The club’s Breast Cancer Awareness Program sponsored by Hunter Orthodontics wrapped up another great campaign and presented a check to iGo Pink on Field 3 at Bear Branch soccer complex on Monday night. The program again was led by the Girls Development Academy to show support for this very worthy cause. A donation was also made to the DDY Disaster Relief Fund to help families that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Dynamo | Dash Youth Recreational Program sponsored by Wings ‘N More completed their first full soccer season at both recreational soccer facilities (Bear Branch & Stampede Sportsplex) on Saturday, November 11 with a full slate of games and fun activities on site for the players and families.
The Development Academy showcase events bring together clubs from all over the country to compete in a series of highly-competitive, hand-picked games. The Fall Regional Showcases are the first events for players in the Academy pathway, catering to the U-13 and U-14 age groups. Showcase events are also held in the Winter, Spring and Summer. The Fall events put younger age groups solely in the spotlight.
“The Development Academy Regional Showcase provides an early stage for our U13’s and U14’s. It gives them experience in the early stages of their development on a national platform, against national competition.” Brian Cvilikas, 04B Head Coach.
The Central Conference Boys Regional Showcase brought in thirty-four teams from three conferences, the Mid-America (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio), Frontier (Texas), and Sunshine (Florida). Ten clubs affiliated with MLS sides attended the Showcase: Chicago Fire, Crew SC Academy, Crew SC Academy Wolves, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Houston Dynamo Youth, Indiana Fire Academy, Minnesota United FC, Orlando City SC and Sporting Kansas City. Teams played three games during the Showcase. Games at Showcase events are hand-picked by Academy staff to ensure the most competitive match-ups.
Academy Showcase events have become a haven for scouts from US Soccer as well as from the professional and collegiate ranks. Ninety-two percent of Men’s Youth National Team players during the 2016-17 cycle came from Development Academy clubs. Every game at the Showcase will be scouted by Development Academy Technical Advisors and US Soccer scouts. Eighteen of the twenty-one players on the US U17 National Team at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup come from Development Academy clubs.
While the Showcase moves the U-13 and U-14 players through the early steps of the talent identification pipeline, the trip / event also contributes a progression in their player development pathway. A longer journey means that it’s one of the first times that players are on the road without their parents, giving them a chance for team-building and a taste of growing to be a pro.
“We played competition from Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The event and competition provided great scouting opportunities and development for our players both on and off the field.” Brian Cvilikas, 04B Head Coach.
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.
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.
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.
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!