Health & Wellness

At Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) holistic child development is a pillar of our methodology and operations – which recognizes our players as kids and humans first. Our health and wellness support focuses on both the physical aspect of the game through Sports Medicine as well as the mental side via our Sport Psychology resources. Through our partnership with UCHealth, we have a Head Athletic Trainer to lead our Sports Medicine work and we are one of the only youth organizations to have a Director of Mental Performance that oversees much of our Sport Psychology eforts.

Check out our dedicated Sports Medicine and Sport Psychology pages for more information and blog posts that feature a ton of information and resources for our CRYSC members and coaches.

Sports Medicine

Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to the safety and protection of players in the Club. Since 2018, CRYSC and UCHealth have worked together in an effort to grow the safety and health resources for the club.

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Sport Psychology

Rapids Youth Soccer is committed to the mental health and wellness of its athletes and staff and recognizes the central role that mental strength and stamina play in elite performance.

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News About Rapids Health & Wellness

Quadricep Injury Rehab

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Springtime, Sunshine, and… Stress?

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Feeling the Heat

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Hamstring Injury Rehab

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The Superpower of Self-Reflection

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Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome Rehab

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Rapids Health and Wellness in Action

🚨 CRYSC x @nationalpremierleagues 🚨
We’re excited to reveal that the Rapids Central region will be the new home for National Premier Leagues (NPL) 12U-19U girls elite programming starting this fall!! The Rapids Fort Collins region will also gain 2 NPL boys & 2 NPL girls teams in 2024!

READ MORE: cry.sc/NPL-24

#OneClubOneCommunity #CRYSCElite #CRYSCNPL
👏🔥👏 Rapids Central ECNL-RL are off to a great start to the spring season with 7 wins, 1 draw, & 4 losses in their first game weekend!! Let’s keep it rolling & GO RAPIDS!

#OneClubOneCommunity #CRYSCElite @ecnlboys
👏📈👏 REFEREE ON THE RISE!! CONGRATS to Rapids 06B Central Select alumnus Alex Gerson on winning the @coloradosoccerassociation 2023 Male Young Referee of the Year! Read more about Alex’s journey to the top of Colorado officiating 👉 cry.sc/AG-ROTR 👈

#OneClubOneCommunity
⭐️😎⭐️ SHOUT OUT to @coloradorapids right-back & @mls veteran @sbeita33 for stopping by our Rapids Central 15B Select IV practice last week to meet the players!!

#OneClubOneCommunity #YouthSoccer

The Rapids Health & Wellness Team

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Julie Graves

Head Athletic Trainer & Director of Sports Medicine

[email protected]
303-828-7162

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Julie Graves

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Head Athletic Trainer & Director of Sports Medicine

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Katie Pagel

Director of Mental Performance

[email protected]
360-931-4557

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Katie  Pagel

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Director of Mental Performance

Katie’s work with CRYSC began while she was a Sport Psychology graduate student at the University of Denver. With a passion for youth sport and coach/caregiver education, she knew then that CRYSC was the type of environment she wanted to work in after graduation. Now the club’s first Director of Mental Performance (a position that exists in only a handful of youth sport clubs across the country), she is thrilled to be a part of a club that is committed to not only the physical performance of its athletes, but also their overall mental well-being and psychosocial development. Katie feels lucky to work alongside the innovative and driven staff at CRYSC that continually strive to better themselves and each other while also creating safe, inclusive, and healthy competitive environments for their athletes.

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