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2020-2021 Invitation to Play

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Given the current Return-To Play schedule set by Iowa Soccer for its member clubs, traditional tryouts for 11U - 19U players (2002 – 2010 birth years) are being replaced with a process referred to as “Team Selection” for this year. Under this process, there are no conditions or timelines under which tryouts or anything resembling a tryout will be allowed for the Fall 2020 season.

Team Selection Process:

Step 1:
Players register to confirm their interest to play on an Iowa Rush Select Team for the 2020-2021 soccer year, and submit a $25 registration fee. The window to register will be open through June 12th. Players registered on an Iowa Rush Youth Select Program (11U-15U) for Spring 2020 will receive a code to have the registration fee waived.

Step 2:
Between June 13th through June 16th, clubs will be able to make selection and/or placement decisions and organize their communications. During this period, clubs are not allowed to imply or offer an invitation to play to any player.

Step 3:
On June 17th, clubs may communicate decisions/invitations with a player. This will initially involve the club sending an email that morning no earlier than 8:00 am. Players indicate their acceptance of the invite to play by responding to the email and then completing the confirmation process which involves a deposit fee that is applied to 2020-2021 Select Program fees. This “Invite to Play Day” replaces the traditional “Bid Day”.

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Hear from our parents!

"Camille made the transition to Iowa Rush North in 2018. She found the staff and players to be competitive and fun. During her time at North she had the awesome experience of winning the State Cup. After discussing her future in soccer with the coaches at North it was decided Camille should transition to playing full time for Rush Central. She found the transition smooth and welcoming. Fortunately, she still had several opportunities to play with her North teammates both in the 2019 Cup and additional tournaments. I would recommend The Iowa Rush program to people interested in high level, player focused soccer."
- Allyson Landphair (Select Parent)

Recent News

5 Reasons to Choose Iowa Rush North

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.

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About Select Teams

The Iowa Rush Select Program is a comprehensive approach to developing players and teams. We have a progressive, tangible Player Development Philosophy that is ball focused, player centered and age appropriate. Coaches are guided by a methodology that is sport based and educationally sound, with age group guidelines and curriculum based on national and international concepts appropriate for each age. Tournament selection, scrimmages and league play are selected with ability, gender, travel distance, club goals and collegiate exposure in mind based on each age group. Select players also have access to the following yearly Rush programs and opportunities:

- Rush Fest for 12U boys and girls
International Tour for 14U girls and 17-18U boys
College Advisory Program for 15-19U boys and girls

How to Register

After clicking on Register Here Now, you will either create an account if you are new, or sign in if you have previously registered for programs with Iowa Rush North. After signing in, you will be asked to complete information about your participant as well as the Iowa Rush location you are registering with or the location closest to home. Iowa Rush North will practice in Waverly while Iowa Rush South will practice in Pella and Iowa Rush will practice in Ankeny.

Once you have selected your location, you will be asked to identify which program you are registering your participant for and complete the remaining information necessary to join an Iowa Rush North team. This includes your parent contact information, emergency contact and medical insurance information. 

Register for Iowa Rush North 2020-2021 Intent to Play Now

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with registration!

Why 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]