June 14, 2019
Eagan, MN - Salvo Soccer Club (Salvo SC) announces that Minnesota Rush Soccer Club (MN Rush) will be an Affiliate Club in conjunction with Salvo SC's designation in the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy (GDA) program beginning in the 2019/2020 season. This partnership will provide the clearest pathway to optimize the development of players, coaches, referees, and technical leadership through the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Through established standards for coaches and players and a professional game environment, the GDA ensures players are best positioned to develop in age-appropriate stages as they progress to the next level.
The Girls' Development Academy is part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in women's soccer and connects with its mission to develop world-class players, coaches, and referees. The objective of the Academy is to impact the everyday club environment to develop world-class players.
The creation of the Girls' Development Academy provides an improved player development model for the elite female player to focus solely on training with the appropriate number and level of games. This model focuses on developing the individual player within the club environment, which allows for additional training sessions per season to enhance player development.
Salvo SC was forged by a union of REV SC, Woodbury SC, and their respective community organizations to deliver the best holistic youth soccer development in Minnesota for ages 4-45+ at the Community, State, Regional, and National levels. GDA completes the pathway providing the girls within our club the highest levels of competition within the country.
“The GDA is a massive opportunity for player development in Minnesota,” says Peter Rivard, Salvo SC Technical Director. “Our relationship with MN Rush fits our vision of sharing this opportunity with other Minnesota clubs. MN Rush shares our values and focus on providing their best players the best opportunities available for their development. We look forward to seeing more clubs formalize a relationship with Salvo so we can continue to share opportunities with the best players in our state.”
Minnesota Rush Soccer is committed to providing an unparalleled soccer experience for all who have interest in the game of soccer. Minnesota Rush promotes the development of character, the electricity of competition, and the importance of pure enjoyment. We accept the responsibility of teaching life lessons to our athletes to further their growth inside the game and out. We believe that all players should be afforded an equal opportunity to explore their potential and participate in challenging circumstances that will yield positive outcomes. MN Rush is delighted to have the opportunity to join the DA program providing a pathway for highest level players.
"Minnesota Rush is excited to partner with Salvo Soccer Club to be able to offer the highest level of girls soccer in the country,” says Neil Cassidy, Minnesota Rush Technical Director. “This agreement allows Rush players to be identified and participate in the Girls’ Developmental Academy through Salvo and the two clubs will always strive for what's best regarding player development. The leadership at Salvo has been great to work with and we look forward to the years ahead as this partnership flourishes."
For more information on the GDA program and all other programming within Salvo SC, visit www.salvosoccer.org.
For more information on MN Rush and their programs, visit https://www.minnesotarush.com/minnesotarush.