Elite Player Placement/Tryout Information
CRYSC 13U-19U (2007-2001) ECNL Girls
Dates: May 5, 12 and 19
Where: Gates South Soccer Complex – Field 6
Who Should Register:
- All current Rapids Youth Soccer players who are currently on an ECNL girls team who are interested in playing on a 2019/2020 Rapids Elite team
- Any current RTC player who receives an invite, specific to kick-arounds, and who is interested in playing on a 2019/2020 Rapids Elite team
- New players to Rapids Youth, who have received an invite from the Elite technical staff, and who wish to play in the 2019/2020 for Rapids Youth Soccer
Who Should Attend Tryouts:
- All current internal Rapids Youth ECNL players and selected RTC players, must register their Intent to Play and attend the Tryout event.
- New Players, from outside the Rapids Youth Soccer System, who have received an invitation, must register their Intent to Play and attend the Tryout event.
- 13U and 14U Girls – 12:00-1:30pm
- 15U and 16U Girls – 2:00-3:30pm
- 17U and 19U Girls – 4:00-5:30pm
*Please arrive at Gates South 45 minutes prior to the posted tryout time in order to check in.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Under the Elite Section
- Girls born between 2007 and 2001 will register under option “(3.2a) ECNL GIRLS 2019/2020 PLAYER”
ECNL girls teams offer players the opportunity to play at the highest level of youth soccer competition in the US, therefore will require a very high commitment to training and additional player development.
These teams will train 10 months out of the year, at least three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games. The game schedules for these age groups will include ECNL league games, CSA league games (13U and 14U only), along with various tournaments that are selected by the Elite Programming Technical Director. ECNL teams will play in 2-3 ECNL events per year. Out-of-state travel should be expected, and will be paid separately through their team treasurer.
All ECNL girls teams will also participate in an Elite program, preseason event. This event will be a four night, five day trip to Steamboat Springs occurring prior to the fall season.
- Aug – Nov | Feb – June
- Train 3/Week at Gates South
- Video of all Local Games (15U-19U)
- ECNL League Fees
- Pre-Season Event in Steamboat Springs
- CSA League (13U & 14U only)
- Indoor Winter Training Space at The Eddy
- Outdoor Winter Training (with weather permitting)
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 have 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, tournament fees, 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.
Meet CRYSC’s Head Athletic Trainer Julie Graves
Julie Graves is Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club’s first, full-time Head Athletic Trainer. As a Colorado native, Julie has been around sports her entire life. She was a gymnast until ninth grade, and then pursued being a Student Athletic Trainer throughout high school until she graduated from D’Evelyn High School in Lakewood, CO. Julie attended and graduated college at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. She then moved to southern California to attend Azusa Pacific University for graduate school. As a graduate assistant, her main sports were men’s soccer, women’s water polo, and men and women’s tennis. Her favorite sport to work with was the men’s soccer team. After earning her Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies, she moved back to Colorado and was offered the Assistant Athletic Trainer position at Colorado Christian University. She worked with all 15 sports at CCU.
In March 2016, Julie was hired on with University of Colorado Health and CU Sports Medicine as the Head Athletic Trainer for Colorado Storm to build a Sports Medicine Program for the elite soccer club. Julie has now joined the CRYSC through the club merger with Storm. In her spare time, Julie loves exploring all the beautiful places Colorado has to offer and trying new Denver restaurants. She is also an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan!
University of Denver Center For Performance Excellence + CRYSC
Rapids Youth Soccer has partnered with the Center for Performance Excellence (CPEX) to provide opportunities for players with CRYSC to develop as individuals using soccer as a vehicle for personal development and growth. CPEX is a nonprofit consulting organization that provides sport and performance psychology and life skills coaching. Every day the mental performance consultants use performance as a vehicle for positive social change and to teach mental strategies to achieve personal excellence. CPEX consultants strive to help all their clients achieve performance excellence, which includes helping them work toward fulfillment, meaning, and satisfaction in life by increasing capability, developing consistency, and connecting to the joy of performing. CPEX consultants provide the opportunity to train the mind along with the body and to create valuable connections between thoughts and actions.
CPEX consultants are currently earning their Masters of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Consultants receive a minimum of 250 hours of training prior to working with clients. Training involves rigorous, multi-layered supervision, hands-on instruction and education, and direct observation of working consultants in the field. All consultants are supervised by recognized experts and leaders in sport and performance psychology with over 45 years of professional practice.
Within CRYSC, CPEX provides group and team consultations to all Elite teams as well as workshops for athletes, parents, and coaches throughout every region. CPEX also offers individual sessions for CRYSC athletes at a discounted rate. For more information on the University of Denver’s Center For Performance Excellence visit their website here.
CPEX Individual Sessions
CPEX also offers individual sessions for CRYSC athletes at a discounted rate. There is an introductory individual consult (approximately 25-30 minutes) for all CRYSC athletes at no cost. For individual session rates, see below. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-871-2202.
All sessions are 45 minutes
All sessions are 45 minutes
All sessions are 45 minutes
|Andrew Kummer||Elite Programming Technical Director||303.399.5858 ext. 215||Akummer@rapidsyouthsoccer.org|
|Morgan Kennedy||Elite Programming Director||303.399.5858 ext. 209||Morgan.Kennedy@rapidsyouthsoccer.org|
|Jeff Oleck||Associate Director of Goalkeeping||303.399.5858 ext. 207||Jeff.Oleck@rapidsyouthsoccer.org|
|Julie Graves||Athletic Trainer||303.399.5858 ext. 128||Julie.Graves@rapidsyouthsoccer.org|