Colorado Storm Competitive Program

 

Colorado Storm Competitive Soccer offers players the coaching that is needed to get to the highest levels. Our coaching staff has coached at several different levels and brings a vast amount of experience to the club and to our players. Our coaches have coached in the MLS, US National Team, College (Division 1) and US Developmental Academy. They maintain high levels of coaching licenses and diplomas from the two organizations that govern these accolades, United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Our coaching staff has also won championships at the state, regional and national level.

 

Along with a very impressive record in coaching, our staff has also played at some of the highest levels including US National Team, MLS, Argentine 1st Division, Czech 1st Division, Dutch 1st Division and College. Our coaches have played in the World Cup, Olympics, US Open Cup and MLS Cup. They are also currently involved with US National Teams in both coaching and scouting.

 

Several players who developed at Colorado Storm are now off playing in the US Developmental Academy, highest level for boys youth soccer, or off playing in college at all levels including Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and NAIA. Players who developed with our club have also gone to play semi-professionally with teams in the USL and professionally with Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). The players that play here have also been involved with the Olympic Development Program and have played with every level of team from State to United States Youth National Team.

 

Colorado Storm Teams also have an impressive record at Nationally Recognized Tournaments. Our teams have won the Far West Regionals, Gothia Cup, Disney Soccer Showcase, WAGS, Dallas Texans Fall Festival, NOMADS Thanksgiving Tournament and US Club Soccer Regionals to name just a few. Our teams have also won many Colorado State Championships and proudly represented Colorado Storm at the Region IV Far West Regionals. The clubs that makeup Colorado Storm have won a pair of US Youth Soccer National Championships.

For more information on finding a competitive teams please cotnact one of our staff members by looking at the director of coaches. Click here to see the directory of Colorado Storm Staff Coaches.

 

Colorado Storm's Playing Philosophy is to play an effective passing game which allows our players to utilize their creativity and intelligence.  Click here to see the rest of the club's playing philosophy.

 
Elite Clubs National League - ECNL

MISSION:  The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. 

GOAL: The goal of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.

ACTION PLAN (Summary): To accomplish this goal, the ECNL developed a common organizational structure, composed of individual clubs operating collectively under the direction of a commissioner. Because the ECNL exists to promote the common interest of its member clubs, the ECNL operating model is unified and comprehensive and values accessibility and sustainability. The ECNL utilizes four primary delivery mechanisms, or platforms, for “Changing the Daily Environment:

  1. The Competition Platform;
  2. The Player Identification Platform;
  3. The Club and Coach Development Platform, and
  4. The HER Platform (a female-specific health, wellness, and rejuvenation platform).
     

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Western College Developmental Association - WCDA

The WCDA is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and college readiness services for its members. Thirty youth soccer clubs across the western United States have formed the Western College Development Association, with teams representing clubs in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Colorado.

Consistent High-Level Competition & College Readiness

A primary objective of the WCDA is to provide consistent high-quality competition and enhanced college readiness opportunities for their elite soccer players. The WCDA will also provide an improved scouting environment for college coaches by bringing all of the teams together for a showcase event in Las Vegas, Nevada in November, 2011. In addition, the WCDA has created a College Advisory Board composed of coaches from Division I, II and III soccer programs who provide guidance and direction over the college readiness component of the Association.

Member clubs are chosen by the WCDA’s Soccer Advisory Board based on a number of criteria, including a club’s history of elite youth player development and past success in elite competitions.

The WCDA is a supplemental program, and member teams will continue to play in other leagues, tournaments and State Cup competitions. Players will also be able to participate on their high school teams.

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