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Mission Statement

The mission of Real Salt Lake-AZ is to be one of the leaders in youth development in the country as well as be the “Gold Standard” within Arizona.  We will utilize the resources and infrastructure of Real Salt Lake, RSL-AZ and our AZ/regional alliances to provide a complete professional pathway beginning in Zone 1, through Zone 2 and ending in Zone 3 with the Real Salt Lake/Utah Royals 1st Team.  The individual will be the emphasis within our club so that each player has a specifically designed plan to ensure they are able to reach their maximum potential. 

Equally important to our mission of developing talent, is our mission to develop compassionate and educated men and women. We will provide the necessary social experiences for them to succeed off the field.  We will instill in our young men and women a “Giver” mentality which puts service, whether to your team, club, family or community, ahead of one’s self.


•Leader of player development in the U.S. & “Gold Standard” in Arizona
•Provide a complete professional pathway from U4-Pro
•Player centric system
•Develop compassionate and educated men and women

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Honesty 
  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Giver


As one of the leading clubs in Arizona and in the country, RSL AZ is able to offer multiple platforms of competition for boys and girls.

At RSL AZ we value all players at all levels of their development. From our recreational program to our top MLS Next and ECNL competitive programs and up to the professional levels of MLS, Real Salt Lake, and NWLS, Utah Royals, we believe that every kid has a path to success and it's our job to give them every opportunity possible to reach their potential through soccer.

Below is a brief description of the platforms RSL AZ offers. 


RSL AZ offers three recreation leagues in Chandler, Scottsdale/Phoenix, and Mesa.  We have Coed U4-U17 divisions and an all girls U7-U12 division. Games are always on Saturdays. 

Within RSL AZ's recreation program we offer a enhanced program called Excel. These are for boys and girls teams and runs along with our recreational program but these teams are coached by one of our professional staff coaches. Games are on Saturdays.  


  • Youth Academy (Birth Years 2017-2014 / U7-U10) - RSL AZ's Youth Academy teams compete locally within the Soccer Alliance of Arizona Academy League. Teams also participate in many competitive club tournaments throughout the season.
  • Olders (Birth Years 2013-2005 / U11-U19) - RSL AZ's competitive older teams compete primarily locally in the Soccer Alliance of Arizona National Premier League and Soccer Alliance of Arizona - Arizona Developmental League in additional to local and out of area tournaments.
  • Click here for info on RSL AZ's competitive programs in your community - we have teams through all of Arizona!


Elite (Birth Years 2011-2005 / U13-U19) - As one of the leading clubs in Arizona and in the country, RSL AZ is able to offer boys and girls elite platforms for the U13, U14, U15, U16. U17, and U18/19 teams. RSL AZ Boys compete nationally in the MLS Next (Boys), Elite Academy League (Boys) and Elite 64 (Boys & Girls). Utah Royals FC AZ girls compete in the ECNL/ECNL-RL. Teams that compete in these leagues attend national showcase events that are attended by college coaches and U.S. Soccer scouts.