United Valley Soccer Association is a federally recognized, 501(c)3 non-profit, youth soccer organization and is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. UVSA places an emphasis on having fun through the teaching of soccer fundamentals. UVSA does not highlight the outcomes of winning or losing; but instead promotes strong teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fair play - both on and off the field.
United Valley Soccer Association administers both a fall and spring program for the youth of the Redbank Valley, Dayton and Clarion areas. The fall program is a recreational league for children ages four to twelve, while the spring program is a competitive travel league for youth ages ten to eighteen.
United Valley Soccer Association is a district member of Soccer Association for Youth (SAY). SAY is a national organization based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. SAY divides each state into Areas and UVSA's affiliate area is the North Star Soccer League based out of St. Mary ’s, Pennsylvania. Each of the above organizations is subject to the authority of the United States Soccer Federation and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
It is the mission of United Valley Soccer Association to promote the sport of soccer; to provide an atmosphere that fosters constructive education in soccer skills and the rules of the game; to provide a safe and secure environment in which to practice and play; and to provide an activity where courtesy, common sense, and good sportsmanship prevail for all players, coaches, parents and fans.
United Valley Soccer Association is a proud league with a rich tradition. The league was originally founded in 1987 as the Redbank Valley Youth Soccer Association. Serving the youth of the Redbank Valley School District, the inaugural season saw a league comprised of four teams and approximately 60 players. Over the next 15 years, RVYSA continued to grow in numbers as it expanded its service area to include teams from Clarion, Dayton, Knox, and the Redbank Valley. In 2001, the RVYSA directors changed the name of the organization to the United Valley Soccer Association. The name emphasizes the process of "Uniting" the local areas for one common goal - promoting youth soccer.
UVSA's dedication to the promotion of soccer in our area has lead to the formation of varsity teams at Redbank Valley, West Shamokin, Brookville, Keystone, Clarion and Clarion-Limestone High Schools. Our league has habitually produced solid soccer players which have been the catalyst for those high school soccer programs. Several of our players have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Today, UVSA sponsors over 25 recreational and competitive travel teams while serving approximately 300 area youth soccer players.