RISE RecreationaL

Program and registraTion INformation

For Boys and Girls U4-U12

Available at RISE Central (West U / Bellaire Area) and RISE Southwest (Missouri City) training locations

RISE Recreational is available to boys and girls born 2021 (U4) to 2013 (U12) of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced! RISE Rec offers consistent, age-appropriate training led by RISE Player Development Coaches with limited assistance from parent volunteers. The program offers an engaging training environment designed to help players develop a strong technical foundation and reach a higher level of play. Licensed coaches lead weekly pool/group training sessions with a low player-to-coach ratio and a focus on individual player development. Parent volunteer Team Managers will manage U6-U12 weekend games.

Season Dates:

  • Fall Season: Training begins in early September, and the season ends in late November (before Thanksgiving)
  • Spring Season: Training begins in mid February, and the season ends in early May

Bonus pre-season Skill Sessions for our earliest registrants! Register early to be eligible to attend these sessions conducted by RISE coaches.


  • $175 - U4, U5 (birth years 2021, 2020)
  • $300 - U6, U7, U8 (birth years 2019, 2018, 2017)
  • $375 - U9, U10, U11, U12 (birth years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)

*Uniforms are not included and must be purchased separately. See below for details.


Coaches: Training will be conducted by RISE coaching staff, with low player-to-coach ratios.

Parent Volunteers: Games for U6-U12 will be managed by parent Team Managers.

Training Schedule: Two pool training sessions per week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  We will try our best to accommodate as many practice day requests as possible.

Training Locations

  • CENTRAL (West University / Bellaire)
    Fall Season: West U Elementary or West U Rec Center
    Spring Season: Rice School or Pershing Middle School
    Please note: Practices are normally at the above locations, but are not guaranteed and may change to other Central locations based on the number of players enrolled, school conflicts, field maintenance, etc.
    Central Location Maps

Training Format: Pool/Group training sessions featuring age and developmentally appropriate activities and games focused on fundamental skill development.

U6-U12 Team Formation: RISE Rec staff will form all teams. Prior to team formation, parent volunteer Team Managers (TMs) may request to have one friend (same age group) to be assigned to their child's team. Each team must have a volunteer TM in place prior to Game 1, as parent TMs manage the weekend games.  U6-and-above players will play on single-gender teams. Age groups might be combined as needed to create the best possible environment for your player to develop.


All games for U4 - U12 are played in RISE's In-House League

  • U4 / U5: Each week includes a dedicated 30-minute game during the second training session, ensuring players can apply their skills in a real-game environment.
  • U6 - U12: One weekend game (generally on Saturdays) led by parent volunteer Team Managers.

For more information about the game formats, please see the Game Day Guide.


The success of the RISE Rec program is due in great part to our parent volunteers, so please consider registering as a Team Manager, Assistant Team Manager or Team Parent. While training sessions are conducted by RISE staff coaches, each U6-U12 team will require a parent Team Manager to manage the weekly games as well as handle the team's basic communications and organizational duties during the season. Please consider volunteering for your child's team.  


  • Required RISE Recreational Kit: 2 Nike tops, 1 pair of Nike shorts, 1 pair of Nike socks
  • The cost of all required components is approx $100 plus tax (includes free shipping) and must be ordered separately.  After registering your player, review the uniform ordering instructions found in your Registration Confirmation email.
  • RISE  Recreational players who were enrolled in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 may reuse their uniform items.
  • Players NOT enrolled in RISE Rec-Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 must order new uniforms for the Fall 2024 season.
  • Uniforms may be used for the duration of the current uniform cycle (Fall 2023 - Spring 2025).

Additional required equipment all players must purchase separately: shin guards, long socks to cover the shin guards, soccer cleats, and an appropriately sized soccer ball (U4/2021-U8/2017 - Size 3; U9/2016-U12/2013 - Size 4).


SPECIAL REQUESTS: Due to the complexities involved in creating balanced teams and ensuring balanced competition for the large number of players in the RISE Rec program, special requests for specific team or coach/manager assignments will not be accepted, with the exception that parent volunteer Team Managers may make one friend request. Team Manager requests for friends must be communicated to the RISE Rec Administrator prior to team formation within the online volunteer registration form. The requested friend must be in the same age group/gender and registered to RISE Rec prior to team formation.

Once team assignments have been finalized, moving players between teams presents unwieldy logistical challenges as moving one player necessitates moving another in order to keep teams balanced, and so on and so on. For this reason, all RISE Rec team assignments are final and not subject to appeal. Due to time and resource limitations the RISE staff is unable to reply to appeals regarding team assignments. We thank you for your understanding.

RISE REC REFUND POLICY: RISE Rec players who withdraw in writing to the RISE Rec Administrator no later than August 1 (prior to fall season) and January 8 (prior to spring season) will receive a refund of the program fee less a $25 processing fee. Payment processing fees are not refundable. Refund requests received after the deadline will not be considered. Players who have been waitlisted may elect to withdraw from the waitlist and receive a full refund.

Questions about the RISE Rec program? Please contact alice@risesc.org.

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