In this section you will find links to information within the CDO Website as well as to resources from external websites.
CDO Soccer Club holds player placements each season during the open tryout window of May 1st - July 1st as defined in the Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) bylaws. During the open tryout window players may freely attend placement sessions of any AYSA member club without restriction. Outside of the defined open tryout period, any player registered with an affiliated AYSA organization, must get their home club's permission in order to participate in any practices, games, tournaments, or tryouts/evaluations with another club.
The process of player placements varies by age group and the nature of the team. For instance, in the U5-U8 (5-8 years of age) groups no player placements are held. In this age group enrollment within our Player Development Pathway (PDP) begins in the late June early July time-frame and remains open until all spaces are filled. There are 4 sessions during the season with the first session starting late August and last session starting March of following year. Click Here to Enroll! (no payment required at this time).
Older teams U9 (9 years of age) and above, conduct player placements each season starting on May 1st. Players are evaluated by our coaching resources and placed on teams that are aligned with their developmental needs. To register for CDO Soccer Club U9-U19 Tryouts Click Here to Sign Up (no payment required at this time).
The information in this section is designed to engage, and educate parents with information about youth soccer.
1) Click Here to see the 6 pillars of a Fulfilling Youth Soccer Experience
2) Click Here to improving your spectator skills
3) Click Here to access Parent Resources at US Youth Soccer
In this section you will find information on ways to help you son or daughter be at their best.
1) US Youth Players Guide
Additional resources and information will be added periodically.
he information in this section is designed to provide parents with information about the Laws of soccer. In particular, we have include video links that do a nice job of explaining Offside (Law 11) and The Field of Play (Law 1).
1) Click Here to learn about Law 11 - Offside
2) Click Here to learn about Law 1 - The Field of Play
3) Click Here to read about ALL the Laws of the Game
If you have questions and are not sure who to contact, this section list the club volunteer and leadership resources. Use the below information to determine who and how to contact club resources.
1. For questions about your practice schedule or game schedule contact your team manager or coach.
2. If you do not know your team manager, contact the Team's Manager Representative using link below.
3. For questions about uniforms, contact the Uniform Coordinator using using link below.
CDO Soccer Club is a community based, volunteer run, youth sports organization. When all members of the club work together we are able to provide our young athletes with the best soccer experience possible. As the saying goes, “Many hands make lite work”.
Having members take key roles in the club such as Coaching, Managing a Team, Board Member, or Event Coordinator are critical to the health and success of our club.
Team Volunteer Roles
- Assistant Coach
- Team Manager
- Team Treasurer
- Team Fundraising Coordinator
Club Administration Volunteer Roles
In this section you will find information that explains the overall structure for Soccer in the US and how CDO Soccer fits into that structure.
There are several national level youth organizations that report to US Soccer which is the governing body for Soccer in the United States. The national youth organization for CDO Soccer Club is US Youth Soccer.
US Soccer -> US Youth Soccer -> Arizona Youth Soccer Association -> CDO Soccer Club
US Youth Soccer is organized by State Associations and groups of associations form Regions. The Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) is part of Region IV. Click Here to see a map of the US Youth Soccer Regions. US Youth Soccer and the state associations hold annual tournament events which allow teams to compete for state championships, regional championships, all the way to national tournament games.
CDO Soccer teams play in various leagues. Our local league is Pima County Junior Soccer League (commonly referred to as PCJSL). The league is responsible for grouping teams into divisions and flights, scheduling games, and all other aspects of conducting the league play such as scheduling fields and providing referees. PCJSL fits into a league hierarchy where Division 1 teams U13 and above can be promoted to State League. Click Here to go to the PCJSL Home page.
The Port of Subs league is similar to PCJSL but accommodates teams in the greater Phoenix area. Given the size of the Phoenix area the Port of Subs league is much bigger than PCJSL. NOTE: CDO soccer club teams could apply and play in the Phoenix area Port of Subs league although that would require a team to travel to Phoenix every weekend for league play,