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Competitive Program Overview

The Competitive Program of Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer is one of the leading programs in the Southwest region. Headed by an Executive Director and a Management Team, the all professional coaching staff oversee multiple skill leveled teams including high level travel teams that compete locally, regionally, and nationally. 

Each Competitive team is assigned a professional Coach who guides the team through their season.  Seasons begin in August or September and end in March or June depending on the age, level, and schedule of each particular team. Each team is supported by a volunteer Team Manager whose responsibilities are primarily focused on administrative duties in support of the team’s Coach. Except in emergency circumstances, all on-field training and coaching is done by the professional Coach.

Our soccer programs, as a Club, are mutually exclusive. Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Competitive Program players play for the Competitive Program and cannot also register and play for the Recreational Program. Likewise, Recreational Program players play for the Recreational Program and cannot also register and play for the Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Competitive Program. That being said, there are initiatives to help the transition from recreational play to competitive play such as our training opportunities and Recreational All Star Program.

In addition to Registration Fees, Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Players pay Club Team Training Fees, Team Fees (Tournament and Team Expenses), Travel Expenses (if applicable), and Uniform Fees. The amount of these fees varies from team to team and is determined at the beginning of each season. Regardless of the team’s level of competition, Registration Fees are a non-refundable $250.00 with the additional costs for team training, league, administration, tournaments, and travel which can average $180.00 - $275.00 per player, per month. This varies by player age, training intensity, tournaments, and travel. The best way to determine if the Competitive Program is right for you is to attend our programs, our tryouts or communicate with the coaches on the field or through email. Contact information for each of the staff can be found on the Coaches Page.

Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer also offers a variety of additional training, some at no cost to the players. Goalkeeping training and the College Advisory Program sessions are two examples.