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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 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.



- Games will start April 18th and conclude on June 6th- there will be no games on Memorial Day Weekend- May 23rd.
- Practices will start the week of April 13th

Doubleheader day will be May 30th


Registration / Cost

EARLY BIRD Registration(November 5, 2019 - January 19, 2020)
Grade K = $60
Grades 1-4 = $75
Grades 5-9 = $90

GENERAL Registration (January 20, 2020 - February 18, 2020)
Grade K = $70
Grades 1-4 = $85
Grades 5-9 = $100

Boys Registration - online registration is now closed- please call the office at 280-7584

Girls Registration- online registration is now closed- please call the office at 280-7584

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 quadrent 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 the 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               Mon-Wed
6th Grade              Tues-Thur
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 contact Paul Keller at [email protected]


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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