Tryout FAQ

Washington Rush Premier Tryout FAQ

We strongly encourage you to pre-register for tryouts. Pre-registration allows Washington Rush to know how many evaluators and coaches to have at a tryout. It also allows shorter lines for check in. Online registration is available through the Washington Rush website (

Yes, we think all players should play other sports at a young age. Eventually they may choose one primary sport, but we do not require you to specialize in only soccer.

Our Premier teams play at the highest level in Washington Youth Soccer.
Washington Rush Teams are named in the following order:
Rush - A Team
Nero - B Team
Azul - C Team
Cinza - D Team

Yes, players can and do move to different teams throughout the year. We understand that some players might not show well at a tryout or they may excel once they are in our training environment. We will make sure players are playing with the appropriate level.

Yes, players can be added to the roster throughout the year.

There are plenty of options available to those that do not. The Rush Select program is a fantastic way to stay involved and hone your skills. At the younger age groups, the Washington Rush Junior Academy Program in the spring is a great option to continue your soccer developmental cycle. Players that are interested in other opportunities should contact their age group head coach.

We ask that every player that is trying out for a Washington Rush team be ready to commit to the team upon receiving an offer. This will speed up the process for everyone else in the age group. Decisions must be made within 24 hours as there are players that will be offered a spot should one decline an offer. Acceptance of a roster spot is confirmed ONLY when you register..

Please contact Rush Technical Director, Ben Somoza: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All players will be evaluated based on their technical, tactical, and physical abilities. Players who exhibit a strong work ethic and show respect to other players and coaches show well. Players should expect to attend a tryout for 60-90 minutes and will be put into skill-based activities, small-sided games, and full field games for assessment by Rush evaluators.

We ask that every player attend at least two tryouts. This gives the coaches and evaluators an opportunity to see players over a longer period of time and make a fair assessment of the player. If you can make all three tryouts that would be best, but we understand that this can be difficult for some families.

We primarily train and play at Kasch Park in Everett; however, we also use other fields in the Everett, Mill Creek, and Mukilteo area.

All players should bring their soccer cleats, shin guards, a water bottle, an appropriately sized soccer ball and weather-appropriate training clothes. Returning Washington Rush players: DO NOT wear your club uniform.

Yes. All players must try out each year.

Yes. Please contact Sandy Baker for more information at 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

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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.