Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club teams have strong finish at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Farwest Regional Championships

Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club wraps up US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships with strong showings. The Arizona Arsenal 01 Premier Girls Teal were Finalists and the Arizona Arsenal 03 Premier Girls Teal were Semifinalists.
Special shout out to a number of strong individual performances in the 17U Division Mollie Griswold and Alia Shatswell and in the 15U Division Jessie Boult, Mia Zubiate, and Courtney Fernau
Safe travels to all players, coaches, and families on your way back from Hawaii!

Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club 04, 03, 02 and 01 Girls Premier Teal Teams Travel to Hawaii

The Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club 04, 03, 02 and 01 Premier Girls Teal Teams will be competing this coming week at the US Youth Soccer Farwest Regional Championships.  The 4 teams all earned a place in the Farwest Regional Championships through winning the 2018 Arizona Soccer Association State Cup.  The club is proud of these teams accomplishments and are wishing them safe travels and good luck this coming week.

Arizona Arsenal Celebrates and Honors Organization with 3v3 Community Games

Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club celebrated and honored its organization this past weekend with a series of events that focused around the 3v3 Community Games.  The events started on Thursday with the Arsenal Health and High Performance Awards.  Concluding the Performance Awards was the unveil of the Arsenal Weight Room and Performance Center.  Friday continued with a Senior Reception, honoring the over 70 graduating Seniors where 45 will be going on to play College Soccer at either the Division I, II, III, NAIA or JUCO levels.  Following the Senior Reception was the Club awards and Jersey Unveil.  The night concluded with a competitive Coaches/ Alumni vs Seniors Game.  Saturday continued the 3v3 event with many Arsenal older players coaching teams and all games were refereed by Arsenal Players.

Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club accepted into Girls ECNL for 2018-19

The Girls Elite Clubs National League is excited to announce that Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club will be joining the Girls ECNL beginning in the 2018-2019 ECNL Season. The Girls ECNL will be the only national league in which the club will compete, and the focal point of its competitive efforts.

Arizona Arsenal SC was formed in 1992 based out of Paloma Soccer Complex in Phoenix. With more than 50 competitive teams, the club has consistently competed at the highest state, region and national level.  Winning four state Arizona championships in 2017, and sending more than 60 female players to college over the past four seasons, Arizona Arsenal prides itself on developing the total player, on and off the field.

“Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club is extremely excited to be accepted into the Girls ECNL for the 2018-19 Season,” said Technical Director David Belfort. “We are thankful that our female players will have this elite platform to showcase their ability.  This membership is a true testament to the generations of Arsenal female players, coaches, directors, and board members efforts that have come previously. Our coaching staff, leadership and directors work hand-in-hand to make Arizona Arsenal an ideal destination for any player aspiring to be placed in college.”

The Girls ECNL is the nation’s top development and competition platform for female soccer players, with conference competition in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and unmatched collegiate exposure through the ECNL National Events, the largest collegiate showcases in the country.  In addition to the competition platform, the Girls ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players in every conference, unique coaching education and club development programs, and player health and education resources.

“We are thrilled to welcome Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club into the Girls ECNL,” said ECNL Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “The history, leadership, and philosophy of Arizona Arsenal makes them a great addition to the Southwest Conference.  We are excited to welcome the club to the ‘ECNL All-in’ family.”

Congratulations to the Arizona Arsenal 01 Premier Girls Teal for their strong showing to wrap up National League

The Arizona Arsenal 01 Premier Girls Teal concluded their second leg of US Youth Soccer National League this weekend with impressive results, going 3-0.  The results put them in second place in their division.  The team showcased in front of 100 college programs during the weekend.

The results were a team effort but congratulations to Mollie Griswold and Allia Shatswell who finished the National League ranked number 1 and tied for 5th respectively for scoring leads.

Arizona Arsenal Players and Coaches have Strong Presence in HS State Championship Games

Congratulations to the Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club Players and Coaches that recently won AIA High School State Championships.  Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club players were featured on the following State Championship Teams:

Boys 6A- Desert Vista
Girls 6A- Xavier
Boys 5A- Campo Verde
Girls 3A- Casteel

Special congratulations to long time Arizona Arsenal Coach and Director Drew Guarneri on his State Championship with Campo Verde.

2018 National Signing Day

Congratulations to the Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club 2018 Seniors that recently signed their National Letters of Commitment.  Arizona Arsenal is proud of your accomplishment and wish you all the best as you go forward on your journey!

Arizona Arsenal wins AYSA “Of The Year Awards”

Congratulations to Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club Jim Cope, Club President, for receiving the Arizona Youth Soccer Association 2017 Volunteer of the Year and Summer Anderson, Staff Coach, for receiving Arizona Youth Soccer Association 2017 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year.
Used on the Nomination on Jim Cope:
Mr. Cope has been instrumental in the concept, funding, and construction of the Paloma Multipurpose facility. His efforts and countless hours are truly one of the main driving forces of this building that will service Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club and the community. He worked endless hours on the plan asking for feedback from Arsenal Staff and operations people. He was able to secure numerous sources of private funding to help with the creation of the building and his expertise in the weight room and turf area have all been extremely beneficial. Even though his daughter is three years removed from the club he stills continues to support Arsenal teams of all levels on the sidelines. You can ask all those around Jim Cope that he is a man of strong values and works tirelessly to uphold his reputation and that of Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club. He is open minded and truly believes and lives by the concept of servicing the players and the community.
Used on the Nomination of Summer Anderson:
The nominated Summer Anderson is active in the coaching community. In 2017 she won 2 AYSA state Cups. She is an active advocate of continuing to push the quality of soccer on her team, within our club, and within the state. Coach Anderson is open to new ways of teaching and is always looking to improve and promote the game. The nominees coaching philosophy is that all players can learn the game of soccer and through commitment and consistent work ethic they can develop the skills and knowledge to excel at the game.
Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club is happy for your accomplishment thankful for your services!