Minnesota Rush


Growth Opportunities

There are other opportunities outside of Minnesota Rush to help grow you as a player. Below is descriptions of opportunities that are available and should you need any assistance or have further questions about any of the programs then please reach out to Neil Cassidy [email protected]



 Rush Select – Open tryouts (U13-15) U15+ selection only for National Teams

This program is run by National Rush.

For the U13 selection, players are scouted and picked at the Rushfest event. That is the only difference between the U14 and U15 groups, everything else is the same. Information on Rush fest can be found here - https://www.rushfest.com/

For the U14 and U15 age groups it is similar to ODP. Players or teams attend a Regional Center and will play other Rush teams. The coach of that particular age group watches the games and chooses his/her team. That team will then go on to play in one event. After the event the National Team coach chooses the National team with input from club Technical Directors as well as Regional coaches. That team will play in various domestic showcases and will travel internationally.

For U15 and above selection is by the National Team coach only, there are no tryouts but there may be communication with various club Technical Directors.

Information on the Rush select teams and program can be found here - https://www.rushselect.com/


Other Rush Teams – Open to all players

Being a member of Rush allows any of our players the opportunity to play with another Rush club, either domestically or internationally. To date, we had a Rush player play with Arizona Rush whilst his parents were on rotation in Arizona. We have had three players guest play with San Juan Rush at the USA Cup. If players are looking to get more college exposure than our select program, then I can help place them with a team that may be attending a showcase that we are not. If you are interested then please reach out to Neil Cassidy [email protected]


Minnesota ODP (Olympic Development Program) – Open tryouts

This program is run by our State Association which is Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). It is for youth ages U11-U17 both genders. A basic overview is that player’s tryout for the State team. If they make the State team then they travel with others that made the team to a regional camp where all of the other States in our region are in attendance (we are Region II). From that camp a regional team is selected to attend various inter-regional events and some international. For more information on the program and tryouts please visit - https://www.mnyouthsoccer.org/page/show/5616715-odp-overview


Partnership with Salvo and their GDA (Girls Developmental Academy) Program – Invitation only.

Salvo have brought the girls GDA program as an offering to their members within the past 18 months. They reached out to us to see if we would be interested in forming a partnership to allow our top identified female players a pathway to play/train with their GDA team. The GDA allows for a player to be part-time which means the player can still play for Minnesota Rush. This was very appealing to us as we did not have a pathway for our top players and that often meant they left our club for a club in the cities. With this partnership we gain access to one of the top female levels of play in the country. I work closely with the GDA coaches and they send me emails of age groups and number of players that they wish to train and get to look at to be a part of the team. I then reach out to our coaches and age group directors to identify players we think could be successful. More information on the GDA and Salvo can be found here - http://salvosoccer.org/programs/performance-soccer/performance-programs/girls-development-academy

We are working to find a similar option for our male players.


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380 Woodlake Dr SE 
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

Phone : 507-280-7584


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By Appointment


130pm-630pm M-F

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