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Mid- Year Tryout

Mid-Year Tryout Information
Iowa Rush offers tryouts throughout the year upon request. These tryouts are available to any recreational players within the Iowa Rush organization or any players who are currently not registered with a club in the state of Iowa.
Interested players should contact Jeff Adamiak, at [email protected] The player will be given the opportunity to attend 2 Rush training or camp sessions in order to be evaluated by the coaching staff and to determine their interest in joining the club. 

About Select Teams

The Iowa Rush Select Program is a comprehensive approach to developing players and teams. We have a progressive, tangible Player Development Philosophy that is ball focused, player centered and age appropriate. Coaches are guided by a methodology that is sport based and educationally sound, with age group guidelines and curriculum based on national and international concepts appropriate for each age. Tournament selection, scrimmages and league play are selected with ability, gender, travel distance, club goals and collegiate exposure in mind based on each age group. Select players also have access to the following yearly Rush programs and opportunities:

Rush Fest for 12U boys and girls
International Tour for 14U girls and 17-18U boys
College Advisory Program for 15-19U boys and girls

Why Iowa Rush?

During this brief period in June 2020, many Central Iowa families are considering submitting the new Intent to Play Registration to express their intent to join a competitive soccer team for the 2020-2021 season. We know, there are many reasons parents and players choose to join a competitive youth soccer program. From either experiencing success and enjoyment in the local rec soccer program to just being one of those soccer families with parents who enjoyed the sport in their youth, we understand the draw to the soccer world. But in Central Iowa, there are several competitive youth soccer organizations to choose from so what makes Iowa Rush and the Rush Soccer program so special? While you'll need to do your own research on all competitive youth soccer programs in the area, here are the top 5 reasons our Iowa Rush families chose the Rush Soccer family: 

1. Standard of Success

At Iowa Rush, we continue to dominate against top teams in the state as well as the Midwest. Iowa Rush Select Teams have won countless state and regional tournaments. We couldn't be prouder of these amazing Select Teams!

2. Quality Staff

Iowa Rush prides itself in attracting and continuing to develop dynamic, educated, and caring youth soccer coaches. Iowa Rush coaches have played at a higher level and are involved in promoting soccer within our community at every age - from Kicks 4 Kids to high school and college soccer coaching. When not helping develop Iowa Rush players, you can find our coaches developing soccer programs at both high schools in Ankeny. Needless to say, they care deeply about the development of the game!

3. Creating Memories that last a lifetime

Our player create memories during the regular season in team trainings, games, tournaments or in the off season with team bonding activities, winter training, and playing opportunities or during special events provided to members such as Rush Fest, International Trip, or college showcase.  These memories have been flooding back from Alumni during the alumni game and social or anything our players and parents get together.

4. Unique player pathways arranged to develop to higher level soccer.

Unique to the Rush Soccer program are our player pathways. Through Rush Soccer, Iowa Rush players have guest playing opportunities with state cup teams, ECNL teams, and other Rush soccer team across the nation. In addition, Rush soccer players across the nation are invited to attend the 12U Rushfest held in Colorado each summer, and Iowa's Rush players are invited to the Iowa Rush International Trip as well as multiple college recruiting events throughout the year. With Rush Soccer, the sky is the limit for our players!

5. Providing a professionalize environment

The club provides a professional environment by having an office location within Ankeny where all coaches and staff assemble to create a philosophy and methodology that get put back on the field during the evenings.  The fields are professionally maintained for all games and trainings for all select players within the club.  Lastly, the administrative staff has extension experience and knowledge of the youth soccer landscape to position the club to be a leader in the industry for years to come.

All Rush Soccer programs across the nation are committed to our core values (accountability, advice, empathy, enjoyment, humility, leadership, passion, respect, safety, tenacity, and unity) as well as our mission of providing unrivaled experiences for all players. 

If you're just getting started in the competitive soccer program research or still on the fence about area soccer programs, feel free to reach out for honest, open discussion about finding the right fit for your family. But don't delay too long because all Intent to Play Registrations need to be in by June 12th. However, if you're ready to join Iowa Rush, complete the Intent to Play Registration today!

Register Here!

Hear from our parents!

“Rush is not just a soccer club but is a tight knit community. My boys’ teammates have become their close friends and they always look forward to practices and games with them.”
- Cindy Harris (Select Parent)

"My son has been with Rush from his age 7, I don’t regret any minute that I signed him up with best club in Iowa. Coaching staff is awesome, they care about their players inside and out of field, they teach them about values, respect and discipline. Rush staff keeps families up to date all about games, practices,tournaments. They teach kids the right play of soccer."
- Dudo Mulalic (Volunteer Coach and Academy Parent)

"We choose Rush Soccer in Ankeny for our family because it is large part of our community. We share great values in discipline, accountability, and hard work. The results are there.” - Justin Kean, Rec Parent, Volunteer, and Academy Parent

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What are Tryouts?

Tryout Format:

- Upon arrival at age-appropriate tryout, players will check-in at field site. Each player will be provided with a numbered club t-shirt that specifically identifies each player.
 Players will participate in game-like environments in front of numerous professional coaches to evaluate players in realistic settings. Tryout games may take place in 3v3, 5v5, 9v9 or 11v11 settings depending on age group allowing lots of touches on the ball for the players and lots of opportunities to be observed in game related activities. Goalkeepers will be included.

Player Selection and Playing Up:
Players will be placed on teams based on what is developmentally appropriate for the age group and individual players. Players must try out in their own age group; coaches will determine which players need to be moved up. Players are selected based on a number of different factors. The main factors for consideration are the player's age, ability, and commitment level. 9U going to 10U Academy players: may try out for 11U, but only a few players may be selected per Iowa Soccer Association rules.

2021 Notification Dates:
Invites from tryouts for 11U-12U age divisions may be issued on or after 8:00 AM of TBA.
Invites from tryouts for 13U and above age divisions may be issued on or after 8:00 AM of TBA.

Bid Day:

Players will not be informed prior to bid day whether they make a team within the club per ISL Tryout Regulations. Players will be contacted by email to be informed of their roster placement. The individual players will then have until 8:00pm on the day of to respond to confirm they accept/decline their team placement. If a player/family knows they will be out of town at the time of placement offers, they must provide an alternate phone number or email address where they can be reached.

To reserve their roster spot, players must provide a non-refundable deposit of $200 within one week or their spot may be given to another interested player. Detailed acceptance instructions will be sent as a part of the bid day process.


209 E 1st St, 160
Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Email: [email protected]


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