With perfect weather in the Rio Grande Valley, there are a number of outdoor activities you can participate in. Football, kite flying, tennis and running are just a few, but one popular sport that has all of the RGV buzzing is soccer.
Being the most popular sport in the world, soccer has an estimated 3.5 billion fans and is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries. This global sport is perfect for every age to stay active, learn sportsmanship and have fun! Whether you’re mastering tricks on the field or cheering your team from the stands, soccer has something for everyone to enjoy. And you can enjoy practicing, playing and watching it right here in the City of Edinburg.
On Your Own
If you play because you love it so much or want to master that goal-making trick on your own, the Edinburg Municipal Park has three soccer fields just for you! Play against your group of friends for some serious bragging rights or put in the dedication to work on your trick shots. What’s great about this park is that there is enough space for a pre-warm up run, a celebration cookout after, having the little ones playing in the playground or bringing your family and friends to cheer you on as you play!
Edinburg Youth Soccer
In Edinburg, there is a great non-profit volunteer-run organization that dedicates their time and love of the sport to coaching and encouraging kids about soccer throughout the year. The Edinburg Youth Soccer Club even has extra academic training for your little ones to help challenge and develop skills that will shape their sportsmanship and dedication in and out of soccer.
With over 10 different youth level divisions, ages range between 6 and 19 years! Registration is ongoing at Academy Sports + Outdoor in Edinburg on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
UTRGV Soccer and Camps
Want to up your competition during your time at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley? While attending, try out or cheer for the UTRGV men or women’s soccer team. UTRGV women’s soccer offers summer camps for girls between the ages of 8 and 13 at the UTRGV Youth Academy. It’s also available for high school and junior college players with the UTRGV Elite Showcase.
Last year, the United Soccer League announced some great and exciting news for the Rio Grande Valley. Awarding a 25th franchise to the owner of NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Alonzo Cantu, RGV FC Toros is awaiting their new 9,400-seat stadium in the heart of Edinburg at the intersection of East Gonzalez Drive and South Raul Longoria.
The Houston Dynamo’s hybrid affiliate already has a dedicated group of fans with their March 26th Inaugural Season. For some added competition, the Toros also play against the UTRGV men’s soccer team, making for some great exciting fun. Come and show your Toro spirit at their home opener set for April 30th against the LA Galaxy II.
Score Your Goal
With great events to show your spirit for your team or having a personal soccer rumble with your friends, the City of Edinburg has a circle of great leagues and competition in all that involves soccer. It’s a great place to raise your family with a diverse and caring community. Come see all that Edinburg has to offer and even consider calling it home!
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