Players new to Rapids can use this form to get in touch with our North ECNL-RL Girls staff

Rapids North - Competitive Interest Form

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The Rapids Central 13U-19U ECNL-RL Girls teams are some of the most competitive teams in Colorado Soccer. These teams participate in the ECNL Regional League, competing locally as well as nationally against other Regional League teams. Rapids North currently only offers ECNL-RL for 13U-19U Girls, Rapids Central ECNL-RL Boysprogramming. Teams are decided through our year-long player evaluation process followed by Player Placement events at the end of May.

  • Teams are coached by professionally trained coaches
  • Training and game locations will vary depending on level of play of each team
  • 13U-14U ECNL-RL Teams registration includes both the fall and spring season (August-May)
  • 15U-19U ECNL-RL Teams registration operate on the opposite season of high school soccer programming; Boys = Fall Season for Rapids Youth
  • Game format is played in line with U.S. Soccer directives which is 11v11 for 13U-19U
  • Team sizes may vary depending on age and level of play

For a more comprehensive overview, continue scrolling to view the level and age group breakdown below.

CRYSC is committed to lowering the barriers to youth soccer programming. We offer robust financial aid packages annually to players who apply. Scholarship opportunities are available for all qualifying Rapids players in our Rec and Competitive programs. To learn more about the process and to apply for financial aid, click the button below to be brought to our Scholarship page. You can view specific competitive scholarship information under the ‘Competitive & Elite Application Process’ tab.

It is critical to apply by the deadlines listed on the scholarship page for players to be fully considered for a financial aid package. 

Overview

The Rapids Central 13U-19U ECNL-RL Girls teams are some of the most competitive teams in Colorado Soccer. These teams participate in the ECNL Regional League, competing locally as well as nationally against other Regional League teams. Rapids North currently only offers ECNL-RL for 13U-19U Girls, Rapids Central ECNL-RL Boysprogramming. Teams are decided through our year-long player evaluation process followed by Player Placement events at the end of May.

  • Teams are coached by professionally trained coaches
  • Training and game locations will vary depending on level of play of each team
  • 13U-14U ECNL-RL Teams registration includes both the fall and spring season (August-May)
  • 15U-19U ECNL-RL Teams registration operate on the opposite season of high school soccer programming; Boys = Fall Season for Rapids Youth
  • Game format is played in line with U.S. Soccer directives which is 11v11 for 13U-19U
  • Team sizes may vary depending on age and level of play

For a more comprehensive overview, continue scrolling to view the level and age group breakdown below.

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Scholarships

CRYSC is committed to lowering the barriers to youth soccer programming. We offer robust financial aid packages annually to players who apply. Scholarship opportunities are available for all qualifying Rapids players in our Rec and Competitive programs. To learn more about the process and to apply for financial aid, click the button below to be brought to our Scholarship page. You can view specific competitive scholarship information under the ‘Competitive & Elite Application Process’ tab.

It is critical to apply by the deadlines listed on the scholarship page for players to be fully considered for a financial aid package. 

13U-19U ECNL-RL Season Dates

The 13U-19U ECNL-RL program registration operates similarly to the general Rapids Competitive program, however, with more travel. The dates below provide a general overview, but teams participate in different tournaments throughout the year, which are communicated at the start of each season.

ECNL-RL – 13U & 14U Girls

  • Team Offers Sent – By May 31st
  • Team Orientation Meetings – Throughout June & July
  • Fall Training Starts – Last Week of July/Early August
  • Rapids Friendlies – First Weekend of August
  • Rapids Classic – Third Weekend of August
  • Fall Games Kick Off – August

ECNL-RL Season – High School Girls

  • Training Starts – Late July
  • Games Kick Off – August
  • Intent to Play Registration Opens – April 1
  • HSG Player Placement (Tryouts) – Early May
  • Team Offer Sent –  By May 31st

ECNL-RL Age Group Breakdown

Within the Rapids Competitive program, we have multiple levels of teams to create the best environment for our players. Below, is a brief overview of the levels but you can find more detailed information on the age group pages.

ECNL RL teams represent the most competitive Colorado Soccer-competition teams in a given age group; therefore, these players and parents must demonstrate a higher commitment to training. Our professionally trained coaching staff will lead them through the Rapids curriculum throughout the season.

These teams are expected to train ten months out of the year, three days per week during the season, and weekend games. ECNL RL teams play in the ECNL Regional League against other Regional League teams across the country.

Regional League teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year, depending on the age group. Out-of-state travel is expected for Regional League teams. As such, advanced-level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

North Competitive – ECNL-RL [13U-14U]

Age Groups: 13U, 14U
Levels: Advanced
Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
$3250Per Year
  • Additional Tournament & Travel Fees Separate
  • August – May
  • Train 3 Days per Week in Fall and Spring
  • Train 2 Days per Week in Winter
  • In and Out of State Travel
  • Winter Training Included

ECNL RL teams represent the most competitive Colorado Soccer-competition teams in a given age group; therefore, these players and parents must demonstrate a higher commitment to training. Our professionally trained coaching staff will lead them through the Rapids curriculum throughout the season.

These teams are expected to train ten months out of the year, three days per week during the season, and weekend games. ECNL RL teams play in the ECNL Regional League against other Regional League teams across the country.

Regional League teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year, depending on the age group. Out-of-state travel is expected for Regional League teams. As such, advanced-level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

North Competitive – ECNL-RL [15U-19U]

Age Groups: 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U, 19U
Levels: Advanced
Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
$2650Per Year
  • Additional Tournament & Travel Fees Separate
  • July-Jan; May-June (If they make Playoffs)/li>
  • Train 3 Days per Week in Fall and Spring
  • Train 2 Days per Week in Winter
  • In and Out of State Travel
  • Winter Training Included
13U-14U ECNL-RL

ECNL RL teams represent the most competitive Colorado Soccer-competition teams in a given age group; therefore, these players and parents must demonstrate a higher commitment to training. Our professionally trained coaching staff will lead them through the Rapids curriculum throughout the season.

These teams are expected to train ten months out of the year, three days per week during the season, and weekend games. ECNL RL teams play in the ECNL Regional League against other Regional League teams across the country.

Regional League teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year, depending on the age group. Out-of-state travel is expected for Regional League teams. As such, advanced-level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

North Competitive – ECNL-RL [13U-14U]

Age Groups: 13U, 14U
Levels: Advanced
Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
$3250Per Year
  • Additional Tournament & Travel Fees Separate
  • August – May
  • Train 3 Days per Week in Fall and Spring
  • Train 2 Days per Week in Winter
  • In and Out of State Travel
  • Winter Training Included
15U-19U ECNL-RL

ECNL RL teams represent the most competitive Colorado Soccer-competition teams in a given age group; therefore, these players and parents must demonstrate a higher commitment to training. Our professionally trained coaching staff will lead them through the Rapids curriculum throughout the season.

These teams are expected to train ten months out of the year, three days per week during the season, and weekend games. ECNL RL teams play in the ECNL Regional League against other Regional League teams across the country.

Regional League teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year, depending on the age group. Out-of-state travel is expected for Regional League teams. As such, advanced-level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

North Competitive – ECNL-RL [15U-19U]

Age Groups: 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U, 19U
Levels: Advanced
Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
$2650Per Year
  • Additional Tournament & Travel Fees Separate
  • July-Jan; May-June (If they make Playoffs)/li>
  • Train 3 Days per Week in Fall and Spring
  • Train 2 Days per Week in Winter
  • In and Out of State Travel
  • Winter Training Included

The Player Placement Process

*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 Rapids Youth competitive programming must complete the Intent to Play registration.*

Rapids Youth Soccer recognizes the stress and anxiety that tryouts can create for players and that one or two days of observing players does not always reflect how they perform throughout the season. That is why Rapids Youth uses the entire year/season to evaluate players within our programming. The player placement process is meant to provide an opportunity for players new to competitive programming or those outside of the club who want to join to have a structured time to come and play in front of our staff and coaches. We highly recommend that parents reach out to competitive staff before the player placement process to begin that evaluation and conversation regarding placement sooner.

Tryout logistics will be updated on this page as soon as they are confirmed.

Connect with Rapids North Competitive or Register your Intent to Play (ITP) today!

Rapids North - Competitive Interest Form

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Uniforms

Rapids Youth Soccer partners with Soccer.com for all uniform needs. New 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.

The Rapids Youth Soccer field player kit includes two match jerseys, two match shorts, two pairs of socks, a training shirt, training shorts, training socks, a training jacket, training pants, and a backpack.

The Rapids Youth Soccer goalkeeper kit includes one match jersey, one match shorts, a pair of socks, a training shirt, training shorts, training socks, a training jacket, training pants, and a backpack.

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

Competitive uniform kit

*ECNL-RL Players will have a specific patch on all gameday items (Soccer.com adds them)*

Uniform FAQs

Players will receive an invite to their team on Soccer.com with ordering instructions after they have been placed on a team and accepted their spot on the roster. This will include their number for the season and all required pieces in the kit.

The order deadline for competitive kits is July 1st for the fall season. The order deadline for competitive kits is December 20th for the spring season. Kits must be ordered and paid for by the deadline to ensure delivery for the start of the season.

The club assigns numbers to players in order to minimize issues with duplicates and ensure that there is consistency across the regions. Numbers are communicated to families prior and then uploaded into Soccer.com, simplifying the process for when families place orders.

Soccer.com is a one-stop shop with a range of equipment along with uniform pieces for the club and even fanwear. Make sure to check out the ‘Recommended’ and ‘Optional’ tabs for additional pieces such as cleats, gloves, and other key gear pieces that make sure your player is prepared for all weathers to play.

No, Soccer.com is fully online with no physical retail spaces. The Eddy indoor facility and North office have sample uniforms in various sizes for families to come and try on if they would like. Reach out to your age-group Director or Administrator to coordinate a time to come by either location.

Team Volunteers

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 different functions of the team for the season. They work with the Team Treasurer to help with the team culture and create a fun experience for everyone involved.

Team Manager Responsibilities

  • Working with the coach to communicate with the team about trainings and games.
  • Planning and communicating social events for the team.
  • Coordinating travel when necessary for Tournaments/Events.
  • Registering teams for Tournaments with the Team Treasurer.

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.

Team Treasurers are a very important piece to the success of any youth soccer team. Treasurers help manage the team’s finances for the season, working with the coach and Team Manager to plan and coordinate travel and tournament participation among other team activities. The club supports our Treasurers with trainings, resources, and Administrators.

Team Treasurer Responsibilities

  • Registering for Tournaments with the Team Treasurer
  • Entering coach travel fees
  • Assisting with reimbursements
  • Managing the team’s budget

Club Support for Team Treasurers

  • 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.
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 different functions of the team for the season. They work with the Team Treasurer to help with the team culture and create a fun experience for everyone involved.

Team Manager Responsibilities

  • Working with the coach to communicate with the team about trainings and games.
  • Planning and communicating social events for the team.
  • Coordinating travel when necessary for Tournaments/Events.
  • Registering teams for Tournaments with the Team Treasurer.

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.
Team Treasurer

Team Treasurers are a very important piece to the success of any youth soccer team. Treasurers help manage the team’s finances for the season, working with the coach and Team Manager to plan and coordinate travel and tournament participation among other team activities. The club supports our Treasurers with trainings, resources, and Administrators.

Team Treasurer Responsibilities

  • Registering for Tournaments with the Team Treasurer
  • Entering coach travel fees
  • Assisting with reimbursements
  • Managing the team’s budget

Club Support for Team Treasurers

  • 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.

Understanding Your Time in the 13U-19U Rapids ECNL-RL Program

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. Coaches will meet with each player at the end of the fall and spring season to discuss growth, development, and progress throughout the season.

Our high school aged players have the opportunity to work with our College Placement Program for those interested in continuing to play at the collegiate level. Paired with Showcases for teams to be seen by local and national college coaches. Specific programmatic questions should be directed at their coach and Age Group Director.

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Rapids Youth Soccer offers a variety of camps to help players continue their growth and development year-round. Check out the full Camps page to see how your player can continue to play after their last game!

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COLLEGE PLACEMENT PROGRAM

Check out more information regarding our College Placement Program, including upcoming events where your player can be seen by local and national college coaches of all levels.

Program FAQs

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 Fort Collins, 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.

All teams train three times per week.

Select, Burgundy, and White teams train twice per week outside in January and February.  Blue level players have the option of attending these training sessions.

All competitive team coaches are USSF Licensed or are in the process of completing USSF certification. All competitive coaches participate in intensive in-house coach education throughout the season.

Scholarship opportunities are available for all qualifying Rapids players in both our Rec and Competitive programs. To learn more about the process and to apply for financial aid click here to be brought to our scholarship page. There you can view specific competitive scholarship information under the ‘Competitive & Elite Application Process’ tab.