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Minnesota Rush REC Philosophy 

Minnesota Rush REC soccer program is designed to teach players soccer skills, teamwork and sportsmanship in an environment where participation and fun are the focus, not competition.

The philosophy of the Recreational Soccer program is to ensure that all youth in Winona and the surrounding communities have the opportunity to learn the game of soccer. The program provides a low-cost, safe and structured soccer experience for all area youth in grades Pre K-6th and can serve as a starting point before moving to more competitive programs.

General Information for Fall 2019 (Grades Pre K (4yr olds)-6th grade)

Through the Minnesota Rush Rec league, teams play other teams from Rochester and the nearby surrounding communities at the Watson Soccer Complex in Rochester. To encourage a fun and developmental atmosphere, each child plays at least half of each game, no matter the skill level. Scores and league standings are not recorded.

Winona based teams will practice in Winona and travel to Rochester three times during the season (Week 2, 4, and 6).  The Winona kindergarten program will not travel to Rochester, instead they will have inter-squad scrimmages in Winona.

Winona teams will be formed based on gender for each grade with the possibility of combined grade levels:

  • Kindergartners and 4 year olds- this age group will not travel.

  • 1st/2nd graders

  • 3rd/4th graders

  •  5th/6th graders

Our REC program is coached by Volunteer Parent Coaches.  Without Volunteer Parent Coaches we do not have a program!  Please consider volunteering to coach your son or daughter.  MN Rush will provide lesson plans, resources, and any other help you might need.  In addition, Winona REC will have high school and college players helping one time during the week with teams.  Again, we can not have a program without Volunteer Coaches

All teams will practice Monday / Wednesday at La Canne fields. Times are typically 530pm or 630pm.  Times will be determined by the coach.

Fall 2019 Recreation League
  • Season starts the week of Sept 3 and ends on October 12
  • Kindergarten teams will practice once a week and all other teams will practice twice a week.
  • All games are held on Saturdays in Rochester from September 7 thru October 12- Winona Teams will travel to Rochester 9/14, 9/28, and 10/12.
  •  Teams will play games against other teams of the same grade(s) and gender.
  •  Each player must wear shoes, shin guards, socks that completely cover the shin guards, shorts or long pants and a team shirt.  
  •  Soccer shoes are strongly recommended but shoes are not required to have cleats. Tennis shoes are allowed. If the shoes are not soccer shoes but they do have cleats, they must not have any sharp edges. Shoes with toe cleats are not allowed.
  •  Glasses must be secured by a strap and no jewelry can be worn.

Fall 2019 Rec Player Registration

When registering your child for the Fall 2019 season, be sure to select the grade that are enrolled in for the 2019-20 school year.

**If you are a MAYO EMPLOYEE, please do not use your MAYO email address for your contact.  MAYO has a very strict firewall and we are learning our email reminders are not going through.**

For Financial aid assistance please fill out the registration until you get to the check out page.  At that point just simply stop and close out the window.  Proceed to our Fin Aid page and fill out the PDF document and mail or email it in.  Once we receive it we will let you know if you have been approved or not.

Boys Registration (Click Here)

Girls Registration
(Click Here)

Fall 2019 Coaching Registration
To register as a head or assistant coach - Please click here

Fall 2019 Rec Registration Fees
EARLY BIRD Registration (May 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019)
Grade Pre K-K = $45
Grades 1-4 = $60
Grades 5-6 = $75

GENERAL Registration
 (June 17th, 2019 - July 15th, 2019) ** We are still accepting registrations for all ages!
Grade Pre K-K = $55
Grades 1-4 = $70
Grades 5-6 = $85

NOTE: By registering for an Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) activity, you agree to the following statement: I, the parent/guardian of the registrant, a minor, agree that the registrant and I will abide by the rules of the Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA), MYSA and USYSA, its affiliated organizations and sponsors. Recognizing the possibility of physical injury associated with soccer and in consideration for the Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) accepting the registrant for its soccer programs and activities (the “programs”), I hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify the Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA), MYSA, USYSA, its affiliated organizations and sponsors, their employees and associated personnel, including the owners of the fields and facilities utilized for the programs, against any claim by or on behalf of the registrant as result of the registrant’s participation in the programs and/or being transported to or from the same, which transportation I hereby authorize.

Refund policy:  Once registered, players requesting to opt out of their registration prior to end of regular registration will receive a refund for fees paid at registration minus twenty dollars. Players requesting to opt out after online registration has closed will not receive a refund. The only exception to this will be for season-ending injuries that occur between the date of the player's registration and the conclusion of the first game of the current Rec season, in which case they will also receive a refund for fees paid at registration minus twenty dollars after providing Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) with a doctor's note.

Important Documents

Fall 2019 Rec Rules, Schedules, etc 

Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) Rec rules of soccer 
Watson Game Field Map
Master Game Schedule (coming in August)
Master Picture Day and Rain Date Schedule (coming in August)

Rec Coaching Information

US Soccer Digital Coaching Center Link

Required Coaching Items!

Background Check
Minnesota State Law and MYSA Policy require that all adult participants have an approved background check before they participate in any MYSA activity.  All Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) coaches are required to complete a background check prior to coaching a team.  Merely submitting a background check is not sufficient to meet the requirement to participate, the background check must be approved before any activity starts.

The period for completing a background check for 2019 opened on November 1, 2018. Background check completed on or after November 1, 2018 will expire on December 31, 2019.

To complete the background check, click this link,http://minnesotayouthsoccer-bgc.sportsaffinity.com, and then follow the steps.

After you submit your background check you will receive an email acknowledging your submission of it.  This email will also contain the links and access code to complete the Safe Point and Concussion training courses.

Concussion Training
Minnesota State Law and MYSA Policy require that all adult participants complete the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HEADS UP Concussion Training every three years.   All coaches must print out the certificate upon completion of the course and turn it in to Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) prior to coaching a team.

Follow this link to view the course: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

SafeSport Training  (New for 2019) 
Federal Law and MYSA Policy now require that all adult participants complete SafeSport Training every two years.  The training is being offered free of charge through U.S. Soccer’s onboarding link and access code.  All Minnesota Rush (formerly RYSA) coaches are required to complete this course before coaching a team.

After you submit your background check, you will receive an automated reply from the registration platform that includes the links to the Concussion Training and SafeSport Training with an access code.

The link to the course is here: http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41

Weather Notifications

In case of inclement weather we will announce cancellations through our Facebook page.  Please "like us" on Facebook to receive club updates.
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380 Woodlake Dr SE 
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

Phone : 507-280-7584


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