[verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt]
1. to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
2. to raise the spirits; put in high spirits.
3. to raise (the voice) in pitch or volume.
It's a simple word that invokes motion. It hints at a drive to reach the next level. It embodies change and signals a new era. And it felt at home in the Rocky Mountains.
Needless to say, it was an easy decision when we went to name our original documentary series.
We started this project because we knew there were an infinite number of compelling stories to tell around this club.
Stories about players and coaches, supporters and community. Stories of the ups and downs.
Most of all, we wanted to connect the team to the fans - the lifeblood of the club - and each episode will aim to deliver on that promise.
We hope you join us on this journey. #Elevate
Get an all-access look as Homegrown players Cole Bassett and Sam Vines travel to Orlando for 2019 MLS All-Star Week. Follow the two friends as they bring fans on a first-person journey for their experience. Bassett & Vines take time to relax with Homegrown teammates in the Player Lounge, try out their modeling skills for an MLS lifestyle photoshoot and then take the pitch for the Homegrown Game where they faced Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 team in a game that would be decided by a penalty shootout.
Legendary English Premier League power Arsenal kicked of their 2019 preseason US tour with a trip to Colorado to face the Rapids. You’ve seen the match highlights, now relive the occasion by watching this historic friendly from the view of the players and fans.
For Colorado Rapids Homegrown midfielder Cole Bassett, the balance of professional soccer and school is a daily tug-of-war. Follow the 17-year-old as he trains with the Rapids, heads straight to graduation and then travels to LA and hands the Galaxy a loss all in the span of 72 hours.
The second season of Elevate kicks off inside the team meeting room at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California as players and coaches evaluate film. During this session, viewers get an inside look as key players talk shape and tactics while finding areas to improve.
The episode concludes as the new-look Rapids put their talk into action on the field as a game against Las Vegas Lights FC provides a preseason test.
The first season of Elevate takes your through a period that begins near the end of the 2017 season. In the first episode, viewers get an exclusive snapshot of club captain Tim Howard and his offseason in Memphis as well as the hiring of head coach Anthony Hudson. Episode two takes viewers through the 2018 preseason and into the beginning of the MLS campaign.
The third episode joins C38 as they take the 583-mile journey to Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City while episode four checks in with Kortne Ford and his mom Laurie. In the final two episodes, viewers go behind closed doors as key players are added to the foundation of the club. They also get a view inside the meeting room as the coaching staff review film ahead of two wins to close out the season.
Watch the full season by clicking HERE!