Mighty Mites
MIGHTY MITES is our response to the many parents who have asked if they can enroll their 4, 5 and 6-year-olds in our soccer programs. While we believe it is too early for these kids to be placed on teams and play competitively, we understand that there are many younger players who can't wait to get out and play soccer.

MIGHTY MITES bridges this gap. MIGHTY MITES have the opportunity to play fun activities and games together in a group environment, developing balance, coordination, kinetic awareness, and a love for the game.

MIGHTY MITES programs run parallel to our other WA Rush programs. MIGHTY MITES will be given a ball & T-shirt (included in your registration fee). Please have your players wear their T-shirt and shin guards, and bring their ball to each session. Cleats are optional.

Program Details

Location – Kasch Park Turf Fields– 8811 Airport Way, Everett WA 98204. MAP
Dates – Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 2021 (6 sessions total)
Time – During the registration process you will be prompted to choose a session:

  • Session 1 -  4:30- 5:15PM
  • Session 2 -    5:30- 6:15PM 

Cost - $75 plus $2 processing fee- includes tee-shirt and ball


Mighty Mites FAQs

Who coaches the Mighty Mites?
All sessions are ran by Rush Coaching Staff. You can learn more about our coaches here:  http://www.washingtonrush.com/index.php/about-rush/coaching-staff

How are teams picked?
There are no teams in Mighty Mites, only training groups mixed with boys and girls.

Is space limited? 
Yes. Due to the age and desire to have a proper player to coach ratio, we limit the number of accepted players. Each session will have a maximum of 20 players.

How do I chose my session time? 
While registering online, you will have the opportunity to select your desired session time as long as there is space available.

Is there a wait list? 
Yes, there will be a wait list operating on first come first serve basis.

What should my player wear?  
All players will receive a Mighty Mites shirt to be worn to sessions. Players are responsible for providing their own black shorts, black socks and soccer cleats. Players will also be provided with a size 3 soccer ball.

What do I do once I am registered?  
Confirmation emails will be sent once you are registered to the Mighty Mites program. A more detailed email will be sent out in the week prior to the program start date. If our program is full, you can sign up on our waitlist and we will contact you if we are able to place you in a training group.

For more information regarding our Mighty Mites program, please contact Carlos Correa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DA Events
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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

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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.