Youth

Youth 2017-11-07T02:59:04+00:00

Welcome to Youth Indoor Soccer!

We are glad you are here and want to do what we can to make your family’s experience with the Upland Sports Arena Youth Leagues the best it can be. Our goal is to provide a fun and positive community where children learn soccer and life skills through interacting with teammates, coaches, officials, and opponents – a place where a love of soccer can be developed AND sustained.

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Our Programs

What Upland Sports Arena Youth Program is a good fit your child? That is a GREAT question! The Upland Sports Arena offers several different youth options so that all children of all age groups and skill level have a place to train.

We offer FOUR different Youth Programs:

  1. Lil’ Kickers (ages 18 months – 7 years of age)
    Please click here to learn more about our child development program.
  2. Arena Soccer League (6 years – 15 years of age)
    Please click here to learn more about our recreational league.
  3. Club League (7 years – 16 years of age)
    Please click here to learn more about our competitive team league.
  4. CB3 Skills Academy (7 years – 16 years age)
    Please click here to learn more about our competitive skill academy.

Goals for Your Child

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that, to be safe and effective, organized youth sports should have reasonable goals for participation.

  • Have fun!
  • Develop Confidence
  • Feel valued and respected
  • Learn teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Build relationships
  • Acquire a strong work ethic
  • Play with integrity

DO’s & DONT’S

It is our goal to maintain a postive environment for all of our kids to thrive in, but we can’t do this without your help! Check out these helpful parent and spectator guidelines.

  • Be a good sport! Your child will notice and follow your example
  • Be respectful. Cheer for all participants, even on the other team!
  • Let the coaches do the coaching. Yelling instructions can be very distracting and confusing to the players
  • Let the referees officiate – if you have concerns or even praise please fill out an evaluation form
  • Build relationships with other parents
  • Tell your child you enjoyed watching them play
  • Learn the rules! Most parents truly don’t know what a foul is or isn’t
  • According to research done by Dr. Alan Goldberg, internationally known expert in the field of sports psychology, “75% of kids quit playing organized sports between the ages of 13-15 because the pressure to win supersedes learning and fun and negatively affects the behavior of coaches and parents”
  • Yell at the referee – you wouldn’t want your employees coming into your office or home to yell at you. We want to hear your comments, so please address any issues you may have with the manager on duty at the front desk