Minnesota Rush



We are excited to open our 2020 Spring / Summer Competitive League Play program For Albert Lea Players!.  Entering our 45th year, Minnesota Rush continues to be a leader in the soccer community with now being one of the largest clubs in the state!  We are excited to have the Albert Lea Youth Soccer Association be part of the Minnesota Rush Community! Minnesota Rush is a state member of the Minnesota Youth Soccer League which is part of the United States Soccer Federation.  We follow all mandates and recommendations for player development set at the National level.  

By joining Minnesota Rush you will receive the following benefits:


  • Senior Staff Coaches for each gender- these professional coaches have advanced degrees in coaching.
  • Players will have the ability to play at the highest levels in the state
  • Team Training Fields
  • Player Loan Program- players will now be able to guest play for any MN Rush Team- ie Albert Lea players can play for Rochester teams if needed.  In addition, all Rush players are allowed to guest play for other states!
  • Players U16 and older will be able to participate in our College Advisory Program (CAP). Please see our CAP program page on our website.


Birth Year Guidelines 

Fall 2019 Birth Year Guideline
2002- U18         2007- U13
2003- U17         2008- U12
2004- U16         2009- U11
2005- U15         2010- U10
2006- U14         2011- U9


Season Dates

Teams will begin practicing 2X times a week at the end of April.  The season will conclude by mid July, some teams will complete earlier depending on league schedule.  League schedule comes from MYSA.  Practice nights are the following:  **Please note, the coaches do have the right to change the practice nights- these practice nights are determined by MYSA playing days.  For example if the U11Boys Blue team plays Tuesday nights, we will practice M/W.

Girls Boys
U9 - M/W U9 - T/TH
U10 Blue Teams- T/Th U10 Blue Teams- M/W
U11 Blue Teams- T/Th U11 Blue Teams- M/W
U12 Blue Teams- M/W U12 Blue Teams- T/TH
U13 Blue Teams- T/TH U13 Blue Teams- M/W
U14 Blue Teams- M/W U14 Blue Teams- T/TH
U15 Blue Teams- T/Th U15 Blue Teams- M/W
U16 Blue Teams- M/W U16 Blue Teams- T/TH
U17 Blue Teams- T/TH U17 Blue Teams- M/W
U18 Blue Teams- M/W U18 Blue Teams- T/TH


League Games / Tournaments

Teams will participate in MYSA Soccer League.  League One (C1) teams will be expected to travel to find appropriate competition. Black (C2) and Blue (C3) teams will play teams from surrounding clubs.  

League play starts end of April and concludes mid July.

Teams decide what tournaments to attend throughout the season.  Teams should not attend more than 3 tournaments


Become a Competitive Coach!

Make a difference in a players life and become a MN Rush Coach!  MN Rush will help and guide you along the way.  We offer comprehensive lesson plans for you to pick and choose from and a online platform to create your own.  In addition, the full time Technical Director (Neil Cassidy) will be able to help you when requested.

To become a coach please click here

All coaches need to complete the following:
1- Background Check - Click here
2- Safe Spot Training- Click here
3- Concussion Training- Click here

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 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 opened on November 1, 2019. Background check completed on or after November 1, 2019 will expire on December 31, 2020.

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.

The link to the course is here: http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41


Cost / Registration

$140 for U9 and U10 players
$210for U11-U18 players

**Payment plan options will be available as you complete the registration
- U9-U10- payment dates are - First one is when you register, second one is 3/18, and final one is 4/15.
- U11-U18- payment dates are- First one is when you register, second one is 3/18, third one is 4/15 and final is 5/13.

Deadline to register- February 29th

To apply for Minnesota Rush Financial Aid, please fill out the pdf below and mail or email to Minnesota Rush. MN Rush offers a wonderful financial aid plan for anyone that receives free and reduced lunch.  Please fill out the below application and contact Annie Block at [email protected] or by calling 507-280-7584 ext 2

MN Rush Fin Aid.pdf

Girls Registration please-  Online Registration is Now CLOSED- please call the office at 507-280-7584

Boys Registration please- Online Registration is Now CLOSED- please call the office at 507-280-7584

Player cost covers:
  • Coaching Fees
  • Age group Staff Coaches
  • All MYSA player fees
  • All Park & Rec Fees for Field Maintenance 
  • Team training fields
  • Website / Online registration platform
  • Team training equipment
  • Office staff



All participants will be required to play with the MN Rush 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. PLEASE NOTE: With the new jerseys we are reassigning jersey numbers.  

After registration closes we will email everyone the instructions on how to order.


Practices / Location

Practice times and location will be determined by the coach.



Please contact Neil 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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