OAKVILLE – Rush Academy is pleased to announce that our 2010 boys travelled to Denver, Colorado to represent Rush Canada at Rush Fest 2022. The team had a wonderful experience learning more about Rush Soccer, meeting hundreds of Rush players from throughout North America, and playing 11-a-side for the first time.
2010 Boys Head Coach Reza Obohat added, “We were one of the many U12 Rush teams (about 30 boys and 30 girls teams) from across North America to attend Rush Fest. We always felt at home thanks to the hospitality of Rush nation. Rush Fest 2022 was a huge success for our group as we all had a great time learning more about Rush, participating in various on and off field activities, and socializing with great people from Rush nation. During the week, we played six competitive 11v11 games which will help us transition from 9v9 to 11v11. Despite the challenges of the heat, high altitude, and busy schedule, our players played well, learned a lot, and most importantly: showed great spirit and had a lot of fun.”
What is Rush Fest?
Rush Fest is an annual event held in mid-July that brings together U12 boys’ and girls’ teams and players from Rush clubs across the country and around the world. Rush Fest marks the transition from 9v9 to full-sided 11v11 games. The inaugural Rush Fest took place in 2008 with 12 teams, today over 48 teams are in attendance each year.
The week-long festival of soccer joins competitive games, training sessions, classrooms sessions, and a host of social events in one of the most unique soccer events anywhere in the country. Teams compete against one another in morning games that are bracketed for similar abilities and afternoon training, including keeper-specific training, and classroom sessions run by top coaches from within the Rush family working with the players and team coaches.
The event has both an opening and closing ceremony that is often the highlight of the week as players get to hang out, dance, and sing Rush songs with players from across the Rush nation and fuse life-long friendships. We do not forget the adults either with a high-level coaching clinic for all coaches in attendance and a world-class parent education session.
The event is designed to give the players the most fun soccer experience of their life, with education, games, and memories they will never forget.