CRYSC 9U-10U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and 5U-8U programs and builds on the Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from beginner to pre-competitive leagues that offer the highest level of competition in the State.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Fort Collins and Loveland area. Game format is played in line with US Soccer Directives for small sided games, which is 7v7 with goalkeepers. Team sizes of 10-12 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

  Recreational Select Program
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child has a passion for soccer and
practices at home without being
prompted. Thrives in a
structured/disciplined environment.
Season Two 7-8 week long seasons 8-10 month long season
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Professional, licensed staff
coach
Game Days In-house league play on Fridays Weekend games across the Front Range
with 2-4 local tournaments
Playing Format 7v7 7v7
Team Size 10-12 players 10-12 players

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.

Fall Registration Closes: August 11, 2018

9U/10U Rec Game Schedule

September 2018

  • Game 1: September 7

  • Game 2: September 14

  • Game 3: September 21

  • Game 4: September 28

9U/10U Select Game Schedule

September 2018

  • Game 1: September 8

  • Game 2: September 15

  • Game 3: September 22

  • Game 4: September 29

October 2018

  • Game 5: October 5

  • Game 6: October 12

  • Game 7: October 19

  • Game 8: October 26

October 2018

  • Game 5: October 6

  • Game 6: October 13

  • Game 7: October 20

  • Game 8: October 27

Josh Hill
Recreational Director of Coaching
josh.hill@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 255

Cayla Deacon
Recreational Administrator
cayla.deacon@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 150

+ Overview

CRYSC 9U-10U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and 5U-8U programs and builds on the Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from beginner to pre-competitive leagues that offer the highest level of competition in the State.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Fort Collins and Loveland area. Game format is played in line with US Soccer Directives for small sided games, which is 7v7 with goalkeepers. Team sizes of 10-12 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

  Recreational Select Program
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child has a passion for soccer and
practices at home without being
prompted. Thrives in a
structured/disciplined environment.
Season Two 7-8 week long seasons 8-10 month long season
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Professional, licensed staff
coach
Game Days In-house league play on Fridays Weekend games across the Front Range
with 2-4 local tournaments
Playing Format 7v7 7v7
Team Size 10-12 players 10-12 players
+ 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
Fall Registration Closes: August 11, 2018

9U/10U Rec Game Schedule

September 2018

  • Game 1: September 7

  • Game 2: September 14

  • Game 3: September 21

  • Game 4: September 28

9U/10U Select Game Schedule

September 2018

  • Game 1: September 8

  • Game 2: September 15

  • Game 3: September 22

  • Game 4: September 29

October 2018

  • Game 5: October 5

  • Game 6: October 12

  • Game 7: October 19

  • Game 8: October 26

October 2018

  • Game 5: October 6

  • Game 6: October 13

  • Game 7: October 20

  • Game 8: October 27

+ Contacts

Josh Hill
Recreational Director of Coaching
josh.hill@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 255

Cayla Deacon
Recreational Administrator
cayla.deacon@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 150

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 Uniforms

Uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.

How to Buy Your Uniform Locally

Please contact Cayla Deacon at cayla.deacon@rapidsyouthsoccer.org for uniform ordering information.

You can purchase your uniform at any Soccer Stop location.

Soccer Stop North (Fort Collins)

4032 S. College Avenue Fort Collins, CO
970.797.2371

Hours:

tues-fri: 12pm-7pm
sat: 10am-6pm

9U-10U Recreational

Beginner to Advanced
$115 Per season
  • Practice Twice/Week

  • Convenient Local Practices

  • Volunteer Parent Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Registration

9U-10U Select

Beginner to Advanced
$790 Per year
  • Practice Three/Week

  • Assigned Practice Locations

  • Rapids Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Invitations

9U- 10U Recreational

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 5U-8U program by providing an environment where players find both success and challenges. Teams play small-sided games with goalkeepers (7v7) with emphasis on the development of the individual player in a fun and rewarding environment. Teams are placed in divisions with other teams of like ability based on coach surveys and previous season performance.

Teams generally consist of 10-12 players. These teams are coached by parent-volunteers who follow a curriculum provided by Program Directors to run training sessions. Teams practice twice per week (60 minutes each) and play games on Saturdays in our in-house league. Teams play 7-8 games each season.

Each team gets 7-8 games each season during the 9-10 week season. Two weekends will consist of double-header games with a small break in-between games. This will eliminate the need for makeup games on weeknights and Sundays, maximizing the soccer experience and family time.

The Fall season runs from September through the end of October, and the Spring season from March through May.

9U- 10U Select

Participants in the Select Program represent an elite standard within each age group and are expected to demonstrate a higher commitment to training for the purpose of development.  Each age-group will be comprised of a pool of 30-36 players who will be divided into three tiered teams led by licensed staff coaches.  Participation in the Select Program is by invitation only.  Rapids staff will select players based upon staff observations throughout the year during training, games, kick-arounds, Rapids Development Center and parent coach evaluations with final approval from the Age-Group Directors of Coaching.

Each pool of 30-36 players will train at the same time and place, three times per week in the Fort Collins area.  Staff coaches will lead all training sessions and games with Age-Group Directors of Coaching filling in to coach in the event of any absences.  Additionally, each team will have a Parent Liaison who will act as a link between the Club staff, coach and parents.

Select teams participate in the Classic Division of the state-run Front Range League.  Teams play in a 7v7 format with goalkeepers. 

Select teams play games from August to early November in the fall season and from March to May in the spring.  Teams will also participate in CSA Cup and CRYSC Community Cup in the fall as well as an additional spring tournament. 

+ 9U/10U Recreational

9U- 10U Recreational

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 5U-8U program by providing an environment where players find both success and challenges. Teams play small-sided games with goalkeepers (7v7) with emphasis on the development of the individual player in a fun and rewarding environment. Teams are placed in divisions with other teams of like ability based on coach surveys and previous season performance.

Teams generally consist of 10-12 players. These teams are coached by parent-volunteers who follow a curriculum provided by Program Directors to run training sessions. Teams practice twice per week (60 minutes each) and play games on Saturdays in our in-house league. Teams play 7-8 games each season.

Each team gets 7-8 games each season during the 9-10 week season. Two weekends will consist of double-header games with a small break in-between games. This will eliminate the need for makeup games on weeknights and Sundays, maximizing the soccer experience and family time.

The Fall season runs from September through the end of October, and the Spring season from March through May.

+ 9U/10U Select

9U- 10U Select

Participants in the Select Program represent an elite standard within each age group and are expected to demonstrate a higher commitment to training for the purpose of development.  Each age-group will be comprised of a pool of 30-36 players who will be divided into three tiered teams led by licensed staff coaches.  Participation in the Select Program is by invitation only.  Rapids staff will select players based upon staff observations throughout the year during training, games, kick-arounds, Rapids Development Center and parent coach evaluations with final approval from the Age-Group Directors of Coaching.

Each pool of 30-36 players will train at the same time and place, three times per week in the Fort Collins area.  Staff coaches will lead all training sessions and games with Age-Group Directors of Coaching filling in to coach in the event of any absences.  Additionally, each team will have a Parent Liaison who will act as a link between the Club staff, coach and parents.

Select teams participate in the Classic Division of the state-run Front Range League.  Teams play in a 7v7 format with goalkeepers. 

Select teams play games from August to early November in the fall season and from March to May in the spring.  Teams will also participate in CSA Cup and CRYSC Community Cup in the fall as well as an additional spring tournament. 

Rapids Youth Soccer=

Benefits of Rapids Youth Soccer

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

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

Exclusive

Being a part of Rapids Youth Soccer provides exclusive access to soccer events across the front range in Colorado and nationally.

Community

Rapids Youth Soccer focuses on more than just creating great soccer experiences, we focus on creating great communities.

Education

Rapids Youth Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development and collective possession.

Communication

Rapids Youth Soccer believes focuses on quality communication at all levels with families, players, and coaches.

Organization

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

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Every team is required to provide a volunteer coach to coach the team throughout the season. The volunteer coach is almost always a parent of a player on the team.

The coach will be provided with a curriculum from our staff for every session, and will be provided with other training opportunities throughout the season. Our staff will help support every coach throughout the season, so even if coaches have never played soccer before, we can help you have a successful season. We recommend that each team has a coach and an assistant coach at this age to help players stay engaged throughout every session.

Coach Expectations

  • Lead every practice session of find a substitute if they cannot be present.
  • Coach every game of find a substitute if they cannot be at the game.
  • Find a practice location and time that works for them and their team.
  • Communicate clearly with the team throughout the season.

Coach Education Opportunities

  • Rapids Youth provides coaching sessions for all coaches throughout the season.
  • A website with additional coaches resources available to all coaches.
  • One-on-one support to talk through drills and game setup.
  • Pre-season meetings and coaching educational meetings.

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.

Every team is required to provide a game facilitator for half of every game. The game facilitator will act as the referee for the game, and should referee in a way to help the players learn and understand the rules.

Game Facilitator Expectations

  • Tell which team should kick the ball in after it goes out of bounds.
  • Call any fouls that happen during the game and explain to players why it is a foul.
  • Provide education on the game to player during games.
  • Keep players safe and the game under control.
+ Coach

Every team is required to provide a volunteer coach to coach the team throughout the season. The volunteer coach is almost always a parent of a player on the team.

The coach will be provided with a curriculum from our staff for every session, and will be provided with other training opportunities throughout the season. Our staff will help support every coach throughout the season, so even if coaches have never played soccer before, we can help you have a successful season. We recommend that each team has a coach and an assistant coach at this age to help players stay engaged throughout every session.

Coach Expectations

  • Lead every practice session of find a substitute if they cannot be present.
  • Coach every game of find a substitute if they cannot be at the game.
  • Find a practice location and time that works for them and their team.
  • Communicate clearly with the team throughout the season.

Coach Education Opportunities

  • Rapids Youth provides coaching sessions for all coaches throughout the season.
  • A website with additional coaches resources available to all coaches.
  • One-on-one support to talk through drills and game setup.
  • Pre-season meetings and coaching educational meetings.
+ 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.
+ Game Facilitator

Every team is required to provide a game facilitator for half of every game. The game facilitator will act as the referee for the game, and should referee in a way to help the players learn and understand the rules.

Game Facilitator Expectations

  • Tell which team should kick the ball in after it goes out of bounds.
  • Call any fouls that happen during the game and explain to players why it is a foul.
  • Provide education on the game to player during games.
  • Keep players safe and the game under control.

Understanding Your Time in the 9U-10U Leagues

The U9-U10 leagues provides opportunities for beginner to advanced players. As players prepare for their future soccer playing experience, It’s important for parents and players to understand what is available to their child during their time in the 9U-10U programs including any supplemental programs and what to expect as players move into the 11U league.

Volunteers

Parent-volunteer forms are collected mid-season and at the end of each season.

Staff

Staff-coach forms are submitted at the end of all staff-led programs.

Field Coordinators

Forms are submitted weekly to the program DOC.

Kick-Arounds

Kick-rounds are held four times each season on Sundays.

In-House Events

Seasonal in-house events are used to evaluate, such as the community cup, festivals, and Soccerfest.

Tryouts

Tryouts are held in late May, early June every year.

Preparing for Tryouts

The entire player placement process from 10U to 11U takes place during a players 10U year. Tryouts is the final step in a the year-long evaluation process.

It truly takes a village to create a great soccer program and to provide proper placement for the appropriate development of every player. Below you will find all the ways a player is evaluated throughout their 10U year with Rapids Youth Soccer.

  • Parent-Volunteers | Parent-volunteer forms are collected mid-season and at the end of each season.
  • Staff-Coaches | Staff-coach forms are submitted at the end of all staff-led programs.
  • Field Coordinators | Field Coordinator forms are submitted weekly to the program DOC.
  • In-House Events | Seasonal in-house events are used to evaluate, such as the community cup, festivals, and Soccerfest.
  • Tryouts | Tryouts are held in late May, early June every year and are the final piece to the Player Placement 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.

You can contact Soccer Stop North at 970.797.2371 or visit them at 4032 S. College Avenue Fort Collins, CO

Yes you can.  We do not guarantee that we can meet all requests, but we will do our best to accommodate them.

The Fall season is from August-November and the Spring season runs from March-May.

Participation in the Select Program is by invitation only.  Rapids staff will select players based upon staff observations throughout the year during training, games, kick-arounds, Premier Training, parent coach evaluations and Soccerfest with final approval from the Age-Group Directors of Coaching.