About us

Coach Hatfield founded Arizona Soccer Academy, 2007, in Scottsdale, Arizona after a very successful career as a professional soccer player and trainer. The ASA mission is to enlighten youth players of the opportunities that exist in soccer and life. Coach Hatfield is dedicated to building well rounded, healthy players who value hardwork, teamwork and a love of the game. Hatfield and her coaching team introduce soccer fundamentals beginning at age two to build a solid foundation for success in a structured, safe and fun environment. Coaching provided to boys and girls of all levels.

Club History

Coach Hatfield founded Arizona Soccer Academy (ASA), 2007, in Phoenix metropolitan area and greater Arizona after a very successful career as a professional soccer player and trainer. She wanted to create an opportunity for very young (2 years old and up) players to be introduced to the sport and begin developing skills. Coach Hatfield also wanted to offer soccer to all youth players regardless of any life challenges. The ASA mission is to enlighten youth players of the opportunities that exist in soccer and life. Coach Hatfield is dedicated to building well rounded, healthy players who value hardwork, teamwork and a love of the game. Hatfield and her coaching team introduce soccer fundamentals beginning at age two to build a solid foundation for success in a structured, safe and fun environment.

Coaching provided to boys and girls of all levels.

ASA has expanded reach into,

  • United Soccer Academy (USA)
  • Arizona Soccer University for college recruiting
  • Girl with a Goal
  • Boy with Goal
  • Athletic Mapping with consultants available for advice


Tamera Hatfield

PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF COACHING

 

Arizona Soccer Academy: President & Director of Coaching

Founded a new soccer club in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2007 to enlighten youth players of the opportunities that exist in soccer and life throughout the world. Coaching provided to boys and girls of all levels.

City of Scottsdale: Arizona Soccer Academy current independent contractor ages 2 – 6

Desert Foothills Athletic Club: Director of Operations, Coach and trainer, 2005 to 2007

Tempe Soccer Club: Coach and trainer; 2003 to 2005

SC Del Sol: Participated in the Coerver Method of Coaching under Paul Mariner; Coach and trainer for Xtreme teams for multiple age groups; Head trainer for recreational program; Head trainer for Summer Skills program

Arizona Heatwave W1 franchise in the United Soccer Leagues Western Division: Assistant Coach inaugural year 2001

Paradise Valley Soccer Club: Trainer; Presented and implemented skills and higher level of play

Moon Valley Soccer Club: Contracted trainer for in-house Recreational Develpment Program; Trainer for U4-U6 Program

Trintoc Soccer Club: Player; Coach and trainer

Tus Niederkirchen Professional Team: 3 Year Professional contracted player; Tus Niederkirchen German Championship 1993; Supercup Championship 1993

Saint Mary’s High School: Trainer for varsity boys team

7 years experience in kinesiotherapy / physical therapy / sports medicine

Private training for 13 years with Luis Dabo

Several Arizona State championships

Selected to play at the US Olympic Training Center for 5 consecutive years

Selected for the Youth National Development Training Camp held in California

Began playing with the Arizona Youth Soccer Association at age 7

 



Gary King

Director of Goalkeeping
USA Girls Team Head Coach

 

Gary started his playing career at the age of 7 in Southern California where he grew up, playing his club soccer in the OJSC Coast Soccer League (CSL). He went on to play nine seasons winning multiple League, League Cup, and State Cup Championships. Playing for his high school also earned him three varsity letters and was named twice to the All County Team.

After high school, Gary went on to become the starting goalkeeper for the first division Cosmos FC based in southern California for the next five seasons, leading the league in saves and shut outs, and competing in multiple regional and national tournaments.

His coaching career began in 1991 when he was asked to coach his high school alma maters boys’ varsity team. Under his guidance, the team went on to have 3 successful seasons winning two league championships and a trip to the semi-finals of the CIF (California) state championship.

Moving to Arizona in 1995, he was selected as the starting goalkeeper for the “Arizona Phoenix” in the USISL, MLS 2nd division where he lead the league in saves and was awarded the team’s Most Valuable Player Award.

Combining his coaching knowledge and over three decades of playing experience, Gary has developed and implemented a vigorous, proprietary age specific goalkeeping curriculum that is continually evolving to meet the needs of youth goalkeepers of all ages, experience, and skill levels. He has previously overseen goalkeeper instruction for multiple youth clubs in southern California and Arizona, and is currently the Director of Goalkeeping at the United Soccer Academy based in Phoenix, Arizona. Gary also holds a USSF “F” license and a concussion certification.

 







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ASA Soccer Club Founded

Founded a new soccer club in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2007 to enlighten youth players of the opportunities that exist in soccer and life throughout the world. Coaching provided to boys and girls of all levels.


Cristiano Ronaldo
“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.”


Bill Shankly
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.”



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Another Great Year

Player development despite the challenges


Pelé
“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”


Lionel Messi
“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”



Skills Development for Your Player

Incremental approaches to playing strategy foster collaborative thinking to further the overall team synergy.


Agility

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Speed

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Dexterity

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