SCHEDULES Click on the links below to view:

Important Dates
February 2 - (week of) Training Begins

February 14 - Tier Evaluations completed

February 28- First Game
May 10 - Season completed
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), Pearland, and Galveston County
Fall 2014 Notes


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

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

February 2: First Day of SHAL practice (U7/8's - MW, U9/10's TTH)
February 14 : Tier evaluations completed.  Spring Evaluations will be conducted at each regional practice site during practice
February 20:  Players assigned to teams.

February 21:  SHAL regular season schedule posted (First 4 games).
February 28: First Game
May 10: Season end
Notes: Weeknight games scheduled for week prior to Easter Weekend and Spring Break

Clear Lake Practice

  League City Practice

 Friendswood Practice

 Dave Finkel Fields


 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 February 2, 2015 through April 30, 2015.