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Programs

The Houstonians primary goal is to cultivate the inner city youth in becoming productive and dynamic citizens in the City of Houston. Mentoring and training through the sport of soccer allows for the Houstonians organization to reach into inner city neighborhoods and make possible the desires of many inner city families to a college education. While it is not guaranteed that each Houstonian athlete will earn a full scholarship, it without a doubt, increases the chances of any athlete in this program to meet college coaches and recruiters which increase the opportunity for scholarships and educational awareness.

 

The Houstonians stress the importance of educational excellence by holding athletes accountable for their academic performance. The program is continuing to expand to incorporate educational programs, offer tutorial programs with seasoned teachers, and college application writing sessions and counseling.

 

Currently the Organizations has several different levels of services within its general overall service of providing sound mentorship and soccer training. The services currently offered are as follows:

SOCCER 4 SUCCESS | In Pertnership with Houstonians FC

Soccer for Success® is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after-school program that uses soccer as a tool to address children's health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban underserved communities. The Foundation has partnered with the Houstonians FC in Houston to assist in the operation of Soccer for Success sites – providing thousands of children with free after-school programming three times per week for the entire school year. 

Ages 3-4 | Learning that Soccer is Fun

The learning that soccer is fun stage covers ages 3-5. The objective is to participate in soccer activities and and have fund doing so - hoping to provide a foundation for a lifetime love of the game.

Ages 5-6 | The Fundamental Stage

The objective is to learn all elementary movement skills by building overall motor skills.

Ages 7-8 | Igniting the Passion

The objective of the fundamental stage is to learn all basic movement skills by building overall motor skills. During the fundamental stage an opportunity occurs for a lifelong turn-on to the game.

Ages 9-10 | The Learning to Train Stage

The learning to train stage covers ages 8 to 12. The objective is to learn all of the fundamental soccer skills, building overall sports skills.

Ages 11-12 | For the Love of the Game

Still within the learning to train stage of ages 8 to 12, the U-12 age group is a transitional time. The objective is to learn all of the fundamental soccer skills (build overall sports skills).

Ages 13-14 | Committing

The training to train stage covers ages 11 to 16. The objectives are to build the aerobic base, strength toward the end of the phase and further develop soccer specific skills (build the engine and consolidate sport specific skills).

Ages 15-16 | The Fervid Phase

The development of skill and group tactics - The training to train stage covers ages 11 to 16. The objectives are to build the aerobic base, strength toward the end of the phase and further develop soccer specific skills (build the engine and consolidate sport specific skills).

Ages 17-18+ | Fulfillment in the Final Phase

The training to compete stage covers ages 15 to 18, with variances by gender. The objectives are to optimize fitness preparation along with individual and position specific skills, as well as performance in soccer. The training to win stage covers ages 17 and older. The objectives are to maximize fitness preparation and individual soccer and position-specific skills, as well as performance (maximize engine, skills and performance).