Player Placement & Tryouts

2017/18 Player Placement & Tryouts

2017/18 Player Placement & Tryouts Schedule

Competitive tryouts for the 2017 season will be starting on May 15 for U11-U13 age groups and June 5 for U14-U19 age groups. Please see below for more information on tryouts in your area.

If you are a highly competitive soccer player wanting to develop your skills and be a member of a club that uses a proven system of developing players and successful teams, then join the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. We invite all current U10 to U18 male and female soccer players to attend tryouts for our 2017/18 teams participating in the USC (United Soccer Clubs – U14-U19 Champions League & U11-U19 Houston League).

Specific tryout details & schedules for each location are listed below. Please note that new players must sign up online in order to attend tryouts (see details below). There is no cost to tryout. All those participating in tryouts will need to bring a soccer ball, shin guards and plenty of water.

Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Competitive Tryouts - The Woodlands
U14 - U19 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimeLocationPlayers Born
U14 GirlsJune 5- 77:30pm - 9:00pmGosling Park 2January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 GirlsJune 5- 77:30pm - 9:00pmGosling Park 1January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 GirlsJune 5- 77:30pm - 9:00pmGosling Park 3January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 GirlsJune 5- 75:30pm - 7:00pmGosling Park 2January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 GirlsJune 5- 75:30pm - 7:00pmGosling Park 1January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 GirlsJune 5- 75:30pm - 7:00pmGosling Park 1January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Gosling Sports Fields - 4055 Marisco Place, The Woodlands, TX 77384
U14 - U19 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 BoysJune 5- 75:30pm - 7:00pmBear Branch 3January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 BoysJune 5- 77:30pm - 9:00pmBear Branch 5January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 BoysJune 5- 77:30pm - 9:00pmBear Branch 3January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 BoysJune 5- 77:30pm - 9:00pmBear Branch 1January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 BoysJune 5- 75:30pm - 7:00pmBear Branch 1January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 BoysJune 5- 75:30pm - 7:00pmBear Branch 1January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Bear Branch Sports Fields - 5205 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381

 

If you have any questions regarding a competitive team this coming season, please contact Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive at sfitzsimons@dynamodashyouth.com or contact us at 281-298-2180 for more information.

U14 - U19 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 GirlsJune 6- 88:00pm - 9:15pmJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 GirlsJune 6- 88:00pm - 9:15pmJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 GirlsJune 6- 86:35pm - 7:50pmJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 GirlsJune 6- 86:35pm - 7:50pmJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 GirlsJune 5- 75:10pm - 6:25pmJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 GirlsJune 5- 75:10pm - 6:25pmJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
June 6 Tryouts will be at the Turner Stadium - 1700 Wilson Rd, Kingwood, TX 77338
June 7 & 8 Tryouts will be at Insperity Sports Complex (KFL) - 1365 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
U14 - U19 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 BoysJune 6- 88:00pm - 9:15pmJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 BoysJune 6- 88:00pm - 9:15pmJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 BoysJune 6- 86:35pm - 7:50pmJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 BoysJune 6- 86:35pm - 7:50pmJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 BoysJune 5- 75:10pm - 6:25pmJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 BoysJune 5- 75:10pm - 6:25pmJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
June 6 Tryouts will be at the Turner Stadium - 1700 Wilson Rd, Kingwood, TX 77338
June 7 & 8 Tryouts will be at Insperity Sports Complex (KFL) - 1365 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
U14 - U19 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 GirlsJune 5- 75:30pm-6:45pmJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 GirlsJune 5- 75:30pm-6:45pmJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 GirlsJune 5- 75:30pm-6:45pmJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 GirlsJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 GirlsJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 GirlsJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Monday/Wednesday at Stampede Sportsplex (240 Deerbourne Ridge, Montgomery, TX 77316)
Tuesday at Fellowship of Montgomery church (12681 Farm to Market Rd 149, Montgomery, TX 77316)
U14 - U19 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 BoysJune 5- 75:30pm-6:45pmJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 BoysJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 BoysJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 BoysJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 BoysJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 BoysJune 5- 77:00pm-8:15pmJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Monday/Wednesday at Stampede Sportsplex (240 Deerbourne Ridge, Montgomery, TX 77316)
Tuesday at Fellowship of Montgomery church (12681 Farm to Market Rd 149, Montgomery, TX 77316)

Players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryout sessions for their age group and come equipped with a ball, shin guards, water and appropriate clothing for Soccer (shorts, t-shirt, socks, cleats).  Arrive 20 minutes before the allocated time to allow for a smooth check in process.

Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Competitive Tryouts - EAST | Beaumont
U14 - U19 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimeLocationPlayers Born
U14 GirlsWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 86:00pm - 7:30pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 GirlsWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 86:00pm - 7:30pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 GirlsWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 86:00pm - 7:30pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 GirlsWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 86:00pm - 7:30pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 GirlsWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 86:00pm - 7:30pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 GirlsWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 86:00pm - 7:30pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Dynamo|Dash Fields, 9000 Dishman Road, Beaumont, TX 77713
U14 - U19 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 BoysWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 87:30pm - 9:00pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 BoysWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 87:30pm - 9:00pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 BoysWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 87:30pm - 9:00pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 BoysWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 87:30pm - 9:00pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 BoysWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 87:30pm - 9:00pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 BoysWednesday June 7 & Thursday June 87:30pm - 9:00pmDynamo|Dash FieldsJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Dynamo|Dash Fields, 9000 Dishman Road, Beaumont, TX 77713

In addition to trying out at the dates listed, the current staff hold training sessions Monday-Thursday between 5:30-8:45pm, time depending on the age group. Please contact the following staff members for information about our program.

Keith Barrow – Boys Director – kbarrow@dynamodashyouth.com – (281) 413-7858

Mikey Olabarriata – Girls Director – molabarrieta@dynamodashyouth.com – (409) 926-2240

Thomas Shenton – Youth Academy Director – tshenton@dynamodashyouth.com – (409) 791-5399

Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Competitive Tryouts - WEST | Katy
Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Competitive Tryouts - WEST | Katy
U14 - U19 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimeLocationPlayers Born
U14 GirlsJune 5 and June 95:00pm - 6:15pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 GirlsJune 5 and June 95:00pm - 6:15pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 GirlsJune 5 and June 96:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 GirlsJune 5 and June 96:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 GirlsJune 5 and June 96:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 GirlsJune 5 and June 96:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Riverbend Baptist Church – 27600 Farm to Market 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441
U14 - U19 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 BoysJune 6 and June 85:00pm - 6:15pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 BoysJune 6 and June 85:00pm - 6:15pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 BoysJune 6 and June 86:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 BoysJune 6 and June 86:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 BoysJune 6 and June 86:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 BoysJune 6 and June 86:30pm - 7:45pmRiverbend Baptist ChurchJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Riverbend Baptist Church – 27600 Farm to Market 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441
Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Competitive Tryouts - SOUTH
U10 - U13 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimeLocationPlayers Born
U11 GirlsMay 15 - 166:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
U12 GirlsMay 15 - 166:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
U13 GirlsMay 15 - 167:30pm - 9:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
Tryouts will be at Dave Finkel Field in Clear Lake - 14750 Village Evergreen Trail, Houston, TX 77062
U10 - U13 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimeLocationPlayers Born
U11 BoysMay 15 - 166:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
U12 BoysMay 15 - 166:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
U13 BoysMay 15 - 167:30pm - 9:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
Tryouts will be at Dave Finkel Field in Clear Lake - 14750 Village Evergreen Trail, Houston, TX 77062
Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Competitive Tryouts - SOUTH
U14 - U19 Girls
Age GroupDatesTimeLocationPlayers Born
U14 GirlsJune 5 - 66:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 GirlsJune 5 - 66:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 GirlsJune 5 - 67:30pm - 9:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 GirlsJune 5 - 67:30pm - 9:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 GirlsJune 5 - 65:00pm - 6:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 GirlsJune 5 - 65:00pm - 6:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Dave Finkel Field in Clear Lake - 14750 Village Evergreen Trail, Houston, TX 77062
U14 - U19 Boys
Age GroupDatesTimePlayers Born
U14 BoysJune 5 - 66:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
U15 BoysJune 5 - 66:00pm - 7:30pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
U16 BoysJune 5 - 67:30pm - 9:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
U17 BoysJune 5 - 67:30pm - 9:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
U18 BoysJune 5 - 65:00pm - 6:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
U19 BoysJune 5 - 65:00pm - 6:00pmDave Finkel FieldJanuary 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Tryouts will be at Dave Finkel Field in Clear Lake - 14750 Village Evergreen Trail, Houston, TX 77062

New player missing player placement (tryouts) dates protocols:

  • It is important for any NEW player(s) who will not be able to attend one or all tryout sessions for their age group to notify us. You will have an opportunity to be evaluated by a coach based on your availability.
  • If you arrive to the area after the player placement & tryout dates or the season has begun, you can schedule an alternate date for an evaluation by contacting Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive at sfitzsimons@dynamodashyouth.com or call the Dynamo | Dash Youth office at 281-298-2180 and speak to a Administrator.

Player Placement & Tryout Information

Returning players, your evaluation has been an ongoing process since last August when the soccer year began. Each day whether the player has been training or playing in a game the team coach is evaluating their soccer abilities and their commitment to their team. Your placement on the team for the next year is determined mostly by their overall performance during the previous year’s play. Going into the tryouts, the Technical Staff will have a fair idea were the returning players fit when comparing their abilities. The tryout sessions are specifically used to compare returning players to any new players who attend the tryout sessions. Therefore we strongly recommend that players, returning and new, attend as many of the tryout sessions as possible to give themselves the best opportunity to be evaluated against all of their peers.

Each tryout session will last for an hour and a half and will consist of small-sided games such as 4v4 or 7v7 and full-sided games. When evaluating players during the season or at the tryout sessions, the Technical Staff evaluate each player in four different areas: technical (skill) speed of play, tactical (decision making) speed of play, physical (abilities) speed of play, and the competitive psychological traits of the player. In the first three areas identified above each player is evaluated on the speed to which they can execute skill with success, decide when and what to do and their movement around the field. In the fourth area, psychological competiveness, each player is evaluated on their competitive toughness: will to win, work rate and willingness to learn.