developmental Soccer

Welcome to the NC Rush Triad Developmental Program! 

This program is designed to introduce the beautiful game to players 3-12 years old. The goal is to introduce children to the game of soccer while developing their motor skills, ball skills, and concepts of small-sided games. The emphasis is firmly on FUN and DEVELOPMENT!

We offer our developmental program at two locations, Shaffner Park (Wednesdays) and Meadowlark Middle School (Fridays).

 The program consists of the following:

  •  8 week program
  • Practices will be weekly for 60 mins and consist of 30 min of practice/skills sessions and 30 mins of small-sided games)
  •  Teams are coached by parent volunteer coaches with the help of the director who creates practice plans.

SATURDAY Game Days @ Saturdays at Hine Soccer Park

    • Game days will consists of 3-4 games 
    • The emphasis is FUN and the game day experience
    • 9:00 am or 10:30 am start times

fall 2023 Shaffner Park Timeline (Ages 3-12)

– September 6th: Start Date

– Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (each week)

– Practice Dates (Wednesdays): September 6th – November 1st 

– Game Dates (Saturdays): 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28 (Make-up 11/4)


fall 2023 Meadowlark Timeline (Ages 3-12)

– September 8th: Practice Starts

– Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (each week)

– Practice Dates (Fridays): September 8th – November 3rd

– Game Dates (Saturdays): 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28 (Make-up 11/4)


Game Days

We are excited to announce the next chapter of our developmental program and its progression.  Starting this season intra club games will begin on certain Saturdays at Hine Park for our Mighty and Junior Lions!  Players from our Shaffner Park and Meadowlark programs will combine for intra club games.

Game Day Format: 

Dates: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28 (Make-up 11/4)

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Player Attire: Blue Jersey, Black Shorts, Black Socks, Shinguards, Cleats 

– No Score keeping 

– No Referees 


The game component is a natural progression to our player development pathway and something we are looking forward seeing your player(s) progress throughout the season.

Soccer Starts at Home® uses a unique methodology for parents to instill confidence and focus in their children all while developing critical soccer skills and fostering a bond over the love of the sport. Children as young as two years old benefit greatly from the stimulation of brain functions, and the mastery of basic technical skills will give them a significant advantage once they’re old enough to join a team.

Fact #1- A Child’s brain is 90% developed by the age of 5.  This includes the parts of the brain that control muscle coordination, balance, thinking, impulse control, language development, socialization, and more. So, developmental activities at this age can be incredibly powerful for the child.

Fact #2- The most important person to a young child is their parents. A child constantly seeks their parents praise and approval.  So, a parent’s involvement with a child’s activities can be invaluable to their child’s development and happiness.



Volunteer Roles


Every team is required to provide a volunteer coach to coach the team for the season. This person is almost always a parent of a player on the team. The coach will be provided with a NC Rush Curriculum and equipment needed for the season

– Communicate efficiently with team

– Lead team in training sessions (1/week) and on game days (3/weekends)

– Attend pre-season meeting


1624 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103