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 9 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 U10 Development League
The U10 development league is for players who are passionate about soccer and want to develop their skills to the highest level. Games are played in La Grande during the fall, and each team practices twice a week for 90 minutes. The coed program is open to players born in 2010, 2011, and2012. Space is limited. Players must attend one of the registration/evaluation events. Cost is only $55 for the season. More information can be found here.
U10 Registration and Evaluation Dates:
August 22 or 23, from 5:30-6:45 PM, at Greenwood School Field.
UC United Select Travel Teams
The UC United select travel teams are for players who want to develop their soccer skills to the highest level through team oriented competitive soccer. The primary aim of the program is the long-term development of the whole person and player. The training emphasis is placed on improving the technical skills of the players, their tactical understanding of the game, and fostering quality character traits. There are gender specific u12 teams that play US Youth Soccer recommended 9v9, and u14 teams that play full-sided 11v11 games in the Idaho D3 Competitive league. Each team will travel to the Boise area three Saturdays this fall to play doubleheaders. Additional games will be scheduled with available teams from Eastern Oregon and SE Washington.
Fall Season Tryout Information
Players are selected for the teams through an evaluation process at team tryouts, and anyone who is age eligible is welcome to attend. We do our best to include as many players as possible in the program. Players born in 2008 and 2009 are eligible for the u12 teams. Players born in 2006 and 2007 are eligible to play in the u14 Boise league games, and 8th graders born in 2005 are eligible to practice and play in any non-league matches. Prospective players are encouraged to attend all of the evaluation sessions for their team. Registration fees are $75 per player for the fall season – including the use of uniforms. The fee will be refunded for anyone not selected for a team.
Tryout Dates and Times
U12 Girls (2008/2009): August 19, 21, 22; 5:15-7:15 PM, at Pioneer Park Soccer Field
Coaches: Levi Edvalson, Ali Kretschmer
U14 Girls (2005/06/07): August 19, 21, 22; 5:15-7:15 PM, at Pioneer Park Soccer Field
Coaches: Kristen “Tiger” Rice, April Brock, Hailey Wolcott
U12 Boys Tryouts (2008/2009): August 21 and 26; 4:30-6:00 PM, at Nazarene Church Field
Coachs: Zane Smith, Elija Simonis
U14 Boys Tryouts (2005/06/07): August 19, 20, 21; 6:00-7:30 PM, at Nazarene Church Field
Coaches: Aubrey Newberry, Mark Mallory
Players unable to attend the tryout sessions may be evaluated at a team practice. Please contact us to make arrangements if needed. For more information contact Kobe Young (541) 910-5905.
Summer Rec Leagues
UCYSA has hosted an annual summer youth soccer league in Union County for 37 years. The 2019 season has over 500 youth participants, having fun and learning skills, by playing on 50 coed teams across the county. The games begin July 15 and the season ends mid August. Thank you to all the parents, coaches, referees, and administrators for providing the area youth the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic summer of soccer!
The 2019 game schedules can be found here.
Picture Day is Saturday, July 13. The schedule can be found here.
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 over 500 kids enjoying a game, learning new skills, and making friends during the beautiful summer evenings of July and August.