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6/5/2020 Return-to-Play Update

Return-to-Play Policy PDF

With the recent announcement that Snohomish County has been approved for Phase 2 under Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan, we are excited to announce that Washington Rush is able to begin the next steps that will allow our players to “return to play” in a way that is safe and in line with all state and county requirements.  Our next steps include working with local fields in order to secure space for on-field training. 

In anticipation of on-field training, coaches will begin to put together small training groups of five players. Please note that training times and locations will be dependent upon field availability.

Washington Rush leadership has been working hard to develop our “return to play” policies.  Attached you will find an overview of these policies as well as an example of a field layout for small group training during Phase 2.  Actual field layouts will be determined by specific field dimensions.  We ask that each family carefully review this information with your player.  Our coaches will also be going through training to learn how to implement and uphold these important safety guidelines as we return to the field.  It is critical that we all work together to keep our players and coaches healthy and safe!    

We appreciate your continued support of Washington Rush and are very much looking forward to seeing you on the fields soon!

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.