SHAL Academy NEWS
TRYOUTS FOR 2014 Academy:

 Academy tryouts for the Fall 2014 season will be held on May 19th and 20th, 6:00-7:30pm at Dave Finklel Fields (DFF) at 1475 Village Evergreen Trail in Clear Lake (Houston) 77058.
       
SHAL Academy
U9 and U10 SHAL players have the additional opportunity of playing on Sundays in the SHAL Academy Program.  Academy teams participate in the *Player Development Friendlies (PDF) LeagueThe SHAL Academy and the PDF League are intended for player skills development.  With an emphasis on technical skills, the Academy allows many players ages 8-10 to advance their ability at this critical time in their development process.  Academy 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. The SHAL Academy is designed to be more competitive than SHAL and has tiered brackets - Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Academy 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.

The SHAL Academy 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 the clubs who participate in SHAL (SCFC, PL United, GCYSC).

IMPORTANT: Team rosters are not frozen on Academy teams!  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 Academy teams that play in competitive tournaments such as the Eclipse Academy Cup, Houston Express Power Cup, and SCFC's Spring Fling.

Players that make Academy teams are required to pay an extra team fees for Academy gear and tournament fees. 

IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY POLICY!!!  Players accepted into the Academy Program may still participate in SHAL for no additional fee.  Details will be provided upon acceptance into the SHAL Academy program
Training Times
  • Girls Academy training:   Mondays and Wednesday's, 5:30 - 6:45 PM at Barcenas.
  • Boys Academy training:  Mondays and Wednesday's, 6:45 - 8:00 PM at DFF 6-9
  • PDF League Games:  Posted at PDFHouston.com
Upcoming Events

SHAL Academy tryouts will be held on May 19 and 20 (M & TU) from 6-7:30pm at Dave Finkel Fields (DFF) at 14750 Village Evergreen Trail in Clear Lake (Houston) 77058.  

Prospective Space City Academy Program players will be evaluated for Fall 2014 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 2014.
Register for tryouts NOW by clicking here!

Contacts

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