The fun doesn't stop off the field


Join us at the Colorado Rapids vs. St. Louis City match after our Opening Ceremonies, on Sunday, July 7th. If you’re staying through Saturday the 13th discount tickets are also available for the Rapids vs. NY Redbulls game. Kick-offs are at 7:30p.

The following offer is exclusive to teams participating in the tournament. If your team is looking to come out together, it is highly encouraged to do one full order via the link below to ensure seats are next to one another or book one of the following experiences. If your team is not interested in attending feel free to forward this email or the link below to players and their parents to still attend.

Post-game Q&A with a Rapids Player, stay after the match to hear from a Rapids player about how they got to where they are today! Post-game Photo on the Field, after the match head down to the field to take a picture with your group at midfield!

Canopy: Hang out in this hospitality space all game with your team. This space includes two slices of pizza and a Coke beverage per guest.

Picnics: Do you have a couple of teams that are close? This pre-game picnic option is for 75 or more individuals and includes BBQ catering and a Coke beverage.

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Colorado's Best Waterpark

Water World is a water park that is part of the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District and is located in Federal Heights, Colorado, roughly 10 miles north of downtown Denver, Colorado. The park first opened in August 1979 with the first two waterslides in the state of Colorado, the Bonzai Pipeline.

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 Full-day and Half-day guided tours are always a Rush Fest off-day favorite. Use the code RUSHSOCCER2024 for 10% off.

Downstream Adventures

Experience Colorado With a Whitewater rafting trip down the Clear Creek River, with Beginner, Intermediate, or advanced half or full-day trips. Top-quality rafting near the heart of Denver, Colorado. With stunning natural landscapes and more rapids per mile than any other commercially run stretch of white water in Colorado, Clear Creek is the perfect destination for all your rafting needs!

Whether you’re new to the water or a rafting veteran, with our qualified guides, top-of-the-line equipment, awesome location, and commitment to rafting safety, you’re guaranteed a fun ride. Choose your ideal trip featuring some of the best white water rafting that Colorado has to offer, Downstream Adventures has you covered for all your white water rafting needs!

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Use the code SOCCER2024 for 10% off.

Colorado's Largest & Fastest Ziplines

Ride down Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines ranging from 850ft to over 1,900ft long, with speeds up to 60mph and up to 250ft above ground! Zipline over 1.5 miles on 6 different ziplines! Our zipline course is located in a beautiful nature park nestled in the Rocky Mountains only 30 minutes from Denver.

What is Rush Fest?

Save The Date

Rush Fest is an annual event held in mid-July that brings together U12 boys’ and girls’ teams and players from Rush clubs across the country and around the world. Rush Fest marks the transition from 9v9 to full-sided 11v11 games. The inaugural Rush Fest took place in 2008 with 12 teams, today over 48 teams are in attendance each year.

The week-long festival of soccer joins competitive games, training sessions, classroom 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 similar abilities 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.

The event has both an opening and closing ceremony that is often the highlight of the week as players get to hang out, dance, and sing Rush songs with players from across the Rush nation and fuse life-long friendships.   We do not forget the adults either with a high-level coaching clinic for all coaches in attendance and a world-class parent education session.

The event is designed to give the players the most fun soccer experience of their life, with education, games, and memories they will never forget.

Rush Fest for Coaches


Coaching Education

The Rush Fest will give coaches the opportunity to learn first-hand about the Rush Way. Each day we will see coaches engage in an active learning environment. Coaches will be challenged to take part in a number of tasks including teaching players the Rush Way to warm up and defend corners. A coaching education clinic will also be held during the week. We look forward to supporting coaches on their journey in better serving players.

Coaching Pairing

To afford all the players at the event the best experience possible we ask that the head coaches (or assigned coaches) of each team assist another team within the event.


Why do we do this?

Rush aims to give all players the best experience possible. Assistant coaches can add knowledge, enthusiasm, and a unique opportunity for players to experience working with a coach from a different Rush club.


Pairing coaches will allow for the development of relationships, sharing of knowledge and ideas between coaches. As well as the opportunity for head coaches to develop staff management skills, assigning staff to specific roles and responsibilities.


It is an expectation that all staff actively engage in games, whether acting as the head or assistant coach. Assistant coaches are also expected to lead the team training session that will be held during Fest. This allows the players to hear a different coaching voice, maybe a different style and allow some coaching education for the team coach also.



We ask that each coach contacts the coach listed as your partner to introduce yourself and give any relevant information about your team you feel necessary.  On the first night of the coaches meeting (immediately following the Opening Ceremony) we will have a chance to get together and meet before the morning games.


Something for Everyone

Fest Developmental

This is well suited to players who are interested in enhancing their technical skills. while participating in fun games and developmentally appropriate activities with professional coaching staff. Developmentally appropriate and challenging activities are applied around specific daily themes like dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting and finishing, first touch.  Players will be empowered to make their own decisions and solve their own problems in a positive learning environment.   The goal is to maximize fun by maximizing their touches on the ball.

Please Contact Us

Interested in Volunteering?

    Would you or your child like to volunteer at Rush Fest? Register for our volunteer list to see how YOU can help be a part of us behind the scenes!

    Volunteers can help with a variety of tasks during the event, like field setup, coaching in the Thunder or Developmental camps, or even helping at Movie Night! We could use some helping hands anxious to be more involved. Register as a volunteer, and we will coordinate with you/your family prior to the event.

    Thanks, and again, we appreciate your help!!

    General Inquiries

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who Can Register?

    Rush Fest is for 2012 Boys & Girls Rush teams, regardless of where you reside. Physically filling out registration should be done by a coach or team manager (or parent, if you are only registering an individual.) We will have all levels of play, from DA teams to lower level and everything in between.

    Do I Have To Bring My Whole Team?

    Every 2012 is welcome! While we encourage full teams to attend so that you get to experience traveling with your entire team, it is not a requirement. We still encourage players to sign up as individuals or partial teams!

    Can I Register As An Individual?

    Yes – if you are able to attend but you are from a state without a specific 2012 team, or there are not enough players to make the journey as a team, we have the option to register as an individual, and Rush Soccer will place you on a team for the week.

    Do I Have to Stay In A Specific Hotel?

    Yes, Rush Fest is a “stay-to-play” event and you will reserve your block of rooms through the Fest Hotel Registration at this link

    How Can Parents Book Hotels For The Same Rate And Location?

    Parents can book their hotels via the same link as players and coaches; however, we ask that you are courteous with your room block – space is limited, and we want as many teams/players as possible to have their choice of hotel.

    When Should I Book My Arrival And Departure Dates?

    The opening Ceremony will commence at 5pm on Sunday, July 7th, and the last games will conclude by 2:00 pm on Friday, July 12th. Colorado has so much to offer in the summertime, we recommend you stay a few extra days to have some fun!

    Okay, I Registered - Now What?

    You should receive an email detailing your registration submission. You will receive a Google Doc to fill out pertinent information regarding your team and will receive emails from Nik to collect payment, rosters, etc.

    Are Parents Encouraged To Attend?

    Absolutely, this is a Rush-wide festival and we believe the parents should attend to experience the Rush Way in full effect too. We are asking the players to stay together in rooms with chaperones and coaches and not stay in the same room as their parents. This is likely the first time that the players are traveling and staying together as a team and we want to make sure that we give them the responsibility but under the supervision of their chaperones. Learning the Rush Way to travel is a part of this event!

    What Is Expected Of A Rush Chaperone?

    Rush chaperones are volunteers and without them, this event wouldn’t be possible. Generally, chaperones are responsible, soccer-loving, and able to pass a background check. Specifically for this event, a chaperone must be punctual, tireless and attentive. Typically a chaperone at the Rush Fest is responsible for driving the team to and from the fields, arranging all meals, sorting travel items, etc. Contact us if you need guidance.

    What Is The ``Gift Exchange``?

    One of the big events we plan is a “kids only” (not strictly) social event in which players socialize amongst each other and exchange Rush gifts from their local club. It is a blast! We recommend you bring an item per child, but by all means bring more – the more a player starts with, the more they can trade for with other clubs! Your item can be anything customized to your local Rush club. (ie Colorado Rush t-shirts, Alaska Rush hat, etc.)

    Do We Have To Bring Our Own Equipment?

    Coaches are responsible for bringing their own cones and pennies and we recommend the players each bring a size 5 ball. With over 60 teams anticipated we are unable to provide equipment for all teams, unfortunately.

    Meet the

    Rush Fest Coordinators

    Nik Penn Headshot

    Rush Fest Coordinator

    Nik Penn
    Josh Tyler Headshot

    Opening & Closing Ceremonies

    Josh Tyler
    Pablo Toledo Headshot

    Rush Development & Education

    Pablo Toledo
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