Competitive Player Placement / Tryout Schedule 2019-2020

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Central / Southwest Campuses
Due to the sessions canceled due to weather on 6/6, more tryout dates for boys have been scheduled for Monday, June 10. There will NOT be a sesssion on June 11th in the Central/Southwest. See below for details.

North Campuses (Boys Only):
Due to the rainout on 6/5, more tryout dates have been scheduled for Mon/Tue Jun 10-11. There will NOT be a sesssion on June 12th. See below for details.

Register for Player Evaluations
All players whose birth year is 2013 (U7) to 2001 (U19) are eligible to try out for Youth Academy (U7-U10) and Competitive teams (U11+). All players MUST REGISTER to participate in tryouts (tryout registration is FREE) and get placed on a team. Efforts will be made to place all players on an appropriate level team if possible. Players that have previously participated in a FALL 2019 RISE tryout do not need to register again. 2013 (U7) birth year players will play up on U8 teams if developmentally appropriate.

Register For Tryouts

RISE has boys and girls competitive teams starting at U7 (2013) up to U19 (2001). While most teams are formed in May-June for the following Fall season, we still have spaces for players looking to join a team. If you missed the formal sessions for your age group, please register for tryouts (above) and then contact one of our directors to schedule a tryout time (boys DA/ECNL should see that section for other contacts):

Boys: Tarik Guendouzi <>
Girls: Kevin Cross <>

PLEASE include your full contact information: player name, date of birth, parent’s cell phone, as well as which campus you are interested in joining.

Boys U7-U10 interested in playing on a team based in the North (Burroughs, Lindsay Lyons, and Mueschke / Sandlot) can immediately register for a place in the Youth Academy and will be placed in the group for the fall.

BOYS DA/ECNL/Elite (includes Pre-DA and Pre-ECNL)
RISE is the only club in Houston that offers the top 3 levels of play in the country (DA, ECNL, and USYS National League).

RISE will host a series of Player Identification Session to evaluate candidates for these Elite teams. Ideal candidates for these Elite programs will also be identified and recommended by the RISE Coaching across all campuses during the normal age group specific player placement/tryout dates. RISE will also hold a series of Player Identification sessions to help further identify talented candidates from within and outside of the club. Dates, times, and locations will be communicated via social media outlets and posted on our website.

BOYS DA & ECNL ID & Elite Sessions / Player Placements & tryouts (North):
June 10, 11 (Mon – Tue)
Burroughs Park Field #6
6:30 – 8:00 PM – Birth Years: 2006 (U14), 2005 (15), 2004 (U16)
8:00 – 9:30 PM – Birth Years: 2003 (U17), 2002 (U18), 2001 (U19)

BOYS Elite Player tryouts (Central / Southwest)
June 10 (Monday)
South Campus #1/2
6:30 – 8:00 PM – Birth Years: 2006 (U14), 2005 (15)
8:00 – 9:30 PM – Birth Years: 2004 (U16), 2003 (U17), 2002 (U18), 2001 (U19)

Lost Creek #1/2
6:30 – 8:00 PM – Birth Years: 2006 (U14), 2005 (15)
8:00 – 9:30 PM – Birth Years: 2004 (U16), 2003 (U17), 2002 (U18), 2001 (U19)

Are you interested in playing for the RISE-Texans DA, ECNL groups (U11+)? Did you miss or have a conflict on our player evaluations dates? Would you like to attend a RISE-Texans training session? Please register for tryouts (above), then Contact:

Boys DA: RISE DA Staff –

Boys ECNL: RISE ECNL Staff –

Include full contact information of the parent (phone number), the details of the player (full name, date of birth, current club and league).

RISE uses the tryout process to evaluate incoming (new) players from outside of the club for the U11 and older age groups. During the tryouts, the Coaching Staff is looking for impact players, who are good teammates, have a growth mindset and can help improve our teams and the players around them. It is imperative that players coming to RISE add value to the club and its’ culture.

Player Evaluation Locations
(See fields page for complex location and maps)

CENTRAL – Serving central Houston, West U, Southside Place, River Oaks, Bellaire
South Campus:
Check-in by the futsal courts near field #2

SOUTHWEST – Serving Sugar Land, Missouri City, Sienna Plantation, and surrounding areas
For U16+ (2000-2003) teams, tryouts will be at SOUTH CAMPUS
All other ages: Lost Creek Park: Check in at the pavilion

New Sienna Plantation (Camp Sienna) based Junior Academy (U8-U10) teams will be offered this year if numbers allow. All older players (U11+) should try out at your preferred location (Central or Southwest location).

PEARLAND – Serving Pearland and surrounding areas
For 2006 and older teams, tryouts will be at SOUTH CAMPUS
All other ages: Hickory Slough: Check in at the pavilion.

NORTH/NORTHEAST– There will be no tryouts or teams formed for girls in the North (Texans campuses).
Tryouts will be held at Burroughs, Lindsay Lyons, and Mueschke / Sandlot

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to the first session in order to check-in.

Players should bring a soccer ball and water to all sessions.