About Us
Meet the Team!

RUSH SOCCER DEVELOPMENT

In simple words, RSD is Rush Soccer's department that focuses on the development of coaches, players, and parents, and the union of us all under a common vision and belief. We are the main promoters of the Rush Way.

Our approach includes four cornerstone duties:

  • Developing and promoting The Rush Way.
  • Assisting our clubs in their context specific needs. 
  • Making top-quality learning resources and events available for all of our coaches, players, parents, and clubs.
  • Contributing to the extension of career developmental pathways, progressively building our developmental pyramid.

“Where The Trails Of Passion & Purpose Meet, Begins The Path To Victory’ – Rush Soccer

PABLO TOLEDO

Sporting Project Director

Pablo Toledo, Rush Soccer’s Sporting Project Director, and leads this team by bringing a combination of coaching education and project management skills that reflect in his education and experience.
Once an Economist with a Master’s Degree in Project Evaluation working as a Project Manager for some of the largest corporations in the world, who later on fostered his soccer dreams and achieved multiple USSF and CONMEBOL coaching licenses, as well as postgraduate studies in Sports Training, specializing in Soccer Conditioning.

CHRIS PANAYIOTOU

Developmental Director

Chris is currently the Developmental Director for Rush Soccer and Developmental Director of Coaching at Virginia Rush. Chris runs monthly Developmental webinars/calls with expert speakers and specialists. Chris also has served as MC at the Rush FEST and also runs a free Developmental Camp with Rush staff and volunteers for siblings at Rush FEST. Prior to working for VA Rush, Chris held the Youth Director of Coaching Position at MYSC and now Wisconsin Rush.
Chris holds UEFA “B” License, “Y” License, Premier Diploma, F.A. Preliminary Badge, as well as his USSF “B” and USSF “C” Licenses.

SEAN CONNORS

Global Goalkeeping Director

Sean Connors joined the Coach & Player Development team in January, 2021, in the role of Global Goalkeeping Director, bringing his extensive coaching experience at 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 Technical Director of the club since 2021. 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.

FEDERICO LOPEZ FREY

C&PD Project Coordinator

Federico Lopez Frey joined the Coach Development Department in July 2020 under the role of Project Coordinator. Federico brings multiple years of experience as a soccer journalist and editor and his position is the engine behind all of our programs, covering the multiple roles of journalist, editor, webmaster, and administrative lead, to make sure the entire department runs smoothly and delivers on time, top quality content.

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