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 What is Utah Glory Soccer Club?

Utah Glory is a non-profit competitive youth soccer club, based in the greater Salt Lake area, committed to developing the most technical players in the Western United States. This is accomplished through our club training philosophies, our coaching staff, and our complete focus and attention to EVERY team and player in the club. You can read our complete Club Philosophy by clicking here.

 What is the time commitment? When are practices and games? How much travel is expected?

Utah Glory is a year long commitment. Tryouts occur in the Spring, usually the week of Memorial Day and teams are formed by the second week in June. If your player is offered a position with Utah Glory Soccer Club, it is expected that they are committed for the full year, June-May.

Teams typically conduct training 2-3 times per week. Practice times can vary, they are set by the team’s coach and are year round. In the winter months, teams train indoors and will need to secure a training time at a facility at the expense of the team. The Utah Glory Soccer Club offers an indoor training center at a minimal cost to it's teams for this purpose, but they are not required to use our facility and can choose to go elsewhere during the winter months.

Teams compete in the UYSA competitive soccer Spring and Fall Leagues and can expect roughly one-two games per week. Teams will play Home and Away games. Away games often involve some local travel. It is not uncommon for league games to be played in areas surrounding the Salt Lake Valley, such as Utah County, Tooele Count and Davis County. 

During summer months and winter months, teams typically compete in local and out-of-state soccer tournaments. These tournaments are extra costs and will be paid per team. The frequency of out-of -state tournaments can differ depending on the coach and the age group. Typically, out-of-state soccer tournament travel increases with age and play level. Younger teams may travel to one or two out-of-state or local tournaments each year. 

During winter months, teams often compete in local indoor soccer leagues at an additional cost.

 How do I find my child's age group? 

Utah Glory Soccer Club will be changing age deadlines in accordance with US Youth Soccer and UYSA mandates beginning June 1, 2016. Teams will be assembled per calendar birth year or players have the option of playing 'up' to remain on their current roster.

2016-17 Season Age Brackets:

1998 U19
U19 U19 U19 U19 U19 U19 U19 U19 U19 U19 U19
1999 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18 U18
2000 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17 U17
2001 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16 U16
2002 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15 U15
2003 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14 U14
2004 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13 U13
2005 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12 U12
2006 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11 U11
2007 U10 U10 U10 U10
U10 U10 U10 U10 U10 U10
U10 U10
2008 U09 U09 U09 U09 U09 U09 U09
U09 U09 U09
U09 U09

What do I need for registration if my child is new to soccer? 

Photo of player, copy of birth certificate, registration fees, UYSA login information, Team assignment code (not required, but helpful)

 How do I contact the club's registrar?

Sara Vander Veur – Club Registrar      801-915-3205    sara@utahglorysoccer.com
All player registrations are done online through the UYSA portal found here. You cannot register your Competitive League player for the 2016-17 season until June 6th.

 What is the Glory Juniors / Academy Program? 

Glory Juniors is a program for boys and girls ages 4-7 years old that focuses on player development set in an environment that fosters a child’s love for the game. The Jr's program will promote a higher level of technical instruction within a fun soccer environment. Essentially, we want to give the game of soccer back to the children. The program runs year round, with registration on-going, but most teams are made up during registration in the early summer months. Teams practice weekly and learn basic soccer fundamentals, then they participate in fall and spring season play with other Competitive clubs' academy teams. Indoor soccer is also an option for our Academy teams for an additional cost per player and is optional. The cost for our Glory Jr's program is $295 and includes a full uniform, fall and spring season play and year round training.

 What are Juniors / Academy practices like? 

Unlike traditional recreational soccer, all Jr's players in a single age group practice together. Under the direction of a Juniors Director of Coaching and supported by the club’s professional national and state licensed training staff, age appropriate activities are offered that work towards the long term development of the players. Players will work on individual skills in large groups under the direction of a licensed trainer. Players will also rotate through training stations or be separated into small groups for multi-player small group training all under the direction of licensed trainers. Emphasis is on skill development and learning to "love the ball" all in a positive stress-free environment. And finally, every practice will provide opportunities to play the game.