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    FC Arizona Headquarters

    5780 W Oakland St.  |  Chandler AZ 85248


    Philosophy

    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

    PRESIDENT

    Jamie Landreman

    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

    Andy Williams

    DIRECTOR OF COACHING

    Ryan Purtell

    Jamie the Owner and President of FC Arizona. He works closely with Andy Williams, the Technical Director of the Club, in handling all soccer-related business decisions as well as partnerships. You can reach him at jamie@fcarizona.com.

    Andy is the Technical Director of the Club and handles everything from the Club’s coaching direction to day-to-day operations. He is also the Head Coach for NPSL & UPSL. He can be reached at andy.williams@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.

    DIRECTOR OF COACHING - WOMEN / GIRLS

    Tara Koleski

    DIRECTOR OF YOUTH ACADEMY

    Stephen Paylor

    DIRECTOR OF RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

    Chris Azanger

    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.

    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 our REC/Grassroots programs through the Valley. He can be reached at chris.azanger@fcarizona.com.

    DIRECTOR OF COACHING - UNITED PROGRAM

    Thom Intrieri

    DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

    Chris Keeney

    DIRECTOR OF RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

    Chris Mercer

    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.

    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.

    DIRECTOR OF CLUB OPERATIONS

    Brandy Taylor

    DIRECTOR OF CLUB OPERATIONS

    Melissa Helmkamp

    DIRECTOR OF SALES

    Christiam Carrillo

    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 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.

    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.

    DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA

    Chris Voigt

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

    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.

    Click here

    Top Prospects Videos

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

    Click here

    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.

    Click here

    What Is College Fit Finder?

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

    Click here

    8 Steps Toward College Recruitment

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

    Click here

    Who We Are

    Who We Are

    FC Arizona is a highly competitive and community driven professional soccer club in the state of Arizona. As a club, we adhere ourselves in the growth and development of our players and our coaches to the highest standards.

    At FC Arizona, we educate our coaches to deliver our program and product to allow our players to compete and progress to a higher level by following our club curriculum and player development pathway. Our program is designed to allow our players to express themselves and grow as individuals both on and off the pitch.

    We believe our club values and ambitions will enable all players of equal opportunity to participate in an environment that will not only grow them as athletes though also develop them as well-rounded young individuals. Good manners, respect for the game, and humility towards teammates, competitors, coaches, and referees are all hallmarks of the players in our program.

    Creating a successful soccer athlete requires certain characteristics and personality traits when developing our young player and as a club we pride ourselves in our authenticity and integrity to fulfill this without our program and structure.


    Building Pathways

    Building Pathways

    Building Pathways

    Building Pathways works in partnership with FC Arizona, a youth non-profit soccer club located in Chandler, Arizona. Building Pathways was established in conjunction with FC Arizona to serve youth beyond the field and support the needs of youth regarding mental health, healthy living, and leadership skill development. Soccer will be used a vehicle to breakthrough and support mental health issues.

    Mission Statement

    We want to be the first program in Arizona to combine soccer and whole-body training to empower the entire body and mind, through a comprehensive training program connecting participants to resources that strengthen individuals to create change in communities promoting inclusivity, health consciousness, and collaboration stemming from a soccer learning environment.

    Submission

    Applicant Name: FC Arizona- Building Pathways

    Address: 5780 W Oakland Street Chandler, AZ 85226

    Website: www.building-pathways.org and www.fcarizona.com

    Project Director:

    Tara Koleski, Vice President

    T: (480) 737-2804

    Email: tara.koleski@fcarizona.com

    Date of Submission: August 25, 2022