瑞吉斯大学, Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer partner to bring elite youth, women’s professional sports to North Denver

Regis scholarships worth up to $100,000 over four years will be available to participants

 

瑞吉斯大学 和 the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club are partnering to establish the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Elite Performance Center bring premier youth sports to Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus starting in May.

Regis 和 Rapids Youth will also partner to offer academic college scholarships — worth up to $100,000 over four years — to qualifying youth participants in the club. In addition, there will be internship opportunities within the club for 瑞吉斯大学 students.

Two new Regis sports facilities — the illuminated, 190,000-square-foot artificial turf soccer field 和 the domed Berce Athletic Center — 和 Regis’ premier natural grass soccer pitch will host 12 boys 和 girls Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) teams 和 its Elite Development Squads (EDS) for practices 和 games. More than 600 youth athletes participate on these teams.

The Colorado Rapids Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) team, which won the 2021 Mountain Conference championship, also will use the fields for its practices 和 games. 19,500-square-foot Berce center also will be the national headquarters for the Rapids Youth’s national 和 local futsal program starting this summer.

“We are excited to welcome Rapids Youth soccer to our campus so the kids 和 their families can enjoy competing at our new state-of-the-art facilities,科迪·蒂茨说, interim president of Regis. “青年, professional 和 collegiate athletes all playing here will enhance an already vibrant community here in Northwest Denver. The Rapids Youth Club is a wonderful addition.”

Regis’ student dormitories 和 food service will be used for Elite summer 和 winter soccer 和 futsal residential camps.

“Having 瑞吉斯大学 as the home base for our Elite programming will provide the program with the highest-quality training 和 playing facilities in Colorado as well as a central location for our membership across the Front Range,亚伦·内格尔说, executive director of the soccer club. “This partnership helps us to achieve our vision of creating Colorado’s most elite soccer 和 futsal training environment.”

俱乐部, which is associated with the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team based in Commerce City, 提供营, leagues 和 tournaments from three-years-old to professional with year-round programs serving 13,000 youth from Fort Collins to Castle Rock seasonally.

Teets thanked Thomas Gilhooly, executive director of Higher Learning Partners at 瑞吉斯大学, 和 体育运动 Director David Spafford for their vision 和 hard work to secure the Rapids Youth agreement with Regis, 和 the soccer club’s Nagel for being a tremendous partner who exemplifies Regis’ core values of care for the whole person.

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成立于1877年, 瑞吉斯大学 is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, 意义和服务. 瑞吉斯大学, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has three campus locations in the Denver metro area 和 extensive online program offerings with more than 6,000 enrolled students. Regis competes in 12 NCAA sports in Division II. For more information, visit www.瑞吉斯.edu.