CRYSC 9U-10U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and 6U-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 Centennial, Parker, Highlands Ranch 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 Rec PLUS Select Program
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child loves soccer and practices at
home when prompted. Child gets
excited about practice and skill
development.
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 Two 7-8 week long seasons 8-10 month long season
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Parent volunteer coach and
staff coach
Professional, licensed staff
coach
League Play In-house league play on Saturdays In-house league play on Saturdays Weekend games across the Front Range
with 2-4 local tournaments
Playing Format 7v7 7v7 7v7
Goalkeeper Training    Introductory opportunities Introductory opportunities Included 1x/week
Team Size 10-12 players 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 Priority Deadline for Returning Players: July 18, 2018

Fall Late Fee Begins: July 30, 2018

Fall Registration Closes: August 17, 2018

June/July 2018

  • Priority Deadline: July 18

  • Late Fee Begins: July 30

  • Fall Registration Closes: August 17

September 2018

  • Game 1: September 8

  • Game 2: September 15

  • Game 3: September 22

  • Game 4: September 29

October 2018

  • Game 6: October 13

  • Game 7: October 20

  • Game 8: October 27

November 2018

  • Game 8: November 3

Tommy Alioto
8U-10U Recreational Director
tommy.alioto@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 226

Jeb Brovsky
9U/10U Select Director
jeb.brovsky@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 208

Chelsea Jenkins
Recreational Administrator
chelsea.jenkins@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 126

+ Overview

CRYSC 9U-10U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and 6U-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 Centennial, Parker, Highlands Ranch 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 Rec PLUS Select Program
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child loves soccer and practices at
home when prompted. Child gets
excited about practice and skill
development.
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 Two 7-8 week long seasons 8-10 month long season
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Parent volunteer coach and
staff coach
Professional, licensed staff
coach
League Play In-house league play on Saturdays In-house league play on Saturdays Weekend games across the Front Range
with 2-4 local tournaments
Playing Format 7v7 7v7 7v7
Goalkeeper Training    Introductory opportunities Introductory opportunities Included 1x/week
Team Size 10-12 players 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 Priority Deadline for Returning Players: July 18, 2018

Fall Late Fee Begins: July 30, 2018

Fall Registration Closes: August 17, 2018

June/July 2018

  • Priority Deadline: July 18

  • Late Fee Begins: July 30

  • Fall Registration Closes: August 17

September 2018

  • Game 1: September 8

  • Game 2: September 15

  • Game 3: September 22

  • Game 4: September 29

October 2018

  • Game 6: October 13

  • Game 7: October 20

  • Game 8: October 27

November 2018

  • Game 8: November 3

+ Contacts

Tommy Alioto
8U-10U Recreational Director
tommy.alioto@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 226

Jeb Brovsky
9U/10U Select Director
jeb.brovsky@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 208

Chelsea Jenkins
Recreational Administrator
chelsea.jenkins@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
303.399.5858 ext. 126

Fall Games Begin In…

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Uniforms

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club partners with Soccer Stop to provide quality uniforms and fan gear. All 9U-10U Recreational players are required to purchase the uniform kit before the first game. Players are required to wear the official CRYSC jersey combo for games. This uniform kit is usable through all Recreational leagues.

Uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.

How to Buy Your Uniform Locally or Purchase Online

You can purchase your uniform at any participating Soccer Stop location.

Soccer Stop Englewood
15055 E Hinsdale Dr, Englewood, CO 80112
720.283.8215

Hours:

mon-fri: 11am-7pm
sat: 9am-5pm
sun: 12pm-5pm

Soccer Stop Highlands Ranch
8130 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80122
303.740.9300

Hours:
mon-fri: 11am7pm
sat: 9am5pm
sun: 12pm- 5pm

9U-10U Recreational

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 6U-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. Some 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 first week of November, and the Spring season from March through May.

9U-10U Rec Plus

The 9U-10U Rec PLUS builds of the Recreational program with a Rapids Youth staff coach training the teams during the week. Teams still train at centralized locations across Denver and Aurora. The staff trainer will work with teams twice per week following the age group curriculum provided by the Program Director. A parent volunteer, with input from the staff trainer, leads the team during the Saturday games.

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 6U-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. Some 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 first week of November, 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 Centers, 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  Centennial/South Denver 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.  Team will also participate in one tournament a season.  Additionally, Select players are invited to participate in optional winter training in January and February.

+ 9U/10U Recreational

9U-10U Recreational

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 6U-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. Some 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 first week of November, and the Spring season from March through May.

+ 9U/10U Rec Plus

9U-10U Rec Plus

The 9U-10U Rec PLUS builds of the Recreational program with a Rapids Youth staff coach training the teams during the week. Teams still train at centralized locations across Denver and Aurora. The staff trainer will work with teams twice per week following the age group curriculum provided by the Program Director. A parent volunteer, with input from the staff trainer, leads the team during the Saturday games.

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 6U-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. Some 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 first week of November, 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 Centers, 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  Centennial/South Denver 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.  Team will also participate in one tournament a season.  Additionally, Select players are invited to participate in optional winter training in January and February.

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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.

9U-10U Recreational

Beginner to Advanced
$215 Per season
  • Practice Twice/Week

  • Convenient Local Practices/Games

  • Volunteer Parent Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Registration

9U-10U Rec PLUS

Beginner to Advanced
$800 Per year
  • Practice Twice/Week on Mondays and Fridays

  • Convenient Local Practices/Games

  • Volunteer Parent/Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Registration

9U-10U Select

Beginner to Advanced
$1200 Per year
  • Practice Three/Week

  • Assigned Practice Locations

  • Rapids Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Invitations

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Antelope Ridge Elementary: 39.597700, -104.727000
Aspen Crossing Elementary: 39.611900, -104.756000
Canyon Creek Elementary: 39.606300, -104.720000
Dakota Valley Elementary: 39.660200, -104.745000
Indian Ridge Elementary: 39.621900, -104.786000
Piney Creek Hallow Park: 39.624500, -104.761000
Peakview North Park: 39.620900, -104.762000
Rolling Hills Elementary: 39.637800, -104.767000
Timberline Elementary: 39.601700, -104.748000
Cherry Hills Village Elementary: 39.638800, -104.978000
Fox Hill Elementary: 39.626500, -104.777000
Greenwood Village Elementary: 39.607200, -104.923000
Black Forest Elementary: 39.583000, -104.705000
Coyote Hills Elementary: 39.588800, -104.705000
Sunrise Elementary: 39.648500, -104.759000
Trails West Elementary: 39.578000, -104.779000
Wagon Trail Park: 39.632500, -104.800000
Castlewood Park: 39.611100, -104.877000
Silo Park: 39.609500, -104.871000
Tommy Davis Park: 39.609500, -104.871000
Village Greens Park: 39.631400, -104.879000
Vista Orchard Park: 39.631400, -104.879000
Vista Sunset Park: 39.614700, -104.861000
Vista Lakeview Park: 39.631400, -104.879000
Vista Peakview Park: 39.631400, -104.879000
Sierra Middle School: 39.544200, -104.782000
Pine Lane Elementary: 39.538800, -104.778000
Creekside Elementary: 39.573300, -104.790000
High Plains Elementary: 39.582400, -104.872000
Dove Valley Regional Park: 39.571400, -104.827000
Piney Creek Village Park: 39.607200, -104.773000
Gates Soccer Complex- North: 39.592700, -104.810000
Gates Soccer Complex- South: 39.586600, -104.811000
Rapids South Office (The Eddy): 39.616800, -104.867000

Rapids Development Centers

Rapids Development Centers (RDCs) are designed to improve technical skills and decision making for our 6U-12U program participants. This program is a supplementary, fee-based, program that provides an additional training option outside the players normal team practice and game.

The focus of Rapids Development Centers is on individual, technical development and decision-making following the proven Rapids Curriculum. Building a technical foundation and on-ball confidence, RDC’s are staffed by our professional Colorado Rapids Youth coaching staff and provide extra time on the ball for those players, both boys and girls, that just can’t get enough.

In addition, players are placed with other players of similar developmental ability helping them push their abilities.

Rapids Development Centers are offered as weekly training options throughout the year in six week blocks and require a separate registration.

9U-12U Rapids Development Center

Beginner to Advanced
$110 Per Six Weeks
  • 6 Sessions Per Registration

  • Tuesday Sessions Begin September 11

  • Thursday Sessions Begin September 13

  • All Sessions run from 4-5PM

  • All Sessions take place at Gates

  •  

Registration Deadline is Coming

REGISTER NOW

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 9U-10U 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.
  • 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 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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SOCCER CAMPS

Rapids Youth Soccer runs some of the best soccer camps in the region and nation. Click through to learn more about Rapids camp opportunites.

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WHAT'S NEXT

After the 9U-10U league, players have the option to continue with recreational soccer into the 11U age group or move to the more advanced programming with Rapids Youth Soccer's Competitive Programs.

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WINTER TRAINING

Join us at The Eddy for winter indoor camps and leagues from November through March. With futsal leagues, camps, state of the art TOCA Training, speed and agility training, players of all ages and ability levels are sure to find something they'll love.

The difference between the 2 programs, is that the Recreational program is led by a parent volunteer and the Rec Plus program has a staff coach for the 2 weekly training sessions and game day is led by a parent volunteer. Both programs follow the same curriculum.

Soccer Stop has two convenient locations in the South Denver area:

Soccer Stop Englewood can be reached at 720.283.8215 or visit them at 15055 E Hinsdale Dr, Englewood, CO 80112.

Soccer Stop Highlands Ranch can be reached at 303.740.9300 or visit them at 8130 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80122.

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.