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College Commitments - July 7

Posted on July 07, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
 
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Dynamo | Dash Youth players have committed to college soccer for 2020-21 CONGRATULATIONS!
 

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Sara Giannotti
 
Sara Giannotti - Houston Dash Girls Academy U18/19 is the most recent player to commit to college from the 2021 graduation class to the very prestigious Washington University (NCAA Div. III / College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) St. Louis, Missouri.  
 
Sara will be joining a program that won the NCAA Div. III National Championship in 2016 under Coach Conlon and has a superb win-loss record over the last decade.

"I am so thankful and blessed to have been a part of this club for the past 11 years. From pre-practice cross bar challenges with Coach Crouchy to competing all over the nation in the DA with Coach Gibbo. I am forever grateful for the opportunities this club has afforded me to develop not only as a player but also as a person. A huge thank you goes out to all of my coaches throughout the years but a special thanks to Crouchy, Andy Squire, Angie Rigsby and Mark Gibbs for their support and belief in me both on and off the field."

Sara Giannotti, Houston Dash Girls Academy U18/19

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"We are all very pleased for Sara (Speedy). She exemplifies our core values as a person, both on and off the field, and is a great example for the younger players in the program. Congrats Sara!"  
Mark Gibbs, Girls Academy Director.
 
"Sara is one of the most honest and hardest working players I have coached.  She is constantly working on her game between training sessions and during the off season.  I am pleased to see her hard work pay off with an opportunity at a very prestigious university.  Congratulations Speedy!" 
Andrew Squire, Central / Dash City Program Director.
 
"Sara is one of the most driven players I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She has always shown a passion for improving and putting in the extra work to achieve her goals. We wish you all the best Speedy!"
Michael Openshaw, Dash Pre-Academy Director.

Washington University Women's Soccer Program:
 
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CLASS OF 2021 SCHOOL
Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Cameron Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Haley McWhirter East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach University of Missouri
Jordan Porter Louisiana Tech University
Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sydney Thibodaux Auburn University
Sara Giannotti Washington University

CLASS OF 2020 SCHOOL
Abigail Nowak University of Louisiana
Aerly Alaniz  Lamar University
Alyssa Andrea Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Amasan  Agbu University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 
Amelia Hammerle Colorado State University
Andreya Zaragoza Bethel University
Antonio Gachineiro University of Dallas
Ashlyn O'Shea Buffalo University
Austin Brown Austin College
Benjamin Zapalac Trinity University
Brisa Ibarra Jacksonville College
Caitlin Green Nicholls State University
Collins Gitau Notre Dame de Namur University
Courtney Bokanyi University of Dallas
David Chapa II Coastal Bend College
Denise Gomez Doane University
Eduardo Morales Cortazar Illinois Institute of Technology
Elsa King Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Emma Ebert University of Tulsa
Gunner Barry  East Texas Baptist University 
Hannah Dockens Lamar University
Harland Acker University of Dallas
Ian De Koster Rockhurst University
Jaime Razo West Virginia Wesleyan College
Jenna Trauffler Georgetown University
Karina Flores East Texas Baptist University
Kate Colvin Texas A&M
Katie Marker Houston Baptist University
Krista Peterson North Carolina State University
Makenna Rubio Angelina College 
Mary Sarofaliyeng LeTourneau University
Megan Foder Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Melinda Hovnatanian Concordia University Texas
Mia Wehby University of Arkansas
Molly Reynosa University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Reese McDermott Colorado School of Mines
RJ Wilson West Texas A&M
Robert Henry University of Houston Victoria
Sarah Grimmett American University
Sydney Babineaux Troy University
Taylor Stermon Dakota Wesleyan University
Tricia Heckendorn Concordia University
Venessa Aragon St Mary's University - San Antonio
Veronica Gutierrez Jacksonville College

The club currently has fifty eight (58) players that have committed from the 2020 and 2021 respective graduation classes andhas had four hundred and seventy six (476) players that have played in college since 2006.  The club's coaching staff will continue to provide professional guidance for all its current prospective student - athletes that are enrolled in the College Center Program.

Questions - please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Center Director at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com


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Tomball Expansion - Recreational Soccer Program

Posted on June 28, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
 
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The club is very excited to announce further operational expansion in Tomball at Broussard Park for the Fall season 2020 by providing a Recreational Soccer Program for the local residents.  Broussard Park becomes the second site for club operations with Concordia Lutheran High School already in use throughout the last year within the community.
 
Tomball Recreational Soccer Program Information - CLICK HERE!

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Quick Facts:
  • Boys & Girls born 2017 – 2002 can register
  • No previous experience is required
  • Friend & Coach requests are welcome

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As well as soccer fields, the park currently provides the following amenities: walking trails, restrooms, pavilion, picnic shelter, workout station, sensory garden, pergola & a volleyball court.


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1414 E Hufsmith Rd, Tomball, TX 77375

"Members of our community have long been asking for a recreational soccer program in Tomball, and this is now becoming a reality.  Thanks to the partnership between the City of Tomball and the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer organization, we will soon have quality youth soccer opportunities at Broussard Park.  Most exciting to me – is the wonderful opportunity this creates to introduce the great game of soccer to the youth of our community!"
Rob Hauck, Tomball City Manager

"We are excited to announce the expansion of our soccer program to now include recreational soccer at Broussard Park. The Recreational Program will be a great compliment to our competitive programming that we currently offer on the South Campus of Concordia Lutheran High School. Our relationships with the City of Tomball and Concordia Lutheran High School will allow us to offer a great soccer experience for families in the local community."
Carl Fleming - Director of Campus Development

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PlayMetrics Start Date - July 6

Posted on June 25, 2020 BY Simon Boddison


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WHAT:  
All club internal communications will transfer to the new PlayMetrics platform.
 
WHEN:
JULY 6, 2020
 
WHY:
Provide all players, parents, coaches, and staff members unique access to this all-in-one club management software that is purpose-built for youth soccer clubs.
 
 
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BENEFITS:
  • Access PlayMetrics on desktop, tablet, or through a free mobile app.
  • View club and team calendars (practices, games, special events) and sync to your personal calendar.
  • Register your player for club events and programs.
  • Manage your player’s profile, including basic information and profile photo.
  • Add and edit additional contacts for your player, including email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Send and receive emails, texts, push notifications, and chats with other club members.
  • Fill out and access club forms, such as waivers and player evaluations.
  • See game scores and team records.
  • View club and team resources, such as videos, documents, and website links.
  • Manage payments to the club.

QUESTIONS:
Contact your Team Head Coach / Director of Coaching.

TRYOUT / PRE-REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE!


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College Commitments - June 15

Posted on June 15, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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Dynamo | Dash Youth players have committed to college soccer for 2020-21 CONGRATULATIONS!
 

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Taylor Stermon"The journey has been amazing ! My parents and coaches have been very influential and supportive of my decisions!" 
Taylor Stermon, Dash Kingwood 01 Orange / Dakota Wesleyan University.
 
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"Taylor is an imposing figure in goal and would do anything for her team to stop the opponents scoring. She is a smart player and also has the technical ability to build attacks for our team from the back. This year she has been willing to play both in goal and also on the field and has always given 100% in both areas. We couldn’t be happier for Taylor, and her commitment to play at the next level. Your Dash family are very proud of you! Congratulations!"

Adam Bell, Houston Dash Kingwood 01 Orange Head Coach


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"Playing with Dynamo has played a huge role in my development as a player, and I owe a great deal of my success to my coaches Jamie Bell, Sandy Gbandi and Luis Flores. They brought the best out of me and made the best I can be." 

RJ Wilson, Dynamo Kingwood 01 PA / West Texas A&M

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"The journey I took with dynamo was short and successful. Only spending a couple years at the Dynamo, we managed to become one of the best in our league. My coaches have been most influential as they have taught me how to play the game right and got me to the level I am at today." Robert Henry, Dynamo Kingwood 01 PA / University of Houston Victoria.
 
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"It has been a pleasure to work with RJ, Robert and Taylor in the Kingwood program and it is great to see them continue their soccer careers. Robert has been a captain of the Houston Dynamo Kingwood 01 PA team for the last two seasons and has always shown fantastic commitment to the team, program and the sport in both training and games. His work rate is exemplary and he will be a success in any position he will play at the next level.

RJ is a fantastic talent and really has the ability to be playing at the highest level. His easy going personality carries onto the field, as he always looks composed and controlled on the ball in games. I am sure that he will take the collegiate environment in his stride and flourish in both academics and soccer. I certainly look forward to watching the highlight reels of both RJ and Robert on their collegiate teams and I am sure that there will be plenty of quality goals!

We are very lucky to have had Taylor join our program a year ago, she has a vibrant personality and is a pleasure to have around at the fields. Taylor is smart and is the type of person that will be successful in anything that she puts her mind to. Good luck Taylor!

I am delighted for RJ, Robert, Taylor and all of the other 2020 graduates who are following their dreams to play soccer at the next level. 2020 has been a tough year for all and you have all managed to still find a way to succeed. I wish you all the very best and we are immensely proud of you. Congratulations and good luck!"

Jamie Bell, East Director


 
CLASS OF 2021 SCHOOL
Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Cameron Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Haley McWhirter East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach University of Missouri
Jordan Porter Louisiana Tech University
Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sydney Thibodaux Auburn University

CLASS OF 2020 SCHOOL
Abigail Nowak University of Louisiana
Aerly Alaniz  Lamar University
Alyssa Andrea Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Amasan  Agbu University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 
Amelia Hammerle Colorado State University
Andreya Zaragoza Bethel University
Antonio Gachineiro University of Dallas
Ashlyn O'Shea Buffalo University
Austin Brown Austin College
Benjamin Zapalac Trinity University
Brisa Ibarra Jacksonville College
Caitlin Green Nicholls State University
Collins Gitau Notre Dame de Namur University
Courtney Bokanyi University of Dallas
David Chapa II Coastal Bend College
Denise Gomez Doane University
Eduardo Morales Cortazar Illinois Institute of Technology
Elsa King Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Emma Ebert University of Tulsa
Gunner Barry  East Texas Baptist University 
Hannah Dockens Lamar University
Harland Acker University of Dallas
Ian De Koster Rockhurst University
Jaime Razo West Virginia Wesleyan College
Jenna Trauffler Georgetown University
Karina Flores East Texas Baptist University
Kate Colvin Texas A&M
Katie Marker Houston Baptist University
Krista Peterson North Carolina State University
Makenna Rubio Angelina College 
Mary Sarofaliyeng LeTourneau University
Megan Foder Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Melinda Hovnatanian Concordia University Texas
Mia Wehby University of Arkansas
Molly Reynosa University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Reese McDermott Colorado School of Mines
RJ Wilson West Texas A&M
Robert Henry University of Houston Victoria
Sarah Grimmett American University
Sydney Babineaux Troy University
Taylor Stermon Dakota Wesleyan University
Tricia Heckendorn Concordia University
Venessa Aragon St Mary's University - San Antonio
Veronica Gutierrez Jacksonville College

The club currently has fifty seven (57) players that have committed from the 2020 and 2021 respective graduation classes and has had four hundred and seventy five (475) players that have played in college since 2006.  The club's coaching staff will continue to provide professional guidance for all its current prospective student - athletes that are enrolled in the College Center Program.

Questions - please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Center Director at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com


COLLEGE CENTER INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!


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Graduating Senior Recognition 2020

Posted on June 06, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club would like to congratulate the following players that will be graduating and advancing on to college to further their education at the prestigious academic institutions below:

 

FULL NAME

COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY NAME

Adria Weeks

Sam Houston State University

Alex Centeno

Houston Baptist University

Alex Christian Choate

Texas A&M University 

Alyssa Jai Andrea

Louisiana State University Alexandria

Amasan D. Agbu

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 

Amelia Hammerle

Colorado State University

Ander Ormazs

Texas A&M University

Andreya Leticia Zaragoza

Bethel University

Antonio Gachineiro

University of Dallas

Arely Alaniz

Lamar University 

Armando Selva

Texas Tech University

Austin Brown

Austin College

Axel Araño Hevener

Blinn-Brenham College

Benjamin Zapalac

Trinity University

Brandon F Perez

Wayland Baptist University 

Brisa Ibarra

Jacksonville College

Cade Knox

Texas A&M University 

Carlos Gallegos

Texas Tech University

Caty Tubbs

St Edward's University 

Chandler Lanier

Texas Tech University 

CJ Barta

University of Houston

Courtney Bokanyi

University of Dallas

Cristian Bautista

University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

Daniela Wisniewski

Texas State University

David Chapa 

Coastal Bend College 

Denise Gomez

Doane University 

Diego Rodriguez

Texas A&M University

Eduardo Morales Cortazar 

Illinois Institute of Technology 

Elsa King

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Emerson Fleming 

Belmont Abbey College 

Emma Ebert

University of Tulsa

Erik Baptist 

Indiana University Bloomington

Ethan Farias

University of Houston 

Ethan Maloney

University of Texas at Austin

Faith Nino

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Gabby Paganucci 

Texas State University 

Gavin William Hargy

Blinn College Brenham

Gerardo Adrian Martinez

University of Houston 

Grace Hernandez

West Texas A&M

Gunner Barry 

East Texas Baptist University 

Halley Smith

Lamar Institute of Technology

Harland Acker

University of Dallas

Hunter Barry

East Texas Baptist University 

Ian de Koster

Rockhurst University

Isabel Makulski

Case Western Reserve University

Isabella Balestrini 

Texas A&M University

Jackson Kent

Wayland Baptist University

Jacob Austin Leonhardt

University of Texas at Dallas

Jacob Bruce

Trinity University 

Jaime Razo Jr

West virginia Wesleyan College

Jakob Rios

Hardin Simmons University

Jenner Bryan West

Texas A&M University

Johan Yeager

Miami University (Ohio)

Johnathan Patrick Lyon

Colorado State University

Jordan Catherine Hill

Texas A&M University

Jordan Crouch

Texas State University

Jordan Kelly

University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Murphy

Virginia Tech

Josue Gomez

Lone Star College - Cy Fair

Kara Rao

Texas A & M University

Karina Giselle Flores

East Texas Baptist University

Kate Colvin

Texas A&M University

Katie Marker

Houston Baptist University

Kylie Brooke Wilson

Blinn College

Kyndall Clark 

Northwestern State University 

Laila Saravia

University of the Pacific 

Laurel Holly Ainsworth

Texas A&M University

Leila Anderson 

Nicholls State University 

Madison Harper 

Texas A&M University 

Madison Lopez 

Kansas State University 

Makenna Rubio 

Angelina College 

Marcus Gabriel DeLeon

Upper Iowa University 

Mary Sarofaliyeng

LeTourneau University

Megan Foder

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

Meghan Cloninger

University of Washington 

Melinda Hovnatanian

Concordia University Texas

Mia Jacqueline Wehby 

University of Arkansas 

Michael Hill

University of St. Thomas

Michelle Wisniewski

Lone Star College

Mikayla Wiest

Texas A&M University

Molly Ysobel Reynosa 

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 

Nathan Roy

Texas Lutheran University

Obehi Iyy

University of North Texas

Parker Mason Westover

Baylor University

Raphael Rieth

San Diego State University

Rebecca Barrows

Louisiana State University 

Rebekka Rehrer

St. Edward’s University 

Reese McDermott

Colorado School of Mines

RJ Wilson

West Texas A&M

Robert Vara

Texas Tech University 

Rudy Leodan Gomez

Houston Baptist University

Sarah Grimmett

American University 

Shardul Ahire

University of Texas at Dallas 

Sosimo Rodriguez

University of Houston

Sydney Rayne Ben

San Jacinto Community College

Taylor Nicole Stermon

Dakota Wesleyan  University 

Taylor Shelby

Blinn College

Tricia Heckendorn

Concordia University 

Troy Lattimer

Colorado School of Mines

Tyson Fairley

Northern Michigan University

Vanessa Aragon

St Mary’s University at San Antonio 

Virginia McMahon

Lehigh University

William Tucker

Pepperdine University

  


"It's so gratifying to see so many of our players graduate after working very hard over the years and fulfill their ambitions of attending college. Supporting our players in their academic life is crucially important to the club and we wish them every success over the coming years."  
Don Gemmell, Technical Director.

"It's great to see these players graduate from the club and their respective high schools. We're extremely proud of their accomplishment and wish them every success in their future academic endeavors."   
Dave Dengerink, Academy Director.

"Some of these players have been with the club from a very early age and it's wonderful to see so many players move on and chase their dreams in college. Huge congratulations to everybody involved."  
Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching - Competitive.

"Getting to know our players and being part of their lives is so rewarding. Our seniors moving on is bittersweet.  We will certainly miss them but also excited for their future and wish them the very best."
Randy Evans, Director of Coaching - Girls.

"Earning a degree will provide a strong foundation for our players.  It's exciting to see the many years of hard work and dedication resulting in the above college opportunities for so many of our players.  We wish them every success in their athletic and academic careers."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.
 

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Kwik Goal Partnership

Posted on May 28, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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As a valued partner Kwik Goal has offered an exclusive price reduction for all Dynamo | Dash Youth members to purchase their own training products.  This equipment can be used at home while DDY continues to work through the return-to-play guidelines for soccer activities.  
 
DYNAMO Equipment - CLICK HERE!
DASH Equipment - CLICK HERE!

 
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"Due to the current situation over the last few months, individual training has become the alternative to our normal soccer programming. It's fantastic that Kwik Goal are willing to offer our members their individual training products at a reduced exclusive HDDY rate.  The club and our partners will continue to find productive ways to enhance and encourage our players to advance their skill levels in their own training environment."  
Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations

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College Commitments - May 18

Posted on May 18, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
  
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Dynamo | Dash Youth players continue in their commitment to college soccer  - CONGRATULATIONS!
 

Andreya Zaragoza
 
Andreya Zaragoza - Dash Kingwood 01 PA / Bethel University (TN)
 "Basically a part of Dash has created unforgettable experiences and memories. My mom has been the most influential in this process and decision. I look forward to attending Bethel University in the fall."
Andreya Zaragoza.
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"Andreya is always calm and focused at all times. She has shown great technical skill playing with the team this year and is a fantastic teamate. Andreya has wonderful awareness of her teamates on the field and assisted lots of goals for the team. I know that she will do great things in college and I wish her the very best of luck to becoming a student-athlete at the next level.  Congratulations and good luck! "
Travis Weeks, Kingwood Staff Coach.


 
Kate Burgess
Kate Burgess - Dash Development Academy 03 / University of Houston
"I am thankful to have been a part of this club from my crazy pigtails and small nets at Dad’s Field to traveling across the country to compete in the US Development Academy. My journey has prepared me for the opportunity to play Division 1 soccer at the University of Houston. I want to thank all of my coaches, but a special thanks to the following coaching staff - Gene Van Ness, Angie Rigsby, Randy Evans, Andy Squire, and Mark Gibbs for the many ways they have helped in my development over the years."
Kate Burgess.
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Mark Gibbs, GA Director. 

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Jaime Razo Jr - Dynamo Woodlands 01/02 PA1 / West Virginia Wesleyan College
"When I was I playing for the Dynamo | Dash I had an amazing experience and had outstanding coaching by multiple staff.  Coach Nigel Vaughan has pushed me at every practice and game because he saw something in me that no one else did. He gave me the confidence that I could do bigger things in soccer and help my teammates succeed."  
Jaime Razo Jr.
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"Jaime has been with the Dynamo Youth over the last three years.  He is an excellent player as a forward or a defender and I am really pleased for him and his family that he is going to play in college, he has worked hard and deserves it. He possesses leadership on and off the field, has a great sense of humor and is very humble. He will be a big asset in college soccer and I wish him all the best for the future."
Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching - Senior Boys (north)

CLASS OF 2021 SCHOOL
Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Cameron Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Haley McWhirter East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach University of Missouri
Jordan Porter Louisiana Tech University
Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sydney Thibodaux Auburn University

CLASS OF 2020 SCHOOL
Abigail Nowak University of Louisiana
Aerly Alaniz  Lamar University
Alyssa Andrea Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Amasan  Agbu University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 
Amelia Hammerle Colorado State University
Andreya Zaragoza Bethel University
Antonio Gachineiro University of Dallas
Ashlyn O'Shea Buffalo University
Austin Brown Austin College
Benjamin Zapalac Trinity University
Brisa Ibarra Jacksonville College
Caitlin Green Nicholls State University
Collins Gitau Notre Dame de Namur University
Courtney Bokanyi University of Dallas
David Chapa II Coastal Bend College
Denise Gomez Doane University
Eduardo Morales Cortazar Illinois Institute of Technology
Elsa King Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Emma Ebert University of Tulsa
Gunner Barry  East Texas Baptist University 
Hannah Dockens Lamar University
Harland Acker University of Dallas
Ian De Koster Rockhurst University
Jaime Razo West Virginia Wesleyan College
Jenna Trauffler Georgetown University
Karina Flores East Texas Baptist University
Kate Colvin Texas A&M
Katie Marker Houston Baptist University
Krista Peterson North Carolina State University
Makenna Rubio Angelina College 
Mary Sarofaliyeng LeTourneau University
Megan Foder Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Melinda Hovnatanian Concordia University Texas
Mia Wehby University of Arkansas
Molly Reynosa University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Reese McDermott Colorado School of Mines
Sarah Grimmett American University
Sydney Babineaux Troy University
Tricia Heckendorn Concordia University
Venessa Aragon St Mary's University - San Antonio
Veronica Gutierrez Jacksonville College

Unknown-22The club currently has fifty four (54) players that have committed from the 2020 and 2021 respective graduation classes and has had four hundred and seventy two (472) players that have played in college since 2006.  The club's coaching staff will continue to provide professional guidance for all its current prospective student - athletes that are enrolled in the College Center Program.

Questions - please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Center Director at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com


COLLEGE CENTER INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!


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The College Center Program is brought to you by:

NORTHWEST ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY - CLICK HERE!


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Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our events in your local area, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650


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Club Update - May 17

Posted on May 17, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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For Immediate Release - May 17, 2020
Contact: Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations

Dear Parent,

As previously communicated, we intended on returning to soccer programming this week. Before we confirm the exact dates for training, we have a few steps that we are going to take in the interest of being most cautious and best prepared.

We anticipated further guidance from Governor Abbott on return to play guidelines last week, but it did not get released. At this point, it looks like this information will be available in the next few days. We want to review this information and incorporate it into our plans.

Over the next few days, we will:

  1. Review the latest guidelines from Governor Abbott.
  2. Work with health experts from Memorial Hermann on safety protocols within the Governor's guidelines and specific to our training environment.
  3. Design club-specific training sessions in accordance with the Governor's guidelines and upon the advice of our health experts.
  4. Communicate details of our plans and protocols to you upon completion.
  5. Schedule training sessions.

We feel that it is important for us to have the latest information and for these steps to be taken before taking the field again. We look forward to being in touch with the final plan over the next few days.

Regards,

Don Gemmell
Technical Director - Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

 
 
 
 

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Coaching Staff Personal Development - May 2020

Posted on May 15, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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The club continues to enhance its coaching staff education platform providing the best available training and work environment for players and coaches to excel. Players are developed by the coach and impacted greatly by the training / teaching environment.  Continual reflection occurs on the resources and support required for the player and coach to be successful whether it is in-house coaching education, attending coaching seminars, workshops, new equipment, field and facility improvements, licensure or personal development plans.

 Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 11.46.33 AM"The players' development is our #1 priority and it starts with the coaching staff providing the correct curriculum and training environment.  The club must provide opportunities for our staff to learn, grow and have a clear coaching pathway to succeed personally.  If that opportunity is apparent, this results in a more productive training environment which will reflect in a detailed player developmental platform across the club. We have a joint responsibility of developing players and coaches in the club to the highest level possible." 
Dave Dengerink, Academy Director.

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 The Spring 2020 coaching education meetings cover a variety of topics that are associated with running a fully comprehensive youth soccer club.  The topics include both the soccer technical and business aspects of a club that now has a membership of 8,400 players.
The following topics will or have been presented:
 
COACHING EDUCATION TOPIC PRESENTER / TITLE

Personal Development Plan

Dave Dengerink - Academy Director

2020 Season Improvements

James Clarkson - Houston Dash Head Soccer Coach (NWSL)

Understanding Your Clients

Phil Ebner - Director of Coaching - Youth Academy

Dash System of Play (1-4-2-3-1)

Mark Gibbs - Girls Academy Director

Powerpoint & Your MAC 

Andrew Squire - Girls Academy Coach

Linking The Club Philosophies to Training

Dave Dengerink - Academy Director

Dynamo Youth Diamond (1-4-4-2)

Alex Cardenas - Boys Academy Coach

Growth Mindset / Practice Perfect

Andrew Squire - Girls Academy Coach


Unknown-19The club has the most qualified coaching staff in the city of Houston when it comes to player development.  The club employs over 100+ professional licensed coaching staff from multiple areas throughout the world that work and are educated under the same Dynamo | Dash age-appropriate curriculum. The club recognizes the importance of player development and coaching education.


NAME OF QUALIFICATION / LICENSE #
Academy Directors Course (License) 2
United States Federation (USSF) 'A' License 16
United States Federation (USSF) 'B' License 18
United States Federation (USSF) 'C' License 20
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) 'D' License 27
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) 'E' License 17
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National Youth License 12
Union of Europe Football Associations (UEFA) 'Pro' License 1
Union of Europe Football Associations (UEFA) 'A' License 2
Union of Europe Football Associations (UEFA) 'B' License 4

 


Coaching Education

"As a member of the HDDY coaching staff I have many reasons to be thankful, but none more than the investment the club has made in me as a professional coach. Without the club's support, completing my coaching pathway to the “A” License would never have been possible and I would not have had some of the opportunities that have been presented to me. Collaborating with the Houston Dynamo on building the Foundation Catalyst Program is one such opportunity.  Working with Dave Dengerink and Paul Holocher our Academy Directors on such a unique program to the Houston area is an experience I could not find anywhere else." Darron Rush, Director of Coaching - Catalyst.


Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 11.43.55 AMThe club has supported me to work my way up through the US Soccer Federation’s 'E' License, all the way to completion of the National 'A' License.  Furthermore, they’ve encouraged me to become a certified Grass Roots Coach Instructor which now allows me to provide a service back to the younger, beginner and volunteer coaches within our organization.  I am extremely grateful for the personal and professional investment that’s been consistently extended to me over the years.”
 
Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching - Youth Academy / Recreational

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“I can’t speak highly enough of the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. My journey with the organization began ten years ago when I was playing in their development academy. The lessons I learned on and off the field during that period prepared me for a successful college career. During my four years playing college soccer Coach Don Gemmell and Dave Dengerink were in frequent contact extending advice when needed. I returned to the club upon graduation taking charge of the recreational program in The Woodlands. The club continued to support my professional development as I worked my way through coaching licenses and furthermore supported my decision to return to school in pursuit of a masters degree. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of this incredible organization."

Marcus Watt, Director of Coaching - Recreational


Screen Shot 2020-05-06 at 11.52.32 AM"Over the last few years the club was hugely supportive and helpful towards my coaching education and personal development. Sending me to acquire my USSF “B” License and providing opportunities to attend the United Soccer Coaches Conventions in Baltimore 2020 and Chicago 2019 was extremely educational. There were also various opportunities to attend the following seminars that were hosted by our club - 'Every Moment Matters' and 'Changing The Game Project' by John O'Sullivan and Soccer Starts at Home by Tom Byer. The tools and resources provided on a daily basis are invaluable to our growth and development as coaches.

Radojica Ristic, Director of Coaching - West


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Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 3.37.14 PM"Coaching development is a continuous process, I am thankful for the opportunities provided by the Dynamo|Dash Youth Soccer Club. The tremendous support received within the club during my journey to obtain my USSF "B" License speaks volumes about the culture of the organization. The club has consistently provided me with the tools to develop young soccer talent physically and mentally while contributing to my own personal growth. My transition from a retired professional player to coach has been extremely rewarding thanks to the club's continuous support."

Benito Kemble, Director of Coaching - Boys (South)


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Mia's Table is OPEN!

Posted on May 11, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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Mias Table Open
 
Pick your location and please support a HDDY local business!

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Mia's Table Locations - CLICK HERE!


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