Minnesota Rush


Elite Programs

Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA)  is very excited to offer our year-round soccer training program aimed to prepare players for the next level of play, collegiate soccer.  The year-round program will prepare your player technically, tactically, physically and psychologically for the demands of collegiate soccer, as well as set out a plan that will help them be identified by various college coaches.

In combination with training in the state of the art Rochester Regional Dome, we have put together lecture and classroom sessions focusing on
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to being recruited and first steps

We are also excited to team up with EXOS and Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to provide players with elite-level performance training and medical support. EXOS has an extensive history with soccer performance training, and has supported many elite level teams, including the German Men's National Team (2014 World Cup Champions) and various MLS organizations. Along with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, they provide the finest systems, specialists, and facilities that are seamlessly integrated to efficiently and ethically enhance our athletes' performance.

Neil Cassidy, Technical / Soccer Operations Director, is a college coach and will be your advisor before, during and after the process of choosing a college that is the right fit, both academically and athletically. He will help with recruiting videos, recruiting questions as well as how you should contact and follow up with collegiate coaches. Advising sessions will take the form of group and one on one sessions.

We realize that many of you enjoy and play high school sports, therefore we do not want to take you away from that experience. As you can see from our calendar, we have structured our training so that there is minimal cross over between high school sports both in the winter and the spring.

The coach of the team is going to be one of our senior coaches with at least a National USSF 'C' License, a coach who has gone through over 125 hours of training and testing to have been awarded the 'C' License. We look forward to seeing you at our tryouts and please do not hesitate to call us with any questions!

Neil Cassidy
Technical / Soccer Operations Director

2019 U16 Girls Elite & U17 Boys Elite Team Program

Our Elite teams will participate at the C1 level in MYSA league play and will participate in 3 Showcase Tournaments (U17 3 Showcases, U16 1 Showcase) where college coaches from around the nation will gather to recruit potential players to their programs.  In addition the boys team is in the process of being accepted into the US Youth Soccer National League. The Elite team will begin practice sessions following tryouts in December.  To belong to the team you must be a committed player as this is Minnesota Rush's (formerly RYSA) highest , most dedicated program.

Total cost is $1275 - this covers Showcase Team Fees.  Additional fees parents will need to pay is for hotels / food on tournament trips, and reimbursements for coaches travel expenses (hotel & transportation)
- When signing up it will be required that you pay $200 as a down payment.  If your player makes the team, a payment plan will be put in place over a 5 month period. If your player does not make the team, the $200 will be transferred to the general age group fees.
- Financial aid is available for those that receive free and reduced lunch- please inquire at the office for more information.
Information Meeting

To register for the Girls or Boys Program- please click here

There will be a parent/player information meeting to discuss the overall program after the teams are assigned.  The date / place will come out soon.

2018 Tryout Dates
November 27th- 530pm-700pm (BOYS), 700pm-830pm (GIRLS)
November 28th- 530pm-700pm (GIRLS), 7:00pm-830pm (BOYS)

**It is strongly encouraged that players attend both dates.  Players will be notified if they made the Elite team prior to their age group tryouts in December.  If you do not make the Elite team it is strongly encouraged you attend your age group tryouts in December. 

2018-2019 Training Dates
Tuesdays and Fridays - 730pm-900pm unless otherwise noted

December  4,7,11,14,18,21
January 8,11,15,18,22,25,29
February 1,5,8,12,15, 18(530-700pm), 22
March - U16 Girls- 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, April 1, 8, 10 - all at 830-930pm
March- U17 Boys- 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, April 2, 4, 9, 11- all at 830-930pm

To register for the Girls or Boys Program- please click here
Registration Deadline is November 19th.

Minnesota Rush's (formerly RYSA) refund / cancellation policy
  • Players that sign up to play with Minnesota Rush's (formerly RYSA) 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.
* Players trying out from out-of-the-area will not be tied to the club if they do not make the Elite team.
* Installment plan is available at check-out.  Minimum of $200 deposit followed by 4 equal monthly payments. 
* Financial aid is available for any player on Free or Reduced Lunch


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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