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About RRDSC

Creating respectful leaders that positively influence others through the sport of soccer.

Rio Rapids Durango Soccer Club has been dedicated to the sport of soccer since 1993. The purpose of RRDSC  is to teach and promote the game of soccer, and guide all players through a journey of self-development. By working together to foster skill advancement and tactical understanding  in a supportive  environment, we mentor players to become individuals that have a positive influence on others.  We firmly believe that our players’ learning experiences in the game will equip them for success in life. The pillars of this foundation are rooted in the following key areas of development:

  • Character

  • Commitment

  • Work Ethic

  • Selflessness

  • Leadership

Soccer Guidelines: This guideline is intended to serve as a template for an optimal soccer experience. Individual team results depend heavily on player and parent involvement.

Fall playing season: mid Aug. - mid Nov.

Spring playing season: early March - early June

Club Fees:

  • U09-U12: $300
  • U13-U14: $355
  • High School: $325
  • $60 Volunteer Deposit/family

**Incentive Program: refer a new player to DYSA and receive a $25 refund. Be sure to write player name on registration where specified. If more than one person refers a player, the first to do so will get refund**
**Family discount of $25 after full payment for first child**
**Child will not be registered without payment, request for scholarship or working out a payment plan with DYSA**

Average Team Fees (per season):

  • U9/10’s - $225-$290
  • U11/12  -  $300-$365 
  • U13/14 - $330-$400
  • High School - $365-$475 
 
*Team Fees are separate from your players annual registration fee and cover the cost of tournament and league application fee, and coach per diems (link to coach per diem breakdown). Differential based on which tournaments chosen by team, which league participate in, and how many players per team. 
 

Rio Rapids Durango GUIDELINES:

FALL PLAYING SEASON: mid Aug. – last game or tournament 
For High School Girls: mid Aug - last game or tournament
SPRING PLAYING SEASON: Mid March – last game or tournament 
For High School Boys: January through December 

               
     
 9U-10UU11 - 12U13 - 14
Roster Size121418
Ball Size445
Game Format7 v 7
9 v 9
11 v 11
Proposed # of games (includes tournaments)
Fall10 - 1414 - 1814 - 18
Spring10 - 1414 - 1814 - 18
Proposed # Tournaments1 per season2 per season3 per season
First practice fall2nd week of Aug2nd week of Aug2nd week of Aug
First game fall4th week of Aug4th week of Aug3rd week of Aug
Last game fall1st week of Novlast week of Oct2nd week of Nov
First practice spring4th week of Feb1st week of Mar3rd week of Feb
First game spring1st week of Mar2nd week of Mar1st week of Mar
Last game springlast week of Maylast week of May2nd week of June

 

Team Makeup: U9, U10, U11 and U12 teams should be relatively equal in ability. At U13-U14 tryouts are held and teams are split by ability into a Select team and age appropriate teams. U15 through U19 teams are structured as participation allows.

Playing Time: U9, U10, U11, & U12 teams should strive for at least 50% play time for all players. As players mature, playing time can be administered depending on effort and participation in practice. Playing time administered based solely on ability is discouraged. For Select U13 through U19 teams should determine playing time on effort and ability of players. With continued maturity of players, team selection based on creating the best possible squad is encouraged.

Added Players: Mid-Year Added players would follow these guidelines:

  1. Create new team
  2. Add to existing roster
  3. Place on wait list
  4. Placement by Director of Coaching


Winter Season (Indoor Training):
 This program is regarded as an extra soccer event. Costs for this program are independent and separate of base Club fees.
Summer Season (Outdoor Training): This program is regarded as an extra soccer event. Costs for this program are independent and separate of base Club fees.

RRDSC PROGRAMS

Introduction to RRDSC
A soccer camp for 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys & Girls

    This camp takes place in the spring and is designed for Durango Parks & Recreation 2nd & 3rd graders interested in getting more touches on the ball in a structured training environment.  RRDSC coaches will create a fun and challenging setting where players have the opportunity to learn. RRDSC prioritizes player development with a strong focus on technique and skill improvement.  As technical skill improve, individual, small group, and team tactical elements are introduced. Info

Club Program
U9-U14 (3rd-8th grade)

The Club Program has the following goals:

This program provides players with an opportunity to focus on technical and tactical development in a professional and fun training environment.  The players’ social, physical, and cognitive development is the priority each season, NOT match results. Teams practice two days a week, have league game(s) on Saturdays and occasional Sundays, and attend 1-2 tournaments per a season.  

These teams are NOT structured by ability.  The players are registered and placed on teams based on age, grade and with some consideration of the players’ school enrollment.  Professional coaches are placed with each team to provide an enjoyable learning environment through practices, games, and tournaments. The U9-U10 teams participate in the Four Corners Youth Soccer League and U11-U12 participate in either the Four Corners Youth Soccer League or Duke City Soccer League, and U13-U14 play in the Duke City Soccer League.

Select Program
U13-U14 (6th-8th grade)

The Select Program has the following goals:

At U13-14 players have the option of trying out for a competitive team. The players are evaluated on their technical skill, tactical understanding, athleticism, attitude, and commitment level. The Select program is for players with above average skills and strong drive to develop their soccer abilities. Professional coaches are placed with each team to advance individual and team development through practices, games, and tournaments. Select teams practice two days a week, participate in the Duke City Soccer League (Bernalillo, N.M.), and attend 2-3 tournaments per a season.

U15 - U18 
(9th - 12th grade)

The U15-U18 Program has the following goals:

At U15-U18 teams are structured as participation allows.  Professional coaches are placed with each team to advance individual and team development through practices, games, and tournaments. In the Fall, the U15-U18 girls teams practice two days a week, participate in a league, and attend 2-3 tournaments.  In the Spring, at the conclusion of their high school season, the girls will practice 2 days a week and attend 1-2 tournaments. For the Fall the U15-U18 boys, at the conclusion of their high school season, will practice 2 days a week and attend 1-2 tournaments.  In the Spring the boys will practice 2 days a week, participate in a league, and attend 2-3 tournaments.

What To Expect During a RRDSC Season 

RRDSC Player Standards

Modern youth soccer focuses on building the Five Pillars of the Game:

1)    Technical Development— These are the skills used to play the game, the “fundamentals”.  This includes things like dribbling, passing, shooting, receiving, tackling, juggling, heading, etc.

2)    Tactical DevelopmentTactics for youth focuses largely on decision making.  We need to understand the progression of tactics and develop the players in the proper sequence so that players are comfortable solving easier problems (1v1, 2v1) before they move on to solve more complex ones (4v4, 6v6)

3)    
Psychological Development—This relates to whether the player is having fun playing soccer and other aspects such as confidence and self-esteem, interaction amongst parents, coaches, teammates and opponents, level of motivation, and commitment.

4)    Physical Development—Fitness for youth soccer players can be largely achieved by just letting them play soccer.  Throughout all age groups, coordination, balance, and agility are key components to integrate into practice sessions.  Older age groups begin incorporating speed, conditioning, and strength training into training.

5)    Lifestyle—How a player treats their body in preparation to train and compete.  This would include what you eat and drink, how much sleep/rest you are getting, the proper treatment AND recovery of injuries, etc.  This particular pillar is one that is the most frequently forgotten.

The objective for coaches during training sessions is to teach fundamental game skills in order to prepare players for competition.  Games demonstrate each players’ and the whole teams’ understanding/ability of the Four Pillars and will allow coaches to observe what each player and the team needs to work on at the subsequent practices.

At the end of each developmental season (U9 Fall and U9 Spring, U10 Fall and U10 Spring etc) players will be evaluated upon age appropriate technical skills, tactical understandings/applications, physical abilities, and mental preparedness during training and competition.

In the following pages is a summary of the key standards each age group should be competent at in consideration to age level.

What To Expect During a RRDSC Season 

Player Exit Standards

*U9 Player Standards
*U10 Player Standards
*U11 Player Standards
*U12 Player Standards
*U13-14 Player Standards
*U15-U18 Player Standards    

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