Mighty Mites (4-6 Years)
 
Do you have a young player that can't wait to get out and play soccer?

MIGHTY MITES offers the opportunity for players ages 4, 5 and 6 (birth years 2016-2018) to experience soccer in a fun and developmentally age-appropriate environment. Players participate in activities with their Mighty Mites team that help develop balance, coordination, and kinetic awareness. Each session wraps with an introduction to the game of soccer with a fun 15-20 minute small-sided scrimmage.

Program Details

Spring 2022 Session

Dates: Wednesdays - March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6
Time: 5:45-6:30pm
Location: Kasch Park - 8811 Airport Way, Everett WA 98204 MAP
Ages: 4 to 6 years (birth years 2016-2018)
Staffing: Mighty Mites sessions will be led by a team of Washington Rush coaches and Washington Rush soccer players. Space is limited for ideal coach to player ratio.
Cost $90 (plus processing fee)

Players are given a MIGHTY MITES jersey at no cost when they join our program.


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Mighty Mites FAQ

Mighty Mites is open to all 4, 5 and 6 year olds. Players are placed on teams mixed with boys and girls of similar age. If your player would like to be placed on the same team as a friend, please make sure to email Sarah Armstrong no later than one week to the program start date. We will do our best to honor these requests.

We strive to provide a ratio of 4 players to 1 coach. Players are generally placed into teams of no more than 8 with 2 coaches.

Players are given a Mighty Mites jersey when they join our program at no cost. If your player needs a replacement jersey, please choose this option during the registration process. Players should wear their Mighty Mites jersey and comfortable and weather appropriate clothing. Cleats are optional.

Players should bring a Size 3 soccer ball and water bottle.

Once you are successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Approximately one week prior to the program start date, you will receive an email with additional information.

YES! Kasch Park weather can be very unpredictable - please make sure that your young player dresses appropriately. As the weather conditions vary throughout the year, know that it is fine for players to wear sweatshirts and coats over their Mighty Mites jersey.

We encourage you to stay and watch your player from along-side the sidelines and outside the fenced area. We find that most young players feel most comfortable when a parent or guardian is nearby to assist with water breaks, restroom needs or just to be able to see you and feel safe.



Please contact Sarah Armstrong for any questions: 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 Facilities
Kasch Park

Cavelero Middle High School

Archbishop Murphy High School

Mill Creek Sports Park

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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.