Created in 1978, HFA is a soccer powerhouse in Texas. HFA is a member of the Texas State Soccer Association, South and is affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. HFA is a non-profit organization and has a permanent office with a staff Adminstrator to assist the membership and to administer the league on a professional basis. HFA has grown to 90 teams representing more than 70 nations.
The regular season kicks off mid-September and runs through the end of April or May with a break during the holiday seasons. HFA’s Memorial Cup runs through the course of the season with the Final being played the first weekend of June. All teams participate in the Memorial Cup, a single- elimination competition.
HFA boasts nine divisions with 10 teams in each division and more than 2500 players.
The Premier division competes on Saturday and Sunday evenings at Bayland Park. This division promotes the highly skilled player at the professional, national and local levels. This division also prepares Under 19 players for their collegiate career. Games are designed to promote high level competition and sportsmanship while also serving as a roll model for the youth players of tomorrow. Some of our players have progressed to play in the Major League Soccer (MLS) as well as the State Select Team program, earning scholarships to colleges across the country. Premier is also the home to many former MLS players to continue their post-professional soccer careers. Premier games are free to the public and are well attended.
All other divisions play at Bear Creek Park, located at 15115 Clay Rd., between Hwy 6 and Eldridge. Map
The Championship and first divisions are very competitive and teams aspire to join the Premier division. The second divisions also maintain a fast pace and competitive standard. Third divisions and Fourth are somewhat more recreational, but this only designates players with a wide range of skills who are unable to dedicate a lot of time to their game because of professional and personal responsibilities.
HFA hosts an Annual Soccer Tournament at Bear Creek Park in late March/early April, which is aimed at providing challenging competition from across Texas and the Southwest.
HFA enjoys a close relationship with the various soccer organizations in Houston. Many of its players coach or train youth teams professionally, and youth players traditionally advance to HFA teams when their youth careers are completed. There are no upper or lower age limits on players in HFA, but we don’t recommend the league to anyone younger than 15 or 16.