Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) and Regis University are excited to announce a new partnership that will expand player access to top-of-the-line, local facilities and create a new home for Rapids Elite programming.
Colorado youth soccer players seeking to compete at the highest levels of the game nationally now have access to train and compete at one of Colorado’s best soccer and futsal facilities, the Rapids Youth Soccer Elite Performance Center @ Regis University. CRYSC has engaged in a long-term partnership with Regis University to provide another important step towards building a fully-integrated, nationally recognized Elite program, creating new training and competition opportunities for ECNL Boys and Girls, WPSL players, local and national Futsal leagues, Elite Development Squad (EDS) teams, as well as access to Colorado’s top residential soccer and futsal camps.
Rapids Youth Soccer is proud to call the new Elite Performance Center at Regis University home in 2022 and look forward to watching this partnership grow alongside our athletes. For further Rapids Youth Soccer + Regis University partnership details, check out the full press release and visit Regis.edu through the links below.
Elite Performance Center
- Synthetic Turf Playing Fields (with Lights)
- Match-Day Pitch
- Futsal Facility (The Berce)
- Office Space & Team Classrooms
- On-Site Dining with Extended Hours @ Walker’s Pub and Starbucks
- Regis Scholarships
- Regis Interships/Fellowships
Elite Performance Center @ Regis University
The Elite Performance Center will be located at Regis’s historic Northwest Denver campus, conveniently located on Federal Boulevard between Interstate 70 on the south and Interstate 76 on the north, and only minutes from downtown Denver.
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Two Synthetic Turf Playing Fields with Lights
Two new synthetic turf fields with lights will house the majority of all Elite soccer programming, with plowing capabilities that limit days off. State-of-the-art field lights will showcase the fields and our training and game capabilities, along with stands for spectators, scoreboards, and concessions.
Match Day Pitch
The Match-Day Pitch will provide overflow for programming with one of the best fields in Colorado for training and game-day, with a scoreboard and stands for spectators with plenty of parking.
The Berce @ Regis University will be the only futsal-designated facility in Colorado, housing two full-size futsal pitches with futsal-specific lines to develop Colorado’s top futsal talent across the Front Range, with year-round programming and summer and residential futsal camps.
Office Space & Team Classroom Education
On-site offices @ Clarke Hall for our Elite staff provide an overlooking view of the two synthetic turf fields along with classrooms dedicated to player education at our convenience.
Education is a priority for our players, coaches, and parents. With auditorium access, we look to host on-site player, coach, and parent education.
On-Site Dining and Residential for Camps and Traveling Teams
CRYSC is looking to develop one of the nation’s best residential camp experiences for soccer and futsal at Regis. With access to residential dorms and on-site dining, CRYSC will host Elite-level residential camps alongside Regis University and its staff.
Regis University houses an accredited arboretum that contains more than 1,280 trees that CRYSC families can enjoy while on campus. Additionally, the trees offer a buffer and shelter from some of the Colorado elements such as high winds.
Regis University has committed to individual scholarships for Rapids Youth Soccer Club players for up to $100,000 over four years, providing greater access to an excellent education for students across the Front Range. Regis recognizes that sports participation is often a catalyst for greater academic achievement and college enrollment opportunities. For more info, visit regis.edu/rapidsyouth or contact [email protected].
Fellowships / Internships
As part of Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University’s commitment to providing academic advancement opportunities for local students, our organizations are working together to create internship and work experiences within Rapids Youth Soccer for Regis students in fields like finance, marketing, leadership, health and wellness, event management, coaching, and more. Students will work alongside Rapids Youth staff to gain real-world experience and help shape the organization for future Rapids Youth players.
Elite Performance Center | FAQ
The Elite Performance Center is the home of the Elite program and will be used by ECNL teams, Rapids Elite 11U and 12U teams, Elite Development Squads, and our College Placement Program.
The creation of the Elite Performance Center will have benefits that extend beyond Elite programming. Coach Education is a major beneficiary, allowing for the use of indoor, outdoor, classroom, and auditorium resources all year round as we seek to build on our strategic objective of being a home for ‘Developing Remarkable Coaches’. New on-campus education events and services will be available to our volunteer coaches, paid coaches, and full-time staff across the Club.
The Elite Performance Center will be open to CRYSC athletes and members outside Elite programming when available. With the potential use of on-site housing, the option of creating a fantastic residential youth camp experience for our members is another exciting opportunity we are hoping to explore.
We have worked on this partnership opportunity with Regis University for over eight months now, and the financial investment the Club has made in order to set the program and its players up for success has been significant. Any new fee structure will remain in line with and contribute directly to the quality we will be providing Rapids Elite programs, as well as other Club programs in this area.
The Rapids Elite offices will be located in Clarke Hall on the Regis campus, offices #235 and #241A.
Regis University is equally excited to bring life and energy to its campus by welcoming Rapids families from across Colorado. The University has worked with us to ensure that any costs associated with parking on campus will be waived after 4:30 PM on weekdays and throughout the weekend – an expense covered by CRYSC. In order to facilitate this, a special parking permit will be issued to each playing member on their first night of practice at the new facility. Members will be required to display the parking permit while on-site.
Regis University has set aside ‘Lot 6’ on the southeast side of the campus specifically for CRYSC members. This is the car park directly off of Federal Blvd, which can be accessed from Regis Blvd or by turning left after the McDonalds on Federal. Please note that the parking lot for the Regis Bookstore and other University shops is PAID parking and that those lots are not reserved for Rapids families.