Hidden Coaching Staff

Oliver Gore
G08 Nero

Oliver Gore comes to Washington Rush from Billings, Montana.  He has been part of the coaching staff at Rocky Mountain College for both the Men’s and Women’s program for the past 3 years.  While at Rocky Mountain College, he helped with their summer ID camps, and assisted the coaching staff with training sessions and game day situations.  He also had a stint at Magic City Soccer Club for several years as their Technical Director for the Academy program (u10-U12 girls).  This allowed him to oversee 25 teams and coaches and implement a solid development plan for their players.
Oliver holds a BS in Exercise Science and a Minor in Coaching from Rocky Mountain College. He also has his USSF ‘E’ License.  Not only does Oliver have sound coaching experience, he was also a Student Athlete at Rocky Mountain College.  He earned and was awarded All American First Team – 2013, NAIA National Player of the Year – 2013, All-time leading goal/points scorer in program history, and was named 4 time Players and 4 time Coaches “Player of the Year” at Rocky Mountain College.      

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DA Events
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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
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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.