DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Arkansas Rush Developmental program emphasizes fun for all participants, age appropriate skill development of players, formation of balanced teams and training for coaches and referees. The league conducts background checks on all adult volunteers. Every player is guaranteed 50% playing time in each game and referees explain rules and allow second chances for younger age groups. Players U11 to U18 are eligible to play in our Developmental division.(Unsure of your players age? click here for the Age Group Chart)
Developmental teams are formed in the late summer and teams play in both the Fall and Spring seasons. Players do not tryout for these teams. Teams are created in the Fall randomly using the pool of players registered in each specific age group. Registration for the Fall ends in mid-August. In the Spring, new players may be added to existing teams with openings or, if enough players register in an age group, a new team may be formed.
The Fall season begins in late August and runs through October/early November. The Spring season starts in mid-February and runs through April/early May. Developmental teams usually practice once or twice a week and play their games on Saturday. Occasionally, they will play a game on a weeknight, Sunday afternoon or Friday night.
Practices for Conway based teams are held at Centennial Park. Developmental teams schedule their games in the ASSA Central Arkansas Soccer League. Schedules and opponents are based on the teams that register in each age group in the league. Teams generally play 8 games with 1/2 played at Centennial Park and the balance played within a 45 minute radius of Conway. Practice and game schedules are at the discretion of the team's coach. Developmental Coaches are parent volunteers who are supervised by our Director of Coaching. If you would like to coach a Developmental team, please click here to complete free online registration.
U11-U12 teams play 8v8. The U13-U18 teams typically play 11v11 however if numbers do not allow there is now a 7v7 league available to them.
This cost to play in the Developmental Program is $100 per season. This fee includes field maintenance and rental fees, Rush player fees, referee fees, league fees, insurance and state/national registration fees. This does not include the uniform cost which is roughly $60. For more information about the uniform, click here. For information on Financial Aid, click here.
|Spring 2013 Developmental Important Dates|
|Wed, Feb 13
|TBD||ASSA League Registration Closes|
|Wed, Feb 20||Dev Coach Meeting|
|Sat, Feb 23||ASSA League Scheduling Meeting U11 and up|
||1st Weekend of Games|
||Kohl's American Cup - (optional tournament held at Burns Park, NLR)|