MLS NEXT

Birth Years: 2008 (U13) - 2003/02 (U18/19)

Boys
Campus(es): Central - South Campus

MLS NEXT marks a new era for soccer development in North America. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.

MLS NEXT current membership includes 113 clubs, 489 teams, 9,000+ players across the U.S. and Canada and features over 90% of the current youth national team player pools.

The MLS NEXT platform marks a new era for soccer development in North America. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.

With a focus on maximizing each player’s potential, the new development platform will not only provide high-level, year-round competition for players, but will provide important programming, education and innovation in the key areas of player development:

  • Player Identification
  • Coaching
  • Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Community Outreach

The elite academy clubs, such as RISE, that are Founding Members of the new platform have also been leaders in the development of players for college, MLS and the national teams. Combined, MLS Academies and the elite academies joining the platform have produced more than 90 percent of the U.S. Youth National Team players in 2019, making the new platform the top destination for the best young players in North America.

With the launch of this new platform, MLS and the elite academy clubs will not only continue to develop world class players but will create a world class soccer development culture that supports and inspires elite players throughout the country.

Elite Players RISE with Us
  • Funded U18/19 top boys and top girls team ($0 club fee)
  • 50+ Professional and National Team players produced by RISE legacy clubs
  • 800+ College Placements
  • 1 DA National Championship (Texans SC - 2017)
  • 3 National Championships
  • 25 Regional Championships
  • 60+ State Cup appearances
RISE Offers Elite Program Families
  • Reliant Energy Power Awards Program
  • Monthly payment plans
  • Multiple child discount
  • Reliant Energy electricity plan
  • VIP Medical access via Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Soccer starting for players at age 3

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MLS NEXT
Programming

Fees

Birth Years: 2009 (U12) - 2004 (U17)
  • Yearly: $2,250
Funded 2002/03 (U18/19) team
  • Yearly: $350

Fall 2020 Season Length

  • 16 weeks
  • August 3 - November 21
  • *End of season events possible

Spring 2021 Season Length

  • 16 weeks
  • January 18 - May 7
  • *End of season events possible

Uniforms

$350 (not included in registration fee)

Play Locations

  • Central - South Campus

Team Composition

  • Combined campus teams

Team Formations

  • All teams formed by RISE Elite Staff

Training Sessions

  • 4 weekly
  • Led by RISE Elite Staff
  • 1.4 hours

League Play

  • MLS NEXT League

Games

  • Led by RISE Elite Staff

Events Included in Fees

Birth Years: 2008 (U13) and older
  • 1 RISE event per season

League Travel

Birth Years: 2008 (U13) and older
  • RISE covers event fees and coach travel

Technological Resource (Age-Appropriate)

  • HUDL, SportsRecruits, and TGS College Resource Center

Player Feedback

  • Seasonally, written and in-person

Rise With Us