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Community Outreach Huntsville 10 – Texas 10 Series

Rush Rhino was present at  “Huntsville 10 – Texas 10 Series” race from 8:30am – 10:30am this last weekend giving out t-shirts, wristbands and taking fun pictures with the runners.

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“Congratulations to all those involved with the Huntsville 10 – Texas 10 Series, it was a great event to be a part of and myself, The Rush Rhino and the rest of the Texas Rush staff look forward to their next event in Cypress on October 9th.”  Stuart Taylor – Director of Community Outreach.

If you would like Rush Rhino to attend an event, please contact Stuart Taylor at staylor@texasrush.com

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Breast Cancer Awareness – October 2016

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Breast Cancer Awareness month of October is quickly approaching and the club is looking to have the color pink prominently displayed across the club.

We invite all Texas Rush players and families to support this cause by purchasing the 2016 “Rush for the Cure” T-shirt. During October, players are encouraged to wear their pink shirts on their team’s first training session each week and before games during their warm up.

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One thousand seven hundred shirts (1,700) will be sold as part of the ECNL fundraiser.

All shirts (YXS, YS, YM, YL, YXL, AS, AM, AL, AXL, AXXL unisex fit) are $25.00

“The ECNL Program is very proud to be leading this fundraiser and partnering up with the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October.  This program has rapidly grown over the years and this year will be no different as we’re expecting fantastic membership support for such a worthy cause.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.  

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Coach O’Brien U13/14G sold the most shirts (12) and won the $100 voucher to Dicks Sporting Goods in the Recreational area of the club – congrats!

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Youth Academy 2016-17

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“The Youth Academy have enjoyed a tremendous start to their season.  Three hundred players (300), thirty five teams (35) spread over four locations (Woodlands, Creekside, Kingwood & Montgomery). The mission of our program is to improve each player’s technical ability, cultivate a passion for the game, and teach these young players valuable life lessons through the game of soccer which will benefit them on and off the field for many years to come.”  Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching – Youth Academy.

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If your son or daughter was born in 2009, 2008 or 2007 and you wish to be added to the wait list for the spring season, please contact Phil Ebner @ pebner@texasrush.com

Texas Rush – Montgomery Continues To Make Progress

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04B Texas Rush – Montgomery

Rush Cup – Champions
Austin Labor Day Cup – Champions

Won 11 – Tied 0 – Lost 1 (scored 47 goals / conceded 1)

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“They are a very good group of kids that show great respect towards the coaching staff, referees and their opponent.  It’s great to see them improve everyday.  They have a very bright future and I am happy to be involved with them.”  Jack Woolsey, 04B Texas Rush – Montgomery.

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The Texas Rush – Montgomery Competitive Program continues to make great strides in their growth and the team results are now starting to gain momentum.  The program added a brand new youth academy component to its soccer programming for 2016-17.  The Youth Academy is sponsored by The Nelson Company.

2015-16 Competitive Branch

Teams – seven (7)

Players – 150

2016-17 Competitive Branch

Teams – twelve (12)

Youth Academy – four (4) teams

Players – 190

Kelsey Brann – U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

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The club is very excited to announce that Kelsey Brann was chosen to represent the U17 Women’s National Team at the following events:

National Team Camp, September 10 – October 21 (Mexico, France & Jordan)

U17 Women’s World Cup, September 30 – October 21 (Jordan)

Team trip to France from September 20 – 26 and will play games vs. Paris-St. Germaine and FCCF Juvissy

World Cup Game #1 vs. New Zealand, September 30 (Jordan)

World Cup Game #2 vs. Jordan, October 3 (Jordan)

World Cup Game #3 vs. Spain, October 7 (Jordan)

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“This is an incredible experience that I can’t wait to be part of. This type of event is what I have been training for throughout my years with Texas Rush.  Being on the big stages with my Rush teammates has helped prepare me both mentally and physically for this World Cup. Hopefully, we can pull out the win for Mexico and bring back the 1st place trophy.”  Kelsey Brann, U18 Texas Rush ECNL / U17 Mexico Women’s National Team.

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Juggle Club 2016-17

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The club is excited to announce a new player development program  – The Juggle Club proudly sponsored by Wings ‘N More Restaurants.  The program has been designed for players aged 7-13 and all ability levels.  It’s a fun, exciting program and also will be a great challenge for the players to focus on through the season.  The top results will be posted on the website and awards (wristbands) will be provided for the players that reach a certain level of performance (see flyer that has been sent via email).

For more detailed information, please contact Radojica Ristic, Staff Coach at juggleclub@texasrush.com

“We are very excited to start the Juggle Club program for this season. It’s player driven and it is great for improving the individual touch using different types of surface areas to control the ball.  We will look forward to announcing the winners at Rush Night 2017.”  Radojica Ristic, Professional Staff Coach.

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Spectacular Kick-Off For The Recreational Soccer Season

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The Recreational Soccer Program sponsored by Wings ‘n More started in very positive fashion with 1,300 players in action at Bear Branch Soccer Complex, The Woodlands and The Fellowship of Montgomery.  Players aged from 3-18 were on site for a full day of soccer activities which included games, face painting, music, balloons, contests and competitions on the club’s state of the art synthetic playing surface.  One hundred and sixty two (162) teams, one hundred and fifty (150) volunteer coaching staff, twenty five (25) referees, five thousand (5,000) people were present enjoying Houston’s #1 recreational soccer program in The Woodlands and The Fellowship of Montgomery.

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“A fantastic and successful start to the Fall 2016 Recreational Season, I would like to give a huge thank you to all the volunteer coaches whose dedication make our program the best in City. It was great to see so many kids enjoying the game at our top facility”
  Michael Quinn, Director of Coaching – Recreational Soccer Program.

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“The Texas Rush Recreational Program provides the opportunity for younger players to enjoy the game in a fun and positive environment, I am proud to coach within the recreational program where I started playing, as I continue to play within the club’s competitive program.”  Kelly Smith – 2004/2005 Recreational Coach.

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Pre-Season Success at Austin Labor Day Cup 2016

Over 60 teams from the club traveled to the Austin Labor Day Cup over the holiday weekend to compete in the yearly pre-season event.

ALDC 1 Winners

Team: 05G Rush
Head Coach: Andrew Squire
Bracket: Premier Bracket
Record: W4-T0-L0

CHAMPIONS!

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Team: 98/99B Rush
Head Coach: Michael Balogun
Bracket: Gold B
Record: W3-T1-L0

CHAMPIONS!

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Team: 04B Rush Montgomery
Head Coach: Jack Woolsey
Bracket: U13 Bronze
Record: W4-T0-L0

CHAMPIONS!

ALDC6

Team: 06B Nero Blue
Head Coach: Brian Cvilikas
Bracket: U11 Gold
Record: W4-T0-L0

CHAMPIONS!

Kingwood 06B

Team: Texas Rush Kingwood 06B
Head Coach: David Hubbard
Bracket: 06 Boys
Record: W3-T1-L0

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Team: 99/98G Rush
Head Coach: Benn Fernie
Bracket: 99/98G Gold Bracket
Record: W4-T0-L0

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Kingwood 00G

Team: Texas Rush Kingwood 00G
Head Coach: Jamie Bell
Bracket: 00 Girls
Record: W3-T0-L1

Runners-Up

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Team: 01B Rush
Head Coach: Mike Czarnecki
Bracket: Gold Bracket
Record: W3-T0-L1

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Team: 01B Nero 
Head Coach: Bogdan Onut
Bracket: B
Record: W3-T0-L1

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ALDC- 06Boys

Team: Montgomery 06B Rush Blue
Head Coach: Jason Budd
Bracket: Boys U11 Bronze A 9v9
Record: W3-T0-L1

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ALDC- 04Girls

Team: Montgomery 04G Rush
Head Coach: Jason Budd
Bracket: Girls U13 Silver C
Record: W2-T0-L2

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Team: 02B Rush
Head Coach: Krisztian Mikoczi
Bracket: Gold Bracket
Record: W1-T2-L1

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Team: 06B Rush Blue
Head Coach: Mike Czarnecki
Bracket: U11 Premier
Record: W2-T0-L2

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“The teams gained some valuable pre-season competition time at the ALDC event, thus helping the teams prepare for the regular league season which is just around the corner.  Over 60 teams stayed the weekend in Austin and competed.  The above teams represented their age and ability brackets and came away with some outstanding early season success.  We’re very proud of all the teams that hit the road for a long weekend.  As usual, thanks for everybody involved in what was a very long, exciting weekend.”  Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive.

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DICK’S Sporting Goods – Texas Rush Soccer Club 2016-17

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The club is very proud to announce that DICK’S Sporting Goods are the latest corporate partner to come on board and support the club for the 2016-17 season.  Javier Flores, Community Marketing Manager – Houston stopped by and presented to the Recreational Coaching Staff on Thursday night along with providing coaching chairs to the volunteer staff.

DICK’S Sporting Goods is proud to announce our partnership with the Texas Rush Soccer Club. We look forward to supporting the players and their families in the coming year.”  Javier Flores
Community Marketing Manager – Houston.

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“To have DICK’S Sporting Goods coming on board to support our club coaching staff and families is very exciting.  We have a very active membership that partakes in multiple sports and leisure activities so the relationship will be a perfect match.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Coaching Staff Expansion In Preparation For The Fall Season 2016

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Mike Openshaw, DOC – Youth Girls.

The club is very excited to announce the following people have been added to our coaching staff for the 2016-17 season. New full-time positions have also been created.

Woodlands Competitive Program Staff – Jesus Alfaro, Chris Davis, Donnie Bodron and Gavin Barlow

Montgomery Competitive Coaching Staff – Mitchell Guerra, Heath Manuel, Rafael Zuluaga

Kingwood Competitive Coaching Staff – Jamie Noutch & Dale Darling

Recreational Coaching Staff  – Ian Tolan, Molly Stone

“Due to our yearly growth, the club has expanded once again and we’ve filled or created new positions internally and have other staff coaches coming on board.  It will be a very exciting fall season and we look forward in providing soccer programming for all our members across the ages of 3-18.”  Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive.