Over the past 4 months, the Klein Soccer Board Board of Directors has been formulating plans to improve and increase the longevity of our recreational soccer program. Our recent proposal quickly evolved as new information was brought forth by the county. While we had initially planned to partner with an entity to manage daily operations in attempt to make the process more efficient, an outpouring of support from our members convinced us that the way forward meant remaining with our roots as a solely volunteer-based operation. News that Harris County is seeking new partners to run Meyer Park operations has reinforced this decision to remain a community based volunteer run organization.
KSC continues to work with Harris County and Commissioner Cagle’s office to ensure that affordable recreational soccer remains at Meyer Park and that the park remains accessible to the community.
KSC has invested millions of dollars over the past 40 years developing and maintaining the soccer fields at Meyer Park. Last year alone KSC allocated $240,000 into field maintenance that included installing a new well and sprinkler systems that were damaged by the floods. Our lease to the county expired in August of 2018 just as we were finishing clubhouse renovations from a second flood. At that time the county informed KSC the lease for Meyer Park was extended while we awaited the development of a nearby park to expand our recreational program. KSC recently learned the county is pursuing different avenues to increase revenues and cost reimbursement. Based on a for-profit plan promoted by a competitor, the county has proposed that Meyer Park bids include covering related utility costs and 10% of its annual gross income. These new initiatives would make KSC unable to compete with a for profit organization, since we are a non-profit and volunteer-based corporation. Our primary objective is, as it has always been, to provide affordable recreational soccer to our community. As we optimistically plan for a Fall soccer season, we want to ensure everyone that we are working diligently on an agreement with the county to keep our program at Meyer Park, giving the youth of our community a safe place to foster and expand their love for the game.
Klein Soccer Club was founded in 1979 at Elizabeth K. Meyer Park in Klein, Texas, with the goal of providing youth sports in the Northwest Houston and Spring areas. To achieve this goal, the founders pooled their funds together to build the fields at Meyer Park. After more than 30 years, we have grown to become one of the oldest and most respected youth sports organizations in all of South Texas. Due to the quality of our organization and the dedication to the children in it, Klein Soccer Club has enjoyed enormous success and parent loyalty.
Klein Soccer Club shall be responsible for the promotion of physical health, mental and emotional growth, and develop, govern and promote the game of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
Furthermore, we shall abide by all the current and future rules, regulations and bylaws mandated by the Timberline Youth Soccer Association (TYSA), South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA).
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 also have skills training sessions available to our players. These sessions are run by coaches that have earned training licenses through the United States Soccer Federation (USS
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.