3 vs. 3 Turf Cup 2017

The club entertained over 125 teams for the 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup on Easter Saturday at Bear Branch Soccer Complex sponsored by BIKELAND.

Games, Easter egg hunt, juggle club, soccer tennis, dunk tank, live DJ, prizes and awards were offered throughout the day within an action packed festival atmosphere over the ten hour period.

Dance Competition Winners:  Easter Yeti’s

“On behalf of the club I would like to thank all the participants, our event sponsor Bikeland, volunteers, coaching staff, referees, food vendors, Houston Methodist Hospital for making this a very successful event on Easter weekend.  We continue to offer this tournament as it’s very well received by our membership and the local Houston soccer community.  It was a lot of fun for everybody involved.”  Milton Arraez, 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup Tournament Director.


19189 Interstate 45 Suite B
SE corner of I-45 & Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77385

Phone: 281-362-9253, 281-364-9253
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors – Memorial Day Classic 5 vs. 5 Tournament 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors have renewed their partnership for 2017-18 and will be sponsoring the Memorial Day Classic 5 vs. 5 Tournament.

Tournament Quick Facts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

$200 per team

U7 – U16 (Boys / Girls)

All Ability Levels Welcome

3 Games (minimum)

Bear Branch Soccer Complex (turf)

Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctor’s Contact Information

1920 North Robertson Street, Conroe, TX.

Tel:  (936) 230-2512


For further questions, please contact the following people:

Milton Arraez, Tournament Director at marraez@texasrush.com

Stuart Taylor, Tournament Administrator at staylor@texasrush.com

“The club is very excited to have Shorty and his family business remain on board and partner with the club.  They have been members of the club for multiple years and remain very active and supportive of all our programs.  We look forward in working with the company over the next 12 months.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Texas Rush Golf Outing 2017

The club entertained a full field of golfers at Woodforest Golf Club on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in perfect playing conditions on a superb, challenging course for the 4th Annual Texas Rush Golf Outing – “Rush To The Green.”

The club would like to thank the golf committee, volunteers, club coaching staff, golf representatives and managers, volunteers, sponsors, Woodforest Golf Club and all the golf participants.

World Cup Sponsors – Effex Management Solutions

MLS Cup Sponsors – DiFusion Technologies Inc, Debra Wymore – Realtor, Traci Voss – Mortgage Originator, Northwest Oral Surgery, United Airlines, PSE Travel, FairClaims Roofing & Construction, IScore Golf, Hand & Stone Massage & Houston Methodist

Event Activities – Raffle, Silent / Live Auction, Hole In One x 2, Big Hitter – Bobbie Bradley, IScore Cannon, Awards & Prizes

Committee Members:  Ursula Masters, Jill Hunter, Carrie Navarro, Sara Krach, Natalie Olivarez, Yeiny Perla, Phil Ebner, Darron Rush, Nigel Vaughan, Diego Lopez-Videla, Brian Civilkas, Michael Quinn & Simon Boddison.

“I would like to thank all those that supported this year’s Texas Rush Golf Outing.  The weather, course conditions were first class and the hospitality provided by Woodforest Golf Club was excellent.  To hold an event of this size requires hard work and dedication from multiple areas of the club and beyond, it was a total team effort.  We look forward to hosting next year’s Houston Dynamo | Dash Golf Outing 2018.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Prizes / Awards

Bob Bennett Award Winners – Effex Management Solutions (2nd Year) – Louis Flory, Bryan Daniele, Jerrid Peyton, George Boyd

D.A.L (Dead Ass Last) – Marco Beijen, Peter Klepeida, Dan George

Longest Putt Men / WomenChad Golson

Longest Drive WomenHope Parker

Longest Drive MenJohn Hargis

Hole In One ShotJohn Hargis

Raffle WinnersClick Here!


Dynamos Puma Cup 2017

04G Nero Black Team – Champions!

Coach: Bryan Shipp

Record: 2-2-0

07 Girls Nero Team – Finalists!

Coach: Phil Ebner

Record: 2-2

07 Boys Nero Team – Finalists!

Coach: Chris Kidd

Record: 3-1

Kingwood 06B Blue – Champions!

Coach: David Hubbard

Record: 4-0

Texas Rush Kingwood 05G Blue – Finalists!

Coach: Jamie Bell

Record: 3-1-0

Montgomery 05B Rush Blue – Finalists!

Coach: Jason Budd

Record: 3-1

04G Rush Black – Finalist!

Record: 1-2-1

Coach: Michael Openshaw

“We’re extremely proud of the efforts of our players, and must thank the parents for giving up an entire weekend to allow their children this opportunity to compete. It was a valuable learning experience for them.” Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching – Youth Academy.

Community Outreach Program – February 2017

The club were involved in their latest Community Outreach event at the 5th Annual Kids Running for Kids Race on February 4th at Town Green Park.  Over 1,000 kids were taking part in the event and Rush Rhino was also present to join in with all the festivities.

If you’re interested in having Rush Rhino (mascot) appear at your next event, please feel free to contact Stuart Taylor, Director of Community Outreach at staylor@texasrush.com

Community Outreach Program sponsored by Marble Slab Creamery @ Cochran’s Crossing (Research & Gosling in The Woodlands)

If you wish to find more information about partnering with the club to market your products and services, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@texasrush.com

Club Events – January 2017


Texas Rush Soccer Club hosted the U11 Winter Festival, Houston Jr. ECNL Event and a College Showcase this past weekend utilizing two premier soccer facilities in The Woodlands, TX.

Eighteen (18) of the best teams from Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas attended the U11 Winter Festival.  Over 650 players, coaches and parents enjoyed beautiful weather and first class playing facilities at Gosling Sports Park.
Just 1 mile away, thirty eight (38) teams competed at the Houston Jr. ECNL event hosted at Bear Branch Sports Fields in The Woodlands.  The top U12 and U13 teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Florida competed in three days of high-level competition.
Bear Branch Sports Fields also played host to the first Houston Winter Festival College Combine.  Fifty four (54) players, representing 3 Houston soccer clubs showcased their skills for 15 college coaches who were present.

“We always seek the highest level of competition for our players to aid their development as they prepare for the national competition platform. It is great to host the Houston Winter Festival which allows match-ups for each team outside of their regular local competition. I would like to thank all of the attending clubs, coaches, managers and parents for helping to create an environment that was favorable to the development and enjoyment of the players.”  Andrew Squire – Houston Winter Festival Event Director.

“Looking to get players more opportunities to play in front of college coaches is really important to our club. We are extremely proud of the Houston Winter Festival College Combine event in its first year, and could not be happier with the reviews we received from the college coaches and parents that attended.”  Darron Rush — College Combine Director.

“We enjoyed your tournament so much!  The facilities, the organization of the tournament, the competition and our stay in The Woodlands were great. Thanks!”  Ali Patterson – Dallas Sting (Team Manager).

“We are very proud of our ability to host events of such quality in The Woodlands.  It is a testament to our collaborative working relationship with The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau that we can host these type of programs.  The club worked with twelve (12) local hotels that provided outstanding accommodation for our guests and we look forward to planning future programs and events which will bring in further economic impact to our local community.”  Simon Boddison – Director of Soccer Operations.

2018 SAVE THE DATE! Houston Winter Festival will be open to all of the top U10-U13 teams in Texas and beyond.

Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2017

The club took multiple teams down to the Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2017 to play some early Spring competition with our Youth Academy and competitive teams.

Youth Academy
09 Boys – Champions!
09 Girls – Champions!
08 Girls – Finalists
08 Boys – 3rd Place

Games Played – 15
Games Won – 11
Goal Scored – 74

Competitive Branch:

07 Girls Black – Champions!

Texas Rush Kingwood 03G – Champions!

Texas Rush Kingwood 05B – Runners Up

03 Boys Azul – Runners Up

“This was a tremendous weekend for our Youth Academy program. We’re proud of the efforts of all these young players, and must thank the parents; whose continued support and representation of our club is magnificent.”  Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching – Youth Academy.

Year In Review 2016

Texas Rush Soccer Club had another outstanding year of results.

Club / Expansions

Membership – 3,250 players

U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy acceptance

Montgomery – new floodlights, Fellowship of Montgomery

Kingwood – multiple playing sites (Insperity Sports Complex), new programming (Youth Academy) & camps

Lents Family Park – GK training site

47 Coaching Staff

DA – Boys

U18 Boys DA – finished 3rd Central Conference (Frontier Division)

Alex Fetterly
Texas Rush U18 DA Boys

Darwin Hernandez
Texas Rush U18 DA Boys
U20 El Salvador National Team

Competitive Boys / Girls

1,252 players

19 teams won their Fall league

19 teams won their Spring league

Rush Select – Lucas Hickey, Eddie Winstanley and Andy Davison

Youth Academy – 310 players, 35 teams

College Advisory Program (30 student-athletes graduated to play college soccer)

Alumni Post Season Competition

NCAA Div. I Men / Women
Mitch Ostrowski – Butler University, Grace Piper – Texas A&M, Michaela Abam – West Virginia University, Cienna Arrieta – Texas A&M

NCAA Div. II Men / Women
Lindsey Washburn – Dallas Baptist University, Allison Katri –Dallas Baptist University

NCAA Div. III Men / Women
Ryan Stinebaugh – Carnegie Mellon University, Alberto Carmona – Kenyon College


Conner Haney – John Brown University

60+ alumni currently playing in college


Sarah Piper
U16 US Girls National Team

Kim Rodriguez
U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

Kelsey Brann
U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

Kelly Rodriguez
Texas Rush U15 ECNL
U15 Women’s National Team Camp

Events / Programs

Rush Cup – 130 teams

3 vs. 3 Winter Blast Tournament – 185 teams

3 vs. 3 Turf Cup – 150 teams

Golf Outing – 144 golfers

Jnr. ECNL Tournament – 40 teams

5 vs. 5 Memorial Day Cup – 50 teams

Rush Festival – Denver, CO (4 teams)

REACH – 367 lbs of equipment shipped to Trinidad & Tobago

Rush Night – 1,500 players / families

TOPS – 25 players

College Advisory Program – 90 registrants

Breast Cancer Awareness Program – donated $10K

U.S. Soccer Performance Center – 30 candidates at Bear Branch

Awards / Recognition

The Lex Frieden Award – Coach Keith Johnson

Rush Award of Excellence – Jackson Goebel (Boys); Sommer Stanley (Girls)

Texas Rush Award of Excellence – Payton Miller (Boys); Grace Piper (Girls)

Bob Bennett Texas Rush Golf Winner – Effex Management Solutions

Award of Outstanding Service – James Simmons (TX Rush President 2007 – 2015)

Financial Aid – $77K

Community Outreach

Communities –  The Woodlands, Conroe, Montgomery, Kingwood, Tomball, Creekside and Huntsville

School Districts – Conroe, Humble and Montgomery  (2,250 kids)

Events – Texas 10 Series (Conroe, Cypress, Huntsville), Kids Running for Kids, Houston Family Magazine Fall Fun Fest, Montgomery Haunted House and Carnival, Run Thru the Woods 2017

(8,500 families)

Corporate Partners

CHI St. Luke’s Health Performance Medicine, adWhite, Springhill Suites, Wings ‘N More, Panera Bread, Global Shop Solutions, Soccer.com, Panther Creek Family Dentistry, Woodforest National Bank, Texas Picture Day, The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Sport Source, Enterprise, Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors, Buckalew Chevrolet, Chevrolet, Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Embassy Suites, adidas, The Nelson Company, Bikeland, Effex Management Solutions, Drury Inn & Suites, Marble Slab Creamery, Igi Playground and Bradbury Brothers.

Recreational Soccer

1518 players

177 teams

161 coaches


1,837 registrants

16 camps (6 different venues)

10% increase growth from 2015-16

5 new camps in 2016

Market Training

Girls – Grace Morris, Abigail Koehn, Peyton Graves, Ximena Hammeken, Rylie Graves, Reese Rupe, Ellen Persson, Samone Knight, Alexis Fowlkes, Sydney O’Shea, Sydney Thibodaux, Sophia Dean, Kayla Zimny, Michelle Polo, Madeline Ellis, Ashlyn O’Shea, Krista Peterson, Sara Engles.

Boys – Tony Bazan, Qasir Morton, Cesar Onut, Siddiq Lezzar, Cesar Cordova.

“It has been another great year with further developments across the club, thus expanding our footprint in the Houston soccer community.  We will look to continue to expand our operational areas in 2017 and continue to serve our Texas Rush families with an excellent soccer program.  The youth soccer landscape continues to change yearly and next year will be no different with some new and exciting challenges.”  Don Gemmell, Technical Director.

Winter Soccer Camps 2017

The club just completed three very successful camps with over 260 players attending over the Winter period in The Woodlands and the Kingwood communities:

Kick Cancer Camp (The Woodlands, January 13-15)

Kingwood Strikers vs. Keepers Camp (Kingwood, January 13-15)

Strikers vs. Keepers Camp (The Woodlands, January 20-22)

(11% increase in registrants from 2016)

The club would like to thank the following partners for their support for the soccer camps program – Global Shop Solutions (2017 Camps Program Sponsor) and DICK’S Sporting Goods (Strikers vs. Keepers Winter Camp.)

“The camps provided an opportunity for the players to come out and have a lot of fun and enjoyment in a soccer environment.  A lot of the players finished their seasons last November so offering a Winter soccer program allows them to reconnect with the game and get a head start for their upcoming season.  We provided a detailed daily curriculum which was very well received by the players and parents.” Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood / Camps.

NCAA Men’s College Cup Youth Showcase 2016

The following teams participated in the NCAA Men’s College Cup Youth Showcase, December 9-11 at Lindsay Lyons Park and Sports Complex, Houston.

The 2016 NCAA Men’s College Cup Showcase was held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship weekend.  The 2016 NCAA Men’s College Cup Showcase was open to all boys competitive premier and elite club teams ages U15 to U19. Top teams from across the country competed at the highest level in front of college coaches at the showcase. The showcase followed a three (3) game format with no finals or championship games.

Texas Rush 02B Nero – Coach Stuart Taylor

02 Boys Nero vs. KSA 2002 (Lost 3-1)

02 Boys Nero vs. SCFC 02B (Lost 1-3)

02 Boys Nero vs. Texans 02 Houston Elite (Won 2-1)

Record:  W1-T0-L2

“The Texas Rush 02 Boys Nero experienced 3 competitive games against teams who have played at a higher level than us this season. The boys performed great in all three games and the event was a good way to wrap up what has been a terrific season for the boys.”  Stuart Taylor, Head Coach 02 Boys Nero.

Texas Rush 98B Rush – Coach Michael Quinn

San Antonio Titans SA 98B vs. 98 Boys (Won 6-0)

VKM Fussball 98B vs.  98 Boys (Won 2-0)

98 Boys vs. Real Colorado Edge Select 98 (1-1 Tie)

Record: W2-T1-L0

“It was a great experience for the boys to play against a wide range of opponents from both in and out of state, as well as in front of the numerous college coaches in attendance.
The event also provided the opportunity for the boys to see the top end of the College Game live through the NCAA Final Four Event.”  Michael Quinn, Head Coach 98 Boys.

99/00B Rush – Coach Nigel Vaughan

99/00B vs.  Alamo City SC 98B Silver (Won 8-0)

99/00B  vs. RGV FC Academy U19 (Won 2-0)

Texas Spurs FC 98/99 1 vs. 99/00 Boys (Lost 1-0)

Record: W2-T0-L1

“Participating in the showcase was a great experience.  I noticed probably 20 college coaches watching at least part of our games over the weekend.  Plus, it was fun to play with my team one last weekend for the Fall, and the level of competition was good.  Thanks to Coach Nigel and Texas Rush for the opportunity.”  Max Mouer #21, 99/00 Boys.

00B Rush – Coach Nigel Vaughan

00 Boys vs. Texans East (Won 1-0)

00 Boys vs. Lonestar 00B Red (Tied)

00 Boys vs. Texans 00 Houston Elite (Won 4-0)

Record:  W2-T1-L0

“It was great experience for all the players, playing in such a massive NCCA tournament with plenty of College Coaches watching the 00B team.”  Alex Gomez #56, 00 Boys.

01B Rush – Coach Mike Czarnecki

01B Rush v EPSC 01B (MN) (Tied 2-2)

01B Rush v Texans 01 Premier (Won 4-1)

01B Rush v SA United 01B (Won 4-1)

Record: W2-T1-L0


“The 2016 College Cup Showcase was a good end-of-season event that was well organized and well run. It provided an opportunity for the players to be seen by college coaches, and the opportunity for us to play against teams we normally wouldn’t play, including a team from Minnesota. Overall, it was a very positive experience and a great way to finish the fall season.” Head Coach Mike Czarnecki.