Tryout FAQ

Washington Rush Tryout FAQ

Team tryouts will be in-person for the 2022-2023 season.
Please Register for PREMIER Team Tryouts: HERE
Register for SELECT Team Tryouts: HERE

Players will attend an in-person tryout. We encourage your player to attend as many tryout days as possible so that the coaches get to evaluate your child. Following tryouts, a coach will be in touch with you regarding your child's team placement. All players will get a call within 48 hours of the last tryout.

Players who are selected to be placed within WA Rush will receive an additional email with instructions on how to secure their spot with the Club. To secure a spot, players will be asked to:
• Complete our Club registration process
• Pay a non-refundable down payment of $250, plus processing fees

Yes, we think all players should play other sports at a young age. Eventually they may choose one primary sport, but we do not require you to specialize in only soccer.

Washington Rush Teams are named in the following order:

Rush - A Team
Nero - B Team
Azul - C Team
Cinza - D Team

Yes, players can and do move to different teams throughout the year. We understand that some players might not show well at team placements or they may excel once they are in our training environment. We will make sure players are playing with the appropriate level.

Yes, players can be added to the roster throughout the year.

We primarily train and play at Kasch Park in Everett; however, we also use other fields in the Everett, Mill Creek, and Mukilteo area.

Yes. Please contact Sandy Baker for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.