Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club is committed to helping our young men and women realize their dream of becoming collegiate student-athletes. While no club can guarantee a player a scholarship, Arsenal understands it is our duty and responsibility to provide guidance, resources and inspiration to our players as they strive to play at the next level. We not only believe this, but we practice it through our creation of our College Liaison positions (boys and girls), our scholarship support of graduating Arsenal players, and our commitment to the education of our players, parents and coaches about the college recruiting process is evident. David Belfort will be overseeing the Boys and Girls Arizona Arsenal College Liaison Program with Summer Anderson assisting with the Girls.
Each year the College Liaisons will meet with the High School Boys and Girls teams quarterly in our club to educate players and parents about the recruiting process. Focus is on the Freshman through Senior years, The College Process Timeline, how to write college coaches, how to choose summer camps, the Do’s and Don’ts of reaching your goal of being a student athlete at the collegiate level and using club provided software to aid in the College Process. Coaches extensive knowledge of the recruiting process and connections with college coaches is a tremendous resource for our players.
Arizona Arsenal College Week
The Arizona Arsenal College Liaisons will also be organizing and providing the annual Arizona Arsenal College Week. Which allows players from Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club to work with college coaches.
Arsenal Coaches in the College Ranks
Numerous Arsenal Coaches currently coach in the college ranks including (Listed Alphabetically):
Tim Barmettler – Benedictine University – Head Men’s Coach and Women’s Coach
John Berzins – Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Women’s Coach
Rich Esperti- Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Men’s Coach
Greg Johnson – Gateway Community College – Head Men’s and Women’s Coach
Drew Guarneri – Mesa Community College – Head Women’s Coach
Matt Smith – Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Associate Women’s Head Coach
Brett Meskill – Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach
Kevin Chavez – Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach
Andy Barber – Gateway Community College – Associate Women’s Head Coach
Former Arsenal Coaches Currently Coaching in the College Ranks:
Bianca Juargei- Illinois College- Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coaches
David Oberholzer- Fort Lewis- Head Men’s Coach
Scott Smith –Illinois College- Assistant Women’s Coach
Casey Tate – University of Nevada- Assistant Women’s Coach
Anthony Presnell – Regis College- Assistant Men’s Coach