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DICK'S Sporting Goods Partnership

Posted on July 18, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that DICK'S Sporting Goods have partnered with the club for the next two years and will be affiliated with the Golf Outing 2019/20, soccer camps and 'club wide shop days' across the city of Houston.  The store locations are below:

SHOP DATES:

  • July 28-29 - 20% DISCOUNT!
  • August 3-5, 24-26 - 20% DISCOUNT!
  • September 7-9 - 20% DISCOUNT!

Goalkeeper Camp - The Woodlands, July 23-26 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods. 

CLICK HERE FOR GK CAMP INFORMATION

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As part of the partnership all coaches, players, families and volunteers are invited to save 20% throughout the store going into the fall season. Save in the soccer department and then shop the entire store. Need an item that’s not available in-store? Ask a Store Associate about ordering items through our ScoreMORE kiosk, located inside the store. You’ll still receive the 20% discount, plus free shipping.

DICK's Sporting Goods Goalkeeper Camp Shop Day July 28-28, 2018

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"The club is very excited to partner with DICK'S Sporting Goods as they provide a comprehensive line of sports equipment and apparel that is accessible from all nine stores across Houston.  The partnership will allow our members to save money at the preferred shop dates in the fall / spring."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - Hunter Family Orthodontics

Posted on July 15, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that Hunter Family Orthodontics will be partnering with the club's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for the second year managed by our Girls Development Academy Program.  The club will be producing a BCA shirt that will be sold to it's members in August / September. This can be worn by any player (boy or girl) at their first training session of the week and during the warm-up before any game in October (International Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

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Hunter Family Orthodontics will also be partnering with The Woodlands Township World Cup Camp, July 23-26

CLICK HERE FOR CAMP INFORMATION

"On behalf of the club, I would like to personally thank Dr. Ross Hunter and his company for renewing their support for this year's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.  It's a program that continually grows each year and has become a very important part of the yearly club calendar.  We look forward to working with Hunter Family Orthodontics over the next 12 months."  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

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Clinic Contact Information:

Phone: (281) 298-0000
Address: 6704 Sterling Ridge Dr. Suite B 
The Woodlands, Texas 77382
 
CLICK HERE FOR FREE CONSULTATION INFORMATION
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US Amputee Soccer

Posted on June 04, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

The club hosted a three day event where USA, England and Haiti amputee national soccer teams competed against each other at Gosling Sports Park, The Woodlands, TX.  This event was staged to help the teams prepare for the World Cup which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 25 - November 5, 2018.

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Results

Match 1: Haiti 1 USA 0
Match 2: England 6 Haiti 0
Match 3: England 10 USA 1 (Grove)
Match 4: Haiti 2 USA 2 (Booker 1, Calabria 1)
Match 5: England 7 Haiti 1 
Match 6: England 6 USA 0
 
Team Records:
England 4-0-0 (12 points)
Haiti 1-2-1 (4 points)
USA 0-3-1 (1 point)
 
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Picture above:  DA Boys / US Amputee National Soccer Team.
Official team pictures provided by Carl Calabria below.

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Pictured above:  England Amputee National Soccer Team

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Pictured above:  USA Amputee National Soccer Team

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Pictured above:  Haiti Amputee National Soccer Team.

"The US National Amputee Soccer team thanks the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club and Coach Keith Johnson for organizing the successful Lone Star Invitational matches between USA, England and Haiti this past weekend.  The fields were set up great and all the volunteers helped make this a memorable event."  Eric Lamberg, Head Coach, USA Amputee National Team.

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US Amputee Soccer Lonestar Invitational

Posted on May 30, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

Amputee Soccer Shield

The club is very honored to have the opportunity of hosting The American Amputee Soccer Association event this coming weekend at Gosling Park, The Woodlands, TX.  Teams from Haiti, England the USA will compete against each other in a preparation event leading up to the Amputee Soccer World Cup which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 25 - November 5, 2018

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Game Schedule (Gosling Sports Park, Field 1)

Friday:
6:00pm Haiti vs. USA
8:30pm England vs. Haiti

Saturday:
10:00am USA vs. England
6:00pm Haiti vs. USA
8:30pm England vs. Haiti

Sunday:
9:00am USA vs. England

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"Amputee soccer to me is about not letting amputation define who you are.  It is to prove that we are just as capable as anyone with all their limbs."  Robert Ferguson, US National Team Amputee Soccer Player.

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"We are very much looking forward to hosting three national level teams and helping US Amputee Soccer in providing an opportunity for their preparation plans for the upcoming World Cup in Mexico. The club is extremely proud to host this event and be a supporting factor for this great cause."  Coach Keith Johnson, US Paralympic Men's National Team Player / Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Coach.

For more information about the event or volunteer opportunities, please contact Coach Keith Johnson at kjohnson@dynamodashyouth.com or call (832) 540-3776.

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Dynamo | Dash Youth Expansion 2018

Posted on May 09, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

DDY_Text Only Logo_BLK-ORNG-1The club is extremely excited to announce their latest expansion into two new geographic areas starting June 1, 2018.  

The following levels of soccer will be offered:

  • Recreational Level (U4-U7/ 2015-2012 birth years)
  • Youth Academy (U8-U10 / 2009-2011 birth years)
  • Competitive (U11-U19 / 2000-2008 birth years) 

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CLICK HERE FOR TRYOUT INFORMATION

Benefits for Tomball / West Park Families:

  • Players can train in their own community.
  • Players can continue to progress to more competitive playing environments without having to leave their current teams & friends.
  • Full access to professional coaches, training programs, successful coaching model, club player development curriculum and league affiliations.
  • Players will have access to the complete club pathway:  Recreational - Youth Academy - Competitive - City ID Programs - Development Academy - College - Professional.

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For further information, please contact Rich Elder, Director of Coaching - Tomball/Westpark at relder@dynamodashyouth.com or call (832) 971-2013.

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Frontier Development League - Houston Dash

Posted on May 07, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

US Youth Soccer Announces Frontier Development League (FDL) Within The USYS National League Frontier Conference For Girls

The Woodlands, TX (May 7, 2018) – Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is excited to announce its participation in the Frontier Development League (FDL) for its inaugural 2018-19 season.  Six of the top U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy clubs from TX and OK have joined together to provide further player opportunities for the U13-U19 (2006-2000 birth years).  The following teams are included from the Frontier Conference of the Girls Development Academy:  Dallas Texans, FC Dallas, Houston Dash, Lonestar SC, Solar, Oklahoma Energy FC.  The Frontier Development League will provide the following:

  • Development Academy (DA) pathway
  • Exposure to the DA training and match environment
  • Top college exposure
  • Opportunity to play High School Soccer
  • Coordinated match schedule with DA
  • Meaningful games

In addition to the FDL league, teams will be allowed to play in USYS National League, Regional Championships, and the National Series State Cup. 

"We are thrilled at the formation of the FDL for the Frontier Conference DA Clubs.  This league will provide an important step in our club's player development pathway.  The FDL will be a great option for players looking for an advanced college prep program with great showcase opportunities as well as eligibility to guest play with the DA.  It allows us to better coordinate and integrate the programming for our DA and FDL player pool while allowing the FDL players to still play with their high school."  Randy Evans, Director of Coaching - South.

For more information, please contact Darron Rush, Director of Coaching (FDL) at drush@dynamodashyouth.com or call 281-298-1971.

CLICK HERE FOR FDL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Frontier Development League FAQ

Posted on May 07, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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Q.  What is the Frontier Development League?
A.  The Frontier Development League is made up of United States Development Academy clubs from TX & OK.  

Q.  Where will the FDL players come from?
A.  The objective is to assemble the best players within the city of Houston that are not currently participating in the Development Academy.

Q.  What age groups will participate?
A.  Girls:  U13-U19 (2006-2000 birth years)

Q.  Will FDL players be able to play High School Soccer?
A.  YES. FDL players are allowed to participate in all school sports (including soccer)

Q.  What are the program goals?
A.  Offer playing opportunities and an elite practice environment
A.  Prepare players that have DA and college scholarship aspirations
A.  To practice alongside the DA Program on a consistent basis

Q.  How many times will FDL teams practice?
A.  Three (3) times per week.  Extra sessions with the DA, older FDL and boys' DA teams will be offered.

Q.  How many players will be on FDL rosters?
A.  18-20 players.

Q.  Are the FDL teams already formed?
A.  No. Over the next few weeks placement considerations will be given to all those that have an interest in the program. Players seeking an evaluation can be current members of HDDY or from any club in the City of Houston.

Q.  When can players be evaluated?
A.  Now. Please contact Darron Rush, Director of Coaching at drush@dynamodashyouth.com and an evaluation can be scheduled.

Q.  Will there be official tryouts for the FDL teams?
A.  Yes. Players interested should attend their respective age groups and times listed on the main tryout page.
Click Here For Tryout Information

Q.  Who will coach within the program?
A.  Darron Rush - Director of Coaching
A.  Ristic Radojica, Gene Van Ness, Dave DeVerteuil - coaching staff. 

Q.  What will the FDL program cost?
A.  $2,165 for club and league fees.
A.  Specific travel expenses will be announced after the full schedule is finalized. 

Q.  Where will FDL teams practice?
A.  1 session north (Bear Branch, Gosling or Lents)
A.  1 session south (Dave Finkel Fields, Houston Sports Park or Presbyterian School of Houston.)
A.  1 session in their own market place.  The market place plan is to have the DA and FDL players train together.  

Q.  How many games will the FDL teams play?
A.  Details of the exact schedule are still TBD.  Players can expect approximately 16-18 games (fall / spring) and age appropriate showcase events. 

Q.  What are the substitution rules for the FDL teams?
A.  All rostered players will be allowed to play with one (1) re-entry per half.

Q.  Will the FDL teams have a college showcase schedule?
A.  Yes, pertaining to the appropriate age group. Events will be selected to maximize exposure in conjunction with other FDL teams, league and high school commitments.

Q.  What events will they be attending?
A.  Teams will attend a combination of events from the list below that is age appropriate:

FDL Event:
Silverlakes College Showcase
 (November '18), 
Las Vegas Players Choice College Showcase (March '19)     
Adidas Cup (June '19)

FDL Frontier Event:
Lonestar Girls College Showcase (February '19)

FC Dallas College Showcase (March '19)

Girls International Tournament (March/April '19)

 

Further questions, please contact Darron Rush, Director of Coaching at drush@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 298-1971. 

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Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Partners with Kingwood Alliance SC

Posted on May 04, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is extremely excited to announce their latest partnership with Kingwood Alliance Soccer Club starting June 1, 2018. Soccer programming will be coordinated from the following soccer complexes for the Youth Academy (U8-U10 / 2009-2011 birth years) and Competitive (U11-U19 / 2000-2008 birth years) sections of the club. 

The Dynamo | Dash - Kingwood Program is sponsored by Effex Management Solutions.

Benefits:

  • Kingwood players can train in their own community
  • Kingwood players can continue to progress to more competitive playing environments without having to leave their current teams & friends
  • Kingwood families gain access to professional coaches, training programs, successful coaching model, club player development curriculum and league affiliations
  • No long travel time to fields for local players to commute for training

For further information, please contact Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching - Kingwood at jbell@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 974-6616.

CLICK HERE FOR KINGWOOD COMPETITIVE INFORMATION

CLICK HERE FOR KINGWOOD YOUTH ACADEMY INFORMATION

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"We are proud to announce our new partnership with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club for our Academy and Competitive programs.  By partnering with the Dynamo | Dash Youth we are also affiliating ourselves with Houston’s own Dynamo and Dash Professional Soccer Club.  This is a fantastic opportunity to promote the love of our sport in more unique and exciting settings."  Mark Zylker / Carlos Gil, Co-Founders - Kingwood Alliance SC.

"We are delighted to announce our partnership with Kingwood Alliance and to begin our programming at North Park & River Grove. After only three years, the continued growth in Kingwood is very exciting and we are proud to now be the premier competitive Soccer club in the area.  We sincerely appreciate our Dynamo | Dash Youth families for their ongoing trust and support and look forward to the new opportunities that this will provide for our players and our program."  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching - Kingwood.

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The Kingwood Soccer Program is brought to you by:

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Dynamo Home Game Festivities - Mascot Day

Posted on April 25, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

Hundreds of players from the club attended the last Houston Dynamo home game vs. Toronto FC.  Some young Recreational players had the pleasure of playing on the field at half-time with multiple professional team mascots from around the city.  

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“What a marvelous opportunity, incredible execution, an experience not to be forgotten. Go Dynamo”  Nathan Jeppson, Volunteer Coach & Parent.

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TOPS - Special Needs Program

Posted on April 09, 2018 BY Simon Boddison

TOPS Spring 2018


The club recently rolled out the Spring TOPS Program (Special Needs) sponsored by the Bradbury Brothers which plays games on a Saturday afternoon at Bear Branch, The Woodlands, TX.  The season goes from March 24 – May 4, 2018.

  • Ages 4-10 (11:00am-12:00pm) @ Bear Branch Sports Fields – Field 5B
  • Ages 11+ (12:00pm-1:00pm) @ Bear Branch Sports Fields – Field 5B

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The program continually needs ‘buddy’ volunteers who can help the players learn to play soccer and help them have fun. No special training is needed, just a desire to help!

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"The Spring 2018 season is off to a great start with a bunch of kids learning how to play soccer and communicate with their teammates.  I love this program because I get to coach such wonderful kids.  When I coach these kids I catch myself smiling uncontrollably because the players get so excited by the smallest things such as kicking the ball in the goal."  Emily Black, Program Director.

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For more information on registering your child and / or volunteering contact Emily Black and Meghan Cloninger at tops@dynamodashyouth.com or call 281-298-2180.  

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The program is bought to you by:

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