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Tryouts for the 2022-2023 Season

The official AYSO United tryouts have concluded and we had more the 470 kids show up throughout the week. However, the tryout window for interested players is still in effect until July 1st. If you have a son or a daughter who is still looking for a club to play on, we suggest you reach out to the coaches directly, through the contact information listed below. Some rosters have already filled up, but we may have some open spots on some of the younger age groups.

Summer Camp 2022

AYSO United is excited about hosting a summer camp at the New Bell Bank Park in East Mesa. The camp will run from June 27th through June 30th, from 6 – 9 PM. We will be accepting a maximum number of 100 participants and spots are filling up quickly.

For more specific details, please visit our other website https://ayso.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=963304


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 28 hub sites and more than 7,500 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 Top Tekkers. 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 we have continued to grow in our player and club development. In our few short years as a club, we have: accomplished the following:

  • We have just partnered with Superstitions Springs Lexus as our corporate sponsor.
  • We had our first National Coach of the Year winner in Mike Hollar from our central region.
  • We had our first State Cup Champion with the 2004 boys coach under the direction of Fadi Barakat.
  • Zishim Bawa became our first AYSO United player to sign with a professional club in Sweden.
  • We were able to get 50% of our coaches to achieve their USSF D license.
  • With 25% of our teams playing in the Advanced Leagues, we were proud to announce that three of them finishing in the top spot.
  • Plus much, much more.


Northern Arizona/Greater Flagstaff Area – We have several teams in this area and we are always looking to expand. Our northern teams compete in the Greater Phoenix area leagues and the teams travel down for double headers every other weekend to play matches. They also compete in tournament play in Arizona, Nevada and sometimes Utah.

East Valley – This includes Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Florence and the San Tan Valley. Our home field is at Highland Junior High School for our open league and the teams train at different locations in the Mesa/Gilbert area.

Central Valley – This area includes South Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe and Guadalupe. Our home field is typically Pecos Park, but with the Phoenix Parks being closed, locations may vary. The training sites are in Tempe and Ahwatukee schools.

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 (7 v 7): $400 per player

Open League (9 v 9 and 11 V 11): $700 per player

Advanced League: $900 per player

Player Kits, including home, away and training: approximately $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 Presented by Superstition Springs Lexus
  • Two 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



  • B2004 (Cruz) in the East Valley
  • junicruz@aysounited.org
  • B2004 (Barakat) in the East Valley
  • coach.fadib@gmail.com
  • B2005 (Rawls) in the East Valley
  • rickyrawls@aysounited.org
  • B2006 (Watson) in the North Valley
  • cdwat9@gmail.com
  • B2006 (Rawls) in the East Valley
  • rickyrawls@aysounited.org
  • B2007 (Howardell) in the East Valley
  • aaronhowardell@gmail.com
  • B2007 (Durham) in the East Valley
  • Dondurham1980@gmail.com
  • B2008 (Vital) in the East Valley
  • tiggerrsv@aol.com
  • B2008 (Facio) in the East Valley
  • joe.facio03@yahoo.com
  • B2009 (Garcia) in the Ahwatukee area
  • danielmaxgarcia@gmail.com
  • B2010 (Rawls) in the East Valley
  • tinarawls@aysounited.org
  • B2010 (Coppage) in the East Valley
  • Rich Coppage
  • richcoppage@aysounited.org
  • B2011 (Watson) in the East Valley
  • cdwat9@gmail.com
  • B2012 (Lechner) in the Central Valley Area
  • davlechner@gmail.com
  • B2012 (Storck) in the East Valley
  • Coach Art Storck
  • artstorck05@gmail.com
  • B2013 (Durham) in the East Valley
  • Dondurham1980@gmail.com
  • B2014 (Salazar) in the East Valley
  • jrgastelum27@gmail.com
  • G2003 (Blair) in Northern Arizona
  • Michaelblair@aysounited.org
  • G2004/05 (Baker) in the East Valley
  • wpebaker@gmail.com
  • G2005 (Blair) in Northern Arizona
  • Michaelblair@aysounited.org
  • G2006 (Vig) in the East Valley
  • mattvig@aysounited.org
  • G2007 (Blair) in Northern Arizona
  • Michaelblair@aysounited.org
  • G2007 (Service) in the East Valley
  • steve@serviceclan.com
  • G2008 (Buchanan) in the Ahwatukee area
  • nakitawestrich@gmail.com
  • G2009 (Mooney) in the East Valley
  • bmooney711@gmail.com
  • G2009 (Salaiz) in the East Valley
  • Chris Salaiz
  • casalaiz007@gmail.com
  • G2010 (Hollar) in the Central Valley area
  • mikehollar@aysounited.org
  • G2010 (Sarkissian) in the East Valley
  • greglsarkissian@gmail.com
  • G2011 (Abdallah) in Northern Arizona
  • adham2153@msn.com
  • G2012 (Bondy) in the East Valley
  • bondymat@hotmail.com
  • G2012 (Warren) in the East Valley
  • davewarren2@cox.net
  • G2013 (Anderson) in the East Valley
  • brandon_and@hotmail.com
  • G2013 (Cova) in the East Valley
  • luis.cova@gmail.com


Caleb Ancharski has accepted a position as the Goalkeeper Coach for AYSO United AZ. He will work with the East Valley keepers on Tuesday nights and the Central Valley keepers on Wednesday nights. Coach Ancharski is currently the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Agua Fria High School and a former club GK

AYSO United AZ partners with Superstition Springs Lexus to be our corporate sponsor. This terrific agreement allows us to continue to provide the best of programming for the development of our players and coaching staff.

AYSO United Arizona Cup Presented by Superstition Springs Lexus has partnered with the new Bell Bank Park to host our 2022-2023 and 2024 tournament. We are excited about this relationship and look forward to some quality soccer at one of the best complexes in the nation.

AYSO United Arizona wants to congratulate Coach Ricky Rawls of the 2005 & 2006 boys team for his selection as the 2020 Coach of the Year for AYSO United Arizona.

AYSO United's Zishim Bawa signs 2 year contract with BK Boden in Sweden. Our very own Zishim is the first player in AYSO United history to receive a professional contract right out of the United program.

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 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 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.

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.




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The 2022 AYSO United AZ Summer Camp

AYSO United AZ is excited to announce our 2nd annual Summer Camp. Last Year's camp was such a success, we are going to do it again, but this time at the amazing Bell Bank park. We will have limited space, so are looking for players from both inside and outside our club to sign up and participate.

June 27, 2022 6:00 pm -
June 30, 2022 9:00 pm
Bell Bank Park
1 Legacy Drive
Mesa ,  AZ - 85212
edalameda@aysounited.org  /  480-620-7800

AYSO United AZ Cup Presented by Superstition Spring Lexus

AYSO United AZ is excited to announce our new home for the 2022 AYSO United AZ Cup, Presented by Superstition Springs Lexus. This tournament is for all ages (boys/girls) between U7 through U19. All matches will be played at the beautiful new Bell Bank Park, located in Mesa AZ. This world class facility is the perfect backdrop for this three day tournament. If your team is interested in participating, please hit the link below and get registered today.

September 30, 2022 12:00 am -
October 2, 2022 12:00 am
Bell Bank Park
1 Legacy Drive
Mesa ,  AZ - 85212