About the Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club:
The Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club started in 1999 when 20 recreational teams left the Ahwatukee YMCA to form what would become the Valley's largest parent-run club.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club will strive to instill a passion and a love of the game in all of its members. The club will create a positive team environment, where teaching the game of soccer will be balanced with academics, family and the community.
A brief history of the Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club:
1999: Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club was founded
- 20 teams left the Ahwatukee YMCA to form the club
- All teams were parent-coached teams; there were no paid trainers or coaches involved with the club
2001: AFSC began using professional trainers
- Ahwatukee Summer Skills training was started
2002: AFSC hired its first paid employee
- Coaching Director Patrick Andrew was hired for adding goalie training and functional training
2004: AFSC added a tournament
- Pecos Park opened and became the home field of the club
- First year for the Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Fest tournament
2006-07: AFSC continues to grow while increasing its competitiveness
- 27 teams participated
- Our U17 boys traveled to Brazil over spring break
- Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Fest grew to 135 teams
- The '96 Team Xtreme girls capped the most impressive run in the AFSC's history, finishing second in the Arizona State Championships
- Ahwatukee girls finished in the top six in the state in three successive age groups. Team Xtreme finished second in U11, the Rowleys were fourth in U12 and the Blizzard were among the final six in U13.
- Ahwatukee fielded 22 teams
- Almost all teams have a professional trainer/coach involved with them, and any parents who coach have licenses and playing experience
- Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Fest attracted 124 teams. Three Ahwatukee teams won titles and two others won silver medals.
- Any parents who coach are licensed coaches and have playing experience
- '96 Ahwatukee girls finish in the top three in the state for the second straight year
- AFSC moves to a more centralized system
- Ahwatukee fielding 19 teams
- biggest year for Ahwatukee Soccer Fest. The tournament hosted 195 teams.
- Ahwatukee fielding 14 teams