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.
Summer Rec Leagues
UCYSA had hosted an annual summer youth soccer league in Union County for 36 years. The league wraps up the 2018 season on August 9th. This year had over 500 youth having fun and learning skills by playing on 50 coed teams across the county. Thank you to all the players, parents, coaches, referees, and administrators for another fantastic summer of soccer!
The 2018 game schedules can be found here.
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 U12 teams, a U14 Boys team, and U15 Girls team. There teams built in the fall and spring seasons. Each competitive team will travel to Boise up to four times for Saturday doubleheaders in the Idaho District 3 competitive league, and there will be additional games scheduled against available 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 U14 and U15u teams play 11v11. The U12 teams play the US Youth Soccer recommended 9v9 format.
Players born in 2007 and 2008 are eligible for the u12 teams. Boys born in 2005 and 2006 are eligible for the u14 Boys team. Girls born in 2004, 2005 and 2006 are eligible to try out for the u15 Girls team. 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.
Competitive Team Tryout Schedule:
U12 Boys Tryouts: August 20, 21, 24; 6:00-7:30 PM, at Nazarene Church Field
U12 Girls Tryouts: August 20, 21, 23; 4:30-6:00 PM, at Pioneer Park Soccer Field
U14 Boys Tryouts: August 27, 29, 30; 5:30-7:00 PM, at Nazarene Church Field
U15 Girls Tryouts: August 20, 21, 23; 9:00-10:30 AM, at Pioneer Park Soccer Field
Players unable to attend the tryout sessions may be evaluated at a team practice. Please contact us to make arrangements for a late tryout, if needed.
UC United U10 Select Development League
The fall U10 Select Development league is open to all boys and girls born in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. 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.
U10 Registration and Evaluation Schedule:
August 22 or 24, from 5:30-6:45 PM, at Greenwood School Field.
Players should attend one of the two evaluation sessions, and register and pay at that time. Additional information on the program 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.