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Recreational Soccer Program Spring Opening Day 2021

Posted on February 27, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
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CLICK HERE - RECREATIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
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Record numbers were present on the opening day of the Recreational Soccer Program at the following locations across Houston - The Woodlands, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City and Beaumont.  Two thousand five hundred (2,500) players and over eight thousand (8,000+) spectators were on site to kick-off the spring season with great weather and first class facilities.
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The Recreational Program is the foundation of the club coached by volunteer coaching staff which offers programming in both the Fall and Spring seasons. Enjoy a fun introduction to soccer, skills training for players, and education for volunteer coaches. Firstclass soccer facilities are located in a supervised, safe environment, and we provide full-time office support as a service to all members.
 
Program Benefits:
  • First class playing surfaces and complexes
  • One team practice and game per week
  • Full-time Director of Coaching & Administration
  • Coaching seminars & workshops
  • Training / game day coaching curriculum
  • Volunteer coaching apparel 
  • Participation medals
  • Player uniform shipped directly to your house
  • Team ball
  • Licensed referees (where applicable)
  • Aligned with Disability Program
  • Professional training session opportunities
  • Multiple Houston locations

“The Recreational Program is the building block of the entire club and is a vital part of the developmental pathway for player development. I would like to thank all the volunteer coaching staff, players and referees in making this program a fantastic success on the opening day in all the locations.  We look forward to working with all the players and coaching staff throughout the spring season."  Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching - Recreational.


The club would also like to thank our recreational program partners - Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hunter Family Orthodontics, Panera Bread and Mark Miller - Realtor.


The club also received the following award for the second consecutive year in the Sports & Fitness category (Best Elite & Youth Sports Club).

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Honey Bunches of Oats - Spring Season 2021

Posted on February 21, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Start Your Morning with Honey Bunches of Oats!

Honey Bunches of Oats cereal is proud to be sponsoring youth soccer this Spring and we are excited for you to get back on the sidelines to watch your all-star soccer players win.

Gear up for game day by picking up your favorite Honey Bunches of Oats product at your local grocery store. Try our all-time favorite Honey Roasted and Almond or go explore the wide range of other flavors we offer! 

See you on the field!  

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


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College Center March Seminars 2021

Posted on February 10, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The club's College Center is offering five seminars in the month of March on very important topics presented by College Fit Finder.  Players can pick and chose which topics to register for.  

All players MUST PRE-REGISTER!

  • How to Compare & Appeal College Award LettersWith Partner Solutions for Tuition and special guest TuitionFit
  • Debunking Athletic Scholarships and the Importance of Academic OnesWith Partner Virtual College Counselors
  • Prepping for a Showcase, and the Future of Standardized Testing, Post-CovidWith Partner Virtual College Counselors
  • Starting Your Academic SearchWith Partner Educational Pathfinder

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A. How to Compare and Appeal College Award Letters:

With our Partner Solutions for Tuition and special guest TuitionFit
When: Wednesday, March 3, 6-7pm PST
Description It's not the right college if it's not the right price. Yet, families aren't likely to get the best price unless they negotiate. But, you can't negotiate if you don't have information and leverage. TuitionFit is the only way to see comparison pricing FOR FREE. 

Share information through a secure portal Compare real-time current year offers made to similar students Use this information to negotiate from a stronger position. Collectively flip the power dynamic in college admissions.  

What to say in your appeal letter. What not to say in your appeal letter.

Registration Link: HERE


B. Debunking Athletic Scholarships and the Importance of Academic Scholarships: Who, What, Where, When, Why:

With our Partner Virtual College Counselors
When: Thursday, March 4, 4:30pm PST
DescriptionCollege is expensive. Across the globe, the cost of education is rising dramatically, and many families are being left behind. Now more than ever, a student and family's educational opportunities are defined by the financial aid they receive from colleges and universities. However, many families are overwhelmed by the purposefully convoluted process surrounding scholarships, grants, and student loans. 

Join us as we tackle the importance of academic and extracurricular scholarships: who should apply, what are these scholarships, where are they, when should you apply, and why are they so important in the long-term success of a student and family.

Registration Link: HERE


C. Prepping for A Showcase and The Future of Standardized Testing Post-Covid:

With our Partner Virtual College Counselors
When: Monday, March 15, 4:30pm PST
DescriptionFor decades, standardized testing (e.g. ACT & SAT) has been a crucial determining factor in admission offices admitting or denying students. Recently, the legacy of standardized testing has seen radical changes and the effects are causing ripples in the higher education world. More colleges and universities are going test-optional or test-blind with their admission processes. Earlier this year, the College Board even canceled the SAT subject tests and the optional essay portion. What will the role of testing be in a post-COVID higher education landscape, should you take the test, will this affect scholarships, and could we be seeing the final death throes of the standardized testing industry? Join us as we tackle all testing topics.

What you need to know before going to a showcase?  How to get seen?  What to say?  When to reach out?  Coaches have their schedules set before they show up to the fields.  Make sure you're on their list!

Registration Link: HERE


D. Starting Your Academic Search

With our Partner: Educational Pathfinder
When: Thursday, March 18, 6:00pm PST -OR- Wednesday March 24, 6:00pm PST
DescriptionImportant questions to ask yourself and others (before you get too far and realize you're on the wrong track).

Course, community service, and activities planning, academic resumés.
Where to find information on schools. (College Fit Finder of course! But also social media, college fairs, IECs, etc.) Insider info to aid in your searches. (Odds and ends like demonstrated interest, how schools portray themselves online, importance of reading your emails and information you may miss if you don't, etc.)

Registration Link March 18: HERE

Registration Link March 24: HERE

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Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - College Center

Posted on February 07, 2021 BY Simon Boddison


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The club is extremely proud to announce that Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has renewed their partnership with the College Center for 2021.  The College Center provides free access to 2,300 players with an online platform sponsored by College Fit Finder.  The program then educates the prospective student-athlete through all the aspects of the recruiting process thus providing a wide array of college scholarship / roster opportunities across the country.

Due to Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial's support from 2006, the club has placed one hundred and seventy eight (178) players into the collegiate ranks since 2017 and already has twenty nine (29) players committed from the 2021-22 graduating classes.

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The club will continue to work with all the current players to help guide them through the complicated process of finding the right school based upon what fits their personal goals and requirements.

“We admire these hard-working, gifted athletes and their passion for furthering their education and appreciate Dynamo I Dash’s mission to provide the necessary guidance to match athletes with suitable colleges and universities,” stated Brian M. Unterman, DDS, MD of Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in The Woodlands.

"Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery continue to recognize the importance of education and athletic opportunity for our players.  The generous yearly support has been nothing short of outstanding.  The club looks forward to partnering with Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery over the next twelve months once again."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Center Director.

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Gift Card - Win $100

Posted on February 05, 2021 BY Simon Boddison


Unknown-Feb-05-2021-09-13-13-30-PMHDDY Membership, the club occasionally will ask for your support to help with a corporate partner.  It would be very much appreciated if you could please spare one minute to complete this short survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6156410/Survey image-png-Feb-05-2021-09-15-30-82-PM

If you include your email, you will be entered to win a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card. As always, thank you for your continued support of Houston's #1 premier youth soccer club.

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Dynamo FC | Dash Updates February 2021

Posted on February 04, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

Greetings Friends of Dynamo | Dash Youth!

We are only a couple months away from the return of professional soccer to Houston as MLS has announced the upcoming season will begin the weekend of April 3. Until we kickoff, we want to invite you to our upcoming events that you and your young players may enjoy.

On Thursday, February 4 at 6pm, please join us for this virtual meet and greet with one of the newest members of the Dynamo FC squad, Joe Corona!

You can sign up for this free event here. Sign up with this link to get your Dynamo FC & Dash bandana for free! Sign Up for a Dynamo FC and Dash Bandana - Formstack.

Do you have a business and want to find out how you can use the Dynamo FC and Dash to further your business goals? If so, this introductory event to our Dynamo FC and Dash Chamber of Commerce is for you. On Thursday February 11th at 12pm., Chief Revenue Officer, Dionna Widder, will provide more information about the platform. Click here to register.

Please reach out to me at jadelberg@houstondynamo.com or 832-492-5207 if you have any questions or need additional information and any of these offers or ticket packages we have to offer.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Yours in soccer,

 

Jay Adelberg

Manager of Youth Sales

Houston Dynamo FC | Houston Dash | BBVA Stadium
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77010
t  713 276 7529    832 492 5207


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Houston Premier Cup 2021

Posted on February 01, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

 

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The club continued its spring season tournament series with back to back weekends featuring the Houston Premier Cup 2021.  The two events were hosted in The Woodlands, TX at Bear Branch, Gosling and Alden Bridge sports complexes on January 22-24 and 30-31.   

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Two hundred (200) elite teams attended from Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, TX and from other multiple surrounding states.  Players (boys / girls) from U9 - U15 were on site competing at the 7 v 7, 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 formats.  

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Two thousand five hundred (2,500) players had the opportunity to compete on first class facilities enjoyed  by a huge spectator audience. All the teams stayed within The Woodlands Township having full access to the incredible amenities the local community provides. 

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"On behalf of the club I would like to recognize and thank the above partners along with all the referees, volunteers, teams and coaching staff that helped to make the tournament a tremendous success. We decided to split the event over two weekends to provide a concentrated effort for both the boys and girls after last year's combined tournament. Expansion and growth was inevitable.  The feedback we have received has been extremely positive and we look forward to staging an expanded version of these events again in 2022."  

Stuart Taylor, Director of Tournaments & Events.

CLICK HERE - HOUSTON PREMIER CUP BOYS RESULTS

CLICK HERE - HOUSTON PREMIER CUP GIRLS RESULTS


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MLK Frontier Showcase 2021

Posted on January 18, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

 

The first annual Martin Luther King Frontier Showcase (MLK) was a tremendous success hosted in The Woodlands, TX at Bear Branch and Gosling sports complexes, January 15-19. The following elite clubs were represented in Baltimore Armour, MA; Rio Grande Vally FC, TX; Solar, TX; Dallas Texans, TX; Real Colorado, CO; Rise, TX; Austin FC, TX.  Over 100+ college coaching staff registered and were in attendance.

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Dynamo | Dash Ticket Package 2021

Posted on January 11, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

Happy New Year Friends of Dynamo | Dash Youth!

I hope you and your family enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday break. 2021 is now upon us and that means it is time for soccer!

Seeing soccer played at the highest level is the best inspiration for a young soccer player. If this applies to you, the options below may be a good fit for the 2021 Season:

Holiday Packs include the Dynamo FC and Dash 2021 home openers, plus four more selected Dynamo games. This allows for flexibility within your schedule while improving the development of your young player by seeing soccer at the highest level in the US. Included in the Pack is a great blanket and quality time with your family. This plan starts at $60 per person and multiple seating options are available. There is also a Dash version of this plan available, five (5) 2021 Dash games including the home opener and the Dynamo home opener plus the blanket.

Full season memberships and Partial Plans available for the 2021 season with the Dynamo FC and Dash. Memberships include a variety of benefits, including the best price per match. Please fill out this form and I will reach out to you to discuss your 2021 options.

https://houstondynamo.formstack.com/forms/ddy_dynamo_and_dash_memberships

Please reach out to me at jadelberg@houstondynamo.com or 832-492-5207 if you have any questions or need additional information.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Yours in soccer,

 

Jay Adelberg
Manager of Youth Sales
Houston Dynamo FC | Houston Dash | BBVA Stadium
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77010
t  713 276 7529    832 492 5207

houstondynamo.com • houstondashsoccer.com • bbvastadium.com

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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.

SCL, DDL & D2L LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:

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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

COPA RAYADOS:

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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 

WINTER BREAK CUP:

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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

BAT CITY CUP:

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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

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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

FRONTIER QUALIFIERS:

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Dynamo Woodlands 04 PA 
Dash Beaumont 08 PA
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"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!

CLICK HERE - COLLEGE CENTER


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