CRYSC 9U-10U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and 5U-8U programs and builds on the Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from beginner to pre-competitive leagues that offer the highest level of competition in the State.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Fort Collins and Loveland area. Game format is played in line with US Soccer Directives for small sided games, which is 7v7 with goalkeepers. Team sizes of 10-12 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

  Recreational Select Program
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child has a passion for soccer and
practices at home without being
prompted. Thrives in a
structured/disciplined environment.
Season Two 7-8 week long seasons 8-10 month long season
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Professional, licensed staff
coach
Game Days In-house league play on Fridays Weekend games across the Front Range
with 2-4 local tournaments
Playing Format 7v7 7v7
Team Size 10-12 players 10-12 players

WHEN: May 24 and 25, 2021

  • 5:00-6:00pm: 2013 (9U) Boys & Girls AND any 8U (2014) players looking to play up on a 2013 team.
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: 2012 (10U) Boys & Girls

WHERE: Wild Wing Park, 2221 South County Road 1, Timnath, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

WHO: Any and all players who intend to play with CRYSC during the 21/22 season.

HOW: REGISTER HERE!

Coming Soon

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

Spring registration opens: Week of November 1, 2020

Spring Priority Registration Closes: February 23, 2021

Spring Late Fee Begins: March 9, 2021

Spring Registration Closes: March 20, 2021

Spring Schedule:

**Please note these are the anticipated game days. Weather-related cancellations will be moved to the end of May.

9U/10U Rec Game Schedule

March – May 2021

  • Game Day: 3/26

  • Game Day: 4/2

  • Game Day: 4/9

  • Game Day: 4/16

  • Game Day: 4/23

  • Game Day: 4/30

  • Game Day: 5/7

  • Game Day: 5/14

  • Game Day: 5/21 (potential makeup date)

9U/10U Select Game Schedule

March – May 2021

  • Game Day: 3/20

  • Game Day: 3/27

  • Game Day: 4/3

  • Game Day: 4/10

  • Game Day: 4/17

  • Game Days: 4/24 & 4/25

  • Game Days: 5/1 & 5/2

  • Game Day: 5/8

  • Game Day: 5/15

  • Game Day: 5/22

Fall Registration Opens: May, 2021

Fall Priority Registration Closes: July, 2021

Fall Late Fee Begins: August, 2021

Fall Registration Closes: August, 2021

9U/10U Rec Game Schedule

September 2020

Game Days: TBD

9U/10U Select Game Schedule

September 2020

Game Days: TBD

October 2020

Game Days: TBD

October 2020

Game Days: TBD

Kyle McDonald
9U-10U Rec/Select Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 253

Gary Seville
Regional Manager and Director of Goalkeeping
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 256

Jess Stauffer
Director of Administration
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 252

Overview

CRYSC 9U-10U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the Soccer Start and 5U-8U programs and builds on the Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from beginner to pre-competitive leagues that offer the highest level of competition in the State.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Fort Collins and Loveland area. Game format is played in line with US Soccer Directives for small sided games, which is 7v7 with goalkeepers. Team sizes of 10-12 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

  Recreational Select Program
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child has a passion for soccer and
practices at home without being
prompted. Thrives in a
structured/disciplined environment.
Season Two 7-8 week long seasons 8-10 month long season
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Professional, licensed staff
coach
Game Days In-house league play on Fridays Weekend games across the Front Range
with 2-4 local tournaments
Playing Format 7v7 7v7
Team Size 10-12 players 10-12 players
Select Program Tryouts

WHEN: May 24 and 25, 2021

  • 5:00-6:00pm: 2013 (9U) Boys & Girls AND any 8U (2014) players looking to play up on a 2013 team.
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: 2012 (10U) Boys & Girls

WHERE: Wild Wing Park, 2221 South County Road 1, Timnath, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

WHO: Any and all players who intend to play with CRYSC during the 21/22 season.

HOW: REGISTER HERE!

Curriculum

Coming Soon

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

Spring Dates & Deadlines

Spring registration opens: Week of November 1, 2020

Spring Priority Registration Closes: February 23, 2021

Spring Late Fee Begins: March 9, 2021

Spring Registration Closes: March 20, 2021

Spring Schedule:

**Please note these are the anticipated game days. Weather-related cancellations will be moved to the end of May.

9U/10U Rec Game Schedule

March – May 2021

  • Game Day: 3/26

  • Game Day: 4/2

  • Game Day: 4/9

  • Game Day: 4/16

  • Game Day: 4/23

  • Game Day: 4/30

  • Game Day: 5/7

  • Game Day: 5/14

  • Game Day: 5/21 (potential makeup date)

9U/10U Select Game Schedule

March – May 2021

  • Game Day: 3/20

  • Game Day: 3/27

  • Game Day: 4/3

  • Game Day: 4/10

  • Game Day: 4/17

  • Game Days: 4/24 & 4/25

  • Game Days: 5/1 & 5/2

  • Game Day: 5/8

  • Game Day: 5/15

  • Game Day: 5/22

Fall Dates & Deadlines

Fall Registration Opens: May, 2021

Fall Priority Registration Closes: July, 2021

Fall Late Fee Begins: August, 2021

Fall Registration Closes: August, 2021

9U/10U Rec Game Schedule

September 2020

Game Days: TBD

9U/10U Select Game Schedule

September 2020

Game Days: TBD

October 2020

Game Days: TBD

October 2020

Game Days: TBD

Contacts

Kyle McDonald
9U-10U Rec/Select Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 253

Gary Seville
Regional Manager and Director of Goalkeeping
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 256

Jess Stauffer
Director of Administration
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 252

Spring Registration Closes In…

2021/03/20 00:00:00

Uniforms

All 5U-18U Recreational players are required to purchase the uniform kit (white top, burgundy top, black shorts, and black socks) before the first game. Players are required to wear the official CRYSC jersey combo for games. This uniform kit is usable all the way through the 18U Recreational league as long as it fits the player.

Recreational members can click here to be brought to the CRYSC team store page on Soccer.com. Select the ‘Rec Kit’ under collections and enter your player’s name to proceed to the recreational uniform page. Recreational players do not receive numbers on their uniforms.  If you click on the item picture there is youth sizing with dimensions you can look through to order for your child.

It is important to note that uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.

9U-10U Recreational

Beginner to Advanced
$120 Per season
  • Practice 1x-2x/week

  • Convenient Local Practices

  • Volunteer Parent Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Registration

9U-10U Select

Beginner to Advanced
$830 Per year
  • Practice 2x-3x/Week

  • Assigned Practice Locations

  • Rapids Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit

  • Team Formed by Invitations

9U- 10U Recreational

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 5U-8U program by providing an environment where players find both success and challenges. Teams play small-sided games with goalkeepers (7v7) with emphasis on the development of the individual player in a fun and rewarding environment. Teams are placed in divisions with other teams of like ability based on coach surveys and previous season performance.

Teams generally consist of 10-12 players. These teams are coached by parent-volunteers who follow a curriculum provided by Program Directors to run training sessions. Teams practice one to two times per week (60 minutes each) and play games on Saturdays in our in-house league. Teams play 7-8 games each season.

Each team gets 7-8 games each season during the 9-10 week season. Two weekends will consist of double-header games with a small break in-between games. This will eliminate the need for makeup games on weeknights and Sundays, maximizing the soccer experience and family time.

The Fall season runs from September through the end of October, and the Spring season from March through May.

9U- 10U Select

Participants in the Select Program represent an elite standard within each age group and are expected to demonstrate a higher commitment to training for the purpose of development.  Each age-group will be comprised of a pool of 30-36 players who will be divided into three tiered teams led by licensed staff coaches.  Participation in the Select Program is by invitation only.  Rapids staff will select players based upon staff observations throughout the year during training, games, kick-arounds, Rapids Development Center and parent coach evaluations with final approval from the Age-Group Directors of Coaching.

Each pool of 30-36 players will train at the same time and place, three times per week in the Fort Collins area.  Staff coaches will lead all training sessions and games with Age-Group Directors of Coaching filling in to coach in the event of any absences.  Additionally, each team will have a Parent Liaison who will act as a link between the Club staff, coach and parents.

Select teams participate in the Classic Division of the state-run Front Range League.  Teams play in a 7v7 format with goalkeepers. 

Select teams play games from August to early November in the fall season and from March to May in the spring.  Teams will also participate in CSA Cup and CRYSC Community Cup in the fall as well as an additional spring tournament. 

9U/10U Recreational

9U- 10U Recreational

The 9U and 10U Recreational in-house league builds on the philosophy of the 5U-8U program by providing an environment where players find both success and challenges. Teams play small-sided games with goalkeepers (7v7) with emphasis on the development of the individual player in a fun and rewarding environment. Teams are placed in divisions with other teams of like ability based on coach surveys and previous season performance.

Teams generally consist of 10-12 players. These teams are coached by parent-volunteers who follow a curriculum provided by Program Directors to run training sessions. Teams practice one to two times per week (60 minutes each) and play games on Saturdays in our in-house league. Teams play 7-8 games each season.

Each team gets 7-8 games each season during the 9-10 week season. Two weekends will consist of double-header games with a small break in-between games. This will eliminate the need for makeup games on weeknights and Sundays, maximizing the soccer experience and family time.

The Fall season runs from September through the end of October, and the Spring season from March through May.

9U/10U Select

9U- 10U Select

Participants in the Select Program represent an elite standard within each age group and are expected to demonstrate a higher commitment to training for the purpose of development.  Each age-group will be comprised of a pool of 30-36 players who will be divided into three tiered teams led by licensed staff coaches.  Participation in the Select Program is by invitation only.  Rapids staff will select players based upon staff observations throughout the year during training, games, kick-arounds, Rapids Development Center and parent coach evaluations with final approval from the Age-Group Directors of Coaching.

Each pool of 30-36 players will train at the same time and place, three times per week in the Fort Collins area.  Staff coaches will lead all training sessions and games with Age-Group Directors of Coaching filling in to coach in the event of any absences.  Additionally, each team will have a Parent Liaison who will act as a link between the Club staff, coach and parents.

Select teams participate in the Classic Division of the state-run Front Range League.  Teams play in a 7v7 format with goalkeepers. 

Select teams play games from August to early November in the fall season and from March to May in the spring.  Teams will also participate in CSA Cup and CRYSC Community Cup in the fall as well as an additional spring tournament. 

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Every team is required to provide a volunteer coach to coach the team throughout the season. The volunteer coach is almost always a parent of a player on the team.

The coach will be provided with a curriculum from our staff for every session, and will be provided with other training opportunities throughout the season. Our staff will help support every coach throughout the season, so even if coaches have never played soccer before, we can help you have a successful season. We recommend that each team has a coach and an assistant coach at this age to help players stay engaged throughout every session.

Coach Expectations

  • Lead every practice session of find a substitute if they cannot be present.
  • Coach every game of find a substitute if they cannot be at the game.
  • Find a practice location and time that works for them and their team.
  • Communicate clearly with the team throughout the season.

Coach Education Opportunities

  • Rapids Youth provides coaching sessions for all coaches throughout the season.
  • A website with additional coaches resources available to all coaches.
  • One-on-one support to talk through drills and game setup.
  • Pre-season meetings and coaching educational meetings.

Team managers are a very important piece to the success of any youth soccer team. In order to take some of the responsibilities off of the coach’s plate, teams are requested to have a team manager volunteer to organize the team for the season.

Team Manager Responsibilities

  • Working with the coach to communicate with the team about sessions and games.
  • Setting up a snack rotation for the season.
  • Setting up pictures with the club’s photographer on picture day.
  • Setting up an end-of-season party for the team.

Club Support for Team Managers

  • One-on-one support if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Educational opportunities at meetings and in person about next steps for the team.
  • An administrative staff to provide any support you need.

Every team is required to provide a game facilitator for half of every game. The game facilitator will act as the referee for the game, and should referee in a way to help the players learn and understand the rules.

Game Facilitator Expectations

  • Tell which team should kick the ball in after it goes out of bounds.
  • Call any fouls that happen during the game and explain to players why it is a foul.
  • Provide education on the game to player during games.
  • Keep players safe and the game under control.
Coach

Every team is required to provide a volunteer coach to coach the team throughout the season. The volunteer coach is almost always a parent of a player on the team.

The coach will be provided with a curriculum from our staff for every session, and will be provided with other training opportunities throughout the season. Our staff will help support every coach throughout the season, so even if coaches have never played soccer before, we can help you have a successful season. We recommend that each team has a coach and an assistant coach at this age to help players stay engaged throughout every session.

Coach Expectations

  • Lead every practice session of find a substitute if they cannot be present.
  • Coach every game of find a substitute if they cannot be at the game.
  • Find a practice location and time that works for them and their team.
  • Communicate clearly with the team throughout the season.

Coach Education Opportunities

  • Rapids Youth provides coaching sessions for all coaches throughout the season.
  • A website with additional coaches resources available to all coaches.
  • One-on-one support to talk through drills and game setup.
  • Pre-season meetings and coaching educational meetings.
Team Manager

Team managers are a very important piece to the success of any youth soccer team. In order to take some of the responsibilities off of the coach’s plate, teams are requested to have a team manager volunteer to organize the team for the season.

Team Manager Responsibilities

  • Working with the coach to communicate with the team about sessions and games.
  • Setting up a snack rotation for the season.
  • Setting up pictures with the club’s photographer on picture day.
  • Setting up an end-of-season party for the team.

Club Support for Team Managers

  • One-on-one support if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Educational opportunities at meetings and in person about next steps for the team.
  • An administrative staff to provide any support you need.
Game Facilitator

Every team is required to provide a game facilitator for half of every game. The game facilitator will act as the referee for the game, and should referee in a way to help the players learn and understand the rules.

Game Facilitator Expectations

  • Tell which team should kick the ball in after it goes out of bounds.
  • Call any fouls that happen during the game and explain to players why it is a foul.
  • Provide education on the game to player during games.
  • Keep players safe and the game under control.

Understanding Your Time in the 9U-10U Leagues

The U9-U10 leagues provides opportunities for beginner to advanced players. As players prepare for their future soccer playing experience, It’s important for parents and players to understand what is available to their child during their time in the 9U-10U programs including any supplemental programs and what to expect as players move into the 11U league.

Volunteers

Parent-volunteer forms are collected mid-season and at the end of each season.

Staff

Staff-coach forms are submitted at the end of all staff-led programs.

Field Coordinators

Forms are submitted weekly to the program DOC.

Kick-Arounds

Kick-rounds are held four times each season on Sundays.

In-House Events

Seasonal in-house events are used to evaluate, such as the community cup, festivals, and Soccerfest.

Tryouts

Tryouts are held in late May, early June every year.

Preparing for Tryouts

The entire player placement process from 10U to 11U takes place during a players 10U year. Tryouts is the final step in a the year-long evaluation process.

It truly takes a village to create a great soccer program and to provide proper placement for the appropriate development of every player. Below you will find all the ways a player is evaluated throughout their 10U year with Rapids Youth Soccer.

  • Parent-Volunteers | Parent-volunteer forms are collected mid-season and at the end of each season.
  • Staff-Coaches | Staff-coach forms are submitted at the end of all staff-led programs.
  • Field Coordinators | Field Coordinator forms are submitted weekly to the program DOC.
  • In-House Events | Seasonal in-house events are used to evaluate, such as the community cup, festivals, and Soccerfest.
  • Tryouts | Tryouts are held in late May, early June every year and are the final piece to the Player Placement process.

Player Centered Success Model

The Player Centered Success model puts the best interests of the player first. This is done by understanding each and every players definition of success and helping them achieve it. Every player at every level of their soccer career has different levels of success.

Rapids Youth

Provides operations and oversight for kids to have a great soccer experience.

Rapids Pro

Provides curriculum and educational resources for players.

Parents

Work in conjunction with Rapids Youth to support kids’ desires.

Coaches

Educate, inspire, and help all children excel at the level they desire.

Referees

Keep the game safe and fun for kids at all levels.
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Goalkeeper Training

Rapids goalkeeper staff work with players to enhance all levels of play during this eight-week program available to Select players free of charge and all other players for a small charge.

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Summer Camps

Summer camps are a great way to keep players busy and active during the summer months. Find out more what Rapids Youth Soccer offers for beginner to advanced players.

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Winter Training

Winter can be a great time to keep your soccer skills sharp. Check out all the programs Rapids Youth Soccer offers to our players to help them stay active over the long winter months.

All recreational uniforms will need to be ordered through Soccer.com using this link. Please allow for up to 14 days for your uniform to arrive once your order is placed.

Select Program uniform ordering information will be distributed through your team manager.

Yes you can.  We do not guarantee that we can meet all requests, but we will do our best to accommodate them.

The Fall season is from August-November and the Spring season runs from March-May.

Participation in the Select Program is by invitation only.  Rapids staff will select players based upon staff observations throughout the year during training, games, kick-arounds, Premier Training, parent coach evaluations and Soccerfest with final approval from the Age-Group Directors of Coaching.