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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2020

Posted on November 17, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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The club wrapped up its 9th annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign last weekend with a player education session at Lents Family Park, while also recognizing the volunteers, parents, players and coaching staff that made the program such a success during a challenging year.

 A check was presented for $10,000 to the Memorial Hermann Foundation working alongside In The Pink of Health, which is celebrating its 20th year of building awareness and raising funds for breast cancer research. The program events were sponsored by Hunter Family Orthodontics.

InthePinkLOGO2020“The commitment of these young athletes towards helping those struggling with ovarian and breast cancer is truly amazing, said In the Pink of Health co-chairs Dee Gelsomini & Debra Cooper. “Statistics show that many of these young women will be faced with a loved one battling these diseases in their lifetime and it is so encouraging to witness their compassion and support at such a young age. We are all in this together and we are so grateful for this continued partnership with the Houston Dynamo | Dash.”

Hunter Orthodontics Staff Picture 2020It is such an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club,” said Dr. Ross Hunter of Hunter Family Orthodontics. “They do a fantastic job of raising awareness throughout the month of October in our community. My mother is fortunately a breast cancer survivor, so it brings me great joy to see all the pink shirts being worn by the athletes, knowing that some of the proceeds go towards finding a cure!”

BCA 2020bThe fundraising initiative began in 2012 to strengthen the Girls Academy by offsetting annual program costs while also providing support for a local charity. In addition to building great players, our club also aims to build great people by teaching our Service core value through projects such as this that raise awareness and donations for a worthy cause.

"The breast cancer awareness campaign that Dash is a part of is important to me because we are showing support to the many affected by breast cancer,” said Girls Academy player Danielle Shannon. “We as a club want to do our part and raise awareness to help find a cure."

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"Breast cancer affects so many people including members of our family, our club, and our good friends,” said committee member and parent Trina Engels. “I love that Dynamo | Dash young athletes are not only being taught to be aware of the illness but how they can help and serve others through their fundraising efforts. This year was especially hard for all non-profit organizations and it is very satisfying to know how much their efforts will be appreciated by so many women who can't afford treatment."

The club would like to recognize all of our internal committee members who helped our players make this program a success: Yessenia Pirir (The Woodlands), Trina Engels (The Woodlands), Michelle Gionnatti (The Woodlands), Fran Shannon (Kingwood), Darien Morgan (South), Emily Faircloth (Beaumont) and Brooke Gemmell (graphic design).


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National Signing Day 2020

Posted on November 11, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth is excited to congratulate the following players that are signees or have committed to their colleges of choice, as the club continues to lead the Houston area in players committing to collegiate soccer programs, with over 200 players since 2017 and 34 national team players developed. The initial batch of signings and commitments for the Class of 2021 are highlighted by 10 NCAA Division I schools, as well as additional signings at powerhouse Division II and III schools. The first National Letter of Intent Signing Day for the 2021 graduating class takes place today, November 11, and the signing period will continue through August 1, 2021.

 

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Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Camden Chance Howard Payne University
Camryn Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Grace Freeman East Texas Baptist University
Grace Richard Lamar University

Haley McWhirter

East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach

University of Missouri

Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kaitlyn Futschik University of Texas at Dallas
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Makayla Baxter East Texas Baptist University
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sara Giannotti Wasngton University
Shaylea Bolton Howard Payne University
Sydney Ben Howard Payne University
Sydnie Thibodaux Auburn University
Tea Guidie Sterling College
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Jonathan Harris University of West Alabama
Matthew Villarreal University of Dallas
Lucas Hickey Ohio Northern University
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Alison Turner St. Edward's University
Laney Gonzales Louisiana State University
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Our dedicated, professional staff is able to work with players to develop personalized development plans throughout their soccer career, and our experience in the recruitment process has given us contacts across the nation at all levels of college soccer. Every player ('07 - '02 birth years) in our club also has access to our college fit finder program to ensure they have the ability to find the best opportunities to advance their athletic and academic dreams after high school.


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"We are extremely proud of the above players that have worked exceptionally hard on and off the field to complete the recruitment process and solidify their college choices. We wish them all the success and look forward in following them in their future academic and athletic endeavors at their respective schools." Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Center.

 


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Paloma Martinez selected for U-20 Mexico WNT Camp

Posted on October 22, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

image002-3The club is excited to announce that Paloma Martinez (Houston Dash / Lamar University) was called up by Mónica Vergara, the Technical Director of the U-20 Women's National Team of Mexico.  She will participate in a training camp at the High Performance Center (CAR) of the Mexican Football Federation from October 19-27. Martinez is joined by 25 outstanding athletes ranging from the NCAA level to the professional level.

"We are thrilled for Paloma to have this opportunity to play for Mexico and want to wish her the very best from everyone in the club." Randy Evans, Houston Dash Director of Coaching.

“I am happy that Paloma has earned the opportunity to represent Mexico, we wish her the best of luck and will be following her achievements.” Omar Morales, Head Coach, Dash Academy.

image003"It's great to see all of Paloma's hard work continuing to pay off.  She worked tremendously hard at the club level which provided an opportunity at college and now she's been selected for the national team environment.  We look forward to following her success." Mikey Olabarrieta, Director of Coaching - Beaumont Girls.

Paloma will be the thirty fourth (34) player to be called up for their respective national team program from the club.

CLICK HERE - NATIONAL TEAM INFORMATION

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Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted

Posted on October 12, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Good afternoon - Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Parents, 

Honey Bunches of Oats cereal is proud to be sponsoring youth soccer and is excited to be on the fields with your all-star soccer players! 

With our new Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted added to the lineup, there is a flavor for everyone in your family. Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted takes the two parts of Honey Bunches of Oats that people like the most; the granola and the frosted flakes and puts them together in one delicious cereal! 

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Don't forget, as part of their sponsorship this season, Honey Bunches of Oats is offering the chance to win a one year youth soccer scholarship and signed Major League Soccer Jersey! If you haven't entered yet, make sure to grab a video of your athlete to enter the Honey Bunch Challenge! Check out the details below:

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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HOW TO ENTER - CLICK THE ORANGE BOX ABOVE.......

  1. Post on social media and submit a video of your soccer star completing as many juggles of the soccer ball as they can in 30 seconds.  Use the hashtag #HoneyBunchChallenge and tag @hboats for your entry to count (Required, +2 entries!)
  2. Provide your email address so we can contact you with contest updates and other Honey Bunches of Oats cereal information (Required, +1 entry)
  3. Share the opportunity with your friends and family on social media and get even more entries! (Optional, up to +3 entries) 

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To enter, visit www.honeybunchchallenge.com for instructions on how to enter and the official contest rules. 

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Sienna Plantation Clinic

Posted on October 02, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

Siennna Soccer Clinic 2020The club partnered with the Divine Savior Academy last Wednesday for a free soccer clinic attended by 37 boys and girls in Sienna Plantation, TX.  The professional coaches delivered a session from the Dynamo | Dash curriculum focusing fundamental techniques of dribbling and 1v1 attacking.

The following coaching staff were involved: Steve Williams - GA2 Head Coach; Daymon Couvillon - Central Head Coach; Andy Squire - Central Director.

It was a pleasure working with such respectful and hard-working kids.   As our programming grows in the Sienna area, we look forward to seeing them again soon.  I wanted to say a special thank you to Mr. Tyler Morgan (Athletic Director) and Mr. Patrick Cortright (Principal) for giving us this opportunity and providing us access to their facility.” 

Andy Squire – Central Director.

"We want to thank Andy and all the coaches who came out to DSA to provide this clinic! Our students really enjoyed the opportunity to grow their soccer skills!"

 Tyler Morgan, 6th Grade Teacher / Athletic Director - Divine Savior Academy

CLICK HERE - CLUB INFORMATION

To learn more about DDY Central Programming serving the residents of Sugar Land, Sienna, Pearland, Stafford, Missouri City, West University & Houston, please contact Andrew Squire, Central Director at asquire@dynamodashyouth.com.

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Hunter Family Orthodontics - Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Posted on September 21, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
 
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The club is very excited to announce that its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program led by the Girls Academy will be brought to you by Hunter Family Orthodontics.  The money raised will help off-set some Girls Academy program costs, plus a yearly donation will also be provided to In the Pink of Health / Memorial Hermann Foundation.
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Honey Bunches of Oats Partnership 2020

Posted on September 21, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Enter to win a one year youth soccer scholarship ($1,000 value) from Honey Bunches of Oats cereal!

Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Members,

This season we are proud to have Honey Bunches of Oats cereal as a club sponsor. 

Honey Bunches of Oats knows that youth soccer brings communities together. Now, more than ever, they want to ensure young athletes have the opportunity to build their skills, connect with their community, and have the ability to participate in youth soccer. 

As part of their sponsorship this season, Honey Bunches of Oats is offering the chance to win a one year youth soccer scholarship and signed Major League Soccer Jersey! There will be three winners this season that will receive the following prizes: 

  1. Grand Prize: A full year of registration costs covered by Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, a $500 sporting good's gift card of choice, and a signed MLS jersey.
  2. First Prize: A full year of registration costs covered by Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, a $500 sporting good's gift card of choice.
  3. Second Prize: A full year of registration costs covered by Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.

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CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

HOW TO ENTER - CLICK THE ORANGE BOX ABOVE.......

  1. Post on social media and submit a video of your soccer star completing as many juggles of the soccer ball as they can in 30 seconds.  Use the hashtag #HoneyBunchChallenge and tag @hboats for your entry to count (Required, +2 entries!)
  2. Provide your email address so we can contact you with contest updates and other Honey Bunches of Oats cereal information (Required, +1 entry)
  3. Share the opportunity with your friends and family on social media and get even more entries! (Optional, up to +3 entries) 

To enter, visit www.honeybunchchallenge.com for instructions on how to enter and the official contest rules. 

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Houston Pre Labor Day Cup 2020

Posted on September 16, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Over one hundred and twenty teams visited the club from across the city and surrounding states to play in the Houston Pre Labor Day Cup (re-scheduled) in the club's second pre-season tournament. All the games were played in Friendswood, Clear Lake and Alvin, TX, September 12-13, 2020. 

 

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PreLabor Day Cup-1"Thank you to all the teams, coaches, managers, volunteers, referees and sponsors for all their support of the tournament. It’s the effort from everyone involved that makes this a premier pre-season youth soccer event in South Texas. It was another fantastic opportunity for the teams to play together again prior to starting their fall league season which is just around the corner."

Jason DeVore, Director of Pre-Labor Day Cup 2020

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Disability Soccer Program 2020

Posted on September 10, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
 
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The Disability Program (CP / TOPS Soccer) will conduct training sessions on Saturdays starting on September 19 thru November 14, 2020 at two locations: Bear Branch, The Woodlands and Dad's Fields, Clear Lake (CP only).
 
Disability Program Quick Facts:
  • CP participants must have ambulatory cerebral palsy, stroke, hemiplegia or traumatic brain injury which affects their motor coordination yet still enables them to run and kick a ball
  • CP is a feeder program for the Para 7 a-side national team
  • Newest member of US Soccer Federation
  • Ability to join national CP soccer club teams for tournaments around the globe
  • No prior experience needed
  • Identification process for national team tournaments at U10, U15 & U21 
  • Fall 2020 starts the third year as a program
  • 60-90 minutes of training once a week during the recreational season 
  • Coached by Director of Coaching, Coach Keith Johnson (USA Paralympic GK - 101 Caps) and Gabriel Hull (current USA U-21 Paralympic national team member) 
  • Players with autism and all disabilities welcome

CLICK HERE - DISABILITY SOCCER PROGRAM


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"We are very much looking forward to the opening day of training at both locations. The program and opportunities continue to expand in Houston and within the country. The training sessions and environment will be specifically designed conducive for disability soccer."  Keith Johnson, Director of Coaching - Disability Soccer (USA Men's Paralympic Team, 101 Caps)


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Academy Sports + Outdoors Partnership 2020-21

Posted on August 31, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

 

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ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

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The club is very excited to announce our latest partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors for the 2020-21 season. Online access at a click of a button, plus thirty two (32) physical stores located in Houston and surrounding areas will be easily accessible to our membership.


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"Academy Sports + Outdoors is thrilled to be the official sporting goods retailer for the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. Academy has a strong assortment of sports equipment at a great value to help athletes get what they need to have fun and play safe.” 

Elise Hasbrook, Vice President, Communications & Regional Marketing

"This new partnership is a perfect fit for our entire membership who participate in multiple sports and outdoor activities.  The ability to order online or purchase in the stores will benefit our families that are located right across the city. Academy Sports + Outdoors have an array of sports equipment with first class customer service and we look forward to this valued partnership."

Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations


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