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Uniforms

Created on Monday, 06 June 2011 22:49

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Pictured above, 2011-2012 Women's Kit and 2010-2011 Men's Kit.
 
2011 Women's Rush Kit Pricing and Ordering Details

2011 Women's Kit Sizing Info 

Uniform Policies

1) Rush Soccer Club proudly wears Nike uniforms and apparel exclusively throughout soccer operations, especially through uniform usage in its competitive and developmental soccer programs.  The club believes strongly in the competitive benefits that Nike apparel and equipment technology and styling provide our teams.

2) The Rush Soccer maintains a national trademark with the US Patent Office on the Rush name and logos and retains all rights to their use.  As licensees of the Rush name, Rush partner organizations are bound to the trademark usage policies of  Rush Soccer.

3) The Nike- Rush relationship is governed by a sponsorship contract that, in part, stipulates that the Rush may not endorse any other branded apparel or equipment manufacturer.  It is the policy of the Rush to consider the application of its name, logos and trademarks on any apparel or equipment item an endorsement of that item.  The result of that policy is to therefore prohibit the use of the Rush name and logos on any apparel or equipment item that competes with a similar Nike apparel or equipment item.

4) Beyond that, the Rush Soccer considers our name and logo to be effectively co-branded with Nike within the soccer world, and the Nike logo will accompany the Rush logo on a portion of our promotional and collateral materials.

5) All Rush partner clubs are expected to transition into Nike uniforms and use Nike equipment upon entry into the Rush Soccer partnership program. 

6) Your club must agree to achieving as soon as practical the following minimum uniform purchase commitment:

a. (1) Rush Uniform Kit  (one uniform it includes (2) jerseys, (2) shorts and (2) two pairs of socks),  purchased every two years for each competitive player fielded by the club.

7) Your club is asked to synchronize its uniform re-order cycle with that of the rest of the Rush Soccer organization, which means launching a new boys competitive uniform in the fall of even numbered years and a new girls competitive uniforms in odd numbered years.  This cycle corresponds to Nike's uniform production cycle.

8) Given that demographic considerations may affect an individual club's ability achieve the standards set above within a particular timeframe, clubs will be offered some flexibility in phasing in the purchase requirements above while still enjoying promotional support from Nike.  However, the on-field image of the Rush organization as a whole is strongly tied to the official club uniform, and Rush Soccer urges all partner clubs to achieve the standard above as soon as it is feasible.  Our goal is to have each of our clubs wearing identical uniform and training kits at all events nationwide. 

9) Rush partner clubs agree to allow Nike at least eight months to process and deliver promotional and retail product upon notification of a partner club's initiation into the Rush partnership program.  While Nike will make best efforts to deliver product as needed, Nike's product fulfillment deadlines will be marked eight months from notification/submission of orders.

10) Rush partner clubs that are outfitted in Nike may use Nike marks in advertising and promotion, including field boards, banners, website design, written materials and other marketing and/or advertising, subject to approval by Nike.  Please submit any materials that use the Nike marks to Kendra Auston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for approval prior to production.

11) Rush Soccer team uniform policies & exclusions:  Rush Soccer maintains a two-year purchase policy for our boys and girls competitive teams that is compliant with the existing sponsorship agreement between the Club and Nike. All competitive teams are required to purchase a new kit every two years or upon the introduction of a new style by Nike, whichever is longer. Uniforms must be purchased and used in league/tournament play for each team's respective state Youth Soccer Association season immediately following the uniform launch. Teams WILL NOT be asked to buy replacement uniforms for the identical style and color that they already own.

a. Exclusion to the above policy for competitive teams in their inaugural season:

All teams joining a Rush competitive program in years in which a new Nike kit is NOT introduced will be permitted to play in their existing uniform (i.e. the Nike Park recreational uniform) until a new Nike kit is introduced. Teams may purchase the competitive uniform current at the time of their joining the competitive program, at the discretion of their individual coach or Director of Coaching, but they will still be required to purchase a new kit upon the next introduction of a new uniform style.

  • Example 1: Team 1 joins the competitive program in Fall 2009. Nike is planning a new kit launch in Fall 2010. Team 1 will be permitted to play in their Park uniform during the Fall '09 and Spring '10 seasons, and will then be required to purchase the new kit in Fall 2010 and every two years after that.
  • Example 2: Team 2 joins the competitive program in Fall 2010. Nike is planning a new kit launch in Fall 2010. Team 2 will be required to purchase the new kit for their inaugural Fall 2010 season and every two years after that.
  • Example 3: Team 3 joins the competitive program in Fall 2009. Nike is planning a new kit launch in Fall 2010. Team 3 is not required to purchase a new uniform for the Fall 2009 season, but they decide to do so at the discretion of their coach. Team 3 would still be required to purchase the new Nike kit in the Fall 2010.

b. Exclusion to the above policy for competitive teams in their final season:
For teams that are playing in their final year in the Club's competitive program, if that year coincides with the launch of a new Nike uniform kit, then they will not be required to purchase the new kit and will be permitted to finish their Rush tenure in their current kit.

  • Example 1: Team 1 plays U18 in Fall 2009. Nike introduces a new kit in Fall 2009. Since it is their last year in the Club, Team 1 will not be required to purchase the new '09 kit, but they may do so at the discretion of their individual coach or Director of Coaching.
  • Example 2: Team 2 plays U17 in Fall 2009. Nike introduces a new kit in Fall 2009. Team 3 will be required to purchase the new kit for the Fall 2009 season.

12) Uniform Numbering:   All competitive team uniforms must display numbers. The Rush numbering system is as follows: 00, 0, 1 for goalkeepers only; 2-22 for field players only. Our goal is for all partners to follow this system as close as possible.  However, we have provided a couple of alternatives that would help in eliminating duplicate number conflicts with players when player movement occurs.  Age groups with multiple teams that play 8v8 would follow this alternative numbering system:

  • 1st team:  0-10, 2nd team:  11-20, 3rd team:  21-30, 4th team:  31-40 5th team: start from beginning

Age groups with multiple teams that play 11v11 would follow this alternative numbering system:

  • 1st team:  00, 0, 1 for goalkeepers only; 2-20 for field players only.
  • 2nd team:  00, 0, 1 for goalkeepers only; 21-39 for field players only.

13) Uniform Patches:  Rush Soccer reserves the exclusive right to place patches or logos on official competitive uniforms (jerseys & shorts), and individual clubs are asked to refrain from offering such placement to any potential sponsor or other partner or to use such placements for their own club logos or marks.  Individual Rush clubs may offer patch or logo placement on official warm-ups and equipment bags and are encouraged to do so at their discretion.

14) Uniform Kit Modifications:  Rush Soccer strongly discourages clubs from altering the official Rush uniform kits.  All of our arrangements with Eurosport (customization, pricing, rebating and inventory forecasting, etc.) are predicated on the product styles and colors as selected by Rush Soccer. Beyond that, it is our goal to have a standard uniform for all Rush competitive players nationwide.  While we are sympathetic to the fact that local conditions may argue against a certain kit and/or color package, with twenty-three clubs in the Rush Soccer family at present, allowing exceptions based on local conditions is something we are reluctant to do.

Ordering Uniforms through Eurosport
Ordering of official Rush uniform kits from our exclusive supplier, Eurosport, must be done through individual team managers. Team managers have official electronic Eurosport ordering forms and pricing information and will coordinate and submit your team and individual uniform orders. It is preferable that a single point of contact for each Rush team submit orders to Eurosport, so Rush Soccer asks that you order all of your uniform kits through your team manager. For a preview of available kits, please browse the appropriate link(s) below.   

R.E.A.C.H. Uniform Program
In June of 2010, the R.E.A.C.H. program implemented its first coordinated and comprehensive  used uniform collection program* in an effort to greatly scale-up the number of uniforms distributed around the world.The Rush registers over 37,000 soccer players of which approximately 12,000 are in the “travel” program.  That equates to roughly 6,000 competitive girl soccer players and 6,000 competitive boy soccer players.  Because of our partnership with Nike and Eurosoport, “travel” soccer players are required to purchase new Kits (two jerseys, two shorts, and two socks) every two years.  This happens every year with the girls purchasing new Kits on odd calendar years and the boys purchasing new Kits on even calendar years.  When the uniform is ordered and distributed to the players, the player has the option to bring in his used uniform kit for a $20.00 credit**.  We will collect approximately 4,500 used uniform kits. Over ten years, that table represents 45,000 uniforms distributed throughout the world!  The impact both from a humanitarian side and marketing side is staggering.  This does not include additional pieces of soccer equipment such as balls, shin guards, warm up jackets and pants, etc. estimated at 300,000 pieces.  If handled properly, the 45,000 target could easily be tripled for a total of 135,000 uniforms distributed to children.

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