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Important Dates
August 11 - (week of) Training Begins

August 23 - Tier Evaluations at DFF

September 13 - First Game
November 1 - Last Game

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

August 11: First Day of SHAL practice (U7/8's - MW, U9/10's TTH)
August 23: Tier evaluations at DFF
September 3:  Players assigned to teams.

September 10:  SHAL regular season schedule posted (First 4 games).
September 13: First Game
November 1: Last regular season U7/U8 game
Notes: Weeknight games scheduled for week of September 29 and  October 27

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 08/11/14 through 10/28/14.

ACADEMY - An Additional Opportunity for U9 and U10 Players

U9 and U10 players registered in the U10 SHAL Program have the opportunity to participate in the Academy Program.  Like the regular U7-U10 SHAL Program, the Academy program is intended for player skill development, with practice sessions and games conducted by the professional staff.  SCFC registered Academy players are eligible to attend TWO dedicated practice sessions.  Academy practices for registered SCFC players will be conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Teams will participate in the Player Development Friendlies League (PDF) and play against other clubs' Academy teams at locations in South Houston, Spring, Cypress, The Woodlands, and Katy.  Academy teams may also participate in select tournaments during the season.  Players wanting to participate in the Academy program must register for tryouts since space is limited and based on the number of teams formed for each season.

For more information, go to the Academy Program webpage.