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Coaching Staff Personal Development

Posted on June 21, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

 

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As part of the club’s mission and dedication to our members, personal development is a serious priority. We are very excited to announce that the following coaches have attained higher coaching certifications during the spring season through the United States Soccer Federation.  

  • Benito Kemble & Jorge Escobar - 'A' License  
  • Enrique Sanjuan - 'B' License 
  • Johannus Cuarezma, Marcus Watt, Luis Flores & Jonny Haigh - 'C' License 

Dave Dengerink, the Coaching Education Director for the Dynamo Dash Youth, said, "I would like to congratulate the staff that have worked tremendously hard to continue with their coaching education in attaining higher licensing from our governing body of US Soccer”. Our coaching staff is the best in Houston, and we want to make sure we are investing in every opportunity for them to become more educated in their craft.    

As our coaches develop their skill sets, we aspire to use that knowledge to maximize the potential of our players.  Dengerink continued, "the club is committed to the continuing education and development of our coaching staff.  A great way to support the players on their development pathway is to provide the resources and development opportunities for those coaches providing the guidance."

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Post Season Success 2022

Posted on June 07, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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A record-breaking number of teams will be advancing to their respective playoff opportunities across the country in the coming days. Teams are heading to Tennessee, California and Texas to represent the club in the USYS Regionals, ECNL | MLS NEXT Boys / Girls Academy League national playoffs.

"Our players have spent the season competing against tough competition from North and South Texas in the Frontier Development League, improving week after week," said Stuart Taylor, Head Coach, GA2 09 North / Dash Woodlands 06 PA. "I am proud of how far the girls have come this season and earning the opportunity to play in Tennessee at the USYS Southern Regionals is a great accomplishment. Thank you to South Texas Youth Soccer Association who hosted a fantastic event in Round Rock for the State Finals."

“Congratulations to this group of girls for winning State Cup. They have been part of the process since the Youth Academy and trusted the club to get them to the next level," said Mikey Olabarrieta, Beaumont Girls Director. "The team is a hard working and coachable group that represent unity and family. I’m very proud of this group who will now represent a whole state in regionals and I look forward to seeing how they compete against other state champions.”

The Elite Program teams continue to dominate, competing against the best in the country with outstanding results.  The challenging training environment, game schedule and overall player developmental pathway is very much connected with an unmatchable number of college scholarships awarded to our players.

"I am extremely proud of the teams advancing to the playoffs and being highly competitive throughout the year in their respective national leagues," said Dave Dengerink, Academy Director.  "The club has a responsibility to provide opportunities for our players to compete at the highest levels across the country and be recruited by the top schools in the nation.  We have continued to do that with outstanding results."

NATIONAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE 2022
USYS Southern Regionals | Murfreesboro, TN | June 24 - 30
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Dash Beaumont 03/04 PA
ECNL Boys National Playoffs | San Diego, CA | June 25 - July 1
Boys Academy ECNL U13 (9-5-5)
Boys Academy ECNL U14 (9-9-1)
Boys Academy ECNL U15 (13-5-1)
Boys Academy ECNL U16 (14-4-1)
Boys Academy ECNL U17 (11-4-4)
Boys Academy ECNL U18/U19 (17-1-1)
PROGRAM RECORD 73-28-13
ECNL Boys National-RL National Playoffs | San Diego, CA | June 25 - July 1
Boys Academy ECNL-RL U14 (10-2-1)
Boys Academy ECNL-RL U16 (11-2-0)
Boys Academy ECNL-RL U17 (10-0-1)
PROGRAM RECORD 31-4-2
Girls Academy Summer Playoffs & Showcase | SoCal Sports Complex, CA | June 22 - 29
Dash Academy U13 (18-0-0)
Dash Academy U14 (13-4-1)
Dash Academy U15 (13-4-1)
Dash Academy U17 (12-4-2)
Dash Academy U18/U19 (13-2-3)
PROGRAM RECORD 69-14-7
MLS NEXT Playoffs | Dallas, TX | June 25 - July 1
Boys Academy MLS U15 (15-4-5)

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Girls Academy Coaching Staff 2022-23

Posted on June 01, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is extremely excited to announce that Brenton Saylor will take over the role of the Goalkeeper Director for the Girls Academy.  Saylor's coaching resume is highly impressive having worked as the Assistant / Goalkeeper Coach with Houston Dash (NWSL), Houston Dynamo Development Academy Goalkeeper Coach (MLS) along with eleven (11) years of coaching experience at the NCAA Div. I level. Saylor holds a United Soccer States Soccer Federation 'A' License.

Quick Bio Facts:

  • USSF 'A' Coaching License. 
  • Houston Dash Assistant Coach / GK (NWSL | 2020 Challenge Cup Champions | 2019-2022).
  • Houston Dynamo Development Academy Goalkeeper Coach (MLS | 2018-2021).
  • 11 Years NCAA Women's Division I Coaching Experience.
  • Rice University - 2017 Conference USA Champions, NCAA ranked #18 (2016-2018).
  • Mercer University (2012-2015).
  • Eastern Kentucky University (2010-2011).
  • University of Tennessee at Martin (2008-2009).
  • Former Region 2 & 3 ODP Staff Coach.  

"I am very excited for this opportunity.  The club has a great deal of momentum that has been created by the players and staff, and I'm excited to join that," said Brenton. "I look forward to helping create a great experience for the players within an environment that teaches, stretches, and allows the player to grow while enjoying the game."

"The Dash Academy program is extremely pleased to add Brenton to the staff. Anytime you can add a person of Brenton’s character and coaching background the program is going to continue to improve," said Dave Dengerink, Academy Director. "This program is about helping our players reach their individual goals and compete with the best in the country.  Brenton will help our players do that and be a tremendous new addition to the Girls Academy staff." 

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Coaching Staff Slate 2022-23 (2)

Posted on May 19, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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Due to significant planned growth and expansions the club is very excited to announce the second round of changes and additions to the coaching staff slate for 2022-23. We continue to extend the youth soccer geographic footprint across Houston providing increased opportunities for both player and coaching staff development.  The following coaching staff will have new roles and titles starting in the fall season:
 
  • Diego Copa - Tomball Director
  • Carl Fleming - Boys Academy Coach (MLS NEXT U13 & U14 / ECNL-RL U19)
  • Clodo Cervantes - Boys Academy Coach (MLS U15 / ECNL-RL U17)
  • Cesar Gutierrez - Boys ECNL-RL Coach (ECNL-RL U13 & U14)
"I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve my community as Tomball Director, said Diego Copa. "I look forward to building upon the foundation of the current program, and continue to provide our Tomball members with a soccer program they can be proud of for years to come.”

"The club continues to evolve coaching staff roles and assignments in preparation for the upcoming fall season," said Alex Cardenas, Boys Academy Director. "The Elite Boys Program continues to improve and compete with excellent results both locally and nationally and next season will be no different."

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Coaching Staff Slate 2022-23

Posted on May 04, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very excited to announce the first of multiple changes and additions to the coaching staff slate for 2022-23 due to significant planned growth and expansions.  We continue to extend the youth soccer geographic footprint across Houston providing increased opportunities for both player and coaching staff development.  The following coaching staff will have new roles and titles starting in the fall season:
 
  • Josh Smith - Woodforest Director
  • Nigel Vaughan - Director of Coaching - West Senior Boys
  • Bogdan Onut - Director of Coaching - Woodforest Boys
  • Jason Budd - Director of Coaching - Woodlands Senior Boys
"As a Woodforest resident, I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve my community as Director of the Woodforest Program, said Josh Smith, Woodforest Director. "I look forward to building upon the foundation of the current program, and continue to provide our Woodforest members with a soccer program they can be proud of for years to come.”

"The club continues to evolve and develop coaching staff roles and assignments in preparation for the fall season," said Stuart Fitzsimons, Competitive Director. "Based upon projected membership growth, there will be further coaching staff additions and exciting changes to be announced in the near future."


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Dynamo | Dash Youth State Cup Club Success

Posted on May 21, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
Houston, Texas (May 21, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, has had tremendous success closing out the Spring season with the following teams crowned as champions in their respective state cup competitions.
 
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Dynamo Woodlands 00/01PA - CHAMPIONS!
Team Coach: Nigel Vaughan
Competition: National Cup
Record: W3-L0

The next round of games will be at the US Clubs Soccer National Cup during July 19-23 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado. 


Dynamo Kingwood 05 Orange 

Dynamo Kingwood 05 Orange - CHAMPIONS!
Team Coach: Jimmy O’Sullivan
Competition: USC Regional Cup
Overall Record: W3-L0

The next round of games will be at the US Clubs Soccer South Central Regional Cup, June 14-17, Tulsa, OK.


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Dynamo Kingwood 04 Orange - CHAMPIONS!
Team Coach: Clodo Cervantes
Competition: USC Regional Cup
Record: W3-L0

The next round of games will be at the US Clubs Soccer South Central Regional Cup, June 14-17, Tulsa, OK.


Dynamo Kingwood 02 Orange

Dynamo Kingwood 02 Orange - CHAMPIONS!
Team Coach: Jamie Bell
Competition: USC Regional Cup
Record: W1-L0

The next round of games will be at the US Clubs Soccer South Central Regional Cup, June 14-17, Tulsa, OK.


Dash Woodlands 07 PA 
 
Dash Woodlands 07 PA - CHAMPIONS!
Coach Name: Michael Openshaw
Competition: USC National Cup
Record: W2-L1
 
The next round of games will be the USC National Cup, July 19-23 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado. 

South 03PA 2019 U16 Nat Champions
 
Dynamo South 03PA - CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Rafa Badillo
Competition: USC National Cup 
Record: W3-L0
 
The next round of games will be the USC National Cup, July 19-23 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado. 

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Dynamo South 02 PA - CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Benny Kemble
Competition: USC National Cup 
Record: W3-L0
 
The next round of games will be the USC National Cup, July 19-23 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado. 

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Coach: TJ Girouard
Competition: USC Regional Cup
Record:  W2-L1
 
The next round of games will be at the US Clubs Soccer South Central Regional Cup, June 14-17, Tulsa, OK.

"It's fantastic to see so many of the club's teams finishing their spring season crowned as champions.  The players and coaching staff have worked very hard throughout the year and we're very proud of the above teams finishing as winners of their respective tournaments."  Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching - Competitive.


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Deusdedit Caguana Joins Dynamo | Dash Youth

Posted on May 17, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
Houston, Texas (May 17, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, is excited to announce the hiring of Deusdedit Caguana as our goalkeeping coach for the West Program.  
 
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"I am really happy and fortunate to be part of this great club.  I would like to thank Radojica Ristic, the club's Director of Coaching for providing me with this opportunity.  I look forward to coaching and helping the club's players develop over the coming years."  Deusdedit Caguana, GK Staff Coach - West Program.

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“I'm looking forward to working with Deusdedit and having him directly coach our goalkeepers. It's a very important position on the field and we need to make sure that we have a highly qualified member of staff to take care of this program.  Deusdedit's former professional playing and coaching background speaks for itself and our players will greatly benefit from his education and experience."  Radojica Ristic, Director of Coaching - West.    


Due to the high demand from the local area for the need of more professional soccer facilities, the club will now provide soccer programming in two locations in the Fall season:
 

 

 


Questions?
Please contact Coach Radojica Ristic, Director of Coaching - West Program at rristic@dynamodashyouth.com


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Miguel Becerra Joins Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

Posted on May 07, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

Houston, Texas (May 7, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls is excited to announce that Miguel Becerra has joined the club.  Miguel joins the coaching staff having coached for the Texans Soccer Club from 2013 - 2019 and will be working within the Boys Development Academy.    

Miguel is married to Veronica and has three (3) children, Miranda (age 12), Miguel (age 10) and Mathias (age 5). Miguel has an extensive coaching and playing background within the goalkeeping position having played as a professional player in La Liga MX for 14 years.

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"I'm looking forward to the opportunity that the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club has provided for my family. I am very excited to start working with the Development Academy players and provide GK coaching support throughout this area of the club."  Miguel Becerra, Dynamo | Dash Development Academy Staff/GK Coach.

Youth Coaching Background:

  • Texans Soccer Club, TX - Director of Coaching - Goalkeeping / Staff Development Academy Coach (2013 - 2019)

Playing Background:

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Education / Licensure:

  • United States Soccer Federation 'B' License (2017)
  • Mexico Professional Technical Director Coaching License - Mexican Federation Association (2011)

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"I would like to welcome Miguel and his family to our club, we are excited to have him join our team.  Miguel brings with him extensive experience as a professional soccer player from Mexico in addition to being involved with the Houston youth soccer environment for the past five years.  Having coached in the north part of Houston, he'll be a great addition to the team to support our 2019-20 expansion plans."  Don Gemmell, Technical Director, Houston Dynamo | Youth Soccer Club.


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Sandy Gbandi Joins Dynamo | Dash Youth

Posted on May 06, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

Houston, Texas (May 6, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls is excited to announce that Sandy Gbandi has joined the club.  Sandy joins the coaching staff having coached for the Texans Soccer Club from 2016 - 2019 and will be based in the Humble / Atascocita geographic areas of the club.  Sandy is married to Wilmary Echandy and has two children (Aleah - age 7; Marcellus - age 3).

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity that the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club and Don Gemmell is providing for my family. I am very excited to start working with the coaching staff and players in the above communities both on and off the field and help further their personal soccer development."  Sandy Gbandi, Dynamo | Dash Staff Coach.

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Youth / College Coaching Background:

  • Texans Soccer Club Staff Coach, TX (2016 - 2019)
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL (2015)
  • Hoover Soccer Club (2014)
  • Albion Hurricanes FC, TX (2012 - 2014)
  • White Bears Soccer Club / Saint Paul Academy, MN (2011 - 2012)

Playing Background:

  • NSC Minnesota Stars NASL Champion 2012
  • Puerto Rico Islanders USL Division 1 (USL Champions 2010 & 2011)
  • Drafted by FC Dallas at the MLS Supplemental Draft (2007)
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham (First Team All-Conference USA 2004, Second Team All-Conference USA 2005) 

Education / Licensure:

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (Bachelor of Arts in History, 2015)

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"I would like to welcome Sandy and his family to our HDDY soccer club, we are excited to have him join our team.  Sandy brings with him extensive experience as a professional soccer player in addition to being involved with the Houston youth soccer environment for the past three years.  Having coached in the north part of Houston, he'll be a great addition to the team to support our 2019-20 expansion plans."  Don Gemmell, Technical Director, Houston Dynamo | Youth Soccer Club.


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Mira Mupier Joins Dynamo | Dash Youth

Posted on May 02, 2019 BY Simon Boddison

Houston, Texas (May 2, 2019) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (HDDY), a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls is excited to announce that Mira Mupier has joined the club.  Mira joins the coaching staff having coached for the Texans Soccer Club in 2019.  He will be based in the Spring, Klein and Tomball geographic areas of the club.  

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity that Dynamo | Dash Youth has provided for my family.  I am eager to help the players develop and progress forward using the club's developmental platform which is already in place and extremely successful."  Mira Mupier, Dynamo | Dash Staff Coach.

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Youth / College Coaching Background:

  • Texans Soccer Club Staff Coach (2019)
  • Hobro BK Denmark U10-13 & U17 Head Coach (2017 - 2018)
  • Aalborg BK Denmark U17 Head Coach / U23 Assistant Men's Coach (2015 - 2016)
  • Albion Hurricanes Staff Coach (2012 - 2014)
  • San Jacinto College, NJCAA Div.1

Playing Background:

  • Aguila FC (El Salvador First Division, 2011)
  • Blokhus FC (Danish Second Division, 2008 - 2010)
  • D.C. United (MLS, 2007 - 2008)
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL, 2006 - 2007)
  • North Carolina at Charlotte NCAA Div. I (2001 - 2005)
  • Houston Texans, National Champions (2001 - 2002)

Education / Licensure:

  • UEFA 'B' License
  • North Carolina at Charlotte, Batchelor of Science - Political Science Major (2005)

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"I would like to welcome Mira and his family as the most recent addition to our coaching staff.  Mira has coached and played in many parts of the world bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be very valuable to the club.  Having previously coached in the north part of Houston, he'll be a great addition to the team in support of our ongoing campus development."  Don Gemmell, Technical Director, Houston Dynamo | Youth Soccer Club.


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