Junior Academy (6-11 Years)

The Washington Rush Junior Academy is designed for young boys and girls who are ready to experience soccer in our highly popular development program. Junior Academy is a place for players who are new to organized soccer, as well as the player who is ready to take the next step into a more competitive, yet fun environment. This program is for players who are not currently participating on a Washington Rush team. Players participate in a combination of training sessions and games (4v4 or 7v7).


Ages: 6-11 (Birth Years 2012-2016)
Dates: Monday
March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 10, 17
BOYS - 4:30-5:30
GIRLS - 5:40-6:40
Kasch Park

8811 Airport Rd
Everett, WA 98204
Cost: $125 (plus processing fee)


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Additional Program Details

Location: Kasch Park
Who: Boys and Girls not currently participating on a Washington Rush team.
Staffing: Junior Academy sessions will be led by Washington Rush coaches. Space is limited for ideal coach to player ratio.

Players are given a Junior Academy shirt at no cost when they join our program.


There are no tryouts – all players are placed on a Rush Junior Academy team. We do take into consideration age and individual skill level. Initial teams will be formed prior to our first session and we will make adjustments after the first training session if needed.

Yes! We encourage teams playing in the North County and US Club spring leagues to sign up.

Yes. Due to the age and desire to have a proper player to coach ratio, we limit the number of accepted players. This program fills up quickly, so be sure to register early! If the session you would like to sign up for is full, please make sure to sign up on our waitlist and we will contact you if space becomes available.

All players will receive a Rush Junior Academy shirt to be worn to training and games. Players are responsible for providing their own shorts, socks and shin guards and soccer cleats. Players should bring a size four ball and water bottle to trainings.

Confirmation emails will be sent once you are registered to the Junior Academy. A more detailed email will be sent out in the week prior to the program start date.

YES! Kasch Park weather can be very unpredictable - please make sure that your player dresses appropriately. As the weather conditions vary throughout the year, know that it is fine for players to wear sweatshirts and coats over their Junior Academy jersey.

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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.