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Express Employment Professionals - Golf Dinner Sponsor

Posted on February 21, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth is excited to announce that Express Employment Professionals will be this year's dinner sponsor at the club's golf yearly fundraiser which will be held at the The Woodlands Country Club - The Palmer on Monday  March 21, 2022.  

Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, they help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. They provide a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. Please feel free to reach out and use their services.

Express Employment Professionals understands that hard work, determination and grit are important skill sets today that employers are looking for. These skill sets are a behavior that is learned when competing in a top notch club sport and this is why Express is excited about partnering with Dynamo | Dash Youth this year," said Arron Martin, Regional Vice President.  "We look forward to this partnership because we understand that today’s youth is tomorrow’s leaders. Our hope is that our support today will help them grow and succeed both now and in the future.”

"Express Employment Professionals understand the importance of the role that youth sports play in the local community and we're very excited to have them on board to support our yearly golf event," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  "The club partners with professional businesses that excel in their field and align with the club's core values. We look forward to continuing to grow our mutual partnership in the future."

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Recreational Program Expansion - 2022

Posted on February 13, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth is proud to kick off the Spring Recreational Program across the Greater Houston area this past weekend. Our Recreational Programming is sponsored by AutoNation, America’s largest & most recognized automotive retailer.

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

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 for the game in a fun, safe environment. We expect to welcome over 15,000 spectators weekly to watch approximately 200 games at our first-class facilities in The Woodlands, Woodforest, Tomball, Friendswood, Clear Lake, League City, Beaumont, Fulshear, and our new location in Sienna. The Recreational Program will be hosted in the spring on Saturdays from February 12 - April 23, 2022. 

We are excited to get this season underway and look forward to the growth of these players over the coming 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, Grassroots 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 spring season.”

“I’d like to thank SPLID (Sienna Parks & Levee Improvement District) for giving us the opportunity to offer our Recreational Program at Camp Sienna. A lot of collaboration has gone into bringing a quality soccer experience into the Sienna community, said Andrew Squire, Sienna Director. "Recreational soccer is all about community relationships, and we have a wonderful team of local volunteer coaches, referees, and staff all contributing to growing the game here in Sienna."

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Houston Premier Cup 2022

Posted on February 02, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

 

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The club continued its spring season tournament series on back-to-back weekends with the 2022 Houston Premier Cup at Bear Branch Gosling and Alden Bridge sports complexes on January 21-23 and 28-30. More than 200 elite teams attended from Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding states.

2,500 players had the opportunity to take part in elite competition at first-class facilities in front of large audiences. Boys and girls from U9-U15 age groups were on site competing in 7 v 7, 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 formats. Teams stayed in The Woodlands Township, enjoying full access to the incredible amenities provided by the local community. 

"On behalf of the club, I would like to recognize and thank all the teams, coaching staff, referees, volunteers, and The Woodlands Township that helped to make the tournament a tremendous success," said Stuart Taylor, Director of Tournaments & Events. "Staging a first-class event for our teams to participate in meaningful games before the league season starts is very important. The feedback we have received has been extremely positive. As we continue to grow, we look forward to staging an expanded version of this event again in 2023."

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Justin Neese - Dash City Director

Posted on January 21, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is excited to announce that Justin Neese has joined the Dynamo | Dash Youth Coaching staff as the Dash City Program (DCP) Director. Neese will have oversight for the development of U10-U12 players as they progress towards the Houston Dash Girls Academy (GA) and GA2 programs. In his former role as Dynamo Academy Catalyst Foundation Program Director, Neese built a thriving program preparing Houston’s best 9 to 12-year-old players to enter the prestigious Dynamo MLS Next Academy.

"I am grateful to the senior staff at Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club for the exciting opportunity to join the club and I am thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with all of the players and parents within the program," said Justin Neese, Dash City Director.  "I am looking forward to working alongside the staff to develop and continue to grow a national level program for these young, promising players providing a robust pathway for the best female players in Houston to the Dash Academy."

Justin Neese:

  • Academy Director License.
  • US Soccer 'A' Youth License.
  • NSCAA/ USC Premier Diploma and DOC Diploma.
  • Ten (10) years at the Houston Dynamo FC Academy working primarily with U10 to U12 players.
  • Catalyst Program Director for Dynamo Academy FC from 2019 to 2021.
  • Head Women's Coach and Assistant Women's coach for NCAA DIII program in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas before moving back to Houston in 2012.
  • Previous experience working in coach education for North Texas, South Texas, and the NSCAA/ USC.
  • Native Houstonian - grew up playing Club and high school soccer in Houston. 
“Our commitment to our youngest players only continues to grow stronger," said Andy Squire, Central Director. "Justin brings a wealth of knowledge into the program that will further elevate the impact we have on the players at such a critical time in their development.  Welcome to the club Justin!”  
 
"Justin brings extensive experience and a proven track record to the coaching staff and we look forward to having him lead the program," said Dave Dengerink, Girls Academy Director.  "Justin's experience and his knowledge of the Houston youth soccer market are extremely valuable and he'll be a fantastic addition to the club."
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ECNL Boys Fall Season 2021

Posted on December 21, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The Boys ECNL Program finished off a very long and successful season in the Texas Conference (South) with a league record of W48-L12-T11 and a showcase record of W8-L0-T1Five (5) out of six (6) teams finished top of the league standings heading into the Spring season.

TEAM AGE GROUP LEAGUE RECORD LEAGUE POSITION
U13 5-2-5 1st
U14 4-7-1 5th
U15 9-3-0 1st
U16 10-1-1 1st
U17 8-1-3 1st
U19 11-0-1 1st
TEAM AGE GROUP SHOWCASE RECORD  
U19 3-0-0 N/A
U17 2-0-1 N/A
U15 3-0-0 N/A

Team Leading Scorers:

U13 – Bryce Hubbard/Jaden White (4 goals each)
U15 – Axel Vazquez (5 goals)
U16 – Allen Rojas (7 goals)
U17 – Jose Ramos (11 goals)
U19 – Ashton Contreras (13 goals) 

"I would like to congratulate the players and the coaching staff for all their hard work during the last five months.  Our performances in the league and our showcases against the best teams in the country have been extremely positive," said Alex Cardenas, Boys Academy Director. "The players are continually developing through daily training and game day environments resulting in excellent league placements.  We look forward to the spring season with great anticipation in continuing the success."

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Girls Academy Showcase 2021

Posted on December 16, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The Girls Academy Program (U13-U19) recently traveled to the GA Winter Showcase competing in the Champions League division (top 12 clubs in the country) at the SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco, CA during December 13-19.  Collectively, the group played in eighteen (18) games in front of over 150 college coaches and US national team scouts from all across the country.

TEAM OPPONENT RESULT
2009 South Shore Select Won 2-1
2009 Nationals Lost 1-2
2009 Colorado Rush Won 2-0
     
2008 Colorado Rush Tied 1-1
2008 TSJ Virginia Lost 1-2
2008 Nationals Lost 1-5
     
2007 TSJ Virginia Won 1-0
2007 Florida United Won 3-0
2007 South Shore Select Tied 1-1
     
2006 IMG Lost 0-1
2006 Albion San Diego Lost 0-3
2006 Lamorinda Tied 2-2
     
2005 South Shore Select Tied 1-1
2005 Cincinnati Cup Lost 0-2
2005 Cedar Stars Monmouth Won 3-2
     
2004 OL Reign Tied 0-0
2004 Nationals Lost 0-1
2004 City FC Won 2-0
Overall Record: 6-7-5    

Winter Showcase Team of the Week:

GK - Patty Staton (2007), Right Back - Lauren Littleton (2005), Center Back - Bella Rogers (2009), Center Back - Ellen  Persson (2004), Left Back - Jasmine (Lizzie) Stalter (2006), Def CM (6) - Kathryn Lennon (2004), CM (6/8) - Briana Flores (2008), CM (8/10) - Jasmine Diaz (2007), Attacking CM (10) - Mia  Brumlow (2005), Forward - Avia Hughes (2009), Forward - Jessica Molina (2004).

BenchHaydan Erck (2005), Kiley Polk (2006), Kialie Hudson (2004), Kendall Hemperley (2006), Madison Taylor (2007), Camryn LeTellier (2007).

Top Goal Scorer - Avia Hughes '09 - three (3) goals.

"Playing in the Champions League event this past week for all our GA teams brought a  level of competition that provided meaningful games unmatched by any other event I've seen in youth soccer," said Steven Grave, Girls Academy Staff Coach. "It was an honor to compete and represent the GA as one of the top clubs in the nation." 

"The club has a responsibility to place players on college rosters with scholarship support," said Dave Dengerink, Girls Academy Director. "Attending these national level events and playing in front of hundreds of college coaches from across the country provides the perfect opportunity for our players to showcase their playing abilities and get recruited."

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December Ticket Information

Posted on December 13, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Friends of Dynamo Dash Youth!

I would like to take a moment to thank you for your partnership this year. The Houston Dynamo FC will return to PNC Stadium with our season home opener Sunday February 27th at 6pm to take on Real Salt Lake, and we can’t wait to see you there.

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 pack is a perfect holiday solution for you!

Dynamo FC Holiday Plan (Starting at $100)

  • 2022 Dynamo FC Home Opener
  • Our Fireworks match that falls closest to July 4 weekend
  • Any two games between the Home Opener and that July 4 Celebration
  • PLUS, with every seat purchased, an additional $20 in Food and Beverage credit to be used at PNC Stadium during the 2022 Season (i.e. 4 Tickets will get you $80 in Food and Beverage credit)

Dash Holiday Plan (Starting at $100)

  • 2022 Dash Home Opener
  • Our Fireworks match that falls closest to July 4 weekend
  • Any three Dash matches in the 2022 NWSL Regular Season
  • PLUS, with every seat purchased, an additional $20 in Food and Beverage credit to be used at PNC Stadium during the 2022 Season (i.e. 4 Tickets will get you $80 in Food and Beverage credit

If you are interested in the Holiday 4 Game Pack or any other Dynamo FC or Dash season/partial season packages, group outings, fan experiences, please fill out this form and I will reach out to you directly. Click Here.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season, and a very Happy New Year!

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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December Tournaments 2021

Posted on December 13, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The 2021 fall season completed its tournament series this last weekend with the 17th annual 3v3 Winterblast and the Winter Break Cup presented by Simple Truth.

This year’s tournament featured 400 teams U7-U19 boys and girls teams from all across the region. Matches took place this last Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, across sites in The Woodlands, Clear Lake, Friendswood and South Belt, TX.  All the teams had a minimum of three games over the course of the weekend, with awards for champions and finalists. Live music with multiple competitions (dance, juggling, best uniform, best team name) were hosted on site.

"Thank you to all the teams, coaches, managers, volunteers, referees and sponsors for all their support of the tournament," said Milton Arraez, 3v3 Tournament Director. "It’s the effort from everyone involved that makes this 3v3 Winterblast soccer event a tremendous annual success."

"We had a record breaking number of teams register this year for the Winter Break Cup. It's a great way for the club and our visiting guests to close out the fall season with a first class event," said Jason DeVore, Winter Break Cup Tournament Director. "By providing multiple levels of competition at both events, we are able to expand further playing opportunities that benefit player development and elevate the experience."

3v3 Winterblast Competition Winners:

Best Uniform: Team Cousin Eddy
Best Team Name: Poinsettia Posse
Juggling Contest: Alex Salinas 2010, 188 juggles
Dance Competition: Sassy Snowflakes

3v3 TOURNAMENT RESULTS - CLICK HERE!

WINTER BREAK CUP TOURNAMENT RESULTS - CLICK HERE!

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"The club would like to thank the Woodlands Township for providing the necessary resources and guidance to help make the event at Bear Branch a tremendous success" said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. "Continuing to host events throughout the year helps us reach two important objectives in providing competitive environments for our players to develop and supporting the local community."

JANUARY TOURNAMENT INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

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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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