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Minnesota Rush Soccer Club



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 Rochester 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 K-9 and can serve as a starting point before moving to more competitive programs.


General Information

Through the Minnesota Rush Rec league, teams play other teams from Rochester and the nearby surrounding communities. 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.

In the spring Rec season, all grades play in league play.  Teams are formed based on grade and gender.

  • Kindergarten teams will practice once a week and all other teams will practice twice a week.  (see practice schedule below)
  • For Rochester players, each team's practice location and time is dependent on the head coach.   When possible, we place players on teams that practice in the part of town that the family prefers (i.e. NW, NE, SE, SW) However, this is all determined by the number of coaches we have for each area.
  • All games are held on Saturdays in Rochester
  • 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.



Practices start the week of April 19th 2021

First Games are on Saturday April 24th

Doubleheader Weekend - June 5th

Last games are on Saturday June 12th


Registration / Cost

** We are no longer taking any late registrations** Fall registration will open in the middle of May

EARLY BIRD Registration(December 1, 2020 - January 17, 2021)
Grade K = $65
Grades 1st/2nd = $75
Grades 3rd/4th = $85
Grades 5th/6th= $95

Grades 7th-9th = $105

GENERAL Registration (January 17, 2021 - March 1, 2021)
Grade K = $75
Grades 1st/2nd = $85
Grades 3rd/4th = $95
Grades 5th/6th= $105
Grades 7th-9th = $115

** All St. Charles / Utica area players need to register with St. Charles Community Ed- please
Community Ed can be the contact person

Boys Registration - Closed- Grades 3rd and 4th are Full- please call 280-7584 to see if other grades are still open.

Girls Registration- Closed- K, 2nd, 4th are Full- please call 280-7584 to see if other grades are still open.

Financial Aid Request- click here



Each player will receive a team top. The committee orders a general set of sizes for each team. 
Players must provide:
- Shin guards
- Soccer cleats or tennis shoes
- Soccer ball
- Water bottle


Practice Location

The committee will do it's best to keep your player in the quadrant (NW, NE, SW, SE) in which they live.  Practicing in your quadrant is NOT guaranteed! This is dependent on the number of coaches that volunteer to coach. For example, if we have 40 2nd girls from the SE and only one coach, not all of those players will be in the SE. 

If you register for the REC program you are agreeing that you will practice anywhere in the Rochester City Limits.  REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN if you do not get the location you want.

Outlying communities 
Practice location and nights for teams in Byron, DE, KM, PEM, PIZM and St Charles may vary. Contact your local coordinator (see the Rec Contacts page) for more information.


Practice Nights

Practice night schedule for Rochester Teams will be:

Kindergarten          Tuesday
1st Grade               Mon/Wed
2nd Grade              Mon/Wed
3rd Grade               Tues/Thur
4th Grade               Tues/Thur
5th Grade Boys      Mon/Wed
5th Grade Girls Tues/Thur
6th Grade Girls       Tues/Thur
6th Grade Boys Mon/Wed
Boys 7th-9th Grade   coach’s choice
Girls 7th-9th Grade    coach’s choice


Become a REC Coach!

We need your help.  In order for all these kiddos to play we need volunteer coaches. Please consider helping, we provide a complete 6 week training program for any grade level along with full-time staff support from both Neil Cassidy and Angelo Tartaglia.  To sign up to coach you must do the following:

- If you would like to volunteer as a Rec coach, please email Paul Keller at paulkell[email protected]

- Complete the annual background check- background checks are good for one calendar year- 1/1 - 12/31  Please click here 

- Complete a safesport and concussion training. 
- Safesport certificates are good for 2 years, however, you need to complete the annual retest- click here
 The safesport code is - YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M
- Concussion certificates are good for 3 years- click here
- If you are unsure if you need a new certificate, please contact Neil Cassidy at [email protected]