The 2009 MLS Cup Champions and Grande Sports World have teamed up to apply for an Academy program in Arizona beginning in 2010.
RSL Arizona Professional Soccer Academy
Real Salt Lake, current Major League Soccer Champion, is teaming up with Grande Sports World to take the necessary steps to host a funded US Soccer Development Academy Program in Arizona beginning in August 2010. Under Major League Soccer guidelines, Real Salt Lake has development rights in Arizona and in fact, has been conducting U16 and U18 summer youth academy programs with much success since 2007.
Highlights of RSL Arizona's summer program include a 2008 US Club Soccer National Championship, the 2008 SUM Cup Championship (U17 Championship between all MLS Youth Academies) that awarded the team a trip to Madrid, Spain to play in the 2009 World Club Championships. At the 2009 World Club Championships, the team finished a very respectable 1-1-1 with matches against the likes of Athletico Madrid (Spain) and Partizan Belgrade (Serbia). Additionally, Real Salt Lake has tagged (identified and maintain MLS rights to) 4 future first team prospects from this summer program. Real Salt Lake is commited to working with current club directors to help create greater opportunities for players and bring a consistent professional influence to the Arizona soccer community.
For players who are interested in learning more about RSLAZ Development Academy Program, US Soccer Development Academy or Grande Sports World facilities, select, complete and submit the player interest form.
Wednesday, March 10
U18 5:00 PM
U16 6:30 PM
Location Grande Sports World
12684 West Gila Bend Highway
Casa Grande, Arizona 85193