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Desert Foothills Athletic Club


Due to the Arizona "stay at home" orders, the DFAC office is closed, but we will be monitoring emails and voice messages.

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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 March 9
--U5-U14 games begin March 28
--U4 Soccer Tots begin March 27 or 28 and end May 1 or 2 (6 weeks)
--Soccer Showdown Tournament May 16
--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 Friday at 5:00. 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 9:00 am. All sessions are at Desert Willow Park.
--U7/U8 Boys and Girls will have separate teams and practice one day per week (determined by volunteer coach) and games on Saturdays.
--U9/U10 Boys and Girls will have separate teams and practice one day per week (determined by volunteer coach) and games on Saturdays.
--5th Grade Boys and Girls will have separate teams, practice one day per week (determined by volunteer coach) and games on Saturdays (home games at Desert Willow and away game at Cochise Elementary in Scottsdale).
--6th-8th Grade Boys & Girls is a co-ed division, practice one day per week (determined by volunteer coach) and games on Saturdays.
Game times vary, but they can range from morning to early afternoon. Practices are at Desert Willow Park. Most games for U7-U14 are at Desert Willow, except 5th grade teams that will have some away games in Scottsdale.

Groups are based on player's age and/or grade as of August 1, 2019, except for Soccer Tots (must be 3 by 11/30/2019).


Age GroupBirthdate
Early Bird Registration
 through January 3
       after January 3      
 Under 48/1/15-7/31/16$115$125
 Under 5/68/1/13-7/31/15$155$170
 Under 7/88/1/11-7/31/13$170$185
 Under 9/108/1/09-7/31/11$170$185
 5th Grade8/1/07-7/31/09$180$195
6th-8th Grade8/1/05-7/31/07$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.

Spring 2020 Schedules

Game Day Field Layout Map

Schedule Grids & Goal Schedules
U5/U6 Friday Practice Locations - Friday
U5/U6 Practice Locations - Saturday
U5/U6 Game Schedule Grid - coming soon

U7/U8 Boys Game Schedule - coming soon
U7/U8 Girls Game Schedule - coming soon
U9/U10 Boys Game Schedule - coming soon
U9/U10 Girls Game Schedule - coming soon

5th Grade Game Schedule - coming soon
6th-8th Grade Co-Ed Game Schedule - coming soon


SCHEDULE - U7-U14 - posted by May 5

Picture Day - April 4
Desert Willow Park

Picture Day Schedule TBD

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.

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 (fall 2019)

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...


Indoor Soccer Camp 2017
Indoor Soccer Camp 2017

Soccer Showdown - Fall 2017
Soccer Showdown 2017
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