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Virginia Rush and Trace Expand PartnershipBy Reann Dvorscek
Reann works with Trace to educate clubs and partners on utilizing video to generate club awareness and increase player engagement.

Virginia Rush and Trace Expand Partnership

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Virginia Rush and Trace Deepen Club Relationship

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA + AUSTIN, TX (April 14, 2021) – Virginia Rush Soccer Club and Trace Soccer are excited to announce an expanded partnership for the 2021-22 season. Virginia Rush will be outfitting both girls and boys teams with the Trace game film system. Teams will be able to automatically film games, create Trace iD recruiting profiles for each player, and receive educational content for both players and coaches from Trace’s on-staff experts

As members of Rush Nation, the club will also receive discounted pricing and additional benefits under Trace and Rush’s national partnership.

“We have been using Trace for the past year and the experience has been nothing but first-class.”

Matt Mittelstaedt, Technical Director, Virginia Rush

Virginia Rush was one of the founding teams to adopt the Rush name and Rush way, and is one of the only soccer clubs in Southeastern Virginia to have developmental, advanced, and competitive programs for players at every level. 

“We have been using Trace for the past year and the experience has been nothing but first-class,” said Matt Mittelstaedt, Technical Director.  “Being able to work with the teams and players using the video medium has pushed the player development to the next level.  Definitely looking forward to enhancing our partnership with Trace and providing this service to more of our athletes to help our players develop.”

With numerous players, providing personalized video analysis for each player is no small feat. Trace’s AI camera automatically edits and delivers personalized moment playlists to each player’s inbox after every game, requiring no extra editing time by coaches, parents, or club staff. 

As video becomes more crucial than ever for player development and recruiting, Virginia Rush is committed to providing its teams with new and innovative ways to reach college coaches. Trace iD, Trace’s own recruiting platform, allows players to create the ultimate highlight reel and take control of their own recruiting process. Simply select your best match moments, add them to your Trace iD, and seamlessly share the playlist link with college coaches across the country. 

By collaborating with Trace, Virginia Rush now has the tools to foster development for both players and coaches, increases player retention within the club and provides additional exposure to recruiting-age players, all under one platform.

Virginia Rush SC joins over 60 other clubs and organizations that have partnered with Trace for large scale adoption within their organization.

Are you a Rush Nation Team looking to try Trace? Fill out the form below.

About Trace:
Trace is a sports technology company that is changing the way teams and clubs film and consume soccer video. Trace uses a robot camera, GPS sensors, and powerful software to film the game and create moments for every player automatically. With Trace, coaching, player development, and recruiting are seamless. 


Twitter: @traceupInstagram: @traceup  |  Facebook: /traceup

Maggy Mahalick | Director of Strategic Partnerships 

About Virginia Rush:

Virginia Rush is one of the only soccer clubs in Southeastern Virginia to have developmental, advanced and competitive, along with many other programs to create a soccer experience for every level. The club currently has 2,500 players participating in a variety of programs. The Virginia Rush has become a model club for the state. The work of the staff has provided benefits to the players since their inception, with numerous  state cup championship teams, two finalists and 10 teams advancing to the final four.


Instagram: @virginiarushsoccer  |  Facebook: /varushsoccer/ | Twitter: @VARushSoccer

Matthew Mittelstaedt | Technical Director

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