The Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club (formally Gilbert Soccer Club) was created in 1992 as an offshoot of the Gilbert Youth Soccer Association (GYSA). GYSA recognized the need in the community to create a place where the highly advanced players could develop and test their skills against the best players throughout Arizona. It was slow going in the first few years, but Arizona Arsenal Soccer club has now grown to over 60 competitive teams, Arsenal Youth Development Program and Little Strikers with over 1100 players. Most of these players go on to play for the local high schools and many will then continue on to play in college.
Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club competes in the Boys and Girls Elite Clubs National League and has won over 20 state championships in the clubs existence. In addition, many Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club players have been selected over the years to participate in National Team Camps, US Training Centers, ODP Regional Teams and ODP Arizona State Teams.
Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club teams travel out of state and compete against the best the country has to offer. Several teams are ranked regionally and nationally. The professional coaching staff includes Teachers, former college players, most with national level coaching licenses. Many of these coaches also coach local high school and community college soccer teams and have played professionally. Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club works to ensure that every youth player in Arizona has the chance to reach their potential on the soccer field and in life.