Wisconsin Rush Select: A training and showcase opportunity for elite players

We are excited to announce a new player development and showcase initiative for all our Rush players in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Select Showcase will be open to all registered Rush players in Rush Wisconsin (Middleton), Rush Wisconsin West (LaCrosse), Rush Wisconsin Southeast (Kenosha), Elkhorn Rush, Geneva Lakes Rush (Fontana) and Delavan Rush.

The primary goal of this initiative is for all 6 Rush clubs to form one Top Tier Select Program for the State of Wisconsin. We are piloting this program for Boys and Girls at the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Birth Years. The program will take the best 22 players at the stated birth years in Wisconsin to compete at Regional and National Collegiate Showcase events. We will also be competing in the US Club Soccer Regional Championship event.

It is important to note that players will still be assigned and play all regular league and tournament games with their own club team in their local area. This program is offered as an additional opportunity and will not conflict with local club team practices, league games or tournaments.

Tryouts are tentatively set to take place in August of 2022. Once the specific dates and times have been determined and a location secured, ee will make an announcement.

The cost of registration for this program is $450 per player. We anticipate tournaments to cost an additional $200 per player, per event. Players are only assessed the $200 fee if they are selected to participate in an event.

What does the $450 player registration fee include?

Uniform Jersey’s – 2 per player
Training: Girls training will occur between the months of August to February the girls will get 20 training sessions. Training will occur between the months of November, January to June they boys will get 20 training sessions. This works out to be approximately $25 per training session. Training will be centrally located to the degree possible. Current training sites might include Madison and Elkhorn, Wisconsin

College Assistance Programming (CAP): Individual and group meetings with players and parents on the CAP process and all things pertaining to the college placement process

Videotape: We will videotape all games for player and coach instruction. Additionally we would like to increase the video library for each player to send to college coaches

Classroom Sessions – Rush Select Way: Tactical Classroom sessions to review Rush Select Curriculum and Methodology. Review all game footage for individual and player improvement instruction

What does the $200 Tournament registration fee include?

Tournament Registration and Coach Expenses (flight, hotel, food and car rental)

What’s Not Included?

Your own travel and lodging expenses

What Tournaments are we looking to attend?

Girls Events
Final Four Showcase – December 2022
Las Vegas Mayors Cup – February 2023
Lou Fusz College Showcase – March 2023
US Club Soccer Midwest Regional Championships – June 2023

Boys Events
Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup – February 2023
Dallas Cup – April 2023
US Club Soccer Midwest Regional Championships – June 2023
Additional event TBD

For further information, please contact Mike Recklies (mrecklies@southernlakesrush.com) or Ben John (ben.john@mysc.us)