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RRDSC Newsletter
Issue 24 
Spring 2020
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendars!
Durango Shootout Economic Impact Study
What is burnout overtraining syndrome?
Player Exit Standards
Goalkeeper Training Spring 2020
Spring League Schedule Information
Fall 2019 End of Season Survey Results
Copa del Sol 3v3 Tournament
Concentration Part 1: The Skill of Focusing Attention
Rio Rapids Alliance Q&A
What my parents made me do when I wanted to quit the team
Meet Coach Darren McKinnis
Mark Your Calendars!
Parent Information Session with Andrew Kewley of the Colorado Rapids
Monday, March 23, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm at Fort Lewis College Chemistry Hall 130.

Coach Education Session with Andrew Kewley of the Colorado Rapids
Monday, March 23, 2020, 7:00-8:00pm at Fort Lewis College Chemistry Hall 130.

Copa del Sol 3v3 Tournament
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Smith Sports Complex on Fort Lewis College Campus

Coach Education Session with Sibby Brown of the Rio Rapids SC
Tuesday, April 22, 2020, 6:00-7:30pm at Escalante Middle School.

May 8-10, 2020

7th Annual Durango Soccer Awards
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6:00-7:30pm at Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
What is burnout or overtraining syndrome?
Burnout or overtraining syndrome occurs when an athlete has worsening performance despite intense training. It is believed to result from a multitude of factors, such as constant high levels of physiologic or emotional stress, fatigue, immune system failure, or insufficient recovery time.
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
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 Spring 2020
Dates and Times TBD - Will get info out ASAP!

Questions? Contact Director of Goalkeeping Doug Ewing: or ‭
(480) 369-2125
Spring League Information
Duke City Soccer League :
Click HERE for schedules

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

Click HERE for details
Copa del Sol 3v3 Tournament
Date: Sunday, March 29th, 2020
Time: 9am - 5pm
Where: Smith Sports Complex on Fort Lewis College Campus

Concentration Part 1: The Skill of Focusing Attention
Posted by : Barbora Kijasova | University of Denver Sport Psychology
At any given time, our senses detect information from millions of sources: images through our eyes, sounds through our ears, aromas through our nose, pressure and temperature on our skin, our emotions, our body movements, and, often most importantly, thoughts running through our heads. Millions of signals each second. What information gets through depends on what we focus on. Efficient focus/concentration helps us select the information that matters in the moment and allow us to perform at our best.

What My Parents Made Me Do When I Wanted to Quit the Team
by Grown and Flown  | December 12, 2017

When I was a freshman in high school, my basketball team was small. In fact, it was so small that we didn’t have a freshmen or JV team. My coach was tough. He had high expectations and conducted physically and mentally demanding practices. I suited varsity, but only got in the last-minute or two (if we were winning by enough). Essentially, I only had the opportunity to play in practice. However, I battled, knowing that next year could be my year.

Meet Coach Darren McKinnis
Name: Darren McKinnis
Birthday: June 4, 1971
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington
Siblings: 1 younger Sister
Spouse: Valerie
Children: Kate, Abigail, Natalie, and Josee 
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. 
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  Thank you RRDSC parents & volunteers! 
We appreciate you!

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