Virginia Beach, VA (July 1, 2022) – Virginia Rush is proud to announce the newest member to the full time coaching staff, Mike Kappas.  Mike has been with the club most recently as Director of Goalkeeping.  Mike started with the club as a recreational coach and over the many years worked as an Advanced coach, School of Excellence coach, competitive coach and recently Rush Select coach.  Mike has learned about the club on every level and seen every aspect of the Rush on a local and national program level. 

“I have gotten to know Mike over the last five years. He is a true Rush coach in every sense of the word and will be a wonderful addition to the club on a full time basis., said Matt Mittelstaedt, Technical Director.

Mike Kappas said “Been with the club for the last 17 years and coaching in all levels I am excited to become full time and look forward to growing with the club! A quote that I use often in life and share with my players: Find your dream/goal, set your path, put the work in and be patient. Excited to start this new journey in my life!!”



A global brand committed to providing an unparalleled soccer experience: Progressive. Ambitious. Comprehensive. Rush Soccer is committed to providing an unparalleled soccer experience for all who have interest in the game of soccer.  Rush Soccer promotes the development of character, the electricity of competition and the importance of pure enjoyment.  We accept the responsibility of teaching life lessons to our athletes to further their growth inside the game and out.  We believe that all players should be afforded an equal opportunity to explore their potential and participate in challenging circumstances that will yield positive outcomes.   We are committed to making soccer a pleasant, safe and rewarding experience for everyone involved, regardless of age or ability.  Through quality coaching, sound leadership and absolute sincerity, Rush Soccer will work to be the best soccer club in the nation.