Albert Lea Fall Competitive Program



General information

The fall competitive program offers a more challenging and competitive playing environment than is typically provided by local recreational leagues.  The primary goal for our competitive team program is to help each player reach his or her maximum potential with regards to soccer, as well as to give our players the best possible resources to develop successful teams.  

Competitive teams are generally carried over from the spring / summer program. Players new to the competitive program are usually paired together to form a team. Teams practice 2 times per week and participate in the MYSA or SMSL league with games on the weekends.

**Please note – at the time of this publication, the U9 and U10 divisions are still being discussed by the member clubs within SMSL on what is the best format for these players. For the 2022 spring, most played jamboree style games – this is being evaluated. As soon as we know at the club level we will let all that are registered know and we will post an update. The U9 and U10 teams will either compete in a league format, jamboree format, or sign up for tournaments. 

Season Dates

Teams will begin practicing 2X times a week late August- weather permitting.  The season will conclude by late October, some teams will complete earlier depending on league schedule.  League schedule comes from SMSL.  In the fall all teams will play on the weekends- generally most of the games are on Saturdays. Practice nights are below- please note the coach is able to change the nights if they have to. If this happens and the player can no longer participate, we will provide a refund.

Practice Nights

Girls- M/W
Boys- T/TH

League Games

 Teams will participate in SMSL Soccer League.  Black (C2) and Blue (C3) teams will play teams from surrounding clubs.  

League play starts in August and concludes in October.

Birth Year Guidelines

Fall 2022 Birth Year Guideline

2008- U14    
2009- U14    
2010- U13     
2011- U12     
2012- U11
2013- U10

2014- U9



Please note- Fall 2021 will begin the new uniform cycle. The uniform cycle is good for 2 years.  All players will need to purchase a new uniform kit. 

All participants will be required to play with the MN Rush uniform kit. Kits will include home and away socks, shorts, and jerseys. Kits are currently anticipated to cost around $70 (this includes taxes and shipping) We will have these uniforms for 2 full years. Uniforms are at the office, inside Rush World, for players to try on.  Please email the office or call to set up a time to stop by. PLEASE NOTE: With the new jerseys we are reassigning jersey numbers.

**If you already have the uniform below you will not need to buy a new one. 

After registration closes we will email everyone the instructions on how to order.



Cost / Registration

$135 for U9 and U10 players
$170 for U11-U18 players

**Payment plan options will be available as you complete the registration

**Full Refunds will be given if the season is cancelled due to COVID

Deadline to register- July 31st

To apply for Minnesota Rush Financial Aid, please fill out the pdf below and mail or email to Minnesota Rush. MN Rush offers a wonderful financial aid plan for anyone that receives free and reduced lunch.  Please fill out the below application and contact Annie Block at or by calling 507-280-7584 ext 2

MN Rush Fin Aid.pdf

Girls Registration please click here

Boys Registration please click here

Player cost covers:

  • Coaching Fees
  • Age group Staff Coaches
  • All SMSL player fees
  • All Park & Rec Fees for Field Maintenance
  • Team training fields
  • Website / Online registration platform
  • Team training equipment
  • Office staff