2018 Puma Cup College Showcase April 6th-8th, 2018
THE ENTRY DEADLINE HAS EXPIRED ANY TEAM THAT IS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING IN ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS WE WORK THROUGH THE FLIGHTS AND BRACKETS. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO FIND A SPOT LOOKING AT ACCEPTING THE TEAMS THAT APPLIED FIRST.
Great College Showcase and a pre-season event for 12U through U19/20 Boys and Girls. 12U Can play 9v9 or 11v11. Six Great NCAA Division 1 Men's and Women's Spring College Games for everyone to watch
Sat, April 7th 1:00 pm - NIU vs Valpo Women's Game
Sat, April 7th 1:00pm - SIUE vs Marquette Men's Game
Sat, April 7th 3:00pm - UWM vs ISU Women's Game
Sat, April 7th 3:00pm - NIU vs Eastern IL Men's Game
Sat, April 7th 5:00pm - Northwestern U vs UIC Men's Game
Sat, April 7th 7:30pm - Loyola University Chicago vs DePaul Men's Game
Click on log to view your team's Flight and Bracket for the 2018 Puma Champions Cup, April 13th-15th
2018 Puma Champions Cup April 13th-15th, 2018
Flights & Brackets have for the 2018 Puma Champions Cup have been Released. To view you placement click on the logo below.
We will continue to work on the schedules and hope to have them released soon.
Great soccer tournament for all of your clubs teams as we typically have at least 4 levels of competition for every age group. U8 through U19/20 Boys and U8 Through U15 Girls. Awards for first and second place teams and players for all age groups. Semi-Finals and Finals for U14 and younger. U15 and Older Awards will be given out based on points after the three round robin games!
NCAA Division 1 Men's Spring Game on Saturday, April 14th at 4:00pm Loyola University Chicago vs University Wisconsin Madison
The Raptors Girls class of 2018 will have their college signing night on Tuesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. at ISC. The following players have committed :
Maggie Woods: UW Milwaukee, NCAA Division 1
Kylee Hermeyer: Northern Illinois University, NCAA Division 1
Fiona Fulling: Northern Illinois University, NCAA Division 1
Cassidy Grunewald: Western Illinois University, NCAA Division 1
Ally Hasken: Western Illinois University, NCAA Division 1
Sam Brooks: Western Illinois University, NCAA Division 1
Peyton Flynn: Valparaiso University, NCAA Division 1
Ana Johnston: University of New Hampshire, NCAA Division 1
Suleimy Perez: UW Parkside, NCAA Division 2
Kaylee Parsons: Minnesota State University Moorehead, NCAA Division 2
Delaney Anderson: Robert Morris University, NAIA
Lexi Langloss: Robert Morris University, NAIA
Alyssa Darling: Robert Morris University, NAIA
Christina Colombi: St. Ambrose University, NAIA
Yadira Estrada: University of St. Francis, NAIA
Selina Villa: Judson University, NAIA
Brianna Arreguin: Loras College, NCAA Division 3
Mary Herra: University of Dubuque, NCAA Division 3
Emily Knodle: University of Dubuque, NCAA Division3
Marcela Arreguin: Augustana College, NCAA Division 3
Gabriela Arreguin: Augustana College, NCAA Division 3
Jasmin Salinas: Aurora University, NCAA Division 3
Meleny Villa: Undecided
Lucia Vasquez: Undecided
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
Rockford Raptors Boys 03 Champs at Puma Labor Day Cup 2017
Rockford Raptors Boys 04 Finalist at Great Lakes Soccer Challenge
Rockford Raptors Boys 04 Champs at the Puma Labor Day Cup
Rockford Raptors Girls 00/99 Select Finalists at the 2017 Puma Labor Day Cup
Raptors 02 Girls Champs at Puma Labor Day Cup
2017 Competitive Coach of the Year Award winners to be honored at Awards Gala
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2017) — US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the national winner and nominees for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls Competitive Coach of the Year awards. The Competitive Coach of the Year Award honors individuals for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.
MIDWEST – Frank Mateus – Rockford, Ill.
With over 25 years of coaching experience, Frank Mateus has helped develop youth players from all ages — with several going on to the collegiate and professional levels. Through working with the Rockford Raptors FC and US Youth Soccer ODP state and regional teams, Mateus displays compassion, selflessness, hard work and determination in his coaching.
Everyone at the Raptors congratulates Frank on this great achievement.
The U-17 Boys played in the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas , NV on March 9th thru 11th. They beat Beach FC (CA) 1-0, Temecula Valley SC (CA) 3-0 and lost 1-3 to Davis Legacy (CA), finishing 2nd in their bracket.
The following Raptors players were recognized for their performances during their High School season.
All State: Michael Kozlowski (Boylan), Cooper Jevremovic (Hononegah) and Isaac Brown (Hononegah)
All Sectional: CJ Couper (Boylan), Colin Beatty (Boylan), Tanner Grable (Harlem), Mathew Oliveira (Keith), Alan Rubio (Boylan), Jakob Schoon(Keith) and Andy Volk (Rockford Christian)
All Sectional Honorable Mention: Max Cincinnati (Rockford Christian), Cole Dunn (Rockford Christian), Aleksa Gligorevic (Harlem), Nathan Hunt (Stillman Valley), Carson Masters (Guilford) and Boston Glessner (Dixon)
Coach of the Year: Rick Mateus (Belvidere North)
Raptors Girls 02 win 6-0 and Girls 03 lost 3-2 to Colorado Storm 02 Girls ECNL today at the Colorado Storm Fall Kickoff Classic
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
•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)
•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