USSDA Expansion

Florida Rush DA

The USSDA recently announced a massive expansion of the Development Academy program within the younger age groups. Washington Rush and Florida Rush were both granted USSDA status from U12-U14 age groups after having U12 ages last year. Florida Rush President Richie Gray and Andy Machin, Academy Director at Washington Rush recently took some time to discuss the expansion and how it is positively affecting their clubs.

 

1.) Can you provide a brief breakdown of how the club did during the past year as a U12 Academy Club?

Florida: Florida Rush U12 DA program (at right) has been very competitive in its inaugural season. From the results we can surmise that if a league table was maintained they would stand about mid table. Most importantly, both individually and from a team perspective we have shown significant improvement over the season.

Washington: Our first year (U12's pictured below) has been a fantastic learning experience for our group. We are working closely with the Seattle Sounders and have recently placed 2 of our 2005’s playing up in the DA in their Sounders Discovery Program.

2.) How do you see adding U13/14 ages helping the club in the Orlando/Seattle markets?

Florida: The Development Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development. Florida Rush is proud to have been chosen to participate in the Development Academy and we're excited to work towards meeting the mission of the DA - which is to develop world class players. With the recent announcement by US Soccer which expands the Academy at Florida Rush from the U12 age group to now include the U13 and U14 teams, it will create a greater player development pathway. In addition, highly qualified coaches, more meaningful training and an elite schedule will attract the most ambitious players in Central Florida.

Washington Rush DAWashington: The Development Academy brings us in line with the rest of the world in terms of player development. The commitment to more training than games is a step in the right direction. It has definitely given our players a more structured training environment and more consistency with their game schedule.

3.) What do you see as being the next steps needed to be invited into the Full academy U12-U19?

Florida: In order to be invited to the full DA Academy, Florida Rush aim to create the best possible environment in order to facilitate player development.

Washignton: We are working closely with the Sounders which was the key behind this league being put in place, we have an agreement we will not compete against them at the older ages.

4.) How are the local players responding to being in the U12 Academy and now having the opportunity to continue on within that system for another few years?

Florida: Florida Rush players have responded very well to the expectations of the DA and Florida Rush. They are engaged in their growth both on and off the field and are excited to continue their development through the U13 and U14 age groups.

Washington: There is a lot of excitement to playing in the DA, however we still don’t feel the message has travelled firmly around the state. 

 


Employee Incentives Rebate

Employee incentives data is collected once a year in order to issue a bonus to the participating employees.  The data is based on Rush Soccer's previous fiscal year that runs July 1st through June 30th each year.  Rush Soccer applies a formula, 50/25/25, to its annual budget, with 25% of the budget allocated to the employee incentive program. Data is collected October 15th, and checks are cut the first week of December anually.
The program is divided into four categories: 403B, Salary, Longevity, & Hierarchy.  In order to participate in this program, an employee must have been employed with Rush for one full fiscal year & the club must be up to date on its membership fees.  Contracted and part-time employees will be included in the Employee Incentive program at the discretion of that club’s Technical Director.  If the club has not hired full time employees due to club budget or health care coverage, but that employee’s only employer is their respective Rush Club, Rush Soccer recommends to include said employees in the incentive program.  If a contracted or part-time employee has other employers that are in the soccer community or that require more than 50% or their time, Rush Soccer recommends they are not part of the incentive program, but, will nevertheless take the recommendation of the Technical Director.  However, Rush Soccer would still like to collect information on those contracted/part-time employees that will not benefit from the Employee Incentive program, and it should be indicated that these employees should not receive any benefit from the plan.  The partner club will fill out a copy of the linked form. Contact Ariel Passarelli - Accounts Manager - 720.937.1354 for more details. 

 

Accountability Chart: REACH Gear Forecast

REACH Gear forecasts will be collected once a year and will be the request for apparel items and equipment for their coaches and players based on the amount of the players within the club. Sister Club partnerships will be established based on numbers reported. If a club does not submit its forecast on time, the club may not be eligible to receive REACH in the upcoming year. Your REACH Gear Forecast submission will be requested via email with an attached document with an email reminder request schedule as follows: 

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

10/02/2017

10/16/2017

10/30/2017

11/13/2017

11/27/2017

 

For more information please contact Kris Downs.

 

 

 

Accountability Chart International 2017

Executive-Leadership

Below is the Rush Soccer Accountability Chart: A chart that upholds the Rush Core Value of Accountability by helping clubs develop and grow.  The chart outlines the calendar year requests from SPI to the partner clubs and are all important pieces of a club's operations over the course of the year.  The Accountability Chart will allow clubs to view request dates and deadlines in advance to help them submit information on time.  The chart will be color coded as seen below in the key to reflect the status of each request by Country.  Refer to the Partnership Rebate Chart to view clubs' savings through our Sponsors & Partners

Clubs are responsible for keeping their contacts updated in the SPI Club Dashboard. This is the one stop shop to find contact details about all Rush Partner clubs. Contact Holly Schulz if you need access.

 

  Club Cap 1 All Rush Spring #s Summit Attn. Select Noms Club Cap 2 Fall #s Club Cap 3 REACH Forecast
 Due 3/16/17  4/3/17   4/10/17  7/1/17 7/17/17  7/27/17  9/10/17  11/9/17  11/15/17
ALBA                  
BELZ                  
BSNA                  
BRAZ                  
BRAD                  
BRAP                  
BRAR                  
CMRN                  
CANT                  
CANW                  
CONG                  
CURA                  
ECUA                  
GHAN                  
HOND                  
HONM                  
INDI                  
INDM                  
JAMA                  
KENY                  
LIBE                  
NRIA                  
MLWI                  
MEXC                  
MEXM                  
PERU                  
RWDA                  
SENE                  
SRBA                  
SRLE                  
SOAF                  
TAJI                  
THAI                  
TRTO                  
TOGO                  
UAED                  
UGAN                  
URUG                  
ZMBI                  

 

*The Director of International Affairs or International TD's have the authority to alter a grade with the program manager if need be.
** N/A above stands for Not Applicable. Club joined the Accountability Chart Program after N/A is listed above. All previous items are also considered N/A and will not be graded or counted against the club.

Key 

Completed by due date.  100%
Completed by deadline. 75%
Completed after deadline/Did Not Complete. 0%
Item Has Not Been Collected or Club Receives an N/A Not Applicable

 

Accountability Chart: Employee Incentives

Employee incentives data is collected once a year in order to issue a bonus to the participating employees.  The data is based on Rush Soccer's previous fiscal year that runs July 1st through June 30th each year.  Rush Soccer applies a formula, 50/25/25, to its annual budget, with 25% of the budget allocated to the employee incentive program.
The program is divided into four categories: 403B, Salary, Longevity, & Hierarchy.  In order to participate in this program, an employee must have been employed with Rush for one full fiscal year & the club must be up to date on its membership fees.  Contracted and part-time employees will be included in the Employee Incentive program at the discretion of that club’s Technical Director.  If the club has not hired full time employees due to club budget or health care coverage, but that employee’s only employer is their respective Rush Club, Rush Soccer recommends to include said employees in the incentive program.  If a contracted or part-time employee has other employers that are in the soccer community or that require more than 50% or their time, Rush Soccer recommends they are not part of the incentive program, but, will nevertheless take the recommendation of the Technical Director.  However, Rush Soccer would still like to collect information on those contracted/part-time employees that will not benefit from the Employee Incentive program, and it should be indicated that these employees should not receive any benefit from the plan.  The partner club will fill out a copy of the linked form.

Your Employee Incentives submission will be requested via email with an attached document with an email reminder request schedule as follows:

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

9/15/2017

10/03/2017

10/12/2017

10/16/2017

10/20/2017

 

For more information please contact Ariel Passarelli.

 

 

Accountability Chart: Tournament Information

Tournament data will be collected from all clubs once a year.  This information requested is used for current/potential sponsors and to split up the tournament promo dollars.  The tournament promo dollars are split up based on the size & level of competition of each tournament. 

 

Tourney: 

1) Login to the Club Dashboard (go to www.rushsoccer.com > SPI Club Development tab dropdown > Club Dashboard link)

2) Click the Tournaments & Events menu button

3) Click the Add Tournament button

4) Once tournaments are added, they will populate into the table, where you can view and edit all the info.

 

Your Tournament Data submission will be requested via Google sheet with an email reminder request schedule as follows:

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

9/01/2017

9/14/2017

9/21/2017

9/26/2017

10/02/2017

 

For more information please contact Ariel Passarelli.

 

 

 

 

 

Accountability Chart: Coaches Gear Forecast

Each year, SPI's uniform committee works with adidas to create the Rush Soccer coaches gear line for the following year.  There will be some mandatory items and some optional.  Coaches gear forecasts will be collected once a year.  The SPI program manager will provide each club with its order form and total dollar amount.  The promo coaches gear amount is based on a club's uniform forecasts/purchases.  If a club does not submit its forecast on time, the program manager has the ability to submit it on that club's behalf.

Your Coaches Gear Forecast submission will be requested via email with an attached document with an email reminder request schedule as follows:

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

8/25/2017

9/07/2017

9/19/2017

9/22/2017

9/27/2017

 

For more information please contact Ariel Passarelli.

 

Accountability Chart: Uniform Forecast

Every other year, SPI's uniform committee works with adidas to create the uniform line for the upcoming cycle.  Uniform forecasts will be collected every other year on a two year buying cycle.  New clubs & mergers that occur mid-cycle will go into the inline (developmental) uniform kit.  Clubs must forecast within 15% of their purchases for the following cycle.  Clubs will receive the forecast document from the program manager.

There will be no uniform forecasting needed in 2017. This item will be tracked again in 2018. 

For more information please contact Ariel Passarelli.

 

 

Accountability Chart: Select Nominations

Rush Soccer forms select teams (All-Star teams) that are comprised of the top Rush players from across the country at the U13-U17 age groups. These teams attend various events, both domestic and international, on a yearly basis. Player pools are established through club recommendations and identification at the Rush Festival and the Select ID Camps.   Player nominations are required for Rush to begin the identification process.  For more information on the Rush Select Program please click this link:  http://www.rushsoccer.com/en/9-uncategorised/1701-rush-select

 

Your Rush Select nominations will be requested via Google Forms with an email reminder request schedule as follows:

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

5/1/2017

6/5/2017

7/10/2017

7/17/2017

7/24/2017

 

For more information please contact Brian Lux.

 

 

Accountability Chart: Summit Attendance

The Rush Summit is a three day conference for Rush Technical Directors, administrators and other staff members. Topics change from year to year but address current issues that Rush Clubs are facing with suggestions how to address and improve all aspects of each organization. A representative from every club is expected to be in attendance.

 

Your Rush Summit attendance will be noted by taking attendance at the event, but an email reminder with registration information will be scheduled as follows:

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

2/1/2017

4/1/2017

6/1/2017

7/1/2017

7/7/2017

 

For more information please contact Nik Penn.

 

 

 

Accountability Chart: Membership Fees

Membership fees will be due a month following the collection of the clubs' membership numbers.  Developmental & Competitive U11-U14 will pay $3 twice a year, while Competitive U15-U18 will pay $6 once a year.  A fee of 6% interest will be added on after the due date & each recurring month the fee is late.

The fee is used towards the SPI operating budget.

 

Your Player numbers submission will be requested via a Google sheet with an email request reminder as follows:

 

Spring

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

04/17/2017

05/02/2017

05/08/2017

05/10/2017

05/15/2017

 

 

Fall

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

09/18/2017

09/28/2017

10/05/2017

10/11/2017

10/16/2017

 

For more information please contact Ariel Passarelli.

 

 

Accountability Chart: Membership Numbers

Membership Numbers - (Spring & Fall): Rush Soccer will collect each club's player counts twice per year - spring season & fall season.  These numbers are used to bill the partner clubs SPI's annual operating fee with a player fee of $6 per year as voted in as the 2015 Rush Soccer Summit.  Numbers will be requested for Developmental, Competitive U11-U14, & Competitive U15-19.  A club's membership numbers should match its uniform forecasts.
Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

 

Your membership number submission will be requested via Google sheet with an email reminder request schedule as follows: 

 

Spring

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

3/15/2017

3/30/2017

4/06/2017

4/10/2017

4/15/2017

 

Fall

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

8/15/2017

8/30/2017

9/07/2017

9/10/2017

9/15/2017

 

For more information contact Ariel Passarelli.

 

 

Accountability Chart: Registration Fields

In order to better serve our membership, Rush Soccer will request player registration information in order to build specific distribution list for more efficient communications. The information will be collected and uploaded in to an online database for use to communicate with membership.  As approved by vote during the Rush Summit in 2015, all Rush member clubs will submit data to SPI from your current registration system platform. These files will be collected and used by Rush Soccer to provide essential club information for Rush members. All members will have the option to safely unsubscribe from these emails if they wish to do so.

 

Twice a year, each member club will download their membership's registration information into an Excel spreadsheet or CSV (Comma Separated Values). The member club will email two separate spreadsheets; one for competitive players, and the other for recreational players. These files will be collected and sent through the SPI preferred Communication Platform and not shared with any outside entities. Details can be found in this document Mass Communication usage:

 

There will be an email reminder request  with all the details on the following schedule:


Spring

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

3/15/2017

4/03/2017

4/10/2017

4/14/2017

4/20/2017

 
Fall

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

8/15/2017

9/14/2017

9/11/2017

9/15/2017

9/20/2017

 

For more information contact Dana Streufert.

 

 

Accountability Chart: All Rush

The All Rush Team is a program that recognizes the top senior players from all the Rush clubs around the world, for both their on-field soccer skills and their representation of the Rush Core Values off the field.   The recognition award is sponsored by soccer.com and has the backing of two of Rush Soccer’s all time Elite players Todd Dunivant  MLS Cup Champion and LA Galaxy standout and Lindsey Horan, former All Rush recipient, Paris St. Germain player and US Women’s National Team forward. For more information on the All Rush Program please click this link: http://www.rushsoccer.com/en/9-uncategorised/1102-all-rush-team

 

Your All Rush nominations will be requested via Google Forms with an email reminder request schedule as follows:

 

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

2/27/2017

3/13/2017

3/27/2017

4/3/2017

4/10/2017

 

For more information on the All Rush program, please contact Brian Lux.

 

 

Accountability Chart: Club Capsule

The Club Capsule is designed to be placed in the Soccer.com/Rush e-newsletter that is sent to Rush membership 3 times each year. The capsule can be used to highlight clubs success, promote events, etc. Examples of past newsletters can be found here: http://www.rushsoccer.com/en/1143

 

Your Rush Club Capsule submission will be requested via email with an attached completed club capsule template with an email reminder request schedule as follows:

 

Spring

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

02/16/2017 03/06/2017 03/13/2017 03/16/2017 03/20/2017

 

Summer

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

07/03/2017 07/17/2017 07/24/2017 07/27/2017 07/31/2017

 

Winter

1st

Request

2nd

Request

3rd

Request

Due Date

Deadline

10/09/2017 10/30/2017 11/06/2017 11/09/2017 11/13/2017

 

 For more information on the Club Capsule please contact Adam Logan.

 

 

Accountability Chart 2017

Executive-Leadership

Below is the Rush Soccer Accountability Chart: A chart that upholds the Rush Core Value of Accountability by helping clubs develop and grow.  The chart outlines the calendar year requests from SPI to the partner clubs and are all important pieces of a club's operations over the course of the year.  The Accountability Chart will allow clubs to view request dates and deadlines in advance to help them submit information on time.  The chart will be color coded as seen below in the key to reflect the status of each request by State.  The Accountability Chart will tie in closely with the Rush Club Levels program.  Refer to the Partnership Rebate Chart to view clubs' savings through our Sponsors & Partners

Clubs are responsible for keeping their contacts updated in the SPI Club Dashboard. This is the one stop shop to find contact details about all Rush Partner clubs. Contact Holly Schulz if you need access.

 

  Club Cap1 All Rush Regist Fields Spring #s Spring Fees Summit Attn. Select Noms Club Cap2 Unis Fall #s Regist. Fields Tourney Data Coach Gear Fall Fees Incent. Club Cap3 TD ConCall NTD ConCall Dev. ConCall
 Due 3/16/17  4/3/17  4/14/17   4/10/17 5/15/17  7/1/17 7/17/17  7/27/17  N/A  9/10/17  9/15/17  9/26/17  9/27/17  10/11/17  10/16/17 11/9/17       
ALAB                                 0/1  1/1   
ALAS                                 1/1  1/1   
ARKA                                 0/1  1/1   
CALA                                 1/1 1/1   
CARO                                 0/1  0/1   
CHIC                                 0/1  1/1   
COLO                                 1/1  0/1   
CONC                                 0/0  0/1   
COND                                 1/1  1/1   
COPP                                 1/1  1/1  
CONN                                 1/1  0/1   
DALL                                 0/1  1/1   
DELA                                 0/1  0/1   
FLOR                                 1/1  0/1   
GEOR                                 1/1  1/1   
HAWA                                 0/1  1/1   
IDAH                                 1/1  1/1   
IOWA                                 1/1  0/1   
KANS                                 0/1  0/1   
KSWI                                 0/1  1/1   
KENT                                 0/1  0/1   
MARY                                 1/1  1/1   
MICH                                 1/1  1/1   
MISS                                 0/1  1/1   
MISO                                 1/1  1/1   
MOGW                                 0/1  0/1   
MONT                                 1/1  1/1   
NENG                                 0/1  1/1   
NJER                                 0/1  0/1   
NMEX                                 0/1  1/1   
NYOR                                 0/1  0/1   
NOCA                                 0/1  1/1   
ORGN                                 0/1  0/1   
PENN                                 1/1  1/1   
PHNX                                 1/1  1/1   
RHOD                                 0/1  0/1   
SOCA                                 0/1  1/1   
SWVA                                 1/1  0/1   
TAOS                                 0/1  0/1   
TENN                                 1/1  0/1   
VIRG                                 1/1  1/1   
WASH                                 1/1  1/1   
WISC                                 1/1  1/1   
WISW                                 1/1  1/1   
CANA                                 0/1  0/1   

 

*A club's NTD has the authority to alter a grade with the program manager if need be.
** N/A above stands for Not Applicable. Club joined the Accountability Chart Program after N/A is listed above. All previous items are also considered N/A and will not be graded or counted against the club.

Key 

Completed by due date.  100%
Completed by deadline. 75%
Completed after deadline/Did Not Complete. 0%
Item Has Not Been Collected or Club Receives an N/A Not Applicable

 

View the 2016 Rush Accountability Chart.

 

SoccerLoco Rebate

In the first year, 10% of the sales for each local club’s purchases (from customers of each respective club who purchase items) will go back to that club. For instance, if Colorado Rush members purchase $500 worth of items on the soccerloco store, then Colorado Rush will receive $50. Rebates will be updated on the chart the 1st of the month in January, April, July, & October. Following the first year of the store’s existence, soccerloco will give 8% of sales back to the local club and 2% of sales back to SPI in the following years. Contact Ariel Passarelli - Accounts Manager - 720.937.1354 for more details.
CLUB Club Spent 10% to club (yr1) 8% to club (yr2)
Pennsylvania $2,000.00 $200.00 $160.00
Connecticut  $4,000.00 $400.00 $320.00 
Florida  $5,000.00 $500.00 $400.00 
Alaska  $7,000.00 $700.00 $560.00 
Phoenix  $8,000.00 $800.00 $640.00 

 

adidas Rebate

Your club receives 15% back on all your members' Rush uniform purchases through Soccer.com each year. This promo dollar amount is provided to you each August by the Accounts Manager on your club's Coaches Gear Forecast. Contact Ariel Passarelli - Accounts Manager - 720.937.1354 for more details.

 

Club Amount Purchased 15% to club
Delaware $100,000.00 $15,000.00
Mississippi  $150,000.00 $22,500.00
Rhode Island  $200,000.00  $30,000.00 
Pikes Peak $400,000.00 $60,000.00 
Texas $500,000.00 $75,000.00

 

Wilson Trophy Rebate

Wilson Trophy is Rush Soccer's official partner for trophies and awards.  You receive a rebate equal to 8% of your purchases.  The rebate checks are sent out on the 5th of February, May, August, and November. Below is an EXAMPLE of the Wilson Trophy breakdown (Rush Royalty). As additional rebates come in, totals will be added onto these amounts in the rebate chart. Contact Ariel Passarelli - Accounts Manager - 720.937.1354 for more details.

 

CLUB Amount Spent 8% Club Cut 2% Rush Cut
Iowa $300.00 $24.00 $6.00
Wisconsin $500.00 $40.00 $10.00
Florida $2,000.00 $160.00 $40.00
Alaska $5,000.00 $400.00 $100.00
Missouri $9,000.00 $720.00 $180.00

 

PSE Event Housing Rebate

Through the Pse partnership and in addition to the rebate received from Pse directly to the club Tournament budget, SPI receives a $500 yearly bonus plus $.50 per room night actualized by each tournament. Both the $500 and $.50 bonuses go back into the SPI budget. As a special Thank You to our clubs utilizing the partnership, the Rush Travel Program is giving the $.50/room night back to the clubs who actualized the room nights. . Please contact Holly Schulz - Travel Manager - 720.474.2725 for more details.

 

Event Name Location Room Nights $1 Rush Rebate Rush Incentive
Rush Spring Classic Middleton, WI 359 $359.00 $89.75
Mother's Day Classic St. Charles, MO 714 $714.00 $357.00
Denver Cup Denver, CO 1401 $1,401.00 $1,050.75
Washington Rush Cup Burlington, WA 132 $132.00 $33.00
Rush Fest Thornton, CO 1634 $1,634.00 $1,225.50

 

REACH Uniform Rebate

The Soccer.com REACH Uniform collection: During club kit ordering events, players have the option to donate their kit (2 jerseys / 1 short) to REACH and in return Rush Soccer will give them a $20 rebate that the player can apply to their player account or donate to their local club. Below is an EXAMPLE of the break down for a some clubs that participated in the 2015 collection. For more details, Contact Kris Downs - Global Outreach Community Coordinator - 303.986.5200.
Club Player Acct (Credit x 20) Local Club (Credit x 20) Total Payout
Colorado $780.00 $2,220.00 $3,000.00
Texas $1,930.00 $180.00 $2,110.00
Maryland $1,660.00 $760.00 $2,420.00
Georgia $1,020.00 $40.00 $1,060.00
Idaho $1,360.00 $80.00 $1,440.00