About Rush

Washington Rush is the Regional Club for North County Youth Soccer Association.  We are associated with the nationally recognized Rush Program that was developed in Colorado and is now found in over 24 states and also worldwide.  The Rush players will have the opportunity to participate in National Rush Programs, National Rush Teams and be a part of Rush worldwide.  The Rush players will participate in the Regional Club League (RCL) for teams U8-U19, as well as, other Washington Youth Leagues.

At Washington Rush, we are committed to the development of healthy youth through the game of soccer.  We firmly believe in the value of sports – and soccer in particular – for promoting the physical, mental and social well-being of the youth player.  Our coaches seek to impart a love of the game and to develop each player’s technical and tactical capabilities to their fullest potential, while teaching life skills and leadership through teamwork and sportsmanship. We are committed to providing the highest-quality soccer experience for players and families alike and the highest level of competitive play in the State of Washington.  Finally, we strive to be a prized asset of our community both as a resource for local youth soccer organizations and as a model organizational citizen.  



Rush Tutor Program
Rush Technical Training
National Player Loan Program
- Friday Night Finishing
- Friday Night Footwork
College Advisory Program (CAP)
Rush Festival
Reach Program
- Rush Camp
Private Training Program



  • Accountability:  Be accountable for your actions and hold others accountable for their actions.  Who am I ultimately accountable to, and who judges my work?
  • Advice:  Seek out advice and aspire to be the best.  In order to learn, we must be open to learning and consider the advice of others.  Are you coachable?
  • Empathy:  Empathy is at the core of solid relationships.
  • Enjoyment:  Enjoy your work, this is a gift.  The desires of diligent workers are satisfied.
  • Humility: Apologize when you make a mistake.  Forgive others and do not look back.
  • Leadership: Leaders strive to be trustworthy, honest and sincere. They possess traits such as integrity and honor.  They are willing to serve others and sacrifice their own interests.  Leaders are constructive and hardworking.  
  • Passion:  Passion always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres.  Passion never fails.  
  • Respect:  Respect everyone.  Respect the opponent, the rules, your colleagues, your superiors and subordinates.  Be thoughtful and considerate.    
  • Safety: Our environment is safe.  This includes the office, our travels, the fields and our bodies.  Safety is not only physical safety from harm, but safety from ridicule and attack.  We are comforted and encouraged in the club.  We portray self-control and kindness to our staff, our colleagues and players.
  • Tenacity:  To be successful, persevere….persevere but do not be anxious. Fear no one.  Be strong and courageous.  Work when no one is looking, even when the circumstances are not right and everyone else quits.  Diligence never loses because it never quits.  Out work your opponent, and most importantly, work smart.  Don’t wait for external inspiration.  The people who go far do so because they motivate themselves and give life their best, regardless of how they feel.  
  • Unity:  Together all things are possible.  When your teammates are down, bear each other’s burdens; conversely, celebrate your teammate’s successes.
DA Events
Further updates upon release from US Soccer.
DA Philosophy


“The Rush Way to Play is based upon movement and activity by both player and ball. Possession-oriented does not fully describe how we play; attack-oriented does. Whether in possession or in defense, we are attacking. Rush Players play with freedom, yet understand the importance of responsibility and the balance between the two. Rush teams are flexible and adapt to varying circumstances. The Rush Way to Play represents both passion and purpose”.

•     Players are to be comfortable with a possession-based passing game, where the team will look to try and play out from the back in a coordinated and controlled manner and is developed through the thirds in order to produce goal-scoring opportunities when possible

•     Players will look to recognize opportunities to play forward and execute counter-attacking opportunities where possible but not at the expense of losing possession

•     Players will, upon losing possession, look to immediately regain possession by defending from the front as a preferred option, or to drop and establish a compact defensive shape when unable to do so

•     Above all, our teams are expected to display a competitive and winning mentality – winning games is of importance; however, this is not at the expense of the playing philosophy

The U12 age group will predominantly focus on technical development incorporating decision-making and consideration for basic principles of play. They will play predominantly in a flexible 4-2-2 formation with players encouraged to rotate positions. The U13 & U14 age groups will focus more toward tactical understanding and technical refinement. Players will still be required to have an understanding of a range of positions but as they progress through this phase should begin to develop a primary position within the team. 11v11 games will adopt a flexible 4-3-3 formation. The key aspect regarding formations is that they are a guide. The style of play is dictated by the playing philosophy and takes precedence overall.

DA Vision
DA Vision info coming soon.
DA Facilities
Kasch Park

Cavelero Middle High School

Archbishop Murphy High School

Mill Creek Sports Park

Futsal Text goes here.
DA Academy Graduates to Sounders FC
Info coming soon.
DA Uniforms
As part of our agreement with Adidas, Washington Rush provides all uniform items for Development Academy players. Items included in this agreement are Home and Away Jerseys, Shorts and Socks, Warm-Up Jacket and Pants, Cleats and Runners.