Soccer Start is a Whole Child Development program introduction to soccer for 2 to 3 year old players born in 2021. This innovative program focuses on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development through fun, creative, and imaginative programming. Our Staff Coaches are applying formative systems to engage children of different stages to captivate attention and understanding. The program’s curriculum is designed to build a foundation for developing players to improve their physical literacy skills, technical soccer skills, and instill a love of soccer and being active.

Soccer Start:

Players are placed in small groups with a Staff Coach leading the group’s session every week. Sessions will last 50 minutes, and we offer sessions Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Groups will have up to 10 players and will remain the same throughout the season. Soccer Start runs for 6 weeks in the Fall and in the Spring, with the first 3 sessions focusing on players learning the basics of soccer and the last 3 weeks allowing the players to experience the game format.

Results of the program should demonstrate growth and development of players socially and physically with a solid foundation of soccer skills to move on to a more structured recreational soccer program in our 5U – 8U programs.

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Katie  BeaudoinSoccer Start-9U Recreation Director - Castle Rock[email protected]719.357.7584
Teresa MartinezRecreational Administrator - Castle Rock[email protected]303.578.0597
Physical
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Gross Motor
  • Sensory
Cognitive
  • Curiosity and Discovery
  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Think and Problem Solving
  • Positive/Negative Behaviors
Social/Emotional
  • Sharing/Cooperation
  • Listening/Communication
  • Self-Expression/Confidence
  • Happiness
Final ss week1 pdf

Soccer Start is a developmental pathway for beginner soccer players to grow and develop within the Rapids Youth Soccer organization. Following a specific whole-child development curriculum, each week the children will use their imaginations as they go on adventures. Using creativity, curiosity, discovery, and social integration techniques, all while integrating soccer and physical fitness.

  • Spring Registration Opens – November 1st

Registration Close Dates: Registration closes one week before kick-off or when groups are full

Season Play Dates: Continue scrolling to see the full program play dates and the associated parks

 

Parents choose one day and time when registering. Players will then attend the same day and time during the entire six-week season.

Overview

Soccer Start is a Whole Child Development program introduction to soccer for 2 to 3 year old players born in 2021. This innovative program focuses on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development through fun, creative, and imaginative programming. Our Staff Coaches are applying formative systems to engage children of different stages to captivate attention and understanding. The program’s curriculum is designed to build a foundation for developing players to improve their physical literacy skills, technical soccer skills, and instill a love of soccer and being active.

Soccer Start:

Players are placed in small groups with a Staff Coach leading the group’s session every week. Sessions will last 50 minutes, and we offer sessions Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Groups will have up to 10 players and will remain the same throughout the season. Soccer Start runs for 6 weeks in the Fall and in the Spring, with the first 3 sessions focusing on players learning the basics of soccer and the last 3 weeks allowing the players to experience the game format.

Results of the program should demonstrate growth and development of players socially and physically with a solid foundation of soccer skills to move on to a more structured recreational soccer program in our 5U – 8U programs.

Child Development
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Contact
Katie  BeaudoinSoccer Start-9U Recreation Director - Castle Rock[email protected]719.357.7584
Teresa MartinezRecreational Administrator - Castle Rock[email protected]303.578.0597
Learning Skills
Physical
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Gross Motor
  • Sensory
Cognitive
  • Curiosity and Discovery
  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Think and Problem Solving
  • Positive/Negative Behaviors
Social/Emotional
  • Sharing/Cooperation
  • Listening/Communication
  • Self-Expression/Confidence
  • Happiness
Curriculum
Final ss week1 pdf

Soccer Start is a developmental pathway for beginner soccer players to grow and develop within the Rapids Youth Soccer organization. Following a specific whole-child development curriculum, each week the children will use their imaginations as they go on adventures. Using creativity, curiosity, discovery, and social integration techniques, all while integrating soccer and physical fitness.

General Dates
  • Spring Registration Opens – November 1st

Registration Close Dates: Registration closes one week before kick-off or when groups are full

Season Play Dates: Continue scrolling to see the full program play dates and the associated parks

 

Parents choose one day and time when registering. Players will then attend the same day and time during the entire six-week season.

Castle Rock Soccer Start

Age Groups: 4U
Levels: Beginner
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
$90Per Season
  • For Preschoolers and Toddlers born 2021
  • 6 Week Season
  • Session Time and Location chosen at Registration
  • Staff Coaches
  • Proven Curriculum for Fun
  • T-Shirt Included

Soccer Start Days, Times, & Locations

Summer Season (Jun 3 -25)

Mondays – 5:00-5:50 pm – Founders Park

Tuesdays – 5:00-5:50 pm – Founders Park

Please register under Summer Camps

Summer Season (Jul 8-30)

Mondays – 5:00-5:50 pm – Founders Park

Tuesdays – 5:00-5:50 pm – Founders Park

Please register under Summer Camps

Summer Season (Jul 8-30)

Mondays – 4:30-5:20 pm & 5:30-6:20 pm – Douglas County Fairgrounds

Tuesdays – 4:30-5:20 pm & 5:30-6:20 pm – Douglas County Fairgrounds

Saturdays – 9:00-9:50 am & 10:00-10:50 am – Douglas County Fairgrounds

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Volunteer to Coach

Coaching in the Soccer Start program provides a proper introduction to volunteer coaching through appropriate educational support with on- and off-field education to prepare all coaches for a fun and rewarding session and season.

All teams will be led by a parent volunteer coach with a provided Rapids curriculum. Rapids staff provides all curriculum, equipment, and communication necessary for the season.

All parent volunteer coaches must complete a background check with the Colorado Soccer Association, two safety classes, and read through our volunteer handbook before the first session of the season.

If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, check out this list to see what is expected of you throughout the season.

  • Communicate clearly with your team’s families and players about when practice and events will be throughout the season.
  • Use the curriculum that is designed by the Rapids staff for each of your sessions
  • Help every player on your team succeed on and off the field
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your session to set and start the session on time

Rapids Youth Soccer provides all volunteer coaches the resources they need to be successful on and off the field with players. Coaching this age can be so rewarding and the start to a long-term volunteer role as a youth soccer coach for your child’s team.

Sessions plans will be available to all coaches on a weekly basis outlining exactly what to do, how to do it, and how to communicate it effectively.

The Rapids Youth Soccer professional staff will be on site and integrated with every team to make sure all volunteer coaches are set up for success and supported in their role.

Overview

Coaching in the Soccer Start program provides a proper introduction to volunteer coaching through appropriate educational support with on- and off-field education to prepare all coaches for a fun and rewarding session and season.

All teams will be led by a parent volunteer coach with a provided Rapids curriculum. Rapids staff provides all curriculum, equipment, and communication necessary for the season.

All parent volunteer coaches must complete a background check with the Colorado Soccer Association, two safety classes, and read through our volunteer handbook before the first session of the season.

Expectations

If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, check out this list to see what is expected of you throughout the season.

  • Communicate clearly with your team’s families and players about when practice and events will be throughout the season.
  • Use the curriculum that is designed by the Rapids staff for each of your sessions
  • Help every player on your team succeed on and off the field
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your session to set and start the session on time
Education/Support

Rapids Youth Soccer provides all volunteer coaches the resources they need to be successful on and off the field with players. Coaching this age can be so rewarding and the start to a long-term volunteer role as a youth soccer coach for your child’s team.

Sessions plans will be available to all coaches on a weekly basis outlining exactly what to do, how to do it, and how to communicate it effectively.

The Rapids Youth Soccer professional staff will be on site and integrated with every team to make sure all volunteer coaches are set up for success and supported in their role.

Uniforms and Equipment

All players will be provided a T-shirt at the first session, and should wear that T-shirt for every session. This t-shirt will help distinguish the players team each week.

Players should wear shin guards, socks, and athletic clothes that are appropriate for the weather at the time of the season. We recommend that players also wear cleats to every session because they provide more secure footing for players as they are learning the game. However, cleats are not required to participate in the program.

All players should bring a water bottle and soccer ball to every session.

Uniforms

All players will be provided a T-shirt at the first session, and should wear that T-shirt for every session. This t-shirt will help distinguish the players team each week.

Equipment

Players should wear shin guards, socks, and athletic clothes that are appropriate for the weather at the time of the season. We recommend that players also wear cleats to every session because they provide more secure footing for players as they are learning the game. However, cleats are not required to participate in the program.

All players should bring a water bottle and soccer ball to every session.

Steps to a Great Soccer Start Season

Find Your Desired Park Location

Rapids Youth Soccer offers locations across Castle Rock at different morning and late afternoon times. Find a session close to home at the time works best for you!

Get Registered

Getting registered is quick and easy. During the registration process you’ll be able to identify your preferred park, day and time.

Get the Right Equipment

The only piece of equipment this program requires is shin guards. Make sure to have weather appropriate sports clothing and water. Cleats are optional. A shirt is included with your registration fee.

Wait for Information from Us

We’ll be in touch with you about who your coach is, what to bring, and anything else you need to know to have an amazing season.

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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 Soccer Start, players move in to the 6U-8U recreational league where they'll have designated practice and games. Get more info now.

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We will take extra precaution with this age group when it comes to playable temperatures. It is our policy to not cancel practices if fields are open for play, but Rapids Youth Soccer will make that determination based on case-by-case basis.

Weather in Colorado can be interesting to say the least. There are many times that it will be raining in one part of the city and not five miles away. Each decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, based on what we believe to be in the best interest of the kids and the program.

If there is lightening within 10 miles, practice will be delayed for 30 minutes. If there is no lightening and the fields are open, the session will take place.

We will do our best to reschedule canceled sessions, but sometimes the Colorado weather does not corporate. We can only guarantee 6 sessions and will do our best to get all 7 sessions in throughout the season.

Soccer balls, jerseys, and all other equipment will be provided by the Rapids Youth Soccer organization.

You should wear weather appropriate clothing and be prepared for any change in weather. Please bring water.

All players need shin guards with socks that cover the shin guards.

Cleats are recommended, but not required.

At the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, we believe that if a player is engaged and having fun with an activity, they will learn and understand more than if they are disengaged and bored during a drill. We believe that we should design our curriculum in a way to excite and engage our players, so that they are excited and ready to learn throughout the whole session.

It is our goal to keep kids constantly moving and not standing around.

Once practice locations are finalized, you will receive an email with a map and location. You can also use the map on our website to find all of the Soccer Start locations.