This depends on the time of year. Team tryouts are held each year in May, and every child that wishes to be placed on a team must attend. All existing and new players participate in this 2 day event, and coaches assemble teams based on playing level, spaces available and age group needs. For more information on tryouts, click here.
Occasionally throughout the year spaces become available on teams. To join a team at that point, players would attend a practice session so coaches can evaluate ability level and a team spot might be offered. We recommend going to the Girls or Boys Team pages and contacting a coach directly if your player is interested in joining Blue Knights outside the Tryout window. Boys teams, click here. Girls Teams, click here.
At Tryouts, coaches set up drills, small sided games, and full size scrimmages to evaluate player's strengths and weaknesses. Players are also observed for good sportsmanship, physical fitness level, and whether they are receptive to coach instruction. At the end of both days of tryouts, age group coaches gather together and assess all players to place them on teams based on ability, playing positions, and any other specific team needs. For more information, click here to contact Blaine Burnett, our Director of Coaching.
All age groups have 2 day tryouts lasting approximately 90 minutes. Players should plan on arriving at least 20 minutes early to allow for check in where forms and fees are collected, pictures are taken and any questions can be answered. Team lineups will be posted on our website no more than 2 days after the completion of tryouts, and will include a small list of alternates that will be placed if spots become available. Click here to access our Tryouts page.
Every team experience will include practices, games, and tournaments. The quantity of these vary for each age group and slightly with each coach. Typically, most teams practice two days a week with one or two games per week during the spring and fall seasons. Teams are encouraged to play 1-3 tournaments a year, mostly in the summer, and travel is expected for some playing levels. Our teams play indoor soccer or futsal during the winter months with at least one indoor practice per week and one session of indoor league games.
Yearly fees vary by age group and team, and additional fees for uniforms, winter season and tournaments should be expected. All Blue Knights fees are non-refundable. An updated Fees chart will be posted right before tryouts.
Blue Knights teams compete in the Utah Youth Soccer Association (UYSA) Fall and Spring competition seasons. However, training, tournaments and other club events take place year round, including the summer and winter months. Click here for more details.
We offer a club fee discount for families with multiple Blue Knight players. We also have several fundraising opportunities for teams and individuals to help cover expenses. Financial assistance applications are available, as well as scheduled payment plans.
Our club uses high quality Adidas uniforms for all teams. Every player must wear the assigned Away/Home uniform for the current soccer year and players are expected to wear their Blue Knights practice jerseys at all training sessions. Our Adidas track suits and backpacks are encouraged but optional. Hoodies, scarves, beanies and additional practice jerseys can be purchased at our online store.
Most Blue Knights head coaches have completed the necessary requirements to receive the USSF D license and many have continued their coaching education to receive their C, B or A licenses. Our club also provides ongoing training throughout the year for all head and assistant coaches, including a week-long Coach Education Week each summer. All team administrators, including coaches and managers, are registered with Utah Youth Soccer Association and have passed their background check process. Learn more
We encourage anyone that is interested in becoming a coach to contact our Director of Coaching, Blaine Burnett, for information about licensing classes and coaching opportunities at our club.
Absolutely!! We love members of our community that are willing to help support the soccer dreams of players at our club!! We have many options available including advertising on club gear, sponsoring club events and donating towards expenses for individual players that are having financial difficulties. Please click here to contact Andy for more information.