CRYSC 11U-19U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the 3U-10U programs and builds on the Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings provide recreational options for all ages 11U through 19U.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Denver and Aurora metro areas. Game format is played in a 9v9 or 11v11 format from 11U through 19U. Team sizes of 12-15 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

 

Recreational Rec PLUS Training
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child loves soccer and practices at
home when prompted. Child gets
excited about practice and skill
development.
Season Two 8-9 week long seasons Two 8-9 week long seasons, Tuesday/Thursday practices
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Parent volunteer coach and
staff coach
League Play 11U-14U Rapids Inter Branch League

15U and older- CSA Front Range League

11U-14U Rapids Inter Branch League

15U and older- CSA Front Range League

Playing Format 11U-12U: 9v9

13U and older: 11v11

11U-12U: 9v9

13U and older: 11v11

Team Size 12 – 15 players 12 -15 players
RISE (Rapids Integrated System of Excellence) is a one-of-a-kind youth soccer development platform that houses our club’s curriculum. RISE provides an online space where coaches, players, and members can interact, creating a living and growing classroom. By connecting the CRYSC community online, RISE will open up new educational opportunities for players and coaches, offer a more rewarding CRYSC experience for members, and ultimately enhance the level and consistency of soccer being played across the Club.

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to train age-appropriate curriculum aimed at the long-term development of a soccer player. 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 will put players in realistic situations, that should always includes decision-
making elements.

When coaching soccer, this can be used in a variety of ways to break down a technique, skill, or tactic. Most commonly the players are taken from a practice with high game context to a low one, before returning back 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, then 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

Fall Registration Opens: First week of May

Fall Priority Deadline for Returning Players: June 30th

Fall Late Fee Begins: August 1st

Fall Waitlist Begins: August 13th

Fall Registration Closes: August 13th

Training Starts: Week of August 30th

 

Fall Schedule:

**Please note these are the anticipated game days. If games are cancelled or delayed due to weather and/or COVID-19 they will be moved to either the end of October or beginning of November. Reschedules can take place on Sundays as needed. 

September 2021

Game Day 1: September 11th
Game Day 2: September 18th
Game Day 3: September 25th

October 2021

Game Day 4: October 2nd
Game Day 5: October 9th
Game Day 6: October 16th
Game Day 7: October 23rd
Game Day 8: October 30th

Spring Registration Opens: November 1st

Spring Priority Deadline for Returning Players: January 20th

Spring Late Fee Begins: February 15th

Spring Waitlist Begins: February 26th

Spring Registration Closes: February 26th

Training Starts: Week of March 15th

March 2021

Game Day 1: March 20th

Game Day 2: March 27th

April 2021

Game Day 3: April 3rd

Game Day 4: April 10th

Game Day 5: April 17th

Game Day 6: April 24th/25th

May 2021

Game Day 7: May 1st/2nd

Game Day 8: May 8th

Game Day 9: May 15th

Levi Boggess

Camps & 11U-19U Recreational Program Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 214

Ingrid Alvarez

Recreational Coordinator
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 126

Overview

CRYSC 11U-19U programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the 3U-10U programs and builds on the Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings provide recreational options for all ages 11U through 19U.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Denver and Aurora metro areas. Game format is played in a 9v9 or 11v11 format from 11U through 19U. Team sizes of 12-15 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

 

Recreational Rec PLUS Training
Player Attributes Child enjoys soccer, especially for the
fun and social atmosphere but needs
motivating to practice at home.
Child loves soccer and practices at
home when prompted. Child gets
excited about practice and skill
development.
Season Two 8-9 week long seasons Two 8-9 week long seasons, Tuesday/Thursday practices
Coaching Parent volunteer coach Parent volunteer coach and
staff coach
League Play 11U-14U Rapids Inter Branch League

15U and older- CSA Front Range League

11U-14U Rapids Inter Branch League

15U and older- CSA Front Range League

Playing Format 11U-12U: 9v9

13U and older: 11v11

11U-12U: 9v9

13U and older: 11v11

Team Size 12 – 15 players 12 -15 players
Curriculum
RISE (Rapids Integrated System of Excellence) is a one-of-a-kind youth soccer development platform that houses our club’s curriculum. RISE provides an online space where coaches, players, and members can interact, creating a living and growing classroom. By connecting the CRYSC community online, RISE will open up new educational opportunities for players and coaches, offer a more rewarding CRYSC experience for members, and ultimately enhance the level and consistency of soccer being played across the Club.

Philosophy

The Whole-Part-Whole (WPW) philosophy is a learning model used by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club to train age-appropriate curriculum aimed at the long-term development of a soccer player. 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 will put players in realistic situations, that should always includes decision-
making elements.

When coaching soccer, this can be used in a variety of ways to break down a technique, skill, or tactic. Most commonly the players are taken from a practice with high game context to a low one, before returning back 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, then 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

Fall Dates

Fall Registration Opens: First week of May

Fall Priority Deadline for Returning Players: June 30th

Fall Late Fee Begins: August 1st

Fall Waitlist Begins: August 13th

Fall Registration Closes: August 13th

Training Starts: Week of August 30th

 

Fall Schedule:

**Please note these are the anticipated game days. If games are cancelled or delayed due to weather and/or COVID-19 they will be moved to either the end of October or beginning of November. Reschedules can take place on Sundays as needed. 

September 2021

Game Day 1: September 11th
Game Day 2: September 18th
Game Day 3: September 25th

October 2021

Game Day 4: October 2nd
Game Day 5: October 9th
Game Day 6: October 16th
Game Day 7: October 23rd
Game Day 8: October 30th

Spring Dates

Spring Registration Opens: November 1st

Spring Priority Deadline for Returning Players: January 20th

Spring Late Fee Begins: February 15th

Spring Waitlist Begins: February 26th

Spring Registration Closes: February 26th

Training Starts: Week of March 15th

March 2021

Game Day 1: March 20th

Game Day 2: March 27th

April 2021

Game Day 3: April 3rd

Game Day 4: April 10th

Game Day 5: April 17th

Game Day 6: April 24th/25th

May 2021

Game Day 7: May 1st/2nd

Game Day 8: May 8th

Game Day 9: May 15th

Contact

Levi Boggess

Camps & 11U-19U Recreational Program Director
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 214

Ingrid Alvarez

Recreational Coordinator
[email protected]
303.399.5858 ext. 126

GO TO RISE

11U-18U Recreational

Beginner to Intermediate
$220 Per Season
  • Practice Twice/Week

  • Convenient Local Practices/Games

  • Volunteer Parent Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit (not included in price)

  • Team Formed by Registration

11U-18U RecPLUS

Beginner to Intermediate
$395 Per Season
  • Practice Twice/Week

  • Convenient Local Practices/Games

  • Staff Coach

  • Recreational Uniform Kit (not included in price)

  • Team Formed by Registration

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Uniforms

Rapids Youth Soccer partners with Soccer.com for all uniform needs. All CRYSC recreational players are required to purchase the uniform kit (white top, burgundy top, black shorts, and black socks) before the first game. We recommend ordering at least three weeks prior to ensure they have it in time. Players are required to wear the official CRYSC jersey combo for games. This uniform kit is usable throughout all recreational programs.

Recreational members can click here to be brought to the CRYSC uniforms page. This page details the ordering process for each program with specific links and a FAQ section to help answer the most common uniform questions. If your player already has a recreational uniform they do not need to order a new one until they have outgrown it.

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

Rapids Youth Soccer =

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.
Coach Volunteer

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 Volunteer

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.

11U+ Rapids teams participate in the Front Range League with the Colorado Soccer Association. All games are held on Saturdays unless there is need for a makeup that can fall on a Sunday or during the week. Home games are based out of Gates with away games across the Front Range depending on the opposing team’s home location. All schedules are communicated to the Volunteer Parent Coaches and Team Managers who load them into the team’s Team Connect app. Please refer to your Team Connect for a calendar.

Practices are held at local parks across Denver and Aurora. Parent Volunteer Coaches coordinate with the other parents on the team to find a centralized park to hold training at twice a week. The days and times are determined by the Parent Volunteer Coach based on what parks the club has permitted that season. This training schedule should be uploaded into the team’s Team Connect app when days and locations have been agreed upon.

Game Schedules

11U+ Rapids teams participate in the Front Range League with the Colorado Soccer Association. All games are held on Saturdays unless there is need for a makeup that can fall on a Sunday or during the week. Home games are based out of Gates with away games across the Front Range depending on the opposing team’s home location. All schedules are communicated to the Volunteer Parent Coaches and Team Managers who load them into the team’s Team Connect app. Please refer to your Team Connect for a calendar.

Practice Schedules

Practices are held at local parks across Denver and Aurora. Parent Volunteer Coaches coordinate with the other parents on the team to find a centralized park to hold training at twice a week. The days and times are determined by the Parent Volunteer Coach based on what parks the club has permitted that season. This training schedule should be uploaded into the team’s Team Connect app when days and locations have been agreed upon.

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

Players participating in the 11U-19U recreational league that are interested in joining the Competitive program at Rapids Youth Soccer should reach out to the staff to indicate an interest in joining the competitive program.

Rapids Youth Soccer puts a lot of focus on the ongoing evaluation process, meaning staff would like to see players throughout the entire year to gauge their development level to properly assist in placing the player into the Competitive program.

Competitive Player Evaluation Process
  • 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.
  • Kick-Arounds | Kick-rounds are held four times each season on Sundays.
  • In-House Events | Seasonal in-house events are used to evaluate.
  • 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.

There are many differences between Competitive and Rec soccer. One of the biggest factors is the level of commitment. Many Competitive players are devoted mainly to the sport of soccer and enjoy the competitiveness of the atmosphere. Additionally, Competitive teams are coached by professional coaches hired and managed by the Rapids staff. Competitive teams also train more often than recreational teams.

Soccer Stop has two convenient locations in the South Denver area:

Soccer Stop Englewood can be reached at 720.283.8215 or visit them at 15055 E Hinsdale Dr, Englewood, CO 80112.

Soccer Stop Highlands Ranch can be reached at 303.740.9300 or visit them at 8130 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80122.

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.