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Mia's Table is OPEN!

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

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Online Player Development Platform

Posted on May 11, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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The club developed its own Online Player Development Platform in March to provide a comprehensive support structure for all its players that were no longer allowed to train / play soccer due to COVID-19.  The following areas were implemented for the players to engage:
 
Technical Skills Session:
 
 
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Weekly Player / Membership Communications:
Players, coaching staff and team zoom calls
Tactical homework and assignments
Facebook live - technical skills & fitness training
Quizzes
Instagram Competitions
Guest speakers - Dash pro players / coaching staff
College coach panel - Zoom interactions
Athlete | Training | Health - fitness sessions


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"We devised an extensive calendar of soccer related activities to communicate and engage with our players.  It was very well received and a great way for the coaching staff to continually connect on a weekly basis with all our families."  Jamie Bell, East Director.

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 Quick Facts:
Over 300 players
Hosting Coaches - Stephen Bell (Kingwood), Thomas Shenton (Beaumont), Andres Cabrera (Woodlands) and Tom Parkinson (Woodlands).
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Live games were streamed
Xbox winner - Jonathan “PacoELNako” Encinia (Humble 01 PA)
PS4 winner - Angel “IvanCR_07” Saldana (Dynamo Little United) 
 
"Well done to all participants and thank you for investing yourselves into the tournament so deeply. We look forward to hosting another in the future!" Stephen Bell, Dynamo Staff Coach.   

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College Commitments - May 8

Posted on May 08, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
  
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The club this year continues to place players from the 2020/21 graduation classes into collegiate soccer. Today, we'd like to congratulate the latest prospective student-athlete - Brisa Ibarra (Dash Kingwood 01 PA) committing to Jacksonville College, NJCAA.  Brisa will graduate in 2020. 
 
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"My journey as a youth soccer player with Dash has been an amazing journey, I looked forward towards every game. Coach Travis has been a very influential person, he is always going out of his way guiding us so each one of his players will have a successful future."
Brisa Ibarra (Dash Kingwood 01 PA)
 



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Brisa officially became the only player to play all 11 positions in the 2019 fall season!  She is versatile and very eager to learn and play any position she is assigned. Brisa is a player that always leaves everything on the field for her team. The balance of field knowledge and awareness she obtains will be a great asset for Jacksonville College. Congratulations and good luck Brisa!

Coach Travis Weeks


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"Brisa has been a great asset to the Dash Kingwood 01 PA team this year and I’m sure will continue to offer a lot for her team at the collegiate level in her freshman year. We are delighted for Brisa to find the perfect college for her and we wish her well in the next stage of her Soccer career."

Jamie Bell, East Director


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The club currently has fifty one (51) players that have committed from the 2020 and 2021 respective graduation classes and has had four hundred and sixty nine (469) 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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DYNAMO | DASH commits 50 players to College Soccer

Posted on May 04, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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The club this year continues to place players from the 2020/21 graduation classes into collegiate soccer. Today, we'd like to congratulate the latest prospective student-athlete - Emma Ebert (Dash '02 DPL) committing to the University of Tulsa, NCAA Div. I (American Athletic Conference). Emma will graduate in 2020. 
 
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Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 2.30.46 PM"When I moved to Texas five years ago, Houston Dash offered me a home. In my time playing for Dash, I have grown so much as a person and player. I have made some of the best friends and have had some amazing coaches. Without the help from my family, coaches, and friends, I would not be where I am today." 
Emma Ebert, Dash 02 DPL
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Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 8.15.54 PM"As a player Emma is so unselfish and works tirelessly for her teammates. Having coached Emma for the 2019-2020 season I can honestly say it would be tough for me to think of a more coachable player.  She is a great Captain and team player. My biggest regret is that I only got to coach Emma for one season. I would like to wish Emma the very best as she moves on to her next soccer adventure. Thanks for your efforts!"
Coach Gene Van Ness DPL Program


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"After moving to Houston, Emma joined the Kingwood program and I had the pleasure of coaching her for 2 years. She is a fantastic player and personality to work with on and off the field and I am delighted to see that she is now graduating out of our club into a fantastic institution at Tulsa. I wish her the very best for the future and I thank her for being a great role model for our younger players in Kingwood."

Jamie Bell, East Director.


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The club currently has fifty (50) players that have committed from the 2020 and 2021 respective graduation classes and has had four hundred and sixty eight (468) 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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Frontier Development League 2020-2021

Posted on May 04, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations
Monday, May 4, 2020
 

Dash Teams to Join USYS Frontier Development League

As the 2nd tier of the Dash Youth elite development pathway, we are creating additional opportunities for development and increased exposure to college coaches for players on these teams.

Therefore, for the upcoming season, we will be competing in the U.S. Youth Soccer (“USYS”) Frontier Development League ("FDL").

By joining this league, we are immediately eligible for the USYS South Texas State Championships and have the opportunity to compete and qualify for the USYS National League and USYS Regional Championships.

The Frontier Conference will include: Houston Dash (Houston); Dallas Texans (Dallas), FC Dallas (Dallas); D'Feeters (Dallas); Solar (Dallas) and Lonestar (Austin).

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FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT - CLICK HERE!


The FDL will offer competition for girls in the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19 age groups for the 2020-21 season. Each club participating in the FDL will field one team in each age group. The league will operate on a home-and-away schedule, with teams traveling as a club to each opposing club during the season.

The Development Player League (DPL) currently serves as the 2nd tier of teams for the Girls Academy (GA) clubs.  The Houston Dash will maintain event status in the DPL during the 2020/2021 season.  Event status will allow the Dash to participate in showcase events put on by the DPL.  Players will have the opportunity to play high school soccer.


DEVELOPMENT PLAYER LEAGUE INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Randy Evans, Director of Coaching - Dash at revans@dynamodashyouth.com.


Evans-2-768x768“The Houston Dash are thrilled to be participating in the Frontier Development League this year. We value the opportunity to compete against other clubs across different platforms. We are 100 percent sold on the development model associated with the club vs. club format. Clubs take responsibility for the development of every team and every player, then you go to battle against other top clubs to evaluate the progression of their program. US Youth Soccer has done a great job to evaluate the landscape and make changes to enable this type of format and we believe it will help raise the level of play both regionally and nationally.”

Randy Evans, Director of Coaching for Houston Dash.


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Girls Academy League

Posted on May 02, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
 
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations
Saturday, May 2, 2020
 
As many of you know, the United States Soccer Federation abruptly ended the U.S. Development Academy (commonly referred to as the “DA”) a few weeks ago. Since the DA’s demise, we have been organizing our plans for a new league to compete in.

As per the announcement we circulated yesterday, we are pleased to confirm that the Dash Academy will be joining the new Girls’ Academy, an elite national league to replace the DA. The Girls Academy (or “GA”) is nationally comprised of most of the clubs from the DA and will serve as the top competition platform for our girls’ program.

The Dash Academy will compete in the Frontier Division along with eight other clubs, including: Colorado Rush (Denver); Lonestar (Austin); Lou Fusz Athletic (St. Louis); Oklahoma Energy FC (Oklahoma City)
Rise SC (Houston); San Antonio SC (San Antonio); Sporting BV (Kansas City); Westside Alliance (Tulsa)

While there is a new league and some new opponents, you will have the same coaches, teammates, resources, environment, schedule, curriculum, standards, and professionalism. Some of the clubs you are used to seeing in the Frontier Division are no longer with us.  The majority of the strongest clubs across the country, and formerly with the DA, have chosen the GA.

We will compete against these clubs in national tournaments, college showcases, and special cross-conference events. A few benefits to highlight:

  • The GA will be organizing a series of college showcases for our participation 
  • Substitution rules will be relaxed, allowing more playing time across the roster
  • Players will be allowed to also participate in high school soccer

We are extremely excited about joining the Girls Academy League and the opportunity it will present to our club and, more importantly, to you as a player. We look forward to returning to the field soon and preparing for the new season.

If you have any questions, please email Mark Gibbs at mgibbs@dynamodashyouth.com


GIRLS ACADEMY LEAGUE OVERVIEW 2020-21 - CLICK HERE!


DEVELOPMENT PLAYER LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT - CLICK HERE!

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GIRLS ACADEMY LEAGUE FAQ'S - CLICK HERE!


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DYNAMO | DASH - MARK MILLER RE/MAX

Posted on May 01, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is very excited to announce their latest corporate partnership and welcome Mark Miller (RE/MAX) who will specifically sponsor the Dynamo | Dash Recreational Program - South for the 2020-2022 seasons and be the club's preferred realtor.


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Mark Miller Bio:
Mark's philosophy on helping his clients with their real estate needs is very simple: He treats your property as if it were his own.  He is committed to helping and guiding you throughout the process, so you will feel confident in all of your decisions. Because of his commitment to service, Mark has become one of the top producing Realtors in the area. 

Mark is a huge supporter of The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. His son Nick has been with the club for over 8 years and is currently a Dynamo South 03 PA player. Recents awards include: 2018 and 2019 Platinum Club Award, 2018 rising star of RE/MAX Texas. 

Fun Fact: Mark has appeared on HGTV's 'How Close Can I Beach?' and another soon to be aired series.

MARK MILLER TEAM - CLICK HERE!

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Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 3.37.14 PM"The success of a community is measured by the contributions of caring members and we're very honored to have Mark come on board and support the club by sponsoring one of our programs in the south."

Benito Kemble, Director of Coaching -  Boys

 

 


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"It's outstanding news to have Mark join our team and sponsor our recreational program on the south side of the city.  He's a first class realtor and has been an outstanding member / volunteer of our club for the last eight years.  We look forward to working with Mark and marketing his services to our membership and beyond."

Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations


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Partnership Opportunities Available..........

Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our events or programs 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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Competitive Program Registration 2020-21

Posted on May 01, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations
 
Houston, TX (May 1, 2020) - Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club's staff has been diligently working behind the scenes to provide the best experience for our members throughout the break while planning for our return to normalcy. At this time, we are planning to gradually resume soccer programming starting on Monday, May 18 and will continue through the month of June, 2020.  All teams will be notified of their return to play schedule by their respective Head Coach / Director of Coaching as we near the start date. We will continue to keep you updated as we work with our governing bodies to evaluate potential adjustments to the return-to-play timelines throughout the upcoming days and weeks.  
 
The club is very pleased to announce the following membership registration initiatives that have been put in place for the 2020-21 season to provide support for our club members in light of the negative impact COVID-19 has had on our families and local communities.  
 
Competitive Program Membership Benefits:
 
  1. NO yearly club training fee increase for the 2020-21 season
  2. Initial competitive registration membership fee reduction from $605 in 2019 to $385 in 2020 
  3. One FREE Pre-Season Camp place and soccer ball per competitive player (week of August 10-13) - $165 value
  4. Retention of current 2019-20 roster spot if registered by Friday, May 15, 2020

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Competitive Program Calendar / Timeline:

  • Competitive player / family needs to open their PlayMetrics account - Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • Returning competitive player receives invite for roster spot - Monday, May 4, 2020
  • Confirmation and registration payment by player / parent of roster spot - Friday, May 15, 2020 

VIDEO REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - CLICK HERE!


Questions - please follow the communication protocol below and seek any guidance required:

  • Head Team Coach
  • Director of Coaching
  • Administrative Team 

COMPETITIVE REGISTRATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020


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Competitive South Program Registration 2020-21

Posted on May 01, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations
 
Houston, TX (May 1, 2020) - Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club's staff has been diligently working behind the scenes to provide the best experience for our members throughout the break while planning for our return to normalcy. At this time, we are planning to gradually resume soccer programming starting on Monday, May 18 and will continue through the month of June, 2020.  All teams will be notified of their return to play schedule by their respective Head Coach / Director of Coaching as we near the start date. We will continue to keep you updated as we work with our governing bodies to evaluate potential adjustments to the return-to-play timelines throughout the upcoming days and weeks.  
 
The club is very pleased to announce the following membership registration initiatives that have been put in place for the 2020-21 season to provide support for our club members in light of the negative impact COVID-19 has had on our families and local communities.  
 
Competitive Program Membership Benefits:

1. One FREE Pre-Season Camp place and soccer ball per competitive player (week of August 10-13) - $165 value

2. NO yearly club training fee increase for the 2020-21 season

3. Retention of current 2019-20 roster spot if registered by Friday, May 15, 2020


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Competitive Program Calendar / Timeline:

  • Competitive player / family needs to open their PlayMetrics account - Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • Returning competitive player receives invite for roster spot - Monday, May 4, 2020
  • Confirmation and registration payment by player / parent of roster spot - Friday, May 15, 2020 

VIDEO REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - CLICK HERE!


Questions - please follow the communication protocol below and seek any guidance required:

  • Head Team Coach
  • Director of Coaching
  • Administrative Team 

COMPETITIVE REGISTRATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020


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Dynamo | Dash - Team Travel Source Partnership

Posted on April 29, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations
 
Houston, TX (April 30, 2020) - Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is extremely excited to announce their latest partnership with Team Travel Source who will handle specific tournaments / events that are in need of hotel travel expertise.
 
Team Travel Source have a combined 50+ years of sports event planning experience and have a full understanding what the club requires in this area. In the eight years that Team Travel Source has been in business, they have partnered with over 40 tournament companies, managing the housing for over 2000 events and handle over 300,000 room nights each year.
 
TEAM TRAVEL SOURCE - CLICK HERE!

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“We are beyond excited to be the new housing partner for Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer. At Team Travel Source, we focus on providing amazing customer service and exceeding the expectations of our partners, the teams, the hotels, the event attendees, and the CVBs and Sports Commissions. We pride ourselves on having an energetic, ethical, hard-working and customer focused staff whose main priority is to proactively and effectively communicate with everyone involved to make sure 100 percent of their housing needs are taken care of. We are honored and humbled to have been chosen as the new housing company for Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer and look forward to working with everyone associated with this wonderful organization.” 

April LaFramboise and Serena Andrews Higdon, Co-Owners of Team Travel Source.


Taylor“Since the inception of Dynamo | Dash Youth we have made it a priority to host the finest tournaments and events in Texas. From the initial meeting with April and Serena from Team Travel Source, it was clear that their organization aligns closely with our aspirations, goals and core values. Our tournament staff are looking forward to working closely with their organization to provide our visiting teams the best experience possible.

Stuart Taylor, Director of Tournaments & Events


Screen Shot 2019-11-02 at 1.48.55 PM"Our commitment is to host the best soccer tournaments and event programs in the country for our members and our visiting teams.  With that said, we develop strong partnerships with companies to support these efforts and align with our core values. We're very excited to partner with Team Travel Source for the next three years as they understand the size and scope of our club.  They will provide first class customer service for our internal members and our club guests that travel to our facilities.  We look forward to working with their staff and rolling out this mutually beneficial relationship."  

Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.


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