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Rush Select Program

Program Overview


The Rush Select program is an international program in which Rush Soccer forms "all star teams" that are comprised of the top Rush players from all across the world.  The program starts from age U13 and is available through a players career with Rush Soccer ending at U19. These teams attend various events, both in the US and internationally on a yearly basis. The players get to see new ideas, play with top talent, learn from new coaches and develop as a player in a way most across the country can not.  The programs aim is to give the top players within Rush unique learning experiences that help them evolve as both a player and a person.


Rush Select FAQs


The 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 Philosophy, our 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 my player make the Select team?

Players are scouted beginning at the Rush Fest with the 2008 age group. We also take recommendations from each club’s Technical Director to form the pool of players for each age group. The 06-07 players will be scouted at the Centers to be selected for a regional team and then later a national team. 03-05 players will only be selected for a national team. The group is constantly evolving and players come and go as the team ages up. Making the 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 Centers?

The Rush Select Centers are for the 06-07 age groups. Clubs are divided up into 4 regions in the US, Northeast, Midwest, South and West. Each region will host an event where players can attend for the Select staff will evaluate them. This gives the coaches a much better picture of the players 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 who is in good standing with their home Rush club 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 25 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 and length of trips, but fundraising opportunities will be provided to help offset costs for those events. There is also a limited budget for scholarships. We try to help as many players as we possibly can with our limited resources.

How to get in contact with the Select program?

Please email us at [email protected] with any other questions.


Sarah Piper from Texas Rush started with Rush Select at U13 at the President’s Day Tournament in Phoenix. After leading the team to a win over the #1 team in the nation with a last minute game winning goal, Sarah has been hooked to Rush Select. Since then, Sarah has played in other Rush Select events and has been called up to the U-16 United States National Team. Sarah recently was picked to travel to Germany with generation adidas as one of two players picked by the Rush Select Program each year. Here is her recap of the event: The generation adidas trip to Frankfurt, Germany to play against members of the FFC Frankfurt Academy was definitely an experience I will never forget!! I am extremely thankful that I was able to meet the people I met and am blessed to be able to travel to such beautiful and historic places through soccer. The trip was balanced with hard work while on the field, but also touring of modern and historic cities such as Frankfurt and Wurzburg. The first three or four days of camp were full of two-a-day trainings and games where we were pushed physically very hard, but through passing, moving, and playing soccer instead of preseason running. Going into camp I was seen as a midfielder but, like many camps, midfielders are an abundance so I decided to drop back to center back where I am also quite comfortable playing. By our first game everybody was worn out, easily falling asleep each night!! Our first game was against FC Frankfurt 00s in which our back line took a clean sheet in a 10-0 win. After this win, our surplus of touring began as we toured Frankfurt that afternoon, Wurzburg the next day, and finished up Saturday with some shopping and sightseeing around Frankfurt once more.

One of my favorite parts of touring was definitely the architecture and detail in many of the buildings in Germany which we don’t see in the US very often. As we toured the two cities we learned much of the history, took tons of pictures and bought too many gifts for family and friends (especially chocolate!!). It would be impossible to share all of the joy I was able to get out of this trip through meeting friends and seeing different coaching styles and I am so thankful for any chance I have to go abroad and experience another culture through their food, technology and language. I’m extremely thankful to the Rush Select program and Rush Soccer for giving me this opportunity, but in the big picture, giving me the ability to experience the world through a sport I love so much!! I had a great time over in Germany and am sad to leave, but also so happy that I have been able to create more friendships and relationships in the last week that I am able to bring back to the states and keep forever. 

Thanks for everything, Sarah.


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