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Cajun Rush

2022-2023 Season

9U Bantam Juniors

Program Overview 

The Bantam Juniors Division at Cajun Rush aims to prepare players at 9U(players born in 2014) who are ready to take the next step into competitive soccer in a fun, positive, and educational experience.

The Bantam Division is committed to creating a better developmental environment for our players through group training and events. Players will receive the same level of coaching found at the Cajun Rush competitive level. Coaches and players focus on developing the technical proficiency required to play at higher levels of the game, while putting an emphasis on individual decision making and creativity. The Bantam program will focus on technical player development while allowing each player to continue to develop in a fun, competitive environment without the pressure and concern of wins and losses. 

Players will be trained by Cajun Rush coaches and will be exposed to multiple coaches throughout the year. Hearing the same messages and technical lessons from different voices ensures the application of all the information learned. 

*Cajun Rush offers the Bantam Jrs Division at BOTH campuses: Moore Park and Youngsville Sports Complex.*


What to expect during the 2022-2023 season?

  • Open Registration

  • Player Evaluations (Fall & Spring)

  • Players will participate in the LYSA/Cajun Rush Recreational Season (4-5 games) as a Bantam Team 

  • (8) week program

  • (2) Training sessions per week campus based 

  • (2) Team Training a week with Bantam Coaches 

  • 3 Bantam Events per season 

  • 2-3 LSAP Events *Sunday Festivals that do not interfere with Recreational Season*

  •  1 Tournament Like Festival/Event Example: Midnight Madness Tournament & Lagniappe 

  • Additional @Home Bantam Training Sessions available to all players participated in Bantam Program.  

  • Introduced to group training

When is the Bantam Juniors Season?

Early September → Late October: Fall Season 
November → January: Off Season  
February → April: Spring Season 

Style of Play

The Rush Way to Play is based upon movement and activity by both player and ball. Possession-oriented does not fully describe how we play; attack-oriented does. Whether in possession or in defense, we are attacking. Rush Players play with freedom yet understand the importance of responsibility and the balance between the two. Rush teams are flexible and adapt to varying circumstances. The Rush Way to Play represents both passion and purpose. Stating this style of play is very important as it affects our coaching

Club Commitment

To the development of healthy youth through the game of soccer, with a firm belief in the value of sports in promoting the physical, mental and social well-being of our children. 

Core Values 

At the Bantam age groups, our players, coaches, and supporters should be focusing on the 7 Rush core values highlighted below:

  • Accountability

  • Humility

  • Enjoyment

  • Passion

  • Safety

  • Tenacity

  • Unity

Playing Time 

Playing time for any individual is completely at the coach’s discretion. Rush encourages that playing time at the Bantam level be equal throughout the season. At the younger developmental ages, players should be exposed to as much of the game as possible. Limiting team roster size will aid in increased playing time for all players.

Player Position  

In the Bantam Division we believe every player should have the opportunity to experience all positions on the field. Players should not be stereotyped into specific positions because of speed, size or other qualities, but should experience the emotion and functions of all positions on the field. These experiences allow them to advance their soccer knowledge, raise their technical ability, and gives them opportunities to think as a field player, all of which raise the level of their position-specific demands.

Player Registration

Registration and Fees

The Bantam Juniors is an open registration program, players can sign up by logging into Sports Connect and register online. Registration . 

  • The 2022-2023 fee is $550 for the year

    • Fees cover the maintenance, and lighting of the fields, LSA registration, insurance coverage, professional coaches, friendlies, Jamborees/Festivals, and referee fees. 

    • No team fees at this age

  • Players register for the full calendar soccer year

    • Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

  • Each player will be required to purchase a Bantam uniform kit. 

For more information please contact:

Bantams Director: Katie Breaux at [email protected]
Director of Coaching: John Plumbar at (337) 261-5425  or [email protected]


200 Sonny Roy Lane 
Lafayette, Louisiana 70507

Phone: 337-261-5425


Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00-3:00 Friday 9:00-12:00
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