developmental Soccer

Welcome to the NC Rush Triad Developmental Program! 

This program is designed to introduce the beautiful game to players 3-11 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:

  •  6 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.

NEW THIS YEAR – SATURDAY Game Days

      • 3 game days/Saturdays at Hine Soccer Park
      • Game days will consists of TWO 30min games
      • The emphasis is FUN and the game day experience
      • 9:00 am start time

    Please address any additional questions you may have to our Developmental Director Brian Fallon at Brian.Fallon@northcarolinarush.com.

    SHAFfnER PARK DETAILS: FALL 2022

    Fall 2022 Shaffner Park Timeline

    Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    – September 10th: Coaches Meeting

    – September 14th: Practice Starts

    – Practice Dates (Wednesdays ): Sep 14th – Oct 19th 

    – Game Dates (Saturdays): 10/1, 10/22, 10/29 (9:00 am start time)

     

    MEADOWLARK DETAILS: FALL 2022

    Fall 2022 Meadowlark Timeline

    Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

    – September 10th: Coaches Meeting

    – September 16th: Practice Starts

    – Practice Dates (Fridays): Sep 16th – Oct 21st 

    – Game Dates (Saturdays): 10/1, 10/22, 10/29 (9:00 am start time) 

     

    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: 10/1,10/22, 10/29 

    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

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

    – TWO 30 minute game per day (15 minute halves) 

    – No Score keeping 

    – No Referees 

    – LOTS OF FUN! 

    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.

     

    EACH FAMILY WILL RECIEVE A FREE COPY!

    Volunteer Roles

    Coach

    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

    Interested?

    Interested in becoming a volunteer coach or team manager? Please contact Brian Fallon at your earliest convenience.

    Brian Fallon: brian.fallon@northcarolinarush.com

    Contact

    1624 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

    Email: infotriad@northcarolinarush.com