Developmental Coach Support:

Chris Panayiotou, Rush Soccer Director of Developmental / Grassroots provides coaches and directors of our 4-10-year-old children with many first-class learning opportunities. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Rush Soccer.

How can Chris help you?
- Starting a new Grassroots/Development program?
- Looking reenergize an existing Grassroots/Developmental Program?
- Seeking advice on Grassroots/Developmental Coach and Player Develop.

For more information regarding programs and services for our youngest players, please contact Chris at Chrisp@rushsoccer.com

Chris P provides our coaches with the opportunity to learn from and engage with a number of exciting guest from the youth sports coaching world.

The Coach Development Webinars for Developmental Coaches is specifically aimed at those coaches who work with our youngest players. Developmental Directors, Coaches, and Volunteer Coaches are all welcome to engage with Chris and his guests.


The Rush Soccer Coach Development Team provide unique opportunities to learn from some of the greatest minds in youth sports.

Lead by Chris P. The Coach Development Webinars for Competitive Coaches are specifically aimed at those coaches who are working with our older players, Directors of Coaching, and Coaches who are striving to make an impact in professional coaching.


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What is the Rush Soccer Mentor?
The Mentor Program is a 10 month-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select number of Rush coaches. This program was created to support standout coaches, develop their understanding of the Rush Way, foster their desire for self-development, and help them reach the pinnacle of the coaching profession.
The application is open to all Rush Soccer coaches. Successful candidates will have the following traits:
  • Advice - Mentees will actively seek ways to improve and they will demonstrate a growth mindset.
  • Passion - Mentees will be passionate about their own development. They will currently be working within a Rush club, coaching teams and potentially leading programs. Mentees will have begun their formal coaching education journey.
  • Accountable and Tenacious - Mentees will hold themselves accountable and strive to perform at their highest level, even when stretched outside of their comfort zone.
  • Unity - Rush Mentees will be committed to the Rush community, to learning, and to implementing the Rush Way.
How do coaches apply?
Application for the 2019/20 Mentor Program is closed. 

Step 1: Application Deadline - September 6th, 2019
Step 2: Applications will be reviewed and Technical Directors contacted for references
Step 3: Successful candidates will be contacted on or before September 20th, 2019
Step 4: Program Commences the week beginning October 7th, 2019
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What is the Female Coaches Alliance?
The Rush Female Coaches Alliance develops and enhances opportunities for female coaches within Rush, with the goal of increasing representation and supporting coach development. RFCA's purpose is to provide mentorship, development resources, and educational opportunities to Rush clubs to recruit and retain more female coaches, assist with licensing, and encourage female coaches to be leaders in the game.
For more information visit: www.rfcalliance.com