Houston, Texas (April 28, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls is excited to announce that Rodo Castilla has joined the club and will be Director of Youth Player Development. Rodo has joined the coaching staff having worked for the Houston Texans from 2015-2019 as the Youth Academy Director of Coaching.
"I am very excited to join the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club and be part of building something very unique that provides opportunities for players of all ages and ability levels to participate within the game. I look forward in working with the players and helping them further develop and progress using the player developmental pathway which is already in place and very successful." Rodo Castilla, Director of Youth Player Development, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.
Youth Coaching Background:
- Director of Coaching - Youth Academy, Houston Texans Soccer Club (2015 - 2019)
- Staff Coach - South Texas Olympic Development Program (2014 - Present)
- Director of Coaching - Youth Academy, Challenge Soccer Club (2015 - 2017)
- Dynamo Academy Scout (2014 – 2015)
- Director of Coaching - Youth Academy, Kingwood Alliance Soccer Club (2012 - July 2015)
- Head Soccer Coach, Lone Star College - Kingwood (2008 - 2011)
Certifications / Education:
- United States Soccer Federation “C” License (2014)
- United States Soccer Federation Youth License (2012)
- Universidad Santiago de Cali, Cali, Colombia (Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy - 1994)
"I am very excited to welcome Rodo and his family to the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. Rodo has an outstanding reputation within the game and has worked extensively with the younger age groups in the Youth Academy Director role. By adding somebody of Rodo's experience we will further strengthen our coaching staff and club overall." Don Gemmell, Technical Director, Houston Dynamo | Soccer Club.
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 playing opportunities in the highest competitive youth league in the country - United States Soccer Development Academy.