The Flathead Rapids began in 2011 when a group of former professional and college players from the valley decided they wanted to keep playing the sport they loved and give back to the community that helped them along the way. Starting with a small group of around 30 kids, the Rapids began a spring "academy" to help these players learn the basic skills and techniques necessary to progress to the next level. Now, after many successful years of expansion, the Rapids coach over 1200 players and run programs for players aged 4 to 104.
The Rapids are dedicated to being all-inclusive. Players of all abilities are welcome within our programs, and we strive to provide high-quality opportunities for players at all developmental levels. Whether you are looking for a way to get outside with friends and enjoy the sport, or want to train at a high level and continue to the next level, our goal is to provide a pathway for your success.
The original founders of the Rapids are still heavily invested in the success of the players, and continue to play themselves in the Rapids adult summer league. All continue to give back to the community through coaching, and our coaching base has expanded to include even more members dedicated to provided opportunities for local youth. Our Board of Directors are all local, and understand what it takes to live and work in our beautiful corner of Montana.
As we move forward, the Rapids are always striving to provide even more programs and opportunities for local players. If anyone has suggestions or feedback, please get in contact with us. We are excited about the future of this organization and the players here in the valley. Strength. Discipline. Teamwork. Respect. Go Rapids!