Minnesota Rush


Birth Year Guidelines 

Spring 2019 Birth Year Guideline
2000 - U19
2001 - U18
2002 - U17
2003 - U16
2004 - U15
2005 - U14
2006 - U13
2007 - U12
2008 - U11
2009 - U10
2010 - U9

Competitive Philosophy

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

This quote highlights the philosophy of Minnesota Rush Competitive Soccer. We focus on age appropriate player development and helping each soccer player become his or her best. If we are successful in accomplishing our primary focus, we believe that team success will follow.

2019 Spring Competitive Program U9-U19

We are excited to open our 2019 Spring / Summer Competitive Traveling program.  Entering our 44th year, Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) continues to be a leader in the soccer community with being one of the largest clubs in the state!  Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) is a state member of the Minnesota Youth Soccer League which is part of the United States Soccer Federation.  We follow all mandates and recommendations for player development set at the National level.  

Recently US Soccer developed four new player development policies to help your child become the best player possible- Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) is a strong supporter of each one.  They are:

1- Birth Year age levels- players across the nation will all play at their birth year instead of their soccer year.  
2- "Build-Out Line" for U9-U11 players to help foster the development of possession soccer and building out of the back.
3- No punting / heading for U9-U11 to help protect players.
4- Limiting game to practice ratio to one or at most two games a week.  Players playing in multiple games leads to injury and less time to improve.

By joining Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA)  you will receive the following benefits:
  • United States Soccer Licensed Coach for each team- these are professional coaches that are required to obtain a minimum of a "E" License (18 hrs)
  • Senior Staff Coaches for each gender- these professional coaches have advanced degrees in coaching.
  • Senior Goalkeeper Coach to work with all teams and offer private keeper sessions
  • Winter team training starting in February for all teams.
  • Players will have the ability to play at the highest levels in the state
  • Team Training Fields

- $525/player 
* Installment plan is available at check-out.  Minimum of $200 deposit followed by 2 equal installments of $162.50.
* Financial aid is available for any player that receives free and reduced lunch

** Please note, Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) policy states if you sign up to play for Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) you will not be dropped or refunded if you disagree with your placement following tryouts.** By registering for the club you are agreeing to play for the club for the 2019 Spring / Summer session.

**Last spring Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA)  switched to a new online registration system- if this is your first time registering for a program for Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA)  since the spring, you will need to create an account.

Player cost covers:
  • Tryout fees 
  • Coaching Fees
  • Age group Staff Coaches
  • Goal Keeper Coach
  • Additional Dome sessions in February / March / April
  • All MYSA player fees
  • All Park & Rec Fees for Field Maintenance 
  • Free Team registration for the Rochesterfest Tournament
  • Team training fields
  • Website / Online registration platform
  • Team training equipment
  • Dedicated office staff
**Registration will close November 19th**

Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA)  refund / cancellation policy
  • Players that sign up to play with Minnesota Rush (formerly Rochester Youth Soccer Association) will no longer be able to request a refund or a drop based on their team placement.  If you register to play for the club you are agreeing to this policy.
Team Level for 2019
For each age group U15 and older the level of play is determined by how the team performs the year before.  Here are our levels of play for the 2018 season
U15 C2- two teams
U15 C3
U16 C1 (Elite team College Showcase)
U16 C2 
U17 C2
U17 C3
U17-U19 Tournament Only 
(No tryouts)
U18-U19 - Club Self Select (No tryouts)

U15C2- two teams
(Elite Team College Showcase)
U17C2- two teams
U17-U19 Tournament Only 
(No tryouts)
U18-U19 Club Self Select (No tryouts)
Not sure if you should make the jump from REC to Competitive- please click on the PDF below as it answers some of your questions


Minnesota Rush
380 Woodlake Dr SE 
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

Phone : 507-280-7584


Office Hours

By Appointment


130pm-630pm M-F

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