Youth

Academy Tryouts

2015-16 Development Academy Season

Teams will be formed for the 2015-16 season through a variety of evaluation methods.  We will evaluate players using scouting of games, scouting of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club tryouts and through invitational training sessions.

2015-16 Age Eligibility – US Soccer Development Academy

  • U14 – born on or after January 1, 2001
  • U16 – born on or after January 1, 1999
  • U18 – born on or after January 1, 1997

2016-16 Evaluation Opportunities

  • U14 – We will evaluate players born in 2001 or later at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club tryouts held May 27, 28 and 29.  We will also invite prospective players to June training sessions as appropriate.  Players in other Development Academy programs are not eligible to participate in the June training sessions.  The final evaluation opportunity for this age group will be at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club high school tryouts July 20/21.  CRYSC tryout information can be found here.
  • U16 and U18 - We will invite prospective players to June training sessions as appropriate.  Players in other Development Academy programs are not eligible to participate in the June training sessions.  The final evaluation opportunity for this age group will be at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club high school tryouts July 20/21.  CRYSC tryout information can be found here.

*Please note that outside players may not participate in training sessions with our Development Academy or Youth Soccer Club teams during the current competitive season without the permission of their home club.

Information Sessions - There are two information sessions scheduled for those who would like to hear more about our youth development programming.

  • May 7th, 7:00pm Dick's Sporting Goods Park Press Level
  • Park on the west side of the stadium and enter through the suite entrance next to Gate G. 

Players interested in joining the Rapids Development Academy teams should send an email to academytryouts@dsgpark.com with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Birthdate
  • Preferred position
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • Current club
  • Current team
  • Current league