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General Information for Spring 2020 (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.  Our Rec program will stay with the same structure it has in the past- we will practice and play at the Albert Lea City Arena starting in April and concluding by the end of May. In addition, we will offer teams the opportunity to travel to Rochester to play teams from Rochester and Winona on the REC doubleheader day- May 30th. In addition, MN Rush will provide coaches to help the volunteer coaches at the beginning of the season.  All coaches will have access to MN Rush practice plans- 6 weeks worth!

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.

  • 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
 

  • Season starts the week of April 13th and ends on May 30th
  • All teams will practice 1 time a week- please see schedule
  • Games will be held at Albert Lea City Arena - May 2nd, 9th, and 16th.  The final week of games will be held in Rochester (outside at the Watson soccer complex- 41st NW)
  •  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.
  •  Please only wear indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes for indoor practices / games- cleats are not allowed in the facility. Players might want to wear cleats for the outdoor May 30th games. 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.

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Dates

- Games will be played at Off the Wall- May 2nd, 9th, and 16th - REC Doubleheader- May 30th in Rochester- optional for teams.
- Practices will start the week of April 13th

Grades Pre K - K- practice nights- Tuesdays- April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th 545pm-630pm, or Thursdays- April 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st- 545pm-630pm

Grades 1 / 2 - practice nights- Mondays- April 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th- 545pm-630pm or 645pm-730pm

Grades 3/ 4 - practice nights- Tuesdays- April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th- 645pm-730pm or Thursdays April 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st 645pm-730pm

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Registration / Cost

GENERAL Registration (January 10, 2020 - February 29, 2020)
Grade PreK- 4th = $35

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

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

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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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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, click here for more information

Contact

Minnesota Rush
380 Woodlake Dr SE 
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

Phone : 507-280-7584

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