Competitive Program Overview
- Open to dedicated and committed U11 to U18 girls and boys
- Multiple teams in each age group with multiple league levels of play for players of all abilities
- Players placed on teams by ability and commitment
- Time Commitment: Fall season (August-December) and Spring season (January-June)
- Team Training 2-3 times per week plus additional opportunities
- All teams coached by professionally licensed coaches (not trainers or parents)
- Player Placement is held each Summer: U11-U13 in May and U14-U18 in June (Players can join a competitive team any time after teams are established by completing two evaluation sessions with a team.)
- Scholarships available
The Texas Rush Competitive program is for the player dedicated and committed to reaching the height of their potential. Commitment to regular training and games is a prerequisite, and accountability for things such as performance, attendance, sportsmanship, punctuality, and apparel are just a few of the life lessons incorporated into the development of a Rush player. Rush expects the highest standards from players in every controllable aspect both on and off the field.
The Rush approach to competitive soccer is to teach skilful, possession oriented attacking soccer. Players are developed through a proven curriculum renowned for developing excellence, and as players progress, they are can constantly be put into new situations to improve their development if that is what the player desires. For our top players their goals include playing on the Nike team, ODP state teams, regional teams, national teams, college teams and professional teams. For our club, we want to push our players to "the next level". This "next level" may be different for every player.
Texas Rush is the only club in the Greater Houston area that provides the opportunity for competitive players, both boys and girls, to play at the highest ability level in the United States. Due to our membership in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA, U16/U18 boys), the Texas Pre-Academy League (TEPAL, boys 11-15 years of age) and the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL, U15-U18 girls), the elite competitive player has the opportunity to be the very best in the country as a member of the Texas Rush Soccer Club. Our Nike, Swoosh and Advanced teams provide the learning foundation for players to reach this elite level of play. For all of our players their goals include playing on an elite level team described above as well as ODP state and regional teams, national teams, college teams and professional teams. For our club, we want to push our players to "the next level" regardless of their starting ability level. View the Player Development Pyramid.
Competitive coaches are assigned to a maximum of three competitive teams to ensure each coach can dedicate the necessary amount of time to the player and team as a whole. The term “trainer” does not exist in our organization nor do we allow unqualified parents to make technical soccer related decisions. Parents provide administrative support only.
The Head Coach is responsible for the complete cycle of player development: Plan, Perform and Evaluate. The Head Coach is also supported by a Director of Coaching who is familiar with every team in their area, ensuring every player’s development is being planned and evaluated by at least two professional coaches in unification with The Rush Way.