Steel United Texas


Steel United Texas is committed to maximizing each player’s potential on and off the field. We produce highly skilled players that are dynamic and competent both physically and mentally. When players leave the pitch, our job isn’t finished. Personal development and molding strong character traits in each one of our young athletes is equally important to what we accomplish between the lines. The Steel Sports core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity and Commitment are the foundation of Steel United.

Steel United Texas produces highly skilled players who can play a style that follows the club’s philosophy in an environment conducive to delivering excellence. Our players possess sound technical skills while developing into tactically astute, independent decision makers that are dynamic and competent in all areas of the game.


To inspire youth to reach their potential, on and off the field, by developing them as athletes and people through the Steel Sports Coaching System


Through our Kids First approach we will establish the Steel standard in youth sports and coaching. We will forge the next generation of leaders, on and off the field, by instilling Steel Sports’ core values.




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AGES 4-8

Steel Futures is a soccer-oriented child development program. We aim to build self-esteem by creating a positive and fun environment where your child can succeed. Your child will develop physical, cognitive and emotional abilities that will help progress their soccer skills and understanding of the game through problem solving, teamwork and sportsmanship. Our enthusiastic and animated coaches focus on developing the “whole” child with their creative and fun games.

All of our sessions are designed to improve a player’s technique and confidence in the game. The Steel United professional coaching staff uses a nationally developed curriculum to improve the fundamental soccer and motor skills of your child. All of our sessions are designed to improve a players technique and confidence in the game within a positive and fun developmental environment.

  • Professional, qualified coaching staff
  • Structured practice and free play format, no scorekeeping
  • Premier turf facilities
  • Family and club environment (interaction with high school aged player volunteers)
  • Training emphasis on the fundamental building blocks (ball mastery, passing, receiving, dribbling and 1v1s)
  • Improve fundamentals of motor control using the ABCs of athleticism (Agility, Balance, and Coordination)
  • Building each player’s confidence and self-esteem
  • Stepping stone towards competitive club soccer with Steel United


AGES 8-14

Steel United Texas offers competitive playing opportunities in the northern region, and we promise the same level of care, professionalism and commitment to all of our teams. Based around our “Kids First” philosophy, the club provides an environment that will challenge every player to reach their full potential, on and off the field, and an atmosphere that supports the growth and long-term development of every individual player.

Every Steel United coach is held to the highest standard and is committed to the development of all players within their teams. Our year-round Coach Development Program ensures that we stay focused, motivated and driven to be the best we can be.

Teams within the club are formed on a selective basis utilizing annual tryouts to identify players with the strongest potential to develop within a serious, competitive environment. Each team’s goal is to strive to compete at the highest level of play appropriate for the individuals within the team. The club has a very high standard of commitment, effort, and dedication from both players and parents, and we constantly ensure these standards are fully acceptable to all participants.


AGES 15-18

Steel United Texas fields high school showcase teams for players looking to advance their skills and to help prepare those interested in playing at the collegiate level. Our teams play quality, competitive tournaments around the region and place an emphasis on getting in front of college scouts.

Our Steel United College Development Program aims to educate our players and parents, not only on the soccer recruitment process but also the general college admissions process. Each family has unique needs and individual situations, and our modules are designed to be interactive to allow a personalized program to meet those needs and situations.

Program director Paul Payne is a 27-year veteran of college coaching with an extensive network of coaches, colleagues and administrators in the college athletic world. Paul’s program aims to educate all involved in making one of the most important decisions that a student-athlete and parent must make. We assist you in finding the right fit. Since 2010, we have supported the placement of over 500 players into college soccer programs, plus hundreds of alumni who decided not to play competitive soccer in college. During the process, we host seminars, webinars, videos and interactive sessions to provide a well-rounded education on recruitment and admissions.


AGES 19-23

For college players looking to build on their technical and tactical skills, Steel United offers summer programs for men and women. More details including tryout dates and potential new opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be available soon.



The Steel United National Program is a unique player experience for Steel United boys and girls from across the country to come together, train and play in an intensive atmosphere. The National Program provides our elite players opportunities beyond their local Steel United team and experience an even higher level of competition and play. Players are exposed to a professional level program and experience what it is like to participate in that type of atmosphere.

The National Program starts with the identification process where players are nominated by their local Head Coach and Director of Coaching. Our National Director Of Player and Coach Development then will visit each club in the Spring to view all the players in the age group at each club and to evaluate the nominees and potentially add any players to the list. In consultation with the Directors of Coaching, the National Director of Player and Coach Development selects 24 players in each age group and gender to attend the National Program Camp, which is held at the beginning of August. Beyond the camp, the 24 players can be selected for additional tournaments and tours both domestically and internationally.

At the camp players will experience the following:

  • Technical Training
  • Tactical Training
  • GPS/Heart Rate Training
  • Yoga
  • Swimming (if available)
  • Cardio/Weight Training
  • Video Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Player Progress Report
  • Intra Squad Scrimmages
  • Position Specific Training


Steel Sports


Senior VP