Minnesota Rush


Make a difference in a child's life, Become a REC Coach


Minnesota Rush is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers. Without these volunteers we would not be able to service the number of players we do.  The biggest area of need is in our REC program.  We know the apprehension when it comes to coaching especially if you have not played the sport before.  To help ease this apprehension our Technical Director, Neil Cassidy, developed the following:

- A comprehensive 6 week program manual.
- Coaching Education Courses offered in the winter months

In addition, Neil and all technical staff are here to assist you in anyway possible.  

Become a coach by clicking on the registration belo - note you will need to return to this page to complete the background requirements.

Rochester REC Coaches - If you wish to register as a Rec coach, please contact Paul Keller at [email protected]

Winona REC Coaches- please click here

Albert Lea REC Coaches- please click here

Rec Coaching Information

US Soccer Digital Coaching Center Link

Rec Coach's Meeting

Date TBD - Willow Creek Middle School - 2425 11th Ave SE, Rochester

At the Rec Coach's meeting, coaches will be able to pick up team shirts and a coach shirt.  There will be a brief meeting for the grade levels as listed below where coaching and league information will be shared and questions answered.  This will be followed by a short coaching clinic where age appropriate practice activities will be demonstrated.  The clinic is free and while it is optional, coaches are highly encouraged to attend.

K, 1st and 2nd grade coaches

Meeting: 8:15 – 8:40

Coaching clinic: 8:45 – 9:30

34d - 4th grade coaches

Meeting: 9:15 – 9:55

Coaching clinic: 10:00 – 10:45

5th - 6th grade coaches

Meeting: 10:30 – 11:10

Coaching clinic: 11:15 – 12:00

7th - 9th grade coaches

Meeting: 11:30 – 11:40

In order to work with players we need the following documentation completed.

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 2020 will open on January 1, 2020. Background check completed on or after November 1, 2019 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 prior to coaching a team.

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

SafeSport Training
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 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.

Safe Sport Code- YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M

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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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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