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Junior Academy News & Events

Donate to Real on Colorado Gives Day!

“The evidence supporting sports participation for young people is overwhelming…It has the power to combat everything from racism to low self-image, to the high-school drop-out rate.”

–Sue Castle, Executive Producer of PBS Sports: Get in the Game


As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Real Colorado’s charter is to offer the opportunity to learn and play soccer to as many kids as possible.

Unfortunately, there are many families that must prioritize paying for basic needs over empowering their child with the benefits of playing team sports. The benefits of playing in team sports are many*:

  • Kids who participate in sports attend school more,
  • are more community and civic minded,
  • get in less trouble, and tend to be more successful in the workplace.
  • According to studies of corporate leaders in the country: The number who made honor role was less than 20% but those who played sports was 70% – 80%.

Real Colorado is proud to give approximately $80,000 in need-based aid yearly to open the opportunity to play soccer for kids across our State.

This holiday season, we ask you to come together as a soccer community to help us bring the benefits of team sports to more kids through donations to the Real Colorado Scholarship Fund. All monies in this fund go directly to helping families enrich the lives of their children through soccer.

On December 8th, join us for Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide event when Coloradans come together at to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours.

Click here to visit Real Colorado’s donation page to donate now or on Colorado Gives Day and thank you for helping us make a difference for kids in our community.
(*source: Paul Caccamo, the Harvard-educated executive director of Up2Us, a national coalition of community sports programs that teaches young athletes life lessons.)

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Your Guide to Mardi Gras at Casino Real

Mardi Gras at Casino Real


March 18, 2016, 5:30 – 11:00 p.m.


The Liniger Building at CU South Denver

(Formerly Known as The Wildlife Experience)

10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134


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 2016 to the  Liniger Building at CU South Denver (fka Wildlife Experience) right down the street from Real Colorado Soccer Complex.

2015 Casino Real Goes Wild! — Let’s Light it Up! — Progress Report:  Casino Real was a big success last year and due to the generosity of our members, we raised enough money to put the first phase of lights at Real Colorado Soccer Complex. The process of getting the lights up has taken longer than we anticipated due to the proximity to the airport.  We are excited and relieved to be through the process with the FAA approving the lights and have moved on to getting the electrical design approved by Excel Energy.  Once this process is completed, production of the lights will begin and it is our hope to have the lights installed by the 1st of the year.

We are grateful for all the support and anticipating the next phase of development at the complex.  The sooner the complex is complete, the sooner our soccer community will have a home.  If you would like to find out more about the plans for the complex, feel free to reach out to

  Click here to visit our updated Real Colorado Soccer Complex page.

You won’t want to miss Mardi Gras at Casino Real on Friday, March 18, 2016!  See you there!

Event Registration and Donation Website: 

Mardi Gras at Casino Real Online Auction Catalog: 


Visit our auction site to:

  •  Purchase tickets to attend
  •  Donate online
  •  Purchase Casino Real Gaming Tables
  •  Purchase Sponsorships
  •  View Mardi Gras at Casino Real Catalog
  •  Bid During our Online Auction – February 19-29, 2016

Casino Real 2016 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 4, 2015 for $65 each.
  • Price goes up on January 11, 2016 to $75 each.

Event Details:

  • New entertainment with Mardi Gras theme:  face painting, magician, tarot card and palm readings, and more!
  • Friday, March 18, 2016, 5:30 – 11:00pm
  • The Liniger Building at CU South Denver (fka Wildlife Experience), 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO
  • Silent Auction, Live Auction, Competitive & Recreational League Fee Chances, 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 $75 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

Win a Free Season of Real CO Soccer  DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY REAL SOCCER for the cost of a Chance — $4 for Rec tickets or 3 for $10 and $6 for Comp tickets or 3 for $15!  Tickets available at the Real office and during the event.

Winter 5v5 Indoor League

Winter Indoor is back!

Back by popular demand, mark your calendars for our Winter Indoor 5v5 League

All U7 and older teams are encouraged to participate in this fun league with no practices, just games.  Players enjoy a continuous game using the walls and playing to music – players get a fun experience without the pressure.

U7-U8 (Rec only)                            Tuesdays, 4:45 to 8:15pm start time

U9-U12 (Rec only)                          Thursdays, 4:45 to 8:15pm start time

U9 –U12 (JA and Competitive only)   Saturdays, 5 to 7:30pm start time

  • Format: 5v5 (4 field players + Keeper)
  • Cost:  $425 per team
  • Dates:
    • January 5 – February 25 (Tues & Thurs-8 weeks
    • January 9 – February 13 (Saturday – 6 weeks)
  • Location: Westridge Rec Center
  • Registration: under “Tournament”.
  • Deadline: Midnight, December 5 or until league is full

All games will have a running clock with two 13 minutes halves.  Tues and Thursday teams will play on half court.  Saturday teams will play on full court.  Recommended roster size is 7-10 players.

All registrations will be done as a team (No individual registrations.)

Playing different age groups and gender is expected.

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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.

Winter Junior Academy Skills Center

Real is offering a winter camp that is for Junior Academy players and players in our Junior Academy Prep Program. Our Competitive and Junior Academy staff coaches will be involved to teach dimensions of the game that we feel every youth player can become better at to excel in development.

The dimensions that we will focus on are the following:

  • 1v1 moves and footwork
  • Ball striking
  • Crossing
  • Juggling and ball control out of the air
  • 3v3 and small sided games

Winter JA Skills Center

2 days per week, 1.5 hours per day, 6 sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Miller Activity Complex

 1375 West Plum Creek Parkway
Castle Rock, CO 80109

5:00pm-6:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm

Cost $175

If you cannot commit to all 6 sessions:

Cost $90 for 3 sessions, email me the 3 dates that you choose

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Week 1: March 1st and 3rd

Week 2: March 8th and 10th

Week 3: March 15th and 17th


If you have any questions email Skye Dregalla at

Camps Guide

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.

Upcoming Camps: 

  • Developmental Center: Can be a competitive path where players are working on skills to tryout for the Junior Academy or Competitive. For more information visit the Developmental Center tab under camps.
  • Winter Junior Academy Skills  Center: Only for CURRENT Junior Academy players and Premier Rec (Prep) players. Visit the Junior Academy tab for more information.
  • Spring Break Recreational Camps:  Give your U5– U14 player a fun and engaging soccer experience this Season. 
  • Cubbies Recreational Summer Camps: Give your 3 or 4 year old player an interactive soccer experience filled with fun games.
  • Foxes Team Training Clinics: for Recreational and Competitive teams with flexible schedulingClick here for details and registration 
  • Footability LIVE:  is an unparalleled technical training camp.  It’s our ultimate goal to take ALL players to the next level, while creating “difference makers” on the soccer field.

Camp questions?  Click on any of the Camps above to be directed to Camp coach and registration contacts.

Real Teams: Adopt-a-Family this Holiday Season


The Adopt a Family program is designed to help families in need during the holiday season. You or your team can decide the size of the family they wish to sponsor, # of families, and if they would like to include the parents. Some donors provide gifts for only the children, some provide for the whole family. Some provide gift cards so parents can be empowered to continue the holiday shopping tradition for their families and some donors love the shopping experience & the buy gifts themselves. Some donors also choose to provide grocery cards so the parents can purchase their family holiday meal according to their family traditions and / or religious beliefs.
Generosity such as yours contributes to making the holiday season more bearable for our families in need. As a non-profit institution, Children’s Hospital Colorado depends on the generosity of the community to help meet the needs of its patients and their families.

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

1) Contact Valynne Fabrizio at Children’s Hospital Colorado at 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) Would you like to adopt the entire family, meaning parents, or only the children?
4) The week of Dec. 13th and not later than December 18th, 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!

For those with a creative mind, make a movie of your team shopping, preparing and delivering the gifts.  Make it approx. a minute in length and I will publish it on our social media for all to share.  The team with the most likes will get Nike training shirts as a reward.  Have fun!

A Story Worth Sharing

As some of you know, who have participated in the past, each year I send out a sad but wonderful story of one family’s experience and emotion because of the generosity of our donors.  Well this year I have a happy fun story for you all!  As you know the person who greets you at drop off is typically wearing an Elf vest and hat, to differentiate the Adopt a Family group from all the other things going on at the hospital at that time. This past season as I was waiting up front, a little girl, about 4 years old, tugged on my Elf vest and wanted to know the following:

  • Was I a real Elf
  • If so, why was I so tall
  • If I could relay messages to Santa for her
  • How many Elves were there total
  • Why was I at Children’s Hospital and not at Santa’s workshop building toys for the little children
  • What was I doing at Children’s Hospital

I proceeded to answer her questions as best as I could as her Grandpa stood behind her with a giant smile on his face, thanking me for taking time to talk to his sweet granddaughter.  I then asked her if she had written a letter and put it in the mail herself, in which she responded she had not because her hospital room did not have a chimney and how would anyone get to her there.  After a 10 minute conversation I went on my way, pulling my many wagons and smiling because she brightened my entire week.  A few days later I was at the hospital for a Saturday pick up and as I am pulling my wagon through the Atrium I see a little girl running towards me, low and behold it was this same little girl and she wanted to know if I remembered her.  Of course I did I exclaimed, she then hugged my leg and told me she just wanted me to know that she put her letter in the mail  and as I looked up the grandpa winked at me and smiled.  I again went on my way in amazement of the holidays, the wonderful donors and all the great people and corporations that make this possible for us year after year!

Each year, for the 5 that I have been able to participate in, I meet the donors and some of the families that are nominated and they are always so appreciative, thankful and in disbelief that there are people, such as yourselves, that out of the kindness of your hearts make the holidays a pleasant experience for others.

Youth Training School (YTS)

The YTS – Youth Training School


Our Philosophy is to develop the complete player; technically gifted, competitive, decisive players, with a passion for soccer, and a strong belief in oneself.
Our mission is to attract, develop, motivate and guide each of our players to reach for personal greatness.

We train to develop and we play to win…THE REAL WAY

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Real Colorado – YTS Winter Futsal Morning Program

Dec 1st – 17th


6:00 am – 7:00 am

Recreation Center at Southridge

4800 McArthur Ranch Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130


YTS U11-U12 Players – Tuesday Program – December 1st, 8th & 15th

YTS U11-U12 Players – Thursdays Program – December 3rd, 10th & 17th


YTS U13-U18 Players – Tuesday Program – December 1st, 8th & 15th

YTS U13-U18 Players – Thursday Program – December 3rd, 10th & 17thThis is full

There are options to register and attend 2 days per week or 1 day per week.

By registering separately for both programs any player is welcome to attend both the Tuesday Program and the Thursday Program, or choose the one day of the week which works best. Players will only be permitted to attend session they are registered for.

Weather Cancellation Policy

All Indoor Sessions will follow the local school district’s weather policy, if there is a cancellation or delay start, there will not be a morning class.

All Outdoor Sessions will be communicated through the GotSoccer registration.

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 Wins Family Favorite Sport Camp or Program Honor

Real Colorado Soccer was named a 2014 Family Favorite sports camp or program by the readers of Colorado Parent Magazine!  Thank you to all our members who voted for us!

Real offers soccer camps year-round.  To see our latest camps, visit our Camps Guide.

We hope to see your family at one of our upcoming camps!

Real Voted a Family Favorite

Recreational Soccer Programs

Discover Recreational Youth Soccer at its Best

Real Colorado offers more ways for your young soccer player to grow their love of learning and playing the game than any other club in our State.

Our recreational soccer program offers something for every player, from the 3 year-old just starting out to 10 year-olds and older who want to grow through advanced skills training and Colorado Youth Soccer league play. With a 25 year heritage of developing youth soccer players in fun and challenging programs, Real Colorado has a place for every player.

Below you’ll find our offerings by age group.  Parents, please note that the “U” before the age stands for “Under” and there is a birthdate, schedule and fees chart for your reference at the bottom of the page.

Why Should I Choose Real Colorado Soccer?  Click here to Discover…

Real Colorado offers a safe, fun, quality environment for all levels of soccer. We have dedicated staff in each age group to help promote the love of the game in each child and the training of our volunteer coaches. Real offers seasonal coaching clinics, online coaching education, and boasts a recreational staff with more than 50 years of youth soccer coaching experience.  Real Colorado is a top 20 club in the Nation. Real Colorado has a structured path that leads to our competitive program, which includes skills training, camps, and a nationally recognized Junior Academy.

Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about Real Colorado Recreational Soccer to learn more.

Programs by Age Group:

      • U4 (Cubbies)

        Real Colorado’s Cubbies program is an innovative, interactive program for kids ages 3 to 4 that introduces them to the enjoyment of soccer through child-friendly themes and play. This program meets once a week for 45 minutes and is offered over a six week season in the spring and fall. Come out and join us as we teach the basics of soccer while we play Cookie Monster, Red Light Green Light and Pick up the Laundry. Click here to read Cubbies Program Information and for questions, please contact Sheryl Stirling at
      • U5 & U6

        This program is designed to offer young players the opportunity to discover soccer as a fun and exciting sport.  Games are played 3v3 for U5 and 4v4  for U6 on small fields with small goals and no goalkeepers. The focus is on developing comfort with the ball, encouraging players to take chances on the field, and learning the dynamics of a team sport.  For more information, please contact Sara Connolly at
      • U7 & U8

        Recreational Soccer

        Players learn new skills as they discover soccer as a fun and exciting sport, add goalkeepers to the team and play 6v6 on larger fields with larger goals.  Teams can begin to identify the direction they want to take their soccer experience in future years.  U8 teams can request an additional practice per week and we will accommodate those teams on a field/space available basis.   For more information, please contact Sara Connolly at

        U8 Developmental Centers (DC)

        DC offers an optional camp-like program designed to enhance the skills and strengths of individual players during regular season.  Registration for the DC program can be found in the Camps section of our website.

        U8 Recreational with Advanced Training Sessions (ATS)

        This exciting option for our aspiring young talents will bring our players in contact with some of the best coaches and advanced trainers at Real Colorado. In addition to their regular practices with their volunteer coach, the ATS Program offers 5 advanced training sessions with a skills coach to challenge the player with advanced training ideas and concepts. The location and time of this session might fall outside of normally schedule practice time to make best use of our skills trainers.

        Options for U8 going to U9

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      • U9 & U10

        Recreational Soccer

        Players learn new skills as they discover soccer as a fun and exciting sport, including learning new skills and 8v8 play on a larger field.  This is the age where players will start setting their soccer goals.  This program is a great fit for players who would prefer to play in a recreational setting with friends and neighbors, choose their own coach and continue with recreational soccer in the future years.

        U9 and U10 Recreational with Advanced Training Sessions (ATS)

        This exciting option for our aspiring young talents will bring our players in contact with some of the best coaches and advanced trainers at Real Colorado.  In addition to their regular practices with their volunteer coach, the ATS Program offers 5 advanced training sessions with a skills coach to challenge the player with advanced training ideas and concepts. The location and time of this session might fall outside of normally schedule practice time to make best use of our skills trainers.

        U9 & U10 Real Colorado Junior Academy

        To continue to provide our players individualized and team-based options for setting the direction that their soccer experience takes them, Real introduces the Junior Academy. This program is the bridge between our recreational and competitive programs for players whose  intention is to work toward becoming a competitive player at U11.  A Real staff coach will place individual players on teams based on ability and provide 3 training sessions per week.  Junior academy teams play inter-league games in the upper level of Colorado Youth Soccer’s (CYS) new “Intermediate” division.  Players are placed into this program by participating in ID Days, Developmental Centers, and recommendations from Real coaches.  When registering for this program, choose Real Colorado Junior Academy instead of Recreational.  Please contact for more information.

      • U11 and Older

        Recreational Soccer

        This is a continuation of our recreational soccer program for those players that wish to continue playing soccer and having fun in a recreational setting.  Players will have 2 practices per week, and play 7-8 games per season in the Southwest Metro Denver area.

        Recreational with Advanced Training Sessions (ATS)

        Teams choosing to add ATS sessions to their regular practice schedule receive training from the best coaches and advanced trainers at Real Colorado.  In addition to their regular practices with their volunteer coach, the ATS Program offers 5 advanced training sessions with a skills coach to challenge the player with advanced training ideas and concepts. The location and time of the session might fall outside normally schedule practice time to make best use of our skills trainers. Contact for more information.

    • Rec Info Sheet & Fees Chart

      Program Age Group Player Birth Dates Season Includes Season Fees Season Start Date
      U4 8/1/11 – 7/31/12 Meets once a week for 6 weeks $70.00 March 2016
      U5-U6 8/01/09 – 7/31/11 1 practice per week, 7-8 games $95.00  March 2016
      U7-U8 8/1/07 – 7/31/09 1-2 practices per week, 7-8 games $135.00  March 2016
      U8 with ATS 8/1/07 – 7/31/08 2 practices per week, 7-8 games $210.00  March 2016
      U9 – U10 8/1/05 – 7/31/07 2 practices per week, 7-8 games $195.00  March 2016
      U9-U10 with ATS 8/01/05 -7/31/07 2 practices per week, 7-8 games $270.00  March 2016
      U9-U10 Junior Academy 8/01/05 – 7/31/07 3 practices per week, 7-8 games Nat’l or Oly. $725.00Red & Below $625.00  March 2016
      U11+ 8/01/99 – 7/31/05 2 practices per week, 7-8 games $215.00  March 2016
      U11+ with ATS 8/01/99 – 7/31/05 2 practices per week, 7-8 games $290.00  March 2016
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