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Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Posted on November 22, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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November 22, 2021

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire professional staff, we would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for being a member of the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

We are extremely grateful for the time and dedication you provide for your children in their soccer development. Our players and families are the foundation of the club, and together we will continue to strengthen and build on the success of our soccer program.

We are proud to share a few highlights from the previous year:

  • Membership numbers increased to over 7,100.
  • Over 4,700 members visited PNC stadium to watch the Dynamo | Dash professional teams during the 2021 season.
  • 100% of the Girls Academy Class of 2021 have committed to a college program, with 21 players and counting already committed for 2022-23.
  • $10,000 will be donated to Memorial Hermann Foundation / In The Pink of Health from the club’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
  • New Recreational Program added in Beaumont and Katy / Fulshear with Sienna being added in the Spring 2022.
  • Houston Dash Academy is ranked #1 in Houston by soccerwire.com
  • Boys Academy reached the ECNL national finals in St. Louis, MO.
  • Voted #1 Elite & Youth Sports Organization by Woodlands Online for the second consecutive year.
  • Michaela Abam (former club player) signed a professional contract by the Dash (NWSL) as the first female player from Houston.

As we enter the holiday season, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. The Dynamo | Dash Youth offices will be closed from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28. We will re-open on Monday, November 29.

Thank you all once again for your continued support.

Best Regards,  

Don Gemmell, Technical Director


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Holiday Ticket Information - November '21

Posted on November 16, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

Friends of Dynamo Dash Youth!

If you are anything like me, you are already panicked a little over gift giving ideas for this year. The 2022 Houston Dynamo FC or Houston Dash Holiday 4 Game Plan is a perfect holiday solution for you! Both plans have a limited-time price starting at $80 for all DDY family and friends through November 29th!

Dynamo FC Holiday Plan (Starting at $80)

  • 2022 Dynamo FC Home Opener
  • Our Fireworks Match (our home match around Fourth of July weekend)
  • Any two games between the Home Opener and that July 4 Celebration
  • PLUS, with every seat purchased, an additional $20 in food/beverage credit that can be used at PNC Stadium during the 2022 Season (i.e., four tickets will get you $80 in concession credit!)

Dash Holiday Plan (Starting at $80)

  • 2022 Dash Home Opener
  • Any three Dash matches in the 2022 NWSL Regular Season
  • PLUS, with every seat purchased, an additional $20 in food/beverage credit to be used at PNC Stadium during the 2022 Season (i.e., four tickets will get you $80 in concession credit!)

Interested in the Holiday 4 Game Plan, as well as any other Dynamo FC or Dash ticket packages, group outings, Fan Experiences? Contact me directly or feel free to fill out this form, and I will reach out to you directly.

Thanks!

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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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2021

Posted on November 15, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Pictured above: Dash Academy 2004 and 2007

Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club wrapped up its 10th annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign last week led by the Dash Academy, brought to you by Hunter Family Orthodontics and SPB Consulting. The campaign resulted in $10,000 donated to In The Pink of Health / Memorial Hermann Foundation as well as contributing financial support to the Dash Academy.

Over $80K has been donated to local charities since the inception of the program in 2012, with more than 10,000 pink shirts sold and worn in the local community. This year alone, the club sold over 1,500 shirts across their local communities for players, family members and supporters to proudly wear in the months of September and October. Shirts were prominent in training sessions throughout the week as well as on game days in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“The commitment of these young athletes towards helping those struggling with ovarian and breast cancer is truly amazing,” said In the Pink of Health co-chair Debra Cooper. “Statistics show that many of these young women will be faced with a loved one battling these diseases in their lifetime and it is so encouraging to witness their compassion and support at such a young age. We are all in this together and we are so grateful for this continued partnership with the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.”

"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 SPB Consulting for 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 club, reinforcing our core value of service."

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN - CLICK HERE!


Program Sponsors:

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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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Pictured above: Dr. Ross Hunter.

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College Center - November 10

Posted on November 10, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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21 Dynamo | Dash Youth Class of 2022 players sign National Letters of Intent

Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is proud to announce that 21 members of the Class of 2022 have signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on National Signing Day to continue their soccer career in college. These commitments include nine (9) NCAA Division I schools, as well as several powerhouse Division II and III programs.

Dynamo | Dash Youth continues to lead the way in the Houston area in player development, with over 240 college commitments since 2017 and 42 national team selections. The graduation class of 2021 saw 50 players commit to play college soccer, including the entire Girls Academy U19 squad.

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Pictured above GA2 U19 with Coach Gene Van Ness.

"The club has a responsibility to enhance college recruitment opportunities through our resources and extensive networking connections," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. "As part of our membership commitment, we will continue to provide a comprehensive platform that educates and informs all the players and families about the recruitment process to ensure the best opportunity for success. I, along with our entire coaching staff, are thrilled to celebrate these players and look forward to more college commitments throughout the season."

The dedicated, professional coaching staff of Dynamo | Dash Youth is able to work with players to design personalized development plans throughout their soccer career. Our staff’s experience in the recruitment process has provided the club an extensive network of contacts across the nation at all levels of college soccer. Every player ('08 - '03 birth years) in the club has access to the College Fit Finder program to ensure they have the ability to find the best opportunities to advance their athletic and academic aspirations and endeavors after high school.

Stay tuned to the club’s social media channels and the College Center presented by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for additional college commitments throughout the year!

FEMALE GRADUATION CLASS 2022 COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY
Ashley Washburn Lamar University
Alexandra Lopez Howard Payne University
Allison Turner St. Edward's University
Bailey Williams St. Edward's University
Danielle Shannon Louisiana State University
Ellen Persson University of Illinois
Hannah Noel Howard Payne University
Jessica Molina Rice University
Kamryn Baquero Sam Houston State University
Kayla Moody Southwestern University
Kennedy Baquero Sam Houston State University
Kennedy Dolmage Howard Payne University
Kennedy Floyd Florida International University
Kialie Hudson Davidson College
Laney Gonzales Louisiana State University
Lauren Walker Dallas Baptist University
Lillian Ross Abilene Christian University
Nia Musquiz Houston Baptist University
Rebecca Partyka Northeastern State University
Regan Noel Howard Payne University
MALE GRADUATION CLASS 2022 COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY
Cody Tice Oral Roberts University
COLLEGE CENTER - CLICK HERE!

The College Center is brought to you by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Simple Truth Contest

Posted on October 14, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
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IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME! Everything is better with snacks, and soccer is no exception!

This week, you could win a $50 gift card to use at the Kroger family of stores…just CLICK HERE and drop a comment or a photo under the post to tell us what your family’s go-to soccer-watching snack is.

You can also enter on Instagram tagging us in a photo of you or a family member enjoying a favorite snack using the hashtag #simpletruthsoccer. Two winners will be selected at random after the giveaway closes on 12/12/2021.

Simple Truth Youth Giveaway Rules: No purchase necessary. Ends 12/12/2021 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18+. Winners will be notified within 4 weeks of end date. Limit one (1) entry per person. Odds vary. Official rules CLICK HERE!

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SIMPLE TRUTH INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

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Game Day Ticket Information - October 2021

Posted on October 11, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Friends of Dynamo Dash Youth!

Time is running out to utilize the FREE PLAYER TICKET that comes with your registration with the club! With three Dynamo FC matches and one Dash match left in 2021, take advantage of this great benefit!  If your campus has been assigned one of the final games please use the link provided by your campus leader. If you are not in an assigned group but wish to access the offer, please contact me directly.

If you have interest in learning about Houston Dynamo FC or Houston Dash memberships, our Open House is the event for you! Come on down to the stadium, enjoy some snacks and drinks, and check out the best locations available for 2022. As members of Dynamo Dash Youth, you eligible to get greater savings on your membership plus additional benefits! To RSVP for the Open House, CLICK HERE.

If you cannot make the event but wish to receive information about 2022 Premium Seating or Season Membership please fill out this form and I will reach out to you directly, CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget all tickets are delivered via the Seat Geek app, so if you haven’t downloaded that on your phone yet and created an account it is time to make it happen.

Need any help? Got a question? Holler at me anytime.

Thanks!

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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Dynamo | Dash Youth kicks off Fall 2021 Recreational Program

Posted on September 20, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

Dynamo | Dash Youth is proud to kick off the Fall 2021 Recreational Program with games across the Greater Houston area this past weekend. The Recreational Program is presented by AutoNation.

The Recreational Program is an excellent introduction to soccer for kids with birth years between 2003-2018. We are proud to offer a full development pathway from recreational leagues through our nationally competitive elite teams, all the way to collegiate and professional opportunities.  This will allow every child to experience the game of soccer and develop their skills at a level that suits them.

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This season, we have over 3,600 recreational players on 521 teams taking part in weekly training sessions and games to develop their soccer skills and love of the game in a fun, safe environment. We expect to welcome over 15,000 spectators weekly to watch approximately 250 games at our first-class facilities in The Woodlands, Woodforest, Tomball, Friendswood, Clear Lake, League City, and our new locations in Beaumont and Fulshear.  The Recreational Program will be hosted in the fall on Saturdays from September 18 - November 6, 2021.  

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

“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 a tremendous fall season.”

The South Recreational Program also had its own Dynamo night on Saturday vs. FC Dallas. Families sat together to experience a fantastic 3-2 home win at the local Texas derby.

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RECREATIONAL PROGRAM - CLICK HERE!

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Game Day Ticket Information - September 2021

Posted on September 11, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Friends of Dynamo Dash Youth!

We are in the homestretch of the 2021 Dynamo FC and Dash seasons and need your support more than ever! Time is running out to utilize the FREE player ticket that comes with your registration with the club. We have huge Dynamo FC matches coming up against FC Dallas, Seattle and LA Galaxy. You can utilize your free player ticket as well as purchase additional tickets for the family and friends.

REDEEM YOUR TICKET - CLICK HERE!

The link above is our main Dynamo | Dash Youth landing page. Individual campuses have chosen specific nights to attend so be on the lookout for those emails from your program directors. If you can’t make that date and want to go to a different game, the general link above is your best way to get your free player tickets.

Don’t forget all tickets are delivered via the Seat Geek app, so if you haven’t downloaded that on your phone yet and created an account it is time to make it happen.

We are now on sale for 2022 Houston Dynamo FC membership and have some brand new Premium Options. For more information about 2022 Premium Seating or Season Membership please fill out this form and I will reach out to you directly, Click Here.

Need any help, got a question? Holler at me anytime.

Thanks!

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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Puerto Rico Youth National Team selects two players from the Boys Academy

Posted on September 01, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is proud to announce that Boys Academy players Cristian Marcucci and Giancarlo Pardo (ECNL 2003/04) have both been called up to the Puerto Rico U-20 Men's National Team for matches against the Cayman Islands in October.

Marcucci and Pardo’s call-up brings the total number of Dynamo | Dash Youth national team selections to 42 players since 2006.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to represent the U20 Puerto Rican National Team," said Marcucci. "Thank you to all the coaches who’ve put in so much time into my development.”

"I am grateful and privileged to be given the opportunity to represent my country, Puerto Rico. It is a lifetime experience and opportunity because not too many players get this chance,” said Pardo. “I am following my father’s footsteps, Coach Richie Pardo, and my brother, Coach Rico Pardo, who also played for Puerto Rico. I have been able to improve my game, not only by playing international games in Canada, Spain, and England, but also in high-level tournaments in the USA. Thanks to Coach Alfredo Martinez for helping me reach this level."

"I am very proud of Cristian and Giancarlo in getting selected for their national team. They continue to work very hard in training and their developmental pathway continues to advance in a positive direction," said Boys Academy ECNL 2003-04 head coach Alfie Martinez. "It's superb that their performances are getting recognized, and we look forward to watching them compete on the international stage."

NATIONAL TEAM SELECTIONS - CLICK HERE!

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Hunter Family Orthodontics Sponsors Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Posted on September 01, 2021 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 off-set some Girls Academy program costs, plus a yearly donation will also be provided to a local 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 his company 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 club programming. We look forward to working with Hunter Family Orthodontics over the next 12 months."

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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