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Development Player League Expansion - Houston Dash Youth

Posted on August 02, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

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JULY 31, 2019

 

THE DEVELOPMENT PLAYER LEAGUE ELECTS UNITED STATES SPECIALITY SPORTS ASSOCIATION ("USSSA") AS NATIONAL SANCTIONING BODY

Los Angeles, CA – USSSA is to sanction the nationwide Development Player League (DPL), allowing players to continue along a pathway set out by U.S. Soccer Federation. The DPL is a supplement league assisting clubs across the country that compete at the highest level of the sport, primarily in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for Girls.

Slated to start play in September 2019, the DPL Schedule will allow players to continue playing high school soccer while developing their technical and tactical skills through club soccer. This platform best fits players and clubs who value both programs for their development, while adding another level of play offered by member clubs.
“The focus is to create the best environment for our members and help build more pathways for players on a national platform with a goal of collegiate participation central to the structure” stated Barry Ritson, President of Development Player League. “Clubs from across the country will help foster and grow our league, which we believe is beneficial for member markets and programs.”

The league will kick off in three regions this fall (2019); West, Southwest and East. Continued growth is now in motion between new League Commissioner Sean Carey, DPL Member Clubs and sanctioning body USSSA.
“In speaking with Barry and Sean, the vision fits our model of organizations and individuals we look to align with.” Vice President of USSSA, Craig Scriven said. “Our mission as a member of U.S. Soccer is to support the growth and pathways available to players throughout the country and in working with the Development Player League, we achieve this.”

USSSA is a multisport organization with over 4,000,000 members in sports; soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, golf, martial arts and seven other sanctioned sports. They have been a member of U.S. Soccer since 2001 and work with leagues, tournaments, clubs, teams in over 45 states. To learn more about USSSA, visit; www.usssasoccer.com. Contact USSSA; soccerinfo@usssa.com.

The Developmental Player League (DPL) was initially created through collaboration between the Southwest Division Girls DA clubs. The focus was to expand the player pool for the DA and align with some of the core US Soccer Initiatives. Through the success of the program the DPL has expanded into key markets for the 2019/20 Season and added some of the top clubs in the country. The DPL and will include the 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002/2001 age groups. Learn more about the DPL by visiting here; www.dpleague.org. Contact DPL; sean@dpleague.org

DEVELOPMENT PLAYER LEAGUE INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!


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"Three of the strongest DA conferences in the country have come together to grow the DPL into a national platform.  This league will provide a high level of competition, a professional environment and provide our players with great showcase opportunities.  We are thrilled for our players and proud to be part of this exciting initiative." Randy Evans, Girls Director of Coaching, Houston Dash.


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Rafael Castillo - Iowa Western Community College

Posted on July 28, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
 
Houston, Texas (July 28, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, is excited to announce that Rafael Castillo has committed to Iowa Western Community College, IA (Iowa Community College Athletic Conference / NJCAA).
 
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Castillo will become the 43rd player to commit to an academic institution from the graduating class of 2019 from the club.


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"It's great news to see Rafael moving on to become a student-athlete and to further his playing career in college.  I look forward to following him and all the rest of the players that have committed to play college soccer in the fall season."  Alex Cardenas, U19 Boys Development Head Coach. 


College Committments:

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The club will continue to work with the remaining 2019 graduating class to solidify their placement in college throughout the Summer. Players graduating from the club have enjoyed tremendous success since 2006 competing in the variety of leagues the club has provided: U.S. Development Academy, Elite Clubs National League, Frontier Player Development League, United Soccer Clubs Champions League, State Classic League and Eastern District Division 1.

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Summer Camps - The Woodlands 2019

Posted on July 28, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
 
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Houston, Texas (July 28, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, completed the following camps last week in The Woodlands:
 
TOPS Camp 2019

Pictured above:  TOPS Soccer Camp @ John Cooper High School brought to you by:

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World Cup Camp 2019

Pictured above - The Woodlands Township World Cup Camp @ Bear Branch Soccer Complex brought to you by:

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“The HDDY 2019 Goalkeeper Camp was absolutely flying.  During the week, the goalkeepers worked on multiple areas of the goalkeeping position with each day geared towards a specific theme. It was truly a pleasure getting to work with great kids, eager to learn the art of goalkeeping.  I am already looking forward to next year!” Justin Fite, Director of Goalkeeping.


 GK 2019

Pictured above - Goalkeeper Camp @ Bear Branch Soccer Complex brought to you by:

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Elian Londono Signs Professional Contract In Colombia

Posted on July 28, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
 
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Houston, Texas (July 28, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, is very pleased to announce that Elian Londono, former U19 Boys Development Academy player just signed a professional contract to play for Fortaleza C.E.I.F. a professional Colombian soccer team based in Cota, currently playing in the Categoría Primera B.
 

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"Elian worked very hard for the club last year in the U19 Boys Development Academy and we're excited to hear this fantastic news and for his opportunity to advance his soccer career forward to the next level."  Alex Cardenas, U19 Development Academy Head Coach.   

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Elian joins the following former Dynamo | Dash players advancing into the professional game: Kekuta Manneh, Bubacarr Jobe, Diego Coca, Giovani Zavaleta, Eduardo Mira, Mitchell Cardenas, Michaela Abam


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Savannah Schutt - U.S. Youth Futsal National Team / Regional ODP

Posted on July 22, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
 
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Houston, Texas (July 21, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, is very pleased to announce that Savannah Schutt (Dash 08 South PA) has been selected by the U.S. Youth Futsal (member of U.S. Soccer) to represent her country on the U.S. Youth Futsal International Team and the Regional 3 Olympic Development Program.
 
During the trip the team will participate in an international series of matches from December 27, 2019 to January 4, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.  Her journey to making the team started at the state ID trial Austin, Texas in April where she was selected to attend the U.S. Youth Futsal National ID Trial in New Century, Kansas this past June.  The U.S. Youth Futsal ID program assembles the very best futsal players to train and compete under the guidance of  the United States Youth Futsal National Coaching Staff.
 
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Pictured above: Savannah Schutt (Dash 08 South PA).

“I was so shocked,I knew how big a deal it was when I tried out but when I got the letter I realized it’s even more of a deal now that it has actually happened to me. The Dash City program helped me with extra training and tournaments where I got to play against really good players.  It helped prepare me for the level of play at the regional and national level.” Savannah Schutt, Dash '08 South PA.


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In outdoor soccer, Savannah was selected as a 2008 into the 2007 Region 3 player pool with the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP).  Region 3 represents the southern United States and includes players from AL, AR, FL, GA, MS, NC, NTX, OK, SC, STX, OK, LA and TN. Following selection to the South Texas state team, she participated in Region 3 camp in Montevalo, Alabama this past June where she played against other state teams and was selected into the Region 3 ODP player pool.  Region 3 pool players are further evaluated for participation in national camps, inter-regional events, international trips and inclusion into national pools.

"Savannah is a fun player to coach, always shows up with a smile on her face.  She works hard on developing her skill doing lots of extra training."  Coach Steve 'Willie' Williams, Director of Coaching - Central.


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Camps are being offered in the following areas: Beaumont, Central (Missouri City), Kingwood, Montgomery, South (League City), The Woodlands, West (Fulshear / Katy).
 
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Summer Skills Camp (2)

Posted on July 21, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
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Houston, Texas (July 21, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls completed their Summer Skills Camp #2 at Bear Branch Soccer Complex, July 15-18. This specific camp was brought to you by BBVA, the club's official banking partner. 
 
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Pictured above: Summer Skills Camp #2 (north)
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All competitive teams needing a new team bank account, please contact the club's Executive Business Administrator, Kim Longi at klongi@dynamodashyouth.com

The club will host sixty (60) camps across the city of Houston providing soccer opportunities for the ages of 3-18 for all ability levels.  Come and join in the fun and be coached by our licensed professional coaching staff. 
 
Camps will be offered in the following areas: Beaumont, Central (Missouri City), Kingwood, Montgomery, South (League City), The Woodlands, West (Fulshear / Katy).
 
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SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION - CLICK HERE! 

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Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our camps in your local area, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650


The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.  Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers soccer opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.

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Boys Development Academy - Head to Mexico for International Trip

Posted on July 15, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
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Houston, Texas (July 15, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, is taking their 2006 Development Academy Boys to the CONVOCATORIA COPA CHIVAS 2019.
 
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Players selected from: Christian Anderson, Mateo Arroyo Elizondo, Erik Nicolaas Beijen, Joshua Simon Boyer, Matthew Robert Coronado, Marcelo Corral-Sparrowe, Christian Estrada, Jared Serrano Garcia, Ander Gonzalez Vergara, Isaac Kallel Guillory, Justin Robert Hubbard, Kortay Koc, Jason Michael Pirir, Caleb Rodriguez, Anthony Emmanuel Velasquez, & Jake Berrada Gouzi.

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“This trip is going to be a great experience for these lads playing against a totally different type of player, style of play, game culture as well experience a new found appreciation for the culture off the field!” Neathan Gibson, Head Coach, 2006 Development Academy Boys.

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The games will be played from July 20 - 27 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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"Taking teams for international competition outside of the USA environment helps within the process of player development.  The competition and format will be highly competitive and totally different to what the boys face in their domestic league.  Having these opportunities to play abroad and enrich different cultures and compete against top foreign teams is great preparation leading into the fall season." Dave Dengerink, Boys Development Academy Director.


Sign up for SOCCER CAMP NOW!
 
Camps are being offered in the following areas: Beaumont, Central (Missouri City), Kingwood, Montgomery, South (League City), The Woodlands, West (Fulshear / Katy).
 
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Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our camps in your local area, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650


The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.  Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers soccer opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.

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Coaching Education

Posted on July 11, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
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Houston, Texas (July 11, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, continues to provide resources, tools and licensing opportunities within the area of coach education.    The club would like to congratulate the following coaching staff for progressing with their licensure.
 
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Pictured above: Dave Dengerink, Boys Development Director, U.S. Soccer Academy Directors Course.  
 
This high level course was invite only and aimed at improving, educating and informing youth soccer leaders from around the country.  The course included face-to-face modules and numerous individual and group projects over a twelve (12) month period.  The course modules took place within the USA and internationally.  

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Pictured above: Darron Rush, Director of Coaching Foundation Catalyst Program - 'A' Youth License

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Pictured above: Andrew Squire, Girls Development Academy Staff Coach - 'A' Youth License

The A-Youth course consists of four course meetings separated by three development periods. The total course duration is approximately 5-6 months. The final assessment is conducted in each candidate’s home environment.

The club now has twenty five (25) 'A' licensed coaching staff employed within the club.  

"The club continues to support coaching education as a priority.  The game is constantly evolving with new technology and coaching methods.  We have a responsibility to our club members to have the most qualified coaching staff employed that provide a professional coaching environment that supports the development of our youth soccer players."  Dave Dengerink, Boys Development Academy Director / Coaching Education. 


Sign up for SOCCER CAMP NOW!
 
Camps are being offered in the following areas: Beaumont, Central (Missouri City), Kingwood, Montgomery, South (League City), The Woodlands, West (Fulshear / Katy).
 
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SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION - CLICK HERE! 

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Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our camps in your local area, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650


The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.  Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers soccer opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.

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Grass Roots Coaching Licensing Course

Posted on July 06, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
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Houston, Texas (July 6, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, will be hosting the 9v9 In-Person Course presented by the U.S. Soccer's Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Candidates will learn more about the following areas:
  • Coaching Education Philosophy
  • Play-Practice Play Methodology
  • Six Tasks of a Coach
  • Characteristics of Players aged 11-12

Course Details:
Friday, August 2, 2019 (Classroom Session - 5:30pm - 7:30pm; Field Session - 7:30pm - 9:30pm)
Location: Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Office (south), 400 Hobbs Rd, Suite 201, League City, TX

COURSE INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!


Sign up for SOCCER CAMP NOW!
 
Camps are being offered in the following areas: Beaumont, Central (Missouri City), Kingwood, Montgomery, South (League City), The Woodlands, West (Fulshear / Katy).
 
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SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION - CLICK HERE! 

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

Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our camps in your local area, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650


The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.  Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers soccer opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.

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Michaela Abam - Women's World Cup 2019

Posted on July 06, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
 
Houston, Texas (July 6, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, recently had the pleasure of interviewing Michaela Abam, a former player of the club, West Virginia University and the Cameroon Women's National Team.
 
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Michaela had this to say on her experience of playing in the Women's World Cup 2019 in France:

"Playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup; a dream of an experience I will never forget for the rest of my life. To be growing up playing within the US Youth National Teams and always having the expectation of growing within the system to one day end up playing with the red, white and blue; to now representing my country of origin in the highest stage of football possible was such a huge honor. There were the good moments in the matches, and for sure moments I watch my film on knowing, 'this needs to be a lot better'. That’s the beauty in the game, you can always continue to grow, you’re never 'too good' or 'too far up' not to!"


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Five top take-a-ways:

The take-a-ways I took from this experience that definitely helped me grow during the tournament, as well as what will stick with me for the rest of my life, were based on:

  1. My mental space
  2. Psychological aspect
  3. Ambiance of the stage
  4. Overwhelming challenges that came on and off the field
  5. Remembering what keeps me going through it all—my family, background, struggles, fight and my perseverance

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"All these things combined really helped navigate me through the good and bad that went on during the tournament that helped me truly grow as a player, and more so as a person. It’s crazy to think, but all those days in club, the extra days that work had to be put in, all the fitness testing, the two a days that consisted of an equal ratio of sweat and tears, all the “sorry, I can’t. I have soccer,” messages that had to be sent when my football had to come first before anything else.  It was after remembering, feeling and going through all this, that I knew putting in all that time I would never get back into this passion of mine, was all worth it to bring me into this dream based reality of mine that will forever be priceless."


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"I’m so grateful and thankful for everyone who was involved in this experience and all my experiences along the way. My family, close friends, all the coaches throughout my whole life, the teammates I’ve been blessed to have along the way that have helped me work to be not only a better player, but a better Michaela. The best part about it all, is that it is just the beginning. I can’t wait to see what else is in store in what’s to come!"

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The club like to congratulate, recognize and thank Michaela for the time she took out of her busy schedule to provide her personal insight on playing in the World Cup 2019.  She continues to be a first class roll model who is extremely humble when speaking on her club, college and professional career.  


Sign up for SOCCER CAMP NOW!
 
Camps are being offered in the following areas: Beaumont, Central (Missouri City), Kingwood, Montgomery, South (League City), The Woodlands, West (Fulshear / Katy).
 
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Want to become a sponsor and get huge marketing exposure partnering with one of our camps in your local area, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650


The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston providing a full range of programming (boys / girls) with a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.  Dynamo | Dash Youth exclusively offers soccer opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.

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