CRYSC + United Futsal

In October 2020, Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club joined the United Futsal Champions Cup Series (CCS). Our futsal teams compete in the CCS West region allowing us to guide select athletes to the highest level of international youth futsal.

This partnership introduced a vast amount of talent to the United Futsal Player pathway, previously unrepresented in the Rocky Mountain region. As the program grows, CRYSC aims to incorporate futsal training opportunities into the development schedule of all our players – further expanding futsal programming in the state.

We offer participation in the Champions Cup Series Squad, the Showcase Squad, and a training program as well.

In partnership with United Futsal, along with our 41,000-square-foot indoor facility with four futsal-sized courts, we are set up to develop some of the best youth futsal teams in the nation.

8U - 16U Futsal Pricing and Events

$700 - $1300 Based on Program: CCS, Showcase or Training

  • Regionals (Las Vegas, Dec 16-18 2022)

  • Nationals (Orlando, July 7-8, 2023)

  • Worlds (Orlando, July 10-12, 2023)

  • Year Round Training

  • Exclusive United Futsal Swag Pack

  • Exclusive Access to The Vault

  • Elite Futsal Player Placement

    Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) Elite Futsal offers high-level, skill-based players the opportunity to bring their talents to the courts and progress through the CRYSC Elite Player Pathway in a way that fits their game!

    Our futsal players will get 60+ hours of elite training. 8U-16U Rapids Select, EDS, and ECNL athletes are invited to try out for Rapids Futsal programming each September. Check back for exact dates in August of each year. 

    Tryout Information

    • Who? 8U-16U Boys & Girls | Tryouts are open to advanced-level players. Elite experience is highly encouraged. 
    • When? September (2023 Date TBD) 
    • Where? Berce Athletic Center at Regis University | 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221 
    • Cost? $60 fee for access to all 3 days of tryouts; Future expenses for players include 2-3 required travel events and season training costs.

    Selection Process/Overview

    The selection process for CRYSC futsal teams will begin with the interest form. Next, the Director of Futsal Programming will collaborate with age group directors of coaching from all five Rapids Youth regions. Tryout invitations will be sent to players that fit the futsal player profile from local Director recommendations.

    The coaching staff will select a full-time roster for the three events in the calendar year (Regionals, Nations, and Worlds) and players will compete in all three. The futsal program will offer players the opportunity to play at the highest level of youth futsal competition in the US, therefore will require a very high commitment to training and additional player development.  

    These teams will train at the Berce Athletic Center at Regis University. Out-of-state travel should be expected for the selected futsal teams with the west conference being hosted in Las Vegas, NV, and nationals and worlds in Orlando, FL. All training, education, and events are included in the program fees with travel and uniform at an additional cost.

    Futsal Program Options

    The Champions Cup Series (CCS) Squad is Rapids Futsal’s highest level of competition and looks to provide the very best in competition as well as offering the world’s first elite level player pathway.

    Every year, the CCS squad competes in three major events, West Regionals, Nationals and the World Championships.

    • West Regionals
    • Nationals
    • World Championships
    • Eligible for National Training Camp invitations
    • Eligible for Futures Program invitations

    The Showcase Squad also participates in the West Regionals and World Championships. In addition, they compete in the World Futsal Showcase, the biggest youth futsal showcase in the world.

    Taking place in Orlando every year, these participants compete among the country’s top futsal talents.

    • West Regionals
    • World Futsal Showcase
    • World Championships
    • Eligible for Showcase National Camps
    • Eligible for Minas Pro Futsal Experience

    The Training Squad provides newcomers with a chance to train alongside the CCS and Showcase squads.

    As these players engage and develop at this level, there are options to join one of the other squads for events, should the moment be appropriate.

    • Training Only
    • Possibility to join CCS and Showcase squads if needed
    • Eligible for Showcase National Camps
    Champions Cup Series Squad

    The Champions Cup Series (CCS) Squad is Rapids Futsal’s highest level of competition and looks to provide the very best in competition as well as offering the world’s first elite level player pathway.

    Every year, the CCS squad competes in three major events, West Regionals, Nationals and the World Championships.

    • West Regionals
    • Nationals
    • World Championships
    • Eligible for National Training Camp invitations
    • Eligible for Futures Program invitations
    Showcase Squad

    The Showcase Squad also participates in the West Regionals and World Championships. In addition, they compete in the World Futsal Showcase, the biggest youth futsal showcase in the world.

    Taking place in Orlando every year, these participants compete among the country’s top futsal talents.

    • West Regionals
    • World Futsal Showcase
    • World Championships
    • Eligible for Showcase National Camps
    • Eligible for Minas Pro Futsal Experience
    Training Squad

    The Training Squad provides newcomers with a chance to train alongside the CCS and Showcase squads.

    As these players engage and develop at this level, there are options to join one of the other squads for events, should the moment be appropriate.

    • Training Only
    • Possibility to join CCS and Showcase squads if needed
    • Eligible for Showcase National Camps

    Travel Expectations

    All payers who are selected and accept a spot on either our CCS or Showcase teams are expected to travel and attend all of their squad’s events throughout the year.

    For most teams, this will include the Las Vegas Regional Showcase in December and the Worlds and Nationals in Orlando in July. Generally, families will need to book their own airfare and hotels. United Futsal may reserve rooms at a specific hotel at a discounted price. Families are encouraged, but not required, to stay at the hotel designated by United Futsal. 

    For these squads, a high level of commitment is required, given the nature of the United Futsal pathway. As soon as event schedules are released, our staff will add them to PlayMetrics.

    Teams are responsible to cover the costs for:

    Coaches’ airfare, hotels, ground transportation, gas, and per diems. These costs are covered by each player’s $400 or $600 event fees for showcase and CCS teams.

    Mandatory Events for 2022/2023:

    • Regional Showcase, Las Vegas, NV: December 16-18, 2022 (CCS and Showcase)
    • Nationals, Orlando, FL: July 7-8, 2023 (CCS)
    • Worlds, Orlando, FL: July 10-12, 2023 (CCS)
    • World Showcase, Orlando, FL: July 7-9 (Showcase)
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    Futsal Facility @ Regis University

     

    The Berce @ Regis University, part of our Elite Performance Center, will be 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.

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    NameTITLEPHONEEMAIL
    Donald GilliesElite Technical Director719.377.5479[email protected]
    Rommy FerreiraElite Futsal Director303.720.6827[email protected]
    Roxy KamalBoys Futsal Director[email protected]
    Chris GartsideGirls Futsal Director[email protected]
    Eryn RubinElite Regional Manager719.394.8554[email protected]
    Christie HurtElite Futsal & EDS Administrator 719.401.1278[email protected]