RISE Soccer Club (RISE or RISE SC) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit youth sports club that serves the Houston youth soccer community. Houston Express Soccer Club (HESC), founded in 1978, and Eclipse Soccer Club, founded in 1986 merged in 2017 to form RISE. In April 2019, Texans SC joined RISE in an effort to transform and provide limitless opportunities to Houston youth soccer players.
RISE is a full service soccer club, our programming serves players of all levels - from recreational to college-bound-in a safe, supportive environment. We offer soccer programming to youth athletes regardless of their play-level. At RISE, we have licensed coaches guide our players through the development process to ensure that we provide a consistent player environment across all genders and age groups.
As a non-profit organization, the fees we collect are generally invested back into the club. By being financially prudent, we have been able to develop facilities that we own, in the heart of Houston, which are easily accessible to millions of residents. We also partner with municipalities who own beautiful facilities and grant RISE priority usage. Having field freedom and flexibility puts RISE in a powerful and unique position because we always have an element of control over our future.
Coaches are the key to player development. RISE boasts one of the most highly licensed coaching staffs in the nation. Our Player Development Coaches are ethnically diverse and can cater to the many cultures in our community while always maintaining the highest technical standards. RISE is committed to developing our players by having the most talented and qualified coaches lead our players and oversee our program.
Through a shared passion, collaboration and commitment to talent development we connect our community, families and players by cultivating a club culture of respect, improvement, success, and empowerment through and for the advancement of soccer. TOGETHER WE RISE.
RISE develops youth soccer players that embody our commitment to provide an unparalleled player environment led by the most talented and qualified coaches who embrace and inspire the talents of all players.
Our goal is to be a top 25 youth soccer club in the country. We must be able to consistently develop, retain and attract talent. Simply put, we always want our teams, regardless of their level of play, to be a threat to go all the way. The success of the club is uniquely tied to the success of its players. RISE will prepare our players and teams to compete against anyone, anytime, and anywhere.
Our community-based recreational programs provide a safe and wholesome soccer experience for new and developing players. Our enthusiastic Player Development Coaches focus on helping build your player’s individual skill and confidence while providing room for kids to explore their creativity while they learn the game at their own pace.
The RISE Youth Academy introduces players with their first experiences in competitive soccer. This program allows players, who excelled at the recreational level, to rapidly advance their technical skills along with like minded players under the watchful eyes of the RISE Competitive Coaching Staff.
Players in the RISE Competitive Program are committed to advancing their technical skills and will embrace the high-level of coaching. As your player ages through the program, they will be challenged both physically and mentally with other like-minded players. In the end, we trust that your player will find that through their dedication and commitment, the process was highly rewarding and memorable.
The Elite program at RISE consists of 3 leagues that sit at the top of the soccer development pyramid for every top club in the United States. The Girls Academy (GA), Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), and the Boys Elite Clubs National League Regional League (ECNL-RL )provide top level national competition platforms for elite youth athletes in the country. The purpose of these platforms is to provide a player-centric environment, meaningful games, high standards that member clubs are required to adhere to, and most importantly to maximize player opportunity and visibility. Elite teams are formed from the strongest players across our entire player pool.