Junior Academy
The 2021 Washington Rush Junior Academy is designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 11 (birth years 2009-2014) that would like to participate in our highly popular Spring Development Program. The program is for players not already participating with a Washington Rush team. There will be 7 sessions total, 3 of which will be training sessions and 4 will be games.


Registration Deadline – February 22, 2021

Program Details

Dates – Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12
TimesBOYS – 4:30-5:40 pm; GIRLS 5:50-7:00 pm
Location – Kasch Park – 8811 Airport Way, Everett WA 98204
Cost - $120

Game Night Schedule 4-5-2021

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Game Night Schedule 4-12-2021

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Program Sponsor

Children's Hospital

Program Flyer

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Field Map

Junior Academy Map

Junior Academy FAQs

Who coaches Junior Academy teams?
All teams are coached by Rush Coaching Staff.  You can learn more about our coaches here:  http://www.washingtonrush.com/index.php/about-rush/coaching-staff

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

How are teams picked? 
There are no tryouts – all players are placed on a Rush Academy team.  We do take into consideration age and individual skill level.  Initial teams will be formed prior to our first session and we will make adjustments after the first training session. 

Is space limited? 
Yes.  Due to the age and desire to have a proper player to coach ratio, we limit the number of accepted players.  This program sells out quickly, so be sure to register early!

What should my player wear? 
All players will receive a Rush shirt to be worn to training and games.  Players are responsible for providing their own black shorts, black socks and soccer cleats.  Players should bring a size four ball and water bottle to trainings. 

What do I do once I am registered? 
Confirmation emails will be sent once you are registered to the Junior Academy.  A more detailed email will be sent out in the week prior to the program start date.  If our program is full, you can sign up on our waitlist and we will contact you if we are able to place you on a team.

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.