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 Director of Coaching
Matt Foster
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Northern Colorado Rush Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Matthew (Matt) Foster has been hired as Director of Coaching. Matt will begin his role on September 10, 2019.  

Matt comes to us from Overland Park, Kansas where he was the Recreational Program Coordinator/Age Group Director and head coach for five competitive teams (U9 boys-U12 girls).  He brings a driving passion and positive leadership to NorCo Rush . . . we are thrilled to have him."

The coaches, players, and parents will see a lot of Matt on the field, either working directly with teams and/or coaches.  He will spend a considerable amount of time communicating with coaches and players. One of his many strengths is that players enjoy the game while developing within a community club.   He is looking forward to becoming a part of our NorCo Rush family. Matt commented, "I’m very excited to begin my journey with NorCo Rush. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone involved and helping the club grow over the coming years. I’m already confident after meeting with the board and a couple of coaches that this is a great environment for any player.  This is the type of club I want to be a part of and I’m honored to be given such a great opportunity.” 

Education:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Coaching Development from Liverpool John Moores University
  •  BTEC National Diploma in Coaching Development & Fitness, Priestley College
  •  FA Level 1 and 2 Football (USSF ’C’ License equivalent)
  •  USSF ‘D’ License (new curriculum)
  •  Sports Coach UK – An Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement
  •  Personal Training/Gym Instruction Level 2

Coaching Experience:

  •  Puma Futbol Club:  Recreational Program Coordinator/Age Group Director and head coach for five competitive teams (from U9 boys – U12 girls)
  •  Challenger Sports:  Academy Coach and Camp Director
  •  Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England – 1st Team Coach
  •  Manchester United, Manchester & Everton Football Club, Liverpool, England:  Community Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Priestley College, Warrington, England
  • Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England
Matt is passionate about soccer in every aspect, he is a Manchester United fan, and he loves spending time with his girlfriend, Ashley, and her family, especially their two pups Hoosier and Eleven.




Director of Goalkeeping 
Mason Portalski 


Northern Colorado Rush is pleased to welcome Mason Portalski as the club’s new Goalkeeper Coach. Portalski, the current Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach at the University of Northern Colorado, brings valuable coaching and playing experience to Norco Rush and will be an exciting addition to the growing organization.

Portalski as a goalkeeper for the men’s team from 2012-13. He currently holds a USSF “E” coaching license and NSCAA Level I and II Goalkeeping diplomas. 




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