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Special Programs

Coach of the Year

Every year AYSO United likes to recognize coaches who have made a positive impact on a young person’s life, more so than how many wins or losses they have created.

All nominations for Coach of the Year come from our parents or players who like to share the impact a coach has made on their lives. We believe leading the team starts with Leading the Player.

Every year a Coach is identified who exemplifies the best in what we have to offer. That coach is then nominated for the National Coach of the Year for AYSO United. In our inaugural year, Coach Mike Hollar was named, not only as the State Coach of the Year, but the National Coach of the Year as well.

If you would like to nominate a coach for the 2023 Coach of the Year, please click on the link. https://forms.office.com/r/9jHTcZs4TQ

Player of the Year

In keeping with our theme that we want to recognize outstanding players who play for our club, our Player of the Year program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women who do fantastic things on and off the pitch.

There are plenty of programs that recognize top athletes, but our program is specifically targeting outstanding citizens, volunteers and students.

In 2021, Xavier Rawls was name as the Male National Player of the Year for his outstanding contributions both on and off the pitch.

If you would like to nominate a player for the 2023 Player of the Year, click on the link: https://forms.office.com/r/NDk4jSM6gy

ID 64 National Camp

The ID64 program is designed to identify the top male and female athletes in our club. We are looking to identify the promising young stars of tomorrow.

Coaches nominate athletes who they believe stand out as great technical and tactical players. They are then assessed by the club staff and the top four players get invited to attend a national training camp alongside some of the best players in AYSO United from across the country.

In 2022, Hannah Petrucci was named as the top camper and was invited to participate in a national competition in Florida this past December.

This year the camp will run from July 8th – July 12th, 2024. Coaches should be nominating their candidates in January and they will be assessed to see who is ready to represent Arizona at this special event.

2024 Summer Camp

Always looking for ways to improve our players technical ability, the AYSO United Arizona Camp is a great, low cost option for kids to get some extra work just before the beginning of the new season.

Players are broken into appropriate age groups where they will get an opportunity to develop skills and play lots of soccer.

This event is held at the Arizona Athletic Grounds at night and space is limited.

Opening Day Ceremony

The ID64 program is designed to identify the top male and female athletes in our club. We are looking to identify the promising young stars of tomorrow.

Coaches nominate athletes who they believe stand out as great technical and tactical players. They are then assessed by the club staff and the top four players get invited to attend a national training camp alongside some of the best players in AYSO United from across the country.

In 2022, Hannah Petrucci was named as the top camper and was invited to participate in a national competition in Florida this past December.