United Premier Soccer League Announces Redding Royals FC as Wild West Conference Expansion Team
Redding (Calif.)-Based Pro Development Team Joins UPSL for 2018 Season
Based in Redding (Calif.), Redding Royals FC will begin UPSL play in the Wild West Conference.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We're very pleased to welcome the addition of Redding Royals FC as a new member in our newly-renamed Wild West Conference. This is a club that has high aspirations and ownership that wants to work hard in its community and develop the players of tomorrow. We wish Owner Daniel Bietz the best of success as he and his team prepares Redding Royals FC for kick off in 2018."
Redding Royals FC is operated by Daniel Bietz, a USSF 'Tier 1' Referee certified for Pro Development and NCAA matches. The club previously played in the Pacific Premier League.
Owner of Bietz Fitness and Massage in Redding, Calif., Bietz, 33, also is a certified massage therapist specializing in personalized fitness training and massage therapy since 2006. He graduated from Fort Bragg (Calif.) High School before earning a BS in Kinesiology from Santa Barbara (Calif.)'s Westmont College.
Redding Royals FC President Daniel Bietz said, "We really want to be a community-based team that represents our City of Redding and the surrounding area. We want to develop professional players who compete with respect, honor, integrity, discipline, selflessness and excellence, and carry those core values on and off the field. We want to focus on the local player base. Part of our platform is to give local players that opportunity to play against higher-level competition that will spring board them to college or professional-
Joshua Cogar, a Redding-based Business Consultant, will serve as the team's new Head Coach. Cogar, 41, played three seasons for Newberg (Ore.)'s George Fox University (NCAA) men's soccer team.
Redding Royals FC Head Coach Joshua Cogar said, "It will be interesting to see how things change and how we progress and build off the success we had last season. We are excited to play in the UPSL, and we're really looking to do well and be competitive."
Michaela Carrera, 30, holds a BS in International Studies from Pepperdine University and will serve as Club Manager. Catlin Osborne, D.C. of New Life Chiropractic in Redding, Calif., is the Team Doctor.
The team is sponsored by Dr. Thomas J. Andrews, MD of Redding.
The club is finalizing its venue options in compliance with the UPSL's Minimum Standards. The team will host tryout on Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 14. Go to the team's website for more information and to register.
About Redding Royals FC
Redding Royals FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Redding, Calif., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Redding Royals FC will begin play in the UPSL's Pro Premier Division.
Founded in 2016, Redding Royals FC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 110 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 125-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.
UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/
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