Idaho Rush Gabi Coprivnicar Reflects on her trip to Europe with Rush National
Being the only one from my state and having the opportunity to travel to Europe was a life changing experience. Within the ten days of the trip I grew an unbreakable bond with the Rush Select players, coaches and the game. Getting to know and play against the European teams-Eintracht Frankfurt, FFC Frankfurt and SC Buitenveldert opened our eyes to a new style of play and different cultures. During our training sessions, we focused mainly on the technical side of the game.
Our skills as individual players grew from the new coaches and the training sessions they provided. Our ability to work and play as team improved through the bonds formed on and off the field. Our lack of practice together as a team showed during the beginning of our first game, but improved as the games went on. By the third game, we looked and felt unstoppable. I can honestly say we all got something out of this once in a lifetime opportunity. It wouldn’t have happened without the help and support of our coaches, parents, Rush and Adidas. I can’t wait to go back to my club and portray all the things we’ve learned.
Gabi Coprivnicar, Idaho Rush (Pictured Center)