Athletics

High Performance Program

Rush Education uses one of the most customized developmental youth soccer training programs in the industry. Our soccer training is led by Rush Soccer Development, a specific department that specializes in improving and implementing our club’s player development approach. RSD provides our partner clubs with age groups and ability level-specific curriculums that allow our coaches to train and improve our players through a systematic, flexible, and progressive approach.

Players are the very spotlight of Rush Soccer’s education. Our high-performance soccer academy focuses on optimizing the physical and mental performance of each student we accept into our accredited K-12 program.

We are committed to delivering the best personalized training and education while providing each student with a pathway to success. Our school offers a dynamic learning community that ensures students get the support, training, and education to become champions.

Our objective is to compile 16-20 hours of football per week. Assuming the athlete has 6 with his/her club team, 2 practices for 4 hours and 1 game for another 2 hours. Leaving approx. 10-14 hours at Rush Education.

Player Logs

Players are the very spotlight of Rush Soccer’s education. Our high-performance soccer academy focuses on optimizing the physical and mental performance of each student we accept into our accredited K-12 program.

70 Games Chart

We are committed to delivering the best personalized training and education while providing each student with a pathway to success. Our school offers a dynamic learning community that ensures students get the support, training, and education to become champions.

10K Club

Our objective is to compile 16-20 hours of football per week. Assuming the athlete has 6 with his/her club team, 2 practices for 4 hours and 1 game for another 2 hours. Leaving approx. 10-14 hours at Rush Education.

Physical Testing

HPP administers four globally recognized Physical Tests to our Rush Education Academies and Professional Teams. These tests adhere to specific criteria, ensuring the collection of precise data. The information gathered during these tests is filtered and presented to staff and players to gain a better understanding of where a player falls physically. While the tests themselves may not be exclusive, what sets us apart is the creation of leaderboards, offering our staff and players additional insights to effectively address strengths and weaknesses.

Max Velocity: Fly 10 Meter

Athletes will start 15 meters away, reach full velocity at the starting point then run through 10 meters for stop time.

Speed: 0-20 Meter Sprint

From a sprint starting position, the players sprint over a distance of 20 meters.

Agility: Arrowhead

This test measures the change of direction and short-distance acceleration of the player in body control and change of direction.

Endurance: SPARQ Version Beep Test

The test is divided into stages. Each stage consists of a pair of 20-meter (66 ft) runs followed by 10 seconds of active recovery.

HPP (High Performance Program) is such a wonderful tool to track and compare our athletes in Fitness Testing, Soccer Education, Hours Tracked, and Games Played. We create Leaderboards to share data connecting our Student-Athletes all over the World.

– Paulo Magalhaes, Technical Coordinator

Player Development Tools

Mental Health

By the age of 14, a majority of athletes discontinue their involvement in sports. Frequently, this decision is influenced by their mindset and mental well-being. Our team of Sports Psychologists and High-Performance Coaches provides monthly workshops tailored for groups, as well as one-on-one sessions for individuals facing challenges or seeking tools to navigate difficult situations. These sessions encompass a range of topics, including handling bullying, managing pressure, preventing burnout, exploring passion and purpose, and addressing issues related to anxiety and depression.

Video Analysis & Highlight Videos

Our team of video analysts, with experience ranging from recreational to national team levels for some of the world’s top soccer countries, is here to break down your footage. We tailor our observations to align with the Rush Curriculum, complementing on-the-field training and reinforcing key concepts.

We’re strong supporters of both aspiring professional players and those aiming for college opportunities. Our video analysis department creates hundreds of player highlight videos each year, specifically tailored to your goals. We understand what both college and professional coaches want to see in these videos and are dedicated to helping you through the application process.

Train at Home

Train at Home provides complementary training for players of all ages in several categories:

  • Ball Skills
  • Fitness
  • Game Understanding
  • Mental Toughness
  • Goalkeeping
  • Nutrition

Players get the opportunity to compete against other Rush players from all over the world, rank in a worldwide leaderboard, and win awards.

Position-Specific Training Courses

Our in-depth training courses for specific positions integrate written theory with webinars and over 100 edited video clips from professional soccer per course. We guide you through the actions of position leaders in every moment of each game and situation, providing valuable insights.

Collegiate Opportunties

In 2022 the College Advisory Program helped place 323 student-atheltes in college.

National Junior College Athletic Association

The NJCAA provides student-athletes with the opportunity to compete at the junior college level in a wide range of sports. Recognized for fostering athletic and academic development, the NJCAA emphasizes a balanced approach, allowing student-athletes to pursue their educational goals while participating in competitive sports.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The NAIA is committed to the development of well-rounded student-athletes. With a focus on character-driven athletics, the association promotes a balance between academics, athletics, and community involvement. The NAIA offers a platform for student-athletes to excel both on and off the field, emphasizing integrity, sportsmanship, and a holistic approach to education.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

Comprising three divisions, the NCAA oversees a vast array of intercollegiate athletic programs, providing student-athletes with opportunities to compete at various levels. Known for promoting the integration of athletics and academics, the NCAA places a strong emphasis on the overall well-being and development of student-athletes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is HPP?
HPP stands for High Performance Program.
What is the player level expectation?
Any level, if they have a passion, we have a plan.
Is HPP part of the school curriculum?
Yes, like any elective, we have standards, grading, attendance, etc…it’s part of the curriculum and requirements for graduation. HPP will be part of his/her transcripts.
My child plays on a club team, will that affect anything?

No, athletes will continue to play on their respective club teams.

What sort of soccer education is provided?
We schedule classroom education for the athletes and cover soccer related topics such as, but not limited to, Referee Certification, CPR & First Aid, Tactical Application, Health & Wellness, Physiology, Anatomy, Nutrition, etc. etc.
Are there trainers available?

Each school is different. All of our trainers have their CPR & First Aid certificates. IN addition to Head Injury and Concussion Courses mandated by the Federation.

What does my child need to bring?
Cleats, shin guards, and running shoes. Keepers also need to bring their own gloves.
Are you NCAA compliant?
Yes, in addition to NAIA, and NJCAA compliant.