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 Want to learn more about the Youth Academy Programs?
Download a booklet about the BOYS program
Download a booklet about the GIRLS program for the 2017/2018 Season
The Rapids Youth Academy stresses player development versus results for U9 and U10 players in this entry program into the competitive side of the club. We believe that it is much more important that we develop players within the proper framework at this age as opposed to demanding that teams must win at all costs.  If we focus on the individual performance of the player, player development and team progress will be a byproduct. With our US Soccer approved curriculum and training methods, the players will be placed in an competitive environment where the demands of training and games will best promote individual and team success for the present and the future.  

The curriculum is designed specifically for youth players; therefore, your sons and daughters will be assured a proper, age-specific learning environment.  Our philosophy is to develop skills and techniques to play, and encouraging the expression of the player and his/her ability is vital.  We want to open the door of creativity for every player.  


North Meck (Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson)
 Youth Academy

U9 Girls
U9 Boys
U10 Girls
U10 Boys
  • The Youth Academy is divided into four separate programs, by age and gender:  U9 Girls, U9 Boys, U10 Girls and U10 Boys
  • Each pool of players receives training from our professional coaching staff and has two training sessions per week (each session lasts 1 hour 15 minutes) with games scheduled on the weekends.
  • Improving technique, teamwork, and demanding high standards and discipline are the foundations of this program
  • Players play in a number of positions to improve their all around understanding and knowledge of the game. Hence, players will be exposed to multiple positions throughout the seasonal year.
  • All players are expected to attend training sessions
Get more information about the Boys Youth Academy
or Girls Youth Academy

Pre-Season Team Camp - Week of August 17th
Regular Season Training Begins - Week of August 24th

Boys Coaching Director  John Tart
Girls Coaching Director Emily McMillan
CLUB FEES
Includes fall and spring seasons (uniforms and team fees not included in this price)
 
UNIFORMS
uniform kits are ordered directly from soccer.com learn more about them here.

TEAM FEES
Team fees cover the cost of referee fees, tournament entry costs, coach reimbursements Annual amount estimated at $180 (varies from year to year) - paid to team treasurer
Denver Youth Academy
U9 Girls
U9 Boys
U10 Girls
U10 Boys
  • The Youth Academy is divided into four separate programs, by age and gender:  U9 Girls, U9 Boys, U10 Girls and U10 Boys
  • Each pool of players receives training from our professional coaching staff and has two training sessions per week (each session lasts 1 hour 15 minutes) with games scheduled on the weekends.
  • Improving technique, teamwork, and demanding high standards and discipline are the foundations of this program
  • Players play in a number of positions to improve their all around understanding and knowledge of the game. Hence, players will be exposed to multiple positions throughout the seasonal year.
  • All players are expected to attend training sessions
The Denver program will train at Denver United Methodist Church

Get more information about the Boys Youth Academy
or Girls Youth Academy

Boys Coaching Director John Tart
Girls Coaching Director Emily McMillan
 
CLUB FEES
Includes fall and spring seasons (uniforms and team fees not included in this price)
 
UNIFORMS
uniform kits are ordered directly from soccer.com learn more about them here.

TEAM FEES
Team fees cover the cost of referee fees, tournament entry costs, coach reimbursements Annual amount estimated at $180 (varies from year to year) - paid to team treasurer
 
South Charlotte Youth Academy
 
U9 Girls
U9 Boys
U10 Girls
U10 Boys
 

  • The Youth Academy is divided into four separate programs, by age and gender:  U9 Girls, U9 Boys, U10 Girls and U10 Boys
  • Each pool of players receives training from our professional coaching staff and has two training sessions per week (each session lasts 1 hour 15 minutes) with games scheduled on the weekends.
  • Improving technique, teamwork, and demanding high standards and discipline are the foundations of this program
  • Players play in a number of positions to improve their all around understanding and knowledge of the game. Hence, players will be exposed to multiple positions throughout the seasonal year.
  • All players are expected to attend training sessions
The South Charlotte program will train at the Matthews Sportsplex.

Get more information about the Boys Youth Academy
or Girls Youth Academy

Boys Coaching DirectorJohn Tart
Girls Coaching Director Emily McMillan
 
CLUB FEES
Includes fall and spring seasons (uniforms and team fees not included in this price)
 
UNIFORMS
uniform kits are ordered directly from soccer.com learn more about them here.

TEAM FEES
Team fees cover the cost of referee fees, tournament entry costs, coach reimbursements Annual amount estimated at $180 (varies from year to year) - paid to team treasurer