College Advisory Program (CAP)
 

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Washington Rush Soccer Club is proud to provide a number of programs outside the normal realm of training, competition, and soccer related activities. One of these programs is the College Advisory Program, or C.A.P.  C.A.P. resources can be found HERE

The Rush program is renowned internationally and domestically pertaining to the development of both female and male soccer players and the educational guidance they provide their players in the college recruiting process. The individual support and consistent guidance we provide our student-athletes throughout this process is second to none. College recruitment and the entire eligibility process from grade 9-12 is becoming harder to navigate for any student-athlete and their family. Each student-athlete is completely unique and has a wide array of different goals and expectations. The Washington Rush staff recognizes these facts and can help provide a concrete roadmap, which has a well-balanced lifestyle of academics and soccer choices at the collegiate level (NCAA Division I, II, III / NAIA / NJCAA).

The networking contacts that the current Rush staff extend to all geographic areas in the country throughout all levels of collegiate soccer. The reputation of Rush Soccer amongst the collegiate coaching staff is very well respected and trusted. We continually provide honest, open and realistic communication to the student-athlete and the college coach in terms of a player’s ability level and character.

Rush coaches are well educated in the recruiting process including all NCAA / NAIA / NJCAA rules, regulations, and restrictions. Our staff continues to be committed to assisting all of our student- athletes in finding a pathway to college and furthering their academic and athletic dreams.

The program is set up to serve the college bound player in a number of different areas. Starting with the freshmen year of high school and continuing through their senior year, this program provides guidance in areas such as:

  • College Preparation
  • Admissions Counseling
  • College Research Assistance
  • Information on both academic and athletic endeavors
  • NCAA / NAIA / NJCAA College Athletics
  • Recruiting
  • College Contact Preparation
  • ACT / SAT Guide
  • Personal 1 vs.1 mentoring / support from the coaching staff
  • Q & A for student-athletes and parents
  • College test prep assistance
  • Guest college seminars and training sessions
  • Individual electronic tracking of all student-athletes progress

 

For any questions, contact College Advisory Program Director, Kevin Sakuda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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DA Philosophy

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.

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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.