About Rapids Elite 11U/12U
Our Rapids Elite 11U/12U program is an introduction to our Elite programming for the youngest age group. With four teams (Boys 11U, Girls 11U, Boys 12U, and Girls 12U), this program provides elite training and game opportunities for these players. It is a great way to identify players early in advance of ECNL tryouts.
These players also get an opportunity to participate in futsal training at our Elite Performance Center @ Regis University, which is a great tool for player development. The futsal environment is fast-paced, improving the quality and speed with which players make decisions. We feel it can greatly benefit the individual technical development and ability to handle the ball in tight spaces.
All Elite and Select 1 11U and 12U boys and girls are invited to attend kickarounds in the Spring. These typically are held in March through April and include 4-5 weekly kickarounds.
Players will then be selected and invited to join one of the Rapids Elite teams during the Player Selection Process which starts the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Any players who are not invited to a team are still eligible for ECNL tryouts once they reach the 13U age group, and we encourage them to continue playing with their region.