Competitive

About Real Colorado EDGE Competitive Soccer

 Real Colorado EDGE is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation through USYSA and Colorado Soccer Association. Competitive soccer is available for players starting at the 11 and Under age group.  The Competitive Program is broken into 2 tiers – Competitive and Intermediate.  For a complete description of these 2 programs, please CLICK HERE

  • 11U – 14U Boys and Girls: The programs for these age groups are a full year commitment.   During the year-long season, they will play 16-18 league games that are split between Fall (August – November) and Spring (February – May).  In addition to league games, tournaments, both in-state and out of state will be attended to maximize each teams playing potential.  During the “off-season” players participate in other team activities such as Futsal soccer, tournaments, and club camps/clinics.

  • 15U – 19U Boys and Girls: Players in this age group are registered through the same process as the 11U -14U age group. Girls teams will play 8-9 league games during the CSA Fall (August – November) season. Boys teams will play 8-9 league games during the CSA Spring (March – May) season.  In addition to league games, tournaments, both in-state and out of state, will be attended to maximize each teams playing potential.
    For 15U players, 8th graders will play both Fall and Spring seasons.  Freshman in high school have the option to play for their high school team and/or for their club team during the season in which high school soccer and club soccer play at the same time.  Teams may be adjusted accordingly during this season to accommodate for lower roster sizes.

    The club provides a free College Advisory Program for any student athlete interested in continuing their playing in college.
  • College, Adult Teams Men and Women: Players continue their soccer playing after high school at colleges and local adult teams.  Real Colorado EDGE offers several training and game playing opportunities throughout the year, including the summer months for those players looking to play.
Uniform Fitting Nights

Uniform Fitting Nights will be held June 13-16 at our Real Colorado EDGE Futsal Court 94955 Miller Street, Wheat Ridge, CO)  Please only attend your assigned age group date/time.

Uniform Fitting Night Schedule – TBA

 

New 11U (2007 birth year) Program Information

Real Colorado EDGE will be held a new 11U Information Night for families with players born in 2007.  We discussed the programs offered at 11U and older, including the Competitive program, programs, costs, and answer any questions.

For more information, please take some time to look over the 11U Information Night Presentation

11U - 12U Boys and Girls

Real Colorado EDGE is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation through USYSA and Colorado Youth Soccer. Competitive soccer is available for players starting at the 11 and Under age group. Teams play 9 versus 9 including a goalkeeper and the programs for these age groups are a full year commitment. During their year-long season, they will play 16-18 league games that are split between Fall (August – November) and Spring (February – May).  In addition to league games, tournaments, both in-state and out of state, will be attended to maximize each teams playing potential.  During the “off-season” players participate in other team activities such as Futsal soccer, tournaments, and club camps.

The Competitive program has 2 tiers: Competitive and Intermediate.  For More information, CLICK HERE

Teams are formed based on ability level and through a tryout process.  Tryouts are held the Tuesday-Friday following Memorial Day each year.  Team coaches are paid coaches with proper coaching licenses and safety management, including concussion training and risk management.

AGE Group Objectives: The main component will be technical. It is sensible at this age to develop technique and basic tactical understanding. Children’s capacity to solve problems increases significantly. Therefore players will begin working on basic and dynamic tactical scenarios.

Practice: 75-90 min. per day, up to 3 times per week (Select and United 3x/week, all others minimum 2x/week)
Max. Roster Size: 14 Players
Size of Ball: Size 4
Size of Field: 80 x 55 yards
Size of Goal: 6.5 x 18 Feet
Games: Games will be played in the CSA state administered league.  Promotion and relegation per year determines team’s placement.  Teams will also attend tournaments locally and out of state (if applicable).
Length of Game: 2 X 30 Minute Halves
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: USSF Assistant Referees
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

  • Home team wears Red Jerseys, Red Shorts, & Red Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Black Shorts, & Black Socks
13U - 14U Boys and Girls

Real Colorado EDGE is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation through USYSA and Colorado Youth Soccer. Competitive soccer is available for players starting at the 11 and Under age group. Teams play 11 versus 11 including a goalkeeper and the programs for these age groups are a full year commitment. During their year-long season, they will play 16-18 league games that are split between Fall (August – November) and Spring (February – May).  In addition to league games, tournaments, both in-state and out of state, will be attended to maximize each teams playing potential.  During the “off-season” players participate in other team activities such as Futsal soccer, tournaments, and club camps.

The Competitive program has 2 tiers: Competitive and Intermediate.  For More information, CLICK HERE

Teams are formed based on ability level and through a tryout process.  Tryouts are held the Tuesday-Friday following Memorial Day each year.  Team coaches are paid coaches with proper coaching licenses and safety management, including concussion training and risk management.

Development Academy (USSDA) and ECNL: USSDA (boys) and ECNL (girls) are leagues that consist of teams from around the country and ONLY play in a national league.  Teams do not play in the CSA league or State Cup.  Due to Real Colorado EDGE’s affiliation with Real Colorado Soccer, EDGE players are tracked and monitored during their progression through EDGE.  Players may be requested to play on a USSDA or ECNL for Real Colorado Soccer Club.  Selection is based on both clubs’ Directors recommendations.

AGE Group Objectives: Players at this age develop a good understanding of the game. The focus is more on tactical and technical elements of the game and less on the physical aspects. Tactical training plays an important role at this age.
Practice: 75-90 min. per day, up to 3 times per week (Select and United 3x/week, all others minimum 2x/week)
Max. Roster Size: 18 Players
Size of Ball: Size 5
Size of Field: 90-120 X 50-80 Yards
Size of Goal: 8 X 24 Feet
Games: Games will be played in the CSA state administered league.  Promotion and relegation per year determines team’s placement.  Teams will also attend tournaments locally and out of state (if applicable).
Length of Game: 2 X 35 Minute Halves
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: USSF Assistant Referees
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

  • Home team wears Red Jerseys, Red Shorts, & Red Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Black Shorts, & Black Socks

 

15U - 19U Boys and Girls

Players in this age group are registered through the same process as the 11U-14U age group. Teams play 11 versus 11.  Girls teams will play 8-9 league games during the CSA Fall (August – November) season. Boys teams will play 8-9 league games during the CSA Spring (March – May) season.  In addition to league games, tournaments, both in-state and out of state, will be attended to maximize each teams playing potential.  The club provides a free College Advisory Program for any student athlete interested in continuing their playing in college.

Development Academy (USSDA) and ECNL: USSDA (boys) and ECNL (girls) are leagues that consist of teams from around the country and ONLY play in a national league.  Teams do not play in the CSA league or State Cup.  Due to Real Colorado EDGE’s affiliation with Real Colorado Soccer, EDGE players are tracked and monitored during their progression through EDGE.  Players may be requested to play on a USSDA or ECNL for Real Colorado Soccer Club.  Selection is based on both clubs’ Directors recommendations.

AGE Group Objectives: Players at this age have completed most of their physical and mental development. All components of training can be combined and organized with the purpose of developing the highest potential of the player.
Practice: 75-90 min. per day, up to 3 times per week (Select and United 3x/week, all others minimum 2x/week)
Max. Roster Size: 22 Players
Size of Ball: Size 5
Size of Field: 90-120 X 50-80 Yards
Size of Goal: 8 X 24 Feet
Games: Games will be played in the CSA state administered league.  Promotion and relegation per year determines team’s placement.  Teams will also attend tournaments locally and out of state (if applicable).
Length of Game: 2 X 40 Minute Halves (15U-U16U), 2 X 45 Minute Halves (17U-U19U)
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: USSF Assistant Referees
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

  • Home team wears Red Jerseys, Red Shorts, & Red Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Black Shorts, & Black Socks

 

College, Adult Teams Men and Women

Players continue their soccer playing after high school at colleges and local adult teams.  Real Colorado EDGE offers several training and  game playing opportunities throughout the year, including the summer months for those players looking to play.

College Advisory Program


Welcome to the Real Colorado Edge College Advisory Program (CAP). We are dedicated to educating our players and parents about college athletics. Information of time commitments, athletic scholarships as well as some financial information that will help your student athlete prepare for college. Those student athletes who haven’t started a program can get up to speed quickly. We refresh all information and make sure all those in need have an avenue for education. As part of the program we will have special nights with college coaches who will conduct a Q&A for those who have more questions. We also hold individual team workshops as the teams get older. In those workshops the Edge staff will work closely with our student athletes to help guide them in letter writing, soccer resume building and school selection. The Real Colorado Edge wants to stress that this program is open to all, with or without scholarships we feel it is our obligation to help out in this very difficult process. We can accomplish this by helping your child with financial aid education as well as school selection. This program is not just intended for scholarship athletes.

Real Colorado EDGE College Guide

EDGE College Nights

Real Colorado Edge hosts College Nights throughout the year for all current Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. College coaches and former collegiate players will be our guests and will be presenting on college planning, the college process, academic and athletic scholarships, as well as a Question and Answer session. These meetings are a great opportunity to hear first hand from a college coach and former players as you prepare for the next few years leading into your college search.

Please contact Ryan Henkel with any questions at ryanh@realcoedge.net

Edge Alumni

 

International Travel


Real Colorado EDGE offers a unique opportunity for our older players to travel to England and “experience a trip of a lifetime”.  Teams get to experience training with England youth academy staff, attend Premier League and Championship matches, play English youth teams, and experience the English culture all in a custom trip that caters to each team’s needs and desires.

For more information, please contact David Kramer davidk@edgesoccer.net

Video – U15 Boys Cross Bar Challenge @ Leicester City