Competitive Soccer


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:
Cost range: $425 + Uniform


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 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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SWVA Rush 

P.O. Box 1773

Radford, VA 24143 

Phone: 410.271.3897


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

Friday: 10:00a - 2:00p

Saturday & Sunday: Closed