Humble TX Youth Soccer Villarreal Spanish Recruiters Training Tryouts Announced – Your News Digest

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The Humble-based NE Houston sporting organization, in partnership with its parent soccer club in Spain, will now be conducting youth training sessions and tryouts in Humble, Kingwood, and Atascocita, TX.

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It was announced that 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 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 competitive soccer. More than 70 Americans are now playing in various nations across Europe, in all divisions. 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, where recruiters are looking for individual athletes with the raw skills that can be honed in camps later on. Furthermore, neither Spain nor Europe as a whole work within systems analogous to the NCAA; a closer comparison might be minor league baseball.

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 training. Both boys and girls born in the years 2008-2016 are eligible to participate in tryouts.

Villarreal CF Houston Academy is an official partner of one of the top Spanish clubs, Villarreal CF. The organization, which offers select youth soccer programs for boys and girls as young as 4 years old, affords kids the chance to visit Villarreal CF in Spain and play alongside the club’s premier Academy teams.

“We are so proud and happy to be able to give the kids of Houston this kind of an opportunity,” said an organization spokesperson. “It’s so special – something anyone would remember for the rest of their lives.”

Tryouts will take place during the month of May. Interested players can fill out a tryout request form at

Villarreal Houston Soccer Academy
Villarreal Houston Soccer Academy
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18610 Page Forest Drive

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