Hidden Coaching Staff



Madison Collins
G01 Rush


Madison Collins is the newest addition to Washington Rush!  Madison brings with her an impressive background and a wealth of experience into the club.  Originally from Boise, Madison attended and played at Seattle University, where she became a double alumnae.  She received her bachelors in Psychology and went onto get her Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership.  Currently, she is the Assistant Director of UREC (University Recreation) at Seattle University.  Prior to returning to Seattle University as a full time employee, Madison was the Association Director for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee while living in Nashville.  


Throughout the years Madison has always stayed involved in soccer.   Once as a player for Seattle University and now as a coach.  "I went into coaching because of everything that the game has provided me both in my professional and playing careers. I enjoy being able to create the same experience and pass along my knowledge to players and to best prepare them for the next level whether it be club, high school, college or just playing for fun.” 


Madison was the women’s assistant coach for Boise State University for 5 years and the assistant for the College of Idaho for an additional 2 years.  While coaching at the different Universities, Madison also coached within the FC Nova youth soccer club and won two state championships with Girls 2002 ECNL (2015) and again with the Girls 1998 group in 2016.  When club season was on their H.S. break, Madison also took Bishop Kelly High School State Championship in 2016.  That same year Madison was awarded the NSCAA State and Regional Coach of the year!  Madison holds her USSF “B" license and Washington Rush are thrilled to have her join the staff.  Please welcome Madison!   
 

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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.