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Frequently Asked Questions



Recreational Developmental Soccer Program


Frequently Asked Questions


Program Information

Q. What age groups can play in the Recreational Developmental Soccer Program?

A. All players whose birth years make them U4-U12.

Q. How many games are played each season?

A. In the fall season there are 7-10 games and in the spring season there are normally 7-8 games.

Q.  What times are the games?

A.  Games start at 8am and can be scheduled all day until 6pm. Game times will vary for your games week to week.

Q.  Where are the games played?

A.  Games and practices are held at Bear Creek Park. In the event of a park closure, an alternate location will be used.

Q.  When does the season start?

A.  The fall season begins late September ending in December. The spring season usually begins the last weekend in February and ending mid-late May.

Q.  When will the game schedules be available?

A.  The schedules are issued as soon as possible and are generally available the Wednesday before the first games. The game schedules and all updates are posted on our website.

Trainer Training

Q.  Are Developmental Soccer Program players trained by volunteers or club trainers?

A.  RDS players will be trained by club trainers who are focused on improving players’ technical abilities and skills following age appropriate curriculum.

Q.  How many trainer sessions are included?

A.  For all Recreational Developmental Soccer Program players there are between 7-10 weeks of training in Fall and 7-8 in Spring. U4-U6 will have one 60 minute session per week during the season. U7-U11 will have two 60 minute session per week during the season. 

Q.   Will my child have opportunities in higher level ply as she or he shows skill growth?

A.  Yes! Our trainers will help ID high skilled players and promote them to TU Elite Teams. These Elite teams will be composed of higher skilled players and will be playing games against other academies in Houston while still playing in the RDS team for that season. The following season after being selected to an Elite team, the player will stay in the elite team who will play in competitive level play the following season.


Cost

Q.  How much does Recreational Developmental Soccer Program cost for per season?

A.  The cost varies by age group. See our Recreational Developmental Soccer Program Registration page for details.


Q.  Can I make cash payments?

A.  No. All payments must be made online using a credit card or e-check.


Registration

Q.  When can I register my child?

A.  Registrations are online at our website under the Recreational Developmental Soccer Program tab. Online ONLY.

Q.  What else do I need to register my child?

A.  All players must provide a clear, legible copy of a birth certificate or passport along with the registration form and payment. Registration is not complete until these items are received.

Q.  How do I register?

A.  Please register online; the registration page is found under the Recreational Developmental Soccer Program tab on our website. Please note that registration should be completed by mid-August for the fall season and by mid-January for the spring season.

Q.  What is my registration fee used for?

A.  The club manages all field maintenance, schedules all games, provides referees, insures all players, supports coaches licensing, as well as paying state and national dues.


Team Placement

Q.  Who will place my child on a team? Who will assign the jersey number?

A. Our admin will place players on RDS teams with an assigned trainer and also provide a jersey number. As well as provide training days and times.          

Q.  Will my child be placed on the team he was last season?

A.  We will honor all returning players’ roster spots if they register during the Early Registration time frame. After the Early Registration deadline, we do not guarantee his/her spot in the same team. 

Q.  Can I select request a particular team for my child?

A.  Requests will be considered but not guaranteed. You can request a team in the “Notes” section of your registration.


Uniform & Equipment

Q.  When will I get my uniform?

A.  The Recreational Developmental Soccer Program uniform will be an Adidas uniform available to purchase at Soccer4all at the Copperfield location. Uniform must be purchased separately.  

Q.  What do you need to play soccer?

A.  Soccer cleats, shin guards, ball, plenty of water, and a desire to have fun!

Trainers

Q.  Do trainers get paid?

A.  Yes, we pay our trainers from the registration fee. . 


 

Refunds

Q.  Can I get a refund?

A.  There are NO REFUNDS unless your child is not placed on a team. Refunds that are granted by the Board of Directors will be mailed to you shortly after the season starts. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances concerning your particular case, then please address your situation by contacting the Board of Directors.


Club Contact

Q.  Who do I contact if I have a soccer related question or issue?

A.  You should first talk over all soccer related items with your trainer. If they cannot answer your question or resolve your issue, please contact our Club Admin Dawn McGee at administrator@texasunitedfc.com


Q.  When and where are skills training sessions?, practice sessions and games held?

A.  All skills training and practice sessions are held at Bear Creek Park on Friday evenings. Your will be contacted and informed you of the proposed schedule. Games are usually played on Saturdays, but some games on Sundays may be required. U8-U10 girls may play in a league with teams from another club - which will result in some games being played away from Bear Creek Park. All other recreational teams play all of their league games at Bear Creek Park.

Contact

Texas United FC
Dawn McGee 
   

Email: [email protected]

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