Utah Arsenal FC Premier Program
The UAFC Competitive program is the state’s highest level of play. Each age group from U11 – U18 are represented in both the boys and girls. With all the abundant talent and demand to play on premier teams in some age groups we have multiple premier teams consisting of UAFC and UAFC Black. The emphasis for our Premier program is to develop the total soccer player. We train kids to know the entire game of soccer not just their particular position within the team. We are providing them with all the tools they need to move onto the next level of play whether it be High School, ODP, Region Team, National Team, College, or the professional ranks.
UAFC Technical Director: Michael Chesler; M.Chesler@UtahArsenalFC.org
UAFC’s Competitive Philosophy:
UAFC has three objectives when we build and develop our teams -
- Enjoyment - Players, parents, and coaches to enjoy the game. When you enjoy what you are doing you have a self motivation to get better. Create lifelong fans of the game. (US Soccer – Become the predominant sport in the country)
- Development - Help make players, parents, and coaches better on and off the field.
- Competitive - Compete at every level; Games, Training, and Life.
Who can participate:
- Players that want to compete in the state’s top competitive league "Premier 1, Premier 2, and Division 1"
- Both boys and girls can participate
- Ages 10 – 18
Competitive Program Goals -
- Help them develop the skills necessary to be successful in life (determination, hard work, knowledge, humility, etc.)
- Ability to gain a scholarship to play at any of the collegiate levels (help kids find a way to pay for school)
- Teams dominate the field against the majority of opponents they play
- Playing Style - Possession Based, Dominate, Attacking (Entertaining and Fast Paced), Defensively (Gritty and Organized, Effective, and Proactive
- Win majority of the games they play
- Love for the game that takes them on to playing and coaching soccer as they continue to get older (pass it onto their friends, family, and colleagues)
- Help USA become the predominant sport in the country
Following team selections and registration players will be take the 1st week of June off to recharge and get energized for the new season. Team will then start to train 3 times per week. Each age group has a different set of standards based on age and gender because of high school soccer and the physical demand on players.
- U11 - U12
- Coach will be with your team 3 - 4 times per week in these Peak Months (June, July, August, September, October, March, April, and May)
- (2 Trainings and 1 Game) or (2 Trainings and 2 Games)
- U13 - U19 Teams
- Coach will be with your team 4 times per week
- (3 Trainings and 1 Game) or (2 Trainings and 1 Game)
- Peak Non-High School Months - June, July, August, September, October, March, April, May
- Peak Girls High School Months - June, (half of July and half of November), February, March, April, and May
- Peak Boys High School Months - June, July, August, September, October, and November
Players will train in the winter months with their team. Each team will get a minimum of 12 sessions in the winter.
What parents can expect:
- A paid “E - A” licensed coach that follows Utah Arsenal FC's Standards
- A Technical Director that will:
- Train your team at least once per season
- Evaluate your team in a game once per season
- Evaluate your coach at least once per season
Players need to bring the following:
- Pumped up size 5 soccer ball
- Shin guards and soccer cleats
- Utah Arsenal FC training shirt
- All sessions require players to wear Adidas apparel itemsPlenty of water to stay hydrated
Why do out of state tournaments?
The objective of UAFC’s competitive program is to get players to their next level of play. That consists of getting players on their high school Varsity, ODP, Region, National, College, and professional team. With this as our goal we need our players/teams to compete at the highest level possible and we cannot do this by staying in state to play teams. These out of state tournaments are all college showcase tournaments where players are seen in every game they play in by a college coach. This gives them better exposure and a higher opportunity to move on to that next level.