Rapids Open Tryouts Underway!

COMMERCE CITY CO - The Colorado Rapids have announced the date for the club’s 2009 Open Tryouts which will be held on Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26 from 10am-3pm at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The Rapids are inviting any interested players from Colorado and around the world for the opportunity to be scouted by the Rapids to potentially join the team. Prospective players should be male no older than 25 years of age and should have extensive collegiate and/or professional experience.
Staff from the Colorado Rapids including Technical Director Paul Bravo and Head Coach Gary Smith along with coaching staff from adjacent professional soccer franchises such as the Colorado Rapids U-23 squad Rapids Academy and other local soccer clubs will be on hand to scout all participants.
Due to past popularity the deadline to register is 5pm on Wednesday July 1st. Once they have applied applicants will be notified via email whether they have been accepted to take part in the tryouts by Friday July 3rd.
To apply for the Colorado Rapids 2009 Open Tryouts prospective participants can submit their playing history and apply for the tryout online by clicking here.
Once applicants have been notified via email that they have been accepted to attend they will then be sent further instructions along with a waiver form and link to pay the tryout fee online.
Accepted participants must bring the completed waiver form along with a valid photo identification or birth certificate to the tryout. Accepted participants will also have to have paid the $75 tryout fee online before the tryout days.
All potential applicants must be pre-registered. No walk-up participants will be accepted on the days of the tryouts.
Please note that this tryout is for individuals who have completed their college eligibility only. Since this tryout takes place during the NCAA calendar underclassmen participating in this event could possibly jeopardize their college eligibility per NCAA rules.
Medical insurance is recommended but not necessary for tryout participants. Prospective participants understand that the Colorado Rapids Kroenke Sports Enterprises and/or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park are NOT responsible for any medical costs associated with a participant’s injury that may occur during the tryout. Prospective participants agree to be responsible for any and all such costs resulting in any personal injuries that may occur.
What: The Colorado Rapids 2009 Open Tryouts give prospective players from around the world their once-a-year chance to be scouted by the Rapids coaches and potentially be acquired by the team.
When: Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26 10am-3pm
Where: Fields #13 and 14 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way Commerce City Colorado USA).
Why: To identify local and international talent and give soccer players an opportunity to showcase their skills in a professional environment in hopes of making the squad.
Entry Fee: $75 per accepted participant
What to Bring: Accepted participants should show up in full outdoor gear with all required equipment cleats a ball food and water and be ready to play in any weather condition.
For further information applicants can contact the Colorado Rapids Open Tryouts Hotline at (303) 727-3577.