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 U-13 age division. Ronkanen is also the head coach of the U-15 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 U-12 Academy (2007) team that lifted the prestigious U-12 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.
In 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.