Welcome to Rapids Elite

About Rapids Elite

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club Elite programs consist of the Boys and Girls Elite Club National League (ECNL), Boys and Girls Elite Development Squads (including E64), Rapids Elite U11/U12, Futsal, and Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL).

The goal of each of these programs is to provide an environment that is player-focused, provides a high level of competition, and helps prepare them for the next step in the player pathway.

The player pathway can look very different depending on the player, however, it is our goal to assist and provide an environment that allows each player to achieve whatever that next step may be for them — whether this is playing in college, playing professional, or simply playing for the love of the game.

Our Rapids Elite players practice and play games at our Elite Performance Center at Regis University, which includes two turf fields, a grass field, and a dedicated futsal facility.

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The Process

Participation in the CRYSC Elite Program(s) is invite only. Evaluating players for our elite teams is an ongoing, year-long process. Current CRYSC players are constantly being evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.

Prior to each elite program’s season start, we hold kickarounds. These are made up of current elite team players and others who have been invited by Elite Program staff. Contact our Elite Programming Staff with any further inquiries and to find out about kickaround dates.

Elite Pathway

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Destinations
Front Range In House
9v9
11v11
4v4/5v5/7v7
Soccer Start
Recreation
WPSL RAPIDS
COLLEGE
Champions League
Centennial League
Select Soccer
Competitive
RAPIDS TRAINING CENTERS
Player ID Position Spcific
Player I.D
Futsal
United Futsal
ELITE DEVELOPMENT SQUADS
ECNL
Youth Club Elite
COLORADO RAPIDS
Colorado Switchbacks
Academy
Futures
Colorado Rapids
PLAYER MOVEMENT

College Placement Program (CPP)

The Colorado Rapids College Placement Program (CPP) assists players and their families with the college athletics recruiting process. The CPP will foster and develop relationships with university and college programs to create a consistent avenue for our players to achieve their goals of attending college and playing soccer. Because many of our elite level players will choose to continue their career onto the college level, our College Placement Director will help navigate the college selection process through online resource guides, quarterly workshops, ACT/SAT test prep program and assisting with Sports Recruits.

Uniforms

Rapids Youth Soccer partners with Soccer.com for all uniform needs. Elite players will receive an email from Soccer.com with a link to order the uniform at the beginning of each season. Our Elite uniforms operate on a two-year cycle.

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

The Rapids Youth Soccer Elite kit includes two match jerseys, two match shorts, two pairs of socks, training shirt, training shorts, training socks, training jacket, training pants and a backpack.

On your personalized ordering page it will show your name and jersey number. Right above your name are three tabs; Uniform Kit, Recommended and Fan Wear. Nothing under the Fan Wear tab is part of the uniform kit, they are extra items.

The items below are optional for our Rapids Elite 11s/12s:

  • Maroon Adidas miTeam 19 Track Jacket
  • Grey Adidas miTeam 19 Track Pant
  • Maroon Adidas Striker II Team Backpack

 

For instructions on how to order uniforms, please visit the CRYSC uniform page.

Elite Refund Policy

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club Elite programming follows a strict no-refund policy. Once you and your player accept an invitation for a Rapids Elite 11U/12U, ECNL, EDS, or Futsal team, and make a payment, all registrations are non-refundable. The refund policy is in place for a reason. It allows us to budget appropriately and provides coaches, facilities, administration, and additional resources that are necessary to run a non-profit youth sports organization.

If your player tries out and is invited to join a United Futsal team, and is later placed on a training team only, you may opt not to participate in the program and receive a refund of your initial registration fee. 

The club may, however, in its sole discretion, consider refund requests under the following: (1) a player moves more than 50 miles from a Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club region prior to the start of the season, (2) a player becomes injured or ill and can no longer participate in the season, or (3) any other exigent circumstances the club deems necessary or appropriate. Please note that in order for refund requests to be considered due to injury, such requests must be made within two weeks of the player’s injury/illness and must include a physician’s note for verification. No refunds will be provided for any reason after the third scheduled game of the season. All refunds, if granted, are subject to a processing fee.

Any travel expenses, including plane tickets, transportation, accommodations, coaches’ travel expenses, and coaches’ per diems purchased for team travel are non-refundable.

Elite Program Staff Members

NameTITLEPHONEEMAIL
Donald GilliesElite Technical Director303.399.5858 ext. 160[email protected]
Eryn RubinElite Regional Manager303.399.5858 ext. 127[email protected]
Andrew KummerElite Girls Program Director303.399.5858 ext. 215[email protected]
Jair Vasquez13U-19U EDS Director303.918.9218[email protected]
Matt Saul11U/12U Elite/EDS Director303.399.5858 ext. 209[email protected]
Rommy FerreiraElite Futsal Director303.399.5858 ext. 111[email protected]
Diego CerroDirector of Recruitment & Development[email protected]
Brandyn BumpasElite Director of Goalkeeping303.587.5489[email protected]
Jen MetzElite Programming Administrator303.399.5858 ext. 117[email protected]
Christie HurtElite Futsal & EDS Administrator 303.399.5858 ext. 107[email protected]
Jeff OleckDirector of Club and International Partnerships303.399.5858 ext. 207[email protected]
Julie GravesAthletic Trainer303.399.5858 ext. 128[email protected]

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