Humble, TX Kids' Soccer
Program Offers Tryouts
For Spanish Team
It's hard to put into perspective for Americans the meaning of soccer for the
rest of the world. Do you know which American sports even figure in the top
ten in global popularity? Only baseball and basketball! Sorry, Cowboys!
Villarreal Houston, the Humble-based
NE Houston sporting organization, in
partnership with its parent soccer club in
Spain, will now be conducting sessions
and tryouts in Humble, Kingwood, and
During the month of May, 2022, Villarreal CF will be sending top academy
coaches and recruiters to Houston from the main organization, a leading La
Liga and UEFA Champions League soccer club.
The Spanish coaches will visit the local
Houston official partner academy in search
of top potential youngsters to join the club,
and to assist them in pursuing a career at
the highest levels possible.
Its professional team, Villarreal CF, defeated Manchester
United in the UEFA Europa League Final in 2021, a crowning
achievement in the sport.
American soccer players are getting
more interest from European clubs than
ever before - and this recognition is
significant, as play in Europe is
considered the Gold Standard for
American sports training culture, which celebrates team camaraderie and
winning above all else - even from an early age - does not always comport
with the European talent-spotter's perspective.
European and Spanish recruiters
are looking for individual athletes
with the raw skills that can be
honed in camps.
The visiting coaches from Villarreal CF Academy will hold training
sessions and soccer clinics for local academy participants, as well
as provide training and feedback to local coaches.
Coaches from Villarreal CF will
also be on hand to support the
Houston Official Academy during
their tryouts in May.
Two players will be chosen by the local academy to travel to
Villarreal, Spain, for a full week of cultural immersion and elite
"We are so proud and happy to be able to