Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club is proud to be part of the Rapids Adidas Alliance! With member clubs in Rio Grande, New Mexico, and Rapid City, South Dakota, we are dedicated to our building our brand together as one family. This partnership has allowed our clubs to share exclusive access to resources with the Colorado Rapids, such as curriculum development, participation in CRYSC events, and in-stadium coach and staff educational events.
President of BoD – Greg ‘Woody’ Woodhouse
Executive Director – Jason Moran
Rio Rapids SC has been serving the Albuquerque and surrounding communities since 2001. New Mexico’s premier youth soccer club fielding boys and girls players 4 through 19 years old. Rio Rapids Soccer Club is a Non-Profit Soccer Club whose teams participate in the Girls Academy, Boys ECNL, USYSA National League, and USYSA National League Desert Conference, and locally in the Duke City Soccer League.
The Rio Rapids Soccer Club is part of the Co Rapids Alliance Program. The Co Rapids Alliance was established to create a working relationship between existing youth soccer clubs that will benefit soccer development through shared resources. As a member of the Co Rapids Alliance, our players will have direct access to the Colorado Rapids Development Academy through visible scouting and direct coaching and curriculum ties.
To create and maintain an environment for youth soccer players from diverse backgrounds that encourages and inspires them to reach their full potential both on and off the field.
Rio Rapids Soccer Club provides the community with a model of quality youth development, education, and personal life inspiration through the sport of soccer.
President of BoD – Chad Williams
Dave Sharp – Director of Coaching
In 2014, the Rapid City Youth Soccer League and the Rushmore Soccer Club merged and partnered with the Colorado Rapids to become the Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club. In doing so we have combined resources and player pools from the two clubs and are working alongside the Colorado Rapids to provide a pathway for every soccer player in the community. Youth Soccer players in the West River area now have the ability to reach their individual goals whether its playing in our recreational program of 1,200-1,500 players all the way to getting tryout opportunities with the Colorado Rapids Development Academy (CO Rapids DA) and the Elite Clubs National League teams (ECNL) (boys and girls).
The Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club’s competitive teams all use a very innovative player-centered training curriculum that is based on the 4 pillars of soccer (technical, tactical, physical, mental). At the same time, we place a massive amount of focus on our professional coaches through regular coaching development, education, and licensing courses.
We are proud to be an affiliate partner with the Colorado Rapids through the Rapids Adidas Alliance.