2020-21 Competitive Team Tryouts
In place of club wide placement events, we will be holding small ID and placement sessions for specific teams and age groups. You will be contacted by a Coach, Age Group Director or Director of Coaching. Please make sure to provide your best contact info.
National League, National League – Desert Conference, APL, ASL, PCJSL and In-House.
MLS Academy and ECNL pathways. Full time and part time available to all RSL-AZ players with opportunities to train in Tucson. Each pathway varies depending on the player, their ability, needs and commitment level.
National League – Desert Conference, APL, ASL, PCJSL and In-House.
Utah Royals Academy pathway, Local Pre-Academy program for girls 06 and younger. Utah Royals Academy, will be playing in the newly formed Girls Academy League and DPL. Players can train locally and compete at the highest level of youth soccer.
All players welcome from U4 to U19, every level of play is available. For entry level players, we have the In-House program, for top talent from across the region, we offer multiple state champions, USYS National League, Desert Conference, ECNL, and we are the only club in the state with direct ties to both MLS and NWSL Academies. Development Academy (DA) has formally dissolved for both boys and girls but there is a new and improved league on the horizon. You can learn more about the newly formed MLS Youth Academy League HERE. More details to come.
Questions? Contact Us
RETURNING PLAYERS: We Have A Place For You!
April, 16 2020
RSL-AZ Southern Arizona families:
There is still so much uncertainty surrounding when we can start the 2020/2021 soccer season. While things seem to be changing rapidly and largely out of our control, we trust that some sense of normalcy will soon return. One thing that won’t change is that we are committed to you, our soccer family, and this community and the continued growth and success of the players you entrust to us.
As you are all aware, Club tryouts are usually in early May and involve the congregation of multiple age groups of players, coaches, officials, and parents. In following with clear guidelines of the medical and scientific communities, we feel this would put unnecessary risk on the safety and health of our players and this community. We will be making changes this year to the tryout process for current RSL Southern AZ players in an effort to make this time stress free for our families and provide the highest level of safety.
RSL Southern AZ is offering all of our returning players the opportunity to accept a roster spot without the need for a tryout. We hope this gives you peace of mind and allows you to focus on your family’s safety and health. If you are offered a spot and accept, your roster position will be secure regardless of whether we are able to conduct traditional tryouts later this summer. We have a player evaluation system within our club that when coupled with a coach and director assessment, assists us by correctly identifying the appropriate level and environment for each player. This will be even more important this year due to the disruption of this season and the traditional tryout process that assists us in forming teams for the
upcoming season. The next steps you can expect from this process are as follows.
• All players from the 2019/2020 season will receive an offer for a specific team for the upcoming season in the coming weeks, we will work closely with our coaches to roll this out as quickly and accurately as possible. This offer will be based on their performance in training and matches during the 2019/2020 season.
• Players will receive an offer for an age group whose specific rosters will be determined prior to the start of
• When you receive your offer, we encourage that you accept it promptly to assist us with team formation
We value each and every one of our players, families, and coaches. We couldn’t be prouder of what we achieved together this past season and look forward with hope to what next season has to offer. We can’t wait to get back on the field and to provide a growth platform for these players.
Stay safe and have hope.
RSL-AZ Southern Arizona Board of Directors and Coaches