The Alaska Rush Competitive Branch is divided into three divisions using the US Youth Soccer Birth Year Matrix [pdf]:
- U11-U12: Youth Division
- U13-U15: Juniors Division
- U16-U19: Seniors Division
There is generally a first team and may be a second team (Silver) in each age group. Players have made a decision to play competitive soccer and are placed based upon their passion and ability.
Alaska Rush Age Divisions for 2016--2017 Season
|Youth Division||Junior Division||Senior Division|
|Age Group||Birth Date||Age Group||Birth Date||Age Group||Birth Date|
Our Competitive Branch exists to allow any player, irrespective of ability, the opportunity to take their game to the height of their potential. Players play with other players of like-ability with various levels of commitment throughout. The higher the level, the greater the commitment. The Rush believe in striving for excellence and as players progress, they are constantly put in new situations to provide a greater challenge if indeed that is what the player desires. For our top players their goals include playing on the first team, Rush Select team, ODP state teams, regional teams, national teams, college teams, professional teams, etc. For our club, we want to push our players to "the next level". This "next level" may be different for every player.
Each age group progresses differently, and at Alaska Rush, we are progressive in how we go about developing our players. To read about our Alaska Rush Long-Term Player Development Model .
List of Programs in the Competitive Branch:
- F.A.S.T (Fitness.Agility.Speed.Training)
Competitive Programs in BOLD are specific to Annual Club Membership.