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RUSH SOCCER DEVELOPMENT

Rush Soccer Development is the best solution and the top provider in the market of professional services for soccer clubs that are interested in serving their memberships and staff with services that only a handful of top professional clubs in the world can. A world class training methodology with an app that allows coaches to automatize training plans, a video analysis department, a mental health program, an at-home complementary training program for all players in all age groups, an online learning platform with courses for coaches, players, and parents, and a team of world class professionals to assist and customize solutions to the specifics of your club are just some of the highlights of Rush Soccer Development.

Pablo Toledo is Rush Soccer’s Sporting Project & Coaching Education Director. Apart from a highly licensed and experienced professional in coaching and physical education, he is a graduated Economist with a Master’s degree in Project Evaluation. In his current role, he leads a team of professionals that focuses on the continual enhancement of Rush Soccer’s player development approach and the worldwide implementation of the Rush Way.

Chris Rue is Rush Soccer’s Futsal Director. As a coach, he started his career as an assistant at his alma mater, FIU in 1996, where they lost in the NCAA Div 1 National finals.  This was a valuable experience that he leans on to this day. With the birth of his two sons, he became involved in the grassroots as a volunteer coach in the local recreational league while coaching High School at his alma mater, Jupiter High School. Chris has been coaching at the youth club level ever since and has been fortunate to coach at the Development Academy level and now MLS Next. Chris is passionate about player development and has found Futsal to be an incredible tool to do just that.  

Santiago Figueyra is RSD’s Mental Health Program Leader. Santiago is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and played soccer since he can remember. At his early 20’s he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and soon after accomplished his Ontological Coaching Certification. He worked several years in Human Resources for some of the largest companies in the world, such as Nalco Water and ExxonMobil. A lifelong traveler, he visited over 30 countries and published a novel of his travels. He is currently finishing a degree in psychology with the intention of specializing in sports.

Sean Connors is Rush Soccer’s Global Goalkeeping Director and he joined Rush Soccer Staff, bringing Goalkeeping Coaching experience from Youth and College levels all across the United States.  The Buffalo, NY., native has worked with Washington Rush as the Director of Goalkeeping since 2013 and in spring 2021 was promoted to Director of Soccer. From 2012-2016, Sean coached at Seattle Pacific University for the Women’s Soccer Team.  Prior, Sean coached at Humboldt State University in California, and at St. John Fisher College in New York, for both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams. 

Kenny Skinner joined the Rush Soccer Development Department in November 2021 under the role of RSD Implementation Manager. Federico brings many years of being a soccer coach and Technical Director and his position looks to help you find ways to help these programs be used best at your club. If you’re looking for your club to get the most out of the programs available at Rush Soccer Development you should reach out to Kenny. 

Born in the US and raised in South America, Raul Tieffenberg is Rush Soccer’s Performance Analyst and has a wide background in soccer, playing his entire youth and college years in Argentina and Chile till graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. As a coach, he got his Technical Director License in Argentina and worked with different professional coaching staffs as lead analyst, including C.A. Velez Sarsfield, where he worked alongside coaches like Mauricio Pellegrino and Gabriel Heinze. Apart from Rush Soccer’s Performance Analyst, he’s a professional scout. 

Nebio Merola is a Performance Analyst for Rush Soccer. He is a soccer technical director graduated in Argentina, where he currently lives. He started his career working as a Performance Analyst for several Argentinian second division teams. Later on in his career he became part of the Argentine U20 and U23 team that won the 2020 pre-Olympic. His last job was for the Venezuelan National Team. He is a soccer fanatic and a lover of analyzing and planning different strategies.

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This drill is designed to help you improve your ball control. This is a great drill to help you develop the ball control that will enable you to cut and change direction quickly. Goal: When you reach the point of being able to do whatever you want with the ball; you will have more fun playing the game.
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