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9/28/2020 Return-to-Play Update



On behalf of the Rush Board of Directors, we would like to thank all our staff, players, and families who have been diligent in following the Return to Play Phase 2 guidelines.  Everyone’s team effort in following these protocols helps us all move forward in our phased reopening. 
We are excited to share that the soccer community is making great progress with the Governor’s Safe Start reopening plan for Return to Play. Washington Youth Soccer has carefully considered what the soccer season should look like to keep players, staff, and families healthy while resuming play.  Their recommendations were recently submitted to local health authorities, and this well-thought-out plan is now in the process of approval with the Governor’s office. 

 For information on the plan, please visit:  https://washingtonyouthsoccer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/RCL-Return-To-Game-Day-League-Protocol-9.23.20.pdf

For the most up-to-date information on WYS Return to Play guidelines, go to: https://washingtonyouthsoccer.org/washington-youth-soccer-return-to-play-guidelines/#1597186553877-bd727424-fb59

Rush anticipates that the next phase of reopening will allow us to allow players to train more fully with the potential for approval to play games the weekend of October 10th or October 17th.  

As we continue to follow the Return to Play guidelines, we are optimistic that we can continue to do our part in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 by continuing to wear masks, use social distancing, and staying home when sick. 
Thank you for your continued support!!

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DA Philosophy

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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DA Vision
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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.