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10/6/2020 Return-to-Play Update

As you may have heard, Governor Inslee has released modified guidelines for youth sports, including youth soccer.  We are excited to share that the current guidelines now allow Rush to have full team training and scrimmages, with RCL and NPSL season expected to commence on the weekend of October 17/18.

Under Inslee's modified guidelines, Snohomish County is currently in the Moderate Level. 

What does this mean for youth soccer?
- Full team training is allowed
- Games and scrimmages are allowed
-       One parent spectator allowed per minor (under 18) participant; for players 18 or older, no spectators at all are allowed. Spectators must wear their masks at all times.
-       No tents or team benches are allowed. Players must remain at least 6 feet apart on the sideline.
-       No tournaments are allowed

All the other Back to Play guidelines are still in place. It is important that we continue to follow these guidelines in order to keep our players, coaches and staff healthy and safe.
Washington Rush Return to Play
Washington Youth Soccer Return to Play
Governor Jay Inslee's Professional Sports and Other Sporting Activities COVID-19 Requirements

If at any time, Snohomish County is no longer at the Moderate Level, we will communicate all changes to our families.

What's Next?
Coaches will be in touch about plans for breaking into teams and other game day related information. Please stay tuned for updates to this weekend's schedule.   

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Rush Coaches and Staff, we are extremely grateful for the hard work all of our families have done to keep our youth playing soccer in as safe of an environment as possible, and the patience and understanding you have shown as we all work toward the common goal of getting back to some form of normalcy on the field. With your help we will be able to stay on the field and have a great season!   

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.