The Woodlands - REC Program (Bear Branch)



The Woodlands Area – Recreational Program (Bear Branch/Alden Bridge Sports fields)

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 Fall 2014 Registration Is Open!

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Recreational Program Information

Program Overview
A program that emphasizes fun for all participants; age appropriate development of players, formation of equally balanced teams, and education for coaches and referees. Please read our "Recreational Soccer Program Information and Policies" for guidance prior to the season.

2014/2015 "Age Group Matrix"
To find out what age category your child shall play in for the 2014/15 season, click here.

Season Dates
Fall 2014: September 13 - November 15
Spring 2015: February - May
(Additional summer programming and camps available in June/July)
*Please see "Recreational Soccer Season Information" for more information

Program Fees
U4 -
$150 per season
(Volunteer coach practice 1 night p/week + weekend game)
- $150 per season
(Volunteer coach practice 1 night p/week + Pro training once p/season + weekend game)
U7-U10 - $220 per season
(Volunteer coach practice 1 night p/week + Pro training 1 night p/week + weekend game)
U11-U15 -$250 per season
(Volunteer coach practice 1 night p/week + Pro training 1 night p/week + small sided weekend game)
U16-U18 - $300 per season
(Volunteer coach practice 1 night p/week + Pro training 1 night p/week + TYSA league weekend games)

*we will form teams by age group and gender,  if necessary we may combine age groups such as U4 & U5

Uniforms are NOT included in registration. Click here and select 2014 RECREATION tab to order uniform online! It's fast, easy and shipped right to your door! Mix match sizes and pick your own jersey number! (U16/U17 have assigned jersey numbers - check with your volunteer coach)

Required items: royal blue adidas jersey, white adidas jersey, one pair of black adidas shorts, one pair of royal blue adidas socks. All other items are optional.
Approximate cost:
Youth kit = $65 with standard shipping, Adult kit = $70 with standard shipping. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

Financial Aid Form


Registration Form



Schedules and Training/Game Details


Schedules for Fall 2014 Season:

-Professional Practice Schedule (U7-U16) TBA

-Professional Practice Schedule (U4-U6) TBA

-Fall 2014 Team/Volunteer Coach Training Schedule TBA

Fall 2014 Game Schedules TBA

-Picture Day Schedule TBA

*Times for practices and pro training have been changed this season. Practice timeslots are now 5:15-6:15, 6:15-7:15 and 7:15 –8:15 

Professional Training Details
- Players are coached by professional international licensed staff once a week (U7+)
-Training is held at Alden Bridge Park (4751 Hwy 242, The Woodlands, TX, 77382) Monday-Thursday, and Bear Branch ( 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands TX, 77381) on Friday.

Ball size chart

U-4 through U-8                      Ball Size #3

U-9 through U-12                    Ball Size #4

U-13 through U-19                  Ball Size #5

Volunteer Options
Click on the "Volunteers" page to find out more about how you can help!

Game Detail
-Games are generally played on Saturdays, but some Sunday afternoon games may be scheduled. Teams in the U14 and younger age groups will play most (if not all) games at Bear Branch Sports Park in The Woodlands, at 5205 Research Forest Dr across from The Woodlands Teen Center. During the season, a game or two may be played in Conroe, at Carl Barton, or North Houston, Lents Family Park West.
-U15+ teams will play games at Bear Branch Sports Park and/or neighboring North Houston TYSA approved soccer club fields - field directions to these fields are available at

Player Expectations
-Work hard

-Respond positively to coaching
          10 minutes early for training
          30 minutes early for games
-Dress appropriately at all times (Rush attire, shinguards)
-Respect coaches, teammates, opponents and referees



                           Coaches Information



Coach Overview
The Texas Rush Recreational program is a volunteer based program with each team requiring at least ONE volunteer coach. Volunteer coaches are directed and guided by a team of dedicated professional coaches.

Volunteer Recreational Coach role/procedures
Conduct 1 team practice (45 minutes - 1 hour) at club approved facility.
-Coach 1 game per week.
-Contact point for team parents.
-additional training, games, scrimmages, and tournament play must be approved by the Director of Coaching-Recreational.
**Every volunteer coach must complete a background check during registration.
Coaches are expected to follow all Texas Rush policies and rules regarding training sessions and games.

Important Coaches Links

-Field Maps
          Alden Bridge Park (4751 W HWY 242, The Woodlands TX, 77382)
          Bear Branch Soccer Fields ( 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands TX, 77381)
          Carl Barton Jr Park (S Loop 336 East, Conroe TX, 77304)      
          Lents Family Park West (18103 Cypress Trace, Houston TX, 77090)


 Interested in becoming a Coach? Please direct all questions to our Director of Coaching - Recreational: Michael Quinn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Quinn


General questions about the program please contact the Recreational Administrator:
Natalie Olivarez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Natalie Olivarez






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Field Status
Last Update:
2014-06-16 15:27 pm
Open Bear Branch Sportfields
Closed Alden Bridge
Closed Carl Barton
Closed Lents Family Park West
Closed Northland Christian Soccer Fields
Field Conditions Hotline: 281-298-1862
Please see scrolling NEWS MARQUEE for updates! Field Status updates are made by 3:30pm on weekdays and by 7:00am on weekends.