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RRDSC Newsletter
Issue 28
Spring 2022
In This Issue
Message from RRDSC
Mark Your Calendars!
Free Youth Mental Health Sessions
Goalkeeper Training Spring 2022
Spring Team Schedule Information
Player Exit Standards

Call for Coaches
2022 EIS Durango Shootout
How to Help Your Athlete Build Great Habits and Break the Bad ones by John O'Sullivan
Rio Rapids Alliance Q&A
Dear RRDSC Members,

Happy Spring Break! When we all return from spending time with family and friends we will be out on the grass and practicing on the fields! A few teams did start the spring campaign with games at the Duke City Soccer League (DCSL) and tournaments in Phoenix and Las Vegas. After we return from break everyone will be in action in both Four Corners Youth Soccer League, DCSL and tournament play.

I would like to acknowledge the resilience of all the members in the club by adapting and being flexible during this time of unpredictability. This winter we were not allowed to rent indoor space from the school district. This inhibited some of what we could do for winter training and prepping for early season games. However, we were able to conduct our first ever Indoor Futsal League. We had 12 teams participate and played a total of 57 games. We have great hopes of continuing this league in the future. Congrats to all the Futsal Champions!

As we gear up for the spring season we are also preparing for the 2022 Energy Inspection Services Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament (May 20-22, 2022). This is the 27th year of the event, and though it is not on our traditional weekend we are grateful to be able to hold the tournament. This is the largest fundraiser for the club and is ramping up to be another great success for the whole community. Keep an eye out for information on volunteer opportunities as we get closer to the event.

See you out on the fields!

Rio Rapids Durango SC

Mark Your Calendars!
Coach Education with Ray Nause (Director of Coaching Education & Development of Rio Rapids)
Sunday, April 3rd, 5-6:30pm at Pueblo Community College on Durango High School Campus

2022 EIS Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament
May 20-22, 2022

Kick it 3v3 Tournament
July 16, 2022 - Durango, CO

The added stress, lack of connection, and routine disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on mental health, especially in our youth. Thanks to Colorado's I Matter Program, all youth 18 years of age or younger are eligible for three (or more) FREE counseling sessions with a licensed provider through June 30, 2022!
Goalkeeper Training Spring 2022
Dates: April 4 start date 7 sessions
Time: 6:00-6:45pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Travis/Nils
Dates April 4 start date 7 sessions 
Time: 6:45-7:30
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Travis/Nils
Dates: April 6 start date 7 sessions 
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Edgar/Nils
Dates: April 6 start date 7 sessions 
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Smith Sports Complex
Coach: Edgar/Nils

Questions? Contact Director of Goalkeeping Janet Mosher: [email protected] or ‭(970) 759-4971
Spring Team Schedules
Duke City Soccer League Schedules

Four Corners Youth Soccer League Schedules
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
RRDSC is expanding coaching opportunities, hiring across all levels of the Club!
Contact Kate Kelly at [email protected] or 970-946-7719 for more information.
We are excited for the 2022 EIS Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament!
Date: May 20-22, 2022

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!
How to Help Your Athletes Build Great Habits and Break the Bad Ones

“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. They are the foundation of mastery.” – James Clear

“I wish my kid would practice more on his own,” said one mom to me at a recent talk. “He could be so much better if he applied himself.”
“I hear you,” said her friend. “If he spent as much time practicing as he does playing video games he could be amazing.”

Sound familiar? Do you have children, or athletes on your team, that are really struggling to get better because their habits and application today have very little correlation with their long term goals? Heck, couldn’t we all use a few more good habits in our lives, and a few less bad ones (I write as I swallow my third Vienna Finger of the day). I think the answer to that is yes, we could all benefit, especially our young athletes.

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 * Arete Mortgage * Bank of Colorado * Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad * Evergreen Tennis Courts, Inc. * FCI Constructors, Inc. * Fredrick, Zink & Associates, PC * Max Hutcheson, The Durango Team, Wells Group of Durango * Leavitt Insurance Group of Durango * Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center * Pediatric Partners of the Southwest * The Payroll Department * RPI Consulting LLC * Scapegoat Landscaping * Title Durango LLC * The Wells Group *
 Thank you RRDSC parents & volunteers! 
We appreciate you!

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