The Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club (formally Gilbert Soccer Club) was created in 1992 as an offshoot of the Gilbert Youth Soccer Association (GYSA). GYSA recognized the need in the community to create a place where the highly advanced players could develop and test their skills against the best players throughout Arizona. It was slow going in the first few years, but in the last four years the club has grown to over 40 competitive teams with almost 700 players. Most of these players go on to play for the local high schools and many will then continue on to play in college.
AASC has won over 10 state championships in the clubs existence, 3 in 2006 alone! In 2006 the club sent 4 teams to the US Youth Soccer Western Regional Tournament. In addition, many AASC players have been selected over the years to participate in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.
AASC teams travel out of state and compete against the best the country has to offer. Several teams are ranked regionally and nationally. The professional coaching staff includes former college players, most with national level coaching licenses. Many of these coaches also coach local high school and community college soccer teams and have played professionally. Many AASC players are former GYSA players and now play soccer year round. AASC works to ensure that every youth player in Arizona has the chance to reach their potential on the soccer field and in life.