Valley Rush is one of Southern California’s premier youth sports organizations.  We offer a year-round selection of sports including track & field, football, cheerleading and basketball.  We welcome athletes from the ages of 4-17 to participate in our programs.

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Valley Rush Buckeyes aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete.  As a proud member of the Gold Coast Youth Football League (GCYFL) we are excited to bring decades of high-caliber coaching experience to the athletes of the San Fernando Valley in the form of tackle football.

Below are some FAQs:

Q: How do I sign up?
Complete the player registration form below.  In order to register, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required for each athlete.

Q: What is the registration fee?  What does it include? Is there a sibling discount?
A: The early-bird registration fee is $550 if paid in full prior to May 31, 2023.  On June 1, the registration fee will increase to $600.  We offer a $50 discount for the first sibling and a $100 discount for the second sibling.

This fee includes a practice jersey, two game jerseys (one red and one white), two pair of game pants, shoulder pads, and a helmet.

Athletes get to keep the practice jersey and the personalized game jerseys.  All other equipment must be returned.  In the event of loss or excessive damage (beyond normal wear and tear), replacement gear will be charged at the fair market value of the item at the time of purchase.

Q: Is a physical required?
All athletes will need a current physical, dated after November 30, 2022, stamped by a physician. The physical form can be found here.

Q: When and where are practices and games?
Starting April 23 – camps are held on Sundays from 10:00 – 11:00 am at Louise Park.

Here are some additional key dates for the 2023 season:

Date Event Location
Monday, July 17 Starting Monday July 17, 2023 practices will be Monday – Friday from 6-8 pm at Louise Park, located at 7140 Louise Ave in Lake Balboa.

20 hours of practice is required before any hitting drills can take place.

Louise Park
Monday, August 14 Practices will drop down to three days per week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the remainder of the season. Louise Park
Saturday, August 5 MANDATORY WEIGH INS Royal High School
Simi Valley
Saturday, August 12 Jamboree TBD
Saturday, August 26 Week 1 Games TBD

Q: What additional items will I need to purchase?
Football players will also need the following equipment:

  • Chinstrap
  • Mouthpiece(s)
  • Football Cleats
  • Black integrated practice pants (Nike, Adidas)
  • Girdle
  • Optional items include cup, gloves, padded compression shirts, back flaps, etc.
  • Visors can not be mirrored or dark.

Corporate Sponsorship Request
There are numerous areas of our program that present opportunities for improvement and renewed support.  In order to ensure a successful program, we rely on local businesses that serve our community to provide sponsorships to help generate financial support for our program. Our athletes spend many long hours preparing to be the best they can be and are very deserving of your support. We appreciate any amount you can give and thank you in advance for your generous support!  Please see the sponsorship opportunities available: RUSH Sponsorship Request

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Speed Training

Generating success often relies on the groundwork that is laid in the off-season and pre-season. Coach Terrell, president of San Fernando Valley Rush, has put together a new speed and agility program geared for athletes looking to produce at the next level. This program allows athletes to enhance all the skills needed for sports: coordination, agility, acceleration, speed, power, balance and reaction.

The combination of speed, agility and speed endurance an athlete requires is determined by his or her sport.  However, regardless of the event, there are several methods of training that are integral to developing a fast athlete.  Although developing speed and agility is a long-term process, every step will help you gain an advantage over your competition.  For youth athletes this involves focusing on:

  • Proper acceleration, sprinting, and change-of-direction mechanics/technique
  • Single and double leg strength and explosive power
  • Good mobility (functional flexibility), especially in the hips and ankles
  • Core stability and body control in all planes
  • Speed and agility in sport-specific movements
  • Pattern recognition and the ability to anticipate and react to cues

Coach Terrell’s training clinics are designed for the whole family and covers:

  • Strength Training
  • Power & Plyometrics
  • Speed Training
  • Lateral Skills & Agility
  • Vertical Jump Technique
  • Ladder Drills
  • Core Training
  • Form & Technique
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