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CRYSC & World Cup 2018: What 2 Watch 4

The World Cup took center stage this month as 32 teams squared off for world soccer supremacy. With the summer league break for Colorado youth soccer, many are taking this time to watch the world’s best compete. Many pundits and commentators will weigh in on what they think is causing teams to succeed or fail but what are they watching to decide if a player did well or played poorly? With every game having a minimum of 22 players on the field and only a few scoring goals, how do you know what to watch? Join us as we outline soccer watching tips and tricks for parents, players, and coaches.

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Psychology of Injury Part 2

Injury represents an inexorable consequence of training and competition. Many of us are aware of the physical consequences of injury, however, the lack of awareness and stigma surrounding psychology means the mental scars that can accompany physical damage are largely being disregarded, neglected or poorly treated. Coaches, parents and even the players themselves have a responsibility to be aware of the psychological ramifications of injury and appropriate treatments to tackle the mental and emotional needs of injured players.

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Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Too often in sports, players are told that talent is ascribed and unteachable. Our athletes need to be told that growth is always attainable with drive, focused-practice, and effort. The differences between fixed and growth mindsets are crucial in the development of skills on and off the field. Join us as we detail the positive mental strategies involved in developing a growth mindset.

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Every Player Matters

We are excited to share with you that Rapids Youth Soccer and the Colorado Storm will be joining forces, helping create a more comprehensive club that can further advance the goals and overall experiences of our players. As one club, united under the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club name, you and all our valued members will have access to a stronger club better positioned to serve our players from three-year-olds all the way to the Colorado Rapids professional Major League Soccer team.

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Welcome Jeb Brovsky to Rapids Youth Soccer

Rapids Youth Soccer is excited to introduce the newest member of our Staff and 9U-10U Select Program Director, Jeb Brovsky. Jeb is a Colorado native, playing pro soccer for NYCFC, Montral Impact, Minnesota United, and Stromsgodset IF. After his career was ended by injury, Jeb has been heavily involved in the game in outreach efforts through the Homeless World Cup and Peace Pandemic.

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Recap: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Preseason Tournament

On March 3rd and 4th, 2018, Rapids Youth Soccer sent teams to the St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL Friendlies. Girls and boys played elite teams from around the country throughout the weekend. The tournament’s objective was to expand our teams’ understandings of competition and grow closer as a club.

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One Club: The Rapids Way

This year has already seen tournaments throughout the nation with coaches using these trips to help our players better understand the club’s core values. Coaches have been hosting club culture nights where players from different age groups and teams gather to highlight the importance of a united vision.

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