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Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club

Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club

Our Philosophy

Group players by like ability and mindset, and have them play against the right opponents, so every player can build confidence and reach their individual goals.
  • With our multi-level program and partnership with the Colorado Rapids, we offer a pathway for every player - from recreational all the way to professional. No other club in the state west of Sioux Falls offers this. We continue to open doors and create opportunities for players that were not possible in the previous structure.
  • Placing players by like ability and mindset creates an environment that builds every player’s self-confidence and allows them to grow and develop at their own pace. By forming the Academy program (our most competitive program), we are now able to create an extremely competitive environment for those players who have a desire to reach the highest levels of soccer. They are able to push their teammates, and be pushed, every day at training. The Academy intends to compete against the most competitive teams and events in the country. We will not just play in events to win but will stretch the players and get them out of their comfort zone so they become comfortable and confident competing at these higher levels.
  • When players reach our top club level, we can recommend players to train, guest play, or tryout for the Colorado Rapids Development Academy (CO Rapids DA) and the Elite Clubs National League teams (ECNL).
  • Mixing players with a wide variety of ability and desire is bad for their development. An imbalanced playing environment stresses the less competitive/lower skilled players because they cannot keep up - ultimately leading to lost confidence, passion, and interest in the game. Likewise, the more competitive/higher skilled players are not adequately challenged - creating frustration, disinterest, and a search for something different.
  • It is critical to player development to have quality coaches. All of our professional coaches bring great coaching and playing experience from club soccer, regional teams, college, and even professional play. Our coaches are required to advance their coaching education through national licensing courses and the Club’s in-house education program.


Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club
P.O. Box 273 
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Email: [email protected]

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