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Rise Rec is, at heart, a community-based program, with teams formed from numerous geographic locations, including: West University, Bellaire, River Oaks, Meyerland, Westbury, Sugar Land, First Colony, Missouri City, Sienna Plantation and Pearland.

Rise Rec provides a fun, safe, instructional soccer experience for players of all skill levels (from beginner to advanced). Tryouts are not required; however, pre-season evaluations may be scheduled for certain age groups.

Rise SC Recreational

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 lifelong friendships with their club mates, maintain healthy lifestyles and acquire leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that ultimately prepare them for life beyond soccer.

Rise Recreational (Basic & Advanced)

Rise Rec is our entry-level program, which has traditionally been our players’ first experience in organized soccer. The first years in our recreational program are very formative and will greatly influence the pathway our players choose. Rise SC will have a place for every player regardless of their level of play. The U7/U8 age group is the traditional year where players can choose to stay in the recreational program or choose to move into our competitive program and strive to reach the highest level of play.

Training sessions and games for Rise Rec are geographically sensible. Upon registering to the program, players have the ability to designate their “home campus” so they are close to home. Due to the popularity and scale of our recreational program, Rise SC may organize cross-community play opportunities when age appropriate.

As part of our Recreational soccer program, we offer two distinct models, a Traditional low cost, parent-led model and an Advanced model that is led by our professional coaching staff.
 

Rise Recreational Basics:

Who Can Play

  • All recreational level players welcome.
  • No ZIP code restrictions.
  • Designed for players who love soccer as a favorite pastime or a time to be with friends.
  • Minimum participation age in Rise Rec is 3 years of age by December 31 of the Fall season.

Registration Information

  • Players must register for each season (Fall and Spring).
  • Valid proof of age documents must be government-issued (e.g., birth certificates, passports, etc.).
  • Hospital certificates are not valid proof of age documents.
  • Parents will be able to upload proof of age documents during the registration process.
  • Uniforms are not included in our registration fees.

Programming

  • Innovative, comprehensive curriculum, which is age appropriate and in line with the Rise SC player development philosophy.
  • Focus on physical, social, cognitive and emotional development of players through fun and creative programming.
  • Fun, stress-free environment.
  • U4-U5: 1 weekly Rise Coaching Staff training session on Friday evening.
  • U6-U19: 1 weekly volunteer parent-led training session per week.
  • All training sessions are 1 hour.
  • Generally, games are played on Saturdays or Sundays, and sometimes Friday nights.

Team Leadership & Coaching

  • All Rise Rec teams are managed by volunteers who are subject to a background check by South Texas Youth Soccer Association.
  • Before each season, the Rise SC coaching staff will have a mandatory parent education seminar for volunteer Team Managers and parents.
  • No previous soccer experience is required for volunteer Team Managers.
  • We recommend that each team has a volunteer Team Manager and an Assistant Team Manager.
  • Rise SC coaching staff members will lead all training sessions in the Recreational Advanced Program. Occasionally, they may ask team managers for assistance.
  • Weekend games will be led by team managers, however the Rise SC coaching staff will be on hand at most play sites to ensure the game environment is consistent with the training environment.

Team Formation

  • A player will not be assigned to a team unless Rise SC has his/her proof of age on file.
  • “Play-up” requests from parents will not be accommodated.
  • The Rise Recreational director may allow a player to “play up” if it is developmentally appropriate for the player.
  • Every team will require a parent volunteer manager to act as a communication liaison between the parents and the coaching staff and/or club.
  • It is our goal to provide a team for every player that wants to play, occasionally circumstances will dictate players make a short commute to training sessions or games.
  • Balanced teams are formed to ensure fair and meaningful competition among similar age-group teams. Players will sometimes be asked to move between teams so that we can ensure we are providing an environment optimal for player development.
  • To the extent possible, with an eye towards balanced team formation, each team will consist of players of varying skill levels.
  • All Rise Rec players shall receive a minimum of 50% play time during games, unless due to player’s illness/injury or for disciplinary reasons.
  • Team assignments are final and not subject to appeal.
  • The Rise SC coaching staff is responsible for assembling teams and initiating player movements.
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Download the Rec Programming Chart


Rise Recreational Training/Playing Formats

Birth Year 2015 (U4) - 2014 (U5)

Team Composition

Coed

Training Session(s)

Fridays

Training Format

Fundamental Skills + Small Sided Games

Game Format

N/A

Goalkeeper

No

Ball Size

3

Birth Year 2013 (U6) - 2012 (U7)

Team Composition

Age Group Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

4 v 4

Goalkeeper

No

Ball Size

3

Birth Year 2011 (U8)

Team Composition

Age Group Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

4 v 4

Goalkeeper

No

Ball Size

3

Birth Year 2010 (U9) - 2009 (U10)

Team Composition

Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

7 v 7

Goalkeeper

Yes

Ball Size

4

Birth Year 2008 (U11) - 2007 (U12)

Team Composition

Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

7 v 7

Goalkeeper

Yes

Ball Size

4

Birth Year 2006 (U13) - 2005 (U14)

Team Composition

Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

7 v 7 or
11 v 11

Goalkeeper

Yes

Ball Size

5

Birth Year 2004 (U15) - 2003 (U16)

Team Composition

Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

11 v 11

Goalkeeper

Yes

Ball Size

5

Birth Year 2002 (U17), 2001 (U18), 2000 (U19)

Team Composition

Teams

Training Session(s)

1-2 Per Week

Training Format

Volunteer Parent Led Sessions

Game Format

11 v 11

Goalkeeper

Yes

Ball Size

5

Birth Year

Team Composition

Training Session(s)

Training Format

Game Format

Goalkeeper

Ball
Size

2015 (U4)
2014 (U5)
Coed Fridays Fundamental Skills + Small Sided Games N/A No 3
2013 (U6)
2012 (U7)
Age Group Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 4 v 4 No 3
2011 (U8) Age Group Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 4 v 4 No 3
2010 (U9)
2009 (U10)
Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 7 v 7 Yes 4
2008 (U11)
2007 (U12)
Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 7 v 7 Yes 4
2006 (U13)
2005 (U14)
Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 7 v 7 or
11 v 11
Yes 5
2004 (U15)
2003 (U16)
Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 11 v 11 Yes 5
2002 (U17)
2001 (U18)
2000 (U19)
Teams 1-2 Per Week Volunteer Parent Led Sessions 11 v 11 Yes 5

* All teams are scheduled for one practice per week, but teams / volunteer parent may choose to practice 2 days a week based on volunteer parent and field availability.

* U9 and older teams will be either age group specific or combined depending on numbers of players registered. Rise reserves the right to combine other age groups as necessary. Play formats for U13 and older teams may be modified to improve the player environment.

* U15 and older teams will be entered into a Houston area league where half of the games (the away games) may be played against teams from other areas in Houston. U13/U14 may play in-house or in the Houston area league depending on the number of teams and players registered.

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