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).
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.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Randy Evans, Director of Coaching - Dash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.