CRYSC U9/10 programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and U6-U8 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 Denver metro area. Game format is played in line with US Soccer Directives for small sided games, which is 7v7 with goalkeepers. Team sizes of 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 12 players 12 players 12 players

Coming Soon

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to train age-appropriate curriculum aimed at the long-term development of a soccer player. 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 will put players in realistic situations, that should always includes decision-
making elements.

When coaching soccer, this can be used in a variety of ways to break down a technique, skill, or tactic. Most commonly the players are taken from a practice with high game context to a low one, before returning back 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, then 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

What is The Rapids Way? The Rapids Way embodies everything we are and stand for as a soccer club. 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 individual 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 prior to teaching group actions and tactics. Using the Whole-Part-Whole teaching model we are able to build a Long-Term Development Plan that drives each player’s experiences in the four key pillars of the game: technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social. These individual pieces come together in the form of a distinct style of play that develops in our teams that is 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 Registration Opens: May 1

Fall Priority Deadline: July 15

Fall Registration Closes: August 7

Fall Schedule:

September 2017

  • Game 1: September 9

  • Game 2: September 16

  • Game 3: September 23

  • Game 4: September 30

April 2017

  • Spring Registration Opens: October 1

  • Game 5: October 7

  • Game 6: October 14

  • Game 7: October 21

  • Game 8: October 28

January-March 2017

  • Practices Begin Twice per Week: January 17

  • Icebreaker Tournament: March 3-5

  • No Training: March 6

  • Practices Begin Three Times per Week: March 8

  • Game 1: March 18

April 2017

  • Game 2: April 1

  • Game 3: April 8

  • Community Cup: April 9

  • Game 4: April 15

  • Game 5: April 22

  • Community Cup make-up date: April 23

  • Game 6: April 29

May 2017

  • Game 7: May 6

  • Game 8: May 13

  • Game 9: May 20

  • FC Boulder Cup: May 20-21

DETAILED PROGRAM INFORMATION

Deadline to Fall Registration

2017/08/07 23:59:59

The U9 and U10 Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the U6-U8 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. Two 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.

The U9-U10 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 U9 and U10 Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the U6-U8 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. Two 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.

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, Premier Training, parent coach evaluations and Soccerfest 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 Denver Metro 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.  Teams will also participate in CSA Cup and CRYSC Community Cup in the fall as well as an additional spring tournament.  Additionally, Select players are invited to participate in optional winter training in January and February.

+ U9/U10 Recreational

The U9 and U10 Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the U6-U8 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. Two 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.

+ U9/U10 Rec Plus

The U9-U10 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 U9 and U10 Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the U6-U8 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. Two 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.

+ U9/U10 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, Premier Training, parent coach evaluations and Soccerfest 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 Denver Metro 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.  Teams will also participate in CSA Cup and CRYSC Community Cup in the fall as well as an additional spring tournament.  Additionally, Select players are invited to participate in optional winter training in January and February.

Rapids Youth Soccer =

U9-U10 Recreational

For Beginners
$195/$265 Per Season / Per Year
  • Practice Twice/Week

  • Convenient Local Practices/Games

  • Volunteer Parent Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Premier Training Option

  • Team Formed by Registration

U9-U10 Rec PLUS

For Beginners
$575 Per Year
  • Practice Twice/Week

  • Convenient Local Practices/Games

  • Volunteer Parent/Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Premier Training Option

  • Team Formed by Registration

U9-U10 Select

For Beginners
$860 Per Year
  • Practice Three/Week

  • Assigned Practice Locations

  • Rapids Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • No Premier Training Option

  • Team Formed by Invitations

Benefits of Rapids Youth Soccer

Understand what makes Rapids Youth Soccer the premier youth soccer organization in the state.
Education

Rapids Youth Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development over team success.

Communication

Rapids Youth Soccer focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

Organization

A knowledgeable staff and the support of the Rapids professional team front office, you’ll find organization at its finest.

Elite Options

Rapids Youth Soccer offers the most advanced levels of play in the entire nation, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.

Beginner to Advanced

All levels of play are welcome at Rapids Youth Soccer. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.

Professional Curriculum

Rapids Youth provides a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the professional team down to three-years-old.

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Uniforms

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club partners with Altitude Authentics to provide quality uniforms and fan gear. All U9/U10 Rec, Rec Plus, and Select 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 while participating in the recreational programs at Rapids Youth Soccer.

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 10-5 and Saturdays 10-3
Phone number 303.405.1304

Team Store at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Hours
Fridays: (when there are no events) 12-5
Rapids Gamedays: 10am – one hour prior to game start
DSGP phone number is 303-727-3300

BUY UNIFORM ONLINE

Community Cup

The Community Cup provides current U9-U12 Select, Burgundy, White, Blue, and Gold participants with the opportunity to play in a tournament-style event with players from other Rapids competitive teams. Unlike other tournaments, individuals (rather than teams) will register to participate. Registrants will then be placed on rosters with other competitive players from the program according to their birth year. Age-Group Directors will assign players to rosters on an individual basis prior to the tournament.

Roster assignments will not be based on the level at which the player competes during the season. This means that each team will be comprised of an even distribution of players who play at Select, Burgundy, White, Blue and Gold levels.

Each roster will be assigned a Volunteer Coach to help facilitate games. Volunteer Coaches may be parents or current Rapids High School Program participants. The role of the Volunteer Coach is simply to facilitate a fun, positive playing environment for their team by managing substitutes and encouraging from the sideline. No coaching experience required! Staff coaches and age-group directors will be present to evaluate players and support the event.

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 Volunteer

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 Volunteer

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/Volunteer Referee

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 U9-10 Leagues

The U9-U10 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 U9-U10 programs including any supplemental programs and what to expect as players move into the U11 league.

League Play

Recreational

The Recreational league offers opportunities for beginners interested in keeping it simple and fun.

Recreational Plus

Rec Plus is similar to the Recreational league, but provides a paid staff coach as the trainer at practices during the week.

Select

The Select league is an invitation-based programs comprised of teams coached by paid staff coaches at practices and games.
Camps and Clinics

Summer Camps

Summer camps are a great way for players to stay active and involved with the club during the off-season. Rapids Youth Soccer offers some of the most comprehensive camps for beginners to advanced.

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Winter Camps

Rapids Youth Soccer offers camps and leagues during the winter months for players to stay active during the long winter break.

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Tournaments

Community Cup

Community Cup is a one-day jamboree where teams are comprised of U9-U12 competitive and state league participants.  Teams are made of mixed-abilities and play three games in one day.  Players are evaluated by Rapids Staff in a fun and exciting environment.

Other Tournaments

There are many clubs across Colorado that offer opportunities for U9-U10 teams to participate in tournament play.

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 U10 to U11 takes place during a players U10 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 U10 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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Goalkeeper Training

Rapids goalkeeper staff work with players to enhance all levels of play during this eight-week program available to Select players free of charge and all other players for a small charge.

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Summer Camps

Summer camps are a great way to keep players busy and active during the summer months. Find out more what Rapids Youth Soccer offers for beginner to advanced players.

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Winter Training

Winter can be a great time to keep your soccer skills sharp. Check out all the programs Rapids Youth Soccer offers to our players to help them stay active over the long winter months.

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.

Uniforms can be purchased at Altitude Authentic’s, or online.

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.