Congratulations to FC Arizona’s Technical Director and First Team Head Coach Dave Rogers on receiving his UEFA Pro license!

This is a tremendous accomplishment as Dave is the only person in Arizona who holds this license, one of 6 in the USA and he’s part of a very small group who holds this license worldwide!

President Jamie Landreman, “I am very excited to have someone with Dave’s experience and professionalism running FC Arizona. It is great for our club and our community, and I am excited what the future holds. To have a coach with the same qualifications as Jurgen Klopp, Guardiola, Mourinho, etc in our club working with Arizona players has to be an exciting time for anyone who wants to develop within the game or wants to be in a professional environment.

We are doing exciting things, we have plans to do amazing things and what we have accomplished in a short time has been spectacular! I am grateful to have Dave part of FC Arizona, our community and my family. Congratulations!”

Dave Rogers, “It’s been nine long years since I retired from Professional Soccer at the age of 36. Playing gave me some of the most wonderful memories and life-changing opportunities that I could only dream of having as a child growing up in the working-class city of Liverpool.

In 2013 I began the transition from a player to a coach. I knew in order to reach my targets and aspirations in my coaching career that I would need to put as much, if not more, time, effort, sacrifice, and commitment to enhance my coaching education. Taking myself out of my comfort zone and applying unlimited hours to re-educate myself of the beautiful game has finally come to fruition this week. 

I am absolutely delighted, grateful, and proud to announce that I am now one of only a couple of thousand professional coaches on the planet to hold all four of the most valued and prestigious UEFA coaching Qualifications.

  • UEFA B Diploma
  • UEFA A Diploma
  • UEFA A Youth Elite Diploma
  • UEFA PRO License Diploma

You have all played a part in helping me grow my coaching education and development.  I am excited to continue my journey. My dedication to become the best coach and person I can be will never stop.

To all of our Players, Coaches, Staff, Volunteers, and the wonderful Parents & Guardians of FC Arizona, I thank you, and I am proud and humbled to lead our club.”