Players that commit to playing with any club in the PDF League are committed to that club for both the fall and spring seasons. The league does not allow players to join or be involved in any official activities with any other PDF Club/Team starting August 1st until the last game of the Spring season. You can click here to learn more about the PDF League Policies.
Team rosters are not frozen on Academy teams! After tryouts, the professional staff will initially place players into the player pool at the Gold, Silver or Bronze level. Then, based on practice and game performance, skills level, attitude, and dedication, players can be moved up or down in level. This is done so that the player can get maximum touches on the ball, gain confidence, and learn the game.
Players are eligible to be selected for Academy teams that play in competitive tournaments such as the Eclipse Academy Cup, Houston Express Power Cup, and Spring Fling.
Players that make Academy teams are required to pay an extra team fees for Academy gear and tournament fees.
IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY POLICY!!! Players accepted into the Academy Program may still participate in SHAL for no additional fee. Details will be provided upon acceptance into the Academy program.
Player Placement Information
Youth Academy & Jr. Academy tryouts will be held at Dave Finkel Field in Clear Lake located at 14750 Village Evergreen Trail, Houston, TX 77062:
Jan 14th & Jan 16th (Mon & Wed) — Girls Youth Academy & Jr. Academy Boys/Girls
Jan 15th & Jan 17th (Tue & Thurs) — Boys Youth Academy
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The professional staff is responsible for providing the appropriate gaming league or league for the teams. Many teams will play in the Player Development Friendlies (PDF). The PDF is a league made up of several professionally run club across Houston with the focus creating the environment conducive to development. Academy teams may also play in other leagues across the city as well as our own intra club competitions.