RPS Soccer
The Rush Select Academy

At the top of Rush Soccer, the largest soccer club in the world. 

A Soccer Academy Unlike Any other

The Rush Select Academy is the capstone of Rush Soccer’s player pathway. As part of the largest soccer club in the world with over 55,000 players in 50 countries with 125 clubs in all continents of the globe, Rush Soccer recruits its top talent directly into this state-of-the- art all-inclusive facility and international academy in which its student athletes are prepared for both academic and sporting success. 
 
A vital distinction of our academy is placing 100% of our student athletes in US based colleges every year. We are also the only non-MLS academy in the country with its own professional pathways. 
 
Rush Soccer has developed over 90 professional soccer players in its 25 years of existence, with some of them reaching the highest level of international competition, like current USWNT Lindsey Horan or USMNT Christian Pulisic, among many others. 

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Professional Pathway: It is the only academy in the world that has its OWN professional teams, making this goal MUCH more achievable

College Placement: The academy prides itself on achieving 100% college scholarships every year. The College Advisory Program provides 1-on-1 personalized guidance EVERY step of the way in the recruitment process.

Safety: The academy operates in a state-of-the-art all-inclusive gated facility with all accommodation, school, and training facilities onsite.

International & Multi-Sport: As one of the four high performance academies operating within the facility (Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball) and hosting student-athletes from all over the world, the academy environment is ideal for development, creating an ‘Olympic Villa’ atmosphere and a strong identity.

The Rush Soccer Factor: From its unique and exclusive partnership with Rush Soccer, our student athletes access an unmatched portfolio of resources and services in College Advisory Program, Technical, Physical, and Tactical training, as well as Video Analysis and Sports Psychology. There are numerous opportunities to travel and play abroad and so much more! 

Summer Camps – A World-Class Player Development Opportunity

June 2 until August 9, 2024

Our camps are organized in blocks of three weeks to provide each player a logical and effective progression of learning, with weeks building off of one another. The participant is encouraged therefore to be part of the full three week camp to maximize progress, yet this is not mandatory and any participant can always choose to join the group on the week they are most interested in.

The morning session includes two hours of technique and skill development. The focus of the afternoon session is tactical and implementing the learning technical skills on game-like environments. The evening sessions are in-house games.

 
Block 1:
June 2nd – 8th: The first week of the camp is oriented to developing technical skills that serve as a foundation of individual and group tactics that will be covered in the following weeks. High repetition of passing, receiving, dribbling, and shooting in different game situations are at the core of this initial week.
 
June 9th – 15th: The second week of the camp is oriented to teaching the participant individual and small group tactics in both attacking and defending game situations. These will build the foundations needed to solidify the learnings of the final week. Individual pressure, covering, or retreating in defense, and dribbling 1v1, making runs into space, and conceps of supporting are some of the topics covered in this week.
 
June 16th – 22nd: The final week of the camp is oriented to developing the players in large group and team tactical concepts in attacking, defending, and transitional game situations, using the foundations of weeks 1 and 2 to give sense and logically progress in the learning process. Pressing and block compactness in defense, and build up aspects in attack are examples of topics covered in this week.
 
Block 2:
The second block that starts on June 30th has the same structure as Block 1. 
 
Pre Season Camp:
Our pre season camp has the objective of preparing ambitious players for the season like a professional player does, adding two weeks of physical, technical, and tactical training. Starting on July 29th, the pre season camp is organized in two weeks as follows:
 
July 29th – August 3rd: The first week of pre season has the main goal of progressively increasing physical demands and introducing game model concepts while minimizing the risk of injury. Therefore, a core focus on aerobic development and flexibility work is at its core. Group and team tactical concepts are presented through large numbers training exercises. Transitional exercises are purposely avoided.
 
August 4th – 10th: The second week of the camp builds off of the first week elevating the physical demands and introducing anaerobic activities, which are at the core of the sport, while incorporating game model concepts in smaller numbers now in attack, defense, and transition. Flexibility work, proper hydration, and regenerative activities are utilized and taught to the students to form high performance habits.
 
 
 

Weekly Programs & Camps

Full Time Program

Weeks Boarding Nonboarding
1 Week
$1,950
$1,500
2 Weeks
$3,315
$2,400
3 Weeks
$4,973
$3,600
4 Weeks
$6,630
$4,800
Semester Boarding Nonboarding
Fall & Spring
$67,000
$45,500
Fall
$32,094
$21,795
Spring
$34,906
$23,705

Summer Camp Schedule

Days Time Activity
Monday - Friday
7:00am
Breakfast
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 9:00am
Video Session
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00a
Field Session 1
Monday - Friday
11:00 - 12:00p
Entertainment & Activities Program
Monday - Friday
12:00 - 1:00p
Lunch
Monday - Friday
1:00 - 1:30p
Video Session
Monday - Friday
1:30 - 3:30p
Field Session 2
Monday - Friday
4:30p
Evening Games
Monday - Friday
6:00 - 7:00p
Dinner
Monday - Friday
7:00 - 8:00p
Entertainment & Activities Program
Saturday - Sunday
Entertainment & Activities Program

Soccer camp and
weekly programs

The Rush Select Academy is the capstone of Rush Soccer’s player pathway. As part of the largest soccer club in the world with over 50,000 players distributed in over 120 clubs in all continents of the globe, Rush Soccer recruits its top talent directly into this state of the art all inclusive facility and international academy in which its student athletes are prepared for both academic and sporting success. 
 
It is a vital distinction of our academy to be the only non MLS academy in the country counting on its own professional pathways through the Rush Soccer system.
 
Rush Soccer has developed over 90 professional soccer players in its 25 years of existence, with some of them reaching the highest level of international competition, like current USWNT Lindsey Horan or USMNT Christian Pulisic, among many others. 
 
 

See more +

Professional Pathway: It is the only academy in the world that has its OWN professional teams, making this goal MUCH more achievable

College Placement: The academy prides itself on achieving 100% college scholarships every year. The College Advisory Program provides 1-on-1 personalized guidance EVERY step of the way in the recruitment process.

Safety: The academy operates in a state-of-the-art all-inclusive gated facility with all accommodation, school, and training facilities onsite.

International & Multi-Sport: As one of the four high performance academies operating within the facility (Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball) and hosting student-athletes from all over the world, the academy environment is ideal for development, creating an ‘Olympic Villa’ atmosphere and a strong identity.

The Rush Soccer Factor: From its unique and exclusive partnership with Rush Soccer, our student athletes access an unmatched portfolio of resources and services in College Advisory Program, Technical, Physical, and Tactical training, as well as Video Analysis and Sports Psychology. There are numerous opportunities to travel and play abroad and so much more! 

Weekly camp programs are available every week of the year.

Summer Camp Dates:

June 2 until August 9

Our soccer short time weekly and summer camp program has three unique training sessions:

The morning session includes two hours of technique and skill development. The focus of the afternoon session is tactical and implementing the learning technical skills on game-like environments. The evening sessions are in-house games. 

tennis camp and
weekly programs

Our program has two unique training sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The morning session includes two hours of stroke production and technique development. The focus of the afternoon session is point development and match play. The students will have one hour of on and off-court conditioning and weight training three times per week. Our method of two training sessions per day will allow the student to assimilate the instruction effectively.

Our high-performance Academy has a track record of helping players reach their potential. In addition to academy training, players will be given a chance to train with the best players and engage in match-play, conditioning, mental training, video analysis, and player analysis.

Professional Pathway: It is the only academy in the world that counts on its own professional teams

College Placement: The academy prides itself for sustaining a 100% of college placement.

Safety: The academy operates in a state of the art all inclusive facility with all accommodation, school, and training facilities onsite.

International & Multi-Sport: As one of the four high performance academies operating within the facility (Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball) and hosting student-athletes from all over the world, the academy environment is ideal for development, creating an ‘Olympic Villa’ atmosphere and a strong identity. 

The Rush Soccer Factor: From its unique and exclusive partnership with Rush Soccer, our student athletes access an unmatched portfolio of resources and services in College Advisory, Technical, Physical, and Tactical training, as well as Video Analysis and Sports Psychology. 

Professional Pathway: It is the only academy in the world that counts on its own professional teams

College Placement: The academy prides itself for sustaining a 100% of college placement.

Safety: The academy operates in a state of the art all inclusive facility with all accommodation, school, and training facilities onsite.

International & Multi-Sport: As one of the four high performance academies operating within the facility (Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball) and hosting student-athletes from all over the world, the academy environment is ideal for development, creating an ‘Olympic Villa’ atmosphere and a strong identity. 

The Rush Soccer Factor: From its unique and exclusive partnership with Rush Soccer, our student athletes access an unmatched portfolio of resources and services in College Advisory, Technical, Physical, and Tactical training, as well as Video Analysis and Sports Psychology. 

What Makes RPS Soccer Unique

Academy at a Glance

  • Fully-accredited program for high performance soccer players
  • World-class soccer coaches
  • Proven formula for elite athletic performance
  • Integrated accredited honors school
  • Full-time training with boarding & non-boarding options
  • College Prep Program
  • 100% track record of college scholarships every year

Blended Curriculum & Holistic Approach

Built over Rush Soccer’s proven player development methodology, the academy works with a systematic age based / ability level curriculum, and enhances on the field training through a holistic portfolio of complementary services, developing all student athletes in Mental Conditioning, Fitness, Tactical Understanding, Technical Training, and Nutrition.

Video Analysis & Live Streaming

As part of the program, the Rush Select Academy counts on a video analysis team that live streams every game for the enjoyment of the athletes’ families and breaks down footage to work with our student-athletes in both team and individual basis.

PERIODIZATION PLAN
AND SCHEDULE

THE SYSTEM
AND METHOD

PEAK PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Endurance

Strength

Power

Speed

Balance

Coordinate

agility

flexibility

nutrition

Our systematic approach includes all of the fundamental components for peak performance including endurance, strength, power, speed, balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, and nutrition.

GROUP RESERVATION

Special rates  and benefits for group reservations

PERFORMANCE
TRAINING

Develop strength, speed, coordination and agility with the RPS soccer specific conditioning program

FAQ

If accepted to the program, you can join the RPS Soccer on a full-time boarding or non-boarding basis. The difference between these two formats is that boarding students live in the dorms at the Sandpiper Bay Resort at our facility. Non-boarding students spend the entire day at the facility but once academics and sports are over for the day they return to their off-campus homes.

Alternatively, plenty of student-athletes from all over the world participate in the program on a short-term basis, coming to train with us and experience the academy life generally for 1-3 weeks at a time.

Groups and teams are also frequently received with the objective of experiencing this academy life and compete against some of our teams.

RPS Soccer recruits players from Rush and non-Rush clubs from around the world. Interested candidates are evaluated as far as their soccer level through video and/or personally when possible. Very frequently interested candidates fly to the academy for short term stays of a week to try out for our teams.

Academic records are also evaluated as part of this process.

The academy life is exciting every day, yet long and demanding. Our student-athletes wake up early around 6 AM to prepare themselves for training and academics. They generally eat breakfast at 7 AM and at 8 – 8:30 AM walk to the fields for a morning training session, complemented by a second session for fitness at the gym or on the field (in recovery days this can be replaced for a class of Mental Conditioning, Nutrition, or Video Analysis).

By 9:45 AM the student-athletes are showering and getting ready to attend school, which runs in two blocks of two hours, from 10 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 3 PM, leaving a one hour break in the middle for the students to have lunch.

Once school is over, the participants change again into their training gear to go for a second training sessions at 3:30 PM on the field.

At 5 PM their day concludes, leaving an hour for them to shower and relax before dinner at the resort restaurant.

Two days a week the student-athletes attend a third shift of academics at the school.

Rush Soccer is the largest youth soccer club in the world with over 100 clubs in all six continents of the world and a strong core in the United States, in which it is represented in more than 140 communities of the country.

The RPS Soccer Academy is the pinnacle of its player development pathway, serving as the residential academy in which the club places its top talent from all over the world, with the intention of developing it to then place those players in the club’s professional teams or in the top tiers of the US college system.

The RPS Soccer Academy is a unique, top level sporting program with many benefits and differences from all other academies, such as:

  • The Rush Soccer Factor: The academy is built over Rush Soccer, the largest youth soccer club in the world as its pinnacle of soccer development.
  • Own Professional Pathway: The RPS Soccer Academy is the only non-MLS academy that possesses and can place players its own professional teams.
  • 100% College Placement: College Placement for our student-athletes is sustained at 100%. We make a big emphasis on this. By the conclusion of their senior year, all of our participants have historically received at least one offer from a college.
  • Safety: All of the facilities utilized (dorms, restaurant, soccer fields, gym, etc.) are located within the Sandpiper Bay Resort, so our students live in a safe and guarded gated community, bringing peace of mind to their families.
  • Multisport ‘Olympic Villa’ Environment: The RPS Soccer Academy is one of four academies that operate within the Sandpiper Bay Resort (Tennis, Golf, and Volleyball are the others), which creates a high performing, enjoyable, and multi-discipline environment that resembles an ‘Olympic villa’.
  • Holistic Approach: Elevating the provision of services through Rush Soccer’s technical department, the program is supported and completed with unique team of professionals that assist our student-athletes in matters of Video Analysis, Nutrition, and Sports Psychology, among others.