Lake Country Soccer has partnered with FC Legacy, Magic Soccer Club and other soccer organizations in Southwest Missouri, to form Southwest MO Rush.  Southwest MO Rush will partner with MO Rush out of St. Louis, and will be an affiliate of Rush Soccer.  More information on the global reach of Rush Soccer can be found at

SWMO Rush is dedicated to the development of all soccer players.  The focus is to provide a developmental environment that enables any player to reach their soccer-related goals.  SWMO Rush’s professional coaching staff will utilize tools available through Rush Soccer to enhance the individual development of each player.  SWMO Rush promote a strong sense of sportsmanship, utilize the diversity within its coaching staff and create a welcoming environment for players at all levels.

As an affiliate of Rush Soccer, SWMO Rush will benefit from access to vendors and contacts within the Rush Soccer System and the many resources put out through Rush’s player and coach development pages.

From Rush Soccer: “Rush Soccer partners with over a hundred clubs across the globe in pursuance of fulfilling its very mission: to provide an unparalleled soccer experience: Progressive. Ambitious. Comprehensive. 

With over 32,000 players involved in the Rush network, Rush Soccer focuses on the formation and expansion of a developmental pyramid, creating pathways not only for the elite players but its entire membership. 

As one of the largest professional development systems in the world - and with an ever-expanding global footprint - Rush Soccer is creating a professional pathway for players and coaches unavailable anywhere else in the world."

 SWMO Rush is currently searching for a director of coaching that will lead the club into its inaugural year.  The current SWMO Rush staff is as follows:

  • Executive Director, Lake Country Soccer: John Markey
  • Director of Coaching: (search in progress)
  • Technical Director: Thaylan Johnson
  • Boys Director: Tyler Bennett
  • Girls Director: (search in progress)
  • Academy Director: Bruce Deaton
  • Assistant Academy Director: Hakim Tahiri

Lake Country Soccer will work in coordination with the Springfield Sports Commission for a new soccer event by inviting many of the 100 Rush affiliate clubs to Springfield for an annual event.  With Rush Clubs throughout the region, teams will be invited to Springfield for a chance to compete and share fellowship with Rush players and coaches from throughout the region.

For more information on SWMO Rush Soccer, email:

Important dates to note:

  • Tryouts for Competitive Rush teams will be June 6-13 at Lake Country Soccer’s Cooper Family Soccer Complex
  • Registration for Rush recreational teams will open by July 1. 

Dates and times for SWMO Rush Town Hall Meetings will be announced as soon as available.