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FC Arizona Welcomes Lifeline Professional Counseling

CHANDLER, Arizona – FC Arizona and Lifeline Professional Counseling (Lifeline PC) have joined forces to bring
mental health resources to FC Arizona families. In an effort to become more than another sports club, FC Arizona has
sought a partnership with Lifeline Professional Counseling, one of the Valley’s most respected outpatient counseling
service providers. With more than 10 years in their respective industries, both organizations have seen a need in recent
years to break stigmas associated with mental health and sports and provide access to mental health professionals.

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    FC Arizona Headquarters

    5780 W Oakland St.  |  Chandler AZ 85248


    FC Arizona Club Philosophy

    Here at FC Arizona, our Technical Staff takes pride and dedication in demonstrating professionalism and success by providing a platform for our players to develop and showcase their skill set. We have a clear and present pathway enabling our state of the art curriculum which now offers each and every player an opportunity to progress through our structure system leading into our professional teams who participate in NPSL, UPSL, and WPSL leagues.

    FC Arizona is now headed by our Technical Director who is UEFA Pro License qualified and supported by our Directors of Coaching who are also UEFA qualified coaches and former professional soccer players with experiences from all over the world. Our aim is to deliver and provide an authentic training program unlike any other club in the state by focusing on developing not just the athlete but also the person on and off the pitch.

    Educating our players and parents is also one of our main priorities which is why we will be reaching out to our families and community on a regular basis. Engaging and interacting decisively and diligently will also take priority within our club and our values as we focus on the development and growth of our stakeholders who are committed to FC Arizona.

    What Families Can Expect

    • Communication and transparency in the welfare and development of the players
    • Up-to-date interaction with coaches and technical staff
    • Parental education workshops
    • Access to the Professional team Players for Mentorship, and Speciality Clinics
    • UEFA Qualified Coaches
    • Goalkeeper Director of Coaching and specific training
    • Season Ticket for each player to the Professional Games including NPSL, UPSL, and WPSL games.
    • College ID Tournament, with over 40 College Coaches.
    • The same practice field location, consistently throughout the Season.
    • Fully qualified and licensed head coaches
    • Club code of conduct and values implemented consistently

    Admin Staff

    Administrative Staff


    Jamie Landreman


    Ryan Purtell


    Tara Koleski

    Jamie the Owner and President of FC Arizona. He works closely with both Directors of Coaching in handling all soccer-related business decisions as well as partnerships. You can reach him at jamie@fcarizona.com.

    Ryan holds a UEFA B Coaching License. He is an Assistant Coach on the NPSL First Team and also the Director of Coaching for the FC Arizona youth program. He can be reached at ryan@fcarizona.com.

    Tara has a USSF B license, NSCAA Premier, and DFB “B” License. She is the director of the girls’ academy program and the UWS First and Second Team’s Head Coach. She can be reached at tara.koleski@fcarizona.com.


    Chris Mercer


    Stephen Paylor


    Chris Azanger

    Chris is in charge of the Business Operations side of the club. He assists families with scholarship eligibility application and billing. He can be reached at chris@fcarizona.com.

    Stephen will oversee FC Arizona’s Youth Academy. He will focus on making sure our younger teams properly develop. He can be reached at stephen.paylor@fcarizona.com

    Chris runs all of the REC/Grassroots programs throughout the Valley for FC Arizona. He can be reached at chris.azanger@fcarizona.com.


    Thom Intrieri


    Chris Keeney


    Brandy Taylor

    Thom is a former professional soccer player with extensive coaching experience and demonstrated success at both youth and college levels. He can be reached at thom.intrieri@fcarizona.com.

    Keeney, an MLS and USL veteran, is charged with organizing the processes for ticket & corporate partnership sales for the club along with developing the front office structure, strategy & stadium relations. He can be reached at chris.keeney@fcarizona.com.

    Brandy is in charge of Youth Operations in Maricopa. She is also our field coordinator and registrar for all NPSL, UWS, UPSL and Youth Leagues. She can be reached at brandy.taylor@fcarizona.com.


    Melissa Helmkamp


    Chris Voigt


    Christiam Carrillo

    Melissa oversees FC Arizona’s Team Mangers, Social Events and FanGear. She is also the liaison between the PrimeSports (UNIFORMS) and our club. She can be reached at melissa.helmkamp@fcarizona.com.

    Voigt, a GCU Alum, handles all things digital -Social Media, Photography, Videography & Media Relations Coordinator. He can be reached at chris.voigt@fcarizona.com.

    Christiam oversees everything the organization can offer in products & services including tickets, corporate partnerships, marketing & advertising campaigns. He can be reached at christiam.carrillo@fcarizona.com.

    Coaching Staff

    FC Arizona Coaching Staff

    Top Prospects

    Top Prospects

    FC Arizona is proud to offer full professional videos for college recruitment!

    Costs are:

    $795 per player/recruitment video paid via check only

    Shoot 2-3 games

    $150 per game beyond 3 games

    –        Game footage shot by TPVP

    –        Game footage supplied by athlete (if necessary)

    –        Interview with athlete

    –        Interview with coach

    –        Editing

    –        Two (2) reviews/changes

    –        Upload to YouTube and TopProspectVideos.com and requested websites such as VEO

    –        Allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to edit recruitment video after completion of all shooting.

    –        Length of time will depend on the number of videos and other unexpected circumstances.

    –        * Interviews with athletes can be done prior or after one of the games

    –        SOCCER PLAYERS questionnaire

    –        Review questions but do not write out or rehearse answers.

    –        You can prepare for your interview, contact the Club for details


    College Planning

    FC Arizona College Plan and Timeline

    At FC Arizona, we take our players seriously when they want to commit to playing at a higher level. We offer several components to help players successfully make the move to a college program.

    You can use the links below to download our suggested timeline, outlines for reaching out to coaches, and using our partners like College Fit Finder and Top Prospects Videos to put your player on the path toward her or his college dreams.

    FC Arizona College Timeline

    This PDF will give you guidance on a multi-year plan to get the attention of colleges.

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    College Fit Finder

    Click the button below to go to College Fit Finder, where our players can form a plan.

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    Top Prospects Videos

    We have partnered with Top Prospects Videos to give our players the options for individual videos.

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    How to Contact College Coaches

    Click the button below for a general template to reach out to college coaches.

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    How to Follow Up with College Coaches

    Click the button below for a template about how to follow up with college coaches.

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    What Is College Fit Finder?

    Download the PDF below to understand what College Fit Finder can mean for your player.

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    8 Steps Toward College Recruitment

    Download the PDF below to understand everything you need to do to play soccer in college.

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