The Sporting Director and President of Flatirons Rush, Joe Webb, announced that Brad Camp will lead the Colorado Rush Pro Development USL 2 side during the 2022 season. Camp is currently serving as the Head Coach at Colorado Christian University.
His program has broken school records in wins and goal differential during the past two seasons. CCU finished 2021 at 10-5-1.
“I’m ecstatic to have Coach Camp coming on board to lead the team for the 2022 season, Webb told the Burgundy Wave. ” I can tell in my conversations with Coach Camp that he is going to bring a mentality and culture that will be a great fit for our program. Brad has a great track record in coaching and is going to help grow our program into a national contender.”
“We have a strong foundation and a good group in place from last year, and my goal is to provide a platform for the team to compete at the top of our conference. I am already buzzing after meeting a few of the players, and the season can’t come quick enough,” said Camp. He added, “I would like to say that I am excited to get to work. The planning, recruiting, and development of our ideas has already started, and I cannot wait to hit the field. This is such an exciting project. I am eager to develop the First team into an example for the [Flatirons Rush] Academy (USL Academy) to come alongside. I love the vision, the direction of Flatirons Rush.”
His 2022 USL Two team will be led by the likes of University of Kentucky captain Bailey Rouse, Vermont’s Luke Hansen, Rapids Academy graduates-Portland rugged middie, Greg Tracey, Central Arkansas’s Jerry Guiterrez, plus Dayton Flyer, Jake Feiner. Feiner played with both the Real Colorado Development Academy and Colorado Rush Development Academy.
Rouse, a Chatsfield High alumni, was named to Conference-USA (C-USA) All-Academic Team in 2020. The 5th year midfielder, appeared in all 19 matches, starting 18, and logged 1,736 minutes. Guiterrez played with the Colorado Rapids Development Academy from 2018-2019 and Colorado Rush Development Academy for four years. He participated in 12 U.S. Youth and Men’s National Team camps for the U14 and U16 U.S. Youth National Team and the U18 U.S. Men’s National Team.
USL League Two is considered a leader in pre-professional soccer in North America. Its franchises allow players to train and compete, maintaining their collegiate eligibility. Teams play early May through mid-July within four regional conferences in USL Two League and can opt in to compete in the Lamar Hunt Open. The USL League Two Championship takes place in early August. Forty-nine of the 75 players selected in the 2021 MLS Draft were USL League Two alumni.
Colorado Rush Pro Development teams play in the USL Two League Western Conference, Mountain Division. They finished their 2021 season with a 4-4-2 record, second in the table.
Information about the Colorado Rush USL Two program, including tryouts, can be found on their website.
Their affiliate Flatirons Rush USL Youth Academy program will be hosting tryouts on January 23, 29, and 30th in Superior, Colorado for 2002-2006 birth years youth. Click here for more information.