Competitive News & Events
Real’s Record-Breaking Year Earns National Attention
Real Colorado Soccer, a community based, non-profit youth soccer organization committed to helping each player learn, grow, and celebrate his or her love of the game, today announces the most successful year in its history, reaching new milestones and raising the club’s reputation on the national youth soccer stage.
Real U12′s Partner with Project Cure
Our U12 boys National team worked with Project Cure, a Centennial-based non-profit that sends medical supplies all over the world, to assemble Kits for Kids.
The idea for the red bags came from the soccer bag of CEO, Doug Jackson’s daughter. He wanted to find a way to connect kids in the US with underserved children in 123 of the poorest nations. The bags are filled with basic medical supplies: Band-Aids, ointments, pain relievers, gauze – simple supplies to us, but life saving to people in the greatest need.
Our team spent about $50 per bag. Some families filled four bags per player. By putting our email on a label, we will know to which country and possibly facility the bags reach.
You can read more about Project Cure’s purpose here: http://projectcure.org
And specifics about the Kits for Kids. http://projectcure.org/programs/kidskits.
Great job Real families!
Real Champs at State Cup and Poised to Sweep CSA Super Group Division
It’s an amazing feeling to share a Championship win with your teammates, family, friends and coaches. After finishing State Cup championship competitions, two of Real’s winning teams sent us their stories of that final match and we’ve shared them with you below. You can feel the excitement from the sidelines perspective – we hope these stories inspire your player to do their best in their next match!
In addition to Real’s recent State and President’s Cup successes, according to recent standings, Real is on track to sweep first place in every U11-U14 Super Group division this year. Super Group is the highest division and level of player for the Colorado Soccer Association (CSA), (formerly CYS). These two stories are great examples of the heart, drive and determination that puts Real at the top of the division:
2014 State Cup U12 girls Championship match – Real Colorado over Colorado Rush Rush 3-1
Key moment – The key to the game was the fast start the Real Colorado girls National team got off to. In the first minute a service by Avery Vander Ven was nearly finished by Hannah Joella, followed by the first goal being scored when Bri Abam effort created an opportunity for Alex Sandoval. Alex took her first touch into the penalty area and buried a right footed shot into the far post netting. This early pressure and goal further ignited the momentum Real Colorado would carry throughout the game. Jaz Ellis scored the second goal of the game late in the first half and Hannah Joella put the finishing touch on the game with the 3rd and final goal. Alex Sandoval was selected as MVP by the Colorado Soccer Association.
Real U14 National Team Boys take 2014 State Cup title
Just like 2013, it was the Real National U14 Boys playing against the Storm Copa 00B Copa for the 2014 State Cup. Real wanted revenge for the 2-1 loss the previous year and came out hard, but were shaken when Copa scored in the first minute of play off a corner kick. However, the Real team battled hard to recover and maintained the 1-0 score to half time. The Real team came out fierce and determined in the second half and were rewarded when in the 45th minute Jovany Herrera drove with the ball to the bi-line on the right side of the goal and then stopped and turned and laid back the ball to the top of the 18 where an on-coming Jake Almeida hit an absolute ‘cracker’ into the far post upper 90 to make it a 1-1 tie. The Real team did not let down and around the 53th minute once again found the net when Austin Pratte made a beautiful cut move inside the 18 and gave Real a 2-1 lead. Around the 60th minute once again Jovany Herrera made a great individual play when he beat the defender and popped the ball over the Copa goalie who was a bit too far off his line to give Real a 3-1 lead. Real continued to battle hard and was solid on defense and went on to a 3-1 win.
MVP was awarded to Jake Almeida for scoring the tying goal and providing the impetus for the Real team. He also played solid defense the whole game.
Got a story about your team to share? Send it to us at EliseB@RealColorado.net
Real Colorado Foxes Camps
Real Colorado’s semi-professional men’s soccer team, the Real Colorado Foxes, offer training camps for youth players throughout the year. The Foxes posted a a record-setting 2013 season with 3 Foxes players going on to join MLS teams. Don’t miss the chance for your player to train with some of the best soccer athletes in the U.S.!
The Real Colorado Foxes next camp is:
Team Training Clinics
Join the Foxes for a custom Team Training Clinic. The Foxes will personally train Recreational and Competitive teams for success on the dates of the team’s choosing through our Team Clinic program. 16 players attend a 2-hour training session hosted by the Foxes for 2 consecutive days. Teams can merge to create a full 16 player roster and cost per player is $50. To explore options for your team clinic, contact Beckie Blevans at: BeckieB@RealColorado.net.
New! Get your team on the Field with the Foxes!
Become a Foxes Fan and Discover Soccer Fun for the Whole Family!
Get Your Season Pass.
For only $50, a family of 4 can attend as many home games as you’d like. Check out our season schedule, then purchase your tickets at the Real office or at the Box Office at Shea Stadium, home of the Foxes. The Foxes first home games are May 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Stadium (turf) field and May 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch!
Be the Ultimate Fan.
Your player can get in on the Foxes action by becoming a Player Escort or Ball Runner during a home game, receive a game ticket, Foxes t-shirt and photo opportunities with the team. Choose your game and sign up with Beckie Blevans at BeckieB@RealColorado.net today!
Follow the Foxes.
Join Real Colorado for soccer skill building led by our professional coaches, designed to fine-tune your player’s game while having fun along the way. Our camps offer preschool through elite competitive players an age and ability appropriate opportunity to learn skills like dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and playing in small games. Whether you’re a beginner or a competitor, we have a camp for you!
We hope to see your player for a fun and engaging soccer experience during any of our upcoming camps. All participants should bring water, a soccer ball and wear athletic clothing with shin guards.
- Foxes Team Training Clinics: for Recreational and Competitive teams with flexible scheduling. Click here for details and registration
- Developmental Centers (DCs), beginning Sept. 12: Training for U8 – U10 players. Click here for details and registration
- Recreational Goalkeeping Academy, Sept 15 – Oct 20: for Recreational U9 and U10 Girls and Boys. Click here for details and registration
- Fall Break Recreational Camp, Oct. 13 – 16: Join in on school break soccer training, small games and fun. Click here for details and registration
Camp questions? Click on any of the Camps above to be directed to Camp coach and registration contacts.
Please check back for upcoming competitive camp dates
Camp questions? Email Camp Director, Lyle Lebere at LyleL@realcolorado.net
Registration questions? Email Beckie Blevans at BeckieB@realcolorado.net
In the event of inclement weather during camps, we will post camp closure along with reschedule information on the Real Colorado home page.
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Real Colorado Begins National Expansion, Close to Home
As one of the Top 20 youth soccer clubs in America , Real Colorado players can be found at the top of the local, national and international youth soccer sport. Our reputation for excellence both on and off the field is nationally-recognized and as a result, we are often approached to mentor coaches, players and teams.
To follow our mission to continue a tradition of fun and excellence in youth soccer, Real Colorado will launch a new affiliate program beginning in January, 2014 starting with its first affiliate, Edge Soccer Club of Arvada.
The Affiliate Vision
In the spirit of developing youth using the best resources, both technical and administrative, Real’s long-term vision for our affiliate program includes a network of affiliate youth soccer clubs. This network will become a national-level club association that will:
- Serve as a minor league system for professional soccer teams, both domestic and international
- Enable new opportunities to find corporate sponsors and foundation support
- Provide a framework for national coach and player development
Real Colorado’s First Affiliate
All of us at Real Colorado are excited to announce our first affiliate club, Edge Soccer Club of Arvada.
Real Colorado has been evaluating different possibilities for growth over the past few years and in numerous discussions with the leadership of Colorado Edge, we found a shared vision and value embedded in our cultures. It is our belief the affiliation with Colorado Edge will create an exciting environment to benefit both memberships and open further opportunities as our relationship matures. By becoming a Real Colorado affiliate, Edge has taken a new step to offer its players, coaches and families’ new tools that can position the club among the best in the nation as part of the Real family.
Real will begin offering our time-tested training programs to coaches, players and teams from Edge. Our players can easily be Guest Players for each other in tournaments and other events. The teams will cross-train together and help each other prepare in the pre-season by playing friendly games, beginning at U9. The two clubs will work together to provide player development opportunities for all ages.
- Coach and Player Cross-Training – Beginning at U9, players and coaches will begin having opportunities to train together across Junior Academy and Competitive teams, including U.S. Soccer Development Academy and Elite Clubs National League(ECNL) teams.
- A New Look – Edge Soccer Club players will take on the branding of Real Colorado, although the organizations will remain functionally separate.
More Coming Soon – Watch for more information coming soon on our website, or for immediate questions, contact Jared Spires at Jareds@realcolorado.net.
Soccer Shapes Lives for the Better
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Real continually seeks donations to support our mission to open the game to every child who wants to play. We also believe that every player deserves a safe soccer home where they can learn and grow, so we are asking for donations to help us take the next steps in the build-out of Real Colorado Soccer Complex.
What do we do with your donated money?
- We donate more than $80,000 in need-based aid every year to give every child who wants to play, the opportunity to play soccer
- We continue to build-out our Soccer Complex – click here to see how your donations have been used to date and what we have planned
- We continue to operate the best youth soccer club in Colorado, offering more programs to grow your child in soccer than anyone else in our state.
Below are donation requests from families in our local community and from Real, your soccer home. We encourage you to choose a ball and click it to make a tax deductible donation! You will be directed to ColoradoGives.org/RealColorado to complete your donation.