ON A MISSION
Our Goal of providing all of our players with opportunities to grow and learn within the game is only possible due to our continued commitment to sustainable development. At Flathead Valley United we work to emphasize environmental, economic, and social sustainability in everything we do. Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of our relationship with Legend Soccer Co. and other local sustainability companies, our sustainable economic model has enabled us to remain a part of the Flathead’s sporting community for 37 years, and inclusivity with programs such as the USYS TOPSoccer program set us apart in our efforts for social sustainability.
We Are One Valley United.
After 30 years of developing the youth in the Flathead Valley, we felt it was time to make some upgrades. Introducing our latest badge symbolizing one valley united to strengthen the beautiful game and give players the paths that they choose for their development.
FVU Adds Whitefish Rapids
For decades, soccer in the Flathead Valley has continued to grow to unprecedented heights. Dynasties have been built in local high school soccer programs, as three different teams (Glacier Girls, Whitefish Boys, Columbia Falls Boys) have won Montana state championships since 2020. On the club side, the valley has sent four teams to the USYS Far West Regional Event in the past three seasons. Today, two pillars of our local soccer community are taking the next step as the Whitefish Rapids and Flathead Soccer Club are merging into Flathead Valley United.
Starting this Fall, Flathead Valley United (FVU) will be offering comprehensive soccer programming for the Kalispell and Whitefish communities from the recreational level through the senior competitive programs; the Rapids will continue to operate primarily in Columbia Falls in close partnership with FVU. FVU Executive Director Damion Blackburn believes this important step is more about streamlining and less about wholesale change.
“This allows us the opportunity to make sure that the pathway is a little bit easier to understand,” said Blackburn. “It enables us to really have a complete package with regard to everything that we do from programming to staffing. In previous years there has been shared staffing between organizations and now there will be one organization, one message, one vision, a continuous ethos of pathway for every player throughout the programming all the way from recreational to competitive.”
NEW FVU INDOOR FACILITY COMING SOON!
As a club, we recognized the need for an indoor space we could call our own. FVU is proud to announce our future indoor soccer facility that will streamline our indoor training during winter so players can train all year!