Competitive Soccer

COMPETITIVE OVERVIEW

The Rush Competitive division is for the player who is ready to take their development in this sport to the next level. Led by a highly experienced, professional Rush coaching staff, your player will experience an increased volume of soccer in a focused, goal-oriented, competitive environment. Our competitive teams train regularly to further develop their technical skills and tactical understanding of the Rush style of play.

When can I join?

Any player who is interested in joining the Rush Competitive division can do so at anytime. No need to wait until tryouts. Players are invited to train with a Rush team in their respective age group to determine the best developmental placement for them. Please contact the the Technical Director Adam Ritchie and he will connect you with the appropriate DOC to help begin this process.

program age group: U11-U19
Contact info: TechnicalDirector@swvarush.com
Cost range: $425 + Uniform

PLAYER PLACEMENT PROCESS

Player Evaluation

Every year in late May and early June, soccer clubs conduct their annual tryouts to place players on a team based on their abilities. Those tryouts take hundreds of man hours to look at hundreds, possibly thousands of players in a short period of time. While majority of the players receive a phone call and are placed appropriately, many fall through the cracks, some cannot attend these tryouts, and many are too nervous to show their true ability.

When we look at the athletes, we measure their technical and tactical abilities along with their physical and psychological attributes. A tryout period does not allow us to fully rate players accurately. For these reasons, players will be observed throughout the entire year by their team Head Coach and Director of Coaching at training sessions and games. They will then be consequently placed more accurately within the Rush system. Evaluations will be based on the previously mentioned components in addition to attendance, attitude, team chemistry, and consistency, to name a few.

Tryout Information

The Technical Director will select teams with the assistance of the the Rush staff coaches. Tryouts for all U11 players and players outside the club will take place during certain times of the year. Upcoming tryout dates can be found here.

Who should attend tryouts?

  • New players to SWVA Rush
  • All U11-U19 players

How to register:

  • Visit the Tryout Now webpage here
  • Select your location and date
  • Login or create a new account

Player Movement

During any other time of the year, a Rush player may be asked to transfer or may request a transfer to another Rush team. The Rush will transfer this player, only in certain circumstances such as injuries, player/coach conflicts, consideration to the implications of the entire age group, ability level, etc. This process will always be done with the player in mind first and what is best for their development.

 

COMPETITIVE FEES

Competitive fees range from $425 per season ($850 per year). Payments can be made in installments each season. All fees include SWVA Rush fees, VYSA, US Club team and player registration fees, referee fee, regular field rental expenses and maintenance, tournament entry and coach’s fees for one season only. The fees DO NOT include tournament expenses, uniform, indoor fees or other team expenses.

Competitive Teams

NPL Team

Training: Team training twice a week, staff training with DOC
League Competition: Compete in VA NPL League
Tournaments: 2 per season
Travel: Within the Western area of VA

Rush League Teams

Training: Team training twice a week, staff training with DOC
League Competition: Compete in 4-5 weekends of Matches within a 1-2 hours radius
Tournaments: 2 Tournaments per season
Travel: Limited Travel

Want to Join The Club?

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Contact

SWVA Rush 

P.O. Box 1773

Radford, VA 24143 

Phone: 410.271.3897
Email: Soccer@swvarush.com

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00a - 4:00p

Friday: 10:00a - 2:00p

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

U4 - U14 RECREATIONAL LEAGUE (ABINGDON AREA)

Southwest Virginia Rush Spring 2023 Rec Soccer League!

The Southwest Virginia Rush Soccer Recreational Program is an exciting, fun and energetic program for players U4-U14.

  • Coaches: We need coaches! Parents, High School students, College students.
  • Pay for Coaches: (If you volunteer to coach your child plays for free)
  • HS and College Coaches: (Will be compensated depending on experience)
  • All coaches will receive training and coaches gear- must complete Safesport and Background check.

Key Spring 2023 Recreational League dates include:

  • Spring 2023 Timeline

    –February 24th  : Registration Closes (late registrants accepted only if space available with a late fee)
    – March 1st : Teams are created
    – March 8th : Coaches are sent team list and contact information
    – Week of March 13th: First play date
    – Week of May 1st: Last play date

  • Ongoing weekly communication with families and coaches
  • Register HERE

Abingdon Recreational Uniform

***If you have a rec uniform from a previous season that still fits, you DO NOT need to purchase a new uniform. HOWEVER, you will need to purchase blue socks***
If you are in need of a new uniform or the uniform no longer fits, you will purchase new with Capelli.***

 

Cost:

  • Jerseys vary in cost based on size and number - $14-$19 per jersey
  • Shorts based on size - $12-$14
  • Socks - $11.50

How to order:

  1. Click on your club’s landing page HERE
  2.  Enter the password: SW592
  3.  The tabs are listed on the left side. Optional gear/fanshop is where you can find spirit wear and mandatory is where you can get extra jerseys, match shorts, training kits etc.
  4.  Rec players will be listed under the mandatory developmental tabs. All rec coed players will be under boys developmental kits. Note: If you do not see your player's name.Choose "Generic or Any Player" to complete your order.
  5.  To buy mandatory items for players, use the team and player pull down menus at the top of the mandatory page and then find your player’s name. It will auto populate under the items. Choose your size and add to cart.

 

 

League Director

LEAGUE STRUCTURE

 AGE  PLAYERS LENGTH
 6U 4 v 4 32 mins
 8U 4 v 4 40 mins
 10U 7 v 7 50 mins
 12U 9 v 9 50 mins
 14U 11 v 11
7 v 7
60 mins

 FEES

COSTS
$55 per player
per season

AGE ROSTER SIZE
Min-Max
COST per
player
 5U       NA $25
 6U     6 - 8 $50
 8U     6 - 8  $55
 10U     10 - 12  $55
 12U     12 -14  $55
 14U     14 -16  $55

Financial Aid
We desire for every child to have the opportunity to play rec soccer. If you are in need of financial assistance please fill out this form HERE

 What extra equipment and gear do I need? (Does not need to be purchased through Capelli Sport)

  • U5-U8 - size 3 ball
  • 9U-12U use a size 4
  • 13U and above size 5
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Water Bottle

 Questions and Answers

What does my child need to bring to practice?

  • Shin Guards
  • Socks
  • Cleats
  • Water

What does my child need to bring for games?

  • Shin Guards 
  • Socks
  • Cleats
  • Water Bottle
  • Uniform

How will we find out about canceled practice or games?

Messages will be sent out through Playmetrics about cancellations.