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2024-2025 Season Tryouts will be June 11th and June 13th


Dave Sharp

Director Of Coaching

The Select teams (U11 – U19) are coached by our professionally licensed coaches and follow the Colorado Rapids curriculum to ensure we provide the best training program in the region. Our coaches are required to advance their coaching education through national licensing courses and the Club’s in-house education program. Players train three days a week (fall and spring), and one to two days a week in winter (indoor Futsal) focusing on: 

  • High quality training;
  • Playing in the top College Showcase events in the country to advance players with college/professional aspirations and/or playing at the most competitive event possible;
  • Competing in the South Dakota State Championship and advancing to the US Soccer Regional Championship or the US Soccer President’s Cup (U13 and older);
  • Assisting players with college recruitment;
  • Going to the smartest and most cost effective events for their level; and
  • Getting proper rest and recovery.

Players will play in three to four competitive tournaments during each season (locally or regionally), and play matches on the weekends. Roster sizes may vary from team to team and tournament selection will be dependent on the skill of each team.  All Black Hills Rapids teams will work through a carefully planned schedule that assures proper work to rest ratios and players will have multiple 6-8 week breaks throughout the year. Player commitment is mandatory to be able to play on one of the Select teams.