Player Environment

the rise experience

Rise SC is redefining the youth soccer experience in Houston.

As a full service soccer club, our programming serves players of all levels - from recreational to college-bound - in a safe, supportive environment. Integrity, respect, honesty and sportsmanship govern everything we do.

Formed through the merger of Houston Express Soccer Club, Eclipse Soccer Club and Pearland United Soccer Club, Rise SC is dedicated to helping all players achieve their goals. With top coaches, a proven player development curriculum and unmatched facilities, Rise SC is poised for a great future in recreational and competitive soccer.

Rise SC’s unique, player-centric curriculum reflects our philosophy of providing soccer for every player. We seek to instill a love for the game and in an environment where each player is encouraged to 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.

  • 1.1 Million people live within 6 miles of our soccer facilities
  • The average median income for our top ten zip codes is $109,910 annually
  • We have players from 136 different zip codes
  • Our central location and proximity to the most desirable areas in the city make us particularly attractive.
  • 6,000 Followers on social media and growing (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • 4,500 Players per season
  • 15,000 Website visits weekly
  • Over 600 parent volunteers
  • All in all, Rise SC owns and/or manages 66 fields, so engagement opportunities are vast.
Why 1

facilities & training

Rise SC owns some of the finest youth soccer facilities in the country. Our three main campuses - South-central Houston, Sugar Land/Missouri City and Pearland - allow us to offer excellence in programming at geographically-sensible locations to the more than 1.1 million people living within a six mile-radius of our facilities.

See our schedules and fields.

style of play

Our boys and girls teams across all age groups follow a consistent style of play. Offensively, we play a controlled, ball possession game that encourages creativity, flair and confidence with the ball. Defensively, we emphasize one-on-one defending and group defending tactics to pressure opponents into giving up the ball. We encourage players to defend all areas of the field.

Rise SC teams must feel comfortable playing the ball from the back through the midfield and from there to the final third of the field. Rise SC coaches use a teaching method of guided discovery to promote individual player development within the team.

Rise SC players are constantly encouraged to make their own decisions and express their individual creativity in both training and game environments.

Why 2

Coaching Leadership

Coaches are the key to player development. Rise SC boasts one of the most highly licensed coaching staffs in the nation.

Meet our coaching staff

player success

Player success depends on player environment, proper coaching and club support. Since 1999, we have helped over 225 student athletes advance to the collegiate level at universities such as Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon, Colorado College, Dartmouth, LSU, Babson, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Rhodes, Washington and Lee, Sewanee, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, U.S. Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt, Colgate and nearly every university in the State of Texas.

Along the way, a few players have represented their countries on youth and full National Teams or played at the professional level. You could be next!

  • Ayo Adeniran

    CUF Barreiro

  • Samuel Adeniran

    Liverpool Academy

  • Lauren Alkek

    U.S. Women’s National Team, WNY Flash

  • Jeremy Colvin

    U.S. Youth National Team

  • Nicole Chezes

    Mexico U15 National Team

  • Carl (Raz) Forsten

    U.S. Youth National Team

  • Stuart Holden

    U.S. Men’s National Team

  • Euan Holden

    Vejle BK

  • Megan Kinneman

    U.S. Youth National Team Pool, Houston Dash

  • Sabrina Mungia

    U.S. Youth National Team Pool, Mexico U20 National Team

  • Dania Nicole Perez

    Mexico U17 National Team

  • Diana Pfenninger

    U.S. Women’s National Team

  • Megan Reilly

    Northern Ireland Women’s National Team

programs overview

Rise offers the most comprehensive programming in the city for players of every level and with any goals.

Our Recreational program - Rise Rec - is the largest in Houston and gives players a solid foundation. Players who want to continue building their skills can move on to our Jr. Academy, Academy and Competitive programs - Select, Premier, Elite. Our innovative programming provides players an array of options to stay on top of their game.

Learn more about our programs

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