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Center of Excellence

Welcome to the 1st Annual Phoenix Rising Professional Academy Center of Excellence for Winter 2023. The Phoenix Rising Center of Excellence is a club-neutral and free supplemental training program for U11 and U12 players from across the Valley. The program will consist of a tryout followed by selection of up to 30 players in each age group on both the boys and girls sides. 

This program provides an opportunity for your son or daughter to train with our MLS Next and ECNL coaches alongside the top players in Phoenix. This is a TRAINING ONLY opportunity for all players regardless of club affiliation. 

Tryout Details:

When:  Saturday, January 7th, 2023

8:30am-10am - 2012 Boys and 2011 Girls

10:30-12pm - 2011 Boys and 2012 Girls

Where:  Phoenix Rising Youth Training Facility

at 751 N McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ

If selected, your player will receive a free Center of Excellence training top and six free training sessions with our professional coaching staff. All sessions will be at the Phoenix Rising Youth Training Facility. If a position is offered and your player accepts, it will be expected that they are able to attend all six training sessions.

Boys Sessions will be 7-8:30 PM on six consecutive Wednesdays from January 18th - February 22nd
Girls Sessions will be 6-7:30 PM on six consecutive Mondays from January 23rd - February 27th

The Center of Excellence is open to current Phoenix Rising Youth Soccer players as well as players from any other club in the Valley. If you are a non-Phoenix Rising player, you will need to return a signed copy of the below training release by the start of tryouts. As a reminder, this is a TRAINING ONLY environment and that is reflected on the player release. No activities will occur outside the dates outlined.

For any questions regarding the Boys COE, please contact William Malott at

For any questions regarding the Girls COE, please contact Lee Summerscales at