2020-21 Development Academy Season

Colorado Rapids Academy teams will be formed for the 2020-21 season through a variety of evaluation methods. We will evaluate players using scouting of games, scouting of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club tryouts and through invitational training sessions.

2020-21 Age Eligibility—US Soccer Development Academy

  • U12 – born on or after January 1, 2009
  • U13 – born on or after January 1, 2008
  • U14 – born on or after January 1, 2007
  • U15 – born on or after January 1, 2006
  • U17 – born on or after January 1, 2004
  • U19 – born on or after January 1, 2002

*Players should plan for tryouts by the year they were born, not the label on the age group.

If you would like to be added to our database for an evaluation please fill out our 2020-21 tryout interest form.

2020-21 Evaluation Opportunities

  • U13 and U14 — We will evaluate players born in 2006 or later at the Colorado Rapids Academy ID Sessions. Due to the current suspension of all Academy activities due to COVID -19 virus, we are not setting specific dates for the ID sessions at this time. We will be reaching out with information once specific times & dates are confirmed. We will also invite prospective players to Academy training sessions as appropriate. Current U12 (2008), U13 (2007) and U14 (2006) players in other Development Academy programs (Real Colorado, Pride SC, FC Boulder, Colorado Rush) are not eligible to participate in evaluation sessions until May 1.
  • U15, U17 and U19 — We will invite prospective players to June training sessions as appropriate. Current U15 (2005), U17 and U19 players in other Development Academy programs (Real Colorado) are not eligible to participate in the June training sessions and may not have on field evaluations until after July 1. The final evaluation opportunity for this age group will be at the Colorado Rapids Academy ID sessions. Due to the current suspension of all Academy activities due to COVID -19 virus, we are not setting specific dates for the ID sessions at this time. We will be reaching out with information once specific times & dates are confirmed. 

Players from outside the Colorado Rapids Homegrown Territory (States of Colorado and New Mexico) are subject to MLS homegrown territory restrictions.

Also, please note that players ages 10 to 18 must abide by FIFA international transfer regulations so we are not accepting international tryout applications.