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Samantha Estrada – U18 WNT

The club is extremely pleased to announce that Samantha Estrada (U18/19 Girls Development Academy) has been invited into the U18 WNT camp that will be held at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from Oct. 21-28.

“I am so happy for Sammy. She loves to play so much and her enthusiasm is infectious. With so many College coaches and National Team scouts coming to our games I am confident more players will get offers to compete at higher levels.”  Nick O’Shea, Girls Development Academy Director.

“I am very honored to be invited back to the national team training camp as it will be another great opportunity that I will learn from to further my soccer career.  A huge thank you to my coaches in the Houston Dash Development Academy, I am extremely proud to be part of this club and wouldn’t be here without them.”  Samantha Estrada, U19 Girls Development Academy.

HomeAway Partnership

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club - HOMEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES!

Dear Membership,

We’re teaming up with our sponsor HomeAway to give Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club families a chance to win a dream vacation. Enter the HomeAway Play Together, Stay Together Sweepstakes.

For our friends who don’t know, HomeAway specializes in whole home vacation rentals offering families the space and amenities they need to relax, close to home and around the world.  Who couldn’t use a little more family time?  I know I could.

The HomeAway Play Together, Stay Together Sweepstakes includes:

Grand Prize – Winner in Houston:

  • A 4-night family vacation in a luxurious HomeAway vacation rental beach house in sunny San Diego, CA
  • Up to $2,000 toward round-trip airfare
  • $1,500 in spending money

2nd Prize – Winner in Each League:

  • $150 Premium Gift Card to spend with your loved ones

Don’t miss this chance to win a well-deserved vacation for you and your family.  It’s a great time to relax, catch up and enjoy one another in a great family-friendly destination.

Functional 45 Training Partnership 2017-18

The club is very excited to announce their latest partnership with Functional 45 Training (Creekside / Magnolia). They will be sponsoring the 3 vs. 3 Winterblast 2017 on December 9 at Bear Branch soccer complex.  The 3 vs. 3 Winterblast event is a full day of fun, fast paced festival soccer for the U5-U14 age groups.  Functional 45 Training will also be sponsoring the Winter Camp Program in January 2018.

Dynamo | Dash Membership Rates!

If you are a part of Dynamo | Dash you can contact us at creekside@f45training.com or give us a call at 281-796-0333 for discounted rates.  Just ask for Jack!

F45 is a dynamic and ever-evolving leader in innovation across the health and fitness industry. Offering a unique opportunity that is driven by quality, reputation, and convenience, F45 sets itself apart from competitors. Integrating two of the most innovative and widely researched trends in the health and fitness industry, F45 has created a highly functional team training program. The pairing of interval cardio and strength training has been shown to be the most effective method of burning fat and building lean muscle.

F45 has adopted these two major fitness movements and created a finely tuned powerhouse system with a variety of fun, functional and efficient workouts to achieve maximum results, personal and professional achievement and life transformations.

F45 Training merges 3 separate leading-edge fitness training styles into one, consummate and compelling group training experience for its members. F45 Training combines elements of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, and Functional Training. The fusion of these three training concepts has lead to the development of 32 different, 45 minute workout experiences, with more in development by our F45 Athletics Department. This combination of interval, cardiovascular and strength training has been proven to be the most effective workout method for burning fat and building lean muscle. The variation of our workout programming keeps our members challenged, eager to grow and ready to have fun.

“F45 Training is thrilled to have joined forces with DynamoDash, the biggest soccer club in the Houston Area! We are excited to provide physical activity to all members of the DynamoDash family, not just the kids. F45 Training is a team-based, functional training facility that places a huge emphasis on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation and results. At F45 (the F stands for functional), no program is ever repeated, making every workout a unique experience.”  Steven Sullivan, Owner.

“This is going to be a great partnership as we have an active membership in our club that recognize the importance of leading healthy lifestyles.  Functional 45 Training is very unique and on the cutting edge of modern fitness training.  The club is not currently affiliated to any gym or fitness center so the partnership is a win-win for both organizations.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Buckalew Chevrolet Partnership

We are pleased to announce that the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club has partnered with Buckalew Chevrolet through its Chevy Youth Soccer Program.  This program will provide our club with new equipment, instructional opportunities as well as monetary support.

In 2017, the Chevy Youth Soccer Test Drive Fundraiser is a program by which Buckalew Chevrolet will provide $25 on behalf of every customer that visits the dealership and takes a test-drive in any one of the new Chevrolet vehicles in stock, up to a maximum of $500.  When visiting the dealership, please mention you are looking to support Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club through the Chevy Youth Soccer test-drive fundraiser program.

At programs end, Buckalew Chevrolet will provide the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club with a check for the total number of validated test drives.  Hurry in as the test-drive program officially ends on November 30, 2017 or whenever the supplies are exhausted.

As part of the Chevy Youth Soccer Program, the Southern Chevy Dealers are hosting two FREE youth soccer instructional clinics for boys and girls ages 6-14.

Clinic Information:

#1 October 27, 2017
5:30PM-8:30PM
Houston Sports Park
12131 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77045

Clinic Information:

#2 October 28, 2017
9:00AM-12:00PM
Houston Sports Park
12131 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77045

Online Registration:

  • Go to www.chevrolet.com/youthsports and check out the site!
  • Then, click the gold “Clinic Registration” box on the right side of the screen
  • Click the blue “Register Now” button
  • Select “Houston” in the drop-down menu
  • Enter the password “kickit” (all lowercase, no spaces) and click “Submit”
  • Click “Register Now” for desired session and enter registration information. Click “Add Attendee” on the next screen to add players
  • Click the blue “Complete Registration” button at the end of the page to submit your registration
  • Don’t forget to download the waiver (from the website OR your confirmation e-mail!). Each child must have a completed waiver to participate!

HomeAway Partnership – Strikers vs. Keepers Camp January 2018

The Dynamo | Dash Youth is very excited to be partnering with HomeAway (home rental market place).  They will be the official partner of the club’s Strikers vs. Keepers Camp – The Woodlands in January 2018.

HomeAway is a home rental marketplace where you can rent a whole house to yourself, and the only thing you have to share is creating memories.  With over 1,000,000 rentals in 190 countries, the options are unlimited for your budget, style and destination.  Instead of spending your time in a 325-square foot hotel room, why not an 1850-square foot house?  Let the kids play and enjoy the beautiful comforts of home.  It’s easy to find and book your next vacation with secure payment online.  Let’s create memories that will last a lifetime!

HomeAway is invested in not only making your stay an experience to remember, but also keeping your cost below that of a traditional hotel room.  Your family and players shouldn’t compromise, so enjoy more space and privacy in a home while traveling.  Creating lasting memories with your family is one way in which HomeAway wants to help support families in the Houston area.  We are excited to have HomeAway as a sponsor this fall season.

As part of their sponsorship, HomeAway will be hosting the HomeAway Stay Together Play Together Sweepstakes!  The winner will receive:

  • 4 night stay in at a HomeAway rental in San Diego
  • $2,000 in Airfare
  • $1,500 Spending money

To learn more about HomeAway and plan your upcoming vacation at one of their rentals, go to http://bit.ly/homeway_vacations.  And, remember to enter to win the HomeAway Stay Together Play Together Sweepstakes for a 4 night stay in San Diego later in October!

Dash City Program

The club had a total of 96 players attend the event which included both the 2006 and 2007 age groups. The event was represented by the best players in a 100-mile radius of the BBVA Stadium with Dash families traveling from as far as Katy and Beaumont to participate. After the first three events, the coaching staff involved will select a pool of players for both age groups which will become the ‘CITY’ team that will participate in further training sessions (invite only) and compete in identified tournaments both in and out of state.

MISSION STATEMENT – “Bringing the best players together to represent the City of Houston”.

“Last night at Lents was a terrific night of soccer. With the DA training as a backdrop, we got to see the best U11/12 players from the greater Houston area. The depth of the talent was very impressive. With this representing the future of our club, the future is looking bright!”  Randy Evans, Dash Director.

The first night of the Dash City program was a fantastic success. It was great to have so many areas of the city represented and the players interacting with each other throughout the night. I would like to thank all of the families for their support of the event and especially the players that traveled long distances to attend. We are excited for the next event in October.”  Michael Openshaw, Dash City 07 & 06 Director.

Recreational Opening Day – Bear Branch Soccer Complex

The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth kicked off their fall 2017 Recreational Program in the north at Bear Branch Soccer Complex on Saturday, September 23.  The club is currently offering soccer programming for the age groups of 3-18 with volunteer parent coaching for training / game day.  The season will run each Saturday until November 11 (last day).  The program is brought to you by Wings ‘N More.  Next week’s games will be at our new complex in the Woodforest area – Stampede Soccer Sportsplex.

“It was an outstanding day of soccer on the opening day of the new season.  I would like to thank all the volunteer coaching staff and referees that support and make the program run on a weekly basis.  The excitement and enthusiasm was tremendous to see on the faces of the players and parents.”  Marcus Watt, Director of Coaching – Recreational Soccer Program.

Wings ‘N More Contact Information:

16580 I-45 South, Conroe, Texas 77384
(north end of College Park Shopping Center – near Kohl’s)

Tel: (936) 321-0600

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm

  • Post Game / End of Season Team Parties
  • Directions

Dynamo | Dash Recreational Youth Night vs. Minnesota United FC – September 30

Game Day Information:

* $22 tickets

* Post game meet / greet with professional players (limited to first 300 players)

* When you purchase tickets, you’ll receive your own referral link to share with friends and family

* Players wear their game jersey or training top

* Anyone that buys from your personal link will automatically be seated with you

*  Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below or by contacting Jay Adelberg at the Dynamo | Dash front office directly at 713-276-7529 or email jadelberg@houstondynamo.com

Changing The Game Project

Coaching Staff Education Meeting:

Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 12 Noon – 2:00pm (Full-Time Staff) – Meeting #1

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Full-Time Staff / Head Team Coach) – Meeting #2

Venue: Hyatt Place Hotel (The Woodlands)

Directions

(There is no training for the following groups:  Development Academy – Boys / Girls; Youth Academy; Competitive – The Woodlands, Kingwood, Montgomery, West.)

 

Personal Biography:

John O’Sullivan is an internationally known TEDx Speaker and the founder of the Changing the Game Project, which he started in 2012 in order to better educate parents, coaches and youth sports organizations and put some more “play” in playing sports.

John is a former collegiate and professional soccer player, and coached for 20 years on the youth, high school and college level. He has been an advisor and presenter for numerous sporting organizations across the globe, including US Soccer, Football, Lacrosse, Swimming and Hockey, and he sits on the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance and the National Association for Physical Literacy. John is the author of two #1 bestselling books, and his blog gets nearly 5 million visits a year. His goal today is to start a discussion about changing the environment in youth sports so we can keep more kids active, healthy and involved in physical activity.

Gabi Gray – Kicked Cancer

After leaving the soccer field in November of 2015, Gabi has finally made her official return to the soccer field. She played in her first tournament in mid August. Our emotions were all over the place.  As parents we were nervous, Gabi …well she just simply beamed.  This survivor with a completely reconstructed right chest wall was out there kicking and throwing elbows like cancer never happened.  It will still take time for her strength, stamina and speed to improve, but she’s on her way!

“As her coach for close to five years, initially everyone was so sad when she was diagnosed with cancer.  I’m so proud to have been part of this girls miraculous recovery.  Her strength, commitment, love for life, belief and overall determination to overcome cancer is so admirable.  Now she’s back stronger than ever playing the game she truly loves with Dash 02 West.”  Ivan Ruddle, Head Team Coach, Dash 02 West. 

“I feel extremely grateful to just get back to a normal life. I was determined throughout treatment to eventually get back to the soccer field with my friends. My friends and soccer coach will never know how much their support meant to me in my recovery.”  Gabi Gray, Dash 02 West.

Dash Home Game vs. Chicago Red Stars

The club is extremely excited to support the last Houston Dash home game on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm.  We would like to extend an invitation to all Dash Youth soccer teams to attend the game with their teammates, friends and family members.  We must continually support the women’s game and provide opportunities for our soccer players to connect with the Dash professional players as role models.

Feel free to click on the video link above and see a special message from Dash captain Kealia Ohai!

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below or by contacting Jay Adelberg at the Dash front office directly at 713-276-7529 or email jadelberg@houstondynamo.com

Game Day Information:

* The first 500 buyers will be invited to a special meet and greet after the game with Carli Lloyd and other Dash players (Bud Light Lounge, East Concourse)

* Carry USA Flag – 50 players (limited space – contact Jay Adelberg directly) – SOLD!

* Rally Tunnel – 75 players (limited space – contact Jay Adelberg directly) – SOLD!

* When you purchase tickets, you’ll receive your own referral link to share with friends and family

* Players wear their game jersey or training top

* Anyone that buys from your personal link will automatically be seated with you

Dynamo | Dash Youth Disaster Relief Assistance

This game day event will serve as a continued fundraiser for our club members who are in need after the storm. Tickets are $18 with $3 from every ticket sold going to the Dynamo | Dash Youth Disaster Relief Assistance fund.

Come and join the fun, we hope you will encourage your team to attend this match and help organize a team outing!

Breast Cancer Awareness / Disaster Relief Assistance 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Hunter Family Orthodontics are the newest corporate partner to come on board for the 2017-18 season.  Dr. Ross Hunter and his staff will be partnering with the Breast Cancer Awareness Program / Disaster Relief Assistance that will be selling pink shirts for the month of October 2017 organized by the Girls Development Academy Program.

Individual Pink Shirts Sales

Saturday, September 23
NORTH
The Pavilion at Bear Branch (The Woodlands) 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Saturday, September 30
NORTH
Stampede (Montgomery) 9:00AM to 1:00PM

BEAUMONT
TBA (Cash/Check only)

SOUTH
TBA (Cash/Check only)

Further dates & locations will be announced shortly.

“It is a privilege and an honor to be partnering with the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.  I am extremely excited to be affiliated with the Breast Cancer Awareness Program. It is a program that is near and dear to my heart, since my mother is a breast cancer survivor!”  Dr. Ross Hunter, Hunter Family Orthodontics.

“I would like to thank Dr. Ross Hunter (Hunter Family Orthodontics) for partnering with the club’s Breast Cancer Awareness Program.  It’s a program that has grown each year and this year will be no different.  We believe as the only girls US Soccer league representative in the Houston area it is our responsibility to bring awareness to females throughout the city and help fight Breast Cancer.  It’s great to see local companies recognize what we’re doing and supporting this great initiative.”  Nick O’Shea, Girls Development Academy Director.

Houston Dash Girls Development Academy – Kansas City

The Houston Dash Girls Development Academy hit the road to open up their season league play in the newly formed Girls Development Academy in Kansas City competing against two very competitive clubs in Sporting Blue Valley and FC Kansas City.  The Houston Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston which offers the highest level of competitive soccer in the country for female youth players.  

GDA Saturday Results:

U13 Won 4-1

U14 Won 4-1

U15 Won 6-0

U17 Tied 2-2

U19 Won 4-0

GDA Sunday Results:

U13 Won 2-0

U14 Won 3-1

U15  Lost 0-5

U17 Lost 1-4

U19 Lost 0-3

The club also received support for it’s current Houston Strong Disaster Relief Fund by families from the two DA Kansas clubs.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to thank everybody for the support that we have received over the last two weeks pertaining to our efforts in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the Disaster Relief Assistance.  Traveling on the first weekend of the season and being presented with over $2,500 from the families of the Kansas DA clubs was incredible.  So many people have offered their support in multiple ways, it’s been outstanding and our soccer families are very appreciative of the help.”  Nick O’Shea, Dash Development Academy Director.

D.R.E.A.M.

The club is excited to launch a new program to help players / families in need in providing equipment that will be collected within the club called D.R.E.A.M. (Dynamo/Dash Rewarding Equipment Apparel Mission).  We will be collecting gently used soccer items: uniforms, balls, cleats, shin guards, socks, GK gloves and backpacks.  Please save the equipment from previous years and help those who are less fortunate!

Collections will take place during the Houston Cup Tournament, August 19-20 @ Alden Bridge and Carl Barton sites (7:30am – 5:00pm) and during the second week of training (8/28 – 8/31) at Gosling Park and Bear Branch (5:00pm – 8:00pm).  The equipment will be sent to multiple organizations domestically and internationally.  Some of the equipment will go to the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and help out a club under the guidance of Ruben Mares (former coach with Texas Rush).

For more information on the program, please contact Kasia Hickey @ kasia.hickey@gmail.com or call (281) 772-6987.

“Hello Kasia and thank you for your support. I am very appreciative of whatever you have as it will be a blessing for my kids. The children are from an impoverished area of Tegucigalpa which is the capital of Honduras.  We look forward to traveling to The Woodlands, TX to compete in the Houston Youth Cup 2017 and taking back some of the equipment that you have collected for our club.  Thank you again for all your help, it’s very much appreciated.”  Coach Ruben Mares, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  

This program is brought to you by Global Shop Solutions

U18 Boys Development Academy – Mazvita Chidarara

The club is very excited to announce that Mazvita Chidarara, U18 Boys Development Academy will be attending Southwestern Assemblies of God in Waxahachie, TX to compete this coming fall as a freshmen for the men’s soccer team.  The team plays within the NAIA and is a member of the Sooner Athletic Conference.

“Being afforded the opportunity to play soccer and get an education means a great deal to me. I never would’ve imagined such an opportunity had it not been for the Texas Rush Academy.”  Mazvita Chidarara, U18 Boys Development Academy.

Boys Development Academy – Copa Chivas 2017

A team of boys born in 2004 recently traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico for an international youth soccer event.  The event, Copa Chivas 2017, was hosted by the professional club Club Deportivo Guadalajara or more commonly known as Chivas Guadalajara.  Chivas Guadalajara were recently crowned champions of Liga MX, Mexico’s top division for professional soccer.

The event is endorsed by the Mexico Federation of soccer and drew top teams from the US and Central America.  Clubs from the US included FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, San Diego Surf and Slammers FC.  International clubs included Chivas, Pumas, Tigres, Monterrey and Santos Elite.

Copa Chivas 2017 provided high level competition that saw our ’04 Boys compile a record of 1-2-1 over the four matches.  The team played against Seleccion Cordica from Guadalajara, Marval FC from Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Santos Elite an academy from Santos Torreon.  All opponents were Mexican teams from three different states.

“The Copa Chivas was a great cultural experience for our boys internationally.  Playing in Guadalajara provided difficult challenges and unique life lessons. Our team displayed commendable work ethic, responded well to adverse moments and played some great soccer.” Coach Brian Cvilikas, Director of Coaching – Youth Boys.

“Copa Chivas was a perfect event for the purpose of taking this group of talented players internationally for the first time. Boys faced adversity in different ways and the way they responded to this matter was amazing. The experience that every single player acquired on and off the field in this trip will help them and make a positive impact in their personal lives.”  Coach Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U19 Boys Development Academy.

The boys got to see Estadio Chivas where the 2017-2018 Liga MX season kicked off with local teams Chivas and Atlas starting their campaigns.  They experienced the city culture walking downtown, going into the market, dining at local restaurants, and sampling the local cuisine.  They scored some local professional jerseys and other souvenirs.  They also had the opportunity to see the Guadalajara Cathedral, Teatro Degollado and the Plaza de Armas.

Ashtyn Franks – Costa Rica Training Camp

Ashton Franks

Ashtyn Franks (GK) is currently training at the Muelle and Quesada complexes in San Carlos, Costa Rica and playing with the San Carlos women’s team which is currently being coached by Norman Corrales, Head Coach and Frank Carrillo, GK Coach.  Coach Carrillo had the pleasure of coaching and developing current Real Madrid GK, Keylor Navas (GK).  He is held in high regard for the specific training within the GK position.

“Being invited to train in Costa Rica was an honor. I learned so much about the culture of the country and their love for futbol. Training was hard, sometimes 6 hours a day in wind, rain, fog, storms and heat! I know I improved my technical training at the Academia de Porertos of Frank Carrillo. The one on one instruction and the training techniques were invaluable. Training with Norman Corrales and the Atheltico de Deportiva de San Carlos Feminino team really helped me understand another country’s passion for soccer. They went to school, practiced at lunch, went back to school and then practiced until dark 4 days a week and played games on the weekend. It’s a memory I will never forget. I absolutely loved the experience, improved my game, created friends and the memories will last a lifetime.”  Ashtyn Franks, 1999/00 Pre-Academy Girls.

“For Ashtyn to have this opportunity is tremendous for her own development in preparation for the new fall season.  Everything she has learned and the hard work will definitely help her progress this season individually.  We look forward to having her compete for the club this season.”  Benn Fernie, 1999/00 Pre-Academy Head Coach.

“Ashtyn is an extremely good goalkeeper that is fast, explosive and fearless. She has the ability with another year of training to be able to compete for an invite to a national team camp. I’d like to continue training her here in Costa Rica”  Frank Carrillo, GK Coach.

“Her ability to get up and down quickly is excellent.  Her reaction and reflexes are elite and her desire to improve daily is what really impressed me.   She has the blood of a champion and trained hard every day.  She has the spirit and commitment you need.  I would welcome her back to play her in Costa Rica whenever she is ready.  The sky is the limit for Ashtyn.”  Norman Corrales – Head Coach AD San Carlos Women.

Girls Development Academy – US U18 Women’s National Team

As the club enters the first fall season in the Girls Development Academy two players (Sarah Piper / Samantha Estrada) have just been recently invited to attend the US U-18 WNT camp in Fairfax, Virginia from August 6-14.  Head Coach Jaime Frias has called up 28 players, 25 born in 2000 and three in 1999.  The Houston Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only youth club in the city of Houston to offer this national level of competition.

“Every opportunity is a gift from above.  I would also like to thank the club for all their support and guidance over the time period I have been associated with them.  They have been a tremendous help in my development.”  Sammy Estrada, U18 DA Girls.

“I am very excited to be invited into the U18 WNT training camp in Virginia and looking forward to the new DA season in terms of the high quality training and competition.”  Sarah Piper, US U18 GDA / U18 WNT.

“Having two players on the same National team is amazing. We are so proud of Sarah, who continues to do great things and very excited for Sammy who is getting a well deserved invitation. I am also happy for their parents and coaches who have provided guidance and helped them develop. As the only Girls DA club in Houston, the Dash will continue to work with US Soccer and provide similar opportunities for players in all the age groups. Both Sammy and Sarah are committed players, responsible young ladies and tremendous role models who continue to be rewarded for their efforts.”  Nick O’Shea, Girls Developmental Academy Director

Fore more information on the Girls Development Academy, please email Nick O’Shea, Girls Development Academy Director at noshea@dynamodashyouth.com

Houston Youth Cup 2017 – Sponsored By Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Raising Cane's Logo

The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club will be hosting the first annual Houston Youth Cup 2017 (formerly Rush Cup) brought to you by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.  The tournament will be staged in the north part of Houston at multiple geographical locations.  All the proceeds from the tournament are earmarked to the club’s scholarship fund.

Houston Cup 2017 Quick Facts:

  • 350 Teams
  • 15 Geographic Locations
  • 650 Games
  • 6,500 Players
  • 18,000 Attendance
  • Turf / Grass Fields
  • Ages 10-19 (Boys / Girls)
  • 100 Volunteers
  • 150 Referees

“It’s fantastic news that Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers have partnered with the first annual Houston Youth Cup 2017.  The event allows teams to prepare for their regular league season after the long summer break.  We look forward to this new partnership and to promoting the company’s product and services to our membership over the next 12 months.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

“We are excited to announce that Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is partnering with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club and is a leading sponsor for the first annual Houston Youth Cup 2017.  The event will have a record breaking number of teams and will be played on the best soccer facilities in Houston.  Raising Cane’s is proud to be apart of the local Houston soccer community and now partnering with the club.  We look forward to promoting our fresh, never ever frozen chicken fingers and all we can offer to your members over the next year!”  Ava Wick Hernandez, Restaurant Marketing Coordinator.

GK Camp – Stephen Cantini – Mutual of Omaha

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The club just completed the GK Soccer Camp – The Woodlands which was brought to you by Stephen Cantini – Mutual of Omaha.  Specific goalkeeping coaching was provided to the attendees by Justin Fite, Director of Coaching and his staff.  The camp was from July 24-27, Bear Branch Soccer Complex, The Woodlands, TX.

“This was a camp that touched on all the specifics of the goalkeeper position at the youth level.  The summer period for a lot of our players is a slower time of the year so this camp provided a great opportunity for our goalkeepers to stay active and get a great week of work done prior to their pre-season camp period.  Justin Fite, Director of Coaching – Goalkeeping, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

Stephen Cantini Contact Information
Phone: (409) 939-8160
Fax: (281) 362-7204
stephen.cantini@mutualofomaha.com
2204 Timberloch Place, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX 77380

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Top Drawer Soccer Recognition – Koby Carr

Koby 2017
Wake Forest University Logo

Name:  Koby Jett Carr
Club Team Name: Houston Dynamo Youth Soccer Club (formerly Texas Rush)
School Name:  Wake Forest University
Conference:  ACC (Atlantic Coastal Conference) 

“I am so humbled to be selected to play at such a great program as well as to compete in an outstanding conference.  All thanks to Texas Rush and everything they have done for me.”  Koby Carr, U18 Houston Dynamo Youth Soccer Club DA Boys (formerly Texas Rush).

“It’s superb to see that Koby was recognized as one of the top recruits in the country to go to Wake Forest University by Top Drawer Soccer.com for the 2018 graduating class.  He continues to work hard and we look forward to having him play a pivotal role this coming fall season.”  Alex Cardenas, U18 Head Coach, Houston Dynamo Youth Soccer Club.

The College Center is sponsored by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Stephen Cantini – Mutual of Omaha – Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

Stephen Cantini
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The club is very excited to announce their newest corporate partner, Stephen Cantini – Mutual of Omaha for the 2017-18 season.   Stephen and his staff will be partnering with the following programs across the club:  Strikers vs. Keepers Camp – Montgomery; Goalkeeper Camp – The Woodlands; Competitive Program – Montgomery.

“It’s great to have Stephen (Mutual of Omaha) on board as a partner of the club to provide insurance, business advice and support for our club families.  The club will be helping to market his products and services throughout the year and look forward to a very rewarding partnership.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Stephen Cantini Contact Information
Phone:  (409) 939-8160
Fax:  (281) 362-7204
 stephen.cantini@mutualofomaha.com
2204 Timberloch Place, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX 77380

“It is my pleasure to be able to participate in being one of the sponsors for the Dynamo/Dash Youth Soccer Club.   My kids are now grown, but I have many fond memories of their years of participating in various sporting activities.  I wish you and your family the best as you spend time together enjoying this great sport.  It would be my pleasure to help you in any way that I can, and I look forward to meeting you as the opportunity presents itself.  Please feel free to reach out to me at any time if I can ever be of service.”  Stephen Cantini, Representative, Mutual of Omaha.

Sarah Piper – U18 WNT

Sarah Piper

Sarah Piper (U18 Girls Development Academy, Houston Dash Youth) recently traveled to compete for the US U18 Women’s National Team in Australia playing three games (Canada U20 WNT, Australia U19 WNT ) which was part of their training camp itinerary.  Please click here for the full release.

With the addition of a few of the 99s and a 98 to the team this trip, it was fun to be able to meet new people and to be able to learn from a few older girls!  It was a good taste of what college will be like so that got me very excited to compete and perform.”  Sarah Piper, U18 US WNT/Houston Dash Youth.

The Dash is extremely proud of Sarah and very happy she continues to be called up to represent the USA in training camps and International competition. Sarah will be a key player this year for our oldest age group in the new Girls Development Academy.  Our Dash DA program is the only Houston based girls club in the new US Soccer league and that connection will open the door for many more Dash players to have the same great experiences as Sarah.” Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – Girls DA.

The club asked Sarah about what she took away from the trip and about the upcoming season in the new Girls Development Academy:

  1. On international trips I always learn a lot more about the game tactically than any other side. We focused a lot on our scouting reports of Canada and Australia, but also had meetings on how we were going to be able to beat their formation, style and speed of play.
  2. A little piece of culture was fun as well— we got to see wild kangaroos in person on a hike we went on which was probably one of my favorite parts of camp off the soccer field!
  3. Being able to compete with some of the best girls in the country at my age is always a pleasure — but this time being with a few older girls was cool to be able to learn from each other a little bit more.
  4. It is always fun to meet new people, but also to get closer with all of the girls I’ve gone to camps with since I will be playing them later on in college as well!
  5. I think I have such a great time at camps because we are able to make mistakes.  A lot of the mistakes that we make are looked at by the coaches and by each other to see how we can learn from it and make the team better rather than just ourselves.
  6. This year in the DA should be a great experience for all of us to be able to learn from the pro players and at times even train with them as well!  It’s also great how the focus for the DA is the training rather than the games since you should train everyday like you’re playing a game– tactically and with your speed of play.

TOPS Soccer Camp – Sponsored by Bradley Brothers

The club just completed the yearly TOPS Summer Camp at John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX (July 17-21) brought to you by Bradley Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning and Plumbing Services.  The camp had over 30 participants including TOPS volunteers (buddies) that took place in the gymnasium.  Fun, games and awards were part of the curriculum throughout the week.

“This is my first time leading the TOPS Soccer Summer Camp. I’ve been helping out for three years now, and I just love seeing how happy both the kids and parents get when they come to these events. It’s definitely a challenge sometimes, but it is all worth it seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. I love doing this and encourage everyone to join, because it’s such a great experience and makes a huge positive impact on the children.”  Anne Sophie, TOPS Summer Camp Coordinator.

Effex Management Solutions – Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

The club is very excited to announce that Effex Management Solutions (Kingwood, TX) is partnering with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.  The company will be supporting all the camp and program operations in the Kingwood branch of the club for 2017-18.

Effex Management Solutions is a large volume contingent workforce management firm headquartered in Kingwood, Texas that employs over 14,000 workers in manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facilities across 36 locations in the United States. President and CEO Louis Flory built Effex in 2005 around the idea that true success would follow strong client partnerships and a fresh and foolproof approach to staffing management. Today, with 100% client retention, Effex stays true to its commitment of being a true business partner by investing in relationships and taking a hands-on approach with each and every client.

“I have always been passionate about making an impact in both our community and children’s future. Sponsoring the Dynamo | Dash is truly a rewarding experience because it allows me to give back to an organization that remains committed to the development of the youth in our community.”  Louis Flory, Owner & CEO, Effex Management Solutions.

“It’s great to have Effex Management Solutions renewing their partnership for the coming year.  Effex Management Solutions has an outstanding reputation in their line of business and they have been instrumental in their support last year in helping the Kingwood Program expand.  The club looks forward in working with Louis Flory and Effex Management Solutions in 2017-18.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Oliver Padilla – Old Dominion University

Oliver Padilla

The club is very proud to announce that Oliver Padilla (formerly U18 Texas Rush Boys Development Academy) has committed to Old Dominion University (Conference USA, NCAA Div. I) to play for Coach Alan Dawson.

“It’s a great opportunity for Oliver to further his academic and playing career at the next level.  We look forward in following his success in college.  He’s worked tremendously hard since joining the club and we’re very proud of him being able to compete at the next level.”  Alex Cardenas, U18 DA Boys Head Coach, Dynamo Youth Soccer Club.

“Being able to continue my education and play at the next level is so far the biggest accomplishment of my life. My hard work and sacrifices on and off the field are paying off. I am really looking forward to this new chapter and ready to work even harder.  I played 2.5 years at the Texas Rush Soccer Club and they helped me through the entire process of getting a collegiate opportunity to play and further my academic life.”  Oliver Padilla, U18 Texas Rush Development Academy.

FairClaims Roofing & Construction – Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

The club is extremely excited to announce it’s newest corporate partner – FairClaims Roofing & Construction.  The company will be partnering with the following areas of the club: Skillz Skool, Youth Academy and the field closures / weather line.

What does the company provide……….FairClaims Roofing is your first and best choice for all types of roofing, including new installs, re-roofs, and repairs. With well over a decade in business, and thousands of clients throughout the great state of Texas, we are confident that you will be completely satisfied with our level of professionalism, attention to detail and prompt completion of your roof.

Storm Damage Assessment; Replacement Roofing; New Construction Roofing, Gutter Installation, Insurance Claim Assistance, Roof Leak Assessment and Repair, Replacement Windows & Siding.

FairClaims & Roofing Contact Information 

25315 Oakhurst Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77386
Phone: (281) 367-0466
Email: justino@fcroof.com

“We’re excited to have FairClaims Roofing & Construction on board as a new corporate partner for 2017-18.  They offer a first class service in our local community and we will market their products and services to our expanding membership.  They are always looking for ways to give back and connect to the local community so getting involved in Houston’s #1 youth soccer club is a tremendous fit for both organizations.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Strikers vs. Keepers Camp sponsored by MosquitoNix

Mosquito Nix Logo

The club just completed the Strikers vs. Keepers Camp at Bear Branch soccer complex with over 120 players (ages 7-18, boys / girls) involved during the week.  The week consisted of action packed training activities for goalkeepers and strikers in and around the attacking third of the field.  This camp was brought to you by MosquitoNix and was offered in the evening time slot.

“It was a great week of action packed training activities in front of goal for both the striker and the goalkeeper positions.  Scoring goals and making split second reflex saves was in regular occurrence for the players with top class instruction from our coaching staff.  The staff and players had a fantastic week.” Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps.

Dynamo | Dash Youth Coaching Education 2017

The club is very proud to have provided extensive coaching educational opportunities to the staff throughout the last twelve (12) months.  The following coaches furthered their credentials through licensing or other educational events:

Nick O’Shea, Steven Grave – ‘A’ License Youth

Darron Rush – ‘B’ License

Jason Budd – ‘C’ License

Rafael Zuluaga – ‘D’ License

Don Gemmell, Phil Ebner, Simon Boddison, Andrew Squire, Dave Dengerink & Nick O’Shea – attended the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Convention, Los Angeles, CA in January 2017.

“Soccer is constantly changing with innovative concepts and it’s vital that the club’s coaching staff are provided with the resources and tools to keep up with the demands of the modern game.  Providing educational opportunities (licensure, events, seminars, conferences and international symposiums) is unique and ensures the club remains a leading organization in the country for youth soccer.”  Don Gemmell, Technical Director, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

If you are interested in joining our professional coaching staff, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@dynamodashyouth.com or call (281) 825-8650 for more information.

TOPS Camp – Bradbury Brothers

TOPS Soccer Camp

Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017
Location: Dunlap Gym, John Cooper School, One John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381

Ages: 4-14
Times: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: $25

Players will participate in lots of TOPS fun small sided games and will focus on the Soccer fundamentals of the game which includes scoring lots of goals!  This camp is designed for players with special needs.

“A huge thank you goes out to the Bradbury family in their yearly support for this very special camp hosted by John Cooper High School.  It’s very well received and it’s a very important part of our summer curriculum that is offered.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

World Cup Camp 2017 – Bikeland

The club just completed it’s first week of summer activities wrapping up the World Cup Camp brought to you by Bikeland.

“Offering two time slots for the camp enables players to attend based upon their busy summer schedule.  It’s a fun atmosphere that is enjoyed by the players and the staff that kicks off the start of the summer.”  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps.

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Strikers vs. Keepers Camp 2017 – Sponsored by MosquitoNix

The club will be hosting the Strikers vs. Keepers Camp sponsored by MosquitoNix at Bear Branch Sports Fields, June 19-22.

Ages: 7-12
Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: $190

Ages: 13-18
Times: 7:45pm-9:15pm
Cost: $190

“I would like to thank MosquitoNix for partnering with the club for the Strikers vs. Keepers Camp.  It’s an exciting environment as it’s action packed and the kids thoroughly enjoy the intensity of the camp curriculum provided.  We look forward to working with MosquitoNix over the next 12 months in marketing their products and services to our membership.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. 

Community Outreach – Houston Family Magazine – Summer Fun Fest 2017

The club were involved in their latest Community Outreach event at the Houston Family Magazine – Summer Fun Fest at The Woodlands Mall on June 11. Over 1,000 families from all over Houston were at the event experiencing different interactive booths.  Gifts, promotional items and activities were on site for all the visitors to enjoy at the Houston Dynamo | Dash booth.  The club’s Community Outreach program is brought to you by Houston Methodist Hospital – The Woodlands.

If you’re interested in having the Houston Dynamo|Dash Youth appear at your next event, please feel free to contact Stuart Taylor, Director of Community Outreach at staylor@dynamodashyouth.com

’99/00 Rush Boys – Regional Cup Winners 2017

The club is very excited to announce that the ‘99/00 (U18/19) Boys Rush won the Regional Cup 2017 and they have been invited to compete at regionals in Libertyville, IL on June 23-26.

Team: Texas Rush ’99/00 Boys
Coach: Nigel Vaughan
Age Group: 1998-2000
Level of Cup: Regional Cup – U18/19 Boys

Semi-Final:
Texas Rush ’99/00 Boys Rush vs.  Space City FC 99 Boys (Won 3-1, Michael Pavon – 3 goals)
Final:
Texas Rush ’99/00 Boys vs.  Texans 98/99 Houston Elite (Won 1-0, own goal)

Squad Members:  Victor Cantu Jnr, Alex Cardenas, Sebastian Garcia, Amaha Ghide, Garrett Gordon, Cameron Gregory, Carson Knox, Chris Letai, Christian Lopez, Maxwell Mouer, Michael Pavon, Vinit Reddy, Juan Pablo Ruiz, Chris Sanchez, Luke Sims, Ryder Sousa, Zachary Thorsen, Julien Zanovello, Brendon Dauth, Asa Graham, Javier Pavon

“The team really gelled both on and off the field as shown by an undefeated Spring campaign and winning the Regional Cup. Congrats to all of the lads for a job well done!”  Coach Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching – Senior Boys / Head Coach ’99/00 Boys Rush.

“The boys played very well this Spring going undefeated and culminating in this Championship. Coach Nigel Vaughan did a fantastic job building and coaching this team. I’m very proud of their efforts on the pitch and the sportsmanship the team displayed throughout.”  Andy Mouer, Team Manager.

Texas Rush ’02 Boys – Regional Cup Champions 2017

The club is very proud to announce that the Texas Rush ’02 Boys won the Regional Cup 2017 at Bear Branch soccer complex, The Woodlands on June 3-4, 2017.

Team: Texas Rush 02 Boys
Coach: Bogdan Onut
Age Group: 2002

Results:

Quarter Final :  Texas Rush 02 Boys vs. Texas 02B Nero (won 2-1)

Semi-Final:  Texas Rush 02 Boys vs. AHFC 02 Boys Blue C (won 3-0)

Final:  Texas Rush 02 Boys vs. Texans 02 Boys Houston Elite 0-0 (Advanced on PK’s 4-3)

“The game was very well executed by the players. It was amazing to see their happiness at the end of the event.  I’m so proud of the boys, congratulations to the players and parents on a fantastic season!”  Bogdan Onut, Head Coach ’02 Rush Boys.

Squad:
Adrian Aguas, Johnathan Lyon, Matthew Hilborn, Nicolas Gonzalez, Sebastian Carranza, Hudson LeBlanc, Marcus Deleon, Miles Cary, Brian Bonilla, Wyatt Fayette, Jason Bracco, Connor Duncan, Reid Bohnert, Fran Rice, Ander Ormaza, Ross Dixon, Sebastian Plaza, Emiliano Plaza

Team Manager:  Joel LeBlanc.

World Cup Camp – Bikeland

The club is very excited to announce the first of multiple soccer camps this Summer is sponsored by Bikeland.

World Cup Camp

June 12-15 2017
Bear Branch Sports Fields, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381

Ages: 6-12
8am-10am or 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $190

The Dynamo | Dash Youth professional coaching staff will deliver an action-packed soccer camp focusing on individual fundamental skills (receiving, dribbling, passing and shooting). Every day, players will participate in fun, competitive small sided games and even play in their own “World Cup” themed tournament.

“I would like to thank Bikeland (Jeff Chaffin) for his support over the last three years of partnering with the club.  Bikeland is very much connected with the local community and has continually supported our youth program whether it has been related to an tournament event or one of our summer camps.  The club looks forward to marketing their products and services to our club membership over the next 12 months.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

19189 Interstate 45 Suite B
SE corner of I-45 & Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77385

Phone: (281) 362-9253, (281) 364-9253
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 10am – 7:00pm
Saturday 10am – 6:00pm
Sunday 1pm – 5:00pm

5 vs. 5 Memorial Day Classic 2017

The club hosted the annual 5 vs. 5 Memorial Day Classic with over 100 teams (ages U7 – U16) participating at Bear Branch Soccer Complex, The Woodlands brought to you by Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors.  Thanks to all the teams, volunteers, referees, coaching staff for making this another great event hosted in The Woodlands.

The bracket winners have been invited to attend the ‘Night of Champions’ game on June 23rd vs. FC Dallas and a team photograph opportunity with the MLS Cup trophy at the BBVA Compass stadium.

Winners – Boys

U9: Can’t RUSH this – Clement

U10:  Chelsea 07 Culver

U11:  Magnificent 7 – Williams

U12: Staggies – Morris / Borussia Dortmund – Gonzalez

U13: Monterrey 2004 – Aranda

U14: Monterrey 2003 – Aranda

U15/16: Nero – Peimbert

Winners – Girls

U9:  Firecrackers – Parsons

U10: Liberty Strikes Back – Dornic

U11:  Star Spangled Squad – Hodgson

U12:  Star Spangled Ballers – Hinojosa

U13/14:  William Fowlkes

“It was great to see so many players enjoying the event along with their families on a holiday weekend.  The number of teams increased yet again and we continue to provide a first rate tournament experience for our guests along with top class facilities.  I would like to thank Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors as the marquee sponsor and also Panera Bread, Wings ‘N More and Lenny’s for donating food for our support staff.”  Milton Arraez, Tournament Director.

Tournament Schedule 2017-18:
· Houston Youth Cup – August 19-20, 2017
· 3v3 Winter Blast 2017 – December 9, 2017
· 3v3 Turf Cup 2018 – March 31, 2018
· 5v5 Memorial Day Classic 2018 – May 26, 2018.

http://dynamodashyouth.com/events/tournaments/