Premier Teams: U9-U10

Washington Rush Premier U9-U10 teams are the progressive stepping stone for the individual player from the recreational level into select/premier soccer. Below is an outline of what a year is like for a player in these age groups .

Premier U9-U10 Coaches for the current 2022-2023 season

Boys U8 (2015) Girls U8 (2015)
B15 Rush Travis Fortier    
Boys U9 (2014) Girls U9 (2014/2015)
B14 Rush Rod Pena G14/15 Rush Ricardo Rivera
B14 Nero Justin Ell G14/15 Nero Kylee Billings
Boys U10 (2013) Girls U10 (2013)
B13 Rush Matt Stueckle G13 Rush Marco Lopez
B13 Nero Efren Martinez G13 Nero TBD
B13 Azul Rush Staff G13 Azul TBD


U9 and U10 teams train 2-times a week. Each training session is 75 minutes. Rush Premier Directors will join these training sessions on a weekly basis to help provide technical training, specific training plans, oversight and guidance for coaches and players within the age group.


Increased technical competency and preparation in the following areas:

• Teamwork and understanding good training habits

• Balance, Coordination and Control

• Dribbling and Ball Mastery

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• Skill development – Feints, Moves and Turns

• Passing and Finishing Technique

• Development of positive game behaviors – Creative, attacking players

• Introduction to positional roles in a team shape



We will continue to follow guidance from the government and health organizations, as well as our regional soccer organizations, regarding a timeline and structure for club activities. Scheduled events, league outlook and time off may be subject to change. The health and wellbeing of our players and families are our number one priority.


Training will begin after tryouts in late May. Teams take approximately three weeks off during the summer. Timing of these breaks is based on the coach’s discretion and will be communicated at the initial team meeting.

The U9 and U10 teams will play in 3-4 summer jamborees or tournaments, plus attend a local team day camp.


Our U9 and U10 teams will play in a local (Snohomish County and Greater Seattle) 10-12 game league season in a 7-a-side format. Schedules for the fall season will be released in August with the first league game starting early September. Games will continue every weekend until mid-November and potential reschedules into early December.

U9 and U10 teams take time off between mid-November and late January. During December, teams will play in a Rush-only holiday indoor tournament.


Our U9 and U10 teams will also play in a 5-7 game winter/spring league season. These games will also be played in the Snohomish County and Greater Seattle area in a 7-a-side format. Teams may opt to play in a year end tournament or jamboree starting in March. The season will conclude in late March or April.


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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.

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Cavelero Middle High School

Archbishop Murphy High School

Mill Creek Sports Park

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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.