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Rising Select (2003-09)

RISING SELECT 2003-2009

The Select program is team-based environment, with a Head Coach assigned to the team for the season.  At times, teams in the same age group will conduct combined practices and coaches will work across the age group to share different coaching styles.  Winning is an important objective and can be defined in several ways including the score, succeeding with implementing a game plan, raising the performance of players and achieving individual and team objectives.  Our coaches are trained to challenge players for improvement and adhere to the player development objectives for each age group and team.

Quick Facts

  • Players are selected at tryout to become a member of a age appropriate team with a Head Coach for the season.
  • 2 scheduled 75-90 minute training sessions per week, 6+ league games per season (Fall and Spring) and 4-6 tournaments.
  • Game format mandated by US Soccer – U11/12 - 9v9 and U12 and older – 11v11.
  • Select players earn playing time with fine performances and commitment to training.  Select players are guaranteed at least 40% of playing time through the season.  We don’t select players unless we intend to play them.
  • All players participate in the club's Leadership and Citizenship Program.
  • Parents order the PRFC Nike Uniform package including, training uniform, home and away uniform, bag and tracksuit.
  • Professionally coached following the Phoenix Rising Technical Plan.
  • A feature of participating in the Select program is a 8-9 month opportunity to learn and play.  Our teams train and play August to March/April with supplemental training opportunities during the summer.

Rising Select is extremely popular with players and parents wishing to experience the exhilaration of competition and those that value contributing to a team.  Our teams play in a premier league competition in Phoenix and many of our players become successful middle school and high school athletes.   Competitive participation requires an increased commitment for families and we also promote life balance – we strongly encourage players to work hard at school and participate in after school activities.  Our players are often successful multi-sports athletes, succeed academically and pursue music and arts.