Policies & Procedures
Rewarding and Productive Experiences
We believe there is a place for every child who wants to play soccer at RISE SC. We adhere to FIFA’s Fair Play Code. Our players are taught to play fair and respect the laws of the game, as well as their opponents, teammates, referees and families. We play to win, but accept defeat with dignity and always promote a positive experience. We expect our board members, coaches, administrators, volunteers, parents and players to be ambassadors for RISE and the game.
Competitor clubs, players, parents and referees will judge us by how we behave on the sidelines. We expect appropriate sideline behavior from our board members, coaches, administrators, volunteers, parents and players, all of whom should maintain a positive and encouraging demeanor. Parents and players from competitor clubs and referees are not the enemy.
By registering your player to participate in RISE, you and your player agree to adhere to the RISE Commitment and Conduct Policy (Code of Conduct). Although the Code of Conduct does not cover all the policies of the Club or address all potential issues, it addresses several matters that arise with regularity
Promoting youth soccer and fostering a love for the game
RISE SC’s principal mission is the promotion of youth soccer. We strive to instill a love for the game in each of our players and to provide an environment where each player may participate according to his or her interest and ability. We take great pride in developing our players as athletes, students and responsible young men and women. Our players form life-long friendships with their clubmates, maintain healthy lifestyles and acquire leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that ultimately prepare them for life beyond soccer.
Guiding Our Players to Be Well-Rounded and Responsible
RISE SC looks to parents and players to help create a structured, positive and fun environment where children can learn responsibility, teamwork, discipline and other life skills. Yes, club soccer involvement requires a commitment of both spirit and time, but we expect our players to pursue excellence in academics as well as athletics. We believe that both players and parents must display good character and appropriate behavior on and off the field. RISE SC cares about our families, players, coaching staff, supporters and community, not just about how many titles we accumulate. Together, we can create a fun, safe and enriching environment where our children will thrive and make lifelong friends.
RISE SC Player Environment
Ours is an environment conducive to learning and development. A place where soccer players of all levels can maximize their potential. A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE! We demand that people be the best they can be every single day. We demand that they add value above and beyond their set responsibilities, therefore, every individual MUST see a clear pathway of progression and development.
- Safe and secure facilities of the highest quality
- Geographically sensible, community driven
- Warm and welcoming atmosphere
- Volunteer parent team managers
- Well-maintained kit and equipment
- Clearly structured program of work
- Develop the club and playing style, the success of which allows for all other areas of the club to flourish and prosper
- Make RISE SC an outstanding learning environment for young athletes
- Provide a developmentally appropriate soccer environment
- Encourage players to make their own decisions and express their individual creativity through guided discovery methods
- Embrace and involve the talents of all players
- Exhibit key principles, both on and off the pitch, throughout all teams at the club
- Excite and attract players through creative and attacking soccer
- Promote the club’s name, reputation and history
- Allow for continued success
RISE SC is proud to offer the most comprehensive competitive youth soccer programming in Houston. Although RISE Competitive fees may appear higher than other clubs on the surface, a quick look at the unparalleled quality and quantity of programming we provide makes RISE, dollar for dollar, the best youth soccer value and experience in the city. RISE SC fees support the elite, professional instruction and excellent facilities that help us deliver the ultimate player environment.
Our pricing structure for the competitive program includes entry into specific RISE SC tournaments, specific approved outside tournaments, in-house friendlies and showcase events unless restricted by program and/or age. Our fees also include training and league costs (including league travel for coaches).
RISE SC and Reliant Energy teamed up to create the Reliant Energy Power Program (“Power Program”), a financial aid program designed to reduce the economic barriers of playing youth soccer. Through the Power Program RISE and Reliant Energy assist qualified players to cover all or a portion of RISE SC’s required fees. Awards of financial assistance under the Power Program are referred to as “Reliant Energy Power Awards” or “Power Awards.”
Any family is eligible to apply for financial aid if an economic barrier would prevent the player from playing soccer. No player will be disqualified from consideration because of sex, race, color, creed or religious beliefs.
Power Awards will be granted on a yearly basis and must be applied for each year by the Power Program deadline along with the submission of the required documents to ensure consideration.
Players must complete and submit the Power Award application and the required documentation to the club along with a copy of the first two pages of the family’s most recent federal tax return or documentation that the household is currently eligible for one of the following public assistance programs: National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service, SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, CHIP, TANF or Texas Energy Assistance Program.
Before player evaluations, financial aid applicants will be given an indicative range of aid they may qualify for and the corresponding fee balance they will be responsible for. Players of families who accept the range of aid and the corresponding fee balance will be invited to participate in player evaluations and may be eligible for team placements.
Power Award details are available via the player registration platform where player applications are submitted.