Idaho Rush has built a professional staff tailored to meet the needs of all its players, regardless of age. Idaho Rush believes that players develop best when they are playing with and against players of like ability, with occasional challenges against a higher level of play. To bring that about, Rush organizes its 400+ competitive players into Nike teams and Swoosh teams beginning with the U13 age group. Players who do not make a Rush competitive team or who choose not to play at that level can register in the Select program. Details about the Nike and Swoosh teams are below, but all Idaho Rush players, regardless of level, have access to:
- The Idaho Rush professional staff coaching.
- The ability to train with any other Rush team at the same age group or older.
- The opportunity to play with teams from other Rush affiliates in tournaments and other events.
- The College Advisory Program.
- Club discounts on products and services locally and nationally.
Nike teams represent Rush at the highest level within an age group. Nike teams are made up mainly of players who hope to play in college or professionally some day. Players on Nike teams will be exposed to the highest level of coaching and will get the opportunity to travel out of state to play in high-level tournaments and college showcases. Nike team members are expected to seek out opportunities to improve their level of play within the team structure and outside of it. In addition to the activities of their regular team, Nike players are strongly encouraged to participate in the state Olympic Development team to the extent possible, volunteer for extra training and tournaments and guest play for other Rush teams whenever possible and appropriate.
Swoosh teams represent Rush at a level just below the Nike team but still carry very high expectations for every player and team. Swoosh teams will have similar training schedules, travel plans and training goals as Nike teams. Swoosh team players have access and exposure to the Idaho Rush professional staff, and each team will have an experienced, dedicated coach committed to continued development of every player with the goal of eventually moving up to the Nike team. Additionally, Swoosh team players are continually evaluated for possible promotion to the Nike team. In addition to the activities of their regular team, Swoosh players are encouraged to (but are not expected to) participate in the Idaho Olympic Development Program to the extent possible, volunteer for extra training and tournaments and guest play for other Rush teams whenever possible and appropriate.
|Competitive fees, 2011-2012 seasonal year (Aug. 1 to July 31)
|Age group||Nike team||Swoosh team|
|U13-U15||$750/seasonal year||$650/seasonal year|
|U16-17||$750*/seasonal year||$650/seasonal year|
|U18||$450*/seasonal year||$450/seasonal year|
* U16 and older players get a $150 early-bird discount when they register and pay a non-refundable $150 deposit before June 11.