Rush Soccer Programs and Events
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|Rush Fest||REACH||Rush Select||College Advisory||Player Loan||International Player||Rush Summit||All Rush Team||USSDA Trials|
The Rush Fest is an annual event that brings together U12 boys and girls' teams from Rush clubs across the country. Teams compete against one another in a friendly tournament while also joining up to participate in training sessions on the field as well as classroom and social events off the field. Top coaches from within the Rush family comprise the staff that work with the players and team coaches throughout the event. Each team will have a dedicated staff coach to learn from over the course of the Fest.
REACH (Rush Equipment Assisting Children)
Through the REACH Program, Rush supports disadvantaged youth in developing countries by partnering with Rush soccer clubs, schools, nonprofit organizations, and communities to provide soccer uniforms and gear. By linking equipment donation to on-the-ground programs that develop youth soccer skills and promote health and education, REACH is contributing to stronger, healthier communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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. Players can move in and out of the player pool based on their current form. Select Team coaches have the final say in which players make the roster for any particular event.
College Advisory Program
The Rush Soccer Club is proud to provide a number of programs outside the normal realm of training, competition, and soccer related activities. One of those programs is the College Advisory Program or C.A.P. This program is run by C.A.P. Director Michael Gabb and is provided to our boys and girls teams U15 to U19.
Player Loan Program
The Player Loan Program is a Rush Soccer interclub player exchange opportunity that allows players from all Rush Soccer Branch Chapters to experience playing with other teams and Rush clubs from across the country. Its goal is to provide numerous opportunities for our members in order to facilitate and guide their development as well as helping them to achieve their individual goals and dreams.
International Player Program
Throughout the years, Rush has set up several successful community outreaches through the REACH Program. While visiting disadvantaged countries, it was evident that not only is there a deficiency of many basic needs but more importantly, a strong desire to provide increased opportunities for their young, talented players. Several of these communities have since become official Rush partners and are committed to exposing the Rush brand. Through player exchange programs with American based Rush clubs, International players are granted the opportunity to play in the United States while attending school and playing in the top leagues.
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. The 2014 Rush Summit will be held in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the Rush Festival.
The All Rush Team is a program that recognizes the top senior players from all the Rush clubs around the world, for both on field soccer skills and 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 Lindsey Horan, former All Rush recipient, Paris St. Germain player, and US Women’s National Team forward.
Recipients will be recognized on the Rush Website and receive a letter and $50 Soccer.com gift certificate in the mail via their club. We will continue to build Alumni of our Elite players as they progress through their soccer careers, with the hopes that many can emulate and maybe surpass the feats of some of the Rush Alumni greats such as Todd Dunivant, Conor Casey, Bobby Burling, and Jordan Angeli, along with some of the upcoming young pros such as Danielle Foxhoven and Lindsey Horan.