Hidden Coaching Staff



Jamey Martinez
B05 Development Academy, G05 Rush and G02 Nero


Washington Rush is delighted to announce the hiring of Jamey Martinez
 
Jamey brings a high level of playing and coaching experience to Rush.  He has been coaching for over 20 years and holds both his USSF “A” license and National Youth License.  Jamey spent the past 7 years at Snohomish as a director and coach. 
 
Jamey’s passion for the game grew years back while playing soccer at recess in 2nd grade at the same time the 1986 World Cup was televised.  From that point he was hooked on the sport and never looked back.  He grew up playing in Canon City, Colorado in the youth soccer systems there and was eventually recruited by the University of Washington.
 
Some of his fondest memories as a player include winning a state championship, UW soccer travel and becoming a part of the US Youth National team at the age of 15 where he traveled across Europe. Jamey always had an interest in coaching and began doing soccer camps for kids and started to earn his coaching certifications.  
 
Jamey would characterize his ideal style of play as highly technical and thoughtful passing teams that look to build out of the back with purpose. Jamey’s favorite moments “are when former player’s reach out after coaching them to say hi and thank him for the influence he had in their lives.”  
 All of Rush is excited to have you work with our program



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DA Events
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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 Academy Graduates to Sounders FC
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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.