Offering A Program For Every Player
Houston Express Soccer Club has two programs open to boys and girls:
West U Rec
West U Rec is an in-house recreational program for players ages 4 to 12. It accepts players of all skill levels and experience. The recreational program is an in-house league. It also serves as a feeder to the more competitive Houston Express program. Starting at U8, players can choose to remain in the recreational program or move into the Houston Express program.
Houston Express is a competitive program for players ages 7 to 18. Younger players in Express are part of the U8-10 Express Developmental Academy. This program offers an intensified training curriculum and a more competitive play than offered in our recreational program. Express Academy teams play opposing teams outside of the club. This part of the program serves as a great introduction and preparation for competitive soccer. Houston Express teams are trained by licensed professional coaching staff and compete in various area leagues, such as Eastern District Division One Association (EDDOA) Division 1 and Super 2, Houston Youth Soccer Association (HYSA), and State Classic League (SCL).
HESC Develops Well-Rounded Teams and Players
HESC has created an outstanding curriculum for both programs that ensures the best possible player and team development no matter what the skill level or how competitive the player chooses to be. We are committed to a consistent style of play across all age groups and genders. At early ages, we focus on teaching and developing players individual skills and introduce them to organized team concepts. We encourage them to work with their teammates and express their individual creativity within the team environment. Our coaching staff teaches our goalkeepers to roll the ball out quickly to defenders so they learn at an early age how to play out of the back. They also urge players to keep possession of the ball when they are under pressure no matter where they are on the field. We will not compromise a player’s development for easy wins via long balls and favoring the strength of one particular player on a team. We develop all players.