Developmental Overview (U7-U10)

Southwest Virginia Rush Developmental Soccer

Rush soccer offers a variety of developmentally appropriate programs for children 10 and under of all interest and ability levels. For the club’s youngest players, soccer education is the focal point of an approach that prioritizes long-term player development over competition-based outcomes.  The club’s goal is to ignite a lifelong love and passion of the game.

Players will train 2x a week and play in 4-5 events during the season. 

Rush developmental soccer provides a distinct learning and playing environment compared to a traditional results focused league structure. Our academy-style programs are designed to compliment, supplement, or take the place of a traditional recreational soccer season. The academy model provides children with a high quality, “footballing” education, featuring:

  • Flexible rosters
  • Pool training – club culture first
  • Individual development
  • Longer-term view
  • Measures success by individual progress
  • Learning and enjoyment

SWVA Rush Developmental soccer offers players a chance to learn from our professional coaching staff. All coaches are licensed by USSF or USC and are experienced in working with youth soccer players. Registration is open for all committed players as there are no tryouts for players wishing to join one of our developmental groups. SWVA Rush works to develop the whole player as they learn to master their skills.

The program provides a positive, enjoyable and challenging environment for each individual to grow as a soccer player. With a focus on individual technique and tactical education, coaches train our youth players through a progressive curriculum. Coaching sessions maximize touches on the ball and provide frequent decision-making situations to develop a tactical understanding of the game.

We utilize a 3v3 and 4v4 small-sided games format for 7U-8U and 7v7 for 9U-10U age groups. The focus is on the fundamental and training aspects of the game. Here we can allow players to master a skill set without fear of failure. Coaches focus on the learning process and quality of performance to develop technically versatile and intelligent players. Players will experience all aspects of soccer, from technical skills, to various tactical systems of play, and rotation through all playing roles and positions.

Our philosophy will provide young players with the very best preparation,
as we help each player prepare for their youth soccer journey into competition-based pathways.

How to Order your Uniform

or boysHow 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.  Academy players will be listed under the mandatory developmental tabs. Academy players names will be under boys or girls developmental kits. 
  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.

CONTENT

Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 Age Groups

Junior Rush
7U: Players born 1/1/16 to 12/31/16
8U: Players born 1/1/15 to 12/31/15

Academy
9U: Players born 1/1/14 to 12/31/14
10U: Players born 1/1/13 to 12/31/13

Training Locations
– Radford, Va
– Dublin, Va
– Carroll County, Va
– Wytheville, Va
– Abingdon, Va

All Academy Teams will be trained by Licensed Coaches.

To Register (Click Here)

 

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.