Rapids Fort Collins - Competitive Interest Form
2023/2024 Competitive Tryout Information
*Registering your player’s Intent to Play is not a commitment to the club for next season but ensures you will receive all tryout information and updates. All players planning on participating in CRYSC competitive programming must complete the Intent to Play registration.*
- 2:00pm-3:00pm: 2011 (U13) – 2010 (U14) Boys & Girls
- 3:30pm- 4:30pm: 2013 (U11) -2012 (U12) Girls
- 5:00pm-6:00pm: 2013 (U11) -2012 (U12) Boys
- 6:30pm-7:30pm: 2009 (U15) – 2005 (U19) Boys
- 7:30pm-8:30pm: 2009 (U15) – 2005 (U19) Girls (*adjusted 5/31)
*The deadline to register for these tryouts is Friday, May 27 via PlayMetrics.
- New Players from Outside the Rapids Youth Soccer System: Any player 2013-2004 (U11-U19) NEW to Rapids soccer.
- Returning CRYSC Players:
- All 2013 (U11) birth year players
- All 2009-2005 (U15 -U19) Girls and Boys
- All Goalkeepers 2013-2005 (U11-U19) Girls and Boys
- Current players 2012-2010s (U12-U14) Girls and Boys do not need to attend player placements unless indicated otherwise by DoC or Technical Director.
Understanding Rapids Fees
We want all Rapids Youth Soccer members to know exactly how their fees are being used. It is important to understand how much work goes in to creating a great experience for all our players.
Rapids Youth Soccer pays the best rates to our coaches in the entire state. We do this to recruit and retain some of the nation’s best coaches for our players.
Rapids Youth Soccer hires some of the nation’s top coaches for our competitive program and through our commitment to quality, consistency, and excellence, Rapids Youth Soccer provides a compensation to our competitive coaches that exceeds all other clubs in Colorado. And it is our dedication to our players that the experience and education they receive is beyond what they would receive elsewhere.
Transparency is an important piece to building a community nonprofit organization. It is important for our members to understand where the fees they pay go to.
- Fees to Colorado Soccer Association
- Field Costs
- Ongoing Operations (Insurance, Non-Coaching Salaries, Operations)
- Administration Expenses
- Soccer Operations (Field Maintenance, Lining, Refereeing)
- Ancillary Expenses (Fees, Taxes)
Rapids Youth Soccer partners with Soccer.com for all uniform needs. Competitive players will receive an email from Soccer.com with a link to order the uniform at the beginning of each season. Our competitive uniforms operate on a two-year cycle.
It is important to note that uniforms are NOT included in registration costs.
The Rapids Youth Soccer kit includes two match jerseys, two match shorts, two pairs of socks, training shirt, training shorts, training socks, training jacket, training pants and a backpack.
For instructions on how to order uniforms, please visit the CRYSC uniform page.
Exact purchasing information will be provided by team managers after tryouts are completed.
The order deadline for competitive kits is in June of 2021. Kits must be ordered and paid for by the deadline to ensure delivery for the start of the season.
Registration Deadline is Coming
Understanding Your Child’s Year-Long Evaluation
The Competitive program provides an opportunity for players who want to learn and develop in an environment that challenges and educates them in the game of soccer. Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to supporting and developing those players that are committed to developing themselves.
Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to a year-long evaluation process of our homegrown players. This year-long evaluation and feedback process provides our players with a complete overview of their progress during their time with Rapids Youth Soccer.
Below is an overview of exactly what is done during the year to provide our players with the most comprehensive evaluation and feedback 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 Soccer is on a two-year cycle for uniform with adidas. Players should change uniforms approximately every two years, which usually falls in line growth of players.
Your registration covers coaching fees, tournament fees, and administrative fees for the season. You are responsible for tournament travel.
During the regular CSA season, teams generally compete against other clubs across the Front Range. Some teams may travel as far north as Cheyenne, as far south as Pueblo or as far west as Grand Junction. Not all ages and levels will compete against clubs in these areas and these trips generally happen once per season.
Tournament travel varies based on the age and competitive level of the team. Select and Burgundy teams travel out of state for at least one and up to four tournaments and/or college showcases. White and Blue teams only participate in tournaments that take place in Colorado.
Select, Burgundy, and White teams train two to three times per week.
Rapids Fort Collins provides supplemental winter camps and programs that players can register for. With the exception of pre-season training in February, teams generally do not train during the winter.
All competitive team coaches are USSF Licensed and participate in intensive in-house coach education throughout the season.