CRYSC 11U-19U Competitive Programs are Colorado’s premier option for growing, learning, and developing in youth soccer. The Competitive Program builds on the foundation players have learned throughout their time with Rapids Youth Soccer, including philosophy, the Rapids curriculum, and The Rapids Way. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from new players to competitive, all the way to the top leagues in the United States.

Training and game locations will vary depending on level of play of each team. Game format is played in line with U.S. Soccer directives for small-sided games, which is 9v9 for 11U/12U and 11v11 for 13U-19U. Team sizes may vary depending on age and level of play.

RISE (Rapids Integrated System of Excellence) is a one-of-a-kind youth soccer development platform that houses our Club’s curriculum.  RISE provides an online space where coaches, players, and members can interact, creating a living and growing classroom. By connecting the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) community online, RISE will open up new educational opportunities for players and coaches, offer a more rewarding CRYSC experience for members, and ultimately enhance the level and consistency of soccer being played across the Club.

GO TO RISE

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. 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. 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.

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) 

WPW 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 will put players in realistic situations that should always include decision-making elements.

We have a saying in the Club, “Prepare your child for the path, not the path for your child.” This is the Rapids Way.

Spring 2022 (March to May)

*Dates subject to change.

Training begins: Mid-February

  • Game Day: March 19
  • Game Day: March 26
  • Game Day: April 2
  • Game Day: April 9
  • Game Day: April 16
  • Game Day: April 23
  • Game Day: April 30
  • Game Day: May 7
  • Game Day: May 14
  • Game Day: May 21

Fall 2021 (August to November)

*Dates subject to change

  • Training begins: July 1, 2021
  • Game Day: Aug 28
  • Game Day: Sept 11
  • Game Day: Sept 18
  • Game Day: Sept 25
  • Game Day: Oct 9
  • Game Day: Oct 16
  • Game Day: Oct 23
  • Game Day: Oct 30
  • Game Day: Nov 6
  • Make up dates: Nov 13, 14

Nate Billings
9U-12U Boys & Girls Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 222

Trey Harrington
13U-19U Boys & Girls Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 232

Overview

CRYSC 11U-19U Competitive Programs are Colorado’s premier option for growing, learning, and developing in youth soccer. The Competitive Program builds on the foundation players have learned throughout their time with Rapids Youth Soccer, including philosophy, the Rapids curriculum, and The Rapids Way. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from new players to competitive, all the way to the top leagues in the United States.

Training and game locations will vary depending on level of play of each team. Game format is played in line with U.S. Soccer directives for small-sided games, which is 9v9 for 11U/12U and 11v11 for 13U-19U. Team sizes may vary depending on age and level of play.

Curriculum

RISE (Rapids Integrated System of Excellence) is a one-of-a-kind youth soccer development platform that houses our Club’s curriculum.  RISE provides an online space where coaches, players, and members can interact, creating a living and growing classroom. By connecting the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) community online, RISE will open up new educational opportunities for players and coaches, offer a more rewarding CRYSC experience for members, and ultimately enhance the level and consistency of soccer being played across the Club.

GO TO RISE
The Rapids Way

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. 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. 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.

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) 

WPW 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 will put players in realistic situations that should always include decision-making elements.

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 and Deadlines

Spring 2022 (March to May)

*Dates subject to change.

Training begins: Mid-February

  • Game Day: March 19
  • Game Day: March 26
  • Game Day: April 2
  • Game Day: April 9
  • Game Day: April 16
  • Game Day: April 23
  • Game Day: April 30
  • Game Day: May 7
  • Game Day: May 14
  • Game Day: May 21

Fall 2021 (August to November)

*Dates subject to change

  • Training begins: July 1, 2021
  • Game Day: Aug 28
  • Game Day: Sept 11
  • Game Day: Sept 18
  • Game Day: Sept 25
  • Game Day: Oct 9
  • Game Day: Oct 16
  • Game Day: Oct 23
  • Game Day: Oct 30
  • Game Day: Nov 6
  • Make up dates: Nov 13, 14
Contact

Nate Billings
9U-12U Boys & Girls Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 222

Trey Harrington
13U-19U Boys & Girls Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 232

2021/2022 Competitive Tryouts

CRYSC Castle Rock Tryouts for field players and goalkeepers will be held June 1-3, 2021 at Douglas County Fairgrounds. For more information, see below. 

Who Should Register an Intent to Play:

  • Any and all players who intend to play with CRYSC during the 2021/2022 season

Who Needs to Attend Tryouts:

  • 2011 Birthdates (Players Moving into 11U): All players (boys and girls), both internal Rapids Youth players and external players from outside the Club who were born in 2011 must register their Intent to Play and attend the Tryout event.

  • 2010-2003 Birthdates (U12-U19): All players (boys and girls) must attend. New Players from Outside the Rapids Youth Soccer System must attend. All players wishing to join the Rapids Youth Soccer community must register their Intent to Play and attend the Tryout event.

  • Goalkeepers: All players wishing to participate in the goalkeeper position need to attend the designated Tryout times.

Tuesday, June 1

Douglas County Fairgrounds #5

  • 5pm: 11U-2011 Boys
  • 6:45pm: 11U-2011 Girls

Douglas County Fairgrounds #6

  • 5pm: 12U-2010 Girls
  • 6:45pm: 12U-2010 Boys

Douglas County Fairgrounds #7

  • 5pm: 18U/19U 2004-2003 Girls
  • 6:45pm: 17U-2005 Girls

Wednesday, June 2

Douglas County Fairgrounds #5

  • 5pm: 13U-2009 Boys
  • 6:45pm: 14U-2008 Girls

Douglas County Fairgrounds #6

  • 5pm: 13U-2009 Girls
  • 6:45pm: 16U-2006 Girls

Douglas County Fairgrounds #7

  • 5pm: 15U-2007 Girls
  • 6:45pm: 14U-2008 Boys

Thursday, June 3

Douglas County Fairgrounds #5

  • 5pm: 15U-2007 Boys
  • 6:45pm: 17U-2005 Boys

Douglas County Fairgrounds #6

  • 5pm: 16U-2006 Boys
  • 6:45pm: 18U/19U-2004-2003 Boys

2021/2022 Tryout Registration

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

11U Teams

$1,885 11U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

12U Teams

$1,990 12U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

13U Teams

$2,130 13U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

14U Teams

$2,130 14U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Tournament fees included in registration fee. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Girls) and Icebreaker (Boys) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. 15U-18U girls competitive programming runs July – November. 15U-18U boys competitive programming runs February – June.

15U-18U Teams

$1,080 15U-18U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x per week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

**15U Supplemental is a transition-based, one season (fall or spring) team for 8th graders and high school freshmen who do not play high school.

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Tournaments included in registration fee. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies.

15U Supplemental Teams

$605 15U Supplemental Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

ECNL (Elite Club National League) teams participate in some of the highest levels of youth soccer competition in the United States.

Age groups are defined by birth years and players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born.

Evaluating players for the teams is a year-long process. Our current players are evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

Tryout dates will be held in late May to early June with exact dates being updated prior to this date range.

ECNL Teams

$1,825/$1,000 U11-U14 | U15-U19
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments

  • In and Out-of-State Travel Tournaments

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Academy teams play in the highest level of youth soccer competition, US Soccer’s Development Academy, as well as in MLS specific youth events. Deserving Academy players train with our professionals on a regular basis and participate in reserve games with the team. All training and games take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where players have access to top facilities both on and off the field.

Age groups are defined by birth years and players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born.

Evaluating players for the teams is a year-long process. Our current players are evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

Tryout dates will be held in late May to early June with exact dates being updated prior to this date range.

Development Academy Teams

$1,825/$1,000 U11-U14 | U15-U19
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments

  • In and Out-of-State Travel Tournaments

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

11U

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

11U Teams

$1,885 11U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

12U

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

12U Teams

$1,990 12U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

13U

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

13U Teams

$2,130 13U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

14U

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Teams play 2-4 tournaments per year. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. Programming for competitive teams runs for a full 10 months.

14U Teams

$2,130 14U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

15U-18U

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Tournament fees included in registration fee. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Girls) and Icebreaker (Boys) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies. 15U-18U girls competitive programming runs July – November. 15U-18U boys competitive programming runs February – June.

15U-18U Teams

$1,080 15U-18U Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x per week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

15U Supplemental

**15U Supplemental is a transition-based, one season (fall or spring) team for 8th graders and high school freshmen who do not play high school.

Castle Rock Rapids competitive teams play in the Colorado State competitive leagues. The Select/Burgundy/White teams will be placed in a state league of teams that have similar skill levels. Teams train 3 days per week with games on the weekend. Tournaments included in registration fee. All competitive teams will participate in the Rapids Classic (Fall) and Icebreaker (Spring) tournaments and Castle Rock Friendlies.

15U Supplemental Teams

$605 15U Supplemental Teams
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments included

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

ECNL

ECNL (Elite Club National League) teams participate in some of the highest levels of youth soccer competition in the United States.

Age groups are defined by birth years and players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born.

Evaluating players for the teams is a year-long process. Our current players are evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

Tryout dates will be held in late May to early June with exact dates being updated prior to this date range.

ECNL Teams

$1,825/$1,000 U11-U14 | U15-U19
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments

  • In and Out-of-State Travel Tournaments

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Development Academy

Academy teams play in the highest level of youth soccer competition, US Soccer’s Development Academy, as well as in MLS specific youth events. Deserving Academy players train with our professionals on a regular basis and participate in reserve games with the team. All training and games take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where players have access to top facilities both on and off the field.

Age groups are defined by birth years and players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born.

Evaluating players for the teams is a year-long process. Our current players are evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

Tryout dates will be held in late May to early June with exact dates being updated prior to this date range.

Development Academy Teams

$1,825/$1,000 U11-U14 | U15-U19
  • July – Nov | Feb – June

  • Train 3x Each Week in Castle Rock

  • 2-4 Local & Out-of-State Annual Tournaments

  • In and Out-of-State Travel Tournaments

  • Compete in State League

  • Winter & Summer Training with Elite camps

Registration Deadline is Coming

REGISTER NOW

Uniforms

Rapids Youth Soccer partners with Soccer.com for all uniform needs. Competitive players will receive an email from Soccer.com with a link to order the uniform at the beginning of each season. Our competitive uniforms operate on a two-year cycle.

It is important to note that uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.

The Rapids Youth Soccer kit includes two match jerseys, two match shorts, two pairs of socks, training shirt, training shorts, training socks, training jacket, training pants and a backpack.

For instructions on how to order uniforms, please visit the CRYSC uniform page.

Uniform FAQs

You will receive an email from Soccer.com with a link to order the uniform.

You can also access the page by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Soccer.com and click on “Find Your Team Store” at the top right.
  2. Once there, search for Colorado Rapids Youth and click on the store.
  3. On the top of the store the player/parent can either search for their team name on the drop down list, or search for their player name on the right in the “search by player” section.
  4. Once you find the player’s name, you can place your order

*Uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.

The order deadline for competitive kits is July 15, 2020. Kits must be ordered and paid for by the deadline to ensure delivery for the start of the season.

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.

The Culture Keeper is an important piece to the development of a community-based organization. Culture Keepers do just as the title explains, they help build a culture within the team, providing opportunities for the team and families to have fun and enjoy their time with Rapids Youth Soccer more fully.

The Culture Keeper get the fun task of setting up team events at tournaments, such as eating out together, setting up events while in town, such as laser tag. The Culture Keeper organizes opportunities for the team’s to better develop friendships with each other to help build long-lasting friendships outside of soccer.

Culture Keeper Expectations

  • Stay involved with the team and informed about upcoming soccer events.
  • Set up events outside of soccer for the team to build relationships with each other.
  • Plan ahead for all upcoming events to build team and family camaraderie through in-town and out-of-town events.

Culture Keeper Support

  • Rapids Youth staff provide suggests for Culture Keeper ideas.
  • Rapids Youth Soccer provides a meeting with all Culture Keepers to talk through logistics of the year.
  • Rapids Youth Soccer will have a manual coming out soon outlining ideas for the Culture Keeper to use.
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.
Culture Keeper

The Culture Keeper is an important piece to the development of a community-based organization. Culture Keepers do just as the title explains, they help build a culture within the team, providing opportunities for the team and families to have fun and enjoy their time with Rapids Youth Soccer more fully.

The Culture Keeper get the fun task of setting up team events at tournaments, such as eating out together, setting up events while in town, such as laser tag. The Culture Keeper organizes opportunities for the team’s to better develop friendships with each other to help build long-lasting friendships outside of soccer.

Culture Keeper Expectations

  • Stay involved with the team and informed about upcoming soccer events.
  • Set up events outside of soccer for the team to build relationships with each other.
  • Plan ahead for all upcoming events to build team and family camaraderie through in-town and out-of-town events.

Culture Keeper Support

  • Rapids Youth staff provide suggests for Culture Keeper ideas.
  • Rapids Youth Soccer provides a meeting with all Culture Keepers to talk through logistics of the year.
  • Rapids Youth Soccer will have a manual coming out soon outlining ideas for the Culture Keeper to use.

Understanding Your Child’s Year-Long Evaluation

The Competitive program provides an opportunity for players who want to learn and develop in an environment that challenges and educates them in the game of soccer. Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to supporting and developing those players that are committed to developing themselves.

Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to a year-long evaluation process of our homegrown players. This year-long evaluation and feedback process provides our players with a complete overview of their progress during their time with Rapids Youth Soccer.

Below is an overview of exactly what is done during the year to provide our players with the most comprehensive evaluation and feedback 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.

Rapids Youth Soccer is on a two-year cycle for uniform with adidas. Players should change uniforms approximately every two years, which usually falls in line growth of players.

Your registration covers coaching fees, tournament fees, and administrative fees for the season. You are responsible for tournament travel.

During the regular CSA season, teams generally compete against other clubs across the Front Range. Some teams may travel as far north Fort Collins, as far south as Pueblo or as far west as Grand Junction. Not all ages and levels will compete against clubs in these areas and these trips generally happen once per season.

Tournament travel varies based on the age and competitive level of the team. Select and Burgundy teams travel out of state for at least one and up to four tournaments and/or college showcases. White and Blue teams only participate in tournaments that take place in Colorado.

Select, Burgundy, and White teams train three times per week.  Blue level teams train twice per week.

Select, Burgundy, and White teams train twice per week outside in January and February.  Blue level players have the option of attending these training sessions.

All competitive team coaches are USSF Licensed and participate in intensive in-house coach education throughout the season.