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Minnesota Rush Soccer Club



We are excited to open our 2021 Fall Competitive League Play program For Albert Lea Players!  Entering our 47th 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:


  • 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!


Birth Year Guidelines 

Fall 2021 Birth Year Guideline
2008- U14    
2009- U13    
2010- U12     
2011- U11     
2012- U10
2013- U9


Season Dates

Teams will begin practicing 2X times a week late August- weather permitting.  The season will conclude by late October, some teams will complete earlier depending on league schedule.  League schedule comes from MYSA.  In the fall all teams will play on the weekends- generally most of the games are on Saturdays. Practice nights are below- please note the coach is able to change the nights if they have to. If this happens and the player can no longer participate, we will provide a refund.

Practice Nights

Girls- M/W
Boys- 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 in August and concludes in October.


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,, 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:

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:


Cost / Registration

$125 for U9 and U10 players
$160 for U11-U14 players

**Payment plan options will be available as you complete the registration

**Full Refunds will be given if the season is cancelled due to COVID

Deadline to register- July 31st

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 (opens June 1st)- please click here

Boys Registration (opens June 1st)- please click here

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



Please note- Fall 2021 will begin the new uniform cycle. The uniform cycle is good for 2 years.  All players will need to purchase a new uniform kit. 

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.



Please contact Kevin Lowery at [email protected]