Colorado Rapids Women

Congratulations to our 2022 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 Coming in Spring 2023

 

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 Coming in Spring 2023

 

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

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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WPSL League Alignment

Contact Information

NameTITLEPHONEEMAIL
Donald GilliesElite Technical Director303.399.5858 ext. 160[email protected]
Eryn RubinElite Regional Manager303.399.5858 ext. 127[email protected]
Sebastian GiraldoWPSL Head Coach303.399.5858 ext. 206[email protected]
Andrew KummerWPSL Assistant Coach303.399.5858 ext. 215[email protected]
Jen MetzElite Programming Administrator303.399.5858 ext. 117[email protected]

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