Utah Soccer Alliance and USA Metro sponsors over 70 competitive teams, with age groups from U7-U19. These teams compete in state and district competitive leagues sanctioned by the Utah Youth Soccer Association. (UYSA). The U7-U8 USA Academy is for those young players who have a love of soccer and would like to increase their skills with professional training.
The Utah Soccer Alliance competition program is designed to meet the needs of all levels of serious soccer players. We have teams for those players who want to compete at the highest level, teams for those players who simply want to compete at a higher level than a recreation program, and all levels in between. Players receive instruction from professional coaches and trainers. Our premier and elite teams travel to out-of-state tournament and our premier teams compete in RSL State Cup. USA's top players & coaches participate in the Tosh State Select Program (ODP), Director of Coaching Eric Landon, Utah Youth Soccer's DOC.
Utah Soccer Alliance hosts the annual "USA Adidas Cup", a competitive tournament held the 3rd weekend in August. All USA competitive teams compete in this tournament along with other club teams from Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado.
In an effort to fulfill our mission of providing, "a place for everyone to play," three (3) tiers of Club soccer are available to all players in Utah Soccer Alliance.
Recreation: One of the largest programs in the state of Utah, our Recreation tier hosts 2500+ participants, boys and girls, and encourages every child, no matter ability, an opportunity to learn the game of soccer and have fun. The Recreation tier also provides a Top Soccer program, for our special needs players, and operates a U7 and U8 Academy under the guidance of former Real Salt Lake star, and current Head Scout, Andy Williams. Teams will be lead by volunteer coaches with minimal financial, time and travel commitment.
Alliance: The Alliance tier at USA is our intermediate tier; for those individual boys and girls that have perhaps outgrown the Recreation format or simply would enjoy the greater competition of the statewide league format, but still desire more local or regionalized play. Coaches in this tier are volunteer but also required to be State and/or nationally licensed. Team financial, time and travel commitments are kept moderate.
Competition: For the discerning player, the Competition tier engages the player technically, tactically, physically and mentally. Players and teams in this tier are expected to compete for local, regional and national titles. Additionally, these teams (U13 and older) will compete in the four-state Mountain Division of the prestigious National Premier League (NPL) and the UYSA sponsored winter Desert Premier Soccer League (DPSL ) and College Showcase. Players from this tier are scouted for participation on Olympic Development (ODP) pool teams and the highly regarded national scouting and development program sponsored by the NPL and US Club Soccer (id2). Teams will be led by paid, nationally licensed coaches and can expect substantial financial, time and travel commitments year-round.
The mission of USA is to provide every player that desires to play soccer, an appropriate place to play; to help make the soccer experience fun and enjoyable; to instill the principles of fair play and sportsmanship; and to offer the best and most committed players a challenging and rewarding environment where they can achieve their full potential. In doing this, we remember that the game is for the kids.