Players Resources

Player Resources

MN Rush College Advisiory Program (CAP)

The College Advisory Program is a comprehensive plan starting in 8th grade for our Rush Families to understand the recruitment process. Whether you plan to play soccer in college or not, we know this process is overwhelming and scary and CAP is here to help! There is NO OTHER club in the United States that can connect the dots as Rush can.

Start Here to understand the CAP program presented by Josh Tyler- Rush National CAP Director

Minnesota Rush Local Director- Morgan Bailey- mbailey@minnesotarush.com

Athletic Focus

Going to college with the intention of playing soccer? Let’s get started with what you should be doing year by year

Click here for a year-by-year breakdown

Players should be registered based on the grade that they will be in for the 2021-2022 school year.

College Fit Finder

College Fit Finder is Rush’s Exclusive Online Recruitment platform. All Rush players receive a FREE College Fit Finder Account!
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Academic Focus

Are Academics your focus when looking at colleges? Even if you don’t want to play soccer in college, CAP is still here for you!

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ACT / SAT PREP

With Magoosh, you’ll always be studying with the most updated, tried-and-tested materials, based on careful analysis of thousands of students’ answers. Magoosh won’t overwhelm you with questions; they make every question count!

Magoosh is desktop and mobile compatible so that you can study on the go anywhere you need
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Growth Opportunities

There are other opportunities outside of Minnesota Rush to help grow you as a player. Below is descriptions of opportunities that are available and should you need any assistance or have further questions about any of the programs then please reach out to Neil Cassidy ncassidy@minnesotarush.com

Player Loan Program

Being a member of Rush allows any of our players the opportunity to play with another Rush club, either domestically or internationally. To date, we have had several Rush players play with other Rush Clubs. If players are looking to get more college exposure than our select program, then I can help place them with a team that may be attending a showcase that we are not. If you are interested then please reach out to Neil Cassidy ncassidy@minnesotarush.com

Rush National Select Program

The Rush Select program is an international program in which Rush Soccer forms “all star teams” that are comprised of the top Rush players from all across the world.  The program starts from age U13 and is available through a players career with Rush Soccer ending at U19. These teams attend various events, both in the US and internationally on a yearly basis. The players get to see new ideas, play with top talent, learn from new coaches and develop as a player in a way most across the country can not.  The programs aim is to give the top players within Rush unique learning experiences that help them evolve as both a player and a person.

For Complete information please view the National website- https://www.rushselect.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1191876  You can also reach out to Neil Cassidy in the MN Rush office at any time- 507-280-7584 ext 3

Rush Fest

Rush Fest is a National Rush Program ran each July for players in the age the U12 age group. U12 Players / Teams from across the country come together in a central location to compete against each other and learn the “Rush Way”. Players can attend as individuals or as a team.  MN Rush staff will hold formal parent / team meetings in the spring to gauge the interest from players and teams. The intention of the Rush Fest is for the Rush National Technical Directors to begin evaluating players for the Rush National Program.  For more information please contact Neil Cassidy at ncassidy@minnesotarush.com

Girls Developmental Academy Program – Invitation only-

Salvo have brought the girls GDA program as an offering to their members within the past 18 months. They reached out to us to see if we would be interested in forming a partnership to allow our top identified female players a pathway to play/train with their GDA team. The GDA allows for a player to be part-time which means the player can still play for Minnesota Rush. This was very appealing to us as we did not have a pathway for our top players and that often meant they left our club for a club in the cities. With this partnership we gain access to one of the top female levels of play in the country. I work closely with the GDA coaches and they send me emails of age groups and number of players that they wish to train and get to look at to be a part of the team. I then reach out to our coaches and age group directors to identify players we think could be successful. More information on the GDA and Salvo can be found here – http://salvosoccer.org/programs/performance-soccer/performance-programs/girls-development-academy

We are working to find a similar option for our male players.

MN Rush Financial Aid

MN Rush has implemented a financial assistance policy for Competitive and REC soccer leagues- these include Fall Prep, Fall Competitive, Fall REC, Winter Academy, Spring REC and Spring Competitive. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis for each season.  Assistance must be applied for each season.

Applications are due at the time requested.  Applicants must provide proof of need either with a free / reduced school lunch letter from the school district or a personalized letter directed to the Executive Director (Kevin Lowery).  Please fill out the application below and email or mail it in along with your amount responsibility in the form of a check.  If we can not approve you we will return the check to you.  MN Rush will cover 60% of the program fees if approved.

MN Rush Financial Aid Form.pdf
(Click Here)

 

Minnesota ODP (Olympic Development Program) – Open tryouts

This program is run by our State Association which is Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). It is for youth ages U11-U17 both genders. A basic overview is that player’s tryout for the State team. If they make the State team then they travel with others that made the team to a regional camp where all of the other States in our region are in attendance (we are Region II). From that camp a regional team is selected to attend various inter-regional events and some international. For more information on the program and tryouts please visit – https://www.mnyouthsoccer.org/page/show/5616715-odp-overview

 

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