NORTH LOGAN (AP) – After the USA Indoor Arena in North Logan shut down in 2005, Marissa and Devin Davis did not hesitate to devise a plan to save pick-up soccer. Soon after the closing of USA, the young, happily-married couple which grew up loving and playing the game of soccer founded the Cache Valley Soccer Club.
“After USA was gone, no one had anywhere to play. So we decided to start a website to get the word out, but we wanted a name with it so we came up with Cache Soccer Club. We just posted when we’d play pick up, and it just sort of grew from there,” explained Marissa Davis as she demonstrated her passion for the sport. The couple met through connections in soccer and both play in the midfield position.
Anyone is welcome to join the co-ed pick-up games (there are no restrictions), which are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at what they call “Campbell Field”, located on 400 East in North Logan in the backyard of a house.
“We have some people that their skill level is really good from playing in college, and then we have some people who have never played before. Everybody that has come has been pretty good at giving pointers and helping everyone out.”
The schedule is posted online at www.cachesoccerclub.com, and has postings about upcoming tournaments and registrations. The club strives to join every tournament that is hosted in the valley, such as the Pumpkin Smash tournament, Pioneer Day, and the Fiesta Cup.
The group is hoping to enter a couple of Las Vegas tournaments next year. The Cache Valley Soccer Club is also a non-profit organization, so there is no fee required to join; however, Cliff Bar sponsors the club and sends packages of samples to give away every month to keep the organization running.
The Davis’s explained that their target goal for the organization is to provide teams for adults to play on considering there aren’t adult leagues in the valley. They just want to encourage adults to continue playing the sport they love.
“I’d say the next step for us is to get a good group of people together to travel outside of the valley to tournaments in Las Vegas, Jackson Hole, and Sun Valley.”
Cache Valley Soccer Club has also recently started a separate indoor league at a Cross Fit gym located in North Logan on Thursday and Saturday nights during the winter. Individuals put their own teams together and pay an entry fee to play in a small-scale tournament within the club, with Cache Valley Soccer Club t-shirts as prizes for the winning team. A newer building is currently being built to host the indoor league, and will open sometime in October.