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Who Is Houston FC?

Houston FC is a player-centric, community based, and holistic development driven soccer club located in the heart of Houston, Texas. Our goal is to help every player reach their potential on and off the field, gaining valuable life skills and new perspectives through the game of soccer in hopes of best preparing them to not only overcome adversity in their educational ambitions, athletic journeys and careers but also in their personal lives. At Houston FC, we focus on the holistic growth of the character so that the club can best support each individual in their education and athletic pursuits. 

What is Our Vision?

Houston FC plays competitive and developmental games not only locally in the Houston area, training and competing actively for 10 months but also playing regionally/nationally through our diverse portfolio of game opportunities, tournaments, and showcases. We believe in playing up – both with players and entire teams and aim to help to develop the whole player, on and off the field. We strive to help guide, challenge, and support our young men on their academic and athletic journeys in hopes they take the lessons picked up through the game, founded on Respect, Discipline, and Commitment. Furthermore we hope and strive to guide each HFC player to grow into leaders of their desired fields, become stalwarts of their communities, and develop into drivers of positive change that inspires others.

Values, Culture, & Philosophy

At Houston FC, we believe above all else, our athletes are people before they are players. It is from this central thought that our soccer culture and philosophy is rooted and based in these values:

  • Faith, Family, Academics, & Football 

We strive to create a culture based on these values and put into action by players through holding the highest standard of behavior, and prioritizing commitment to each other in attendance and presence. We aim to help players find their purpose through having a positive impact on others, inspiring inspiration and joy through expression, and leadership through example and voice. As a club, commitment to one’s teammates and the community is of the utmost importance. 

Soccer culture is what you do everyday in the game, and more importantly, how that ties to what players do off the field. Our soccer culture is built on these four pillars. 

  • Go Forward 
    • A commitment to taking risks, having ambition and fighting to see ideas and visions into reality and to bring joy through the expression of creativity 
  • Possession 
    • An understanding that soccer and the ball itself s joy to be shared, and with that like other joys in life, we have a responsibility to show respect, honor and take care of the things that are important to us 
  • Transition 
    • An awareness to see, listen and take action in moments of change, to help others and communicate proactively to make the most of the ever changing moments in the game and in life
  • Pressing 
    • A desire entrenched in resilience to go and change our situation when needed, to respond to adversity with a proactive and positive mindset and to lead by example and by voice 

Play Up Philosophy 

  • HFC is adamant in our belief  that players must be challenged and supported in order to reach their potential. As a club we exemplify this in our play up philosophy. all teams will compete in older age group competition. in order to give all players more opportunity to be challenged, more chances to make mistakes, and more chances to learn and grow. 
  • Our players gain confidence and improve their speed of play both mentally and physically. Our expectations are that players are always playing at the next level, whether that is youth competitive, collegiate or professional. We choose to develop the whole player, challenging them and supporting them in the four areas of development, psychosocially, technically, tactically, and physically. 
  • This sentiment is also ever present in the academy itself. younger players will regularly get training opportunities in older teams within the club and chances to earn meaningful games with older teams

Where Do We Compete? Teams & Leagues

Our Senior Teams, designated primarily as U23 groups, compete in USL League Two and UPSL Premier. Please see our upcoming teams, age groups & designated competitions below.

2024/2025 Teams & Competitions

  • Summer 2024
    • Houston FC First Team 
      • USL League 2 
    • Houston FC U23 
      • UPSL Premier
    • Houston FC U19  
      • UPSL Division 1
  • Fall 2024 - Spring 2025
    • Houston FC U23 (2007 Birth Year & Up) 
      • UPSL Premier, USL Academy,  Developmental Games, US Club Soccer Events  
    • Houston FC U19 (2007 & 2006 Birth Years)
      • UPSL Division 1, USL Academy, Developmental Games, US Club Soccer Events 
    • Houston FC U17 (2009 & 2008 Birth Years )
      • USL Super Y, UPSL Youth, Local Leagues, Developmental Games, US Club Soccer Events
    • Houston FC U15 (2012, 2011, & 2010 Birth Years)
      • USL Super Y, UPSL Youth, Local Leagues, Developmental Games, US Club Soccer Events

Academy Open Trials

Looking for a place to play in 2024/2025??

Houston FC is thrilled to announce the launch of our U17 and U15 youth teams! These teams will begin official games and training joining the U20’s this coming year. With this in mind we are excited to announce Open Trials for the U15, U17, & U20 Academy teams. 

If your player has ambitions for a education experience that is supported and involved with soccer, a desire for challenging and pushing themselves and others, or have a passion for football and for a positive impact we would love to have you join the Houston FC family. If interested, please see the details for Houston FC Academy Open Trials below:

  • Trial Structure
    • Players are welcome to attend any of the available trial dates after registering. 
    • Sessions will consist of a warm up, technical/tactical aspect and finish with a game each night. Players will be evaluated at all stages and then contacted by phone and email after the session. If offered a spot in the academy, families will have until the conclusion of the final trial week to confirm their players team for 2024/2025. 
    • Players will need to bring cleats, running shoes, shinguards, and wear a white shirt if possible. Water will be provided for players at all sessions. 
  • Cost 
    • There is no cost to attend any of HFC Academy Open Trials. 
  • Check-In
    • Check-In will begin 30 minutes prior to each session. We ask you arrive as close to this time as possible to allow for the most preparation time for the players.
    • Each player will be required to check in at the Welcome Tent prior to each trial. Each player must submit a registration and a completed waiver before participating in any open trial session.  
  •  Upcoming Dates & Times 
    • Monday, June 24th , 5:30-7:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 27th, 5:30-7:00 PM 
    • Monday,  July 8th, 5:30-7:00 PM 
    • Thursday, July 11th, 5:30-7:00 PM 
  • Teams & Age Groups 
    • Houston FC U20
      • 2007 & 2006 & 2005 Birth Years
    • Houston FC U17
      • 2008 & 2009 Birth Years
    • Houston FC U15
      • 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 Birth Years 
  • Location 
    • Westbury Christian Athletic Complex 
    • 10402 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX, 77096

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