HS COMPETITION 16U-18U+ META BOys PROGRAM

2019-20 SEASON: player birth years 2004, 2003, 2002

Tryouts for 16U - 18U+ Boys teams are held each May. Teams participate in Utah Youth Soccer Association's Competition League, which is played in the Fall. Many players participate on their high school team during the Spring season. A 16U - 18U+ Boys commitment to MetaSport is for 9 months (June-February).

16U-18U Boys MetaSport boys soccer training during summer retreat.

Our goal here is developing a player's character, preparation, sportsmanship, and learning more advanced technical and positional play. We continue to teach players how to be contributors to the team objectives and emphasize Meta style of play.

TRAININGS

Summer: Start training by mid-June, after tryouts, typically 2-3 times a week outdoor with some breaks around holidays.

Fall: 2-3 times a week outdoor, late August to mid-October

Winter:

  • Our off season is November - December, where we place an emphasis on this age groups through performance training, defined by speed and agility, strength and conditioning and injury risk reduction. Opt-in sessions are offered during this time period.

  • January - February indoor is used for prep time for the High School Spring season. During these months we train 2 times a week.

Two players during a scrimmage at MetaSport’s Annual Summer Retreat,

Spring: No trainings, unless we have enough players not participating in high school play who will have an option to play on a provisional team.

Optional Clinics All Year: Technical & Movement, Speed & Agility, Shooting & Finishing, 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. With 16U - 18U+, we place more emphasis on High School Soccer programs with skill development, speed, agility, strength and injury risk reduction.

Where/When are Trainings?

  • Davis County teams train in Bountiful, Centerville, and Farmington.

  • SLC Metro teams train at 11th Avenue Park, Fairmont Park or Sugarhouse.

  • Training times/days: decided by the team coach with input from parents/players.

  • Winter indoor training & offseason multisport opportunities take place at the Utah Athletic Center in North Salt Lake.  

GAMES

Fall: The Utah Youth Soccer Association Competition League is 11v11 with 1-2 games per week. Teams are aligned in a division based on their performance, or win/loss record.

The Fall season begins in late August or early September, running through mid-October. Players not participating in high school play in the spring may have an option to play on a provisional team.

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

16U - 18U+ Boys teams may attend one to two local tournaments during the summer and one to two in January/February in southern Utah. Sometimes a team will attend an out-of-state tournament as well. This is up to the coach's discretion. Costs for in-town tournaments are typically $30-50 per player. 

Summer retreat

The Annual MetaSport Summer Retreat is recommended for players 11U 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, at least 85% attendance at trainings and games.

  • Winter and Summer, at least 75% attendance at trainings and games.

COSTS

MetaSport programs are comparable to or less than other clubs in Utah. The club fee to participate per month averages $108 for 16U-18U. Utah Youth Soccer Association charges a separate amount to register your player with the state.

Once your player has committed to a Meta team, at registration you have the choice to pay the total club fee upfront and receive a discount, or we offer an affordable monthly payment plan.

What does this fee cover?

√  During your season, you get 10-12+ trainings a month with your team as well as optional additional trainings.

√  2 months of the year your player gets to try basketball, volleyball and participate in pick up futsal games. Older kids have specialized athletic training in preparation for high school play.

√  Extra strength and conditioning sessions, goalkeeper training, finishing clinics, speed and agility clinics.

√  Quality Training & Coaching: our coaches participate in weekly online coaches education and training.

√ Indoor and outdoor facility costs and administration costs.