Since the inception of Arizona Soccer Club, teams have advanced in their overall technical and tactical development. Our teams have advanced into the top State League Divisions, top divisions in tournament brackets and have competed in Elite Tournaments out of state and in state. Our teams have traveled as far as Virginia, Indiana and California to compete against premier competition. We have utilized resources from Major League Soccer and Women’s Pro Soccer to give our players every opportunity to gain knowledge of the game and become motivated to move onto the next level in the game.
As an east valley competitive club we are in our infancy, battling to break out of soccer adolescence, Arizona Soccer Club strives to become more competitive and never falter from our overall goal of developing players.
As an AZSC coach now for 3 years, I have had the opportunity to watch the program advance. I have witnessed a change in player attitude and watched the pride in the club grow. I noted the increase in opportunities for my players as they entered college showcases this year, as opposed to the relatively limited soccer opportunities prior. In general, there has been no better time in the history of the United States to be a soccer player. We watched the Women’s National Team win the gold at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. In 1999, the Women’s World Cup came to America. There have been 2 Women’s Pro leagues established and a huge growth in the MLS for men’s soccer. The Men’s World Cup Team advanced as far as they have ever in 2010 to the quarterfinals. There is a new energy in our country surrounding soccer. There are opportunities in the game that stretch beyond our state, our high schools and junior highs.
AZSC is committed to staffing coaches that will motivate players to stay in the game at some level, coaches that are qualified coaches to implement our Thunder curriculum and act as role models who are capable of sharing their own playing experience or leadership skills.
What can we look forward to in the future from AZSC teams? Surely, we can count on the continued growth of the Club and ever improving team performances and achievements. However, the main objective is to see our players advance within their own game. We want to see our players have the 1 v 1 mentality on the ball, the vision of the field and the ability to playmake. Tactically, our players will have the knowledge to play multiple positions and within multiple systems that fit the entire teams strengths.
Our proud club heritage is based on the founding principal of a strong club culture built on a family of teams and support using the best possible coaching, team management, and player development programs all in an affordable membership model. Experienced licensed coaches and trainers lead all teams and must be background checked prior to any activity with our players.
Arizona Soccer Club is a non-profit Travel and Advanced Recreational Soccer Club and is recognized, as one of the leading independent club organizations of it’s kind.
AZSC is proud to have a curriculum that has been written to enhance player development within the vision of US Soccer and the goals of AYSA. The Thunder curriculum is consistent and customized by age group. The Thunder training model provides a framework of technical, tactical, physical and psychological development for all Thunder players. Our curriculum will now start to filter down into our recreational program through coaching education and monthly recreational clinics. Through our model, players develop skills, learn tactical aspects of the game and become familiar with methodology and terminology that is fluid throughout the club. This enable players and families to more easily assist other Thunder teams, as well as better equip players to advance and compete better from season to season. In addition, coaches are better able to fill in for other coaches making training sessions and games seamless for the players.