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One of our Rush parents wanted to start a donation drive for our Coach Boris Polevoy’s family in Ukraine.  They are really struggling right now.  Hopefully we can generate some donations to help them through this difficult time. Any size donation helps them.  They are all very grateful for any support.

TO DONATE:  Contact Ron Heiman is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. his venmo is @Ron-Heiman
 Contact for Boris Polevoy is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. his venmo is @Boris-Polevoy.

Meet Boris’s Family. Written by Boris….

Zhana is my niece, she is married to Ivan and has two kids, Vanka (14 yo) and Emilya (11 yo). Their city, Kryvyi Rih, was safe early in the war, but recently began to experience attacks and shelling. They decided to remain as they thought they were safe and some kind of peace agreement would have been reached by now, but now they aren't so sure with the increased attacks. Many civilian buildings in their town have been attacked, and now they are confined to their apartment except when they need to risk leaving for supplies. The kids are doing their best to continue doing online school. Zhana is terrified about their safety, and they are many hours from any safe borders, so they are reluctant to try and leave now.

Marta is my niece, and just got married last fall to Vova. She initially fled the country to Poland without her husband and assumed this conflict would be temporary. She ultimately decided to go back home to be with her husband, as she was torn about leaving him behind. They are currently in a quiet village outside of Rivne. Military buildings nearby have been attacked, but no civilian structures have come under fire yet. In the last few weeks her husband's work has ceased, and their income has been cut off completely.

David is my nephew, he just turned 20 and had joined the military last summer. He has been fighting this war from the start and has been deployed to many of the hot spots. He has occasionally been able to update his sister Marta that he is alive, but things are very difficult. He doesn't get to provide any details. 

Andrey is my nephew and lives and works in Lviv. He is on the reserve list for deployment but is currently in the stable. While Lviv has had some attacks to military structures, it is overall the safest large city in Ukraine at this time. Unfortunately, the rest of my family members are not close to Lviv and traveling there carries a high risk. Right now, all the aid is aimed at those have been completely displaced from their homes. Those remaining at home are largely cut off from resources. At this point in time, with the country in an active war, availability of work and food are becoming scarce. Currently my family's most important needs are having the funds to cover food and supplies which are increasingly expensive and becoming unaffordable in these conditions, and the ability to remain in communication with their phones. Here is a picture of the kids, my great nephew and niece, when I visited them in Kryvyi Rih last summer.

UPDATE ON DAVID:  Davis has been recently wounded during active duty. He will be ok, but needs time to recover. 

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“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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