Who We Are
SC del Sol is a large, well-established soccer club based in the North Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas. We are home to 50 teams and more than 800 male and female players of all abilities ages 4-18. All of our players and teams follow a developmentally appropriate curriculum devised by a highly motivated and educated coaching staff. These curriculums are managed in such a way that the needs of all players are met in a challenging, rewarding and caring manner.
Our Mini Kickers program introduces soccer to the youngest of players. It is open to 3 and 4 year old boys and girls. Our full-time professional coaches create a fun and safe environment for children in which they can develop, grow and learn to love the game. The goal is to introduce soccer in an exciting manner through a series of fun games and activities. We measure the success of the program by the number of smiles, laughter and player enjoyment!
The next step is our Pre-Academy program. It is open to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 7. This program is also implemented by our full-time staff and our focus is still on fun and enjoyment. The emphasis is on dynamic soccer movements and advancing soccer competencies for use in game-like scenarios. We encourage the players to exercise their decision-making abilities while working with others in a challenging and rewarding environment.
Our Competitive program is for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18. It is quite simply one of the best in the State. We have 50 competitive teams who participate, depending upon age, in the following leagues: AYSA’s Premier League, AYSA’s State League, AYSA's Port of Subs League, Far West Regional League and National League. Our older girls' program has also achieved the incredible honor of being invited into U.S. Soccer's Girls' Development Academy. In addition to league play, all of our teams will participate in monthly in-state and out-of-state tournaments.
SC del Sol has a full-time, highly qualified professional coaching staff that is committed to the development of every player in our club irrespective of ability. Our goal is to challenge, improve and maximize the potential of every player and advance the level every team. All of our staff are present or former players who have met and exceeded the high standards set forth by the United States Soccer Federation, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the English Football Association. SC del Sol is unique in that all of our player programs are devised and implemented by the Pro Staff.
SC del Sol is proud to host two huge tournaments:
The Presidents’ Day Tournament (PDT), is one of the most prestigious soccer tournaments in the country and the biggest one in Arizona. 2018 was PDT's 39th year and we attracted 428 teams from 25 states. It is the stage on which thousands of players from all over the world can showcase their talents in front of some of the most respected college coaches in the US.
The Desert Classic Tournament (DCT), is held in February one week before PDT. In 2018, DCT welcomed 436 teams from 14 different states.