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General Information for Spring 2021 (Grades Pre K (4yr olds)-4th grade)


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 Albert Lea 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 Pre K-4th and can serve as a starting point before moving to more competitive programs.

Albert Lea REC Program Overview

Bringing the Albert Lea Soccer Association under the Minnesota Rush umbrella provides our soccer players in Albert Lea and the surrounding communities more opportunities and resources.  New this year, our REC program will be going outside! We will host practices in local parks with games on Saturdays in Albert Lea. The season will run mid April until early June. In addition, we will offer teams the opportunity to travel to Rochester to play teams from Rochester and Winona on the REC doubleheader day in late May.

Albert Lea teams will be formed based on gender for each grade with the possibility of combined grade levels:

  • Kindergartners and 4 year olds- this age group will not travel and it will be COED.

  • 1st/2nd graders

  • 3rd/4th graders

Our REC program is coached by Volunteer Parent Coaches.  Without Volunteer Parent Coaches we do not have a program!  Please consider volunteering to coach your son or daughter.  MN Rush will provide lesson plans, resources, and any other help you might need.  Again, we can not have a program without Volunteer Coaches

Become a REC coach- click here

 

  • Season starts the week of April 19th and conclude on June 5th.
  • Kindergarten teams will practice once a week and all other teams will practice twice a week.  (see practice schedule below)
  • Games will be held at Lakeview or Memorial Park
  •  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.  
  • Team T-shirts will be provided to each player.
  •  Glasses must be secured by a strap and no jewelry can be worn.

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Dates

Practices will start the week of April 19th- weather permitting.

First game will be April 24th

Doubleheader in Rochester- June 5th - please see info below on doubleheader.

Grades Pre K - K- practice nights- Tuesdays  (FULL) - we are taking a waiting list- please email Kevin Lowery at [email protected]

Grades 1 / 2 - practice nights- Mondays / Wednesdays

Grades 3/ 4 - practice nights- Tuesdays/ Thursdays

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Registration / Cost

GENERAL Registration (January 2, 2021 - March 28, 2021)

FREE REGISTRATION Opportunity:  MN Rush offers one free player registration if parent agrees to coach a team.  That's correct, FREE soccer registration if you coach a team!

Grade PreK- K (COED)- $45 -Click here  


Boys Registration- $55
- Grades 1/2 click here
- Grades 3/4 click here


Girls Registration- $55 
- Grades 1/2 click here
- Grades 3/4 click here

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Uniforms

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

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Doubleheader- Rochester June 5th


All Albert Lea teams are invited to participate in the Rochester Doubleheader on June 5th.  This is an opportunity for AL teams to play 2 games against opponents from Rochester or Winona.

Teams do not need to participate, however, there will be NO local games in Albert Lea that weekend. 

Each team will play a late morning and early afternoon game.

More information will come from the office once teams are formed.

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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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Become a REC Coach!

We need your help.  In order for all these kiddos to play we need volunteer coaches.  Please consider coaching...to register to coach, please click on this link- http://minnesotarush.leagueapps.com/events/2095105-2021-spring-rec-albert-lea-coaching-registration