Downtown Las Vegas Soccer

Colorado Rapids MLS adidas Alliance

The Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club is part of the Adidas Alliance Program. The Adidas Alliance was established to create a working relationship between existing youth soccer clubs that will benefit soccer development through shared resources. As a member of the adidas Alliance, our players will have direct access to the Rapids Development Academy through visible scouting and direct coaching and curriculum ties.

On June 9, 2009, the Colorado Rapids launched the Rapids adidas Alliance to create a working relationship between existing youth soccer clubs that will benefit soccer development through shared resources and encouraging players to stay in their home clubs in the U11-U14 age groups. Those players will have direct access to the Rapids U16/U18 Development Academy teams through visible scouting and direct coaching and curriculum ties.

Rapids adidas Alliance clubs will also have exclusive access to on-field and in-stadium educational events with the Colorado Rapids in addition to shared resources amongst all the Alliance clubs including exclusive invites to high level events hosted by Alliance Clubs across the country.

The Colorado Rapids Youth Development System provides a complete structure that serves every type of player. From fostering grassroots interest in the game through camps and developmental soccer to providing the highest level of training for the aspiring professional, the Rapids Soccer Academy is dedicated to growing the game and the individuals who participate in it.

Interview article with Brian Crookham, Rapids Senior Director of Soccer Development, about the Alliance Benefits

Colorado Rapids Youth Development Model

Rapids Coaching Education

In 2009, the Colorado Rapids launched the Rapids Adidas Alliance to create a working relationship between existing youth soccer clubs that will benefit soccer development through shared resources. The Alliance has developed and evolved over the years to include a well respected coaching education program. Multiple times per year the Alliance Technical Director and Rapids staff come to Las Vegas to train DLVSC’s staff with cutting edge coaching content that has been researched, developed and implemented by the MLS Colorado Rapids First Team.

Each Alliance Club uses a form of the methods and curriculum that are used in the Rapids Academy. In addition, Rapids staff spend multiple weeks annually on the ground in partner markets in order to assist with the education of players, coaches and parents. Rapids Adidas Alliance clubs will also have exclusive access to on-field and in-stadium events with the Colorado Rapids. The Alliance program offers opportunity to Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club players to elite competitive events with the Rapids Academy.

                                                        

  

Staff

Danny Stone

Alliance Technical Director

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Brian Crookham

Rapids Academy Director

Alliance Clubs

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (joined April 8, 2010)

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Benefits of Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Education

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development over team success.

Elite Options

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club offers the most advanced levels of play, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.

Communications

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

Beginner to Advanced

All levels of play are welcome at Downtown Las Vegas Soccer. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.

Organization

A knowledgeable staff and the support of the DLVSC front office, you’ll find organization at its finest.

Professional Curriculum

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer provides a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the MLS Colorado Rapids professional team down to three-years-old.