U13 Rush Select Coaches Announced

rush select imageThe Rush Select program is excited to announce the coaching staff for the upcoming U13 Rush Select teams. These coaches will be in charge of selecting the newest crop of Rush Select players. Their first look will be at this year’s Rush Festival to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 17th-21st.

Players will be chosen for the Rush Select player pool from which a traveling team will be selected to play in the President’s Day tournament in Phoenix, Arizona in February of 2012.

We are very excited to be putting together one of the most qualified teams of coaches to lead this group of players over the next few years show the nation where the future of Rush Soccer is heading.


Boys U13 Rush Select Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Andy Machin - Director of Coaching, Washington Rush

Andy has been working with the Rush Select program for the last 3 years with his last post as the assistant with the Boys U17 Rush Select team.  Andy hails from Manchester, England and holds his UEFA B License. He is currently an ODP Region IV Staff Coach and directs the Seattle Sounders Regional Training Center.

Assistant Coach - Mike Piserchio – Director of Coaching, Colorado Rush

Mike played for the first Colorado Rush team to win 5 State Championships, two Regional Championships and a National Championship. Mike also played with U17 United States National Team. Mike has also won a National Championship as a coach with Colorado Rush and currently coaches the U12 Boys Nike team.


Girls U13 Rush Select Coaching Staff

Head CoachStuart Fitzsimmons – Director of Coaching, Texas Rush

Stuart has been a part of the Rush Select Program in the past and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Stuart played professionally in Scotland with Partick Thistle FC in the Scottish Premier League and for Stockport County FC in England and holds his USSF A License.  As well as his club coaching Stuart has coached at the collegiate level with the University of Alabama and has been on both State and Regional ODP staff.

Assistant CoachDan Highstead – Director of Coaching, Rush Pikes Peak

Dan moved from England where he played semi-professionally to coach in  Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was on State and Regional ODP Staff.  He moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 to become a Director of Coaching for Rush Pikes Peak. Dan has collegiate coaching experience as a coach for Colorado College and holds his USSF A License.  He is currently working as the Director of Coaching Youth Girls for Rush Pikes Peak.