The Rapids Academy provides the elite player with a pathway to MLS & professional soccer. Our Academy teams play in the highest level of youth soccer competition, MLS NEXT League & Cup competitions. Deserving Academy players train with our professionals at the 1st team & USL level on a regular basis and participate in training & games where permitted . All training and games take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where players have access to top facilities both on and off the field. Our staff has created an environment that affords each player the support & programing to reach their potential.