Academy Teams: U9-U10

Rush U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) Teams 2018-2019


Increased technical competency and preparation in the following areas:

  • Balance, coordination and control
  • Dribbling and ball mastery
  • Skill development – Fakes and Moves
  • Development of positive game behaviors – Creative, attacking players


The U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) teams will train twice a week as a team. Players will also receive technical training every week from directors in Rush where players work specifically on their ball mastery skills. This year a Rush Director will be joining the program weekly with the Rush coaches.

Teams will take 3 weeks off throughout the summer; Timing based on the coach’s discretion. November – late January is down time for the teams, but they will typically play in an indoor tournament, which is optional for each player and team.




The U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) teams will play 3-4 summer tournaments. Summer schedule will be release at the initial team meeting.


The U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) teams will play in a local (Snohomish County and Greater Seattle) 10-12 game league season in a 7-a-side format.


The U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) teams will play in a local (Snohomish County and Greater Seattle) 5-7 game league season in the spring in a 7-a-side format.

End of Year Jamboree

The U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) teams will end the year with a Jamboree against other RCL U9 (2010/2011) & U10 (2009) teams. In previous years this has been a one-day 4 game event in Tukwila.



Year tuition is $1,200 ($200.00 non-refundable down payment +$120 Volunteer Hours (refundable) due at registration --- 9 Monthly Installments of: $124.44)

What the player fee covers

  • Registration
  • League fees for the 2018-2019 soccer season
  • Game and training (practice) field rental
  • Directors and Administrative Staff
  • Goalkeeper training
  • Referees
  • Coaching fee
  • Facility, Storage & Equipment rentals
  • Website and Website Maintenance
  • Summer camp
  • Technical Training Sessions

Team Expenses/Player expenses

Each team will have a team budget that is approved by the team coach and director. The amount is divided by the number of players on the team. (Est. $200)

  • Team equipment
  • Tournaments


Each player will order their own uniform and any additional optional gear

  • Required: Home and Away adidas Jersey, two Shorts, two Socks, Warm-up/training jacket and blue training tee. (Est. $225)
  • Uniforms are on a 2-year cycle. 2017-2018 is the first year
  • Optional: Warm up/training pants, backpack, adidas training short and sock 

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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

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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.