The Harvey Relief Assistance Fund was put into operation directly after the hurricane devastated areas of Houston / South Texas which affected many of our club families. An internal club committee was formed and a comprehensive support system was put into place to reach out and provide assistance. Families were asked to fill in documentation pertaining to what support was required.
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”.
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)
(There is no training for the following groups: Development Academy – Boys / Girls; Youth Academy; Competitive – The Woodlands, Kingwood, Montgomery, West.)
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.
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!
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.