Sitka Rush

Alaska Rush is very excited to announce the formation of a new partnership to bring Rush Soccer to Sitka!

“I am very excited to announce this partnership,” said Technical Director Brian Lux. “Sitka has a great thing going with their players, coaches and families and we are very happy to add them to our ever growing family in Alaska and worldwide!”

Sitka Youth Soccer will begin playing under the Rush umbrella beginning this summer. They currently offer programs for kids in K-12 with more than 160 players currently participating. Those players will all now have the opportunity to guest play with other AK Rush teams as well as getting access to all the Rush National programs like Select, CAP and Rush Fest,

See below for what the leaders of Sitka Rush had to say about this great new partnership:

“As one of the founding members of Sitka Youth Soccer in 2019, I’d like to express my excitement about becoming part of the larger soccer community in Alaska and beyond.  When our program started we had 50 kids. In 2 1/2 years we’ve grown to more than 150.  The energy and buzz around the sport in Sitka has shown us that our kids need more opportunities.  We’re thankful to Alaska Rush for bringing us into their family at this perfect time!  We no longer feel isolated on a remote southeast island. We now feel part of the larger Alaska soccer community and are looking forward to forming new friendships around the State through our membership with Rush.”
-Randy Hitchcock, President

“From a coach’s perspective, I can’t wait for the opportunity to expand my own soccer knowledge through Rush and be able to share that with the other coaches and volunteers in Sitka. I see this partnership as a way to solidify and grow the soccer program here as well as a way allow kids in Sitka to see a future with soccer.”

-Brock Vowell, Director of Coaching

“Losing opportunities to play, coach, and referee soccer was something I feared when I moved to Sitka. I was so excited to get connected with Sitka Youth Soccer and be a part of the great program we’re growing here. This merger with Rush will only expand opportunities for Sitka kids to have access to soccer, for coaches to learn new drills to keep practices fun and educational, and it will help Sitkans see a future in soccer for their kids as they grow up. It’s nice to partner with an organization that actively works to include rural communities in the state to serve the kids. The beautiful game can be found anywhere – Rush gets that.”
-Liberty Siegle, Director of Operations

Welcome again to Sitka and GO RUSH!

Palmer Rush

Alaska Rush is very excited to announce the formation of a new partnership to bring Rush Soccer to the Valley!

Joining forces with Polar Vortex Soccer Club, the newly formed Polar Vortex Rush will provide opportunities for players in Palmer and the Valley to have access to all of the benefits of being a Rush club. This new branch will fall under the umbrella of Alaska Rush and be headed up by director Steve Rubinstein. When asked about the partnership, Steve said: “We are really excited to be entering into this partnership with Alaska Rush Soccer Club. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to offer high-level training and playing opportunities for kids in the Mat-Su, especially for kids from the Palmer end of the valley. We look forward to working with Rush locally and, as our players develop and grow into their new skills, hopefully regionally and nationally. The initial reception from Rush coaches across the country as well as the central Rush staff has been incredibly generous and welcoming.”

Alaska Rush Technical Director Brian Lux added: “This is a big move for us, we have always wanted to have a good presence in the Mat-Su area and this will be great for all the players and families involved. Not only can we strengthen the already great programs being run but we can offer new opportunities with our recreational and competitive branches here in Anchorage. The Polar Vortex Rush players will also have access to all of the great things Rush can offer, including Rush SelectRush Fest, and the Rush College Advisory Program. I am very excited to welcome Steve and his club to our family!”

Please check back soon for summer offerings and news from Polar Vortex Rush!