Congratulations to our 2023 Rockies Division & Mountain Conference Champions!

The Colorado Rapids Women are the official Women’s Premier Soccer League team, owned and operated by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. The WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world with more than 100 clubs from coast-to-coast. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.

CRYSC is excited to be a part of the WPSL and the development of our female athletes. There has always been a clear player pathway for the young men, in our club, with our MLS team partnership. Now, CRYSC can offer an elite level women’s team, not only for the young women in our club, but other elite level female soccer players across the state, and country.

The selection process for the Colorado Rapids Women is an ongoing process. The coaching staff will select a pool of players following tryouts, however some players may be selected based upon coach recommendation, previous playing experience and alumni status.

2023 Game Schedule 

  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Pride | May 19, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home Opener)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Broomfield Burn | May 21, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • BC United vs Colorado Rapids Women | May 25, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Peak to Peak Charter School (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Indios Denver FC | June 4, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs BC United | June 8, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • Flatirons Rush vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 10, 2023 @ 3:30PM MT | Denver Christian School (Away)
  • Indios Denver FC vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 17, 2023 @ 7PM MT | TBD (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Flatirons Rush | June 21, 2023 @ 7PM | Regis University (Home)
  • Broomfield Burn vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 26, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Elizabeth Kennedy Stadium (Away)
  • Colorado Pride vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 30, 2023 @ 6PM MT | UCCS Mountain Lion Stadium (Away)

2022 Game Schedule

  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Indios Denver FC | May 22, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University (Home Opener)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Rush | May 28, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • Colorado Rush vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 2, 2022 @ 4PM MT | JK Mullen High School (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Pride | June 5, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University  (Home)
  • BC United vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 10, 2022 @ 2PM MT | Boulder High School (Away)
  • Broomfield Burn vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 11, 2022 @ 7PM MT | North Stadium (Away)
  • Indios Denver FC vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 18, 2022 @ 7PM MT | Helping Hand Stadium (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs BC United | June 19, 2022 @ 6PM | Regis University (Home)
  • Colorado Pride vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 25, 2022 @ 7PM MT | Mountain Lion Stadium (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Broomfield Burn | June 30, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University (Home)

2021 Game Schedule

  • [3-2 Win] Colorado Pride vs Colorado Rapids Women | May 23, 2021 @ 2PM MT (Away)
  • [4-0 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Broomfield Burn | June 4, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home Opener)
  • [2-2 Tie] Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Rush | June 6, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home)
  • [8-1 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Utah Red Devils | June 11, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home)
  • [3-2 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Utah Arrows SC | June 13, 2021 @ 2PM MT (Home)
  • [6-0 Win] Utah Surf vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 18, 2021 @ 7PM MT (Away)
  • [4-0 Win] Broomfield Burn vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 26, 2021 @ 7PM MT (Away)
  • [2-0 Win] Indios Denver FC vs Colorado Rapids Women | July 6, 2021 @ 7PM (Away)
  • [3-0 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Pride | July 11, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home)

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to achieve our long-term player development initiative. The WPW philosophy was first outlined by Malcolm Knowles in 1973 and is used in many learning situations, both practical and theory based. When added to a well-planned and well-thought out pedagogy, the WPW philosophy puts players in realistic situations, which should always include decision-making elements.

When coaching soccer, WPW can be used in a variety of ways to break down techniques, skills, or tactics. Most commonly the players are taken from practice with high game context to a low one, before returning to the original practice. When possible, it is best to practice the game, or elements of the game, in their entirety. An example of this could occur in a topic such as ‘Defending in the Direct Game Channel’. What do you do if the individuals or units in your squad don’t understand how to defend 1v1 or 2v2? You break it down.

‘Whole’ doesn’t necessarily mean a game. Actually, in this theory, a ‘whole’ practice could be a series of complex skills that can be broken down into more discrete skills. The ‘whole’ element should be as realistic to the game as possible. The coach looks to pull actions or components of the game and break them down into chunks so the players can understand and digest the information. The coach will then pull those elements back together into the game situation.

References: Swanson, R.A. & Law, B. (1993). Whole-part-whole learning model. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 6(1), pp 43-53.

@coachdanwright. Coachdanwright.blogspot.co.uk

Training

  • When: May –  July 2023
  • Where: Regis University
  • Who: Invited players 16U+
  • Additional Info: Players wanting to participate in training must fill out the WPSL Player Information Form and then receive an invitation from the WPSL Head Coach, Sebastian Giraldo.

Home Game Information

  • When: May – July 2023
  • Where: Regis University – West Turf Field
  • Ticket Pricing: $10 for adults, $5 for high school or college students (with ID), FREE for children age 12 and under
  • Tickets will be sold at the field

Playoffs

  • Mountain Conference Divisional Playoff: TBD, 2023
  • Central Region Playoffs/Championship: TBD, 2023
  • WPSL National Playoffs/Championship: TBD, 2023
Overview

The Colorado Rapids Women are the official Women’s Premier Soccer League team, owned and operated by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. The WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world with more than 100 clubs from coast-to-coast. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.

CRYSC is excited to be a part of the WPSL and the development of our female athletes. There has always been a clear player pathway for the young men, in our club, with our MLS team partnership. Now, CRYSC can offer an elite level women’s team, not only for the young women in our club, but other elite level female soccer players across the state, and country.

Selection Process

The selection process for the Colorado Rapids Women is an ongoing process. The coaching staff will select a pool of players following tryouts, however some players may be selected based upon coach recommendation, previous playing experience and alumni status.

Schedule

2023 Game Schedule 

  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Pride | May 19, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home Opener)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Broomfield Burn | May 21, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • BC United vs Colorado Rapids Women | May 25, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Peak to Peak Charter School (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Indios Denver FC | June 4, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs BC United | June 8, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • Flatirons Rush vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 10, 2023 @ 3:30PM MT | Denver Christian School (Away)
  • Indios Denver FC vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 17, 2023 @ 7PM MT | TBD (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Flatirons Rush | June 21, 2023 @ 7PM | Regis University (Home)
  • Broomfield Burn vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 26, 2023 @ 7PM MT | Elizabeth Kennedy Stadium (Away)
  • Colorado Pride vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 30, 2023 @ 6PM MT | UCCS Mountain Lion Stadium (Away)

2022 Game Schedule

  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Indios Denver FC | May 22, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University (Home Opener)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Rush | May 28, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University (Home)
  • Colorado Rush vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 2, 2022 @ 4PM MT | JK Mullen High School (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Pride | June 5, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University  (Home)
  • BC United vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 10, 2022 @ 2PM MT | Boulder High School (Away)
  • Broomfield Burn vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 11, 2022 @ 7PM MT | North Stadium (Away)
  • Indios Denver FC vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 18, 2022 @ 7PM MT | Helping Hand Stadium (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs BC United | June 19, 2022 @ 6PM | Regis University (Home)
  • Colorado Pride vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 25, 2022 @ 7PM MT | Mountain Lion Stadium (Away)
  • Colorado Rapids Women vs Broomfield Burn | June 30, 2022 @ 6PM MT | Regis University (Home)

2021 Game Schedule

  • [3-2 Win] Colorado Pride vs Colorado Rapids Women | May 23, 2021 @ 2PM MT (Away)
  • [4-0 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Broomfield Burn | June 4, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home Opener)
  • [2-2 Tie] Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Rush | June 6, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home)
  • [8-1 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Utah Red Devils | June 11, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home)
  • [3-2 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Utah Arrows SC | June 13, 2021 @ 2PM MT (Home)
  • [6-0 Win] Utah Surf vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 18, 2021 @ 7PM MT (Away)
  • [4-0 Win] Broomfield Burn vs Colorado Rapids Women | June 26, 2021 @ 7PM MT (Away)
  • [2-0 Win] Indios Denver FC vs Colorado Rapids Women | July 6, 2021 @ 7PM (Away)
  • [3-0 Win] Colorado Rapids Women vs Colorado Pride | July 11, 2021 @ 6PM MT (Home)
Philosophy

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to achieve our long-term player development initiative. The WPW philosophy was first outlined by Malcolm Knowles in 1973 and is used in many learning situations, both practical and theory based. When added to a well-planned and well-thought out pedagogy, the WPW philosophy puts players in realistic situations, which should always include decision-making elements.

When coaching soccer, WPW can be used in a variety of ways to break down techniques, skills, or tactics. Most commonly the players are taken from practice with high game context to a low one, before returning to the original practice. When possible, it is best to practice the game, or elements of the game, in their entirety. An example of this could occur in a topic such as ‘Defending in the Direct Game Channel’. What do you do if the individuals or units in your squad don’t understand how to defend 1v1 or 2v2? You break it down.

‘Whole’ doesn’t necessarily mean a game. Actually, in this theory, a ‘whole’ practice could be a series of complex skills that can be broken down into more discrete skills. The ‘whole’ element should be as realistic to the game as possible. The coach looks to pull actions or components of the game and break them down into chunks so the players can understand and digest the information. The coach will then pull those elements back together into the game situation.

References: Swanson, R.A. & Law, B. (1993). Whole-part-whole learning model. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 6(1), pp 43-53.

@coachdanwright. Coachdanwright.blogspot.co.uk

Dates & Information

Training

  • When: May –  July 2023
  • Where: Regis University
  • Who: Invited players 16U+
  • Additional Info: Players wanting to participate in training must fill out the WPSL Player Information Form and then receive an invitation from the WPSL Head Coach, Sebastian Giraldo.

Home Game Information

  • When: May – July 2023
  • Where: Regis University – West Turf Field
  • Ticket Pricing: $10 for adults, $5 for high school or college students (with ID), FREE for children age 12 and under
  • Tickets will be sold at the field

Playoffs

  • Mountain Conference Divisional Playoff: TBD, 2023
  • Central Region Playoffs/Championship: TBD, 2023
  • WPSL National Playoffs/Championship: TBD, 2023

Rapids Women WPSL Page

Meet the Colorado Rapids Women 2023 Coaching Staff

Seb giraldo

Sebastian Giraldo

Head Coach

Sebastian is the Associate Technical Director for CRYSC and returns for his second season at the helm after a historic run in 2022, winning the Mountain Conference, Central Region, and earning a trip to the WPSL National Championship game. Has been the Technical Director and Director of Methodology at numerous clubs and Head Coach of USL2 Corpus Christi FC. The returning Rockies Division Coach of the Year holds a US Soccer A License and Ph.D. in Elite Athlete Development.

Jeff oleck

Jeff Oleck

Head Goalkeeper Coach 

Jeff is currently the CRYSC Director of Club and International Partnerships and has served as a Goalkeeping Coach and/or Director for the past 17 years at the youth and college level, as well as the Rapids Women WPSL GK Coach since its inaugural season in 2019. He holds a US Soccer A License, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, and is a Goalkeeper Coach Developer within United Soccer Coaches organization.

Maryn beutler

Maryn Beutler

First Assistant Coach

Gatorade Player of the Year and standout athlete at the University of Oregon. Maryn has coached at multiple colleges, including the University of Oregon and MSU-Denver. At CRYSC, she is the DOC of Central Select and Rising Rapids, and Director of Elite Girls 11U/12U. Maryn is a current USSF B License candidate.

Miguel rodrigues

Miguel Rodrigues

Assistant Coach/Performance Analyst

Miguel serves as the South Technical Director at CRYSC. Over the course of his coaching career, Miguel has worked to develop elite players at both the youth and collegiate levels, including being DA Director for Weston FC. He holds a US Soccer A License and US Soccer Academy Director License.

Jess kamnikar

Jess Kamnikar

Assistant Coach

Jess began coaching with Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club in 2016 after playing Collegiate Soccer at Colorado State University. She is now the Regional Manager of Rapids Fort Collins and is in the progress of obtaining her US D License. She is in her second year as an assistant coach with the team.

Elite Facility @ Regis University

The Elite Performance Center is located at Regis’s historic Northwest Denver campus, conveniently located on Federal Boulevard between Interstate 70 on the south and Interstate 76 on the north, and only minutes from downtown Denver.

The Rapids Women enjoy new synthetic turf fields with lights that also house the majority of all Elite soccer programming. State-of-the-art field lights showcase the fields, along with stands for spectators, scoreboards, and concessions.

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