|Youth Soccer Rising in Popularity
By Studio 5
Origional story published on KSL.com
SALT LAKE CITY — As we watch Olympic dreams come true in
London, we want to connect people with ways in which they can get
involved with Olympic sports in Utah.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and, in Utah, popularity is rising.
year, nearly 44,000 kids signed up to play with Utah Youth Soccer, the
governing body of soccer in the state. That's enough athletes to fill
Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy... twice.
"Any kid, level, size, can
play the game," said Andrew Hiatt, Executive Director of Utah Youth
Soccer Association. "It develops great skill, coordination, gets kids
outdoors. It's a fantastic sport."
Kids can sign up for
recreation soccer that's played for fun or elite club soccer going
against some of the best teams in the country. For more information on
how to get involved with soccer go to www.utahyouthsoccer.net.