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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.

Five Benefits of Volunteering to Coach Youth Soccer

Whether or not you have any prior experience with soccer, we encourage you to look into becoming a youth soccer coach with Rapids Youth Soccer. We have opportunities available for a variety of levels, and we strongly believe coaching soccer will enrich your life in the following ways…

Becoming a Recreational Soccer Coach

As a club, we appreciate coaches of all experience levels and look forward to adding you to our Rapids family. We trust our coaches to carry out our developmental mission and vision with all of our players. No matter what program or age group you are a part of, we want you to be informed on what to expect as a member of the Rapids Youth Soccer team.

Winter Soccer Activities

Keep your soccer player active and engaged throughout the winter off season with the following at-home winter soccer activities! These activities are designed for players of all ages to practice proper footwork and passing techniques. That way, your player will be prepared when practice starts up again in the spring!