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Fall Team Success 2020

Posted on January 06, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

Dynamo | Dash Youth has had outstanding success within the competitive branch of the club both in league play and also at multiple high level tournaments across the country during the fall season 2020.



HDA Catalyst 10 NE - DDL U11 A 
Dynamo Woodlands 10 PA - DDL U11 B
HDA Catalyst 10 W - DDL U11 C
HDA Catalyst 11 W - DDL U11 D
HDA Catalyst 09 NE - DDL U12 A
Dynamo Humble 09 Orange - DDL U12 B
Dynamo Beaumont 08 PA - DDL U13 B
Dynamo Woodlands 04 PA - SCL U17 
Dynamo Woodlands 02/03 PA - SCL U19/20

"The players have been fantastic this fall season, they have come together as a team on and off the field. For us to win the SCL was a great achievement, well done lads!"

Nigel Vaughan, Dynamo Woodlands 02/03 PA

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Dash Woodlands 10 Orange I - DDL U11 A
Dash City 11 South - DDL U11 B
Dash South 09 Orange - DDL U11 A
Dash Beaumont 08 PA - DDL U13 
Dash West 06 PA - DDL U14/15 Orange
Dash Kingwood 06 PA - SCL U14/15
Dash South 05 PA - SCL U16
Dash Barbers Hill 05 Orange - D2L U15/U16 Black
Dash Barbers Hill 04 Orange - DDL U16/17 Orange 

"The team had an excellent fall season, remaining undefeated in the SCL and playing some fantastic soccer. They finished the season attending a college showcase and again played two great games. It was a pleasure to coach this group of players in the Fall season and I look forward to the spring. Well done girls!"

Jamie Bell, Dash Kingwood 06 PA


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HDA Catalyst 11 W - U10 White Bronze Champion
HDA Catalyst 10 NW - U11 White Copper Champion
HDA Catalyst 09 N - U12 Super Group Silver Champion
HDA Catalyst 09 NE - U12 Super Group Bonze Champion
Dynamo Woodlands 09 N - U12 Blue Copper Champion
Dynamo Unidos 08 MLS - U13 Super Group Silver Champion
Dynamo Woodlands 08 PA - U13 Blue Bronze Champion
Dynamo Unidos 07 MLS - U14 Super Group Bronze Champion
Dynamo Woodlands 08 PA - U14 Blue Silver Finalist
Dynamo West 02/03 PA - U19 Blue Copper Finalist
Dynamo Woodlands 12 Orange - U9 White Silver Finalists 


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Dynamo Tomball 11 Orange - U10 Bronze Finalist
Dynamo South 10 PA - U11 Silver Champion
Dynamo Kingwood 10 Orange - U11 Silver Finalist
Dynamo West 10 Orange - U11 Bronze Champion
HDA Catalyst 10 W - U12 Silver Champion
Dynamo Kingwood 09 Orange II - U12 Bronze Finalist
Dynamo South 08 Orange - U13 Finalist
Dynamo West 07 Orange - U14 Bronze Champion
Dynamo Woodlands 07 Black - U14 Bronze Finalist
Dynamo South 06 Orange - U15 Bronze Champion
Dynamo South 03/04 Black - High School Silver Champion
Dynamo Barbers Hill 04 Orange - High School Bronze Champion
Dynamo West 05 PA I - High School Bronze Finalist

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Dash City 11 North - U10 Silver Champion
Dash South 11 Orange - U10 Silver Finalist
Dash Woodlands U11 Barnes - U10 Bronze Champion
Dash Woodlands 10 Orange - U11 Silver Champion
Dash City 11 South - U11 Silver Finalist
Dash City 10 East - U11 Bronze Finalist
Dash City 10 North - U12 Silver Champion
Dash City 10 South - U12 Silver Finalist
Dash Kingwood 09 Orange - U12 Bronze Finalist
Dash City 09 South - U13 Silver Finalist
Dash Central 08 Orange - U13 Bronze Finalist
Dash Barbers Hill 06 Orange - U14/15 Gold Finalist
Dash South 05 Orange - High School Bronze Finalist



Dynamo Woodlands 10 Orange - U11 Copa Champion
Dynamo Beaumont 09 Orange - U12 Samba Champion
Dynamo Beaumont 08 PA - U13 Tango Champions
Dynamo Beaumont 06 Orange - U15 Tango Finalist

"The boys have come a long way since the start of the season. The hard work they are putting in during the week is beginning to pay off in the games at the weekend."

Stuart Taylor, Dynamo Woodlands 10 Orange


Dash Woodlands 09 Orange I - U12 Samba Champion
Dash Woodlands 09 Orange II - U12 Copa Champion 
Dash Woodlands 07 Orange - U14 Tango Champion
Dash West 07 Orange - U14 Copa Finalist
Dash West 06 PA - U15 Samba Champion
Dash Woodlands 06 PA - U15/16 Tango Champion


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Dynamo Woodlands 02/03 PA
Dynamo Woodlands 04 PA 
Dash Beaumont 08 PA
Dash Beaumont 05 PA

"Extremely proud of this team and the players. A year ago the team had a below .500 record and were at the bottom of the SCL. This year with a majority of the same players they have had an undefeated league season, won the State Classic League and the Frontier League Qualification tournament. A tremendous achievement that they all should be proud of!"

Stuart Fitzsimons, Dynamo Woodlands 04 PA 

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Twenty seven (27) current players have already committed to colleges across the country from the 2021-22 graduation classes. The club will continue to work dilligently with all the prospective student-athletes in helping to provide scholarship opportunities to further their academic and soccer careers at the collegiate level. Congratulations!



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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2020

Posted on November 17, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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The club wrapped up its 9th annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign last weekend with a player education session at Lents Family Park, while also recognizing the volunteers, parents, players and coaching staff that made the program such a success during a challenging year.

 A check was presented for $10,000 to the Memorial Hermann Foundation working alongside In The Pink of Health, which is celebrating its 20th year of building awareness and raising funds for breast cancer research. The program events were sponsored by Hunter Family Orthodontics.

InthePinkLOGO2020“The commitment of these young athletes towards helping those struggling with ovarian and breast cancer is truly amazing, said In the Pink of Health co-chairs Dee Gelsomini & Debra Cooper. “Statistics show that many of these young women will be faced with a loved one battling these diseases in their lifetime and it is so encouraging to witness their compassion and support at such a young age. We are all in this together and we are so grateful for this continued partnership with the Houston Dynamo | Dash.”

Hunter Orthodontics Staff Picture 2020It is such an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club,” said Dr. Ross Hunter of Hunter Family Orthodontics. “They do a fantastic job of raising awareness throughout the month of October in our community. My mother is fortunately a breast cancer survivor, so it brings me great joy to see all the pink shirts being worn by the athletes, knowing that some of the proceeds go towards finding a cure!”

BCA 2020bThe fundraising initiative began in 2012 to strengthen the Girls Academy by offsetting annual program costs while also providing support for a local charity. In addition to building great players, our club also aims to build great people by teaching our Service core value through projects such as this that raise awareness and donations for a worthy cause.

"The breast cancer awareness campaign that Dash is a part of is important to me because we are showing support to the many affected by breast cancer,” said Girls Academy player Danielle Shannon. “We as a club want to do our part and raise awareness to help find a cure."

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"Breast cancer affects so many people including members of our family, our club, and our good friends,” said committee member and parent Trina Engels. “I love that Dynamo | Dash young athletes are not only being taught to be aware of the illness but how they can help and serve others through their fundraising efforts. This year was especially hard for all non-profit organizations and it is very satisfying to know how much their efforts will be appreciated by so many women who can't afford treatment."

The club would like to recognize all of our internal committee members who helped our players make this program a success: Yessenia Pirir (The Woodlands), Trina Engels (The Woodlands), Michelle Gionnatti (The Woodlands), Fran Shannon (Kingwood), Darien Morgan (South), Emily Faircloth (Beaumont) and Brooke Gemmell (graphic design).

This program is sponsored by

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National Signing Day 2020

Posted on November 11, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth is excited to congratulate the following players that are signees or have committed to their colleges of choice, as the club continues to lead the Houston area in players committing to collegiate soccer programs, with over 200 players since 2017 and 34 national team players developed. The initial batch of signings and commitments for the Class of 2021 are highlighted by 10 NCAA Division I schools, as well as additional signings at powerhouse Division II and III schools. The first National Letter of Intent Signing Day for the 2021 graduating class takes place today, November 11, and the signing period will continue through August 1, 2021.


Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Camden Chance Howard Payne University
Camryn Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Erick Lopez Upper Iowa University
Grace Freeman East Texas Baptist University
Grace Richard Lamar University

Haley McWhirter

East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach

University of Missouri

Jenna Bodron Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kaitlyn Futschik University of Texas at Dallas
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Makayla Baxter East Texas Baptist University
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sara Giannotti Washington University
Shaylea Bolton Howard Payne University
Sydney Ben Howard Payne University
Sydnie Thibodaux Auburn University
Tea Guidie Sterling College
Jonathan Harris University of West Alabama
Matthew Villarreal University of Dallas
Lucas Hickey Ohio Northern University
Alison Turner St. Edward's University
Laney Gonzales Louisiana State University

Our dedicated, professional staff is able to work with players to develop personalized development plans throughout their soccer career, and our experience in the recruitment process has given us contacts across the nation at all levels of college soccer. Every player ('07 - '02 birth years) in our club also has access to our college fit finder program to ensure they have the ability to find the best opportunities to advance their athletic and academic dreams after high school.


"We are extremely proud of the above players that have worked exceptionally hard on and off the field to complete the recruitment process and solidify their college choices. We wish them all the success and look forward in following them in their future academic and athletic endeavors at their respective schools." Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Center.


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Paloma Martinez selected for U-20 Mexico WNT Camp

Posted on October 22, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

image002-3The club is excited to announce that Paloma Martinez (Houston Dash / Lamar University) was called up by Mónica Vergara, the Technical Director of the U-20 Women's National Team of Mexico.  She will participate in a training camp at the High Performance Center (CAR) of the Mexican Football Federation from October 19-27. Martinez is joined by 25 outstanding athletes ranging from the NCAA level to the professional level.

"We are thrilled for Paloma to have this opportunity to play for Mexico and want to wish her the very best from everyone in the club." Randy Evans, Houston Dash Director of Coaching.

“I am happy that Paloma has earned the opportunity to represent Mexico, we wish her the best of luck and will be following her achievements.” Omar Morales, Head Coach, Dash Academy.

image003"It's great to see all of Paloma's hard work continuing to pay off.  She worked tremendously hard at the club level which provided an opportunity at college and now she's been selected for the national team environment.  We look forward to following her success." Mikey Olabarrieta, Director of Coaching - Beaumont Girls.

Paloma will be the thirty fourth (34) player to be called up for their respective national team program from the club.



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Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted

Posted on October 12, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Good afternoon - Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Parents, 

Honey Bunches of Oats cereal is proud to be sponsoring youth soccer and is excited to be on the fields with your all-star soccer players! 

With our new Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted added to the lineup, there is a flavor for everyone in your family. Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted takes the two parts of Honey Bunches of Oats that people like the most; the granola and the frosted flakes and puts them together in one delicious cereal! 

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Don't forget, as part of their sponsorship this season, Honey Bunches of Oats is offering the chance to win a one year youth soccer scholarship and signed Major League Soccer Jersey! If you haven't entered yet, make sure to grab a video of your athlete to enter the Honey Bunch Challenge! Check out the details below:


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  1. Post on social media and submit a video of your soccer star completing as many juggles of the soccer ball as they can in 30 seconds.  Use the hashtag #HoneyBunchChallenge and tag @hboats for your entry to count (Required, +2 entries!)
  2. Provide your email address so we can contact you with contest updates and other Honey Bunches of Oats cereal information (Required, +1 entry)
  3. Share the opportunity with your friends and family on social media and get even more entries! (Optional, up to +3 entries) 

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To enter, visit for instructions on how to enter and the official contest rules. 

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Thank you for supporting YOUR Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club!


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Sienna Plantation Clinic

Posted on October 02, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

Siennna Soccer Clinic 2020The club partnered with the Divine Savior Academy last Wednesday for a free soccer clinic attended by 37 boys and girls in Sienna Plantation, TX.  The professional coaches delivered a session from the Dynamo | Dash curriculum focusing fundamental techniques of dribbling and 1v1 attacking.

The following coaching staff were involved: Steve Williams - GA2 Head Coach; Daymon Couvillon - Central Head Coach; Andy Squire - Central Director.

It was a pleasure working with such respectful and hard-working kids.   As our programming grows in the Sienna area, we look forward to seeing them again soon.  I wanted to say a special thank you to Mr. Tyler Morgan (Athletic Director) and Mr. Patrick Cortright (Principal) for giving us this opportunity and providing us access to their facility.” 

Andy Squire – Central Director.

"We want to thank Andy and all the coaches who came out to DSA to provide this clinic! Our students really enjoyed the opportunity to grow their soccer skills!"

 Tyler Morgan, 6th Grade Teacher / Athletic Director - Divine Savior Academy


To learn more about DDY Central Programming serving the residents of Sugar Land, Sienna, Pearland, Stafford, Missouri City, West University & Houston, please contact Andrew Squire, Central Director at


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Hunter Family Orthodontics - Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Posted on September 21, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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The club is very excited to announce that its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program led by the Girls Academy will be brought to you by Hunter Family Orthodontics.  The money raised will help off-set some Girls Academy program costs, plus a yearly donation will also be provided to In the Pink of Health / Memorial Hermann Foundation.
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Honey Bunches of Oats Partnership 2020

Posted on September 21, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Enter to win a one year youth soccer scholarship ($1,000 value) from Honey Bunches of Oats cereal!

Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Members,

This season we are proud to have Honey Bunches of Oats cereal as a club sponsor. 

Honey Bunches of Oats knows that youth soccer brings communities together. Now, more than ever, they want to ensure young athletes have the opportunity to build their skills, connect with their community, and have the ability to participate in youth soccer. 

As part of their sponsorship this season, Honey Bunches of Oats is offering the chance to win a one year youth soccer scholarship and signed Major League Soccer Jersey! There will be three winners this season that will receive the following prizes: 

  1. Grand Prize: A full year of registration costs covered by Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, a $500 sporting good's gift card of choice, and a signed MLS jersey.
  2. First Prize: A full year of registration costs covered by Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, a $500 sporting good's gift card of choice.
  3. Second Prize: A full year of registration costs covered by Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.

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  1. Post on social media and submit a video of your soccer star completing as many juggles of the soccer ball as they can in 30 seconds.  Use the hashtag #HoneyBunchChallenge and tag @hboats for your entry to count (Required, +2 entries!)
  2. Provide your email address so we can contact you with contest updates and other Honey Bunches of Oats cereal information (Required, +1 entry)
  3. Share the opportunity with your friends and family on social media and get even more entries! (Optional, up to +3 entries) 

To enter, visit for instructions on how to enter and the official contest rules. 

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Thank you for supporting YOUR Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club!


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Houston Pre Labor Day Cup 2020

Posted on September 16, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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Over one hundred and twenty teams visited the club from across the city and surrounding states to play in the Houston Pre Labor Day Cup (re-scheduled) in the club's second pre-season tournament. All the games were played in Friendswood, Clear Lake and Alvin, TX, September 12-13, 2020. 



Medical services were brought to you by: 

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 Hotel accommodations are brought to you by:

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PreLabor Day Cup-1"Thank you to all the teams, coaches, managers, volunteers, referees and sponsors for all their support of the tournament. It’s the effort from everyone involved that makes this a premier pre-season youth soccer event in South Texas. It was another fantastic opportunity for the teams to play together again prior to starting their fall league season which is just around the corner."

Jason DeVore, Director of Pre-Labor Day Cup 2020


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Disability Soccer Program 2020

Posted on September 10, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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The Disability Program (CP / TOPS Soccer) will conduct training sessions on Saturdays starting on September 19 thru November 14, 2020 at two locations: Bear Branch, The Woodlands and Dad's Fields, Clear Lake (CP only).
Disability Program Quick Facts:
  • CP participants must have ambulatory cerebral palsy, stroke, hemiplegia or traumatic brain injury which affects their motor coordination yet still enables them to run and kick a ball
  • CP is a feeder program for the Para 7 a-side national team
  • Newest member of US Soccer Federation
  • Ability to join national CP soccer club teams for tournaments around the globe
  • No prior experience needed
  • Identification process for national team tournaments at U10, U15 & U21 
  • Fall 2020 starts the third year as a program
  • 60-90 minutes of training once a week during the recreational season 
  • Coached by Director of Coaching, Coach Keith Johnson (USA Paralympic GK - 101 Caps) and Gabriel Hull (current USA U-21 Paralympic national team member) 
  • Players with autism and all disabilities welcome


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"We are very much looking forward to the opening day of training at both locations. The program and opportunities continue to expand in Houston and within the country. The training sessions and environment will be specifically designed conducive for disability soccer."  Keith Johnson, Director of Coaching - Disability Soccer (USA Men's Paralympic Team, 101 Caps)

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