Players 11U - 12U

We focus on enjoyment, learning the spirit of the game, and helping players build a technical foundation. Our training sessions emphasize individual on-field chances and how players can be contributors to the team objectives and Meta style of play. Along the way, a player's soccer IQ will skyrocket as they start to absorb all that makes the game beautiful and intricate.

Meta players 11U - 12U participate in Utah Youth Soccer Association's (UYSA) X-League and at these are groups, are considered pre-competition. 

TRAININGS

Summer: Start training by mid-June, after tryouts, typically 2 times a week outdoor with some breaks around holidays.

Fall: 2 times a week outdoor, late August to mid-October

Winter:

  • Our off season is November - December, where we offer optional multisport training and games in basketball and volleyball. We strongly believe that developing athletically means having a broad base of coordination and movement skill (plus it's fun to learn new stuff!) Learn more about our multisport opportunities and philosophy.
  • January - February are used for indoor prep time for the spring season. During these months we train 2 times a week.

Spring: 2 times a week outdoor, mid-March through mid-May.

Optional Trainings: In the Fall and Spring, we offer once a week optional Technical & Movement and Goalkeeper trainings. These trainings are per age group, and give coaches of different teams a chance to teach, coach and develop relationships with all of the players in a specific age group or ability level.

Where/When are Trainings?

  • Davis County teams train in Bountiful, Centerville, and Farmington.
  • SLC Metro teams train at 11th Avenue Park or Bryant Intermediate School.
  • Training times/days: decided by the team coach with input from parents/players.
  • Winter indoor training & multisport opportunities take place at the Utah Athletic Center in North Salt Lake.

 

GAMES

Fall & Spring: The UYSA X-League for 11U - 12U is considered pre-Competition and is a small-sided format of 9v9 with 1 game per week. Teams are aligned in a division in X-League based on their performance, or win/loss record.

The Fall season begins in late August or early September, running through mid-October.

Mid-March marks the start of the Spring season that will run through mid-May.

Home game fields for Meta teams in Davis County are at Legacy Events Center and at 11th Avenue Park for SLC Metro teams.

* Some teams also opt to play a futsal league during the winter months. Player participation is optional.

 

TOURNAMENTS

11U - 12U teams may attend one to two local tournaments during the summer and one to two in January/February in southern Utah. This is up to the coach's discretion. Costs for in-town tournaments are typically $50-$70 per player. 

 

Summer retreat

The Annual MetaSport Summer Retreat is recommended for players U11 and up and is a cool getaway with teammates to play tons of soccer, learn about nutrition, mindset, athletic movement, speed, agility and team building. Breath, eat, sleep soccer for 4 days, 3 nights. The overnight camp is held at a local college campus in July.

 

COMMITMENT EXPECTATIONS

We emphasize the importance of each player's role on a team and we want Meta to be the best place to get a consistent soccer education! If some players and parents aren't ready to commit to trainings and game play, we can't build a great team and that's just not fair for the players and parents who did sign up to give it their all. 

  • Fall and Spring, at least 85% attendance at trainings and games.
  • Winter and Summer, at least 75% attendance at trainings and games. Many Meta kids play other sports during the winter and we want to support that effort.
     

COSTS for 2018-19

The costs to participate in Meta's 11U - 12U program are comparable to or less than other clubs in Utah. We offer a great value and quality compared to other sports, especially those that cost twice as much with less training and instruction time. 

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