UTAH FC

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UTAH FC is a Premier soccer organization in Utah Valley. It was the first youth soccer organization in Utah Valley to be sanctioned by Utah Youth Soccer Association.

History[edit]

Founded in 2003 by Michael Anderson, (who at that time was the head coach of Timpview High School men's soccer), as Utah County Strikers, UTAH FC (soccer club) was first set up as an organization for high school players in Utah Valley to play statewide premier club soccer during the high school off-season.

In early 2009, the UC Strikers Soccer Club, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 youth organization, merged with another Utah County youth soccer organization and rebranded exchanging their red/white/black colors for the black/gold/white and the new name of UTAH FC - the FC an abbreviation for Futbol Club.

Currently, UTAH FC has anywhere from 300-500 youth soccer players on 30+ teams.[1] They are a member organization of Utah Youth Soccer Association, which is the governing body over youth soccer in the state of Utah on behalf of United States Youth Soccer Association, US Soccer Federation and FIFA.

Home[edit]

The home of UTAH FC is all of Utah Valley with players from Payson in the southern end to Lehi in the northern end and everywhere in between. Its home fields are at Sertoma Park in Provo and Mountain Ridge Jr. High in Highland. Its home website is http://www.utahfc.org

Annual tournament[edit]

UTAH FC runs an annual Soccer Tournament anchored by the clubs key sponsor Adidas, called the Utah Invitational Soccer Tournament. Began in 2007, the Utah Invitational draws teams from all over the state and inter mountain region, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, and sometimes teams from other states and countries. It is the only Premier Competition level tournament hosted in Utah Valley and is historically held over the 4th weekend in July at the Lakeside Soccer Complex in Orem.

Organization[edit]

UTAH FC is led by a board of directors with bylaws, articles of incorporation, and is a tax exempt entity under the Utah State Tax Commission and IRS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian, Smith. "Vice President". Utah Youth Soccer Association. UtahYouthSoccer.net. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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