Alaska Rush Soccer Club

In 2005, Alaska Goldstrikers affiliated with Rush Soccer to form Alaska Rush Soccer Club. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska Rush Soccer Club is a non-profit organization established to provide unparalleled personal growth experience through the game of soccer and to promote life-long participation in the sport. With a firm belief in the value of sports in promoting the physical, mental and social well-being of children, Alaska Rush Soccer Club is devoted to providing its members the finest soccer experience possible, teaching the fundamental skills of the game and developing players through organized leagues, teams, tournaments, training, coaches and athletic facilities.

Alaska Rush Soccer Club is committed to making soccer a pleasant, safe, and rewarding experience for everyone involved, regardless of ability, and we believe that all players are winners because everyone is afforded an equal opportunity to explore their potential and pursue positive outcomes on and off the field.

At Alaska Rush, we are progressive in how we go about developing our players.

As a member of the United Anchorage Youth Soccer League and the Alaska Youth Soccer Association the club offers programs for players of all ages and abilities through the developmental and Competitive branches of the club.

The RUSH Way….

Driven by purpose and passion, committed to achieving excellence.

Committed to the Cause – Through quality coaching, sound leadership, and absolute sincerity, Rush Soccer will work tirelessly to be the best soccer club in the state. Our commitment to the club will be demonstrated through our desire to work hard, put others first, develop our youth, and ultimately build a program emphasizing the process so we can be proud of the outcome…year in and year out.

Excellence and Quality Matter – People are always looking at Rush to set the next standard and we commit to uphold these expectations and to follow the curriculum set forth by leadership. We vow to have a teachable spirit and to seek advice so as to improve, grow, and excel in delivering a top quality program for our athletes. 

Lead By Example To Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders – We accept the responsibility of teaching life lessons to our athletes to further their growth inside and outside the game and to model effective leadership to our athletes. As leaders within our club, we are willing to serve others and to sacrifice our own interests for the greater good of the club.

Passion and Purpose Drive Us – We are committed to making soccer an enjoyable, safe, and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Our desire is that our teams reflect this passion and purpose both off the field as greater members of the Rush community and on the field as players who play with joy, with intent, and who look to improve on age appropriate curriculum.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – We believe that everyone should be afforded an equal opportunity to explore their potential and participate in challenging circumstances that will yield positive results. Respect the opportunity. Respect yourself, Respect one another. Respect opponents. Respect officials. Respect the rules.

RUSH Core Values


Accountability:
Be accountable for your actions and hold others accountable for their actions. Who am I ultimately accountable to, and who judges my work?

Advice:
Seek out advice and aspire to be the best. In order to learn, we must be open to learning and consider the advice of others. Are you coach-able?

Empathy:
Empathy is at the core of solid relationships.

Enjoyment:
Enjoy your work, this is a gift. The desires of diligent workers are satisfied.

Humility:
Apologize when you make a mistake. Forgive others and do not look back.

Leadership:
Leaders strive to be trustworthy, honest and sincere. They possess traits such as integrity and honor. They are willing to serve others and sacrifice their own interests. Leaders are constructive and hardworking.

Passion:
Passion always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. Passion never fails.

Respect:
Respect everyone. Respect the opponent, the rules, your colleagues, your superiors and subordinates. Be thoughtful and considerate.

Safety:
Our environment is safe. This includes the office, our travels, the fields and our bodies. Safety is not only physical safety from harm, but safety from ridicule and attack. We are comforted and encouraged in the club. We portray self-control and kindness to our staff, our colleagues and players.

Tenacity:
To be successful, persevere…. persevere but do not be anxious. Fear no one. Be strong and courageous. Work when no one is looking, even when the circumstances are not right and everyone else quits. Diligence never loses because it never quits. Out work your opponent, and most importantly, work smart. Don’t wait for external inspiration. The people who go far do so because they motivate themselves and give life their best, regardless of how they feel.

Unity:
Together all things are possible. When your teammates are down, bear each other’s burdens; conversely, celebrate your teammate’s successes.

Important Resources

 

Alaska Youth Soccer Organization

Alaska Youth Soccer Association (AYSA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the official Alaska State Association and member of the United States Soccer Federation, and US Youth Soccer. AYSA serves as a place for youth soccer in the state representing 16 Affiliate Member Associations and clubs comprising membership with over 9,000 registered players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and league administrators. Alaska Youth Soccer, with a service area covering the Interior, Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula, and the Southeast provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders, and skill levels.

 

Alaska Soccer Referee Administration

The Alaska Soccer Referee Administration is another resources which offers certification and understanding of the rules and referee responsibilities for the game of soccer played within the State of Alaska. For those interested in becoming referees, this is a great place to start.

 

 

United Anchorage Youth Soccer League

Mission – Organize and operate outdoor and indoor youth soccer leagues in Anchorage, Alaska. The United Anchorage Youth Soccer League is the largest competitive youth soccer league in Anchorage, Alaska. UAYSL is comprised of member youth competitive clubs located in Anchorage, Eagle River/Chugiak and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. UAYSL offers three competitive leagues per soccer year:

Indoor (Early January – Early April)

Summer Outdoor (Late May – July)

Fall Outdoor (Late August – Early October)

US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 3 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. We Are Youth Soccer. For more information, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.