In July 2022, Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University Soccer kicked off the collaborative 2022 Elite Camp series which featured 5-day development opportunities that utilize all of Regis University’s fantastic fields and facilities. These included a world-class grass match field, state-of-the-art turf fields, classrooms, indoor futsal courts, food courts, on-site residential accommodations, and much more.
All Rapids Elite camps are designed to support the development of attendees, using techniques and services that are commonly applied within the Elite environments at Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University Soccer.
Key components of the Elite Camp experience:
- Planned and hosted by CRYSC ECNL Coaches / Directors and Regis Soccer Coaches;
- Elite-level detail in the camp curriculum and execution of services;
- Field Content
- Classroom Content
- Futsal Content
- Non-field topics related to specific age and development stage of potential talent;
- Mental Performance Skills
- Diet and Nutrition
- And an enclosed, secure, and easy way to access Regis facilities across the campus.
We continue to look forward to offering players across the Front Range the highest quality soccer camp and development experience in Colorado this summer. Check out our guide below for more information on the Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University Elite Camp experience! It’s still an exciting time for high-level players across Colorado and we encourage you to learn about all of the benefits of our collaboration with Regis from our partnership announcement in March 2022.
2022 Elite Camp Leadership Team & Staff Info:
Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University Soccer staff will be combining to create a top class environment for the boys and girls attending these camps! Decades of experience in supporting the needs of young players as they develop their potential make this line-up of coaches who will be delivering both on the field, and in the classroom, an incredible resource for the attendees. Meet our Elite Camp Leadership Team Jeb Brovsky, Andrew Kummer, and Taylor Diem.
Coach Jeb Brovsky | CRYSC Director of Boys Elite Programming
Jeb Brovsky is the Boys Elite Program Director. A former MLS Professional, Jeb has held numerous positions in the organization for the last 4 years, working as a coach, Regional Manager, and now as Boys Elite Director. A highly successful coach, and operator, Jeb and his ECNL Boys coaching staff will be working directly with players at all Elite Camps.
Coach Andrew Kummer | CRYSC Director of Girls Elite Programming
Andrew Kummer is the Girls Elite Program Director at Rapids. With over 25 years of player development experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge on player development to the club and players he works with. Like Jeb, he will be actively coaching groups and sharing his knowledge on critical theory elements of elite player development at the camps
Coach Taylor Diem | Head Coach of Regis Men’s Soccer
Taylor Diem is the Head Coach of the Regis University Men’s Soccer Program. He and his staff will be on-site delivering to camp attendees. Diem took over the reigns as RU Men’s Soccer Head Coach following a three season stint as assistant coach under Coach Tony McCall. Diem also played at Regis University for three seasons, helping lead the team to a 44-9-6 record, including the program’s first NCAA final appearance in 2010.
FAQ, Refund Policy, & Contact Info:
Refund requests due to injury must be made within 2 weeks of injury or illness and must have a physician’s note included. No refund, credits or fee transfers will be allowed for any other reasons. For more information regarding Elite day and residential camps, please contact Donald Gillies at [email protected].
Why Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University?
In 2022, Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University entered into a partnership to bring the two organizations closer together and connect local youth soccer players with state-of-the-art sports facilities on a college campus. The University recently built two new turf fields, upgraded its indoor facilities, and continues to maintain a professional-grade quality grass field. Rapids Elite programming relocated to what the Club refers to as the “Elite Performance Center at Regis University” in April, and this is where all Elite activities will take place for the next decade+.
Why Partner To Host Elite Camps?
Both organizations have a rich history of providing camps for players in the surrounding communities, however, Rapids Youth Soccer has yet to share its Elite Player Development Model with those outside of its program. Utilizing the expertise of both organizations and their high-quality coaches will provide attendees with a next-level experience.
Is this for "Elite players" only?
No. All players of all abilities are welcome to attend. Rapids Youth Soccer and Regis University coaches have combined to share a curriculum and range of methods commonly used in their Elite programs. Mental Performance skills, topic-specific content, and detailed coaching are all facets of the elite programming and the coaches will be applying this to all players, regardless of “level”.
Can ECNL Players participate?
Yes. ECNL Players are welcome to participate in any and all elite camps.
What are the differences between day camp and residential camp?
The day camp will take place every day between 9AM – 4PM, whereas the residential camp will begin each day (except arrival and departure day which will be half-day) at 9AM and conclude at 9PM. Attendees will stay overnight in the University dorms Monday to Friday at residential camp.
Are parents allowed to be on campus to watch training sessions?
We want the environment created to be as comfortable for the players as possible and so parents are more than welcome to be on campus to watch training sessions. All we would ask is that they stay on the bleachers when the fields are being used. The only exception to this will be the Futsal sessions, where space is not sufficient to accommodate spectators.
Will there be chaperones for the residential camp?
Yes. There will be a minimum of 12 chaperones staying with the attendees (including senior camp management) 24/7.
Can parents stay on campus if required?
Parents are more than welcome to interact with their children at any moment outside of the scheduled activity. The only caveat to this is that we would kindly request this is done either in the lobby of Clarke Hall, or in the Food Court. Whilst we want to ensure that all parties are comfortable and relaxed on campus, the player safety element must be cared for and identifying ‘non-Rapids/Regis Staff’ adults interacting with children is important, and so doing this in a controlled way at those two locations is how we will facilitate this.
What will the rooming arrangements be for the residential camp?
There will be a minimum of two players per room, with a communal bathroom on the same floor, along with at least one chaperone per floor.
How can we request roommates for the residential camp?
If you would like to request to room with another player in particular we would ask for the parents of both players to please reach out to [email protected]
What should I bring to camp?
Day Camp attendees should bring:
- Outdoor practice clothing
- Outdoor soccer cleats
- Shin guards
- Soccer Ball
- Water Bottle (Refill station will be available)
- Indoor soccer shoes/sneakers (for Futsal)
Residential Camp attendees should bring:
- Outdoor practice clothing x5 Days
- Light, clothes x5 Days (for any downtime – Fresh Tees, Shorts)
- Underwear for 5 Days
- Sleeping Clothes x4 Nights
- Outdoor soccer cleats
- Shin guards
- Water Bottles x2 (Refill station will be available)
- Indoor soccer shoes/sneakers (for Futsal)
- Sunscreen (if required – will also be provided)
What will the food be like?
For day campers, the only meal served will be lunch. We try to adhere to providing ‘performance-related’ food options, however, we also understand that a healthy diet of enjoyable food is important too. We will use local catering as well as on-campus dining.
University catering includes:
- Jimmy John’s Sandwiches
- Regis: Fresh Fruit & Lunch Meals
For residential campers, we will be providing breakfast (not Monday), lunch (not Friday), and dinner (not Friday) every day with the exceptions noted. Similar to the day campers we will be utilizing both on-site catering from Regis University Food Court as well as some of the vendors noted above. We will cater to special dietary requirements.
Can parents stay on campus?
Yes. If you wish to be a resident on campus during any of the camps we can arrange for housing to be made available on request at a cost.