Rolling Rapids Power Soccer
In partnership with Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation, the Rolling Rapids Power Soccer team is the first full-time power soccer program in Colorado. Participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities. Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself to create a challenging and entertaining game. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball to score goals. The team practices three times a month in the spring and fall at different gymnasiums. If you’re interested in playing, please complete this form and you will be contacted immediately after the form is processed.
Rapids for a Day
Rapids for a Day recognizes inspirational kids in our community. The program encourages kids to continually strive for improvement and excellence in their school or community by offering a unique experience. Selected candidates will attend receive game tickets and dinner at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, have the opportunity to watch warm-ups on the pitch, and be recognized pre-game for their efforts. Candidates are chosen on their ability to inspire others, as well as their efforts to demonstrate a positive attitude facing hardships, remarkable commitment to improve their community or extraordinary dedication to academics.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
- Good behavior
- Positive attitude
- Good citizenship
- Community involvement (i.e. tutoring, community service projects, volunteer work or unique home situation such as caring for younger siblings or grandparents, etc.)
Colorado Rapids Player Clinics target kids in youth soccer associations in the Denver Metro area and focuses on basic soccer skills. The private, one hour clinics are led by designated Rapids players, coaches or alumni, and include time for pictures and autographs. Clinics are open to groups in the age range of 10-17 years old and are used to help in the development of basic soccer skills and to help provide a unique environment for youth to be involved with individual players in a positive and cooperative environment. Attendance ranges from 20-40 participants.
Denver Metro area elementary schools can apply for a Sorpresa prize package. Winners receive a visit from a Rapids player, Rapid's mascot, and the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy. Each class member also receives a voucher to a Rapids match as well as Rapids and Delta Dental prize packs. K–3rd grade classrooms can be nominated. Submissions are due by Tuesday, March 28. If you’re interested in applying or nominating a K-3rd classroom, click HERE.
The Colorado Rapids are excited to offer Team Fit presented by Ardent Mills for the 2017 season. In association with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Team Fit is designed to educate kids on healthy eating habits and their daily fitness habits. The program is open to elementary and middle school students, grades 3 -8, in the Metro Denver area.
Team Fit program appearances will take place from March 2017 to October 2017. Not all requests can be granted as dates and times available are limited due to logistical parameters, so please sign up soon.
Participation for your school or community group may include the following:
- A fitness workout led by the Rapids’ Performance Analyst/Strength Coach at your facility or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
- Appearances from Rapids Players or Alumni
- A gift bag of health-inspired Rapids Team Fit swag that will re-inforce lessons learned in the Team Fit program.
To apply for participation in this program, please complete this form and you will be contacted immediately after the form is processed.