Soccer Academy Announces Tryout/Camp Dates

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids Soccer Academy announced dates for tryouts for its 2010/2011 competitive soccer teams, which for the first time will include both boys and girls teams ages U11 to U-18.

The Academy also announced the dates for the Striker and Goalkeeper Camps for boys and girls age 8-18 and the Development Camp for those just beginning or looking to improve basic skills (age 8-14).

The tryouts and camps will be held on the fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Dates, hours, and age categories are listed below.

2010/2011 Rapids Soccer Academy:

“The Rapids Soccer Academy is thrilled to be expanding our developmental structure to now include the Colorado Rapids Girls Academy from U-11 through U-18 age group this fall,” said Rapids Soccer Academy Technical Director Mitch Murray. “Our Academy is committed to player development by focusing on the needs of each individual in our program. We hope those players, both girls and boys, who want to improve as players and grow as individuals, will attend.”

Boys U-11 – U-12: June 1 & 3; 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Boys U-13 - U-14: June 1 & 3; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Boys U-15 – U-16: June 22 – 24; 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Boys U-17 – U-18: June 22 – 24; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Girls U-11 – U-14: June 2 & 4; 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Girls U-15 – U-18: June 2 & 4; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Players interested in attending the Rapids Soccer Academy tryouts need to email their name, date of birth, address, phone number, current team, and position to: RapidsAcademy@DSGPark.com.


2010 Rapids Soccer Academy Camps:

“Rapids Soccer Academy youth camps offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to learn from our certified coaching staff and first team Rapids players,” said Rapids Soccer Academy Director of Operations Brian Crookham. “These camps place a special emphasis on player development and are designed to teach players new skills, as well as improve their ability to be effective team members.”

Striker & Goalkeeper Camp

Session 1: May 24 - 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Striker Camp (ages 8-14)
Goalkeeper Camp (ages 8-18)
Session 2: July 26 - 28, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Striker Camp (ages 8-14)
Goalkeeper Camp (ages 8-18)

Development Camp

Session 1: June 7 - 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ages 8-14)
Session 2: June 28 - July 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (ages 8-14)
Session 3: July 12 - July 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ages 8-14)

Click here for more information and to register for either camp.

ABOUT THE RAPIDS SOCCER ACADEMY: The Rapids Soccer Academy provides a complete structure that serves every type of player. From fostering grassroots interest in the game through camps and developmental soccer to providing the highest level of training for the aspiring professional, the Rapids Soccer Academy is dedicated to growing the game and the individuals who participate in it. For more information, contact the Rapids Soccer Academy at 303-727-3575 or RapidsAcademy@DSGPark.com.