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The Governor has recently announced a lessening of restrictions related to the “Stay at Home” orders. As a result, the Arizona Soccer Association has moved from Phase I to Phase II. We will be adhering to these standards and have minimal physical contact and try to maintain reasonable safe distances for all of our participants.

Because we care, we do not want anyone to feel uncomfortable about having their child tryout so we have taken some extra steps to hopefully put everyone’s mind at ease:

  • We are asking only one parent accompany your young superstar when they arrive at the facility.
  • We are asking any child, showing signs of temperature or illness, stay home. We can make arrangements at another time to give them a fair look.
  • We will be having masks available for coaches and volunteers as well as trained medical professionals at a medical tent, for Covid 19 precautionary checks.
  • Our tryout times will be later in the evening to allow parents time to get to the park as well as cut down on amount of exposure to the heat.
  • If you are not comfortable having your child attend in person, you can reach out to our coaches and set up a virtual tryout, or perhaps even a one on one tryout session, after May 16th.
  • We are committed to keeping our highly competitive price plans where they are. (See Below)
  • We do not charge for anyone to try out and will provide a complimentary shirt for those who attend in person.

We understand we are taking a big risk by waiting two additional weeks to launch our tryouts, but we wanted to make sure we clearly understood the directives and were acting with all of you in mind. There will be many opportunities provided by our competitors who have already started their tryouts, we just hope you see our priority is you and your family during this difficult time in this nation’s history. We ask for your patience and consideration when you are choosing your next soccer home.


AYSO United is an exciting alternative to youth soccer in Arizona. AYSO United is one of the fastest growing club programs in the nation, boasting 22 hub sites and more than 5000 players from Hawaii to New Jersey. Having the backing of a national organization like AYSO United, provides us with amazing partners such as New Balance, SOCCER.COM, The Coaching Manual and TopTekkers. We also have access to an amazing national coaching staff made up of USSF “A” and UEFA “A” level coaches who help develop the curriculum for all of our teams to follow.

In 2019. Arizona became one of the newest states to join AYSO United and our inaugural season was filled with some amazing highlights. On top of the list was having our very own Mike Hollar, named as National Coach of the Year. In addition to this outstanding achievement, we accomplished the following:

  • We hosted our very first ID64 program, identifying the top young players in our club, which resulted in 11 players from Arizona making it onto the AYSO United National team.
  • We hosted our first AYSO United AZ Cup, which showcased many of our teams from Southern Arizona to Flagstaff.
  • Our 2006 girls team, under the leadership of Coach Sylvester achieved the ranking of #1 in GotSoccer.
  • We were able to get 50% of our coaches to achieve their USSF D license.
  • One of our teams was selected to be featured in a mini documentary for a national promotional campaign through The Coaching Manual.
  • Plus much, much more.

Many organizations talk about “Player Development,” but we at AYSO United Arizona are also focused on “Character Development.” Everyone likes to win, but not at the expense of our players having fun and feeling like they contribute to the team. That is why we have the 50% playing rule, which means when you sign up your player with us, they are guaranteed to play at least 50% of the time.

Core Values:

• Our kids play with a smile on their face
• We remember that soccer is a game…and games are meant to be fun!
• We teach our kids to learn and play within the Laws of the Game
• We teach our kids to be a student of the game
• We teach our kids to watch, analyze and self-reflect on their own performance, as well as the performance of their teammates, in order to aid improvement
• We try to promote that our kids give 100% in practice, scrimmages and anything we do
• We promote that our kids practice individual soccer skills on their own time, not just at practice
• We promote our kids have a positive and “never quit” attitude
• We promote that our kids have an open mind and a “can do” attitude to deal with setbacks
• We encourage our kids attend, on time, all games and training sessions
• We encourage our kids immediately report any injury to their coach or parent
• We exemplify and demonstrate sportsmanship at all times
• We respect teammates and players within other age groups in the club
• We respect all officials and coaches and accept their decisions
• We give encouragement to fellow teammates
• We live the Core Values by demonstrating them at school, at home…not just on the pitch
• We recognize that learning never ends – and what our kids learn while being a part of our Club are lessons they will practice throughout their life
• We want our kids to be inquisitive, and always seek to improve both their skills and knowledge

Club Fees:

What makes us special is that we are providing high quality coaching, with a national coaching training staff, at an affordable rate for our families. We do not have hidden fees and are very transparent about our costs. We are able to offer our program for such a low price because all of our coaches are volunteers, who are committed to providing a great soccer experience to our families.

Academy Teams: $350 per player (referee fees not included)

Open League: $600 per player (referee fees not included)

Advanced League: $800 per player (referee fees included)

Player Kits, including home, away and training: $220

There are no monthly coaching fees and no mandatory volunteer requirements for our parents. With your registration fees you get:

  • Supplemental Insurance coverage from both the ASA and AYSO
  • Participation in ASA league play
  • Field rental costs
  • Participation in the AYSO United Arizona Cup
  • Three free additional tournaments of the team’s choosing (request for tournaments beyond the three will be paid for and decided on by each individual team)
  • Your coach will get access to great coaching tools, education and webinars provided by our National training staff
  • A minimum of two training nights a week




  • B2002 (Cruz) in the East Valley
  • junicruz@aysounited.org
  • AZEV B2002 (Alameda) in the East Valley
  • edalameda@aysounited.org
  • AZEV B2003 (Diegle) in the East Valley
  • cdiegle@gmail.com
  • AZSO B2003 (Facio) in the Tucson Area
  • joe.facio03@yahoo.com
  • AZEV B2004 (Barakat) in the East Valley
  • coach.fadib@gmail.com
  • AZEV B2005 (Rawls) in the East Valley
  • rickyrawls@aysounited.org
  • B2006 AZNO (Abdallah) in Northern AZ
  • adham2153@msn.com
  • AZEV B2006 (Rawls) in the East Valley
  • rickyrawls@aysounited.org
  • AZEV B2007 (Pereira) in the East Valley
  • ashikpereira@gmail.com
  • AZSO B2006 Kinney in the Tucson area
  • ChristinaKinney@aysounited.org
  • AZCV B2007 (Coppage) in the Ahwatukee area
  • richcoppage@aysounited.org
  • AZNO B2008 (Abdallah) in Northern Arizona
  • adham2153@msn.com
  • AZEV B2008 (Simpson) in the East Valley
  • alvinsimpson11@hotmail.com
  • AZCV B2009 (Camarena) in the Ahwatukee area
  • Coach Carlo Camarena
  • Realretailco@gmail.com
  • AZEV B2010 (Garrison) in the East Valley
  • swing85254@yahoo.com
  • AZEV B2010 (Gross) in the East Valley
  • sgross2000@hotmail.com
  • AZCV B2011 (Morales) in the Ahwatukee area
  • artmoralesii82@gmail.com
  • AZNO G2002 (Blair) in Northern Arizona
  • Michaelblair@aysounited.org
  • AZEV G2003 (Salaiz) in the East Valley
  • dsalaiz17@gmail.com
  • AZEV G2004 (Baker) in the East Valley
  • wpebaker@gmail.com
  • AZNO G2005 (Blair) in Northern Arizona
  • Michaelblair@aysounited.org
  • AZEV G2005 (Navarro) in the East Valley
  • norbelnavarro@aysounited.org
  • AZEV G2006 (Sylvester) in the East Valley
  • ramonasylvester6@gmail.com
  • AZNO G2007 (Blair) in Northern Arizona
  • Michaelblair@aysounited.org
  • AZ G2007 (Wilkes) in the East Valley
  • enelson013@aol.com
  • AZCV G2008 (Buchanan) in the Ahwatukee area
  • nakitawestrich@gmail.com
  • AZEV G2008 (Davey/Orr) in the East Valley
  • aorr5009@gmail.com
  • AZCV G2009 (Early) in the Ahwatukee area
  • jake@jakeearly.com
  • AZNO G2009 (LaFave) in Northern Arizona
  • nlafave6b@yahoo.com
  • AZEV G2009 (Mooney) in the East Valley
  • bmooney711@gmail.com
  • AZNO G2011 (Abdallah) in Northern Arizona
  • adham2153@msn.com
  • AZCV G2010 (Hollar) in the Ahwatukee area
  • mikehollar@aysounited.org
  • AZEV G2010 (Tilghman) in the East Valley
  • coachkyle1079@gmail.com
  • AZCV G2011 (Genova) in the Ahwatukee area
  • aarongeova@aysounited.org


AYSO United AZ Coach of the Year, Mike Hollar is named as the AYSO United National Coach of the year at the National United Coaches Conference in Baltimore Maryland.

Read more on out AYSO United AZ Facebook

AYSO United Arizona Cup coming October 4-6. Please see links to get more information.

AYSO United Arizona 01Men's Team Player named to the ODP Pool team
Gage White was one of 4, goalkeepers named to the pool team for the West Region ODP, held in Oregon earlier this month. The remaining 4 keepers will be cut down to two with one reserve. Those selected will travel to Florida in Dec.

AYSO United Arizona Coaches Reach the Summit!
Coach Eric Dendinger, Coach Juni Cruz and Coach Ed Alameda attended the 2019 AYSO United Coaches 2 day Summit this past weekend. The summit was filled with excellent presentations from prestigious coaches and representatives from the world of soccer.

AYSO United Arizona's very own Coach Nik Chawla has just been named to as an assistant for AZ ODP 2004 Boys team. Coach Chawla, who is our 2009 Boys team coach, was part of the coaching staff for 03 boys last year (runners-up in the West. Way to go Coach!!!

AYSO United Arizona has three more teams accepted into ASA State League Play. Coach Daniel Salaiz's 02G, Coach Michael Blair's 05G and Coach Ramona Sylvester's 06G teams have all been added to the lists. In our first year we have a total of 10 teams, or 20% of our club, playing at the state level.

Congratulations to the following teams for being accepted into State and APL leagues this upcoming season:

Alameda's 01 Boys team, Diegle's 03 Boys, Barakat's 04 Boys Team, Coach DeLano's 02 Girls Team (Premier League), Ibach's 02 Girls, Damron's 05 Girls, Navarro's 05 Girls.

AHWATUKEE, Az -June 25, 2019 - AYSO United Arizona Coach Damron became only the second coach in AYSO United/Challenge history, and the only active AYSO United Arizona Coach, to achieve his USSF Class C license. Coach Damron coaches the 05G team in the Arizona State Division (ASL 2).

Supporting our local professional club here in Arizona. Our Girls team got to experience a game day event by being the ball girls at the Phoenix Rising Game.

Our AYSO United Tucson Tryouts were a huge success to learn more email our assistant Director of Coaching Christina Kinney. We are still looking for players in the following divisions Boys 2002-2004 & Girls 2006-2007.

TORRANCE, Calif. – April 18, 2019 – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and AYSO United are pleased to announce Edward Alameda as Director of Coaching for AYSO United Arizona.



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AYSO United AZ Announces Official 2020 Tryout Schedule

Tryouts for the 2020 season will take place on June 1st and June 3rd for the girls and June 2 and June 4th, for the boys. Our U13 and below teams will start promptly at 7 pm, with our U14 and above starting at 8:30 pm.

These dates only apply to the Phoenix area teams.

We wish to say a special "Thank You" to the leadership of the NSS FC for being great neighbors and allowing us access to there amazing Striker Soccer Complex to host our tryouts.

June 1, 2020 7:00 pm -
June 4, 2020 9:00 pm
Strikers Soccer Complex
12033 S. Sossaman Rd
Mesa ,  AZ - 85212
edalameda@aysounited.org  /  480-620-7800

AYSO United AZ Cup

AYSO United Arizona is proud to announce the second annual AYSO United Arizona Cup Tournament. Because we care, we are looking to lower our entry fees in order to appeal to more teams, while still providing a fun and safe tournament. With all that is going on with the current state of affairs, our tournament could very well be one of the first of the 2020 season. We encourage you to keep checking our sites while we start to announce more details.

October 1, 2020 6:00 am -
October 4, 2020 12:00 am
Striker Soccer Complex
12033 S. Sossaman Rd
Mesa ,  AZ - 85212