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Soccer Shapes Lives for the Better

Team with Real Colorado to Help Kids in Our Community – Donate on Colorado Gives Day!

Involvement in soccer and other sports has the power to build character and self-esteem, teach life lessons like integrity and teamwork, and even keep kids in school. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Real Colorado relies on donations to offer soccer to as many kids as possible.

Did you know that Real donates more than $80,000 in need-based aid every year to give every child who wants to play, the opportunity to play soccer? We still have more requests for aid than we can support.

On Colorado Gives Day, Real needs your help to fill our Scholarship Fund. On December 9, 2014 Real will join other Colorado-based non-profits for Colorado Gives Day, when 100% of the money donated goes directly to non-profits without fees, making this a great day to give (you can even schedule a donation in advance to draft on Colorado Gives Day).

Soccer can shape the lives of kids less fortunate than our own. Can you bring the gift of soccer into a child’s life?

Donate today – we are grateful for your support!

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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.

 

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Your Guide to Casino Real Goes Wild – Let’s Light it Up!

Casino Real Goes Wild – Let’s Light it Up!

 

March 13, 2015, 5:30 – 11:00 p.m.

 

The Wildlife Experience

10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134

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What is Casino Real?

Casino Real is Real Colorado’s biggest celebration of the year to benefit Real Colorado Soccer Complex.  It is a very fun, community building evening when 500 of our membership and community leaders come together to support Real Colorado Soccer Complex, via silent and live auctions, chance drawings, and lots of fun! Every guest enjoys dinner, Casino Real gaming, and great socializing, as we fund our players’ new home.  We are returning in 2015 to the Wildlife Experience right down the street from Real Colorado Soccer Complex.

This year’s event proceeds will help us add lights to our first fields at Real Colorado Soccer Complex – offering more options for practice times, evening events and more.  Want to know what’s new with the build-out of our Complex and see how Casino Real has a direct impact?  Click here to visit our updated Real Colorado Soccer Complex page.

You won’t want to miss CASINO REAL GOES WILD – Let’s Light it Up! on Friday, March 13, 2015!  See you there!

Event Registration and Donation Website:
http://realcolorado.maestroweb.com 

Visit our auction site to:

  •  Purchase tickets to attend
  •  Donate online
  •  Purchase Casino Real Gaming Tables
  •  Purchase Sponsorships
  •  View Casino Real Goes Wild! Catalog
  •  Bid During our Online Auction – February 13 – 23, 2015

Casino Real 2015 Forms:

Guest Ticket Sales:

  • Table/Team Sponsorship – the Best Value and only way to sit with all your friends!  See our Table Reservation Form above to reserve today!
  • Individual tickets will go on sale on December 2, 2014 for $65 each.
  • Price goes up on January 12, 2015 to $75 each.

Event Details:

  • New attractions including the “Wall of Wine,” Local Brewery Tours and Casino Real 2015 at the Wildlife Experience
  • Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30 – 11:00pm
  • The Wildlife Experience, 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO
  • Silent Auction, Live Auction, Competitive & Recreational League Fee, Apple Gift Card Chances
  • Dinner, Dessert and Coffee
  • Party Dress, no jeans or coaching attire, please…
  • Table Sponsorships available for different levels of benefits (most economical way to attend and only way you can be guaranteed to sit with all your friends)
  • Individual reservations available for $65 per guest, maximum seating together will be 4, when purchasing individual reservations.
  • Register Early — this is a limited seating event and we sell out quickly!
  • All Proceeds benefit Real Colorado’s Soccer Complex and our efforts to light our existing fields

Enter to Win a Free Season of Real Soccer!  DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY REAL SOCCER for the cost of a Chance — $4 for Rec tickets and $6 for Comp tickets!  Tickets available at the Real office and during the event.

Off Season Training Opportunity

Team Speed

Team Managers and Coaches,

Sterling’s Team Speed is a valuable resource that is available to all Real Colorado players during the off-season.  With games ending the first week of November and resuming in March, teams are encouraged to participate in off-season training to make gains in sports performance for the upcoming 2015 Spring soccer season.  We are highly recommending that all teams participate. To register your team, please follow the steps below:

  • Contact Kira at Sterling’s Team Speed – kira@teamspeedco.com or 720-220-8094
  • Request your day(s) and time(s) that your team would like to train (training is scheduled on the half hour)
  • Request how many weeks your team would like to train during the off season (recommended 10-16 weeks, 1-2x/week)
  • A 50% deposit is due within one week of making your training reservation
  • Contract, waivers and training instructions will be emailed back to you to get your team started

Sample request: The U15 _______ boys/girls team would like to train for 16 weeks on Mondays at 530 starting November 10 and ending Feb 23.

To find out more information about Sterling’s Team Speed visit www.teamspeedco.com

Real Teams: Adopt-a-Family this Holiday Season

Through the Adopt-a-Family program, Children’s Hospital Colorado pairs families in need with people in the local community who can help provide daily essentials, toys, clothing and other items to help make a happier holiday season.

Last year, several teams from Real Colorado adopted families in need, buying items from the family’s wish list and delivering them to Children’s Hospital.

All the teams involved said the Adopt-a-Family program provided a great way for kids on our teams to do something special for those less fortunate in our community. Without this program, many of the “adopted” families would struggle to buy their children basic necessities, much less toys this holiday season.

Your player, family, or team can Adopt-a-Family this year. It’s easy:

1) Contact Valynne Fabrizio at Children’s Hospital Colorado at Valynne.fabrizio@childrenscolorado.org or 720-777-2617.
2) Let her know the size of family you are interested in adopting and that you are part of Real Colorado.
3) Valynne will send you a wish list from a family in need.
4) By December 12th, deliver your unwrapped wish list items to Children’s Hospital where they will be gift wrapped and delivered to your adopted family on your behalf.

This program is a great opportunity for our Real family to give back to our local community. We hope you’ll join us in adopting a family this winter!

Winter 5v5 Indoor League

League is full, no spots remaining!

 

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 **Registration deadline is midnight, Dec 5 or until league is full.  All registrations are completed for a team (no individual registrations).  Playing different age groups and gender is expected.

 

All U7 – U14 (ages 6-13, as of Fall season) teams are encouraged to participate in this fun league with no practices, just games. Teams enjoy a continuous game and playing to music – players get a fun experience without the pressure.

 

Format:  5v5 (4 field players + Goalkeeper) in continuous play with walls.  All games will have a running clock with two 13 minute halves.

Cost: $400 per team

Dates: January 6 – February 28, 2015

Roster Size: Recommended roster size is 7-10 players

Location: Westridge Recreational Center in Highlands Ranch: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (see below for location by age group).

Registration: open now!  All registration is done as a team (no individual registrations)

Deadline to Register: December 5, or until league is full.  This program will fill quickly, so register early to ensure your team gets a spot!

Schedule:

  • U7-U8 Recreational teams only
    • Tuesdays, 4:45 pm to 8:15pm start time
    • Westridge Rec Center indoor turf field, Highlands Ranch
  • U9 and older Junior Academy, Intermediate and Recreational teams – GIRLS TEAMS ONLY
    • Thursdays, 4:45 pm to 8:15 pm start time
    • Westridge Rec Center indoor turf field, Highlands Ranch
  • U9 and older Recreational, Competitive and Junior Academy teams – BOYS TEAMS ONLY
    • Saturdays, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm start time
    • Westridge Rec Center indoor turf field, Highlands Ranch

Questions?  Contact Sara Connolly at SaraC@RealColorado.net 

Youth Training School (YTS)

YTS Morning School Upcoming Schedule

  • U9 – U18 players
  • Indoor classes run Sept 29th. – Nov 21st.
  • Mon/Weds at Westridge rec center in Highlands Ranch
    • 6:00 am – 7:00 am
  • Tues/Thurs at Arapahoe Family Sports Dome
    • 6:00 am – 7:00 am
  • Fridays at Southridge rec center in Highlands Ranch
    • 6:00 am – 7:00 am

YTS Morning School Winter Schedule

  • U9 – U18 players
  • Indoor classes run Dec 2nd. – Dec. 18th
  • Tuesdays – Fridays in the Auxiliary Gym at Highlands Ranch High School
    • 6:00 am – 7:00 am

The YTS Morning Program

Our Mission… is to attract, develop and motivate the top players by providing the best environment for learning.

The ‘Real Experience.’

Our Vision… is to be the destination of choice for the best 8-18 year olds in the south Denver Metro area and beyond.  Our desire is to work with the best and most committed soccer players… Help our soccer-students achieve their full potential and encourage a constant reach for improvement.

Our Focus… is to develop technically superior, driven, independent thinking, winners; in soccer and in life.

YTS Player’s Pass

Our flexible YTS Player’s Pass helps you maximize your player training options…

You’re in control of reaching your potential… you decide when to sleep in and when to get up and get better.

Our YTS Player’s Pass or punch card system allows families to prepay for sessions and only be charged for the sessions their child attends

 

Registration and Payment:

YTS uses the program EZFacility, an online scheduling and management tool, for registration and payment.

Please use this link Click Here to sign in.

Tuition & Fees:

Tuition:

  • Starter Pass: 4 Classes = $25/class = $100
  • Class Pass: 10 Classes = $20/class = $200
  • Semester Pass: 20 Classes = $15/class = $300

Fees:

  • The YTS Player’s Badge = Earn the right to wear it!
  • Completed a minimum of 10 hours (10 classes) and earn your YTS Player’s Badge.
  • The Badge will cost $5 for one Real Colorado Training Top or $8 for both.
    • Boys: Black Training Top, optional Gray Training Top
    • Girls: Yellow Training Top, optional Gray Training Top
  • Training Tops will be collected, printed and returned. (Allow 7 days)
  • Collections Schedule – TBA

Questions? Contact program administrators at YTS@realcolorado.net.

 

Parents…

  • YTS Player’s Pass options and benefits.
    • The YTS Starter 4 Pass… provides 4 classes and allows a player and parent to determine readiness for the program.
    • The YTS Class 10 Pass… provides 10 classes at a discounted rate and encourages players and parents to find a class or group of classes which work best for them or siblings to determine readiness for the program.
    • The YTS Semester 20 Pass… provides 20 classes and the investment of time, energy and money will go further. This option allows the most committed and supported player to attend 2 or more classes per week or multiple siblings to take advantage of more class offerings

Coaches…

Our Aim for every YTS Student:

  • Technically excellent
  • Mentally strong
  • Confident
  • Independent thinker
  • Soccer Intelligent
  • Physically ready
  • Easy to coach
  • Always eager to learn

Supporting our Team Head Coaches & Trainers:

  • aligning the morning classes to complement each team’s training plan
  • Consideration for individual team’s game schedules.
  • proper instruction to support your message
  • quality touches
  • lots of opportunities in front of goal
  • low intensity workouts
  • position specific classes
  • functional training
  • Session guide
  • Periodization
  • Club and Age Group Themes
  • Standards, benchmarks and conduct
  • Players and Parents have clear visibility of targets at all levels of development
  • Every player will feel special and valued
  • A member of the Real Family
  • Player evaluations Zoom Reports
  • A well rounded individual… and a credit to us all.
  • We train to help you win!

“Training drives development”

 

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.

Read the full release here!

 

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.

 

U12 Girls State Cup Champions

U12 Girls State Cup Champions

 

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.

 

U14 Boys State Cup Champions

U14 Boys State Cup Champions

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

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New! Get your team on the Field with the Foxes!

We need teams to sign up to be ball runners during our home games.  We can take 8 players per team for each home game.  Check our game schedule here and sign up with BeckieB@RealColorado.net.

 

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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.

Follow the Real Colorado Foxes on Facebook or on Twitter to keep up with the latest Foxes action!

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