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Our Coaching and Administrative Staff
Alaska Rush takes great pride in the coaches that coach for the club. In fact, they are the cornerstone and backbone of who and what we are.

Developing soccer players is the primary objective for our coaches, but what cannot be underestimated is the importance of coaches shaping lives. Gone are the days when coaching responsibilities consist of working with X's and O's. Today, coaches must not only be technically proficient and tactically sound, but also have an understanding of how to teach players to take care of their bodies and minds. Running sprints is no longer the only method of maintaining fitness. Today's athlete must understand the importance of endurance for sure, but strength, coordination, nutrition are all facets of physical conditioning. Understanding the psyche of youth players and managing those players is also a key component in coaching. Today's coaches must be able to motivate and build self-esteem in their players. All this simply means we need quality, well-rounded men and women to lead our youth to success both on and off the field. Coaches are now teachers, motivators, psychologist, mentors and more.

Our coaches continually strive to develop players on and off the pitch. It is a great privilege to coach in the Rush, the premier soccer organization in the world.

The administrative staff for Alaska Rush is also a key component to our club's overall success. We have a diverse staff of men and women who ensure that the club's day to day needs are met. Whether it is assisting the club's directors, sponsorship and fundraising, handling registration, answering phone calls and emails or simply working on general club business there are a few things that one will find consistent. The Rush administrative staff is constantly striving to be organized, professional and courteous while making sure that the wants and needs of our members is priority number one.

The administrative branch of our club plays a role in every championship we win, every player we develop and every branch partner with whom we team.

Chain of Command
Any concerns questions comments should follow the chain of command designed by the Rush.  The communication chain should progress as follows: Head Coach of the team, Director of Coaching (of respective age/gender group), Technical Director, President  & C.E.O., Board of Directors.  Every effort must be made to adhere to the flow chart.


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Coaching and Administrative Staff
Title/Position Name/Profile
Technical Director
UEFA B License
USSF B License
Director of Coaching Boys
NSCAA National Diploma
Director of Coaching Girls
USSF D License
Director of Goalkeeper Development
Steve Medina
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
Camp Director
C.A.P. Director  Dan Rufner  
School of Excellence Coordinator Terry Curran
R.E.A.C.H. Coordinator
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Office Manager
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Office Manager
Elite Programs
Lead Technical Coach - Next:1 Training 
AYSA E License
Lead Goalkeeper Coach - GK:1 Training
USSF C License
Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach - PT4U
USSF D License
Lead Coach - The Future
USSF D License
 Seniors
U19G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 97/98G
NSCAA National Diploma
U17G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 99G 
NSCAA National Diploma
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 99G Black
AYSA E License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 99G Black Chris Hoke
AYSA E License 
U16B Head Coach - Fairbanks Rush 00B John Denny
U16G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 00G Brian Farrell
USSF D License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 00G 
USSF D License
Juniors
U15B Head Coach - Fairbanks Rush 01B 

USSF C License

 

U15B Head Coach - Alaska Rush 01B 
AYSA E License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 01B
USSF D License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 01B 
Yordani Bermudez
U14B
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 02B
USSF B License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 02B
AYSA E License
U14B
Head Coach - Fairbanks Rush 02B

USSF C License

U14G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 02G 
NSCAA National Diploma
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 02G  Melany Luiten
USSF D License  
U13B Head Coach - Alaska Rush 03B Chris Hoke
AYSA E License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 03B 
Sean Schubert
IYSA E License 
U13B Head Coach - Fairbanks Rush 03B  USSF D License 
Assistant Coach - Fairbanks Rush 03B 
Cody Shipman

AYSA E License 

U13G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 03G 
USSF D License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 03G 
Mercedes Curran
AYSA E License 
Youth
U12B Head Coach - Alaska Rush 04B 
Obed Vargas
AYSA E License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 04B
AYSA E License 
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 04B Black
UEFA B License
USSF B License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 04B Black
AYSA E License
U12G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 04G 
UEFA B License
USSF B License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 04G John Johnson
AYSA E License  
U11B Head Coach - Alaska Rush 05B
NSCAA National Diploma 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 05B 
Darby Judd
AYSA E License  
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 05B Black 
AYSA E License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 05B Black
U11G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 05G 
USSF D License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 05G  Yordani Bermudez 
SOE Academy
U10B Head Coach - Alaska Rush 06B
AYSA E License
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 06B
 
U10G Head Coach - Alaska Rush 06G
AYSA E License 
Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 06G
Yordani Bermudez
Alaska Rush School of Excellence
School of Excellence Coordinator
USSF D License 
U10B
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U10B Bantams
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 06B
AYSA E License
U10G
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U10G Bantams
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 06G
AYSA E License
U9B
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U9B Bantams
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 07B
AYSA E License
U9G 
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U9G Bantams
Head Coach - Alaska Rush 07G
NSCAA National Diploma 
U8B 
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U8B Cadets
UEFA B License
USSF B License
U8G 
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U8G Cadets
UEFA B License
USSF B License
U6B 
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U6B Micros

U6G 
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U6G Micros

U4 
Lead Coach - School of Excellence: U4 Beginnings
USSF D License

Athletic Trainer

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