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. Founded in 2009, the Utah Glory Soccer Club is based in South Jordan, Utah and has over 400 members. We strive in helping our players achieve their goals and improve their athletic abilities through our club training philosophies and our complete focus and attention to EVERY team and player in the club. You can read our complete Club Philosophy by clicking here. You can also learn more about the Utah Glory Soccer Club here.
What is the time commitment?
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.
When are practices and games?
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.
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.
How much travel is expected?
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 age groups are determined by the player's birth year in accordance to the US Youth Soccer guidelines and policies.
Age Groups for the 2020-21 seasonal year are listed below:
U9 - 2012
U10 - 2011
U11 - 2010
U12 - 2009
U13 - 2008
U14 - 2007
U15 - 2006
U16 - 2005
U17 - 2004
U18 - 2003
U19 - 2002
What do I need for registration if my child is new to competitive soccer?
- Head shot photo of player
- Copy of birth certificate or passport
- Registration fees
- Affinity account login information
- Team assignment code (given with team placement offer)
All player registrations are done online through the Affinity registration portal found here. You cannot register your player for the next season until tryouts have concluded and an offer has been made for your player.
How do I contact the club's registrar?
Call, text or email Sara King, Club Registrar at 801-915-3205 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $325 and includes a uniform, fall and spring season play and 8 months of training. U4/U5 is $100 per year. Email email@example.com for more information.
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.
What uniform will my player need?
Utah Glory is an Under Armour sponsored soccer club and our kits include Under Armour's top quality jerseys, shorts and socks which includes a practice jersey. Goalie kits are also available. This uniform kit cost is NOT included in the club fee unless they are Academy age.
- Glory JR's Uniform Kit: 1 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts. Kit is included in registration fee.
- Required Uniform Kit U9 and older: 3 jerseys (Home, Away and Practice), 2 shorts, 2 socks. Approximate cost is $170.
- Optional Items: Backpacks $50, Warm Ups $90, Goalie Jersey (Long sleeve) $40
Order your player's uniform kit online at www.soccer.com once you get instructions from your Coach or Team Manager. Uniforms are ordered on a 2-year cycle. Order uniforms early so you have your kit in time for your first tournament.
How much does it cost to play for Utah Glory?
Club fees vary depending on the age of your player. Utah Glory is a non-profit organization and we rely on donations and sponsors to help keep our club fees to a minimum each year. Club soccer relies on player's fees because unlike city or county recreation programs, we operate independently under the Utah Youth Soccer Association. The club reserves, insures and pays for our own home fields, field equipment, club administration costs, schedulers and assignors, etc.
U13 and older $695
Families can pay for their player's registration fees with different options explained below.
- Option 1 - you can pay at the time of online registration the full Club registration fee.
- Option 2 - you can pay in four (4) installment payments over the next few months with a down payment at the time of registration.
We offer this extended payment option to help families fit it into their monthly budgets. Contact Sara for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-915-3205. Club fees must be paid in full prior to February 1st unless otherwise approved by Club Admin.
What other costs should I expect?
TEAM FEES: Depending upon the age and playing level of a team, every team also has separate team expenses based on the activity choices made for that team (which are items not covered by Club Registration Fees). Your Coach or Team Manager will provide information to you about any team expenses for your child’s team and will collect those fees separately. Additionally, during the season the club provides fundraising opportunities to club families to help offset these team expenses. Team Managers will hand out information of estimated team fees for year at team meeting. Those items may be:
- Coaches Fees
- Tournament Registration Fees
- State Cup/Region Cup fees
- Seasonal referee fees
- Winter indoor training rental
- Winter indoor leagues
- Special events your team may want to participate in, etc.
UYSA Registration Fees:
- UYSA Membership Fee $12.25/year (U9-U19) Glory Jr's $9.25/year (U4-U8)
- U9-U11 $42/year
- U12-U14 $50/season
- U15 and older $30/season
- $40 Legacy Field Fee/year
These fees are paid to UYSA when you register your player every year and are subject to change. Contact UYSA directly for updated pricing.