Houston Dash U.S. Soccer Development Academy

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The Development Academy (DA) is an elite program for the top U12-U19 players in the club. These players represent the Dash playing in the most competitive league in the nation. Please fill out the form below if you are an elite player and want information about the DA program. Current Dash players do not use this form. Please reach out to your coach to express your interest.


The Development Academy is evaluating boys and girls year round. To arrange an evaluation or to be contacted by the Talent Identification Staff, please use the form below.

If you need to speak to someone immediately – Please call.

Houston Dash DA is an official member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, serving female soccer players in the Greater Houston area.

About the US Soccer Development Academy:

Developing the Next Generation U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy program is driven by the game and its players, coaches and referees. This game-centric approach allows for long-term development to occur through a deep understanding of what makes players successful around the world. As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, young players in our country need the proper environment to compete against the world’s elite. The U.S. Soccer Development Academy program provides the optimum developmental environment for the nation’s top youth soccer players, coaches and referees by emphasizing development through quality training and limited, meaningful competition.

Meaningful Training Academy teams spend a greater amount of time focused on training to improve as individuals and as a team. The teams and players receive direct feedback and evaluations from National Team Staff and ProZone video analysis. To round-out the complete training environment, Academy teams are tested in their physical capabilities using the SPARQ testing methodology and their hydration levels by Powerade. They also receive a SPARQ training curriculum for soccer-specific athletic training and Nutrition and Hydration recommendations from Powerade’s Sports Science Institute. Each athlete then gains a greater understanding of how they compare physically against their peers and what they need to do to achieve their optimal performance levels.

Competitive Environment The Academy program features teams from the top youth clubs from around the country. Each Academy team plays approximately 30 regular season games to ensure all games are meaningful. Games are also played according to FIFA’s Laws of the Game and officiated by a pool of the nation’s top young referees in order to prepare players for the next level of competition. National Team Scouts regularly attend Academy games, so players are evaluated over the course of the season and in their natural positions allowing for better player assessment.

Early Success As the program enters its second year, it has already dramatically impacted the player development process in the United States.  Virtually all college programs use the Academy program as a scouting vehicle and the program has received increased attention from professional scouts representing domestic and international clubs. Visit ussoccer.com to view the top Academy teams in action.

Training 4 times per week
Teams are formed by birth year: 2007 to 2001
Training Center – Lents Family Park West and Gosling Sports Field and Presbyterian School South Houston
DA Member of Frontier Conference
Travel includes Houston, Omaha, Oklahoma, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, and Showcase Events
Scholarships available based on player performance

U.S. Soccer Training Centers are single day, invitational training sessions run by U.S. Soccer staff for elite U13-U15 players in key soccer markets. Training Centers are open to the top players from any team, club or organization at no cost to the player. The purpose of the Training Center program is to bring the best players together for opportunities with the U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams.

Hyatt Place Host Hotel:

Evelia White
Sales Manager
HYATT PLACE Houston/The Woodlands
1909 Research Forest, The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA
T 832-616-3916  F 281-298-4612

E evelia.white@hyatt.com

Reservations: Mention “Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club”

Price: $119.00
Complimentary team amenity and hot breakfast

Residence Inn Marriot Hotel:

Jeanne Erwin
Sales Manager
Residence Inn Marriot
9333 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
T: (281) 419-1542

W: marriott.com/hould

Reservations: Mention “Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club”

Price: $134.00 – $159
Complimentary team amenity and hot breakfast

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriot Hotel:

Cindy Morgan
Sales Manager
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriot
16850 I-45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384
T: (936) 271-0110

W: marriott.com/houtw

Reservations: Mention “Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club”

Price: $119.00
Complimentary team amenity and hot breakfast