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Desert Foothills Athletic Club

Recreational Soccer

Welcome to Desert Foothills Soccer Club Recreational Soccer,
now called Desert Foothills Rising Rec (under PRFC Desert Foothills).






We have a new website, however, during this transition, we will have information on both websites. Fall registration remains on this site. 

You can check out the new website HERE
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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 throug
hout 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 PRFC Desert Foothills family!

Fall 2020 Schedules

Game Day Field Layout Map

 

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

U11/U12 Girls & U11/14 Boys Game Schedule
U13/U14 Girls Game Schedule - partial

PRACTICE SCHEDULE U7-U14

SOCCER SHOWDOWN - December 5
SCHEDULE - U7-U14 - TBD
Rules


Picture Day - October 24
Desert Willow Park

Picture Day Schedule

PAPERLESS REGISTRATION
Pre-Order Pictures Before Picture Day

Pictures make great gifts! 
 



NOTES
- 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 HERE for more info.

Fall Recreational Soccer

Registration is now open - see Registration Listing below. 

SEASON DATES (subject to change based on field availability)

  • U5/U6 begin October 1 & 2
  • U7-U14 practices begin the week of September 28
  • U5-U10 games begin the weekend of October 9 & 10 and October 17 for U11-U14
  • U4 Soccer Tots begin October 16 and runs through November 20 (6 weeks)
  • Picture Day is October 24
  •  U5-U10 Season ends December 5, U11-U14 ends December 12

QUICK FACTS

  • Season - September to December
  • Fees include uniform (t-shirt for Tots), pictures & end of season award
  • U5-U14 Season is 10 weeks and includes 8 games. 
  • U5/U6 Micro Soccer (co-ed) is one "combo" session per week, choose either Friday at 4:30 or Saturday at 9:00 am.
  • U4 Soccer Tots (co-ed) season is 6 weeks, one session per week. Choose either Friday at 4:00 and Friday at 5:00.
  • U7-U14 (generally separate boys and girls teams) will have one practice per week (day and time determined by volunteer coach).  Once coaches receive their rosters, this information will be communicated to families.
  • U7-U14 games on Saturday - The first game of the season is October 10, 2020.
  • U7-U14 may participate in a season-ending tournament, Soccer Showdown, December 12 (TBD).
  • Practice and game location: Desert Willow Park, 4040 E Desert Willow Pkwy W, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
  • Some older age groups may play home AND away games with our Rising partners in Scottsdale.


GAME DAY/PRACTICE GUIDELINES (as of September 2020)
Based on the City of Phoenix Return to Play Guidelines & Field Use Policies (click HERE for full guidelines):

  • If you are not feeling well - STAY HOME!!
  • Masks should be worn by all adults (coaches/spectators/officials).
  • Players to wear masks to/from the field and when not playing.
  • Spectators should practice 6-ft social distancing when not from the same household and sit 6 feet from out of bounds line.*
  • Highly encourage 1 parent/spectator to attend practices and games.*  Specific spectator areas will be designated.
  • No sharing of equipment and water bottles, pinnies, balls.
  • No high fives, fist bumping, spitting and hugs.
  • Teams/spectators need to EXIT the field area immediately following the game to minimize contact and allow the next team/families to occupy the field.
  • Encourage high risk/vulnerable individuals to stay home or not to leave their vehicle.
  • Team snacks are not recommended.  Parents should bring their own snacks.
The Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is currently in Phase IV, Step 2 of their Return to Play guidelines. Failure to adhere to Phase 4, Step 2 protocols could result in a $500 fine to the club.  As an ASA-sanctioned club, we strictly adhere to these guidelines as well. 



Groups are based on player's age as of August 1, 2020.

REGISTRATION FEES

Age GroupBirthdate
Between
Early Bird Registration
before July 1
Registration
after July 31
Under 48/1/16-7/31/17 $115
Under 5/68/1/14-7/31/16 $155
Under 7/88/1/12-7/31/14 $175
Under 9/108/1/10-7/31/12 $175
Under 11/128/1/08-7/31/10 $175
Under 13/148/1/06-7/31/08 $175

 

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.)

GENERAL SOCCER RULES & FORMATS
U6 (4v4)
U8 (4v4)
U10 (7v7)
U12/U14 (9v9)

Coaches Handbook (fall 2020)

HELPFUL HINTS
Basic Skills & Techniques
Typical Age Group Characteristics

Soccer Practice Tips

For More soccer fun

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


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