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School of Excellence (2007-2010 Birth Years)

Winter/Spring 2020-2021: Stay active, keep your foot on the ball! Enroll now in low-risk outdoor winter and spring pre-season soccer.

The School of Excellence Program is an intensive six-week program geared towards players who are ready to take their footballing commitment to the next level. It is designed for players of all interest, experience, and ability levels seeking a higher level of instruction between the ages of 10 and 14.  It offers an exceptional transitional opportunity for recreational players preparing to join a competitive or scholastic-based pathway. Featuring an established curriculum and guided by a passionate and committed licensed coaching staff, the School of Excellence offers extraordinary player development.  The training environment is fun, structured and safe – a place where players can express themselves and learn what soccer has to offer, the Rush Way.

There is no cost to register and attend the first week of training on a trial basis; however, players and parent/guardians must commit to participate at a high standard for regular attendance, take home challenges, journaling, and virtual tactical modules. Weekly take home assignments are mandatory. Completion reinforces SoE lessons and provides an opportunity for personal accountability, continual learning, and development.

For each age group, one training session each week focuses on 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2 themes using street soccer games within US Soccer's Play-Practice-Play model. The second session features small group tactical play in groups of 3 or more using rondo and positional play training games.

All players who satisfactorily complete the program earn a $60 single season registration voucher for SWVA Champions Cup League - SWVA Rush Soccer's regional advanced soccer competition format. Players wishing to compete in the Spring 2021 league can do so before middle and high school season kickoff in mid April.

Key Winter/Spring 2020-21 School of Excellence dates include:

  • Registration Opens: October 26, 2020

  • Assistant Coach PLC Begins: November 8, 2020

  • Term I Financial Aid Applications Due: December 15, 2020

  • Term I In Person Individual Training Dates: Saturday December 5, 12, and 19, 2020

  • Term I Group Training Begins: January 4, 2021

  • Term I In House Weekend Match Day Festivals: 1/16/23, 1/30/21, 2/6/21, and 2/13/21

  • Term II Registration Deadline: January 31, 2021

  • Term I Concludes: February 13, 2021

  • Term II Financial Aid Applications Due: February 8, 2021

  • Term II Trial Training Week: February 15-19, 2021

  • Term II Full Training Begins: February 22, 2021

  • Term II In House Weekend Match Day Festivals: 3/6/21, 3/13/21, 3/20/21, and 3/26/21 (Friday)

  • Term II Concludes: March 26, 2021

  • Ongoing weekly communication with families and coaches


$0 Registration
$185 per accepted player

per cycle

Financial Aid Available

Refund Policy: Non-refundable

Age Group Structure

 AGE Sessions/WeekLENGTH
 11U2 + 4 Match Days75 mins
2 + 4 Match Days
75 mins
2 + 4 Match Days
90 mins
2 + 4 Match Days
90 mins

Developmental Director

Eric Bucey
[email protected]
Director of Developmental Soccer

Developmental Uniform Kit

The cost for the Complete Uniform Kit is approximately $65 plus shipping for complete uniform kits. All mandatory kit items are purchased individually at Ordering instructions will be sent to each player after registration. Players will wear their uniforms for up to 2 years depending on the current Capelli Kit cycle. The ONLY MANDATORY Items are the tops! Shorts and socks are optional.

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Radford, Virginia 24143

Phone: 410-271-3897
Email: [email protected]


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