Nate  Billings

13U-19U Competitive Director of Coaching - Castle Rock

Nate grew up playing soccer in Arkansas with his friends. He quickly fell in love with the game and all the camaraderie that came with it. He went on to play in college at Central Baptist and Northeastern State. While in school, he got his first coaching license and began coaching competitive youth. Upon graduation, he transitioned into coaching college soccer at Central Baptist and youth soccer with Little Rock Football Club. He has since transitioned to CRYSC in his community of Castle Rock. There, he most enjoys having the opportunity to work with coaches and players in developing a lifelong love for the game and continued self-development.

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Anna Murphy, CSA Female Young Referee of the Year 2023

From youth goalkeeper to MLS Next referee, Alex’s journey is one of continuous learning and development. He embodies the values we cherish at Rapids: sportsmanship, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence. His ability to navigate between the worlds of player and official demonstrates not only his understanding of the game but also his maturity and leadership qualities.


Player of the Month January 2024

Congrats to Izzie Harrison on winning our January 2024 UCHealth Player of the Month award! Izzie plays as a striker for our Rapids 09G South ECNL-RL team and is recognized…


Welcome Zac Crawford, Chief Technical Director

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Zac Crawford as the new Chief Technical Director. Joining CRYSC from the U.S. Soccer Federation headquarters in Chicago, Crawford brings a wealth of experience at the grassroots and national levels to our club and the state of Colorado.