Originally called Wasatch Thunder Youth Athletics and started by Farrell Lewis and others in 1988, the club began with a single boys team named Wasatch Thunder and a girls team named Wasatch Lightning. In the beginning, it was little more than a handful of kids and parents with a passion to play soccer, but over the years Wasatch SC has attracted some special people who have helped shape and mold that passion into the organization it is now.
Bob Taylor became acquainted with the club over 11 years ago. Even then, although the club was small in number and somewhat fledgling in organization, he could see the potential it could have for the surrounding youth soccer movement. Since then Bob has served as President and as a coach to countless teams. In 2013, Bob stepped away from coaching responsibilities though he continues to actively oversee all club affairs as President.
In 1989, one year after the club’s inception, the first Wasatch Soccer Classic Tournament was held – a now Memorial-day tradition in the Utah soccer community. The profits from the first few years of the tournament were donated to the Ronald McDonald House and the Davis School District for computers. Since then, profits are principally used to pay for club needs, such as indoor space for winter training, maintenance of fields, and training for players with financial needs.
Wasatch SC now has over 70 teams covering ages U-7 to U-18, comprising both girls and boys teams. On average, there are over 900 soccer players who wear the Wasatch SC uniform and with them close to 2000 parents and coaches associated with the club.
Wasatch SC is centered in the Kaysville—Layton area, but have players that also live in Clearfield, Ogden, Roy, South Weber and West Haven.