UCYSA is a local not-for profit volunteer organization serving the youth of Union County, Oregon, since 1982. Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the UCYSA programs or to contact the club.
Union County United
UC United is the select competitive soccer program of UCYSA. The purpose of the program is to facilitate the development of soccer skills, leadership and life skills. The objective is to provide a fun and rewarding playing experience, by facilitating positive learning environments and building intentional team cultures, that facilitate whole player development.
The club has provided select competitive soccer in our community since 2009. UC United select teams play age group full-side competitive soccer. Our club teams have won multiple competitive league titles and tournaments. The program has provided the youth soccer training for many players who have gone on to excel playing the beautiful game in high school and college. Former UC United players make up the vast majority of the LHS teams who have enjoyed sustained success, including the girls team who have won 8 consecutive GOL league titles. Players from our program have been selected for US Soccer regional teams, been named league MVP’s, and received high school All-State recognition.
This program extends beyond teaching soccer skills. It promotes players and coaches to adopt a growth mindset. UCYSA believes in the power of human potential. That players and coaches are not limited by their past experience. That everyone is capable of learning new skills and becoming the best version of them selves. That a positive attitude and consistent effort are the keys to success. And most importantly, that the game belongs to the players, and that youth sports should be a fun and rewarding experience.
UC United Travel Teams
The UC United travel teams are competitive travel teams. There are gender specific 12u and 14/15u teams, in the fall and spring seasons. Each team will travel to Boise up to four times for Saturday doubleheaders in the Idaho District 3 fall league, and there will be additional games against teams from Eastern Oregon and SE Washington. Each team is limited in size, and players are selected for the teams at tryouts. Anyone who is age eligible is welcome to tryout. The 14/15u teams play 11v11, and are for players born in 2003, 2004 and 2005. The 12u teams play 9v9, and are for players who were born in 2006 and 2007. Registration fees will be refunded for anyone not selected for a team.
Spring Select Tryout Schedule:
u12 Boys (2006 & 2007 Birth Dates): Starting Indoors at Riveria Gym; 2/27, 2/28, 3/1; from 4:30-6:00 PM. Wear gym shoes and attire
15 Boys (2003, 2004, 2005 Birth Dates): Starting Indoors at Riveria Gym; 2/26, 2/27, 3/2; from 6:00-7:45 PM. Wear gym shoes and attire
u12 Girls (2006 & 2007 Birth Dates): 3/12, 3/13, 3/15; 5:30-7:00 PM; Island City School
u15 Girls (2003, 2004, 2005): 3/5, 3/7, 3/8; 4:30-6:00 PM; Island City School
Summer Rec Soccer
Registration will open in April for the summer rec leagues.
The rec league games are played in the evenings, Monday-Thursday, and the season will begin in July. The 7u through 11u leagues play games at 6:00 PM, and the 13u and 16u leagues play at 7:15 PM. The season ends August 3rd for the 16u division, and August 10 for the rest. Players are placed on coed teams based on their year of birth. Anyone born in the years 2003 through 2013 is age eligible. All players will be placed in their birth year age brackets.
This summer the birth year age brackets are as follows:
2012/2013 = 7u
2011/2010 = 9u
2009/2008 = 11u
2007/2006 = 13u
2005/04/03/ = 16u
Recreation Soccer Philosophy
The aim of the rec soccer program is to provide an opportunity for kids to learn soccer skills, have fun, enjoy friendships, get some exercise, and instill a passion for the game of soccer. It is all about helping kids stay healthy and active.
Recreation soccer is not competitive soccer. It is not about winning games, but simply the joy of playing them. There is no official score keeping, league standings, or playoffs. Instead, there are 700 kids enjoying a game, learning new skills, and making friends during the beautiful summer evenings of July and August.
UC United U10 Select Development League
The fall U10 Select Development league is open to all boys and girls born in the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The league is sanctioned by UCYSA and OYSA, and is designed to foster individual player development within a team structure. Players will placed on coed teams. Each of the teams will practice twice a week, and play games on Fridays and Saturdays in La Grande. The season runs September through mid October. Participation cost for the season is $55 per player.