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Boys DA / Girls ECNL – June Showcase Events 2016

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Both the DA (Boys) and ECNL (Girls) have just completed their last event of the season in Oceanside, CA (Girls) and in Frisco, TX (Boys).

U14 DA Boys:

vs. Santa Cruz Won 5-0 Scorers: Jesus Frias (2), Christian Coria, Cameron Phillips, Enrique Ortiz

vs. Weston Won 2-0 Scorers: Jesus Frias (2)

vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy Tied 2-2 Scorers: Anthony Bazan (2)

 U16 DA Boys:

vs. St. Louis Gallagher Lost 2-4 Scorers: Alexis Calzada, Frankie Garcia

vs. Weston Won 2-0 Scorers: Kevin Flores, Michael Guzman

vs. Clearwater Chargers Tied 1-1 Scorers: Cameron Phillips

U18 Boys DA:

vs. Nomads Lost 1-0

vs. Georgia United Tied 2-2 Scorers: Jorge Zamarron, Brandon Guhl

vs. Michigan Wolves Tied 4-4 Scorers: Jorge Zamarron (3), Brandon Guhl

“All the DA teams finished playing in Dallas and had the opportunity to compete in three competitive games at the final event of the year at Toyota Soccer Center, Frisco, TX (FC Dallas).  It was pleasing to see an abundance of college coaches and US National Coaching Staff present to watch our players play through the event.”  Dave Dengerink, Director of Coaching – DA / Player Development.

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U15 ECNL:

vs. Pleasanton Rage Lost 0-1

vs. Ohio Elite Lost 0-1

vs. FC Wisconsin Eclipse Won 1-0 Scorer: Paloma Martinez

U16 ECNL:

vs. SC Del Sol Tied 1-1 (Won 3-2 on PK’s) Scorer: Ana Helmert

vs. Penn Fusion Lost 2-0

vs. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy Tied 1-1 (Won 4-3 on Pk’s) Scorer: Ana Helmert

U17 ECNL:

vs. Tophat Lost 1-0

vs. De Anza Lost 3-0

vs. Matchfit Lost 3-0

“The event provided yet another valuable experience to play in a national event watched by hundreds of college coaches from around the country.  The club will continue to attend these showcases to provide opportunities for the players to be recruited and be placed in college.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.

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SKILLZ SKOOL – Panther Creek Family Dentistry 2016

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Skillz Skool 2016 Camp

Skillz Camp (Monday & Wednesday)

Dates: June 27, 29 & July 11, 13, 18, 20 (Six Sessions)
Ages: 7-14
Location: Bear Branch Sports Fields, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
Times: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $195

Skillz Skool Camp 2 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Dates: June 28, 30 & July 12, 14, 19, 21 (Six Sessions)
Ages: 7-14
Location: Bear Branch Sports Fields, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
Times: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $195

Sessions offered on a pro-rata basis.  Sign up NOW!

Contact Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps at jbell@texasrush.com or call directly (281) 974-6616.

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Montgomery Copa America Camp 2016

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The Montgomery Copa America Camp was a tremendous success with 34 players attending this new camp at West Montgomery County Park.  A camp curriculum was provided for the players and they were encouraged to dress up in the colors of their favorite Copa America teams throughout the week.

“Due to the success of the Texas Rush – Montgomery branch of the club has had in it’s first year, there was a big demand to start programming in the form of soccer camps for the local area.  Having 34 players attend and enjoy the experience was a great success.  We look forward to further hosting more soccer camps in the summer for the Montgomery area.”  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps.  

The club is looking for local businesses to come on board and partner with the club to market their product and services to our 3,250 person membership.  Multiple corporate partnership packages are available. If interested in more information, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@texasrush.com or call (281) 825-8650.

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Texas Rush – Montgomery Expand For 2016-17

Texas Rush – Montgomery area of the club will expand after it’s first year of soccer operations.  More teams have been formed and additional summer soccer camps are now in place due to the high demand from the local community.  Soccer programming was started in the Montgomery area in the Fall 2015 and has been very well received.

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8 competitive teams in Year #1 – 109 players

14 competitive teams in Year #2 – 161 players

Youth Academy U8-U10 age groups start in Fall 2016 – 25 players

Membership Growth – 48%

Contact:  Jason Budd, Director of Coaching – Montgomery at jbudd@texasrush.com

“The first year was very productive and we have received very positive feedback.  We look forward to working with all the age groups during the Summer camp program period which will lead into next season’s fall.”  Jason Budd, Director of Coaching – Montgomery.

Corporate Partnership Program:

The program now is looking for local businesses that would like to market their products and services to the club’s membership and become corporate partners with the club for the 2016-17 season.  For more information, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@texasrush.com or call (281) 825-8650.

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TOPS Camp 2016 – Sponsored By The Bradbury Family

The club last week hosted it’s second TOPS (special needs) soccer camp at John Cooper High School gymnasium along with Rush Rhino making a daily appearance.  Fifteen (15) players and TOPS’ buddies attended the five day camp on the afternoon playing fun, soccer related activities.  The camp was brought to you by the following Bradbury companies (Heating & Air Conditioning, Painting & Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services). The company is family owned and is located in The Woodlands, TX and service Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah, Spring, Tomball, and all surrounding areas.

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“TOPS is a program where volunteers help special needs kids play soccer. The practices are very laid back and are designed for players to have fun. Every player is paired up with at least one buddy who stays with them the whole practice making sure they are safe and having fun. The summer camp is a one week long camp with an hour of soccer per day. This is my first time running the summer camp, although I was involved with it last year. My sister recently stepped down from being the director and I took over. Sophia was the one who started the summer camp just last year. Most of the volunteers are from the John Cooper School which is where the event is held. The summer camp would not be possible without Cooper lending the gym to us for the week. The TOPS summer camp is just a great way to be involved in the community and have fun doing it.”  Wesley DeMarco, TOPS Volunteer Director.

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Effex Management Solutions Partners With Texas Rush – Kingwood 2016-18

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Effex Management Solutions | 1302 Kingwood Drive Kingwood TX 77339 | (281) 359-8820 | hello@effexms.com

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The club is very excited to announce that Effex Management Solutions will be the first corporate partner for the Texas Rush – Kingwood branch of the club for 2016-18.  They will be providing partnership support for all soccer programming in the Kingwood area thus helping the program to expand over the next 24 months.

“Texas Rush Soccer Club is a phenomenal program for the youth of Kingwood to learn lifelong skills and develop lifetime relationships. Effex Management Solutions couldn’t be more proud to be a sponsoring partner for this national organization’s second year in Kingwood, TX. We believe Texas Rush will be instrumental in developing the youth soccer at a high level in Kingwood and will provide tremendous opportunities long term for the club’s players.”  Louis Flory, President, Effex Management Solutions.

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“Effex Management Solutions is a perfect fit for the Texas Rush Soccer Club.  Both organizations pride themselves on hard work and being able to deliver a first class product within their respective markets to their customers.  Effex Management Solutions are a very prominent business which is highly regarded in the local Kingwood community.  They will help to support the growth and expansions planned for the Kingwood Program in the next 24 months.  The club will work closely with the company and are extremely excited to have them on board to partner the club.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Drury Inn & Suites – Texas Rush Soccer Club 2016-17

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Hotel Contact:  Jennifer Johnston (Group Sales Manager) jennifer.johnston@druryhotels.com
28099 I-45 North
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone Number: (281) 362-7222
Fax: (888) 362-7971

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The club is very excited to have Drury Inn & Suites as their newest hotel partner that will provide a first class hotel service for our Rush membership and all club related youth soccer traffic that competes in The Woodlands in the fall and spring season.  Drury Inn & Suites will be one of three exclusive hotels that will be used by the club to help provide visiting teams (and their families) a first class experience while residing in the local community playing games.

“The club is excited to offer Drury Inn & Suites to our club customers for the 2016-17 soccer season.  The hotel has fantastic new decor, very affordable youth soccer rates and is located right on the I-45 corridor which allows very easy access to other surrounding Texas youth soccer markets.  We look forward to marketing our new host hotel to all the teams that visit us in league play and tournaments.”   Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Embassy Suites The Woodlands at Hughes Landing Partners With Texas Rush

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Charlsie Payne | Sales Manager

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1855 Hughes Landing Blvd
Phone: 281-298-2900 | Fax: 281-298-2905
Direct: 713-576-4273 | Cell: 832-306-9278
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The club is very excited to have Embassy Suites – The Woodlands at Hughes Landing as their newest hotel partner that will provide a first class hotel service for our Rush membership and all club related youth soccer traffic that competes in The Woodlands in the fall season.  Embassy Suites will be one of three exclusive hotels that will be used by the club to help provide visiting teams (and their families) a first class experience while residing in the local community playing games against the club.

“The club is very excited to partner with another first class hotel within The Woodlands.  The hotel is located five minutes from Bear Branch Soccer Complex located in Hughes Landing.  Due to the fact that the club is in need of 3,500 hotel rooms per year for visiting teams and tournaments, it’s vital that the club identifies first class hotels within the Woodlands Township that will partner with the club.  We look forward to working with Embassy Suites and their staff in the coming year.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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““We are proud to partner with Texas Rush to offer a competitive rate for their teams and families. Our hotel, opened December 30, 2015, boasts 205 Suites, free Hot-Made to order breakfast, a free 2 hour nightly reception, and a free Parking Garage. In addition to this, we are walking distance to all the local shops and dining including Starbucks, Whole Foods, California Pizza Kitchen, Del Frisco’s and Trulucks. With our hotel offering over 3,060 square feet of banquet space, free Wi-Fi, infinity pool on the third floor overlooking the lake, and all suite rooms I hope that your group will feel that Embassy is the perfect destination for their travels for their event. The most important thing that I can assure to you with 100% confidence is that the service offered will be outstanding. Anyone can have a beautiful hotel, however the culture of the team really can make a difference!”  Charlsie Payne, Sales Manager, Embassy Suites The Woodlands at Hughes Landing.

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Copa America Camp – Sponsored by Bikeland

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Copa America Camp

Dates: June 13-16, 2016
Ages: 6-12
Location: Bear Branch Sports Fields, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
Times: Morning Camp (8am-10am) or Evening Camp (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Cost: $180

The Texas Rush professional coaching staff will deliver an action packed camp focusing on individual fundamental skills (receiving, dribbling, passing & shooting). Every day, players will participate in fun, competitive small sided games and even play their own ‘Copa America’ themed tournament. If you liked last year’s World Cup camp, then you will love this camp!

Questions?  Please contact Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps at jbell@texasrush.com or call (281) 974-6616 

“The Copa America Camp will be action packed and very fun for the players as it connects to the tournament that is being watched within the country.  I would like to thank Jeff Chaffin and Bikeland for their partnership of the camp and their overwhelming support throughout the last two years.  We look forward in supporting Bikeland and marketing their professional services and products to the Rush membership.”  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood / Camps.

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On site registration available for both sessions at Bear Branch Soccer Complex! 

ECNL Staff Expansion 2016/17 – Willie Fowlkes

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Licensure:
NSCAA National Diploma

Education:
St Andrew’s Presbyterian College (Sport Management)

Coaching Experience:
Houston Pride Soccer Club: Director of Coaching 2002-2010
Extreme Soccer Club: Staff Coach 2000-2002
St. Thomas High School: Head Coach 2000-2005
Freshman Boys: 1998-2000
Irmo High School: Assistant Coach 1998

Playing Experience:
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College (1994-1997)
Francis Marion University (1987)
Irmo High School (1985-1987)
Irmo Soccer Club (1981-1987)

The club is very excited to announce further staffing expansions to the club for the season 2016-17.  Coach Willie Fowlkes will now be part of the ECNL coaching staff working directly with the U15 age group.

“It’s great to have Coach Willie on board and he’s already very much involved in the planning process for the 02 ECNL group.  Willie is a long standing member of the local soccer community and he brings a wealth of coaching knowledge and the club is very excited to have him as part of the coaching staff for 2016-17.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.

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