Rapids Indoor Facility Will Feature a Brand New Turf Product

It’s the question on everyone’s mind, how do we make The Eddy the best and safest indoor soccer facility it can be? As we worked to design the optimal training space, we poured months of research into selecting the top-quality synthetic turf on the market. After considering all the factors, we selected the brand new AstroTurf LigaTurf Legend product.

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Building a Transformational Soccer Club

One of our Rapids Youth Soccer parents recently reached out with a great article discussing how important it is for soccer clubs to be transformational not just transactional. While we often stress the importance of our player development model, highlighting the growth and achievements of our teams, this metric of success is primarily transactional. This is why, over the past couple years, we have invested heavily in the culture, community, and experience our members have within Rapids Youth Soccer.

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Showing Support from the Sidelines

We are very proud of the positive culture within our club, both on and off the field. We truly believe that the culture of our club is core to our foundation when working to become the best club in Colorado and the nation. Positive soccer culture extends beyond the team and into the commitment our families on the sidelines make to show support for our players in an appropriate way.

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Soccer Snacks and Youth Nutrition

It’s a question as old as youth soccer itself… What are good soccer snack choices for our young players? All parents want to be sure our children are appropriately nourished, and NOT load them up with sugary drinks and candy. Here is your official Rapids Youth Soccer guide to the fundamentals of nutrition for kids, as well as some great, healthy snack ideas!

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Premier Youth Soccer

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club is Colorado’s premier youth soccer experience and the only club in Colorado to offer opportunities from three-years-old to professional, from beginner to Major League Soccer. With satellite leagues across Denver and Aurora, we are confident we can provide your child a fun place to play.

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Becoming a Recreational Soccer Coach

As a club, we appreciate coaches of all experience levels and look forward to adding you to our Rapids family. We trust our coaches to carry out our developmental mission and vision with all of our players. No matter what program or age group you are a part of, we want you to be informed on what to expect as a member of the Rapids Youth Soccer team.

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Colorado Rapids Partnership

Rapids Youth Soccer is proud to be the official Youth Club of Colorado’s own MLS team, the Colorado Rapids. Our integration with the Colorado Rapids and Kroenke Sports Entertainment (KSE) equips our programming and membership with a number of exclusive resources and opportunities.

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Outreach Infographic

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club is committed to providing soccer opportunities for players from diverse backgrounds. Our Outreach Program uses soccer as a vehicle for social change by emphasizing the health, mentorship, and team benefits that naturally occur in the sport. We provide free afterschool programming, clinics, leagues, and program scholarships to low-income communities in Colorado.

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Winter Soccer Activities

Keep your soccer player active and engaged throughout the winter off season with the following at-home winter soccer activities! These activities are designed for players of all ages to practice proper footwork and passing techniques. That way, your player will be prepared when practice starts up again in the spring!

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Weather Protocol

Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to providing the best and safest youth soccer programming possible to our members. We have a clear weather protocol for communicating practice and game cancellations.

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Bonzi Team

As part of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club transfer to Bonzi for our sports management system, we are introducing Bonzi Team to all parents and participants in our programs. Check out this post to learn more about how Bonzi Team works!

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Building a Youth Soccer Ecosystem

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer is the nation’s most well-rounded soccer ecosystem providing soccer for all ages, backgrounds, levels, and demographics. Read more about how the Outreach program fits into the big picture of developing soccer players for life.

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Looking Ahead to Next Year

Rapids Youth Soccer is constantly looking ahead, building ourselves as leaders in youth soccer. See how we’ll be at the cutting edge this coming year with some of the changes we are making to our programs.

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Positive Parenting Part 1 of 4

One of the largest keys to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Additionally, one of the largest factors for a child’s dis-involvement in sports is the over-involvement of parents. Providing positive parenting skills to support your child and help them define their level of success is crucial to your child’s level of achievement.

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US Youth Soccer Player Statistics

U.S. Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation and the governing body of youth soccer in the United States. U.S. Youth Soccer is a nonprofit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.

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