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Community Outreach – Montgomery Youth Clinic Fall 2017

The club’s Community Outreach Program sponsored by Houston Methodist Hospital provided a soccer clinic for the Home Educators of Montgomery Soccer (90 players) at the Fellowship of Montgomery.

“It was great to see a large turnout and an overwhelming positive response with the soccer clinic that was hosted at the Fellowship of Montgomery Friday morning.  Nine (9) professional coaches provided the players multiple soccer activities in a fun environment in perfect playing conditions.  Everybody enjoyed the event and we look forward to doing further instructional clinics in Montgomery promoting the game of soccer to the local community.”  Chris Kuciemba, Director of Coaching – Montgomery Recreational / Youth Academy.

Breast Cancer Awareness 2017

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.

“It is very gratifying to work with these exceptional young female soccer players who excel on the field and make a difference off the field.  I am so proud they have been able to make a significant donation to iGoPink and raise awareness of Breast Cancer to all our membership.  Natalie Olivarez and Andy Squire did a fantastic job organizing the project and I am sure US Soccer will be happy to see how the top female players in Houston continue to shine.”  Nick O’Shea, Girls Development Academy Director

“What a great night!  I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Program / Disaster Relief Assistance.  Thank you to the Girls Development Academy Program and the entire Dynamo/Dash Youth Soccer Club for organizing this great program!”  Dr. Ross Hunter, Hunter Orthodontics.

“iGoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America is honored for a second year in a row to partner with the Dynamo Dash and their ‘pink out’ initiative to help women going through breast cancer. The passion of the youth, their parents and the coaches is simply phenomenal and the funds they raised will significantly help the programs we provide to cancer patients. “ Erica A. Johnson, Founder & Executive Director, iGoPink | The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

Recreational Program Fall 2017

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.

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“It’s been a fantastic fall season for the Recreational Soccer Program.  I would like to thank all the players, volunteer coaching staff, referees, families and the Dynamo | Dash Street Team for making each and every Saturday another great success.  We look forward to having everybody back together for the Spring season 2018 and working with our current partner Wings ‘N More.”  Marcus Watt, Dynamo | Dash Youth Recreational Director.  

“The level of the support I’ve had from the Recreational Coaching staff has been outstanding, from the training sessions to the games… everything has been top notch support.  I feel like I truly have someone backing me up with my teams.”  Jackie Tockey Dash 07/06  Volunteer Recreational Coach.  

“Another outstanding season for everybody involved within the Montgomery recreational soccer program.  Adding Stampede Sportsplex really upgraded the program and we look forward to expanding the services we offer for the Spring season.”  Chris Kuciemba, Dynamo | Dash Youth Recreational Director – Montgomery.  

End of Season Team Party @ Wings 'N More

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Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders

Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders

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  • $15 per ticket for Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club Members
  • Player / team game day activities – call Jay Adelberg directly (713) 276-7529

Team Activity Options

  • Field Tall Banner (10 spots) – SOLD!
  • Field Centre Circle Banner (40 spots) – SOLD!
  • Rall Tunnell (75 spots) – SOLD!
  • Team Night Out (watching the warm up from the field / 2 teams – 30 spots) – SOLD!

Development Academy Boys – Central Conference Boys Regional Showcase

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 Fall Showcase is a great opportunity for our players to get a sense of what they are competing against nationally. This was the first time in this environment and for the most part we were pleased with the players response.”  Dave Dengerink, Boys Development Academy Director.

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

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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.

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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!