CRYSC Elite Winter Futsal Leagues

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club now offers advanced- and elite-level futsal leagues at The Elite Performance Center located at Regis University. This 7-week season of futsal within The Berce Futsal Facility at Regis University offers advanced-level players the opportunity to grow in new areas of soccer development.

Futsal League General Details:

  • Seven-week Season (Teams re-flighted after weeks 5 and 6 for semis and finals)
  • Teams of 7-10 players are recommended.
  • Team registration only! (No individual registrations)
  • Each application will be evaluated, and acceptances are not guaranteed. Teams will be accepted based on the date of registration, space available, and level of play;
  • Teams and players from any club are welcome to apply to play in the league; and
  • Only futsal shoes are allowed on the courts at The Berce.
  • Non-CRYSC Clubs who register 5+ teams can receive a 10% discount on registrations!

This Elite Futsal League is recommended for teams who play at CSA Elite and above during their regular seasons.

For more information or general questions, please get in touch with Christie Hurt at [email protected].

To register a team, please click on the correct age group/day below!

Futsal League Registration Fee

$750 Per Team

  • Official Licensed Referees

  • Advanced-Level Competition

  • Full-Size Hardwood Courts

  • Top Class Facilities

Winter Elite Futsal League Schedule @ The Berce

Winter I Dates, Deadlines, and Schedule

Mondays: 9U/10U (2013 and 2014 Boys and Girls)

  • Play Dates: Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9

Tuesday: 13U/14U (2009 and 2010 Boys and Girls)

  • Play Dates: Nov. 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan. 3, 10

Wednesday: 11U/12U (2011 and 2012 Girls)

  • Play Dates: Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, Jan. 4, 11

Thursday: 11U/12U (2011 and 2012 Boys)

  • Play Dates: Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, Jan. 5, 12

Game Start Times: 6:00, 6:50, 7:40, 8:30
Registration Deadline: Registration will close November 8th!

Winter II Dates, Deadlines, and Schedules

Monday: 9U/10U (2013 and 2014 Boys and Girls)

  • Play Dates: Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesday: 13U/14U (2009 and 2010 Boys and Girls)

  • Play Dates: Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesday: 11U/12U (2011 and 2012 Boys)

  • Play Dates: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1

Thursday: 11U/12U (2011 and 2012 Girls)

  • Play Dates: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2

Game Start Times: 6:00, 6:50, 7:40, 8:30
Registration Deadline: Registration will close January 8th!

United Futsal Rules / Laws of the Game

United Futsal follows all FIFA rules with the exception of the distribution. According to the FIFA laws of the game, the goalkeeper can always throw the ball over half even on restart.

At United Futsal events, if the ball goes out of bounds on the end, the goalkeeper must either have the ball touch his half or a player has to touch it before it clears the halfway line in order to restart the game. In the event that no one touches it and it goes directly into the attacking half, our referees are instructed to call for an indirect free-kick at the center of the court.

In many youth leagues around the world, it is common that the goalkeeper must restart on his half to avoid the typical “long ball” game and encourage players to come out of the back.

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The Berce: Home to Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club Futsal

The Berce @ Regis University is the only futsal-designated facility in Colorado, housing two full-size futsal pitches with futsal-specific lines to develop Colorado’s top futsal talent across the Front Range, with year-round programming and summer and residential futsal camps.

Benefits of The Berce @ Regis University

  • Home base for Rapids Youth futsal programming
  • Two full-size hard-wood futsal courts;
  • True futsal lines for the full futsal development experience;
  • Professionally trained futsal referees;
  • Scoreboards;
  • Centrally located across the Colorado Front Range; and
  • Seating for parents and players.
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Getting Around

Finding The Berce

The Berce is identifiable on the map with a ‘V’. Located at the center of campus, the Berce can be accessed from the south side doors by parking in lots 6, 1, or 5.

Parking Lots 6, 1 and 5

On the east side of campus, parking lot 6 is the most common location for CRYSC members to park with plenty of parking space available. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays.

Parking lot 1 has limited parking space in the east and west sections, but may have more accessibility in the evenings during the week. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays in parking lot 1.

Parking lot 5 has limited parking space on the south, but plenty of space on the north. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays in parking lot 5.

Frequently Asked Questions

Futsal is a game of imagination and creativity, deception and lies, that uses teamwork and synergy to outscore the opponent. Players are required to manipulate and master the ball and invade and exploit space in a high-pressure, high-reward environment. Subsequently, futsal is an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small-sided soccer game that is widely played across the world.

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for soccer competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Many of the top world class soccer players played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their soccer development; players of the caliber of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Messi, and Ronaldo to name just a few legends.

Ronaldinho once stated that, “Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game.”.

While traditional Futsal is played on a hard court surface, we decided on synthetic turf vs. hard court flooring for our fields for a few reasons.

  1. We wanted the facility to be accessible to all ages and ability levels. With synthetic turf, the ball will roll slightly slower allowing for better control at all ages.
  2. The cushioned ground will be safer for both players and goalkeepers; and
  3. We will be using the fields in-season for our competitive teams limiting the number and types of shoes our players need to purchase.

Futsal and small-sided soccer is an effective development tool that is quickly replacing the conventional US walled indoor soccer game.

Small-sided soccer creates honesty within the game, providing isolation of individual talent and technique. It will isolate and expose a team and player’s deficiencies. It will also showcase a player and team’s strengths. The game is fast and numerous finishing opportunities are offered when played well. Technical and tactical speeds are emphasized. A bad touch or a slow recovery will almost always result with a loss of possession. Quite frequently the lesson is driven home with a goal scored by the opposition. These lessons learned hard are not easily forgotten. The satisfying thing about small-sided soccer is that lessons are quickly learned and that players readily adjust themselves to the game’s demands. Coaching clinicians have often stressed that the game is the best teacher. By putting players in learning situations, the results of the decisions and their technical execution will educate them with a minimum of coaching involvement.

There may not be any black-soled shoes used in the Berce Futsal Facility. Players should be wearing futsal shoes, tennis shoes, or FLATS ONLY (no type of indoor or turf spikes or cleats). Shoes must be for indoor use only and not include any bumps. Some players have shown up in black sole futsal shoes that specifically state “non-marking” as part of the shoe description. They may be approved; this is at the discretion of the Rapids Futsal Staff and Coaches

CRYSC players should wear their gray training tops to practice. All other club players should wear a gray shirt and black shoes.

Contact a Member of the Rapids Futsal Staff