament that focuses on a fun-filled, educational day of soccer to provide 11U-12U Select, Burgundy, White, Blue and Gold participants an opportunity to mix-up teams and play with new players. Additionally, this tournament gives the Rapids Youth staff an opportunity to evaluate players in a fun, less-stressed environment than tryouts.

      The Annual Community Cup takes place in the Fall @ The Eddy.

      Team managers are a very important piece to the success of any youth soccer team. In order to take some of the responsibilities off of the coach’s plate, teams are requested to have a team manager volunteer to organize the team for the season.

      Team Manager Responsibilities

      • Working with the coach to communicate with the team about sessions and games.
      • Setting up a snack rotation for the season.
      • Setting up pictures with the club’s photographer on picture day.
      • Setting up an end-of-season party for the team.

      Club Support for Team Managers

      • One-on-one support if you have any questions or concerns.
      • Educational opportunities at meetings and in person about next steps for the team.
      • An administrative staff to provide any support you need.

      The Culture Keeper is an important piece to the development of a community-based organization. Culture Keepers do just as the title explains, they help build a culture within the team, providing opportunities for the team and families to have fun and enjoy their time with Rapids Youth Soccer more fully.

      The Culture Keeper get the fun task of setting up team events at tournaments, such as eating out together, setting up events while in town, such as laser tag. The Culture Keeper organizes opportunities for the team’s to better develop friendships with each other to help build long-lasting friendships outside of soccer.

      Culture Keeper Expectations

      • Stay involved with the team and informed about upcoming soccer events.
      • Set up events outside of soccer for the team to build relationships with each other.
      • Plan ahead for all upcoming events to build team and family camaraderie through in-town and out-of-town events.

      Culture Keeper Support

      • Rapids Youth staff provide suggests for Culture Keeper ideas.
      • Rapids Youth Soccer provides a meeting with all Culture Keepers to talk through logistics of the year.
      • Rapids Youth Soccer will have a manual coming out soon outlining ideas for the Culture Keeper to use.
      + Team Manager

      Team managers are a very important piece to the success of any youth soccer team. In order to take some of the responsibilities off of the coach’s plate, teams are requested to have a team manager volunteer to organize the team for the season.

      Team Manager Responsibilities

      • Working with the coach to communicate with the team about sessions and games.
      • Setting up a snack rotation for the season.
      • Setting up pictures with the club’s photographer on picture day.
      • Setting up an end-of-season party for the team.

      Club Support for Team Managers

      • One-on-one support if you have any questions or concerns.
      • Educational opportunities at meetings and in person about next steps for the team.
      • An administrative staff to provide any support you need.
      + Culture Keeper

      The Culture Keeper is an important piece to the development of a community-based organization. Culture Keepers do just as the title explains, they help build a culture within the team, providing opportunities for the team and families to have fun and enjoy their time with Rapids Youth Soccer more fully.

      The Culture Keeper get the fun task of setting up team events at tournaments, such as eating out together, setting up events while in town, such as laser tag. The Culture Keeper organizes opportunities for the team’s to better develop friendships with each other to help build long-lasting friendships outside of soccer.

      Culture Keeper Expectations

      • Stay involved with the team and informed about upcoming soccer events.
      • Set up events outside of soccer for the team to build relationships with each other.
      • Plan ahead for all upcoming events to build team and family camaraderie through in-town and out-of-town events.

      Culture Keeper Support

      • Rapids Youth staff provide suggests for Culture Keeper ideas.
      • Rapids Youth Soccer provides a meeting with all Culture Keepers to talk through logistics of the year.
      • Rapids Youth Soccer will have a manual coming out soon outlining ideas for the Culture Keeper to use.

      Understanding Your Child’s Year-Long Evaluation

      The Competitive program provides an opportunity for players who want to learn and develop in an environment that challenges and educates them in the game of soccer. Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to supporting and developing those players that are committed to developing themselves.

      Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to a year-long evaluation process of our homegrown players. This year-long evaluation and feedback process provides our players with a complete overview of their progress during their time with Rapids Youth Soccer.

      Below is an overview of exactly what is done during the year to provide our players with the most comprehensive evaluation and feedback process.

      Player Centered Success Model

      The Player Centered Success model puts the best interests of the player first. This is done by understanding each and every players definition of success and helping them achieve it. Every player at every level of their soccer career has different levels of success.

      Rapids Youth

      Provides operations and oversight for kids to have a great soccer experience.

      Rapids Pro

      Provides curriculum and educational resources for players.

      Parents

      Work in conjunction with Rapids Youth to support kids’ desires.

      Coaches

      Educate, inspire, and help all children excel at the level they desire.

      Referees

      Keep the game safe and fun for kids at all levels.
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      Goalkeeper Training

      Rapids goalkeeper staff work with players to enhance all levels of play during this eight-week program available to Select players free of charge and all other players for a small charge.

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      Summer Camps

      Summer camps are a great way to keep players busy and active during the summer months. Find out more what Rapids Youth Soccer offers for beginner to advanced players.

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      Winter Training

      Winter can be a great time to keep your soccer skills sharp. Check out all the programs Rapids Youth Soccer offers to our players to help them stay active over the long winter months.

      Rapids Youth Soccer is on a two-year cycle for uniform with adidas. Players should change uniforms approximately every two years, which usually falls in line growth of players.

      Your registration covers coaching fees, tournament fees, and administrative fees for the season. You are responsible for tournament travel.

      During the regular CSA season, teams generally compete against other clubs across the Front Range. Some teams may travel as far north Fort Collins, as far south as Pueblo or as far west as Grand Junction. Not all ages and levels will compete against clubs in these areas and these trips generally happen once per season.

      Tournament travel varies based on the age and competitive level of the team. Select and Burgundy teams travel out of state for at least one and up to four tournaments and/or college showcases. White and Blue teams only participate in tournaments that take place in Colorado.

      Select, Burgundy, and White teams train three times per week.  Blue level teams train twice per week.

      Select, Burgundy, and White teams train twice per week outside in January and February.  Blue level players have the option of attending these training sessions.

      All competitive team coaches are USSF Licensed and participate in intensive in-house coach education throughout the season.