Providing pathways for development is a strong emphasis for the Colorado Rapids and its affiliate partners like the Black Hills Rapids, and one local player has chosen to take a giant step in his journey by going to the source.
Brecken Eatherton of Rapid City has accepted a position on the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club U15-U18 competitive division Burgundy team. Brecken registered online and attended tryouts July 19-20 at Lowry Sports Park in Aurora, Colo., after which he was invited to join.
The 15-year-old hopes that joining the Burgundy team will provide increased opportunities to be seen and advance within the system. The Burgundy team practices three times per week with the Academy team at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, plays weekend games within the Colorado Youth Soccer’s Competitive League and participates in two to three tournaments per season.
The Eatherton family plans to relocate to the Denver area to support Brecken’s aspirations. Understandably, he is both excited and a bit nervous about the months ahead. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity and appreciate the support from all of the coaches and players in Rapid City,” he said.
Brecken plans to attend Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, where he will play soccer before joining the Rapids for training in November.
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