Since its inception, Real Colorado soccer has strived to create the highest standards for player development. The girl’s platform has changed over the years, being US Youth Soccer in the 90’s, Red Bull – Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) for a number of years and the last 2 ½ years, the US Soccer Development Academy. Throughout these times, the one consistent piece has been the dedication of our staff to the highest level of development and opportunity for our players.
As we are determined to continue to set the standard for youth clubs in Colorado and beyond, and in exploring the opportunities in front of us, we have decided to re-engage with the ECNL for the development of our players beginning the Fall of 2020 for our girls programs. With the ECNL’s core values of Innovation, Respect, Opportunity, Development and Excellence falling closely in line with ours, their focus on the college exposure model, and the ability to expand our national league program to involve the top two teams from Real Colorado in the U13-U19 age groups, it was the right decision for Real Colorado.
How we play the game is important regardless of the platform we play it on and we remain strongly committed to finishing up our season in the US Soccer Development Academy as we strive to win Cup Championships in two (2) age groups and National Championship in four (4) age groups.
It is also extremely important to note this is only for the girls side. What is best for one is not what is necessarily best for the other. The boys side will continue to support the US Soccer Development Academy with our 1st teams, where our players are competing against the best in the country, including the MLS clubs, and the Elite Clubs National league for our 2nd teams.
We will be sure to offer more information related to the details over the coming days and weeks including player placement dates. Thank you for your commitment to Real Colorado and we look forward to the exciting chance to continue being a leader in the development and success of soccer in the United States.