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RRDSC Newsletter
Issue 26
Spring 2021
In This Issue
Message from RRDSC
Return to Play Protocol
Mark Your Calendars!
Goalkeeper Training Spring 2021
SpringSchedule Information
Fall 2020 End of Season Survey Results
Player Exit Standards
2021 EIS Durango Shootout
Youth Sports is a Journey, Not a Destination
Rio Rapids Alliance Q&A
Dear RRDSC Members,

As the spring season approaches, we are proud to say that the feeling among our staff, coaches, and players and parents is one of genuine excitement because of the successful fall 2020 season! We had a safe and fun return to play. Colorado Soccer Association reported that not one case of COVID-19 was attributed to organized soccer in Colorado. We will continue to implement the same safety policies and process that we used last fall for all our teams with such things as using TeamSnap to do player and coach health checks, coaches will wear masks at all times, sanitize equipment after all practices and games, and follow the Return to Play Protocol.

To continue to provide a safe environment there needs to be a collective effort with all involved including coaches, parents, players, and spectators adhering to the both RRDSC and official health guidelines and parameters and county regulations. Failing to do so could jeopardize our players, coaches, and spectator’s health, and potentially limit or even suspend the spring soccer season.

Please read Colorado Soccer Association's Return to Play Guidelines.

We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience, help, and support. Because of everyone’s efforts last fall we were able to not only provide training sessions for the players, but also Saturday games and safely host a tournament! Looking forward to seeing you out on the fields!

Rio Rapids Durango SC
RRDSC Return to Play Protocol
1) Players out on the field 25 minutes prior to kick off to warm up. No sooner.
2) Parents stay in car until 5 minutes prior to kick off. 
3) At the end of game, please clear the field quickly so the next group can move on.
4) The teams will be on opposite sidelines
5) The parents will sit on the same sideline as their player but distanced from the coach and players.
6) The players are not required to wear masks on the field
7) Players on the sideline have to wear a mask and be 6 ft from other players and coach. No team benches as this does not promote distancing
8) Referees do not have to wear a mask
9) Coach wears a mask at all times
10) It is recommended that parents wear a mask but not required.

Mark Your Calendars!

Coach Education Session with Jordan Wildman of Bodo Athletics
Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:00pm at Bodo Athletics

College Advisory Program with Director of Coaching Jimmy Hall
Tuesday, April 6, 6-7pm via Webex

2021 EIS Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament
May 7-9, 2021, Durango, CO

Goalkeeper Training Spring 2021
Dates April 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10
Time: 5:30-6:15pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Morgan Hugus

Dates April 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10
Time: 6:15-7pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Morgan Hugus & Emily Badgley

Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Janet Moser & Edgar Anaya

Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Janet Moser & Edgar Anaya

Questions? Contact Director of Goalkeeping Doug Ewing: or ‭(480) 369-2125
Spring Team Schedules
No League Play. Schedules are in the process of being created by the Directors.
Fall 2020 End of the Season Surveys
We want to thank everyone involved for their hard work, commitment and flexibility that was required in order for us to have a Fall Season. Although it looked quite different with the pandemic, overall the feedback the club received was overwhelmingly positive. Parents, players and coaches alike were simply grateful for the opportunity to be outside playing soccer. The results of the Fall 2020 survey have been analyzed and reviewed by staff and the survey committee. Thank you to everyone who completed a survey or discussed your issues with a Board Member. Your feedback helps identify what worked well in the Fall as well as a few specific issues that are being addressed going into the Spring 2021 Season. As the club prepares for the upcoming season, we anticipate that the COVID-19 protocols may still be in place. We will be carefully considering roster size, coach availability, games with teams from outside the area, communication regarding last minute changes, tournament opportunities, and hosting the 2021 EIS Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament.
Again, thank you to those who completed the survey and reached out to the club. Your input is valuable and helps us continually improve.
Click HERE to see results

RRDSC 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
Please Share your pictures with RRDSC!
We will use pictures for the end of the season slide show. To upload pictures: 1) go to 2) select Pictures & Video tab 3) select your team's album 4) select add pictures
Bodo Athletics is excited to be in partnership with RRDSC. Bodo Athletics was founded in 2019 by Jordan Wildman and Benson Fletcher. It is a gym that embodies virtuosity, resilience, prosperity, strength and confidence to promote both physical and mental well-being. Jordan Wildman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sports Psychologist. Jordan was a NCAA collegiate swimmer at Kenyon College and has been coaching various sports for 25 years at the youth, high school and adult level. Benson is a Level 3 Certified CrossFit Trainer, USAW Level 2 Coach and Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Benson has over a decade of coaching experience and brings with him many high level fitness certifications.

In partnership with RRDSC, Jordan will be offering coach education nights during the spring and fall. She will also be sending out monthly newsletters to the coaches addressing some of the following topics: coach/player communication, coach/parent communication, avoiding burnout, building trust with the players and coaches, key elements of practice structure from the sports psychology perspective and stress reduction on and off the field as well as continuing to address the key areas of development: Character, Commitment, Work, Ethic, Selflessness, and Leadership.

In addition, Bodo Athletics will be offering 10% off all memberships to all RRDSC members and parents. We offer CrossFit memberships, Unlimited Memberships (CrossFit, Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Weightlifting, Open Training and Nutrition Coaching), Youth and Teen Memberships as well as Personal Training. We are looking forward to a great partnership!
Thank you to Honeyville for donating hand sanitize for all our teams!

We are excited for the 2021 EIS Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament!
Date: May 7-9, 2021

Youth Sports is a Journey, Not a Destination
COVID. Demonstrations and riots. Divisive politics. Home schooling. Wildfires. Smoke.
As a coach for 30 years, and a parent for nearly 15 of those years, I am probably like most of you in that I cannot remember a crazier, more stressful, anxiety inducing year than 2020. It seems every time we take one step forward, we take another step backwards this year. This is especially true as we try and create opportunities for children to move and socialize safely in sports.

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. 
 * Advanced Concrete Solutions * Alpenglow Properties, LLC * Ascent Consulting - Jason Quenzler * Balcony Bar & Grill * Bank of Colorado * Evergreen Tennis Courts, Inc. * FCI Constructors, Inc. * Fredrick, Zink & Associates, PC * Judy Mora - Remax * Kiwanis Club of Durango * Max Hutcheson, The Durango Team, Wells Group of Durango * Leavitt Insurance Group of Durango * Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center * Pediatric Partners of the Southwest * Purgatory * The Payroll Department * Scapegoat Landscaping * The Wells Group *
 Thank you RRDSC parents & volunteers! 
We appreciate you!

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