College Commitments

Posted on January 31, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

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The Woodlands, Texas (February 1, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, is proud to announce additional scholarship and National Letter of Intent signings of the following players. These four new players will add to the twenty two (22) players already committed on November 14, 2018 which was the first official signing day for the 2019 graduation class.

College Center Commitments 2019 - CLICK HERE! 

Jayde Franklin

Pictured Above: Jayde Franklin - U19 Development Academy Boys / Colby College, NCAA Div. III.

“It excites me to say that I will be continuing my soccer journey and education at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. I would like to thank all the coaches at the Dynamo Dash Youth Academy that has had an impact on my life and helped me to improve not only with in soccer, but as a person as well. I would also like to thank my family, friends, teachers, and counselor for supporting me on my long and wonderful journey. Without any of these individuals, I would not have had this great opportunity to continue my experience at Colby College. I am very appreciative of every moment I had at this club and I am so excited to begin the next chapter of my life.” Jayde Franklin - U19 Development Academy Boys

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Pictured Above:  Dillon Etter - U19 Development Academy Boys / Wheaton College, NCAA Div. III.
“I am excited to announce that I will continue my education and playing career at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL . I want to thank God, my family, coaches and teammates for pushing me to become better everyday. I want to especially thank Coach Alex, Dave and Steve for pushing to become a better version of me on and off the field. I have been with Texas Rush and then Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth for 8 years and I am thankful for the great opportunities this club has given me. I am excited what the next chapter of my life has in store for me.”  Dillon Etter, U19 Development Academy Boys.

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Pictures Above: Bella Tablante - U19 Girls Development Academy | Trinity University, NCAA Div. III.

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Pictured Above: Elijah Castaneda - Dynamo 01/00 Beaumont PA | Hardin-Simmons University, NCAA Div. III.

"I have had the goal of playing college soccer since starting with this club. I want to thank my mother and sister for their support all these years. Thank you so much to my great coaches, teammates and the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club for providing me with amazing training and support to make my dream come true. I look forward to earning a degree in Exercise Science from Hardin-Simmons University with plans on becoming a Strength & Conditioning Coach. The lessons I learned playing for Dynamo | Dash Youth will help me the rest of my life." Elijah Castaneda, Dynamo 01/00 Beaumont PA.

The club will continue to work with the remaining 2019 graduation class to solidify their placement in college throughout the Spring / Summer.  Players graduating from the club have enjoyed tremendous success over the years competing in the variety of leagues the club provides:  U.S. Development Academy, Frontier Development League, United Soccer Clubs Champions League, State Classic League and Eastern District Division 1.

College Center Information - CLICK HERE!

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The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.  Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.

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Dynamo | Dash Youth HIres Mark Gibbs As Girls Academy Director

Posted on January 31, 2019 BY Simon Boddison


The club is very excited to announce the news that Mark Gibbs has been hired as the new Director of Coaching - Girls Development Academy (GDA) starting July 1, 2019. Houston Dash DA is an official member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and is the elite program for the top U12-U19 players in the club. Dash is the only club in Houston that has the opportunity to play in the most competitive and recognized league for girls youth soccer in the country.


Professional Qualifications / Experience:

  • USSF National Coaching Instructor
  • United States Soccer Federation 'A' License
  • US Soccer International Workshops: 2011 Brazil (CBF) and 2014 (FA of England)
  • National Youth License
  • NSCAA National Director of Coaching License
  • US Soccer Girls Technical Coach 2014
  • Welsh FA Preliminary Coaching Badge
  • USYS Regional Coach 2013-Present (boys and girls)
  • USYS Coaching Education Staff Member 2003-2006
  • Arkansas Youth Soccer Association Coach Education Staff Member 1995-2003, 2006-2007 Arkansas State Soccer Association ODP Staff Coach 1995-2003, 2006-2007
  • Mississippi Youth Soccer Association ODP State Technical Director 2003-2006
  • Little Rock Futbol Club Director of Player Development 2000-2003
  • Lifetime member of the Professional Footballers Association (Wales)

Previous Employment:

  • Arkansas United Soccer Club - Technical Director, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2016 - Present
  • Houston Express Soccer Club - Director of Coaching, Houston, Texas, July 2007 - May 2016

"I’m honored to be named as the DA Girls Director for this outstanding organization and look forward once again to contributing to the development and success of players within the Houston soccer community. Although I’ve experienced 3 years of incredible professional and personal growth in Arkansas, this opportunity is one I couldn’t pass up." Mark Gibbs, Girls Development Director.

Girls Development Academy Program Information - CLICK HERE!

"Gibbo is a proven leader; he did an outstanding job building the Houston Express Program.  He is a great coach and even better person.  He will serve as a great role model and we could not be happier to have him as a valued member of our team." Randy Evans, Director of Coaching - Girls, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

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Houston Premier Cup 2019

Posted on January 29, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

The Woodlands, Texas — (January 28, 2019) The club hosted 90 elite level youth soccer teams in The Woodlands, TX at the 4th annual Houston Premier Cup 2019 at Gosling Sports Park / Bear Branch Soccer Complex. Teams traveled in from across Houston along with the following soccer markets participating - Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, McAllen, Waco and Oklahoma.  Highly competitive games were played on world class turf facilities at the above sites - home of Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (north).

The Houston Premier Cup (formerly Houston Winter Festival) is the number one premier Spring pre-season event in Houston.

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Houston Premier Cup 2019 Results - CLICK HERE!

Houston Dynamo Woodlands 09PA - CHAMPIONS!

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Top Row L-R: Pol Verges, Carter Peterson, Max Ellis, Eamon Schorzman, Maddox Villareal, Matheus Eltz
Bottom Row L-R: Kenzo Fujigaki Locht, Luca Onut, Ryan Elder, Bryce Hubbard, Jack D’Andrea, David Fernandez Vergara

Houston Dynamo 06 City - CHAMPIONS!

U13 Houston Premier Cup Champions 2019

Back Row L-R: Isaac Guillory, Matthew Coronado, Mateo Arroyo, Christian Ruiz, Blair Chatagnier
Middle Row L-R: Sean Harper, Ka’Son Love, Caleb Rodriquez, Hudson Kaigler, Marcelo Corral-Sparrow, Luca Boa Hora Guerra
Front Row L-R: Alexander Mata, Diego Martinez, Matthew Freel, Austin Schipper, Aaron Holovaty, Santiago Saa

Boys Champions:
U10 Gold - Soccer Centro 09
U11 Gold - Lonestar 08/09B Pre-DA Roma
U11 Silver - Dynamo Woodlands 09 PA
U12 Gold - Houstonias FC 07B
U13 Gold - Houston Dynamo 06 City

Girls Champions:
U10 Gold - Solar 10G Colvin
U11 Gold - FC Dallas 08G JDL Red
U11 Silver - Solar 08G JDL East
U12 Gold - FC Dallas 07G JDL Blue
U13 Gold A - Solar 07G Colvin
U13 Gold B - Solar 06G Bryars
U13 Silver - RCP 06 Girls White

The club would like to thank our medical care partner for their services throughout the weekend at both sites:

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The club would also like to recognize the following restaurant partnerships:  Wings 'N More, Potbelly, Lennies, Panera Bread and Mia's Table and the club's t-shirt vendor - EVNT Apparel

A huge vote of thanks for the club's travel partner that took care of the visiting team accommodations:

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"I would like to thank all the groups (teams, managers, coaching staff, volunteers and referees) that were connected with the event for their support throughout the weekend.  This event allowed teams to prepare for their Spring season on first class playing surfaces in ideal conditions. We look forward to hosting the same event next year in The Woodlands, TX."  Andrew Squire, Tournament Director, Houston Premier Cup 2019.

Lastly, appreciation goes to The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support with the team welcome packets. 

The Woodlands Convention Visitors Bureau 2018

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Tom byer - soccer starts at home

Posted on January 25, 2019 BY Dynamo/Dash Content Mrktg

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Wings 'N More Restaurant 2019

Posted on January 23, 2019 BY Simon Boddison


The club is very excited to announce that Wings 'N More have renewed their partnership for 2019 to support the Recreational Soccer Program (North).  The Recreational Soccer Program is the foundation of the club with one thousand five hundred (1,500) players currently playing supported by one hundred and fifty (150) volunteer coaching staff.  Wings 'N More have been corporate partners of the club for the last six years and their restaurants continue to host our teams after training or on game day.  

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Program Information
Who can play?  

  • Boys & Girls born 2015 – 2000 can register.
  • No previous experience is required.
  • Friend & Coach requests are welcome.

When is the Season?

  • Spring: February 2 – April 13, 2019 (North)

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"It's fantastic news that Richard and the staff will be supporting the club once again.  They continually provide an excellent service for our teams that visit their restaurant and everybody is made very welcome.  We look forward to working with Wings 'N More during 2019 and supporting their restaurants."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Recreational Opening Day Spring 2018

Wings 'N More Restaurant Information:
16580 I-45 South
Conroe, Texas 77384 (north end of College Park Shopping Center – near Kohl’s)
Tel: (936) 321-0600
Sunday - Thursday 11am – 10:00pm 
Friday - Saturday: 11am – 11:00pm

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5145 West Davis St.
Conroe, TX 77304 
Tel: (936) 206-5020
Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm

Recreational Soccer Program Information - CLICK HERE!


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Beaumont Program 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

The Woodlands, Texas — (January 15, 2019) The club is very excited to announce two major changes that will lead the Beaumont Program for 2019.  Thomas Shenton has been appointed the new Director of Coaching - Beaumont and will have full over-site for all the daily soccer operations for the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.  

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Professional Playing Background:

  • Texas Strikers (MASL) - 2012-2014

Professional Coaching Background / Licensure:

  • United States Soccer Federation ‘C' License
  • National Youth Coaching License
  • 2019-Present  Director of Coaching - Houston Dynamo|Dash Youth - Beaumont
  • 2017-19  Youth Academy Director - Houston Dynamo|Dash Youth - Beaumont
  • 2016-17  Youth Academy Director - Liverpool FC America International Academy
  • 2015-16  Development Academy Coach - Doncaster Rovers, England
  • 2014-15  Director of Coaching - Liverpool FC America International Academy
  • 2012-14  Director of Coaching - Beaumont Youth Soccer Club
  • 2011  Bachelors Degree - Sports Management, Doncaster College, England

“I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to take Dynamo | Dash - Beaumont to the next level.  We have an excellent team of coaches and are ready to work hard to grow the program in Southeast Texas while developing our current players and teams.  I am fortunate to inherit such a quality group of teams and families and I look forward to seeing everyone back out on the fields this month!"  Coach Thomas Shenton, Director of Coaching - Beaumont.

Jose Alvarado will now fill the role as the Director of Coaching - Youth Academy.  


"I am very excited to see what Beaumont has in store for me in this new chapter of my life. I look to provide a fun, competitive training environment where the kids can improve as both soccer players and human beings. Thank you Dynamo | Dash for this tremendous opportunity!" Coach Jose Alvarado, Director of Coaching - Youth Academy.

Beaumont Program Information - CLICK HERE!


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Coaching Education - 2018

Posted on December 23, 2018 BY Simon Boddison
The Woodlands, Texas — (December 23, 2018) - the club continued to make coaching education for it's staff a huge priority providing support and encourage staff members to continually take educational courses to stay in touch with the newest developments in the game.  The following staff have completed or are currently attending the coaching educational courses domestically and internationally listed below:

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Coaching Staff:

  • David Dengerink - United States Soccer Federation Academy Director Course, San Diego, CA; Manchester, England; Sarasota, FL; Denver, CO. 
  • Darron Rush - United States Soccer Federation 'A' License, Kansas City, KS. 
  • Juan Javier Sosa Izquierdo - United States Soccer Federation 'A' License, Kansas City, KC.
  • Radojica Ristic - United States Soccer Federation 'B' License, Kansas City, KS.
  • Jason Madvig - United States Soccer Federation 'B' License, Kansas City, KS; Soccer Management and Scouting, Sports Management Worldwide, Talent Identification in Football, Evidence-Based Coaching & Match Analysis, Opposition Scouting & Analysis (online)
  • Victor Olivares United States Soccer Federation 'C' License, Frisco, TX; Certificate in Neuroscience & Training, Certificate in Training for Team Sports, Barcelona Innovation Hub.
  • Chris Kidd - United States Soccer Federation 'C' License, New Braunfels, TX.
  • Limage Ednie - United States Soccer Federation National 'D' License & Goalkeeping Diploma, Houston, TX.
  • Christopher Barnett - United States Soccer Federation 'D', Grassroots, 4 vs. 4, 7 vs. 7 License, Houston, TX.
  • Goran Joseski - United States Soccer Federation 'D' License, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Simon Boddison - Youth Club Administrator Professional Development Certificate, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Phil Ebner Youth Club Administrator Professional Development Certificate, Philadelphia, PA  

"Coaching Education is very much a priority and is strongly encouraged within the club.  There are multiple courses offered on a wide range of topics and it's fantastic that we have a very active coaching staff that continually look to improve their education levels within the game." Dave Dengerink, Director of Coaching Education.

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Fall Success 2018

Posted on December 20, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The Woodlands, Texas — (December 20, 2018) the club recently completed it's fall season within the competitive branch of the club competing in the United Soccer Clubs (USC).  The following teams had outstanding results by winning their respective league / bracket.


  • Dash West 03 Orange - USC 'A' Bracket
  •  Dash West 05 Black - USC 'C' Bracket
  •  Dash West 07 Orange III - USC Junior Girls 'D' Bracket
  •  Dash Central 07 Orange - USC 'B' Bracket
  •  Dash South 07 Pre-Academy - USC 'A' Bracket
  •  Dash South 08 Pre-Academy USC 'A' Bracket

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  • Dynamo Woodlands 09 Pre-Academy II - USC 'D' Bracket
  • Dynamo Woodlands 00/01B Orange I  - USC 'B' Bracket 
  • Dynamo Woodlands 08B PA I - USC 'A' Bracket


01B Orange I - Team Pic 2018[1]

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"Congratulations to all our teams within the club and especially to the above groups for winning their respective fall season leagues.  We look forward to working with all our teams in 2019 and providing yet another competitive curriculum for the spring season." Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching - Competitive.

Competitive Program Information - CLICK HERE!

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3 v 3 Winterblast Tournament 2018

Posted on December 18, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The Woodlands, Texas — (December 18, 2018) the club recently hosted 200 teams at the annual 3 vs. 3 Winterblast Tournament at Bear Branch Soccer Complex, The Woodlands on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  

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Live music, juggling contest, dance competitions, fancy dress awards, shooting station & soccer tennis were some of the activities on site along with the 5,000 spectators.  

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3 vs. 3 Winterblast Tournament Results - CLICK HERE!

Food was provided by our following partners - Wings 'N More, Panera Bread, Lennys Grill & SubsPotbelly and Papa John's Pizza - thank you!


Pictured Above - Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Administration Team.

"The tournament provided a great atmosphere for everybody involved within the event. This years participants got to enjoy everything from a dance contest, soccer ball machines, juggling contest, soccer tennis, superb weather and pictures with the Open Cup trophy.  The Winterblast has become the premier 3 v 3 event in the state of Texas which now has teams traveling from outside of the Houston market.  I would like to thank all the people associated with the event for all their hard work and efforts." Milton Arraez, Tournament Director.

Winterblast 2019

The club would like to thank the following club vendors:


The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy was also on site for picture opportunities.  

Winter Soccer Camps - REGISTER HERE!

3 v 3 Turf Cup 2019 - REGISTER HERE!


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Community Outreach - Fulshear's Festival of Lights

Posted on December 06, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

The Woodlands, Texas — (December 6, 2018) the club was extremely busy on Saturday, December 1 in Fulshear, TX supporting the local community by attending the Fulshear's Festival of Lights in downtown Fulshear. Twenty two thousand (22,000) people were in attendance which included a large audience of children between the ages of 7-12.  Vendor booths, parade, children activities, fireworks and music were some of the fun attractions on offer.


West Program Information - CLICK HERE!

Staff Present:  Michael Quinn, Ivan Ruddle & Radojica Ristic.

"It was a very nice and well organized festival of Christmas Lights in Fulshear with large number of families interested in our club programming. Children that attended our booth had chance to talk to the coaching staff, shoot penalty kicks and be provided with club information. We look forward to further supporting our local community residents with expanding soccer programming in the Fulshear / Katy area in 2019." Radojica Ristic, Director of Coaching - West Program.

For more information regarding Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club - West Program, please contact Radojica Ristic directly at


The Community Outreach Program is brought to you by Houston Methodist Hospital who is the club's exclusive medical care partner.

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Fulshear | Katy Area Chamber of Commerce - CLICK HERE!

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