Fort Lowell Rush Club Webpage

28th Annual

Tucson Association of REALTORS® Shootout 

 presented by Fort Lowell Rush Soccer Club

JANUARY 12 - 14, 2018

Kino Sports Complex 

Tucson, Arizona


Fort Lowell Lil Academy U4 - U5
club registration( Training Jersey):   $75.00 
Fort Lowell Academy U6 - U8
club registration(uniform Kit):           $95.00

club registration                               $75.00

(addl session discount, no uniform Kit):          

Academy Teams U4 - U8

U4-U8 Academy training 

@ Townsend Middle School 

Thank you and Welcome Back!

"We welcome players of all levels from never played through competitive"

Youth Academy Winter Session now Open


Youth Academy Winter Session starts January 3rd - March 15th 2017

Youth Academy Spring Session Starts March 16 - May 15th 2017

This season, we are introducing our new youth academy. We believe that there will be many benefits to the new structure. It will bring a play-day format to give our youngest players an introduction to soccer that follows the recommendations of the United States Soccer Federation and allows them to learn through experience while they have fun. The new program will bring each age group together two night per week to learn soccer skills and have fun in an environment tailored to their age group and attention span. Players will have the opportunity to move through various stations manned by experienced coaches in a positive, encouraging environment that has no lines and no lectures. Each child will participate at his or her own pace. The program will allow parents who are interested in coaching to learn firsthand how to work with younger players.

Curriculum to focus on a solid foundation

Dribbling key coaching points
Change of pace and direction
Deception (use of feints)
Setting up a defender (use of feints
Protecting the ball/Vision/shielding
Tactical application of the game attacking the space, going at your opponent

Passing key coaching points
Balance/Weight of pass (firm passing helps create soft touch receiving)
Tactical application of the game –selection of type of pass, timing of pass

Get into line of flight of the ball
Select the controlling surface to use (body part)
Relax the withdraw the body part just prior to contact
Importance of first touch to control and prepare ball
Vision head up (check into space you want the ball)
Tactical application to the game (first touch takes ball away from pressure)

Eye on the ball
Quality of preparation touch
Contact surface (use of laces, inside foot, outside foot, toe, head)
Aggressive and positive mentally
Vision (peek, prepare, placement)
Tactical application to the game choice of foot surface, placement versus power, positioning to gain an advantage

Speed and Agility
The application of speed and agility training specifically for soccer is to improve a player’s game performance. Game performance requires the integration of speed and agility with soccer techniques and skills. Quality movement is vital and not simply the speed of movement, but the speed of play, of ball control and of movement both before receiving the ball and after they pass the ball. This combination of efficiency and effectiveness separates the good players from the great players. Quality movement facilitates quality football skills, so much so that often, when skills break down, it can be traced to poor movement, the player’s resultant body position did not allow for the effective skill execution. Simply getting to the ball quickly, will never be optimal, unless the player arrives at the ball in a position to carry out the required skill such as shooting, passing etc. To achieve this, training must be related as closely as possible to the demands of the game. While the importance of quality movement to soccer performance is clear, the vast majority of movement analysis carried out to date, has been predominantly physiologically based (jogging, sprinting, walking). Little data exists on the types of movement patterns employed during a football game. Example: Use of the Backpedal - when it is used what is the average distance used what are the subsequent movements employed after the backpedal. Such data is more important than the physiologically based data when it comes to developing an optimal movement based program. Without analyzing the type of movement required in soccer and evaluating the optimal mechanics required to perform these movements, soccer movement training can never be optimized. This ultimately requires that sound and effective movement patterns are stable and automated, enabling players to be focused totally on reading and reacting to game situations. It also requires that players are able to identify and react effectively to the key perceptual cues, enabling them to pick up anticipatory information and move accordingly. By training game related movements, a framework for evaluation can be set up, where a player can evaluate the effectiveness of movement patterns in a game and identify areas of strength and weakness.