The club hosted the U.S. Soccer Training Center on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Lents Family Park. The U.S. Soccer Training Center Program is a player identification opportunity for local players with the most potential to train under the direction of U.S. Soccer Youth National Team coaches. U.S. Soccer National Team Staff select 30-45 players for each event. The following Texas Rush players were invited to attend:
“The club was very honored to host the event for the U.S. Soccer Federation and it was great to see the above list of players being invited to participate.” Dave Dengerink, Director of Coaching – USSDA.
The weekly Wednesday afternoon coaching education session was conducted by Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching – Senior Boys & Steve Grave, Director of Coaching – Junior Boys and the topic was finishing on goal. The session was sponsored by SportClips
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Sunday October 26
Texas Rush 2 St.Louis Scott Gallagher 0 (Won) Scorers: Truman Hensley and Enrique Ortiz
“We are extremely proud of our U14 Boys Academy team’s efforts this weekend. To attend an elite tournament like the USSDA Winter Showcase (Westfield, Indiana) and return home undefeated with no goals conceded playing against some of the strongest clubs in the country shows a fantastic level of performance from all the players. These positive results come from all the players working and believing in each other.” Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive / Head Coach U14 USSDA Boys.
What: 3 vs. 3 Winter Blast Tournament 2014
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Where: Bear Branch Soccer Fields, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX, 77381
Cost: $150 per team. Deadline for all entries is December 3, 2014
Ages: U5 – U15 (Boys / Girls)
Questions: Milton Arraez – Tournament Director, Tel: 832- 244- 5836, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up quickly to avoid disappointment! (over 50 teams were on a waiting list last year)
If you would like to sponsor the event, contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations email@example.com Tel: (281) 825-8650
La Bikina restaurant has recently opened and is the newest corporate partner of the Texas Rush Soccer Club.
Address: 4223 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381
A dynamic dining experience established in Guanajuato, Mexico, La Bikina was created as a tribute to Mexico’s past and rich history by paying homage to its authentic cuisine full of vibrant colors and flavors. With warm and sleek architecture, artisanal cocktails and a twist to classic dishes, La Bikina reinvents the traditional cantina into an elegant atmosphere.
Wear your Texas Rush training or game jersey and La Bikina will donate 10% of your bill back to the club.
Location: Buckalew Chevrolet
Address: 1100 I-45 South @ Gladstell, Conroe, TX 77304. Tel: (936) 756-5581
From now to to November 30, 2014, Buckalew Chevrolet is providing $25.00 to the Texas Rush Soccer Club for each eligible Chevrolet test drive completed at Buckalew Chevrolet, up to a maximum of $500. Additional sponsorship will be made upon redemption of validation code, provided by the dealership, by the consumer at www.experiencechevrolettoday.com
Questions: Contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org
The club is very excited to announce that we are partnering with The Woodlands Soccer City for the Winter Indoor League (December – January) to offer an opportunity for all the club players to continue to play within the Winter break period in an indoor setting.
Ages: U8 – U15 Boys / Girls
All playing levels welcome (Recreational / Competitive)
Two (2) large indoor fields
Latest technology in artificial turf…looks, feels, plays like real grass
Tempered glass for clear spectator viewing
Kids soccer/birthday parties
Business meeting room
Soccer leagues and indoor tournaments
1pm- 8pm Sunday
The Woodlands Soccer City is located at 2590 FM 1488 near Hwy. 242 Junction – 2 miles west of I-45. Can easily be reached via Hwy. 242 or Kuykendhal.
For more information call Geoff Wilding at (936) 441-GOAL (4625) or email at email@example.com
“It’s great to continue the partnership with The Woodlands Soccer City as it provides yet another opportunity for our players to continually develop through the traditional winter break. Many of our players (recreational / competitive) finish their seasons in the month of November / December so the timing fits with our soccer activities.” Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.
The club had a chance to connect with ECNL Rush Alumni freshman – Carmen Webster, University of Texas at El Paso
(NCAA Div. I, Conference – USA)
Q. What’s the hardest thing being a Div. I student-athlete?
A. The hardest part about being a Div. 1 student-athlete for me is finding a good balance between school and soccer. I came to El Paso in July to take summer classes and do workouts with our strength coach, but as soon as summer classes ended my team went straight into our team camp. During our team camp we literally did nothing but wake up, play soccer, eat, play soccer, go to bed. Once team camp was over it was hard to transition into school because I only had to worry about soccer for two weeks. Now I like to think that half way through the semester I have found my happy medium, but sometimes I forget about the importance of school. I have to remember that is the ultimate reason I am in college.
Q. How is college soccer different than club soccer?
A. College soccer is different than club soccer in the fact that our season is only about two months long. Here everything counts for more and there are hardly any second chances. We only have a small period of time to prepare for the season. That is the purpose of training camp, to get as much soccer in as we can because only a few days after camp ended, we had our first pre-season game.
Q. If you could do something over in your preparation in your senior year to make more of any impact in your first season in collegiate soccer, what would it be?
A. If I could do something over in my preparation in my senior year to make more of an impact in my first season of collegiate soccer, it would be to lift more weights. I only started lifting weights religiously the summer before I went to college. If I could do senior year of high school again I would lift more weights. In college everyone is faster and stronger and if you can’t build up your strength fast, then you are going to get hurt.
Q. What advice would you give to an incoming freshman for collegiate athletics?
A. Advice I would give to an incoming freshman would be to enjoy your last year at home, it goes by much quicker than you think it would. And don’t forget to thank your parents and your coaches before you leave, they are the reason you have the opportunity to be a student athlete.
Q. Describe your day as a student-athlete?
A. My day as a student athlete can be pretty crazy, I’m not going to lie. On a typical school day that is not the day before or the day of a game, my day starts at 6 am in the weight room. After that I can go back to my dorm, rest a little and eat breakfast, and depending on what day it is I will either have three classes or one class, that’s just how I designed my schedule. Once class is over I usually go to the MAAC, which stands for Miner Athlete Academic Center. Being a freshman, I am required to get a certain number of study hall and tutor hours a week at the MAAC. Then comes practice, sometimes we will have video or meetings discussing our games over the weekend, other times we just go into practice. When practice ends, my day is over, its time to go back to the dorm, eat, work on homework, and go to bed.
Q. What was the #1 thing that took you by surprise coming into the program?
A. The number one thing that took me by surprise coming into the program would probably be the kindness and support I got from everyone here. I had heard stories of other student-athletes going to college who hated the experience because their coaches and teammates were not the most pleasant people to be around. Some even quit after their first year. When I first came to UTEP, my team was so accepting and encouraging, and with all the resources available to athletes such as the MAAC and the Athletic Training Center, people want you to succeed here. There are people to take care of you, and I didn’t expect to get all of this help.
The ’03 Girls Nero Blue continue to earn positive results with 10 consecutive wins since Labor Day.
’03 Girls Nero Blue
Head Coach: Mike Openshaw
League / Bracket: EDDOA C Bracket Champions
Record: W5 T0 L0
Goals Scored: 26
Goals Against: 0
Team Roster: Isabella Hollenbach, Caroline Conroy, Lorren Banker, Kasey Gershon, Tate Perugini, Katie Sparks, Jordyn Bartholomew, Ana Sofia Vazquez, Sydnie Thibodaux, Sara Giannotti, Sabrina Frusco, Madison Navarro.
“This group of girls have had an amazing run of performances and results since Labor Day. This team has won 10 consecutive games without conceding a single goal! We are looking forward to the challenge of moving up the brackets. I am very proud of this group as they have played some great soccer along the way whilst displaying many of our core values here at Rush.” Mike ‘Crouchy’ Openshaw.