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North Scottsdale Soccer Club

Welcome to North Scottsdale Soccer Club. We are a growing, family-oriented soccer club located in North Scottsdale. We offer the full youth soccer experience, from recreational to competitive.

2024-25 Sandsharks Competitive Program

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2024 Summer Camp REGISTER HERE

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Fall 2024 Recreational Soccer Registration Open

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Questions? Please contact:

Mate Kozul

Director of Coaching
Phone: 602-434-7219

USSF A License
USSF National Youth License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Premier Diploma
USL Pro League "Coach of the Year" 1998
Yavapai College National Champion 1990
NIKE Elite Pro Player
10 Year Professional Soccer Player:
Croatia - Belgium - United States

Edson Rico

Coaching staff member
Phone: 602-618-8819

Edson Rico grew up playing both in Mexico and the United States. After playing in middle school and high school, a coach from Yavapai College in Prescott recruited him for their first soccer team. The team went on to win the NJCAA National Championship during Edson's second year there. Edson was 2 time all American. Based on his performance, a scout then took Edson to  play professionally in Belgium from 1992-1996. 

 This gave Edson the opportunity to travel Europe, experience all kinds of new things, and get paid for playing the game he loves. With his youth, college, and professional experiences, he got to learn different styles of play.

Upon returning to the United States in 1996, Edson played with the semi-pro Tucson Fireballs and then the Arizona Sahuaros after moving to the Valley. While playing with those semi-pro teams, he helped to coach as well and also started to coach recreational and competitive youth soccer in North Scottsdale Soccer Club.


Assistant Director of Coaching
Phone: 602-327-9495

USSF National B License
USSF National Youth License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma
B.S. in Kinesiology - Arizona State University
All State Selection Central High School
Two year Captain Glendale Community College
Played for Grand Canyon State University