ALASKA RUSH SOCCER CLUB

Our Coaching and Administrative Staff

Alaska Rush takes great pride in the coaches that coach for the club. In fact, they are the cornerstone and backbone of who and what we are.

Developing soccer players is the primary objective for our coaches, but what cannot be underestimated is the importance of coaches shaping lives. Gone are the days when coaching responsibilities consist of working with X's and O's. Today, coaches must not only be technically proficient and tactically sound, but also have an understanding of how to teach players to take care of their bodies and minds. Running sprints is no longer the only method of maintaining fitness. Today's athlete must understand the importance of endurance for sure, but strength, coordination, nutrition are all facets of physical conditioning. Understanding the psyche of youth players and managing those players is also a key component in coaching. Today's coaches must be able to motivate and build self-esteem in their players. All this simply means we need quality, well-rounded men and women to lead our youth to success both on and off the field. Coaches are now teachers, motivators, psychologist, mentors and more.

Our coaches continually strive to develop players on and off the pitch. It is a great privilege to coach in the Rush, the premier soccer organization in the world. 

The administrative staff for Alaska Rush is also a key component to our club's overall success. We have a diverse staff of men and women who ensure that the club's day to day needs are met. Whether it is assisting the club's directors, sponsorship and fundraising, handling registration, answering phone calls and emails or simply working on general club business there are a few things that one will find consistent. The Rush administrative staff is constantly striving to be organized, professional and courteous while making sure that the wants and needs of our members is priority number one. 

The administrative branch of our club plays a role in every championship we win, every player we develop and every branch partner with whom we team.

Chain of Command
Any concerns questions comments should follow the chain of command designed by the Rush.  The communication chain should progress as follows: Head Coach of the team, Director of Coaching (of respective program), Technical Director, Board of Directors President.  Every effort must be made to adhere to the flow chart.

If you are interested in coaching or working with the Alaska Rush, please contact our Technical Director.

 Title/PositionName/Profile
 Technical Director
USSF A License
USSF Youth License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
KNVB Dutch Diploma
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
 Director of Coaching- Competitive
NSCAA National Diploma
 Director of Youth DevelopmentTyler Jeffres
USSF D License
 Director of Coaching- GoalkeepingSteve Medina
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
 Tournament/ID Camp Director
Dan Rufner
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 Rush Thunder/TOP Soccer Coordinator
USSF C License 
USSF Youth License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
US Youth Futsal National Level 3

 C.A.P. DirectorDan Rufner
 R.E.A.C.H. CoordinatorSamantha "Jo" Sees
 RegistrarJoey Caterinichio
 Webmaster/Media DirectorDave Snider
 
Elite Programs
 Small Ball Technical TrainingEli Ulvi
 FAST (Fitness.Agility.Speed.Training) CliniciansJen Sees
Mike Montgomery
 Futsal Open PlayRobert DeVassie
 Goalkeeper Training
Steve Medina
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
Julie Shields
Tyler Jeffres
USSF D License
 Seniors
 98G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 98G
NSCAA National Diploma
 00B PremierHead Coach- Fairbanks Rush 00B
USSF C License
 01G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 01G
NSCAA National Diploma
 01B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 01BEli Ulvi
USSF A License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 01BChris Hoke
USSF D License
 Juniors
 02G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 02G
USSF C License
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 02GKylie Street
 04B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 04B
NSCAA National Diploma
 04/05B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 04/05BMike Montgomery
NSCAA National Diploma
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 04/05BRiley Chien
 Youth
 05G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 05G
USSF B License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 05G
USSF D License
 06B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 06B
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 06B

Dan Riedman
USSF C License

 06G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 06G

David Gonzalez
USSF C License

  07G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 07GDan Rufner
NSCAA National Diploma
 Assistant Coach-Alaska Rush 07GJulie Shields
  07B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 07BEli Ulvi
USSF A License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 07BCody Sloan
USSF D License
 Alaska Rush Youth Academy
 U9B AcademyHead CoachChris Hoke- USSF D License
 Assistant CoachChris McKay
 U9G AcademyHead CoachTyler Jeffres- USSF D License
 U8 Youth AcademyLead Coach

Ron Kruse- USSF D License

 U6 Youth AcademyLead Coach
Ron Kruse- USSF D License
 Athletic Trainer
 OPA Certified Athletic TrainerLynne Young

Contact

ALASKA RUSH SOCCER CLUB
PO Box 111874 
Anchorage, Alaska 99511

Phone : 907-561-7874
Email: admin@alaskarush.com

National sponsor

Copyright © 2017 Alaska Rush Soccer Club  |  Terms Of Use |  Privacy Statement