ANNOUNCEMENT! SHALPlus TRYOUTS!
U9 and U10 SHALPlus tryouts will be held on May 20 and 21 (M & TU) from 6-7:30pm at Dave Finkel Fields (DFF) at 14750 Village Evergreen Trail in Clear Lake (Houston) 77058. Boys will be on DFF#1 and girls will be on DFF#3.
Prospective Space City FC SHALPlus Program players will be evaluated for Fall 2013 season roster spots at the tryout sessions that will be conducted by our professional staff. Two free sessions are scheduled for each group. Players are encouraged to attend both sessions so that pro staff can fully evaluate their ability. Click here for the 2013-2014 SCFC Age Group Matrix to determine the age group in which your player will participate in Fall 2013.
SHALPlus Program Information
U9 and U10 SHAL players have the additional opportunity of playing on Sundays in the SHALPlus
Program. Our SHALPlus
teams participate in the *Player Development Friendlies (PDF) League. SHALPlus and the PDF League are intended for player skills development.
With an emphasis on technical skills, SHALPlus
allows many players ages 8-10 to advance their ability at this critical time in their development process. SCFC SHALPlus
teams are coached by our professional staff and play against other clubs' Academy teams at locations in South Houston, Spring, Cypress, The Woodlands, and Katy. SHALPlus
is designed to be more competitive than SHAL and has tiered brackets - Gold, Silver and Bronze. SHALPlus
players also get dedicated practice sessions conducted by our pro staff twice per week.
*Players that commit to playing with any club in the PDF League are committed to that club for both the fall and spring seasons. The league does not allow players to join or be involved in any official activities with any other PDF Club/Team starting August 1st 2013 until the last game of the Spring 2014 season. You can click here to learn more about the PDF League Policies
is a good venue for those players with the right combination of skills and attitude who want to improve their technical abilities, play more soccer during the week, and/or who want to check out competitive soccer ...before their U11 season! It's also a great mixing pot for kids from all our SCFC regions (Friendswood, Clear Lake, League City) playing in SHAL to come together and play on the same team rather than against each other.
IMPORTANT: Team rosters are not frozen in SHALPlus! After tryouts, the professional staff will initially place players into the player pool at the Gold, Silver or Bronze level. Then, based on practice and game performance, skills level, attitude, and dedication, players can be moved up or down in level. This is done so that the player can get maximum touches on the ball, gain confidence, and learn the game.
players are eligible to be selected for SHALPlus
teams that play in competitive tournaments such as the Eclipse Academy Cup, Houston Express Power Cup, and SCFC's Spring Fling.
Players that make SHALPlus
teams are required to pay an extra fee of $175 to cover the cost for the professional staff, US Club Soccer registration
and PDF gaming league fees.
IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY POLICY!!! In order to be eligible for SHALPlus training and the Sunday games, SHALPlus players must register for their respective SHAL program. To address the concerns about the combination of SHAL and SHALPlus being too much, SHALPlus players will now be given the option of participating in SHALPlus training and games only.
|Important Dates for the Fall 2013 SHALPlus Season
• Girls SHALPlus training: M/W. Time and location TBA.
• Boys SHALPlus training: M/W. Time and location TBA.
For more information on the SCFC's SHALPlus
teams, please contact: