Pre-Competitive Academy

What is the Pre-Competitive Academy?

The goal of the Pre-Competitive Academy (PCA) is to provide a bridge between the recreational league and our competitive teams. Arkansas United Competitive teams typically start playing in the Arkansas Competitive League at the age of 11U and 12U and play games against some of the best teams in the state. 

The most important benefit to participating in our PCA is the professional training and guidance the players will receive from the licensed Arkansas Rising Coaching Staff. 

In the past, our youngest teams have experienced quite the learning curve with the transition from our recreational league to the ACSL competitive play due to the quality of teams and the increased speed of play.  The focus will be on the development of each individual's technical skills with an introduction to the fundamental tactics within a 7v7 team format to better prepare your player to enter our Competitive Program at 11U. 

About Arkansas Rising


The purpose of Arkansas Rising is about players playing at the appropriate level to enhance their individual player development instead of just forming teams.  We believe that the overall level of training will improve, therefore creating a more challenging playing environment for each player, regardless of their placement within the club.  Research shows that when a player is placed at the appropriate level, their opportunity for growth will 'rise'.  This partnership expands our talent and the depth created will lead to more accurate player placement thus allowing more room for individual players to grow from within the organization. 

Contact Us

Contact Info

Arkansas Rising Soccer Club
Phone: 501-868-1212