Real Colorado regularly competes at the highest level in our state, region and in the country. Find out more in regards to the various competitions we take part in at Real Colorado and be sure to follow our teams through our social media.
Development Academy Matches
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program’s philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition. For 2017 US Soccer has added the girls!
The U15, U17 and U19 age groups will compete in both Playoffs and other postseason play. All teams will compete within their age group in the Academy Playoffs for one of eight spots in the Academy Championships.
The goal of the Elite Clubs National League is to change the landscape for elite male and female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model. The competition platform is comprised of regional conferences and tiered levels of national competition to allow the best match-ups across the league. The ECNL also hosts National Events across the country to give member clubs the opportunity to compete against non-conference teams.
Each summer the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) crowns a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (Under 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels.
Colorado State Cup – The fall cup season is complete with Real Colorado winning 3 State Cup championships at U13 boys, U13 girls and U16 girls. The U14-U19 boys competition will take place during the spring.
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 to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
Colorado Presidents Cup – The fall cup season is completed with Real Colorado winning 2 President’s Cup championships in the U13 boys and U13 girls age groups. The U14-U19 boys competition will take place during the spring.