Hidden Coaching Staff
Kylee Billings


Kylee grew up in Monroe and her parents got her playing soccer early on as a recreational player. She fell in love with the sport instantly and went onto play for some highly competitive teams in the area at the premier level. As a player she enjoyed some pretty remarkable moments and a highlight was prior to her first year of collegiate soccer. As a 17 year old her team competed and won state before advancing to regionals where they nearly earned a spot at the national tournament.

‍ After graduating high school, Kylee played one year at Edmonds Community College and drew the interest of the University of Minnesota Moorhead where she played the next few years. Her senior year Kylee capped off the season with an away game in Seattle in which she introduced her teammates to the great northwest and her grandma saw her play live for the first time in 5 years. What a terrific way to close out the year!

‍ It was also in Minnesota that Kylee got her start as coach and her former coach always reminded her that she could decide the person she wanted to be both on and off the pitch. She hopes to pass on that mentality to the next generation. Kylee still continues to play in local leagues and when she isn’t working at Cedar Grove, she is oftentimes painting, hiking, and hanging with her chocolate lab.

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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.