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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS

1.       Will I get paid to play on the team?

  • No, this team is not a professional team.  
  • It is a developmental team for college athletes and others that want to further their development as soccer players which in some cases may be a future professional team. 
  • Note that the opportunity to play on this team is solely because of individuals and businesses willing to donate time and/or money to make this team possible.

2.       How will the team be determined?  

  • Ideally we will have enough players to create both a "First Team" and a "Reserve Team".
  • First Team players will be those that will compete for roster spots from game to game.
  • Reserve Team players will be those that do not make the First Team or prefer to just train with the team for the duration of the season.  NOTE:  Players on the Training Team may be selected / asked to fill roster spots on the First Team due to injuries, lack of numbers, or proving they belong on the First Team during training sessions.

3.       What will it cost me to play on the team?

  • First Team Players will be required to pay a total of $250 (per year) registration fee if / when they earn a roster spot on the First Team.
  • Training Team Players will be required to pay a total of $100 (per year) registration fee if / when they earn a spot on the Training Team.
  • WPSL charges players $28 each to register and take SafeSport training. This is the responsibility of each individual player.
  • Any tryout fees paid would be applied to the registration fee.
  • This is subject to change based on sponsorships and fundraising.

4.       Will I need to buy my own uniform?  

  • No.  Rush SPI and Capelli have provided uniforms for the First Team. We will be issuing a uniform that we will collect back at the end of the season to keep costs down. You may purchase additional pieces (i.e. socks) if you prefer, or wish to retain any uniform pieces. 
  • You may purchase WPSL merchandise or Quad Cities Rush merchandise on your own, but it is not required. 

5.    When will training sessions be held?  

  • The current plans are for training sessions are as follows:
    • Mon & Wed (7:00 - 8:30pm)
    • Tue & Thurs (5:30 - 7:00pm)
  • No training will be held on game nights and other adjustments will be made as needed based on team schedules.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

1.    I play on a Division 1 NCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  

  • Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

o    No involvement with team until May 1st.

o    No more than 5 players can be from the same D1 school

o    No coaches from your school can be involved with our team (coaching or administration)

2.    I play on a Division 2 NCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  

  • Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

o    Can participate at end of your school’s spring semester

o    No coaches from your school can be involved with our team (coaching or administration)

3.    I play on a Division 3 NCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  

  • Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

o    There is no limit on the number of student-athletes from the same NCAA Division II or III institution.

o    No member of the coaching staff of a member institution may be involved in any capacity (e.g., coach, official, player or league/team administrator) at any time (during academic year or summer) with an outside team that involved any student-athlete with eligibility remaining from the institution’s women’s soccer team.

4.    I play on a NAIA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  

  • Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

o    If you have had a break in enrollment or did not play with your team for a 12-month period (transfer, redshirt, injury, academic problems, etc.), your college eligibility may be affected by playing in WPSL.  

§  Inform our team if that is the case so we can work with you to understand your situation and get a ruling before you are added to the roster.

o    NAIA is very sensitive about participation in professional teams.  Our team is not a professional team (no paid players at all) and should not be referred to as professional or semi-professional, etc. for any reason.  The same is true when speaking about our opponents–They should not be referred to as professional teams.

o    NAIA coaches are allowed to be involved in WPSL teams as long as they are following existing recruiting guidelines while doing so (admin or coaching activities).

5.    I play on a NJCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  

  • Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

o    Coaches cannot play on the same team as student athletes.

o    No other restrictions

6.  I play on a High School team currently.  Can I play on this team?

  • Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

o   You are not allowed to train or play games with the WPSL team until your High School season officially ends.

o   No other restrictions 

7.  I am not a U.S. Citizen.  Can I play on this team?  

  • There is additional work required before you can be added to our roster.  
  • We will have to verify that US Soccer Federation and FIFA rules are being met.  
  • Please let us know your situation and we will review this on a case by case basis.

8.  I am a U.S. citizen, but I am registered with another country’s federation as a soccer player in that country (because I played/trained in that country).  Can I play on this team?     

  • For purposes of WPSL you are treated like a foreign player and we need to review your situation on a case by case basis to understand what is needed to make you eligible to play here.


OTHER

1.  Will I have insurance as a player on the team?  

  • Players are required to have primary health insurance (through their family or employer, etc.) but the team also carries WPSL secondary insurance that provides additional coverage for players participating in team activities.

2.  Are there other times that I could be asked to participate beyond the game schedule and practice schedule?  

  • Yes, there may be community events, scrimmages, or other events scheduled during the season for the benefit of the team as a whole.

  • Yes, there are gameday operation requirements for players not selected for the game day roster. This is an important piece of team unity, and to make this business model work.  We need your help. 
  • We understand that existing commitments may conflict with unknown team activities and the coaching and administration staff understands that.

Contact

Quad Cities Rush Soccer Club
P.O. Box 185 
Coal Valley, Illinois 61240

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