9U-11U Meta Program
2019-20 SEASON: player birth years 2011, 2010, 2009
Tryouts for 9U, 10U and 11U teams are held each May and teams participate in Utah Youth Soccer Association’s X-League.
With this age group, 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.
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
Our off season is November - December, where we offer optional multisport training and games in basketball and volleyball, as well as optional clinics. We 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 and teams train 2 times a week.
Spring: 2 times a week outdoor, mid-March through mid-May.
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.
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.
Fall & Spring: The Utah Youth Soccer Association’s X-League is a small-sided format of 7v7 for 9U-10U and 9v9 for 11U. The Fall season begins in late August or early September, running through mid-October. Mid-March marks the start of the Spring season and runs 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.
9U - 11U teams may attend one to two local tournaments during the summer and one 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.
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.
MetaSport programs are comparable to or less than other clubs in Utah. The club fee to participate per month averages $103 for 9U-10U and $120 for 11U. 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?
√ 10 months of the year 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.
√ Team-based indoor training from January through March.
√ Quality Training & Coaching: our coaches participate in weekly online coaches education and training.
√ Indoor and outdoor facility costs and administration costs.