SHAL News
Important Dates

August 17 - (week of) Training Begins

August 22 - Tier Evaluations @ DFF

September 8 - Coaches Meeting TBA
September 19 - First Game
NOTE:  Weeknight games: 9/30, 10/1, 10/14, 10/15, 10/28, 10/29
Welcome to Space City FC SHAL!

Space City Futbol Club is proud to offer SHAL (South Houston Academy League): a skills-oriented, tiered program for its U7-U10 players. It was developed by Space City FC professional staff and follows US Soccer Federation & South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) recommended training regimens.  For general questions and information about the program, please contact John Slaughter, SHAL Director of Coaching.

How Does SHAL Work?
  • Players are separated into 2 age groups (U7/8 and U9/10).
  • Each player’s individual skills are evaluated at the beginning of the season using a dribbling exercise.
  • Teams are formed based on results of the evaluation along with input from the SCFC professional staff and division directors.
  • Teams consist of players at the same skill level
  • Teams are then assigned to a tier and games are played against teams in the same tier across the league
  • League games are scheduled within the SCFC regions (Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City)
Fall 2015 Notes

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers for Division Directors in all 3 regions are needed.  If you are interested in becoming involved in YOUR child's program, please contact Bryan Carleton at VP3@spacecityfc.org.

What Are The Benefits?
  • Special curricula developed for the U8 and U10 training sessions—ALL teams receive the same training regardless of their tier
  • Curricula ensure your child is learning what they should be learning--individual skill development (dribbling & general ball mastery)
  • Each player is part of a team where he or she has the chance to succeed
  • Professional staff on hand at each training session to demonstrate new skills and support volunteer coaches   
  • Games are competitive across the entire program
  • As season progresses results of each game are reviewed and player and/or tier adjustments can be made
Important Dates
August 17 - (week of) Training Begins

August 22 - Tier Evaluations @ DFF

September 8 - Coaches Meeting TBA
September 19 - First Game
NOTE:  Weeknight games: 9/30, 10/1, 10/14, 10/15, 10/28, 10/29

Clear Lake Practice

  League City Practice

 Friendswood Practice

 Dave Finkel Fields

 Sportsplex

 Centennial Park

Fields DFF6-10  Field LC2
Field FW33
 U7/8 Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30 U7/8 Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30   U7/8 Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30
 U9/10 Tue/Thu 5:30-6:45  U9/10 Tue/Thu 5:30-6:45 U9/10 Tue/Thu 5:30-6:45 
 U9/10 Academy practices scheduled for M/W.  See Academy page for details.

Practice Times and Locations are for August 17, 2015 through November 12, 2015.