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Houston Dynamo Youth Boys Development Academy

Posted on August 27, 2018 BY Simon Boddison


The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is extremely pleased to announce the addition of Neathan Gibson and his family to the club. Neathan comes originally from South Africa and holds a United States Soccer Federation 'A' License.  He joins the club from Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was the Executive Director / Technical Director of Soccer for the Michigan Fire Juniors which is partner of the Chicago Fire.

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Professional Playing / Coaching Background:

  • Sarawak FC, Malaysian Premier League
  • IFK NORRKOPPING, Swedish Premier League
  • Albirex Niigata, Japanese 2nd Division
  • MyPa - 47, Finnish Premier League
  • Colorado Rapids, MLS
  • Rochester Rhinos, A-League  
  • Des Moines Menace FC - Assistant Coach / Youth Academy Director
  • Executive Director / Technical Director - Michigan Fire Juniors

Neathan has been married to Denise for 23 years and they have three boys (Jack - 18, Nash - 14 and Vinnie - 5). 

“Neathan has an extensive background in the game. He’s played professionally all over the world including a stint in Major League Soccer (MLS). He’s coached and directed clubs at the youth level, coached both men’s and women’s college soccer and coached in the Premier Development League (PDL). These vast experiences are exactly what the leadership was looking for at this time in the continued development of the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club."  David Dengerink, Academy Director.

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Houston Youth Cup 2018

Posted on August 22, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club just completed its 13th annual Houston Youth Cup (U11 - U19 Boys / Girls) brought to you by Mia's Table which had 316 domestic and international teams attending playing at multiple sites in and around The Woodlands & Conroe soccer community.  Teams came from TX, LA and Mexico.

Quick Facts:
  • Sponsored by Mia's Table 
  • 316 teams
  • 9 locations
  • 47 fields
  • 28 hotels
  • 1,800 hotel rooms
  • 150 referees
  • 35 volunteers
  • 5,760 players
  • 17,000 spectators
  • Proceeds go to the club's scholarship fund
  • Food donated by Wings 'N More, Potbelly, Lenny's Subs, Panera Bread & Pappa Johns Pizza
  • Supported by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, Anthony Travel (hotels)

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Dash West 04 Black Team 2018

Dash West 2004 Black - CHAMPIONS!

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Dynamo Woodlands 09PA 1 – CHAMPIONS!

Dynamo Woodlands 08 PA

Dynamo Woodlands 08PA - CHAMPIONS!

Dash South 07PA

Dash South 07PA - CHAMPIONS!

Dash South 08 PA

Dash South 08PA - CHAMPIONS! 

Dash Tomball 07 Orange

Dash Tomball 07 Orange - CHAMPIONS!

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Dynamo South Central 07 Orange - CHAMPIONS!

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Dynamo Woodlands 07 Orange I, II - CHAMPIONS!

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 Dynamo Woodlands 08 Black - CHAMPIONS!

Dash Beaumont 07 Black

Dash Beaumont 07 Black - CHAMPIONS!

Dynamo Beaumont 07 Orange

Dynamo Beaumont 04 Orange - CHAMPIONS!

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Dynamo Beaumont 03PA - CHAMPIONS!

Dash Beaumont 08 Orange

Dash Beaumont 08 Orange - CHAMPIONS!

Dash Beaumont 02PA

Dash Beaumont 02PA - CHAMPIONS!

Dash Woodlands 06PA

Dash Woodlands 06PA - CHAMPIONS!

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Dash Kingwood 07 Black

Dash Kingwood 07 Black - CHAMPIONS!

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Dash Kingwood 00 Black - CHAMPIONS!

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Dash Woodlands 05PA - CHAMPIONS!

Dash South 08 Orange

Dash South 08 Orange - CHAMPIONS!

"I would like to thank all the teams, coaching staff, volunteers, referees, sponsors, donors, team managers for all their support leading up to and throughout the event.  It's the combination of those groups listed that makes this the #1 pre-season youth soccer event in Texas."  Stuart Taylor, Tournament Director.

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Dynamo | Dash Disability Program 2018-19

Posted on August 16, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce it's partnership with United States CP Soccer and will be a designated site to host training and games at Bear Branch Soccer Complex, The Woodlands, TX.  Bear Branch will become the third site in the Houston Metro to support the program along with NY/NJ and other Mid Atlantic locations.  The program will offer soccer opportunities for kids with cerebral palsy, stroke and traumatic brain injury.



"We are really looking forward to hosting and developing this program in the coming year.  The club is all about helping the game grow and providing opportunities for all ages and ability levels.  It will be an exciting fall season."  Coach Keith Johnson, Director of Coaching - CP Soccer / US Paralympic National Team.

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Pre-Season West Camp - Mia's Table

Posted on August 13, 2018 BY Simon Boddison


The pre-season soccer camp in the West is brought to you by Mia's Table.  Twenty six (26) teams are having a two week program of soccer training to prepare themselves for the season which is fast approaching.  A comprehensive, age specific curriculum is being provided throughout the two week time period.  

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Dynamo | Dash Home Game - Houston Youth Cup 2018

Posted on August 11, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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Houston Youth Cup 2018 - Mia's Table

Posted on August 06, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that Mia's Table is partnering with the Houston Youth Cup 2018.  The event will kick off the pre-season period for 300 teams that will visit from multiple cities (Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Galveston, College Station, TX and Baton Rouge, Lafayette, LA), August 17-19.  Games will be played in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  


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Mia's Table will also be sponsoring the Pre-Season Camps - West (Fulshear / Katy community) from August 6-9, 13-16.


"Originally a Houston favorite since 2012, Mia’s Table is part of the Johnny Carrabba Family of Restaurants.  Mia’s Table is a casual, family-friendly place where all are welcome to enjoy our patio, have a soft serve on us, or sit back and watch the game with a cold beer any day of the week.

We look forward to having you and your family sit down for a delicious meal at Mia’s Table.  Check out the latest news on our future locations including Shenandoah, Cinco Ranch, The Bay Area, and more at or visit us on social media!" 

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 "I would like to welcome Mia's Table as the latest corporate partner to come on board to support our soccer program. They have a first class reputation in the restaurant market in Houston and we look forward to helping to promote their product and services across the city in the next twelve months."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Kingwood Program - Effex Management Solutions 2018-19

Posted on August 02, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that Effex Management Solutions (Kingwood, TX) is renewing their partnership with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club for the 2018-19 season.  The company will be supporting all the camp and program operations within the Kingwood branch of the club.

Effex Management Solutions is a large volume contingent workforce management firm headquartered in Kingwood, Texas that employs over 14,000 workers in manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facilities across 36 locations in the United States. President and CEO Louis Flory built Effex in 2005 around the idea that true success would follow strong client partnerships and a fresh and foolproof approach to staffing management. Today, with 100% client retention, Effex stays true to its commitment of being a true business partner by investing in relationships and taking a hands-on approach with each and every client.

“I have always been passionate about making an impact in both our community and children’s future. Sponsoring the 
Dynamo | Dash is truly a rewarding experience because it allows me to give back to an organization that remains committed to the development of the youth in our community.”  Louis Flory, Owner & CEO, Effex Management Solutions.

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The club has recently expanded the Kingwood Program which is now training at two local complexes - North Park Sports Fields & River Grove Park.  The program will provide soccer playing opportunities for over 400 players within the Competitive & Youth Academy Program.


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“It’s great to have Effex Management Solutions renewing their partnership for the coming year.  Effex Management Solutions has an outstanding reputation in their line of business and they have been instrumental in their support the last two years in helping the Kingwood Program expand.  The club looks forward in working with Louis Flory and Effex Management Solutions in 2018-19.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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DICK'S Sporting Goods Partnership

Posted on July 18, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that DICK'S Sporting Goods have partnered with the club for the next two years and will be affiliated with the Golf Outing 2019/20, soccer camps and 'club wide shop days' across the city of Houston.  The store locations are below:


  • July 28-29 - 20% DISCOUNT!
  • August 3-5, 24-26 - 20% DISCOUNT!
  • September 7-9 - 20% DISCOUNT!

Goalkeeper Camp - The Woodlands, July 23-26 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods. 


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As part of the partnership all coaches, players, families and volunteers are invited to save 20% throughout the store going into the fall season. Save in the soccer department and then shop the entire store. Need an item that’s not available in-store? Ask a Store Associate about ordering items through our ScoreMORE kiosk, located inside the store. You’ll still receive the 20% discount, plus free shipping.

DICK's Sporting Goods Goalkeeper Camp Shop Day July 28-28, 2018

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"The club is very excited to partner with DICK'S Sporting Goods as they provide a comprehensive line of sports equipment and apparel that is accessible from all nine stores across Houston.  The partnership will allow our members to save money at the preferred shop dates in the fall / spring."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - Hunter Family Orthodontics

Posted on July 15, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that Hunter Family Orthodontics will be partnering with the club's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for the second year managed by our Girls Development Academy Program.  The club will be producing a BCA shirt that will be sold to it's members in August / September. This can be worn by any player (boy or girl) at their first training session of the week and during the warm-up before any game in October (International Breast Cancer Awareness Month).


Hunter Family Orthodontics will also be partnering with The Woodlands Township World Cup Camp, July 23-26


"On behalf of the club, I would like to personally thank Dr. Ross Hunter and his company for renewing their support for this year's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.  It's a program that continually grows each year and has become a very important part of the yearly club calendar.  We look forward to working with Hunter Family Orthodontics over the next 12 months."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.


Clinic Contact Information:

Phone: (281) 298-0000
Address: 6704 Sterling Ridge Dr. Suite B 
The Woodlands, Texas 77382
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Dash South 05 PA - Regionals

Posted on June 19, 2018 BY Simon Boddison


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 The Dash South 05 PA recently returned having competed in the U13 National Cup at the regional level staged in Tulsa, OK.  Four games were played (five team bracket) and the team was made up from players from the North, South and Beaumont areas.
Coach: David DeVerteuil
Assistant Coach: Kevin Wilkinson
Team: Dash South 05 PA
Record: W2-L1-T1
Placement: Runners Up
Team Members:  Nicoline Veasey, Gia Kurp, Sophie Cammon, Caroline Cammon, Madelynn Murphy, Dylan Ehlers Jessica Hinojosa, Monica Sitachitta, Alicia Audu, Melina Hickel, Malak Soliman, Payton Wilkerson, Ashlynn Neireiter & Brenya Tyson.
"All the players came from different locations within the club, but everyone played together and had an amazing run at Regionals in Tulsa. I am extremely proud to coach them all for Dash 05 PA".  David DeVerteuil, Head Coach, Dash South 05 PA.
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