Dare to Play Soccer Camp

Dare to Play Soccer

Colorado Rapids    Global Down Syndrome Foundation    Regis University Soccer

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched the Dare to Play Soccer Camp for individuals with Down syndrome in September of 2011. The Dare to Play Soccer Camp provides an opportunity for males and females age 7 and up to learn the basics, camaraderie and joy of soccer from college and professional soccer players. In Denver, each camper is paired with a Regis University or Colorado Rapids soccer player for one-on-one attention, assistance and fun.

The Dare to Play Soccer Camp was inspired by the birth of Regis University Men’s soccer coach Tony McCall’s daughter, who happened to be born with Down syndrome. McCall reached out to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, citing Regis University’s charter of giving back to the community, to create opportunities for people with Down syndrome to play soccer.

The Dare to Play Soccer Camp has grown into a collaboration between McCall, Brian Crookham, Sr. Director, Youth Acadamy and Alliances for the Colorado Rapids and Michelle Sie Whitten, executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation with valued support from adidas.

2014 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Dare to Play Soccer Camp – Registration

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is proud to offer the 2014 Dare to Play Soccer Camp in collaboration with the Colorado Rapids and Regis University Soccer Team!

Camp participants will have three practice dates and a showcase performance during halftime at a professional Rapids match in front of thousands of fans! This year there is also an additional showcase performance at a collegiate Regis University match. Thank you Regis!

Colorado Rapids technical staff, Colorado Rapids Academy players, Regis University coaches and Regis University players (PALS) will be on hand to provide expertise and guidance during the camp.

Global’s Dare to Play Soccer Camp is open to individuals with Down syndrome, male and female, ages 7 and older. In addition to the practices and performances, camp participants will receive a soccer uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), two tickets (one for participant and one for guest) to the Rapids soccer game on Sunday, October 5th, photos with a Regis and Rapids player, and on-field recognition.

Registration per camper is $100. Partial scholarships are available upon request.

PRACTICES

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm Registration
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Practice
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm Registration
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Practice

GAME DAYS

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • 1:00pm Game Start – camper game day schedule coming soon

Ready to register?

Step 1

Submit a photo of the Soccer camper using the form below. Photos should be full-length pictures (head to toe). Please submit a photo before proceeding to the next step of registration. The photo is for informational purposes only and does not need to be a professional photo. The photo will not be shared. Photos should be 2MB or smaller and in JPG format. Once you’re finished uploading the photo by clicking “Send,” please proceed to Step 2 of the registration. Your registration is not complete until you finish Step 2 and receive a confirmation email.

Camp Participant's First & Last Name (required)

Email (required)

Please upload a full-length photo of the camp participant.

Step 2

Complete the registration by clicking the link below:

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If you are interested in enrolling in the camp, volunteering or learning more, please contact us at programs@globaldownsyndrome.org