SHAL News
SCHEDULES Click on the links below to view:

Boys
U8B Adi-Zero
U8B Adi-Pure
U8B Adi-Power

Girls
U8G Adi-Zero/Pure
U8G Adi-Power

Photo Dates:
Saturday, March 22 - Centennial Park

Saturday, March 29 - DFF

Saturday, April 5 - Sportsplex



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 (6-7 year olds in U8 & 8-9 year olds in U10).
  • 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), Pearland, and Galveston County
Changes for Spring 2014

  • U10 games will be scheduled for Saturdays.  
  • U8 Games will be scheduled for Saturdays.  Coaches may agree to move game to another date if necessary.
  • Tier evaluations will be conducted at regional sites during practice.
  • Re-bracketing will take place after 4th game.



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

Feb 3: First Day of SHAL practice (U7/8's - MW, U9/10's TTH)
Feb 10: Tier evaluations completed.  Evaluations conducted at regional sites during practice.
Feb 18:  Players assigned to teams.


Cancelled:  SHAL Volunteer Coaches Meeting

Feb 17:  SHAL regular season schedule posted (First 4 games).

March 1:  Regular season games begin. POSTPONED ONE WEEK DUE TO WEATHER

NO GAMES: Mar 8 & 15; Apr 19

Mar 16: Remaining schedule posted after re-bracket
Apr 26 - Last regular season game.
Apr 29 – May 3:  SHAL End of Season Tournament (U9/10's only)

May 3: Last regular season U7/8 game

 

Clear Lake Practice

  League City Practice

 Friendswood Practice

 Dave Finkel Fields

 Sportsplex

 Centennial Park

Pro Staff Contact - John Slaughter  Pro Staff Contact - Richie Pardo Pro Staff Contact -Ira Philson
 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 SHALPlus practices scheduled for M/W.  See SHALPlus page for details.

Practice Times and Locations are for 02/03/14 through 05/03/14.