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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

US Club Soccer - United Soccer Clubs

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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U19 Development Academy Boys - Winter Showcase 2018

Posted on December 06, 2018 BY Simon Boddison


The Woodlands, Texas (December 6, 2018) The U19 Development Academy Boys competed at the DA Winter Showcase 2018 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, November 29 - December 2. 

Eighty two (82) of the best clubs in the USA were invited at this age group to play three games on pristine playing surfaces watched by a large amount of college coaching staff (400), U.S. Soccer's Talent Identification department and professional scouts.  Over 200 games were played over the four day period along with three U-17 Men's National Team games vs. Portugal, Turkey and Brazil at the 2018 Nike Friendlies (W1-T2-L0).  

The US Federation was also hosting an Academy Directors Course along with three hundred (300) top referees across the country attending refereeing educational classes.

U19 DA Florida 2018 

The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston that offers the opportunity for both boys / girls to play at the highest level of youth soccer in the country - US Development Academy.


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Results/Opponents – Record 2-1-0

Thursday, November 29 - U19 DA Dynamo Youth vs Kendall SC (Florida) Won 2-0

Friday, November 30 - U19 DA Dynamo Youth vs Empire United (New York) Lost 1-3

Sunday, December 2 - U19 DA Dynamo Youth vs Albion SC (California) Won 2-1

 U19 DA Boys Morning Jogging

“It is always challenging and exciting to compete in this kind of event.  The players have the opportunity to be exposed and showcase their talent in front of college coaches and professional team scouts. The boys competed against clubs from different conferences and this was extremely helpful for our players to fulfill their aspirations to play at the next level.” Coach Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U19 Boys Development Academy.

Boys Development Academy Information - CLICK HERE!

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College Showcase - Frontier Player Development Program

Posted on December 04, 2018 BY Simon Boddison


The club took four teams from the Frontier Player Development Program to the North Carolina FC Girls College ShowcaseNovember 30 - December 2, 2018.


Pictured Above - FPDL Program at IAH.

Day 1 Results:
'04 (Won 1-0)
'03 (Won 1-0)
'02 (Lost 3-0)
'01 (Won 1-0)


Pictured Above - '04 FDPL at IAH.

Day 2 Results:
'04 (Won 1-0)
'03 (Tied 0-0)
'02 (Lost 5-0)
'01 (Won 5-2)


Pictured Above - '04 FPDL pre-tournament practice.

"Great showcase at a high level for our Dash FDL '04 team who only conceded one goal in three games with amazing team play.  Excellent road trip."  Dave David DeVerteuil, Director of Coaching - Girls.

Day 3 Results:
'04 (Tied 1-1)
'03 (Lost 2-0)
'02 (Tied 0-0)
'01 (Won 3-0)


Picture Above - '01 FPDL pre-match walk.


Pictured Above - '04 FPDL at the College Cup.


Pictured Above - '03 FPDL Women's NCAA National Championship Game.


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Pictured above - '03 FPDL at Duke University.


Pictured Above - '03 FPDL at Duke University.

“Attending the NCFC college showcase in North Carolina this past weekend was fantastic experience for our FPDL girls. We got to play against some very good competition, but more importantly, our teams got to play in front of over 100 college coaches over the course of the three days.  It was great to watch our teams play at their first FPDL event together, and I was very proud of our players and how they represented themselves and our club."  Darron Rush, Director of Coaching - Frontier Player Development League.

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Dillard Family Travel To Neply, Haiti For Thanksgiving

Posted on December 03, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

Dash Players Featured Above: Reese Dillard (Dash Kingwood 08 Orange) & Ainsley Dillard (Dash Kingwood 05 Orange)

As most players sat down with their families to eat a big Thanksgiving dinner, Reese and Ainsley Dillard (Dash Kingwood Program) did something a little different. Instead, they laced up their cleats and kept in shape by playing soccer with local kids in a small village in Haiti. The girls and their parents (Greg & Liz) travelled to Haiti over the Thanksgiving break with an organization called myLIFEspeaks. They stayed in a village called Neply, which is about an hour outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. In Haiti, girls typically don't get to play soccer so the girls were happy to show them what American girls are made of and hopefully inspire the Haitian girls, who watched from the sidelines. Great job girls!


"We spent Thanksgiving week in Neply, Haiti. It's on the west side of the island. Haitians love soccer. They don't really know how to play basketball or baseball. When my sister and I played soccer with them, there weren't any Haitian girls out there, only boys. But some girls joined in after we started."Ainsley Dillard (Dash Kingwood 05 Orange)

Kingwood Haiti


"The kids in Haiti didn't have soccer shoes. Most of them played in bare feet even though the field is just dirt. We don't know how to speak Creole (their language) and they don't know much English, but we all know how to play soccer. We had a great time with the people in Haiti. They are so kind and welcoming and we can't wait to go back."Reese Dillard (Dash Kingwood 08 Orange)

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myLIFEspeaks Information - CLICK HERE!

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Thanksgiving Tournament - Beaumont, TX

Posted on November 30, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club hosted it's first annual 5v5 tournament which hosted 70 teams between the ages of 7-18 at the Cris Quinn Complex in Beaumont, TX. Due to the very positive feedback and the huge success, the club looks forward to hosting this event on a yearly basis to provide our Beaumont members an opportunity to play during the Thanksgiving weekend. 




Boys Champions:


Girls Champions:
U10/11 Girls - DASH SOUTH 08 ORANGE
U15-18 Boys - DASH 03 BEAUMONT



"It was a fun event and very enjoyable to see so many of our families being able to play on our home fields and be part of all the exciting activities.  We look forward to expanding this tournament next year and welcoming everybody back in 2019."  Thomas Shenton, Director of Coaching - Youth Academy / Tournament Director.

Dynamo | Dash Beaumont Information - CLICK HERE!


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Jake Segoria - Point Loma Nazarene University

Posted on November 30, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

The club is excited to announce yet another college commitment in Jake Segoria, U19 Boys Development Academy will be attending Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA (Pacific West Conference, NCAA Div. II).

Jake 2018


"I am beyond blessed and excited to commit to Point Loma Nazarene University. Thank you to all my coaches and family for helping to achieve my goal of playing at the next level.” Jake Segoria, U19 Boys Development Academy.


“I am extremely proud of Jake for committing to play soccer at the next level.  He is a great young man and a fine example that hard work and commitment does provide tremendous opportunities in life.  I look forward to following him along with all our other 2019 senior graduating class in their college careers." Justin Fite, Director of Coaching - Goalkeeping.

The College Center is brought to you by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:

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