Welcome to Rapids Elite
About Rapids Elite
CRYSC Elite programs consist of the Boys and Girls Elite Club National League (ECNL), Boys and Girls Elite Development Squads (including E64), Futsal, and Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). The goal of each of these programs is to provide an environment that is player-focused, provides a high level of competition, and helps prepare them for the next step in the player pathway.
The player pathway can look very different depending on the player, however, it is our goal to assist and provide an environment that allows each player to achieve whatever that next step may be for them — whether this is playing in college, playing professional, or simply playing for the love of the game.
Participation in the CRYSC Elite Program(s) is invite only. Evaluating players for our elite teams is an ongoing, year-long process. Current CRYSC players are constantly being evaluated and placed on a team appropriate to their development. We also scout league games, host local and regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with our current teams.
Prior to each elite program’s season start, we hold kickarounds. These are made up of current elite team players and others who have been invited by Elite Program staff. Contact our Elite Programming Staff with any further inquiries and to find out about kickaround dates.
College Placement Program (CPP)
The Colorado Rapids College Placement Program (CPP) assists players and their families with the college athletics recruiting process. The CPP will foster and develop relationships with university and college programs to create a consistent avenue for our players to achieve their goals of attending college and playing soccer. Because many of our elite level players will choose to continue their career onto the college level, our College Placement Director will help navigate the college selection process through online resource guides, quarterly workshops, ACT/SAT test prep program and assisting with Sports Recruits.
Elite Program Staff Members
|Donald Gillies||Elite Technical Director||303.399.5858 ext. 160||[email protected]|
|Eryn Rubin||Elite Regional Manager||303.399.5858 ext. 127||[email protected]|
|Andrew Kummer||Elite Girls Program Director||303.399.5858 ext. 215||[email protected]|
|Jair Vasquez||13U-19U EDS Director||303.918.9218||[email protected]|
|Matt Saul||11U/12U Elite/EDS Director||303.399.5858 ext. 209||[email protected]|
|Rommy Ferreira||Elite Futsal Director||303.399.5858 ext. 111||[email protected]|
|Diego Cerro||Director of Recruitment & Development||[email protected]|
|Brandyn Bumpas||Elite Director of Goalkeeping||303.587.5489||[email protected]|
|Jen Metz||Elite Programming Administrator||303.399.5858 ext. 117||[email protected]|
|Christie Hurt||Elite Futsal & EDS Administrator||303.399.5858 ext. 107||[email protected]|
|Jeff Oleck||Director of Club and International Partnerships||303.399.5858 ext. 207||[email protected]|
|Julie Graves||Athletic Trainer||303.399.5858 ext. 128||[email protected]|