What is Rush Select?
The Rush Select teams are formed by scouting top Rush players. The program forms ‘all star’ teams that participate in various domestic and international events each year. The Rush Select program is like a national team program only better. Players and coaches from Rush clubs around the country hardly know each other’s names at the beginning of each event but by the time everyone departs, life-long bonds will have been forged and a new level of play will have been discovered. Players return to their home Rush clubs with a new understanding of the Rush Way, the Rush Core Values, and an understanding of exactly what it means to be a part of the largest youth soccer organization in the world.
How can I make the Select team?
Players are scouted beginning at U12. The program takes recommendations from each club’s Technical Director to form the pool of players for each age group. The group is constantly evolving and players come and go as the team ages up. Making the Rush Select team once does not mean a player will always be involved and players can be added to the group at any time.
What are the Rush Select ID Camps?
The Rush Select ID Camps are for the U13 – U15 age groups. 60 boys and 60 girls in each age group attend a 3-day trial in Casa Grande, Arizona, where Rush Select staff will train and evaluate them. This event gives the coaches a much better picture of the players than the club recommendations can and ensures that we select the very best group.
Who is eligible to play for a Select Team?
Any Rush player between the ages of U13 and U18 is eligible to be selected.
Who coaches the Select teams?
Top Rush coaches from around the country make up our coaching staff. We currently have coaches from more than 20 clubs around the nation on our staff.
What are the costs involved?
Costs vary depending on the event, but will usually be in the $400-$800 range. International trips will cost more due to airfare, but fundraising opportunities will be provided to help offset costs. There is also a limited budget for scholarships.
Who runs the Select program?
The Director of Rush Select is Brian Lux and he can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rush Select Operations Director is Lauren Meehan and she can be reached via email at email@example.com.