Competitive Models

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The Rise SC Competitive program for boys and girls, U11 through U19 age groups, is divided into two levels, according to player ability and level of commitment:

Level 1: Rise Elite: 2007 (U11) - 2000 (U19)

Rise Elite is the highest competitive program within Rise SC.

Rise Elite Teams:

  • U.S. Development Academy team(s), exist within the Rise Elite program and operate within the guidelines set forth by U.S. Soccer.
  • Play in regional and national leagues of the highest quality, such as the U.S. Development Academy, USYS National League and USYS Southern Regional Premier League.
  • Annually participate in at least four college showcases or other events of national prominence, in addition to various local and in-state events, including USYS National Championship Series/STYSA State Cup.
  • Are formed of the strongest players from across the entire Rise SC player pool.
  • Train 2-4 times per week, depending on age and other factors, following a highly challenging and intricately designed curriculum aimed at preparing players for top college programs and for opportunities with the U.S. and other national teams.
  • May require a short commute for some training sessions.
  • Receive, in addition to technical and tactical training, futsal, TRX training and speed/agility/quickness training to round out the top athlete and prevent injuries.
  • Are coached by highly licensed, imminently capable members of our technical staff.
  • Receive thorough instruction, an array of tools and continuous support in the college recruitment process.
  • Travel regularly for league and showcases/tournaments.

The Rise Elite program is incredibly rewarding but tremendously challenging. Rise Elites must demonstrate the highest level of commitment to training at all times in order to maintain physical and mental readiness for competitions, as roster positions and playing time is 100% earned on merit.

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Level 2: Rise Premier: 2007 (U11) - 2000 (U19)

Rise Premier is the second highest competitive program within Rise SC.

Rise Premier Teams:

  • Play in statewide leagues of the highest quality, such as South Texas Youth Soccer Association’s State Classic League.
  • Annually participate in at least three tournaments and/or college showcases, one of which occurs outside of the Houston area and one of which occurs outside of Texas, as well as either the USYS National Championship Series/STYSA State Cup or USYS/STYSA Presidents Cup.
  • Are formed of the strongest players below the Rise Elite level on a community basis (e.g., Rise North Premier teams are formed from players who wish to train exclusively in the South Campus or West University areas; Rise South Premier teams are formed from players who wish to train exclusively in the Sienna Plantation/Sugar Land/Missouri City areas).
  • Train 2-3 times per week, depending on age and other factors, following a highly challenging and intricately designed curriculum aimed at preparing players for lower-level college programs.
  • Do not require a commute for training sessions.
  • Receive, in addition to technical and tactical training, futsal, TRX training and speed/agility/quickness training to round out the top athlete and prevent injuries.
  • Are coached by members of the Rise SC technical staff, licensed by the U.S. Soccer Federation and fully immersed in the Rise SC curriculum.
  • Receive thorough instruction, an array of tools and continuous support in the college recruitment process, where appropriate.
  • Require some in-state travel for league play and limited travel for tournaments and showcases.

Rise Premiers must demonstrate a high level of commitment to training at all times in order to maintain physical and mental readiness for competitions, as Rise SC desires all of its teams to hold or promote in league status from season to season. All players on Rise Premier teams receive playing time, but the amount of playing time and positions are at the discretion of the Rise SC technical staff based on player ability and commitment.

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