The Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club (formerly Gilbert Soccer Club) Competitive program was started in 1992 to give our more ambitious teams and players an avenue to compete at a higher level in the state, region and nation. Competitive players typically play 10-11 months a year with practices 2-3 times weekly. They play in a competitive league and often travel to tournaments, both in Arizona and out of state. Many of our competitive teams are ranked among the top in their age groups in Arizona and several are top ranked within the Western US and the nation.
We started with just 4 teams and now have over 45 teams in our club. In 2011 we moved to the Paloma Soccer Complex which offers lighted soccer fields. On any given night, you will see our teams training on these grounds with our experienced coaching staff. Our staff is built from a diverse background with many being teachers and coaches who have been with the club since its inception.
Each spring, players are invited to participate in our annual tryouts and form new teams for the following season. Placement of players on teams is determined by player development, skills of new players joining the program, current year assessment where applicable, and being able to form teams of players with comparable skills.