Hidden Coaching Staff



Russ Luetyn
B08 Azul


Russ joins Rush for the 2017/2018 season and brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience. He has enjoyed soccer at every level and has seen it from all perspectives. Growing up in Lake Stevens, Russ has played, coached, and refereed in the area for many years. When he shifted into coaching, he started at the recreational level, and then moved on to select and premier with the Lake Stevens Eclipse, Snohomish United, and North County Avalanche. Russ also was the Lake Stevens High school JV boys coach for 5 years and helped them earn their first winning season.  The next 5 years he spent at Arch Bishop Murphy High School as the Head boys coach and became the first coach to have an undefeated season. Russ also still found time to join the Olympic Development Program where he served as the head coach for the U16 age group.  

Russ puts a lot of emphasis into technical work in training and believes “that strong footwork and continuous practice of the basic skills can create a strong foundation for an individual and ultimately the team.”   Russ loves a controlled passing game along with an organized but aggressive defensive style to obtain success. Effort, desire, and fun are keys elements of the Russ' coaching style.


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 When Russ is not coaching you may catch him at the dog park with his dog Brandy or out on his jet ski at Lake Stevens.  


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DA Philosophy

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.

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DA Vision
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DA Facilities
Kasch Park

Cavelero Middle High School

Archbishop Murphy High School

Mill Creek Sports Park

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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.