Policies
Rush Policies

  1. Volunteer hours: Each family is required to contribute 4 total hours of volunteer time for their player. Families with more than one player are required to contribute 6 total hours of volunteer time. Many opportunities to volunteer will be offered throughout the year. Volunteer hours are valued at $30.00 each. Families pay for their volunteer hours upfront at registration (families with one player pay $120; families with more than one player pay $180). Refunds are issued in one hour increments ($30 at a time) and will be refunded before the end of the season.
  2. Auction requirements: The annual club auction is the primary fundraiser for the club. Each team is required to sell 6 auction tickets, and is required to contribute items for auction valued at a total of $300.00 (usually procured in 2 baskets valued at $150.00 each). Teams will receive 50% of the proceeds generated by their auction items.
  3. Raffle book: Each player is required to sell one raffle book (book of 10 tickets for $10 each) as part of the Club Raffle. If a player does not fulfill this requirement, Washington Rush will charge the balance of the raffle book to the player’s account. For families with more than one player in Washington Rush, the requirement is 1.5 books (15 tickets) per family.
  4. Transfers/Withdrawals: A player may withdraw or transfer only IN ACCORDANCE WITH WASHINGTON RUSH POLICIES, RCL RULES, NCYSA RULES, AND WYS RULES AND AFTER MEETING HIS/HER FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS. If a player chooses to withdraw or transfer from the club an administrative fee of $50 will be added to the player's account. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AND, AS EXPLAINED ABOVE, A PLAYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ENTIRE FEE OBLIGATION (CLUB AND TEAM) BEFORE BEING RELEASED FROM THE CLUB. Players who sustain an injury during the season will not receive a refund on their player or team fees unless the injury keeps them off the field over 6 months and they provide a note from their physician. Exceptions to these rules are at the discretion of the board.
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DA Events
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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
DA Vision info coming soon.
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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
Info coming soon.
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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.