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Minnesota Rush Soccer Club


Mini Kicks Program


The 2021 MN Rush Mini Kicks Fall Season starts the week of August 30th 

Mini Kicks is MN Rush's youth pre-competitive program.  We introduce soccer to our youngest players in a fun environment.  Our goal is to help young players learn to love soccer and prepare for the tournament or league play leagues as they grow older.  Coaching will be provided by Tetra Brazil coaches.

For 2021, we are expanding on our program even more, and expanding the training options.  We will offer one day a week or two days a week training, as well as preferred training times.

Matching players skills and experience is extremely important in this age group.  Because of widely varying skills in players at this level, we will be doing assessments of players during the first week of the program.  Please plan on the fact that coaches will make recommendations for team changes after these assessments are completed - initial team formation is not final, and we will try to avoid asking players to change practice days and/or time.

All newly registered players will need to get an official Capelli Minnesota Rush Mini Kicks Uniform! Instructions on how to order the kit will be emailed to you.

There are no additional tournament or player fees, other than the optional uniform if your player does not already have one.  There may be one or two days where we play outside of Rochester, but that will be very limited.

The most important consideration here is for the players to have fun with soccer.  Although there are games, they are structured more for activity and fun.  If you have an U8 child that wants a more competitive environment, they could consider "playing up" on a U9 Competitive team instead of playing in the Mini Kicks program.  Talk with Angelo Tartaglia if you have questions on this.  You child could be practice only on a U9 team, or play tournaments on a U9 team.  This would require an assessment by coaching to make sure the player is ready for this step.

2021 Fall Birth Year Guidelines
- 2017- U5
- 2016- U6
- 2015- U7
- 2014- U8

Here are some of the specific attributes of the program:

Training Schedule:

  • 2x per week (M/W or T/Th)
  • 1x per week (M/T/W/Th)
  • All Sessions 530pm-630pm

Season:  Runs the week of August 30th-October 8th

Practice Location:  McQuillan Soccer Fields (Previously known as Kepp Fields) - 20th Street SE and Marion Road Intersection near the Armory are under construction. We are working with the city Park & Rec department to find a new location for Fall 2021.

Age Groups:
- U5/U6 Coed
- 1 or 2 day a week training
- U7/U8 Girls or Boys
- 1 or 2 day a week training
- Genders will be separated- if low numbers we will combine groups

- $150 per player for 2 days a week training
- $90 per player for 1 day a week training

- Each player will be required to purchase a MN Rush Capelli Uniform ( Roughly $70)
- Uniforms will be numbered on back with sponsors

- Friday Evenings 530pm-700pm
- Dates- September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th

Registration- please click here
**Deadline is July 24th**

Refunds will not be given once registration closes.