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Dynamo Dash Youth kicks off Fall 2022 Recreational Program

Posted on September 21, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth kicked off the Fall 2022 Recreational Program with games across the Greater Houston area this past weekend.

The Recreational Program, presented by AutoNation, is an excellent introduction to soccer for kids with birth years between 2004-2019. Dynamo | Dash Youth is proud to offer a full development pathway for every player in the club: from recreational leagues through our nationally competitive elite teams, all the way to collegiate and professional opportunities. This allows every child to experience the game of soccer and develop their skills at a level that suits them.

This season, we have over 4,000 recreational players on 500+ teams taking part in weekly training sessions and games to develop their soccer skills and love of the game in a fun, safe environment. Over 15,000 spectators weekly to watch approximately 250 games at our first-class facilities in Beaumont, Clear Lake, Creekside, Friendswood, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, League City, Sienna, Tomball, The Woodlands and Woodforest. The Recreation Program Fall Season will feature games on Saturdays from September 17 - November 12.  

“We’d like to sincerely thank the parents and spectators for creating a wonderful atmosphere at our various facilities on opening day," said Phil Ebner, Recreational Director. "Additionally, we extend our gratitude to the hundreds of volunteer coaches, who are the heartbeat of our program and the reason so many players fall in love with the game. We look forward to what promises to be another tremendous fall season.”

"On behalf of the club, I would like to thank AutoNation for their continued support of the program," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. "They fully understand the important role and the positive impact that youth sports play in the local community. The resources and tools that AutoNation help to provide allows the Recreational Program to continue to expand and be enjoyed by our membership."

We’re excited to get this season underway and look forward to the growth of these players over the next several months! 

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM - CLICK HERE!

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Soccer Hall of Fame Candidate - Keith Johnson

Posted on September 11, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

 

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The club is very excited to announce that Coach Keith "Muck" Johnson has been placed on the National Soccer Hall of Fame 2023 Eligibility List after earning 101 caps for the USA Paralympic National Program from 2003 - 2017.  Keith is also the club's Director of Adaptive | Special Needs Program and coordinates all game day protocols for home games played in The Woodlands, TX.  Keith has been part of the coaching staff since 2006.

Quick Facts:

  • 2015  Paralympic Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada / CP World Cup, London, England
  • 2011 CP World Cup, Arnhem, Holland
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, London, England / Golden Glove Award 
  • 2007 Paralympic Pan American Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil / CP World Cup, Brazil
  • 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2003 CP World Cup, Buenos Aires, Argentina  
  • Represented the USA in Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, Holland, Greece and Ireland for individual games

"I am very honored to be listed with such a great group of candidates all looking to be selected into the Soccer Hall of Fame," said Coach Keith Johnson. "I relished every opportunity when I wore the USA jersey to represent my country with pride and did everything possible to help my team-mates succeed in getting results."

"Keith has had a tremendous career representing his country over the years and still continues to excel on the field in the development of our current players," said Dave Dengerink, Academy Director.  "His dedication and work ethic is an example of what can be achieved if you are willing to put the time into the game and sacrifice."

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Houston Youth Cup 2022

Posted on September 08, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The annual Houston Youth Cup 2022 provided much needed pre-season competition in August and raised substantial financial funding ($90K) to support the club's scholarship fund. Since 2005, this scholarship event has raised over $1.25 million, allowing the club to assist around 125 families per year to play youth soccer.

This year’s tournament featured three hundred and twelve (312) U11-U19 boys and girls teams from all across the region with matches taking place at eleven sites in The Woodlands, Tomball and the Conroe area. The GotSoccer ranked event allowed each team a minimum of three games over the course of the weekend.

"Thank you to all the teams, coaches, managers, volunteers, referees and sponsors for all their support of the tournament," said Stuart Taylor, Tournament Director. "It’s the effort from everyone involved that makes this pre-season youth soccer event a tremendous success."

Special thanks to our facility partners The Woodlands Township and Conroe Parks & Recreational. This pre-season tournament for the area brought an estimated 20,000 spectators to the local community, providing a large economic boost to local hotels and businesses. The club would like to thank On Location (formerly Anthony Travel) for facilitating the hotel accommodations for the visiting teams and Memorial Hermann for their athletic training support throughout the event.

"Through our partnership with The Woodlands Township and the City of Conroe, the club has the necessary resources, guidance and facilities to help make this event a tremendous success," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. "Continuing to host events throughout the year helps us reach three important objectives: providing competitive environments for our players to develop, raising much needed financial revenue for our internal scholarship program and supporting the local community."

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Ticket Membership Program 2022-23

Posted on August 29, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited announce that all current registered Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer players will receive one complimentary ticket to a home game of their choosing for Dynamo FC (MLS) or Dash (NWSL) which will be played at PNC Stadium while receiving a discount on additional tickets for family and friends! Be part of the electric atmosphere at our home stadium along with the numerous game day team activities available.  Get your ticket NOW!  

The program will take effect for all games after September 1, 2022.

Questions regarding groups of ten (10) or more or what team activities your team can be involved with, please contact Doug Sitton, Dynamo | Dash Youth sales rep at dsitton@houstondynamo.com or call (832) 727-4078 / (713) 276-7537.

Please note each game's link will close 48 hours before the match date so don’t wait to redeem!

PROGRAM / CAMPUS SPECIFIC SCHEDULE FALL 2022
DATE OPPONENT PROGRAM / CAMPUS
9/10/22 vs. Sporting KC @ 7:30pm Woodlands Boys / West Program
9/11/22 vs. Angel City FC @ 6:00pm West / Woodlands Girls / Dash City / Central / Sienna
9/24/22 vs. OL Reign @ 7:30pm East Program
10/9/22 vs. LA Galaxy @ 4:00pm East / Catalyst / North Recreational & Youth Academy/ Tomball

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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2022

Posted on August 29, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club's 11th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign organized by the Houston Dash Academy kicks off on September 1 with 1,600 pink shirts going on sale across the club. The program is brought to you by Hunter Family Orthodontics. Last year, the campaign provided resources for the Girls Academy Program (GA / GA2) and a generous donation of $10,000 to In The Pink of Health / Memorial Hermann Foundation.

Over $80K has been donated to local charities since inception of the program in 2012, with more than 10,000 pink shirts sold and worn in the local community.

Quick Facts:

  • $30 per shirt purchased through PlayMetrics - CLICK HERE!
  • Shirts can be worn by players (boy & girl) during their first training session of the week and as a warm-up training shirt for games throughout October.
  • Questions - contact the Breast Cancer Awareness lead of your program.

"We look forward to another very successful Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign that will not only support the Houston Dash Academy, but also a local charity that provides support and resources to those fighting breast cancer," said Marcus Watt, Girls Academy Head Coach / BCA Director. "It's a program that continually grows each year and has become a very important part of our club by reinforcing our core value of service. I would like to thank all the players, parents, coaching staff, team managers, and volunteers for their support and look forward to seeing all the pink shirts on the fields in the month of October."

Breast Cancer Awareness Director - Coach Marcus Watt, mwatt@dynamodashyouth.com

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN - CLICK HERE!

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Clinic Contact Information:
Email: info@hunterfamilyortho.com
Phone: (281) 298-0000
Address: 6704 Sterling Ridge Dr. Suite B, The Woodlands, Texas 77382.

 

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PNC Partnership 2022-2023

Posted on August 25, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited announce PNC Bank as the official banking partner of the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.  With thirty three branches within Houston, PNC will be partnering with two of our small-sided tournaments in The Woodlands: The 3v3 Winterblast and 3v3 Turf Cup. PNC will be supporting Houston's #1 3v3 tournament series which caters for over 400 teams in December and April that will be hosted at Bear Branch soccer complex in The Woodlands, TX.  

“PNC is committed to being Houston’s Main Street Bank, which means we are committed to meeting the unique needs of the communities where we live, work and play,” said Julie Young Sudduth, PNC regional president for Houston. “Supporting the youth in our community is one of the ways that we demonstrate that commitment, and I couldn’t think of a better way to do so than by supporting the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. We are looking forward to a successful season with the club.”

"As our official club banking partner, we are excited about growing our relationship with PNC Bank over the next year within our local soccer community." said Simon Boddison, DDY Director of Soccer Operations. "PNC is a first class banking institution within the Houston marketplace and we look forward to this valued partnership supporting our 3v3 tournament series along with other activities throughout the year."

About PNC Bank:

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.PNC BANK INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!


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NWSL Veteran Joins coaching Staff

Posted on August 22, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

 

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The club is excited to announce that Cami Privett, former Houston Dash professional standout player, has joined the GA2 coaching staff for the 2022-23 season. Cami played college soccer at the University of California, Irvine from 2011-2014. Following her collegiate competition, Cami competed in five professional clubs over the next six years, including the Houston Dash (NWSL), Logrono, Spain, and at Kolbotn, Norway. Cami will lead and coach three teams for the year. 

“I’ve always had an amazing experience within the Dash organization, so I’m excited to continue my career as a coach. I'm excited to help develop these girls into amazing players and young adults," said Cami Privett, GA2 South Head Coach.

“Cami’s long professional career, primarily with the Dash, enabled her to gain a great knowledge and understanding of the game at a very high level," said Randy Evans, Dash Director. "She has proven to be a terrific coach but even a better role model for these players. We are excited to add Cami to our GA2 South program.”

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Summer Soccer Camps 2022

Posted on August 08, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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We proudly have just completed another year of our extensive summer camp program, offering soccer opportunities for players through the months of June – August. We believe that year-round soccer is crucial for the development of our players.  The summer camp program is the entry level of the club's developmental pathway. This season, our program was made possible by the sponsorship and support of Raising Cane's.

During the summer of 2022, we offered fifty five (55) camps for 2,000 players, aged 3-18, at nine (9) different locations. We had the following personalized programs - Mini-Kickers, World Cup, Summer Skills, Strikers vs. Keepers, Goalkeeper and Adaptive / Special Needs. The registration for our Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Break camps will open on September 1.  

This year’s summer camp program was our biggest in DDY history. "I would like to thank all the players, parents, coaches, volunteers and the administrative team who helped make this year of summer camps the most successful yet with record-breaking numbers in attendance," said Stuart Taylor, Summer Camps Director. "It was great to see so many returning players, as well as, players trying soccer for the very first time. We can’t wait to see you at another camp soon!”

"I'd like to thank Raising Cane's support for this year's camp program," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  "They are a partner that understands and appreciates the importance of youth sports and the positive role that it plays within the local community," 

The DDY program offers individualized attention, world-class coaching, and access to the best youth soccer facilities in Houston. We are proudly ranked #1 in the country in college commitments for both girls and boys divisions having placed three hundred and five (305) players on to college rosters with scholarships since 2017.  Register for a DDY Recreational Soccer Program near you by August 30th, 2022 to confirm your spot and secure placement on a fun, successful soccer team for the fall season.  Don't miss out on all the excitement, register NOW! 

RECREATIONAL REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE!

CAMP INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

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DICK'S Sporting Goods Partnership 2022

Posted on August 01, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

 

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We are very excited to announce our latest partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods for the 2022-23 season. DICK’S offers online shopping across the country and thirteen (13) physical stores within the Houston area. DICK'S will be partnering with two of our small-sided tournaments in Beaumont: The Thanksgiving Classic 5v5 Tournament, and our brand new 3v3 annual tournament beginning in January 2023.  We will be partnering with DICK’S to promote certain weekend exclusive shop dates throughout the year, allowing the club's members to shop with discounted rates for all purchases.  Our first DICK’S discount date will be the weekend of August 5-8, 2022.

“We are happy to support DynamoDash Youth Soccer Club through this partnership,” said Aaron Pisk, the Houston Community Marketing Manager at DICK’S. “We are passionate about assisting young athletes and their families as they gear up for their upcoming season.”

"This new partnership is a perfect fit for our entire membership who participate in multiple sports and outdoor activities." said Simon Boddison, DDY Director of Soccer Operations. "The ability to order online or purchase in-store at a discount will benefit our families all around the city. DICK'S Sporting Goods has an wide collection of sports equipment with first class customer service, and we look forward to this valued partnership."

About The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation

The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a mission to inspire and enable sports participation. It was created by DICK’S Sporting Goods as a private corporate foundation to support DICK’S charitable and philanthropic activities. Driven by its belief that sports make people better, The DICK’S Foundation champions youth sports and provides grants and support to under-resourced teams and athletes through its Sports Matter program and other community-based initiatives. Additional information about The DICK’S Foundation can be found on sportsmatter.org and on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

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Hunter Family Orthodontics Sponsors Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2022

Posted on July 29, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce that its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign led by the Girls Academy will be brought to you by Hunter Family Orthodontics.  The money raised will help to support the Girls Academy Program, plus a yearly donation will also be provided to a local breast cancer charity.

The club has produced a pink shirt that will be sold to all members, family members and supporters in September / October. This shirt 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).

"It is such an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club,” said Dr. Ross Hunter of Hunter Family Orthodontics. “The players do a fantastic job of raising awareness throughout the month of October in our community. My mother is fortunately a breast cancer survivor, so it brings me great joy to see all the pink shirts being worn by the athletes, knowing that some of the proceeds go towards finding a cure!”

"On behalf of the club, I would like to personally thank Dr. Ross Hunter and Hunter Family Orthodontics for renewing their support for this year's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign," said Simon Boddison, DDY Director of Soccer Operations.  "It's a program that continually grows each year and has become a very important part of our annual club programming. We look forward to working with Hunter Family Orthodontics over the next 12 months as we elevate our joint support for this very worthy cause."

Clinic Contact Information:
Email: info@hunterfamilyortho.com
Phone: (281) 298-0000
Address: 6704 Sterling Ridge Dr. Suite B, The Woodlands, Texas 77382 


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