Youth

Academy Tryouts

2014-15 Development Academy Season

Teams will be formed for the 2014-15 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.

2014-15 Age Eligibility – US Soccer Development Academy

  • U14 – born on or after January 1, 2000
  • U16 – born on or after January 1, 1998
  • U18 – born on or after January 1, 1996

2014-15 Evaluation Opportunities

  • U14 – We will evaluate players born in 2000 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 19/20.  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 19/20.  CRYSC tryout information can be found here.

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

  • May 5    7:00pm Dick's Sporting Goods Park Press Level
  • May 19  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