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RRDSC Newsletter
Issue 23 
Fall 2019
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendars!
"Let us Play" Program
Rio Rapids Alliance Q&A
Player Exit Standards
Goalkeeper Training Fall 2019
Fall League Schedule Information
Spring 2019 End of Season Survey Results
Kick it 3v3 Tournament in Durango!
When You Attend a Youth Sports Event, Know Your Role!
Meet Coach David Williams
Mark Your Calendars!
Coach Education
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6-7:30pm at Riverview with Chris Hurst of the Rio Rapids SC.
*NO PRACTICE DURING THIS TIME*

PACK Dirks Field
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - FLC Women vs Colorado Christian @ 12pm & FLC Men vs Dixie State @ 2:30pm at Dirks Field on the FLC Campus

* Free Otter Pops for kids * Bouncy House * Free BBQ *

Coach Education
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - Coach Education with Ray Nause of the Rio Rapids
*NO PRACTICE DURING THIS TIME*

College Search Seminar
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - Fort Lewis College Chemistry Hall 130 - College Search Seminar with Ray Nause of the Rio Rapids
"Let us play" Program
At the Rio Rapids Soccer Club, we feel we have some of the best spectators in the state and in the country. But, we want to make it better. Soccer is a player’s game. Players need to be given the freedom to make decisions on their own without the fear of failure. Instruction from the sideline as well as interference in the referee/player/coach dynamics can affect and influence the game; but more importantly, the development of players.
 
Player Exit Standards
In the Fall of 2014 RRDSC began using age specific Player Standards to better break down the process of player development. Player Standards are a great way to encourage players to work on their game and letting the player know what they need to learn to go to the next level. It is also meant to get the kids to understand what they have to do when they come to practice AND what they need to keep doing away from practice on their own. Youth soccer is entirely about the development of the whole player, therefore, it is the aim of RRDSC to foster player growth through age appropriate standards while gaining comprehensive tactical and technical skills required to play in all positions and facets of the game.

Please take moment to review the Player Exit Standards
Goalkeeper Training Fall 2019
Click HERE for details!

Questions? Contact Director of Goalkeeping Doug Ewing: dugewing@gmail.com or ‭
(480) 369-2125
Fall League Information
Duke City Soccer League :
Click HERE for schedules

Four Corners Youth Soccer League :
Click HERE for schedules
Spring 2019 End Of Season Survey Results

Click HERE for details
Kick it 3v3 Soccer Tournament Coming to Durango!!
Date: Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Time: 9am - 5pm
Where: Smith Sports Complex on Fort Lewis College Campus

Application will open soon!

Click HERE for more info
When You Attend a Youth Sports Event, Know Your Role!
BY JOHN O'SULLIVAN /   WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY 2019 /   PUBLISHED IN  SPORTS PARENTING YOUTH SPORTS

Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, The birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7 year old boys scurry about a baseball diamond, trying to hit, run, throw and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-old boys do. But then the game gets tense. Parents and coaches started chirping at each other, at the players, and at the umpire. A call is missed. Then another. The situation worsens.

Please Share your pictures with RRDSC!
We will use pictures for the end of the season slide show. To upload pictures: 1) go to https://durangoyouthsoccerassociation.shutterfly.com 2) select Pictures & Video tab 3) select your team's album 4) select add pictures
Meet Coach David Williams
Name: David Williams
Birthday: 8/28/1964
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, CO
Siblings: Yates and Charles
Spouse: Claudia
Children: Tony 21 and Emily 18
Occupation: Soccer coach (retired businessman)
Youth Soccer Club: Colorado Springs Chargers 
 
NO DOGS
Dogs are not allowed on any of the field venues and surrounding properties. This is part of our agreement with the City of Durango and School District 9R. If you have a dog with you at any practice, game or tournament, you will be asked to leave. The Field Marshall can take whatever action is necessary to have the dog removed from the property. 
  Thank you RRDSC parents & volunteers! 
We appreciate you!
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