Challenge Youth Academy and Rec Soccer

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Challenge Soccer Philosophy

Challenge The Woodlands United Soccer Club has sought to focus on the growth and development of our players and teams by always trying to do what is in the best interest of the individual player first. We form our teams by selecting players with similar athletic abilities, and train to play at the highest level of competition possible. The focus of our Recreational program is for players to have FUN in an age-appropriate way. Development of teamwork, tactical knowledge, and technical skills are also priorities. Respect, good sportsmanship, and being gracious in both victory and defeat is taught and expected from all players in both Recreational and Youth Academy programs. Read more about our philosophy statement at challengesoccer.com/about-us/philosophy.

The Woodlands Soccer Programs

The Woodlands U5-U7 Recreational Soccer: The Woodlands Recreational soccer program for kids ages 4-7 offers an age-appropriate curriculum focused on building teamwork, making friends, and learning basic techniques. Participation includes a uniform, 1x per week practice, and weekly games for the 10-week season.

The Woodlands U8-U10 Recreational Soccer: Athletes in the 7 to 10 age group focus on developing fundamental soccer skills and techniques to build their self-confidence, teamwork, and comfort level with the game. Participation includes a uniform, 1x per week practice, and weekly games for the 10-week season.

The Woodlands Youth Academy Program: The Woodlands Youth Academy program is for more advanced players in the 9 to 10 age group. It provides a challenging environment and is focused on helping kids advance their competitive gameplay and progress. Every player will get play time in at least 50% of each game. Participation includes a uniform, 2x per week practice, and Sunday games for the 10-week season. For further questions about registration, please reach out directly to Ashley Fendley at ashley.fendley@challengesoccer.com.

The Woodlands Select Program: The Woodlands Select program is for middle and high school students who want to pursue a collegiate career. With a sophisticated curriculum, world-class coaches, and extensive training, this program thoroughly prepares players for future collegiate and professional opportunities. Tryouts are required for the Select program. Registration for tryouts can be found at challengesoccer.com/tryouts. For further questions about registration, please reach out directly to Ashley Fendley at ashley.fendley@challengesoccer.com.

FAQ

Q: How old does my child need to be to play in The Woodlands Recreational Soccer program?
A: Our Recreational program is offered to boys and girls from 5 to 10 years old.

Q: How do I register my child for Challenge The Woodlands Recreational Soccer?
A: You can register online! Visit our website at challengesoccer.com. Under our Programs tab, select “Recreational Programs” then select “Create Parent Account” and follow the prompts. This will allow you to register for your nearest Recreational program.

Q: How much are the registration fees and what do they cover?
A: The cost is $195/season. This includes a uniform. Note: players are allowed one uniform per year, not per season. There is an optional uniform package for purchase which includes: 2 game jerseys, 1 game shorts, 1 game soccer ball, and 1 practice jersey.

Q: What equipment is provided? What equipment do I need?
A: All players need to bring their own soccer ball (Size 3 for U5-U7, and Size 4 for U8-U10), shin guards, soccer cleats, and water, and a required T-shirt and black shorts with white socks for all training sessions. All other required training equipment will be provided by the coaching staff.

Q: When does the season start?
A: Spring 2022 practices start January 31 and games start February 19.

Q: Who will coach my son or daughter’s team?
A: We are proud to say we have incredibly experienced and qualified coaches on our coaching staff. You can find information on which coaches are at your nearest program location at challengesoccer.com/staff.

Q: How many times per week will my team practice?
A: There is one 75-minute training session per week, and an optional secondary training session for an additional cost.

Q: Where are The Woodlands Recreational practices held?
A: We offer our The Woodlands Recreational Soccer program at Burroughs Park.

Directions

  • Spring
    Looking for a soccer team for your 9 to 10 year old child in The Woodlands, Texas? The Challenge Spring Youth Academy is located on the west side of I-45, north of Beltway 8. The park is near the intersection of Stuebner Airline Road and Cypresswood Road, adjacent to Mittelstadt Elementary School in Harris County.
  • Tomball
    Looking for a soccer team for your child in The Woodlands, Texas? The Challenge Tomball Recreational Soccer branch is located west of I-45, and north of Grand Parkway. The park is near the intersection of Hufsmith Road and Stuebner Airline Road, next door to the Woodlands Equestrian Club in Harris County