Antti Ronkanen joined the Rapids staff full-time in February of 2018. Antti Ronkanen supports the Futures program and scouts and identifies players to enter the Academy at the U13 age division. Ronkanen is also the head coach of the U13 Academy Team playing a significant role in inducting players to the Rapids playing style, philosophy and training methodology.
Ronkanen was the head coach of the U12 Academy (2007) team that lifted the prestigious U12 Generation Adidas Cup in 2018 in Atlanta, GA.
Prior joining the Development Academy, Ronkanen worked at the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club as U9-U10 Select Program Director and a Player Development Specialist 2014-2017. During his time there Ronkanen helped to build the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club into one of the top talent developers in Colorado.
2016-2017 Ronkanen served as the head coach of the 2004 Boys ODP team for Colorado Soccer Association.
Originally from Äänekoski, Finland, Antti lives in Denver with his wife Damaris.