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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!

Spring Recreational Soccer

--Season is 10 weeks and includes 8 games
--U5-U14 practices begin the week of February 25
--U5-U14 games begin mid-March and ends May 10/11
--U4 Soccer Tots begin March 16/17 and end May 10/11
--Soccer Showdown Tournament May 18
--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 5:00 or Saturday at 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 except for U11-U14) will practice one day per week (as determined by the volunteer coach) and games on Saturdays. Game times vary, but they can be from morning to early afternoon. 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 January 15
after January  15
 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 are Currently Displayed

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

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.

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.)

U6 (4v4)
U8 (4v4)
U10 (7v7)
U12/U14 (9v9)

Coaches Handbook (spring 2019)

Basic Skills & Techniques
Typical Age Group Characteristics

Soccer Practice Tips

Spring 2019 Schedules

Game Day Field Layout Maps
7v7 & 9v9 (U10-U14)
4v4 (U5/U6 and U7/U8)

Schedule Grids & Goal Schedules
U5/U6 Game Schedule Grid

 U7/U8 Boys Game Schedule
U7/U8 Girls Game Schedule
U9/U10 Boys Game Schedule
U9/U10 Girls Game Schedule-REV
U12/U14 Co-Ed Game Schedule



Picture Day April 6, 2019
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...

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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