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.
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 @ email@example.com or call (281) 772-6987.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.