Canyons School District is launching a soccer league for ninth- and 10th-graders in efforts to give students more opportunities to get involved in athletics. The league includes teams from every CSD high school – Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Hillcrest and Jordan – and teams from Granite District’s Granger, Kearns and Hunter high schools.
League play kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 with the 2015 Girls Soccer Tournament. Games are held Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. The tournament runs through Oct. 7. Home CSD games will be held at the fields adjacent to Butler Middle School, 7530 S. 2700 East, and at the temporary home of Midvale Middle School, 11150 S. 300 East.
“The opportunity to kick off a new soccer league for freshman and sophomore students is exciting,” said Jordan High Assistant Principal Roberto Jimenez, who oversees the CSD league. “We think of the league as a developmental program. You don’t need to be an experienced player; you only need the desire to participate.”
The Canyons Board of Education last year voted to provide additional competitive sports opportunities for freshmen and sophomores. Freshman volleyball was offered last year.
The boys soccer league will begin in the spring.