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David Shaffer

Co-Director, North Competitive Program

Milos Tomic

Co-Director, North Competitive Program

Andy Bonchonsky

Director, South Competitive Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The program is dedicated to developing top-rated soccer players at the highest levels of competition. Our goal is to develop players and teams ability to score goals, implement strategies, develop a competitive mentality, strengthen teamwork, and generate a passion for the game.

Teams play in the competitive APL (Arizona Premier League), ASL (Arizona State League), or depending on the teams level the Open League or Youth Academy League. In addition, some of our top U12-U19 play in the regional FWRL DPL (Desert Premier League) against clubs in the US western region or the US National League against teams from all over the country. 

AGE GROUPS:
U7 TO U19--Boys & Girls

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Ball control, ability to dribble at speed, a good level of physical fitness. We are looking for kids with a team player mindset, commitment to the team and the coach and dedication and passion for soccer!

 


BOYS ECNL -- ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE

David Shaffer

ECNL Director

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The ECNL platform affords top-level, skilled, dedicated Arizona players an opportunity to compete with the best of the best Southwest players traveling in a National arena. Our staff works from our professional development curriculum.  and each player is trained by a coach who is suited to his age group with knowledge of the ECNL principles and platform. 


AGE GROUPS:
U13 TO U19

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
High technical, tactical, physical, and psychological abilities.  Fast decision-making, great execution, ability to work with teammates, and to play under pressure. Willingness to make a full commitment to competitive travel soccer and a nearly all year-round season. 

 


GIRLS ECNL -- ELITE CLUB NATIONAL LEAGUE

Tiffany Roberts

Girls Elite Program Director

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The ECNL platform affords top-level, skilled, dedicated Arizona players an opportunity to compete with the best of the best Southwest players traveling in a National arena. Our staff works from our professional development curriculum.  and each player is trained by a coach who is suited to his age group with knowledge of the ECNL principles and platform. 

AGE GROUPS: U13 TO U19

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Understanding of the four principles of play; attacking, defending, transition to defend, and transition to attack with the ability to play at a high speed while also making good decisions.  Ability to show a commitment to the team, concentration in training sessions and competitiveness in games.

GIRLS ECRL -- ELITE CLUBS REGIONAL LEAGUE

Tiffany Roberts

Girls Elite Program Director

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:Elite Club Regional League provides a path for more players within our club to reach their fullest potential.  Each team will work in coordination and collaboration with the ECNL teams, with opportunities for teams and players to develop through regular high-level competition.

AGE GROUPS: U13 TO U19

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Understanding of the four principles of play; attacking, defending, transition to defend, and transition to attack with the ability to play at a high speed while also making good decisions.  Ability to show a commitment to the team, concentration in training sessions, and competitiveness in games.


BOYS MLS NEXT

Mike Kraus

MLS Next Director

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Academy is the top program for youth soccer and will serve as the primary pathway to the College Soccer and Youth National Teams. 

The Academy schedule is designed to balance the best training with the most meaningful games. Teams compete in regional conferences to mitigate travel, and the 10-month schedule is designed to provide players with world-class training and meaningful games.

Teams commit to a 4:1 training to game ratio for optimal player development, and the schedule aligns with the U.S. Youth National Team calendar to provide players with the most opportunities to gain international experience.

AGE GROUPS: U13 TO U19                            

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the game
  • Technical proficiency
  • Ability to execute under pressure.
  • High levels of physical and mental fitness to sustain the psychological demands of the game in critical moments
  • Willingness to embody the following core values: respect, discipline, teamwork, responsibility, and commitment to excellence.  

 

RECREATIONAL SOCCER

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Our Recreational Soccer Program offers a fun and educational experience for kids, beginning with their first experience in soccer to their fullest potential as athletes.  Our RSL-AZ Recreational League serves approximately 3000 kids, offering programs for players from ages 3 to 16 in the Fall, Winter, or Spring.