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CRYSC 2019 Year In Review

Contributors:
Aaron Nagel - Executive Director
Ben Martisius - Director of Marketing and Communications
Published on: December 13, 2019
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To Our Rapids Youth Soccer Family,

The New Year is almost here and with it a new decade of growth, opportunity, and the unexpected. It’s an exciting time where we don’t just look back on the past, but imagine our future. “Who will we be in 10 years time?” “Where will we be?” And, in the case of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, “How will we grow together?”

Change is inevitable, but I find myself filled with optimism when thinking about the people that will impact the future of our Club in 2020 and beyond. From athletes, to families, to staff and coaches, we have built a foundation of advocates dedicated to growing the beautiful game in Colorado. This common goal unites us as #OneClub and we are both humbled and proud to work alongside such incredible people. I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings for Rapids Youth Soccer Club and I couldn’t be happier to have YOU with us on that journey!

Below you will find a look back at what has made the past year so special for the Club. We have made tremendous strides as a sports organization and as a community in 2019, leading to more opportunities going into the New Year than we ever thought possible! THANK YOU for all that you have done for the Club and we hope you enjoy looking back at a terrific year together, as we get ready to move forward in 2020!

Happy Holidays,

Aaron Nagel – CRYSC Executive Director

CRYSC IN 2019 – BY THE NUMBERS

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2019 PARENT MAGAZINE WINNER

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CRYSC ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN 2019

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2019 COLLEGE COMMITMENT CLASS – LARGEST IN US!

CRYSC SPORTS MEDICINE IN 2019

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Find out more about the CRYSC Sports Medicine Program by visiting our website through the link below! For questions or concerns related to sports medicine, please reach out to the CRYSC Head Athletic Trainer, Julie Graves, at [email protected].

CRYSC EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH UCHEALTH

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“UCHealth and CU Orthopedics are proud to partner with Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club and to help care for the club’s athletes. We’ll be available to help care for any injuries that might occur, but our most important mission is to work with the Club’s coaches and administration, providing the most advanced resources to athletes and their families to help prevent injuries from happening in the first place.” – Dr. Scott Laker, UCHealth and CU Sports Medicine Specialist

CRYSC COLLEGE PLACEMENT PROGRAM IN 2019

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The CRYSC College Placement Program is your Rapids resource for navigating the college selection process. If you have questions about the program, please contact Anthony Presnell, at [email protected] or visit the College Soccer Page on the CRYSC website.

DONALD GILLIES JOINS AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CPEX SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

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The University of Denver Center for Performance Excellence is a unique resource for Rapids athletes, families, and supporters looking to better understand the psychology of sports. Members can reach out to Katie Pagel at DU CPEX at [email protected] for more information on scheduling a consultation.

1ST ANNUAL RAPIDS YOUTH SOCCER BURGUNDY BASH

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COLORADO RAPIDS WOMEN KICK OFF 1ST SEASON

MIKE HAAS INDUCTED INTO CSA HALL OF FAME

GUEST SPEAKERS @ THE EDDY IN 2019

RAPIDS YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENTS IN 2019

CRYSC PLAYS OF THE SEASON IN 2019

2019 FALL PLAYS OF THE SEASON

2019 SPRING PLAYS OF THE SEASON

CRYSC 2019 PHOTO ALBUMS

CRYSC SOCCER START IN 2019

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CRYSC COACHES EDUCATION IN 2019

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CRYSC OUTREACH IN 2019

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CRYSC ECNL IN 2019

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CRYSC GOALKEEPING IN 2019

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2019 IN THE REAR VIEW

2019 was a year of exciting developments and opportunities for Rapids Youth Soccer and our Colorado soccer community. We can’t thank you enough for the role you’ve played in shaping this Club and eagerly await kicking off a new season of tournaments and league-play together this spring!

Enjoy the holiday season and get ready for another year of growth, learning, and, most importantly, having fun playing youth soccer with Rapids Youth Soccer Club!

Contributors:
Aaron Nagel
Executive Director
[email protected]303.578.8119

Aaron Nagel has been the Executive Director of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club since 2016. Prior to CRYSC, Aaron was the Executive Director for Skyline Soccer Association for eight years, another Denver area youth soccer club. Aaron grew up in North Dakota and studied business, communications, and audio engineering at North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Aaron later went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in nonprofit administration. Additionally, Aaron is a Certified Nonprofit Professional, Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Certified Volunteer Administrator, and Certified Youth Sports Administrator. Outside the work he loves, Aaron is married to Jenny, and they share four children, Elias, Henley, Palmer, and Lennon, all who play soccer for CRYSC and have played for Coach Dad at some point. Aaron and his family love Colorado and are avid hikers, campers, skiers/snowboarders, whitewater rafters, and climbers.

Aaron Nagel has been the Executive Director of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club since 2016. Prior to CRYSC, Aaron was the Executive Director for Skyline Soccer Association for eight years, another Denver area youth soccer club. Aaron grew up in North Dakota and studied business, communications, and audio engineering at North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Aaron later went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in nonprofit administration. Additionally, Aaron is a Certified Nonprofit Professional, Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Certified Volunteer Administrator, and Certified Youth Sports Administrator. Outside the work he loves, Aaron is married to Jenny, and they share four children, Elias, Henley, Palmer, and Lennon, all who play soccer for CRYSC and have played for Coach Dad at some point. Aaron and his family love Colorado and are avid hikers, campers, skiers/snowboarders, whitewater rafters, and climbers.

Ben Martisius
Director of Marketing and Communications
[email protected]719.394.8561

Ben Martisius grew up in Monroe, Louisiana where he played soccer through high school, and attended Louisiana State University to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. Prior to graduating, he completed a minor in German during a year abroad in Innsbruck, Austria at the Universität Innsbruck. In 2014, Ben moved to Denver, Colorado to attend graduate school at the University of Denver and earn his Master's degree in Strategic Communications. While in school, he took a communications role with the university's alumni advancement team, and has since worked for a local gym as a Marketing Specialist, and multiple clients as the Digital Marketing Specialist for Domoto Brands, LLC. In 2018, he was hired by Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club as the Communications Manager and found a perfect role for merging his passion for Marketing and Communications with soccer. After two years of overseeing communications at the Club, he was promoted to the Director of Marketing and Communications. In his personal life, Ben likes to go snowboarding, enjoy the outdoors during the summer, play guitar, bass guitar, or piano, watch or play soccer, and spend time with friends and family. He's also passionate about travel and wants to see as much of the world and experience as many cultures as possible.

Ben Martisius grew up in Monroe, Louisiana where he played soccer through high school, and attended Louisiana State University to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. Prior to graduating, he completed a minor in German during a year abroad in Innsbruck, Austria at the Universität Innsbruck. In 2014, Ben moved to Denver, Colorado to attend graduate school at the University of Denver and earn his Master's degree in Strategic Communications. While in school, he took a communications role with the university's alumni advancement team, and has since worked for a local gym as a Marketing Specialist, and multiple clients as the Digital Marketing Specialist for Domoto Brands, LLC. In 2018, he was hired by Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club as the Communications Manager and found a perfect role for merging his passion for Marketing and Communications with soccer. After two years of overseeing communications at the Club, he was promoted to the Director of Marketing and Communications. In his personal life, Ben likes to go snowboarding, enjoy the outdoors during the summer, play guitar, bass guitar, or piano, watch or play soccer, and spend time with friends and family. He's also passionate about travel and wants to see as much of the world and experience as many cultures as possible.

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