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10/21/2020 Return-to-Play Update

We wanted to share that Washington Youth Soccer and the Governor's Office has provided additional clarification regarding the Return to Play status for Snohomish County. We are currently cleared to play through the end of the month, with the next evaluation on November 1st per the Sporting Activities FAQ released by the Governor's Office that can be found here. Specifically, we clarified that the DOH COVID-19 Risk Assessment dashboard will be consulted on the 1st and 15th of each month and activities must be adjusted accordingly going forward starting the following week.   

However, in light of the current COVID positive case spike in Washington and Snohomish County, Washington Rush has made the decision to move all of our matches for the next two weekends to in-house scrimmages. We are hopeful that in doing so, we continue to keep our players and coaches safe as we all work together to try to bring the rising case count back down.  Training sessions will continue as they did last week, and players should continue to follow all protocol shared in recent team meetings.

We are working on the in-house scrimmage schedule for the next two weekends and will have that out shortly. 

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.