6U-8U Recreational Leagues
Beginner to Advanced
- 8-9 Week Season
- 7-8 Games
- Proven Curriculum
- Uniform Separate
- Volunteer Coaches
- Locations across Denver/Aurora
First Games Start In…
The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club partners with Altitude Authentics to provide quality uniforms and fan gear. All 6U-8U 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 all the way through the 10U Recreational league.
Uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.
How to Buy Your Uniform Locally or Purchase Online
You can purchase your uniform at The Pepsi Center or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Pepsi Center Hours
M-F 10AM-5PM and Saturdays 10AM-3PM
Phone number 303.405.1304
Team Store at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Hours
Fridays: (when there are no events) 12-5PM
Rapids Game Days: 10AM – one hour prior to game start
DSGP phone number is 303-727-3300
Premier Training Option
Premier Training is a program designed to improve technical skills and decision making for our 6U-8U program participants. This program is a supplementary, fee-based, program that provides an additional training option outside the players normal team practice and game.
Premier Training focuses on individual, technical development and decision-making following the proven Rapids Curriculum. Building a technical foundation and on-ball confidence, Premier Training is staffed by our professional Colorado Rapids Youth coaching staff and provides 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.
Premier Training is a weekly training option during the season and requires a separate registration.
6U-8U Premier Training
Beginner to Advanced
- 6 Sessions Per Season
- Tuesday Sessions Begin April 12 at F-15 Park
- Thursday Sessions Begin April 10 at Crestmoor Park
- Tuesday Sessions run from 6-7PM
- Thursday Sessions run from 5:30-6:30PM
Soccerfest is a free in-house festival tournament that focuses on a fun-filled day of soccer to wrap-up the season and bring all 6U-8U Recreational league participants to one location on one day with most games against teams not previously played.
Spanning approximately two hours, all teams are invited to play 3-4, 20 minute games at Dicks Sporting Good Park for the festival. Teams will have a break in between games and will be out at the festival for approximately 2 hours. Our Spring 2018 Soccerfest is tentatively scheduled for May 12. We will send out more information the closer we get to this fun event.
It is a great community event, and a chance for our young players to play at the great fields out at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
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.
Understanding Your Time in the 6U-8U Recreational League
The 6U-8U recreational league is the first time players will begin having practices during the week and games on the weekend. It’s important for parents to understand what is available to their child during their time in the 6U-8U program including any supplemental programs and what to expect as players move into the 9U league. Parent Volunteer Coaches decide with the input of other parents on the team when and where to practice for the season. Practices are held at local parks across Denver and Aurora. All 6U-8U recreational teams are given approximately 20 yards by 30 yards to practice. Team schedules can be found on your BonziTeam.
Rapids Youth Soccer posts all our game schedules on BonziTeam two weeks before the first scheduled game. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to your Bonzi account.
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.
Players need shin guards, socks, and cleats, a size three soccer ball, water, and weather appropriate clothing.
Absolutely, we hope players are able to play with their friends. Please request this when registering your child for soccer.
Yes, you can do this when registering. We’ll do our best to make it happen.
The Fall season is from August-November and the Spring season is form March-May