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Wield It Well: Youth Development & the Power of Sport

The power of sport supersedes the wins and losses on the field. Players learn more from sport than they’ll ever understand, including some vital characteristics that make great adults, such as quality communication and resilience.

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Next Wave Coach Academy Objectives & Components

The Colorado Rapids Next Wave Coach Academy is an effort of three groups to identify, train, and support the next wave of female coaches in the game of soccer. The goal is for every competitive girls team to have a female coach attached as a head coach, assistant coach, and/or mentor.

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Shifting the Parenting Culture of Youth Soccer

Youth sports and clubs can often be characterized in the community by the parenting culture taking place. On the sidelines or at home, parents need to understand the immense impact they have on their player and team.

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Rapids Youth Whole l Part l Whole Soccer Training Methodology

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer has been teaching the Whole-Part-Whole methodology for many years and it is now being mirrored by U.S. Soccer as a way to further develop players at all levels of the game.

Next Wave Coach Academy

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club created the Next Wave Coach Academy to provide female soccer coaches opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed in youth soccer leadership roles.

Soccer Snacks and Youth Nutrition

It’s a question as old as youth soccer itself… What are good soccer snack choices for our young players? All parents want to be sure our children are appropriately nourished, and NOT load them up with sugary drinks and candy. Here is your official Rapids Youth Soccer guide to the fundamentals of nutrition for kids, as well as some great, healthy snack ideas!