About Premier Club Soccer
Premier Club Soccer (PCS) is the longest running adult soccer league based in Utah Valley. PCS is comprised or has been comprised of an outdoor 11v11 men’s league, an outdoor 6v6 men’s, coed, and women’s league, and an indoor 6v6 men’s, coed, and women’s league. All leagues have multiple divisions separated by skill level.
Premier Club Soccer League (PCSL) was established in 1997 by Ryan Cook who later changed the name to Premier Club Soccer. At that time, there was not a local adult soccer league in Utah Valley. There were teams from Utah Valley that participated in leagues based in Salt Lake Valley and there were tournaments held in Utah Valley, but no local leagues. At the end of a failed attempt by another league (it lasted two summers), Ryan Cook went from field to field looking for teams and players that would be interested in playing on adult club teams in Provo. Eight teams comprised what would be the first season for Premier Club Soccer League, and the league has continued and grown since then. A 6v6 coed and men’s league were formed in addition to the 11v11 men’s league in 2005. The league has used fields from Lehi to Payson over the years, but currently rents fields based in Orem and Provo.
Ryan Cook, president and founder of the league, has since helped establish other soccer landmarks in Utah Valley. Players from the league were interested in playing indoor soccer, and the league provided an indoor league in 1999 by renting a basketball court. But the space and court were not adequate for indoor soccer. Ryan then spoke to The Peaks Arena about putting an indoor field in its arena. Ryan was soon hired as Program Director for the new indoor soccer field which was opened in January of 2000. Although he left The Peaks Arena soon after its creation, he has remained constantly involved with The Peaks Indoor Soccer. Shortly after leaving The Peaks Arena, Ryan was hired by Lets Play Inc to open their new facility in Lindon, UT. Ryan then helped manage other Lets Play facilities in Murray and Woods Cross until the Lindon facility, Timpanogos Indoor Soccer, was ready to be built. Ryan was involved in working with most aspects of building from construction to formation of leagues. After Ryan left Lets Play Inc, he and PCSL were hired with David Januario to open and run Utah Futsal Arena in Vineyard, UT in the fall of 2009. Ryan left after much success with Utah Futsal Arena to reopen indoor soccer at The Peaks Arena. The Peaks Arena put in a new artificial grass field for 6v6 and PCSL opened indoor leagues there in November of 2010. In 2011 the Peaks Arena added a 4v4 artifical grass field. In 2018 the 4v4 field was removed. PCS now runs 6v6 indoor leagues year round as well as 6v6 outdoor leagues and the original 11v11 outdoor leagues. In 2019 PCS took over the youth league contract for WSP at the WSP facility in Lehi. In 2020 PCS added adult 4v4 drop-in at the Peaks Arena. Ryan currently has been set on expanding the programs of Premier Club Soccer.