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Jan, 2020

Gretchen Ellis makes 2007 Rush Select International Italy Team

Gretchen Ellis has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime!  The opportunity to play internationally in Italy!  Ellis is a member of Quad Cities Rush, Illinois ODP and Rush Select.  Ellis plays on the Quad Cities Rush U13 team coached by Javier Sanchez.  Ellis is a dynamic player who can play multiple positions and is cool, calm and collected.  Ellis will join the Rush Select 2007 National Team and play with fellow all-star players from Rush clubs around the country.  They will head overseas in Spring 2020 to compete against teams in Italy.  Congratulations!

The Rush Select Program is designed to give extended opportunities to the elite level players in Rush. This allows the top players in individual clubs to play with players at and above their level. Domestically it gives older players additional opportunities to be recruited at college showcase events that perhaps their local club will not be invited to, and allow the younger players to compete against the best players in the country. The Rush Select teams also have the opportunity to travel internationally, training and playing games against local, regional and youth professional teams from various nations. There are international training programs and international tournaments of which both often include attendance to professional games including Champions League games. The immediate goal of the program is to win, so players are selected based on their ability to help the team win and not necessarily for the long term potential development. The long term goal is to identify and put players in a competitive environment for the potential selection for a Rush men's and women's professional team.


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P.O. Box 185 
Coal Valley, Illinois 61240


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