RADFORD — Registration for the upcoming 2021-22 season for SWVA Rush Futures soccer is now open for Radford. Players may register at www.swvarush.org.
Rush soccer is an open registration, developmental soccer program geared towards players who are ready to take their footballing commitment to the next level. It is designed for players of all interest, experience, and ability levels seeking a higher level of instruction between the ages of 8 and 14 (2008-2013 birth years). It offers an exceptional transitional opportunity for recreational players preparing to join a competitive club or scholastic-based pathway.
Featuring an established curriculum and guided by a licensed coaching staff, Rush soccer offers extraordinary player development. The environment is fun, structured, and safe, a place where players can express themselves and learn what soccer has to offer the Rush way.
Rush soccer helps young players born between 2008 and 2013 reach their next level, stay active, and keep involved in high quality youth soccer.
There is no cost to register and attend the placement days; however, players and parents/guardians must commit to a high standard for weekly training session attendance, take-home challenges, and weekend competitions.
For each age group, one training session each week focuses on 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2 themes using street soccer games within US Soccer’s Play-Practice-Play model. The second session offers small group tactical play in groups of three or more using rondo and positional play training games. Rush hosts separate boys and girls player pools at each location.
Eric Bucey, Director of Developmental Soccer, said, “At a time when local town and county leagues have failed to invest in coaching education and proven player development standards, parents and guardians are also wary of demanding time, travel, and cost associated with club sports. Rush soccer is the smart, balanced way to transition into a performance pathway.”
Upcoming key dates for the 2021-22 season include academy soccer placement day for kids born 2012-2013: July 17; advanced team training two days per week beginning Aug. 9; academy training two days per week beginning Aug. 17; the academy fall season concluding Oct. 13; and the advanced fall season concluding Nov. 15.