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Jun, 2020

5 Reasons to Join Iowa Rush North

During this brief period in June 2020, many Northeast Iowa families are considering submitting the new Intent to Play Registration to express their intent to join a competitive soccer team for the 2020-2021 season. We know, there are many reasons parents and players choose to join a competitive youth soccer program. From either experiencing success and enjoyment in the local rec soccer program to just being one of those soccer families with parents who enjoyed the sport in their youth, we understand the draw to the soccer world. But in Northeast Iowa, there are several competitive youth soccer organizations to choose from so what makes Iowa Rush North and the Rush Soccer program so special? While you'll need to do your own research on all competitive youth soccer programs in the area, here are the top 5 reasons our Iowa Rush North families chose the Rush Soccer family: 

1. Compete at the highest level in the area.

At Iowa Rush North, we continue to compete against top teams in the state as well as the Midwest. In just our brief history, Iowa Rush North Select Teams have won countless state and regional tournaments. Most notably in the state, the Iowa Rush North 14U Select Team won the Iowa State Cup title in 2019 (first team in Northeast Iowa to win the State Cup in over 20 years), and went on to compete in the Midwest Regional Tournament in Saginaw, Michigan. We couldn't be prouder of these amazing Select Teams!

2. Coaches are dynamic, educated and care.

Lead by current Upper Iowa Women's Head Coach James Price and former Wartburg Men's Head Coach, Kirk Artist, Iowa Rush North prides itself in attracting and continuing to develop excellent, engaged and experienced youth soccer coaches. Iowa Rush North coaches have played at a higher level and are involved in promoting soccer within our community at every age - from Kicks 4 Kids to high school and college soccer coaching. When not helping develop Iowa Rush North players, you can find our coaches developing soccer programs at Waterloo West, Cedar Falls High School, Wartburg College, University of Northern Iowa, and Upper Iowa University. Needless to say, they care deeply about the development of the game!

3. Facilities and fields are professionally and properly maintained.

In order to train and develop youth soccer players to compete at a higher level, Iowa Rush North believes fields and facilities need to be maintained to a higher level as well. Through a combination of committed volunteers and professionals, Iowa Rush North fields are cut short for a faster speed of play, and complex facilities are kept clean and in working order. We take pride in our great playing fields!

4. Unique player pathways arranged to develop to higher level soccer.

Unique to the Rush Soccer program are our player pathways. Through Rush Soccer, Iowa Rush North players have guest playing opportunities with state cup teams, ECNL teams, and other Rush soccer team across the nation. In addition, Rush soccer players across the nation are invited to attend the 12U Rushfest held in Colorado each summer, and Iowa's Rush players are invited to the Iowa Rush International Trip as well as multiple college recruiting events throughout the year. With Rush Soccer, the sky is the limit for our players!

5. Commitment to our mission of providing an unrivaled experiences for all players.

Finally, all Rush Soccer programs across the nation are committed to our core values (accountability, advice, empathy, enjoyment, humility, leadership, passion, respect, safety, tenacity, and unity) as well as our mission of providing unrivaled experiences for all players. 

If you're just getting started in the competitive soccer program research or still on the fence about area soccer programs, feel free to reach out for honest, open discussion about finding the right fit for your family. But don't delay too long because all Intent to Play Registrations need to be in by June 12th. However, if you're ready to join Iowa Rush North, complete the Intent to Play Registration today!


Cedar River Pkwy 
Waverly, Iowa 50677

Phone: 515-554-9695
Email: [email protected]