Fall Youth Academy Schedule

U5-6: Begin Week of September 5th

U7-8: Begin Week of August 29th

East Side (Arroyo Del Oso Park)
Tuesdays & Fridays

  • U5: 4:45-5:40
  • U6: 5:45-6:45
  • U7: 4:45-5:40
  • U8: 5:45-6:45

West Side (Ventana Basin Park)
Wednesdays & Fridays

  • U5-6: 4:45-5:30
  • U7-8: 5:30-6:30

Youth Academy Overview

Rio Rapids SC Youth Academy has built a strong reputation for developing 3-8 year old kids of all ability levels and graduating players to the competitive teams and programs of Rio Rapids SC. The Club aims to promote a healthy environment, which enables each player to fulfill his or her potential both on and off the field. Players, parents, and coaches should feel confident and comfortable that key areas of development—technical, tactical, academic, personal and social—are the primary concern in each and every decision the Club takes.

Youth Academy Structure

Every player can attend any two age-group training sessions each week. The Club will host themed “Play Days” for the U5s and U6s 4 times in the Fall and Spring. The Club is also transitioning to a true Academy format for U7s and U8s in which players will compete in 8 games in the Fall and Spring against developmentally appropriate competition. This will help to maximize each player’s technical, tactical, and social growth, and enjoyment of the game. Guest clubs will be brought in to compete with Rio Rapids SC in a structured game-day environment, aligned with USSF Game Standards and Policies.

Program Elements

  • Eastside and Westside Locations
  • Parent Education
  • Professional Curriculum
  • Professional Coaches
  • Player Safety and Welfare
  • Age and Gender Specific

Uniforms

  • U7-8: white and burgundy jersey tops, black shorts, and black socks are REQUIRED. No one will be putting numbers on their jerseys.
  • U5-6: jerseys, shorts, and socks are not required for training/play days, but available for those who would like to have them. 

Rio Rapids Soccer Club now has their own Team Store on soccer.com to order uniforms and other awesome Rio gear! You can find the site here: http://www.soccer.com/playerpassnav/index.php?zid=21508908 

Youth Academy Photo Gallery

Youth Academy U5 & U6

  • Professional Coaching Staff
  • 2 sessions per week
  • Four bi-weekly Rio Rapids SC Play Days (Spring)
  • 8 week curriculum.
  • Includes Rio Rapids SC training shirt and Adidas ball
  • Need based scholarships available
  • Two locations, Arroyo Del Oso Park (ADO) and Ventana Ranch Park
  • Colorado Rapids Alliance Benefits

U-5-U6 Boys & Girls Coaching Directors Info:

Director: Joe Manley 505-600-5644 joe.manley@riorapids.org

Club Fees

$200

League Fees

None

Uniforms

Optional @ $45

Order Online (then select U5-U8)

 

Youth Academy U7 & U8

Fall 2017 Registration is for NEW players only!
If you registered in the Fall, it will be for BOTH the Fall 2017 and the Spring 2018.

  • Professional Coaching Staff
  • 2 sessions per week
  • 8 games in the Spring in true Academy format,
    with guest clubs
  • USYSA Club Pass access
  • Includes Rio Rapids SC training shirt
  • Need based scholarships available
  • Two locations, Arroyo Del Oso Park (ADO) and Ventana Ranch Park
  • Additional playing opportunities
  • Colorado Rapids Alliance Benefits

U7-8: February 28th-May 6th
(with a week off for Spring Break March 20-24)
Game Days: March 11, 18;
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6

U7-U8 Boys & Girls Coaching Directors Info:

Director: Joe Manley 505-600-5644 joe.manley@riorapids.org

Club Fees

$260

League Fees

None

Uniforms

Required @ $45

Order Online (then select U5-U8)