Where Education Meets Sport
College Advisory Program
Going to college with the intention of playing soccer? Let’s get started with what you should be doing year by year. Even if you don’t want to play soccer in college, CAP is still here for you!
What is CAP?
The College Advisory Program is designed to guide our families and clubs through the recruitment process by providing support, services and resources to maximize their success.
Our Full Time Regional CAP Directors will work with our players to provide important, specific, year-by-year information, regardless of your intention to play soccer in college or not. We encourage parents and players to actively engage with their coaches and Regional CAP Director throughout the process.
Through Regional Showcase Teams and the Guest Playing Program, CAP can connect the dots more than any other club in the world. With over 70 Domestic Rush Clubs, wherever you want to play: Rush can get you there.
Did you know that you will get more money for academics than athletics? It’s true and Rush wants to help you earn as much scholarship dollars as you can. Whether you decide to play soccer in college or not, CAP is here for you. ACT/SAT Prep classes, keeping on track for NCAA eligibility, Tuition Rewards, finding local scholarship, understand what FAFSA is and much more. The College Advisory Program is for EVERYONE
RushCollege.com is an exclusive FREE, Rush only resource dedicated to providing education for our players, parents and clubs about the recruitment process. Here you will be able to find hundreds of blog post and CAP Chat’s about everything recruitment, including FAFSA and parent resources.
The Best of the Best
What is Rush Select?
The Rush Select program is an international program in which Rush Soccer forms “all star teams” that are comprised of the top Rush players from all across the world. The program starts from age U13 and is available through a players career with Rush Soccer ending at U19. These teams attend various events, both in the US and internationally on a yearly basis. The players get to see new ideas, play with top talent, learn from new coaches and develop as a player in a way most across the country can not. The programs aim is to give the top players within Rush unique learning experiences that help them evolve as both a player and a person.
The Rush Select Program is designed to give extended opportunities to the elite-level players in Rush. Domestically it gives older players opportunities to be recruited at college showcase events and allows the younger players to compete against the best players in the country. There are international training programs and international tournaments of which both often include attendance to professional games including Champions League games. The long-term goal is to identify and put players in a competitive environment for the potential selection for a Rush men’s and women’s professional teams.
How Do I Join?
Players are scouted beginning at the Rush Fest with the U13 age group. We also take recommendations from each club’s Technical Director to form the pool of players for each age group. The U14 & U15 players will be scouted at the Centers to be selected for a regional team and then later a national team. U16-U18 players will be selected for a national first or second team. The pool of players is constantly evolving and players come and go as the team ages up. Making the Select team once does not mean a player will always be involved and players can be added to the pool at any time with a Technical Director or Scout recommendation.
Top Quality Learning Resources
What is Rush Development?
Rush Soccer Development is an exclusive platform to all Rush Soccer Coaches, Players, and Parents that offers access to multiple educational resources and the entire Rush Way. Webinars and podcasts with some of the most renowned professionals in the industry, goalkeeping specific education, an exclusive educational blog with hundreds of articles in several coaching topics, in-person events, a 10-month Mentor program, international traveling, access to licensing opportunities, and a unique Rush Coaching Course and certificate are just some of the benefits that Rush Soccer Members enjoy through it.
The Rush Coaching Manual is a web and phone app that offers all Rush Coaches FREE access to all the Rush Way training sessions and activities, as well as it’s fully Rush customized Season Planner. Rush clubs’ directors create all of their teams, assign coaches, and define their season plans through this incredible tool.
Train @ Home
Our Train @ Home Program can also be found at Rush Soccer Development and complements on the field training by giving all Rush players with a drive to continuously improve an opportunity to practice their ball skills, mental toughness, fitness, goalkeeping skills, game understanding, and nutritional habits from the comfort of their living rooms. No matter the rain, the snow, nor the heat of the summer! Each training category is led by a top coach within the Rush network and the players get an opportunity to compete with other Rush players from all over the world to win awards and be highlighted as the best of the week in Rush Soccer’s social media and the Train @ Home platform.
Rush Gives Back
What is REACH?
Rush Equipment Assisting CHildren was established in 2002 as a humanitarian effort within Rush Soccer. Players donate their used soccer gear and equipment, such as uniforms, socks, cleats, soccer balls, etc., which Rush Soccer then inventories to ship to different Rush Soccer Clubs around the world. Players and club members are encouraged to take the opportunity to donate their time as well to help sort, package, and ship gear to less fortunate children around the globe.
Rush Soccer understands that this program would not be able to impact the lives it does today without the help of our players and families that work so hard for REACH In order to give back to our members, Rush Soccer offers a REACH Scholarship to rising college freshmen to aid in their academic pursuits. Applicants are required to have been a REACH Ambassador within their club for at least 2 years, be in good academic standing, including a personal statement/letter of intent, have 2 letters of recommendation (one academic, one athletic), and exemplify Rush Core Values and the Rush Way. Experience as a Rush Soccer player will also be considered.
How Can I Help?
REACH is a volunteer-driven program. If you have an interest in helping change children’s lives and their communities, the REACH Program needs you! Something as simple as a soccer ball makes a difference, so whether you join REACH by donating your gear, choose to contribute money for shipping, or give your time by assisting your club with collections, you are REACH-ing in and changing lives.
Welcome to 11v11
What is Rush Fest?
The week-long festival of soccer joins competitive games, training sessions, classrooms sessions and a host of social events in one of the most unique soccer events anywhere in the country. Teams compete against one another in morning games that are bracketed for like ability and afternoon training, including keeper specific training, and classroom sessions run by top coaches from within the Rush family working with the players and team coaches.
How Do I Register?
$1,800 – Full Team (14+ players)
$140 – Individual (1-13 players)
Full team deposit is $250
Deposits for full team is due April 1
Full payment for individuals due April 1
Explore the World with Rush
What is Rush Travel?
Rush Travel offers opportunities for all Rush players to travel internationally and combine soccer with an amazing cultural experience into one trip. Currently we have five destinations set which include The Alps, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy and Western Europe
Rush, along with our international travel partners will provide a unique experience for your club team. During your travels you will compete against teams from the region as well as take in all the sights and experiences of the country of your choice. Enjoy this amazing cultural experience with your teammates!