Welcome to the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club!

We are happy you are considering joining one of the nation’s top youth soccer clubs.

We understand that navigating youth soccer and youth sports in general can often be difficult. As such, we lay out our plan of action for all players within the club, from three-years-old to 18-years-old, from beginner to elite. Your understanding of the progression better helps you make important family decisions and help your child achieve the level of success they desire.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out during the decision-process. We are here to help and we are happy to help.

Understanding Your Child's Time in Rapids Youth Soccer

Ages 3 to 5 Year Olds

Soccer Start

Soccer Start is the perfect beginner soccer experience for your toddler and preschooler. This fun and safe soccer experience provides an opportunity for your little player to get involved with other children of the same age, and experience level to begin their soccer career.

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Players U6 - U8

U6-U8 Players

The U6 – U8 recreational program is a great introduction to league play for boys and girls. With practices and games located located close to your neighborhood, teams play four versus four on game day with one to two practices during the week. Each team is coached by a volunteer parent coach from the team with the backing of Rapids youth coaches and Rapids professional coaches and coaching curriculum to set any team up for lots of fun and success.

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U6 - U8 Premier Training

Each season, U6 – U8 players have the opportunity to participate in advanced level training with experienced and licensed coaches that will give your child the opportunity to advance their skills in addition to regularly scheduled practices and games.

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Soccerfest

Soccerfest is a free, in-house tournament for U5 – U8 teams held every spring that provides a great “wrap-up” to the year, bringing teams together in an exciting large event.

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Summer Camps

Summer camps are a great way for your child to stay active and involved in soccer with Rapids Youth Soccer during the summer months. With opportunities for beginners to advanced, Rapids Youth Soccer offers camps across the entire city.

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Players U9 - U10

U9 - U10 Recreational

U9 – U10 Recreational is a beginners league for those players wanting to continue to participate in a fun and exciting environment where they can continue to develop their skills. The U9 – U10 Recreational league is coached by volunteer parent coaches with the support of the Rapids Youth Soccer staff.

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U9 - U10 Rec Plus

The U9 – U10 Rec Plus league is an intermediary between the recreational league and the select league. The Rec Plus league offers players to train during the week with a professional coach and trainer and then play games on the weekends with their volunteer parent coach.

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U9 - U10 Select

The U9 – U10 Select league is for those looking for top competition in the state and supported by a full-time professional coach. These teams participate in the state league with anticipation and preparation to play at the highest levels at U11 and above.

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Summer Camps

Summer camps offer U9 and U10 players the opportunity to continue to advance their skills and have fun during the off-season time. Run by professional Rapids Youth staff, these camps offer some of the best soccer experiences in the state of Colorado.

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Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament

The U9 and U10 age groups are the first groups that can participate in the Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament, held at the end of May, early June every year. This tournament provides options for all levels of players with some out of state teams. This tournament is one of the state’s top tournament and brings in great participants from all over the state and nation.

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Players U11 - U18

U11 - U18 Competitive

Rapids Youth Soccer offers some of the nation’s best competitive soccer experience. Through integration with the professional staff, the competitive program provides a soccer education unmatched, with opportunities from those just starting their competitive soccer experience to the the highest levels in the nation.

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U11 - U18 Recreational

The U11 – U18 Recreational league is an opportunity for player to continue to participate in youth soccer without going the competitive route. This league is coached by volunteer parent coaches and plays other clubs in and around the city of Denver.

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Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament

The Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament is held the first weekend in June every year for age U9 to U18. This tournament provides options for all levels of players with some out of state teams. This tournament is one of the state’s top tournament and brings in great participants from all over the state and nation.

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Become a Referee

Rapids Youth Soccer offers opportunities for 12 year olds and up to begin refereeing youth soccer games. Through the mentorship program, referees have the chance to grow and develop in the game of soccer as well as make some additional money.

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U.S. Development Academy

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is a program managed by Colorado Rapids that provides education, resources, and support to develop world-class players. Plays in the U.S. Development Academy have strong ambitions to reach top levels in the nation and world.

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Summer Camps

Rapids Youth Soccer offers multiple opportunities for players of all ages to participate in summer and winter camps, from beginner to elite. These camps provide a great chance for children to continue to build on their soccer foundation. Camps take place in the summer and winter months.

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Winter Camps and Leagues

Winter camps and clinics for the U11 – U18 ages is a great way for players to stay active and involved with the club during the off-season.

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College Advisory and Resource Services (C.A.R.S)

College Advisory and Resource Services (C.A.R.S)

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Beyond Youth Soccer