Villegas Soccer Center
At a t ime when economic prosper ity seemed to not exist, Villegas Soccer Center star ted a humble beginning. It star ted with a father looking for a way to provide for his family, especially during the winter months when construction virtually stopped. Cristobal Villegas passion is soccer so it was a natural progression of thought that by organizing a few games, he could gain an income. Yet, there was a greater reason for organizing soccer games – it would provide a time for people to come together as f r iends and fami ly and enjoy one another’s company whi le being act ive. Cr istobal would rent gymnasiums and f ields f rom schools in order to supply the thirst for soccer in the Spr ingville area.
He would do this along with his family of seven which consists of his wife, four sons and two daughters, excluding his oldest son whom was serving an LDS Mission in California at that t ime. There would be t imes where the ent i re fami ly would spend ten to twelve hours running the soccer leagues. This placed much st ress on the family; however, through perseverance and love, the family was able to become s t ronger. Fa s t forwa r d to 2014, while the oldest son had returned f rom his Mission, the next brother had gone to serve his in Mexico. The family business has relocated to Spani sh Fork, wher e they are able to rent a par t of a warehouse and run the league. Villegas Soccer Center offers soccer leagues for men, women, and chi ldren of al l ages and a league for both men and women. They also cur rently run a soccer academy aimed at helping youth become more engaged and active through soccer.
Cr istobal is of ten caught saying, “Soccer is not a spor t , but a way of life.” This could not be t ruer for the Villegas family. By providing a safe and personable venue for families and friends to play soccer, Villegas Soccer Center is setting a new precedent in the manner of being a business; being small and familial allows relationships to blossom into meaningful friendships amongst the community. To obtain more information about Villegas Soccer Center, please visit
www.vsoccercenter. com or email villegas. soccercenter@ gmail. com.