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Program Details

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 and may be added by other MN Rush 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.

The 2021 MN Rush Mini Kicks Spring Season starts the last week of April.

All newly registered players will need to get an official Capelli Minnesota Rush Mini Kicks Developmental Kit Uniform! 

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.

Age Groups:
- U5/U6 Coed
- 1 or 2 day a week training
- Class size max 10
- U7/U8 Girls or Boys
- 1 or 2 day a week training
- Genders will be separated- if low numbers we will combine groups
  - Class size max 10



Please contact Angelo at [email protected] or call 280-7584


Registration / Cost

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

**Registration will open January 2nd

Contact Angelo Tartaglia at [email protected] for registration


Dates / Times

Last week of April and conclude the early part of July

Training Schedule

  • 2x per week (M/W or T/Th)
  • 1x per week (M/T/W/Th)
  • All Sessions 530pm-630pm 
- Friday Evenings 530pm-700pm



Location:  Kepp Fields in Rochester (Click here for Google Map)


Birth Year Guidelines 
- 2016- U5
- 2015- U6
- 2014- U7
- 2013- U8



All participants will be required to play with the MN Rush developmental uniform kit. Kits will include home and away socks, shorts, and jerseys. Kits are currently anticipated to cost around $70 (this includes taxes and shipping) We will have these uniforms for 2 full years. Uniforms are at the office, inside Soccer World, for players to try on.  Please email the office or call to set up a time to stop by.  

Emails will come out throughout the winter months with instructions on how to order.


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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