Competitive News & Events
National Competitions Continue This Weekend
Each year brings about new challenges and highlights the motivation and commitment of our youth as they continue pursuing their dreams of being one of the best youth soccer teams in the United States.
The USYS National Championship series also began this past weekend. The National Championship series consists of a year long series of tournaments beginning with the first stage of competing for a State Championship, followed by a Regional Championship for the State winners, and ending with a National Championship tournament for the Regional winners. Real Colorado has won nearly 50 state championships, several regional championships and in 2006 our 89/90 Real Colorado girls won our 1st USY National Championship. Recently, our U12 and U14 boys teams reached the Regional Semi Finals in Hawaii.
State Cup Semi-Finals
April 27th – All games at Aurora Sports Park
- Real Colorado National Girls U13 vs Arsenal Gold – 9:00 am ASP #18
- Real Colorado National Girls U12 vs Colorado Storm North Royal – 11:15 AM ASP #18
- Real Colorado National Boys U15 vs Guadalajara Chivas - 1:30 PM ASP #17
- Real Colorado National Boys U14 vs Pride Predators – 1:30 PM ASP #18
- Real Colorado National Boys U17 vs FC Boulder – 4:00 PM ASP #18
- Real Colorado National Boys U13 vs Colorado United White – 4:00 PM ASP #21
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional and national levels of US Youth Soccer.
Presidents Cup Finals
April 13th – All games played at Stenger Soccer Complex
- Real Colorado Olympico Boys U18 vs Pride Copa - 10:00 AM, Stenger #17
- Real Colorado Olympico Boys U14 vs Vail Valley - 9:30 AM, Stenger #15
- Real Colorado Olympico Boys U15 vs Vail Valley – 11:30 AM, Stenger #15
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.
- Developmental Centers: for U8-U10 Recreational and Junior Academy players, begins April 25. Click here for details
- Recreational Goalkeeper Academy: for U9-U10 goalkeepers, Mondays, April 7-28. Click here for details
- Pre-Tryout Camp: for Recreational U8-U10 players, May 19 – 21. Click here for details
- Summer Recreational Soccer Camps: for ages 4 – 13, June 23-26 and July 14-17, 2014. Click here for details
- Footability Live: for ages 7 – 15, July 7-10. Click here for details
Camp questions? Click on any of the Camps above to be directed to Camp coach and registration contacts.
New! Pre-Season Conditioning Camp with Real Colorado and Team Speed
All U9 – U14 Boys and Girls are invited to join Real competitive program coaches and fitness trainers from Team Speed for a pre-season fitness and training camp.
- March 4 – 6, 2014
- 4:30pm – 6:00pm
- $90 per player
- Real Colorado Soccer Complex
Camp will begin with stretching, speed, agility & quickness and strength training exercises taught by Sterling Joseph and sports fitness experts from Team Speed. Then, Real Colorado competitive coaches will help players prepare for the upcoming season with touches on the ball, technical footwork, ball striking, and other small group skill building.
This camp will help players start the season with a high level of fitness to avoid injuries, increase speed, agility and reaction time, plus improve flexibility, core strength and power.
Visit Team Speed: www.teamspeedco.com
This is a new camp that offers a great opportunity for pre-season training on its own or in combination with other training programs.
In the event of inclement weather, we will post Camp closure along with reschedule information on the Real Colorado home page.
Camp questions? Email Camp Director, Lyle Lebere at LyleL@realcolorado.net
Registration questions? Email Cindy Thomas at Cindyt@realcolorado.net
Take your technical speed to new heights and dominate your opponent with the Footability LIVE experience. It’s our ultimate goal to take ALL players to the next level while producing “difference makers” on the soccer field. The staff assembled for our camps is second to none, including former professional players, college coaches, current college players, and TOP professional club coaches. We will provide the utmost professionalism in an environment conducive to having fun while learning.
- July 7-10, 2014
- Boys and Girls ages 7-15 welcome!
- 9:00 a.m. – Noon daily
- Rocky Heights Middle School and Rock Canyon High School
- $260.00 (includes Footability T-shirt and soccer ball)
- Visit Footability.com for more information and to register!
How to Make a Payment
Log in to your family account
Click on the HOME icon (picture of house in top right corner)
Choose the ACCOUNTING tab
Click on SELECT (left column) next to the season you are making a payment on
Click ADD PAYMENT (yellow tab above right column)
Scroll down to the shopping cart and CHECKOUT
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.
Real Development Academy Player Earns Player of the Week
Real Advances 4 Teams in National Competitions
Presidents Cup Update – Sept. 22nd, 2013 –
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. Real Colorado advanced 2 teams into the semi finals on Sunday Sept 15th! Games will be played at both Stenger Soccer Complex. The completed Presidents Cup schedule can be found here.
- U11 Boys National vs Arsenal Gold – Stenger Soccer Complex #1 – 9:00 am
- U13 Boys Olympico vs Guadalajara Chivas Blue - Stenger Soccer Complex #23 – 9:00 am
- U13 Girls Red vs Colorado Rush Azul – Stenger Soccer Complex #2 – 11:00 am
State Cup Update – Sept. 22nd, 2013 -
The US Youth National Championship series consists of a year long series of tournaments beginning with the first stage of competing for a State Championship, followed by a Regional Championship for the State winners and ending with a National Championship tournament for the Regional winners. Real Colorado’s Athletico U16 girsl team will play in the semifinals at Aurora Soccer Park this Sunday. The full US Youth National Championship Series State Cup schedule can be found here.
- U16 Girls Athletico vs Westminster Samba – ASP #16 – 11:00 am
Don’t forget to check out our Real Colorado Facebook page for great photos and results from the competitions.
Get Your Player on the Colorado Rapids Field!
It’s the last home game of the Colorado Rapids season and they’ve invited Real Colorado players to watch the game and walk on the field during warm-ups!
See the Colorado Rapids in action at a special price – just $23 (Face value $40) when you purchase your tickets using the link below. Then, take advantage of a special invitation to walk the field as the players warm-up.
Real Colorado families who purchase tickets using the link below will receive the discounted tickets and instructions on how to gain field access. Tickets are on sale until October 11th – don’t miss out!
Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, October 19th at 4:00pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
To purchase: http://www.rapidstix.com/realcoloradosc
Real Colorado players, coaches, family members and guests affiliated with the Real Colorado that purchases a ticket will also will receive a Rapids beanie. Real Colorado players and coaches will also have the opportunity to walk around the field during warm ups as well as be recognized as a club during our Youth Soccer Parade. Wearing your Real Colorado colors is strongly recommended!
A portion of each ticket price will also be donated to Real Colorado!