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Now & Next Level Soccer

GET INVOLVED!

Rush Union appreciates the support of our parents and guardians to help take our program to the next level. We offer many ways in which to get involved--from recreational coaching to adaptive soccer--and also have programs that award Beta hours for students looking for volunteer opportunities. Take a look at the options and consider getting involved at the level that suits your schedule and family. And thank you for your support! 
*Qualifies for Beta hours

REC COACHING RESOURCES

First time coaches
Lesson plans by age group
Rec rules of the game

Interested? Contact the recreational director(s) at your preferred location. 
Milton: Mark Bailey
Pleasantdale: Steve Reid
Dunwoody: Steve Reid

BE A REC COACH

Rush Union has a robust recreational program at all our locations for players up to U12. The rec teams are coached by parent/guardian volunteers and experience is not needed. We provide access to coaching tools, including comprehensive practice plans, drills and skills, parent handbooks, game rules by age group and age appropriate curriculum. 

Rec teams typically practice 1-2x/week, depending on age group, and have games on weekends (most typically on Saturdays). Though parents play the central role as coach, our professional coaching staff is available to answer any questions, provide guidance and cheer you on! 

We'd love for you to get involved on the coaching side. It'll be an experience you - and your athlete - won't forget!

THUNDER: ADAPTIVE SOCCER VOLUNTEER

The TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) Thunder Program*  is a community-based recreational program specifically designed to help athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities participate in soccer.  The Thunder program has been a part of the Rush Union organization since 1992 when Georgia Rush first offered it. 

Stay tuned for information about this wonderful program that supports inclusion of all athletes. We are closely monitoring Covid-19 and its impact on all athletes, especially those who may be more susceptible to infection and illness. We are hopeful the program option will be added soon!

How to Become a Volunteer

TOPSoccer programs are entirely dependent upon the dedication provided by volunteers. Volunteering brings more awareness and understanding to the special needs community. Community service hours can be counted towards assisting the program whether that is as a ‘Buddy’ or assisting with the organization and promotion of the program, it all makes a difference. 

TOPSoccer ‘Buddies”

Anyone can be a TOPSoccer Buddy: family members, students, teachers or friends. Whether you have played soccer all your life or getting involved for the first time, TOPSoccer provides an opportunity to give back to the community and increase the opportunities available to an under-served part of our population.


If you're interested in volunteering for the program once it becomes available, email us to be added to a distribution list for more information. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT TOPSOCCER

Field Status

Open Open

Brook Run Park - New Dunwoody Location (11:21 AM | 09/22/20)

Open Open

Stars Soccer Complex (home of Georgia Rush) (11:21 AM | 09/22/20)

Closed Closed

Pleasantdale Park (home of the Chiefs FC) (04:45 PM | 07/24/20)