Youth Development Academy



The Calcio Hawks Rush Youth Development Academy program (YDA) caters to boys and girls with birth years 2013-2009.  The YDA program focuses on early youth soccer development.  It introduces the game to these young players in a fun and dynamic fashion through the use of age-appropriate skill activities and small-sided games, where “learning” the game is just as important and exciting as “playing” the game.

We will open this up to Club AND Non-Club Players.*

Calcio Hawks Rush YDA program is specifically designed for young athletes ages 8-12 years old.  Our club’s Directors have developed a curriculum and training method that is in line with the US Soccer Federation player development initiatives.  Each YDA season lasts approximately 5 weeks long.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Footwork
  • Passing technique
  • Shooting technique
  • Dribbling
  • Decision Making

The Youth Development Academy is led by Calcio Hawks Rush coaches and professional staff.

All players are expected to bring a soccer ball, shin guards, and their favorite drink to all sessions.

program age group: U8-U13
Contact info:
Cost range: $60


Spring 2022 Timeline

First Session
Tuesday March 15th 5p – 6p
Tuesday March 22nd 5p – 6p
Tuesday March 29th 5p – 6p
Tuesday April 5th 5p – 6p
Tuesday April 12th 5p – 6p

Second Session
Tuesday April 26th 5p – 6p
Tuesday May 3rd 5p – 6p
Tuesday May 10th 5p – 6p
Tuesday May 17th 5p – 6p
Tuesday May 24th 5p – 6p

Ryan Tallman

Academy Director

Want to Join Rush Academy?



1502 Davis Avenue
Johnston City, IL 62951

Phone: 270-206-1744


Monday - Thursday: 9:00a - 4:00p

Friday: 10:00a - 2:00p

Saturday & Sunday: Closed