Dear Klein Soccer Club family,
I hope you all continue to be healthy and remain obedient in taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recently, Governor Greg Abbott allowed his Stay at Home order issued back in March to expire on Thursday May 1st, allowing some businesses to reopen as part of Phase 1 of the Open Texas plan. Parks are open, but rules for social distancing rules (6 feet distancing) are still in effect and outdoor sports are allowed to resume so long as four participants are playing together at one time. So that means team recreational activities such as soccer will remain suspended until those restrictions are relaxed. Governor Abbott mentioned he will consider allowing additional opening and increased capacities in two weeks.
With that in mind, Klein Soccer Club extends our league suspension to Sunday, May 31st.
The Board encourages everyone to continue following COVID-19 guidance from our state and local officials. With Phase 1 of the Open Texas plan underway, we are cautiously optimistic about the club's return to play soccer again in the month of June.
As the Board plans for a possible return to play during a Summer month, please keep in mind that safety is, has been, and always will be our top priority. We WILL NOT have match play take place in dangerous heat index conditions. The heat index will be taken into consideration as part of our schedule planning, not to mention any necessary hydration breaks beyond halftime. Secondly, the KSC Board is expecting guidelines to follow from our association, USSSA, on return to play best practices for operating soccer events under relaxed or post COVID-19 restrictions.
The most important things for everyone to continue doing is:
1) take care of self and family,
2) practice social distancing, and
3) sanitize your hands according to CDC guidelines.
Hold yourself and love ones accountable to the above...it helps us all as a community take progressive steps towards enjoying the outdoors together again.
Elizabeth Kaiser Meyer, the park’s namesake, was the granddaughter of Henrich Kaiser, an early settler of the Klein area in the 1800s. Elizabeth Kaiser Meyer Park was conceived by then County Judge Jon Lindsay to link parks together along Cypress Creek preserving green space for future generations. Land for the park was purchased from developer Vincent Kickerillo using Harris County land and conservation funds. KSC and Precinct 3 and later Precinct 4 built the improvements. Most of the park’s 172 acres are in the Cypress Creek flood plain.
KSC began in 1976 as a soccer program for children in northwest Harris County. There were 300 youth players, no central fields and no clubhouse. Up until 1980, KSC used various several fields for the program’s games and practices. Most of these fields were located behind area schools. In 1980, KSC signed a field use lease with Harris County Precinct 3, the local government agency in charge of Meyer Park at the time. Eventually, the lease allowed KSC to construct office space on the north side, from which the board of directors could manage the growing soccer program.
In 1986, KSC signed an addendum to its lease with Harris County Precinct 4, adding field space on the south side of Meyer Park.
Today, KSC operates a youth soccer program with approximately 4,000 children participating in all levels of play on twenty-eight soccer fields during the fall and spring of each year
Klein Soccer Club shall be responsible for the promotion of physical health, mental and emotional growth and to develop, govern and promote the game of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
Klein Soccer Club was organized more than 35 years ago with the mission of providing soccer for children of all levels of play, from recreational to elite. Having varying levels of play allows children to be matched on a team with others of the same skill level and have fun while learning the sport and playing with others.
Our recreational age groups are often split into “A” and “B” brackets, so that games are more evenly matched and competitive. In addition, we are focused on providing the best possible instruction on the game of soccer. Coaches are provided modules where they are taught how to run practices and games.
We provide an environment that promotes the enjoyment of soccer and youth sports, while developing motor skills and coordination.
The ability to effectively work with others is a life skill that will benefit children in all areas of life for years to come.
We believe that sportsmanship is a key value that needs to be taught to all youth.
We strive to instill the values of self-respect and respect for others to our players.
It is your frame of mind, the strength and hope you maintain when in a difficult situation and staying concentrated on believing that you will succeed.
We want all of our players to have goals and targets beyond their reach, so that they can strive harder than they will normally ever do.