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Desert Foothills Athletic Club

Friday, September 7
5:45 - 7:00 pm
Desert Broom Park

Coaches will learn the new format for this season (aligning with US Soccer Player Initiatives),
training drills, see demonstrations with youth players, and receive their equipment bags.

See you Friday!


Teams are being formed, and wait list players may be added to even out teams.

Recreational Soccer

Welcome to Desert Foothills Soccer Club
Recreational Soccer

Our in-house, recreational league offers two seasons of soccer, one in the Fall (starts in September) and one in the Spring (starts in March), as well as a variety of camps and clinics throughout the year. We have programs for children 3-14 for all skill levels. Check out our Parents FAQ for more details.

We look forward to having you as part of our DFAC family!

Fall Recreational Soccer

Registration is now open - see Registration Listing below.  

--Season is 10 weeks and includes 8 weeks of games
--U5/U6 begin September 7 & 8
--U7-U14 practices begin the week of September 10
--U5-U14 games begin the weekend of September 28 & 29
--U4 Soccer Tots begin September 28 & 29 through November 16 &17 (8 weeks)
--Includes Soccer Showdown Tournament for U7-U14 on November 17
--Fees include award, pictures, t-shirt for U4 and uniform kit (jersey, shorts, socks) for U5-U14

AGE GROUP DETAILS ("U" means under and groups based on age as of August 1)
--U4 Soccer Tots (co-ed) have 1 session/week--choose either Friday at 4:00 or 5:00 or Saturday at 3:00 or 4:00. All sessions are at Desert Willow Park.
--U5/U6 Micro Soccer (co-ed) have 1 session/week--choose either Friday at 4:30 or Saturday at 4:00. All sessions are at Desert Willow Park.
--U7-U14* (separate boys & girls teams) will practice one day per week (as determined by the volunteer coach) and games on Saturdays. Practices are at Desert Willow Park. Games for U7-U10 are at Desert Willow, and U11+ are at Horseshoe Trails Elementary.
* Some older age groups and genders may be combined.

Groups are based on player's age as of August 1, 2018.


Age GroupBirthdate
Early Bird Registration
through June 28
after June 28
Under 48/1/14-7/31/15$140$155
Under 5/68/1/12-7/31/14$155$170
Under 7/88/1/10-7/31/12$170$185
Under 9/108/1/08-7/31/10$170$185
Under 11/128/1/06-7/31/08$180$195
Under 13/148/1/04-7/31/06$180$195


Registration Listing

No Programs Available

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

***NEW*** Soccer skills clinics

These clinics are open to registered recreational players who would like to take advantage of an additional practice session with our team of professional trainers.  Each week the players will work in an exciting and dynamic soccer environment, focusing on specific technical aspects which relate to the player and game...shooting, 1v1 attacking, defending...followed with focus play in controlled, small-sided games. Special goalkeeper training available as well.

DATES:    Fridays, October 5-November 16
WHEN:  5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE:  Desert Broom Park (Tatum & Cave Creek, south of library)

The first session is FREE, then each session thereafter is $10 per player.

To make sure we are properly staffed, please RSVP to and provide your child's name and age.

Fall 2018 Schedules (not yet available)

U6 Game Schedule
Desert Willow Park U6 Field Map

 U8 Boys Game Schedule
U8 Girls Game Schedule
U10 Boys Game Schedule
U10 Girls Game Schedule
U12-U14 Co-Ed Game Schedule



Picture Day October 6, 2018
Desert Willow Park

Picture Day Schedule

Pre-Order Pictures Before Picture Day

Pictures make great gifts! 

- To receive pictures, you must complete an online form.
- If you are only planning to get the free Basic Mate that comes with registration, you still need to complete a Photo Registration online (click the “Registration” tab)


Interested in our competitive Phoenix Rising FC Youth Program?
Contact the office for more info.

For More soccer fun

If you are sad that soccer is over for a while, check out our other programs - RDC Clinics, Holiday Camps...

Coaches Corner

Coach Information 

DFAC dedicates this section to the most important people in recreational soccer today — the recreational parent soccer coach. The success of our program relies on volunteers like you!  We hope that you, the recreational soccer coach, will one day look back with pride at the opportunities you created for learning and enjoyment. A supportive, child-centered, positive experience in recreational soccer is vital to the growth of our sport.

No experience is necessary to be a recreational soccer coach. All volunteers should attend a coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. There you will receive a roster for your team, a coaches manual, and equipment.

In addition, we offer a coaches clinic where our professional coaching staff will equip you with the tools, skills, and techniques needed to guide your team through the season. Clinics are held before the start of each season.

--Fall Coaches Clinic (Time and location TBA)
Spring Coaches Clinic (February 25, 8:00-10:00 am at Desert Willow Park)

Thank you for devoting your time to becoming a recreational soccer coach!

(To sign up to be a recreational soccer coach, please indicate that in the Volunteer Role section during registration, or click here to send an email.)

Soccer Practice Tips

DFAC's success relies on our wonderful volunteers. If you are looking to get plugged in, we have several Leadership Committee positions open for 2018-2019. Serving includes FREE basic registration for both rec seasons or competitive equivalent for your kiddos! Click HERE for a list of open positions.


Indoor Soccer Camp 2017
Indoor Soccer Camp 2017

Soccer Showdown - Fall 2017
Soccer Showdown 2017
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