Colorado Rapids Personal & Team Training

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club provides personal training to all levels of players, from beginner to advanced at almost all ages. Schedule a training session year-round with one of our experienced staff members. We will be adding more coaches on as we continue to build this feature out for our members. To get started, use the list below to find a trainer and connect with them directly (click on their profile for their email address.)

Benefits of Training Sessions

  • Elite level identification
  • Access to indoor and outdoor fields
  • Personalized training sessions and feedback
  • Work with our experienced coaches
  • Year-round opportunities
  • Single player to full team training

Personal Trainer List

Use the checkboxes below to search for trainers in your region, that train the position you need, at the appropriate level, for the right group size, with the emphasis you need (or leave unchecked for all.) To connect with them directly, click on their profile and use their email address.

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Katie Pagel (Mental Performance Only)

Background Summary

Role: Director of Mental Performance
Licenses: M.A. Sport & Performance Psychology, Certified Mental Performance Consultant
Experience: 4+ years

Katie Pagel (Mental Performance Only)

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Background Summary

Role: Director of Mental Performance
Licenses: M.A. Sport & Performance Psychology, Certified Mental Performance Consultant
Experience: 4+ years

Coach Background

Originally from Vancouver, WA, Katie earned her B.S. in Health & Disease Biology from Purdue University. After graduation, she worked as a rehabilitation technician at a physical therapy clinic outside of Seattle. While there, she realized that while an exhaustive team of doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, strength coaches, and acupuncturists tended to the performers’ bodies, nobody was tending to their minds. Given how often she talked with her patients about fear, confidence, anxiety, motivation, and the like, she knew she wanted to fill this gap. Armed with a newfound sense of purpose, Katie returned to school and earned her Master’s Degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. Upon the completion of her degree, Katie opened up a Sport Psychology private practice, Strive Performance. In addition to her current role as Director of Mental Performance for CRYSC, Katie has maintained her private practice through which she works with performers of all ages and skill levels, from youth recreational to Division I collegiate and professional athletes looking to strengthen their mental game. She has also attained her Certified Mental Performance Consultant, as designated by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, to better serve the athletes and community members she works with.

Approach to Personal Training

Katie recognizes that optimal learning and performance requires more than training an athlete’s body and craft; for those who want to enjoy and maintain their journey with the game, devoting time to training the mind is often equally as crucial. Within her 1:1 work, Katie believes in collaborating with her clients – no matter their age – to cultivate the mental skills suited to their unique needs, interests, and growth areas. Katie’ person-centered, solution-focused work is driven by honesty, curiosity, and compassion, and ultimately directed toward equipping athletes to autonomously manage the individualized challenges they will face within the larger systems of which they are a part.

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Jordan Brumley

Background Summary

Role: Castle Rock 06, 11, 12 Head Coach
Licenses: USSF C, NCSF (C-PT), B.A. Exercise Specialist, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
Experience: 12+ years

Jordan Brumley

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Background Summary

Role: Castle Rock 06, 11, 12 Head Coach
Licenses: USSF C, NCSF (C-PT), B.A. Exercise Specialist, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
Experience: 12+ years

Coach Background

Jordan Brumley was born in Greeley, Colorado and raised between Steamboat and the northern front range until the age of 12. In 2002, the whole family moved to Haiti bringing multi-cultural and international experience to CRYSC (fluent in Creole- Kreyol- and conversational French). He started his Professional Career at the age of 16 with Roulado FC, 1st Division in Haiti. He then played for 2 further HFF teams, spending some time with the U17 Haiti National Team as a non-national. Summers starting In 2007, he joined the USL’s Cleveland City Stars (Reserves) and started playing at Fort Lewis College- Durango, CO- in 2008. He earned his BA as an Exercise Specialist with a C-PT (personal training: NCSF) certification in 2012. Jordan was coaching throughout his playing career, but began full-time coaching in Hawaii after college: 2014. He has experience coaching all ages from youth, young and old, through college and most recently Pro Academy (4+ years with DC United). Joining the Rapids in summer of 2022, he has a USSF C license and is enrolled in the UEFA C coaching course in the fall 22/23 through the Scottish FA

Approach to Personal Training

Jordan focuses on individual and small groups. He utilizes his educational foundation and player intellect to develop players with strong soccer skills and a passion for the game. He emphasizes everything physical (speed, agility, balance, stability, explosivity, hypertrophy, and all muscle related focuses) within the context of the game. Using a combination of cerebral and physiological challenges, he focuses on the mental side of the game and how it enables and affects the player’s physical attributes.

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Ryan Rademacher

Background Summary

Role: South 11U-12U Boys Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF National “A” Youth License; USC Premier License
Experience: 15+ years

Ryan Rademacher

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Background Summary

Role: South 11U-12U Boys Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF National “A” Youth License; USC Premier License
Experience: 15+ years

Coach Background

Ryan is currently the DOC for the U11 and U12 age groups at CRYSC South. He recently moved to Colorado from Houston, TX where he served as the MLS Next Director at Total Football Club, an affiliate of Houston Dynamo. Prior to TFC, Ryan was an Academy Head Coach for the Orlando City Development Academy working with every age within their DA over his 3+ years there. Prior to Orlando City, Ryan held various roles within the New York Red Bulls development system, including Pre-Academy Head Coach as well as Coaching Educator roles. He has spent many years within multiple MLS Academies and has had the pleasure of seeing dozens of his former players arrive at professional contracts inside and outside of the United States, as well as, many successful college careers.

Approach to Personal Training

Specializes in small and large group training as it benefits the most important, and often lacking, side of the American player: Decision Making. Blending the individual abilities (technique) and individual behaviors of the player while helping them to understand how they apply to the collective (team) behaviors is vital when working with players in small groups. Focus in technical efficiency and speed of thought and play is vital for the highest level player within youth soccer. He believes players perform and develop when the demands are high and is always amazed at what players accomplish with high expectations.

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Charlie A. Bacha

Background Summary

Role: Soccer Start – 6U-7U DoC, South 2010B Select II
Licenses: USSF National C License, USSF National Youth License & Real Madrid Foundation Diploma
Experience: 14+ Years

Charlie A. Bacha

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Background Summary

Role: Soccer Start – 6U-7U DoC, South 2010B Select II
Licenses: USSF National C License, USSF National Youth License & Real Madrid Foundation Diploma
Experience: 14+ Years

Coach Background

Carlos “Charlie” Alvarez Bacha played semi pro soccer from 1996 to 1999 with Pumas TUC and Necaxa Chalco as a Striker and played college soccer at Mexico’ City’s La Salle University Law Faculty. He began his coaching career as a volunteer coach for Texas Premier Club in Katy, Texas, and became a staff coach with Eclipse Soccer Club in Sugar Land, Texas. In 2014, he became Elite Futbol Club U9-U10 Academy Director. In December 2017, he moved to Colorado with his wife and daughter. He started at CRYSC in March 2018 in the Central Region REC Plus program before coaching in the South Select 9U-10U & 11U-12U Competitive program. He was CRYSC Soccer Start Director for Central and South Regions overseeing the 3-5 years old players. Starting 2021, then became the Soccer Start 6U/7U Director for the South Region. He’s involved now in the ECNL 2006 Boys team as well.

Approach to Personal Training

Every detail counts to build up the set of skills to play better, individually and collectively. “A good Technical Execution leads to a great Tactical Application”.

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Levi Boggess

Background Summary

Role: 13U-14U Boys South Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF C, United Soccer Coaches Premier
Experience: 17+

Levi Boggess

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Background Summary

Role: 13U-14U Boys South Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF C, United Soccer Coaches Premier
Experience: 17+

Coach Background

Levi is originally from Thornton Colorado and played for a club that eventually became Rapids North. Levi attended Metro State where played and earned his degree in Secondary Social Studies education. Levi has been coaching in the South region for 7 years and worked with all ages and stages that the club offers. He has also been involved the Colorado ODP program and Region IV ODP program.

Approach to Personal Training

Levi believes that personal training is an avenue to unlock a players individual skill set. Working one on one with a coach, players can ask detailed questions that pertain to their own individual development.

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Chris Gartside

Background Summary

Role: 8U-10U Select Program Director
Licenses: FA England, UEFA, USSF C, USC National & United Futsal Diploma
Experience: 10+ Years

Chris Gartside

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Background Summary

Role: 8U-10U Select Program Director
Licenses: FA England, UEFA, USSF C, USC National & United Futsal Diploma
Experience: 10+ Years

Coach Background

Chris grew up just outside of Manchester, England, where he spent his formative years immersed in a soccer culture known for its passion and love of the game. That same love of the game is still very much a part of Chris’s life after years of playing, from a young boy and throughout college, where he played for the Edge Hill University’s Men’s team for three years in North-West England before relocating to the US. Chris has been coaching at the youth level for over 10yrs. He holds licenses and diplomas with multiple governing bodies and associations, including FA England, UEFA, US Soccer Federation, United Soccer Coaches, and United Futsal.

Approach to Personal Training

Chris views success as a byproduct of development; therefore, he will always focus on developing a young player’s technique to foster good habits from the offset. The 8U-10U age group is where Chris specializes, working in 1-on-1, small group, and team settings. The use of video is consistent within his sessions to help provide real-time feedback to his players.

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Marcus Owerko

Background Summary

Role: Director of Tournaments
Licenses: USSF D License, USSF Grassroots, Illinois Skill School’s Skill Developer Diploma, and USC Coach’s Developer Licence
Experience: 11+ years

Marcus Owerko

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Background Summary

Role: Director of Tournaments
Licenses: USSF D License, USSF Grassroots, Illinois Skill School’s Skill Developer Diploma, and USC Coach’s Developer Licence
Experience: 11+ years

Coach Background

Marcus is a specialist in Skill Development, Attacking Movement & Tactics, Speed-Agility-Quickness, and individual technical training sessions. He began coaching at 15 in Chicago as a Youth Staff Coach for the Ukrainian American Youth Association. Marcus played DIII collegiate soccer at Concordia University Chicago and coached with Illinois Skill School throughout college and post-graduation. Illinois Skill School is led by former Manchester United Academy coach Kyle Jones, and focuses on developing an understanding and knowledge of over 75 specific skill moves. After graduation, Marcus worked for the Chicago Fire and coached with the Chicago Fire Jrs as an SAQ trainer for the U13 and U15 Pre-Academy teams running individual & team SAQ sessions. Since moving to Colorado, Marcus has worked his way up the CRYSC coaching ladder quickly: 2019 – Rec+ Staff Coach | 2020 – Central 08G White Coach | 2021 – Central 08G Burgundy Coach | 2022 – Central 08G Burgundy & 10G Select A Coach. Marcus also runs various camps and clinics for CRYSC including: Rapids Skills Camp, Shooting/Finishing Camp, Midfielder Position-Specific Camp, and SAQ camps.

Approach to Personal Training

“My focus lies in creating an environment that players crave to be a part of. Through passion, fun, hard work, and creative sessions I strive to develop players who are self-motivated, technically proficient, and are well-rounded athletes.”

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