Rio Rapids Youth Academy Summer Skills Sessions and 5v5 (U7-U8):
- FUN !
- Keeps kids playing over the summer
- Enhanced Player Development
- Helps develop 1st touch, 1v1s, shooting and passing techniques
- Helps develop team concepts and prepares team for upcoming season
- Largest 5v5 league in the State
- All games played Tuesday nights
- 12 games per team
Who: Current YA U7-U8 Players
Where: Quigley Park
When: Training on June 6, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 1. Games on June 12, 19, 26; July 11, 18, 25
Spring Youth Academy Schedule
East Side (Arroyo Del Oso Park) Tuesday and Friday
- U5: 4:45-5:30
- U6: 5:45-6:30
- U7: 4:45-5:40
- U8: 5:45-6:45
West Side (Ventana Basin Park) Wednesday and Friday
- U5-6: 4:45-5:30
- U7-8: 5:30-6:30
U5-6: March 6- May 6th (with a week off for Spring Break March 20-24)
Game Days: March 18, April 8, 22, May 6.
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.
“Rio Rapids SC Youth Academy has built a strong reputation for developing kids ages 4-8 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.
- Eastside and Westside Locations
- Parent Education
- Professional Curriculum
- Professional Coaches
- Player Safety and Welfare
- Age and Gender Specific
- 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
U5-6: March 6- May 6th
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.
U7-8: February 28th-May 6th