We are excited to officially announce Cajun Soccer Club will be affiliating with Rush Soccer to become, Cajun Rush! Rush Soccer is an international soccer organization with headquarters in the US with over 35,000 players in 36 states in the U.S. and another 41 countries across 6 continents - a true leader in the sport. Rush offers a variety of unique opportunities with access to a cooperative system of shared training and coaching systems, proven player development programs and expanded player and team opportunities.
The formation of Cajun Rush emphasizes our Core Value of remaining at the forefront of soccer innovation and development. We strive to remain leaders in player development by partnering with this prestigious and proven Rush organization, we will introduce countless benefits to our players, coaches and overall membership. We will gain access to the unprecedented amount of work and knowledge that Rush has gathered through their years of development, this type of knowledge and access to resources can’t be duplicated. From the grassroots coaching education, to access to the US Soccer's Development Academy (both boys and girls), and stakes in multiple professional teams across the world; Rush Soccer has proven itself as a world-wide brand.
A major piece of this affiliation is the ability to keep the name Cajun as we believe our tie to the local community, the Acadiana region, and the state of Louisiana is something special. This will enable us to pay respect to the past as we look forward into the future as Cajun Rush. In most affiliations, like MLS affiliates, clubs lack the local feel and identity. Rush welcomes our Cajun culture and we are thrilled to hear they wanted to keep our name. This organization believes our club can add a valuable piece to the world-wide network that is already in place. Because of beliefs like this, our club aligns perfectly with Rush Soccer's vision of bringing like-minded clubs from around the world together to create a player base which is unmatched in both quality and quantity. Cajun Rush will be special!
“The transition to Cajun Rush will enhance our ability to provide players and teams with high quality developmental opportunities. We are extremely excited and honored to be welcomed into the Rush family!” Said Marcus Theunissen, LYSA/CSC President.
Tim Schulz, President & CEO of Rush Soccer, had this to say, "We are honored to have Cajun SC join our organization as Cajun Rush. Our values and aim for player development align perfectly and I couldn’t think of a better fit for both parties. I’m extremely excited."
Michael Ritch, Executive Director of LYSA/CSC, said, "I'm proud to be a part of a club that is constantly pushing to provide our players and coaches with more opportunities. Cajun Soccer Club has always worked to provide more for our players and Rush Soccer provides a new avenue for player and coach development. Rush Soccer truly believes in their values and the people they work with and as such, I believe we align perfectly with the vision and development model of Rush Soccer.
I'm excited about what the future holds for our players and their continued development as we strive to be on the forefront of soccer in Louisiana. This affiliation will create avenues for our players that just aren't available to most clubs. I'd like to thank Tim Schulz (Rush President and CEO) and Justin Miller (Rush Director of Operations) for their belief in Cajun Soccer Club and the opportunity to be part of the future of Rush Soccer."
We Are Cajun Rush!
As we know there will be questions, we have compiled several informational documents and will be holding an informational social on January 22, 2020. More information on this event will be out shortly as we introduce Cajun Rush to Lafayette, Acadiana, Louisiana and the World. We will continue to provide opportunities for players looking for the best soccer culture in Louisiana.
As always, we will continue to Lead The Way!
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