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High School Boys Tryouts

Players who are interested in trying out for the Raptors Club and ECNL High School age boys teams, please contact the below coaches to set up a try out time.

2005 Boys: Nick Roman : nickroman12188@gmail.com or Eddie Garza: eduardo.garza12.eg@gmail.com

2004 Boys: Louie Mateus: lmateus@comcast.net or Vee Jevremovic: vladajev20@gmail.com

2003 Boys: Frank Mateus: frankmateus3@gmail.com or Eron Harvey:  eronh13@gmail.com

2002/01 Boys: Hugh Ward: shuggy6@comcast.net or Brian Denu: bdenu@sdb.k12.wi.us



Raptors Boys 2008 (12U) WI Rush Octoberfest 2019 Finalist


Thank you for supporting our event!

The Rockford Raptors would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Inaugural Raptors Golf Outing. We are grateful for our sponsors, the 72 golfers who took the course, to those who donated their time and services, and we're especially grateful to all of our club families who generously donated gift baskets to our silent auction and raffle prizes. Without the support of you this event would not have been possible! 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the second annual event in 2020! 

 

 



Raptors Girls 2011 (9u) Crystal Lake Force Classic Champs


Raptors Boys 2010 (10U) Champs at Crystal Lake Force Classic

Raptors Gu23 Win Region II Tournament of Champions-Regionals -Open Women's


Click on the Team Picture to watch the Championship game

The Rockford Raptor Gu23 are Regional Champs after winning the Region II Tournament of Champions tournament vs Detroit Sun Reserve in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sunday July 28th.  The  Game was  Streamed Live and here's the link to watch the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R0xedb6-Yg

 

Raptors Finished first in there group by beating   Fort Wayne 4-0 and Detroit Sun 2-1.  The Raptors advanced into the finals by beating  Louisville 2-0 in the Semi-finals which set up a rematch against Detroit.  In the Championship game the final score once again was 2-1 for the Raptors but this time this was after PKS Shoot out win 

Congrats Raptors Girls U23 and all of those who participated

 

2007 Boys Finalists at USA Cup Weekend

The 2007 Boys team lost in the Championship game to Team Chicago at the USA Cup Weekend Tournament in Blaine , MN . Congrats to the team! The team is coached by Scott Anderson and Marc Scordato.

2007 Boys at the USA Cup

Raptors Gu23 IL State Cup Women's Runners Up


Raptors Gu23 2nd in Women's State Cup Open 2019

Rockford Raptors Gu23 are IL Women's State Cup Runners Up after a 1-0 defeat to Chicago City yesterday at Wheeling High School.  Raptors Started the State Cup run with a great 4-3 win over last year's State Cup Champs IL Monarchs and followed that up with a great 5-1 performance over Elgin Pumas before falling to Chicago City in the Finals.  Raptors will represent IL next weekend July 27-28 in Forth Wayne, Indiana in the Tournament of Champions, Regionals.  Good Luck Raptors !

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLASS OF 2019 COLLEGE SIGNING CLASS TOTAL 35 STUDENT ATHELETS

The Rockford Raptors would like to remind everyone about the class of 2019 boys and Girls college signing today, Wednesday July 17th at 5:30pm on Field 3 which for a total of 35 student athletes that will go on to play college soccer this upcoming fall.  

Here's a list of the class of 2019 that will be playing at the college level this fall:

BOYS Girls 
   
CJ COUPER: LEWIS UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 2 BROOKE PARNELLO: UW MILWAUKEE NCAA DIV 1
ANDY VOLK:  CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 2 JULIA BARENBAUM: LEWIS UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 2
VICTOR GUERRERO: CARTHAGE COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 KATIE HAYNER: LEWIS UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 2
JOHN COLL: LORAS COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 JESSICA REDINGTON UW PARKSIDE NCAA DIV 2
COLIN BEATTY: LORAS COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 BRINLEY HEFTY: PURDUE NORTHWEST NCAA DIV 2
ALEXIS GARCIA: BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 3 BELLA GREENE PURDUE NORTHWEST NCAA DIV 2
ANTHONY BUFFINGTON: CARROLL UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 3 GABBY JUNOD: LORAS COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3
EVAN THEIEN: UW PLATTEVILLE NCAA DIV 3 ANJELICA ORTIZ: AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 3
COOPER JEVREMOVIC: LORAS COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 PAIGE LOCKHARD: ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY NCAA DIV 3
JACK FAIRWOOD: NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 MEIKEYLA KORF: CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WI NCAA DIV 3
NATHAN WEBSTER: CARTHAGE COLLEGE  NCAA DIV 3 LEAH STARNES: CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY NAIA
ZACH RUBIO: CARTHAGE COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 GABBY CHRISTIDIS ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY NAIA
COLE DUNN: UW PLATTEVILLE NCAA DIV 3 MADDIE GASSO: ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY NAIA
ZEUS HUERTA LORAS COLLEGE NCAA DIV 3 MADDIE BLUMHOFF: ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY NAIA
BRADY KATZENBERGER: UW -PLATTEVILLE NCAA DIV 3 HALLIE NELSON: ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY NAIA
ISAAC BROWN: UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS NAIA JACKIE GALVAN: ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE NJCAA
ALAN RUBIO: ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY NAIA  
JADEN ANDUJAR: VITERBO UNIVERSITY NAIA  
BERNARDO DOMINGUEZ: ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE NJCAA  

Raptors Tryout info/ Register online link below

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE no later then 1pm the day of your first tryout date.  We highly encourage all players to register online.  This will save time on the tryout date.  

All players should check in 15-30 minutes prior to their tryout date/time at the registration area inside ISC, in the hallway by Field #3 to get their Try-Out Registration Number, Jersey and headshot.  Tryouts will be on Field #3 (inside ISC) and Stadium 218.

Tryout fees includes a Tryout Jersey.  
ONLINE fee is $15
In Person fee is $20 and parent or guardian must be present.



Raptors Girls 04 Win IL Cup on PKS



Raptors Boys 06 & Family and Friends Arrive at Ponta Delgada Airport earlier this morning



Rockford Raptors fC have been accepted into the Boys Elite Clubs National League

BOYS ECNL ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE LIST OF NEW MEMBER CLUBS FOR 2019-2020

18 New Clubs and a New Conference to Debut

RICHMOND, VA (March 20, 2019) – The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) is excited to unveil a significant class of nationally-renowned clubs joining the rapidly growing youth platform for the 2019-2020 season, including the creation of a new conference.   

Adding to recently announced new members Minnesota Thunder Academy and Loudoun Soccer, the Boys ECNL will add 16 additional clubs that are proven top-level performers for the fall.  Collectively, these clubs have developed hundreds of players for NCAA Men’s Soccer programs and will immediately elevate the on-field standard within the league. 

In addition, the Boys ECNL has created a new Northwest Conference to be launched this fall, stretching the league footprint to fully cover the United States from coast to coast in a meaningful way, brokering opportunities for powerhouse clubs in an exploding soccer market to join its ranks.  

The full list of new member clubs of the Boys ECNL for the 2019-2020 season is below: 

Charlotte Soccer Academy (NC) Minnesota Thunder Academy (MN)
Crossfire Premier (WA) Pacesetter Soccer Club (OH)
Discoveries Soccer Club (SC) Pacific Northwest SC (WA)
Eastside FC (WA) Palm Beach United (FL)
FC Alliance (TN) Rockford Raptors FC (IL)
FC Golden State (CA) Seattle United (WA)
LA Breakers (CA) Snohomish United (WA)
Loudoun Soccer (VA) STA (NJ)
Manhattan Soccer Club (NY) Washington Premier (WA)
 

Former Raptor wins NCCAA National Championship.

Former Raptors player Lexi Zambrano attends and plays college at Trinity Christian College. her team just won the NCCAA Division 1 National Championship.

Former Raptor wins College National Championship
State Cup Champions!

Raptors U17 Girls win State Cup

The Raptors U17 Girls team beat Crystal Lake Force Elite+ 3-2 after extra time in  the State Cup Final.

The team will now compete in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships in Saginaw, MI on June 21st thru 26th, 2019.


Want to join the Raptors Club?

Are you interested in joining the Rockford Raptors and missed tryouts?  It may not be too late!  Please contact one of our Directors for information.

Frank Mateus - FrankMateus3@gmail.com

Hugh Ward - Shuggy6@comcast.net


Raptors FC Offers Three Levels of Programs - Which is Best for Your Child?

Please see below for the Raptors FC outline of programs available for yor child.  Contact us with any questions you may have.

Thank you, Raptors FC Staff

Proud to be Raptors FC

 

 

•More than 300 former Raptor Players have gone on to play at the College level.

 

•3 former players now play in the MLS

 

•Currently More ODP Players than any other local Club

•More National Team players come from Raptors FC than any other local Club

•TopDrawerSoccer.com has listed 2 Raptors FC players on the Top 100 players in the Country

•Only Player from Rockford named to ESPN’s Rize All Chicago Team

•Only local Club to have players selected to All-Midwest Regional Team

•Entire Coaching staff is certified and licensed while more Raptors Coaches hold advanced diploma‘s and more Licensed "A" coaches than any other local club.

•Average tenure for a Raptors Coach is more than 6 years with the Club and many have been with the Club since the inception.

•National Champions (2 times)

•National Runner-up 2004 and 2005

•Regional Champions (5 Times)
 

The History

•Establishedin 1994 as one professional team in the former USISL (now called USL, a second divisionleague below MLS) with the help of Dr. Wedgbury and established Youth system shortly thereafter. Doing so with the sole purpose of creating quality soccer training opportunity for Rockford’s youth. Later was the backing for establishing ISC and Sportscore Two as The premier Soccer Facility in the Country.

•Annually provides more than $70,000 in scholarships and financial aid for players.

•Annually provides recreational leagues for more than 2,000 kids

•ONLY Local Club that have participated in MRL (boys & Girls) since its inception.

•Established and continues to host one of the most successful and sought after tournaments in the Midwest and Country as The Puma Cup hosts more than 680 teams annually over 2 weekends in April.

•Established and hired a Full-time Professional Athletic Trainer. To continue to raise and set the bar for other Clubs to try and copy but not duplicate. The ONLY local Club to do so.

•2009 Raptors  named as PUMA Premier ClubThe Rockford Raptors have received the designation as a Puma Premier Club. They join an elite group of clubs from across the nation: Sacramento United (Sacramento, Ca), Les Bois SC (Boise, ID), Southern California Blues (Costa Mesa, CA), Albion SC (San Diego, Ca), TSF Academy (Lincoln Park, NJ), Brooklyn Italians, (New York, NY), Charlotte United (Charlotte, NC) and Snohomish United (Snohomish, WA)

Passion, Dedication, Loyalty and Honor

 

 

Rockford Raptors FC

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