Junior Academy


2019 Washington Rush Junior Academy

Training & Games at Kasch Park
Mondays March 4-April 15, 2019
Boys 4:30 - 5:45pm
Girls 5:45 - 7pm

Cost: $99 per child
Registration Deadline: 2/22/2019

Registration is now open. Space is limited.


Number of spots remaining open at each age group:
(Updated: 11pm 2/12/2019)
2008 7 2
2009 7 4
2010 5 2
2011 Full 4
2012 4 2

The 2019 Washington Rush Junior Academy is designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 (2008 - 2012 birth years) that would like to participate in our Spring Development Program. This program is for players not already participating with a Washington Rush team.

Junior Academy Details

Where? All Trainings and Games at Kasch Park. Kasch Park (Turf) - 8811 Airport Way, Everett, WA 98204.

When? Mondays from March 4 through April 15. Boys group: 4:30-5:45pm; Girls group: 5:45-7:00 pm. There will be 3 training sessions and 4 games.

Who is coaching the Academy? Rush Coaching Staff (TBD based on # of players registered). Check out our coaching staff HERE.

Can I play on my spring recreational team or US Club team and still participate? Yes. We encourage teams playing in the North County and US Club spring league to sign up.

How are teams picked? There are no tryouts; all players make a Rush Academy team! However, we do separate players to ensure that they are placed with the right age and level. Teams will be formed after the March 4th training session to ensure proper placement.

Is space limited? Yes. Due to the age and desire to have a proper player to coach ratio, we will limit the accepted players to the Rush Junior Academy. Each year this program sells out quickly, be sure to register early!

What do I wear? All players will receive a Rush training and game T-shirt. Players are re-sponsible for providing their own black shorts and socks. All players need to bring their own ball to all trainings and games.

What do I do once I am registered? You will receive a confirmation email confirming your spot in the academy. We will follow up with a more detailed email the week before the program starts. If you are placed on the wait list, we have reached capacity in your age group and/or the program due to the number of Rush coaches. If we have a player drop out or enough players in your age group to form a new team, we will let you know if you are added to the program.

Download a copy of our 2018 Junior Academy flyer HERE

For more information regarding our Academy Program, please contact Kevin Sakuda: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Futsal Text goes here.
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.