Category: PROGRAMS

Pride Awarded U12, U13 and U14 DA Teams


Colorado Springs, CO (February 10, 2016):

The Pride Soccer Club is excited to announce that our U12, U13 and U14 boys have been accepted as members of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for the 2016-2017 season. The Development Academy is a nationwide youth program created to enhance the development of elite players through a focus on high technical standards, increased training, and more meaningful games.

Pride is dedicated to developing better people and better players, and as members of the Development Academy we will continue to provide the highest level of training and competition for our elite players. We are invested in our players at every level by offering programs for novice players, and with our acceptance into the Development Academy, we now have the ultimate step for our young players to aspire to reach on their soccer pathway.

Pride Competitive Boys Director of Coaching Brian Contreras said, “We are dedicated to player development both on and off the field, and this has been a goal of the Pride boys staff since the creation of the Development Academy in 2007. We are proud of the growth of the boys program over the past several years, and inclusion into the DA program is truly an honor. This would not have been possible without the efforts of past coaches, players and families, so thanks to all those Pride members that laid the foundation for the Pride Development Academy to become a reality! We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity, to ensure all of our Pride players have the appropriate environment to reach their full potential while at Pride.”

For any questions related to this press release or the Pride Soccer Club, please contact DOC Brian Contreras at

For more information about the Pride DA and the US Development Academy, please visit the links below.

We Need Referees- Upcoming Course for Becoming A Referee

We have some referee courses coming up if you are interested in reffing soccer and earning some money. We have 3 club referee classes coming up. This class is free to attend and you will get basic equipment like flags, whistle and club referee shirt. If you become a club referee you are able to ref any of our developmental games from U7 to U14 boys and girls. The first 5 games you ref are reimbursement for the class and equipment. After that you will earn money for any games you do. This is a great way to give refereeing a try and see if you like it. If you love it then you can take the Grade 8 referee course once you are 14 years old and start doing competitive games. We are offering club referee classes on the following dates:

  Friday January 22, 2016 from 5:30-9:30 PM at the Pride Office

  Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:30-9:30 PM at the Pride Office

  Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5:30-9:30 PM at the Pride Office
You will be required to do an online course before you can attend the class at the office. To sign up for one of these classes, log into your Pride account and sign up for From the First Whistle. Once you have completed the registration I will send you the info you need to get started.

We need referees for the upcoming season. If you have ever thought about becoming a referee now is the time to do it.