Player Placement & Tryouts

2020/21 Player Placement & Tryouts

Tryouts are for Boys and Girls ages U11 to U18-19 who are interested in joining the Houston Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club. Any U10 players are welcome to be evaluated for either an U11 Competitive team or for the U10 Youth Academy.

The Competitive Program provides young athletes (born 2010 to 2002) the opportunity to play against local, regional and national opposition with ability level formed teams.

The Competitive Program prepares players for this level of opposition in the following ways.

  • Teaching skilfull, possession and attacking soccer
  • Players are developed through a proven curriculum renowned for developing excellence
  • Players are continuously pushed in practices and in games. For our club, we want to push players to the next level

Each competitive team is lead by a licensed Head Coach who is responsible for the complete cycle of player development. Plan, Perform and Evaluate. The Head Coach is supported by a Director of Coaching. The term ‘trainer’ does not exist in our organization. Parents provide administrative support only.

2020/21 Competitive Tryouts

We will resume programming shortly. We are monitoring all National, Regional, State and local agency directives that may affect this timeline.

If you are a NEW player and want to be evaluated for a place on a 2020/21 Competitive team, please register for tryouts using the button above. Players will be welcomed into a training session once we return to the fields.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

Use the buttons below to contact the Director of Coaching for this locations.

2020/21 Player Placement & Tryouts Additional Information

Returning players, your evaluation has been an ongoing process since last August when the soccer year began. Each day whether the player has been training or playing in a game the team coach is evaluating their soccer abilities and their commitment to their team. Your placement on the team for the next year is determined mostly by their overall performance during the previous year’s play. Going into the tryouts, the Technical Staff will have a fair idea were the returning players fit when comparing their abilities. The tryout sessions are specifically used to compare returning players to any new players who attend the tryout sessions. Therefore we strongly recommend that players, returning and new, attend as many of the tryout sessions as possible to give themselves the best opportunity to be evaluated against all of their peers.

Each tryout session will last for an hour and a half and will consist of small-sided games such as 4v4 or 7v7 and full-sided games. When evaluating players during the season or at the tryout sessions, the Technical Staff evaluate each player in four different areas: technical (skill) speed of play, tactical (decision making) speed of play, physical (abilities) speed of play, and the competitive psychological traits of the player. In the first three areas identified above each player is evaluated on the speed to which they can execute skill with success, decide when and what to do and their movement around the field. In the fourth area, psychological competiveness, each player is evaluated on their competitive toughness: will to win, work rate and willingness to learn.

It is important for any NEW player(s) who will not be able to attend one or all tryout sessions for their age group to notify us.

First, please register using the button at the top of this page, even if you cannot make it to the scheduled tryout date. Remember, there is no cost to tryout.

Once you have registered, email Kim Feild (kfeild@dynamodashyouth.com) stating the following:

  • Players full name
  • Date of birth
  • Which location you wish to tryout for.

One of our staff will then contact you to set up an evaluation at a time which is convenient for you.

U19 January  1, 2002to December  31, 2002
U18 January  1, 2003to December  31, 2003
U17 January  1, 2004to December  31, 2004
U16 January  1, 2005to December  31, 2005
U15 January  1, 2006to December  31, 2006
U14 January  1, 2007to December  31, 2007
U13 January  1, 2008to December  31, 2008
U12 January  1, 2009to December  31, 2009
U11 January  1, 2010to December  31, 2010
U10 January  1, 2011to December  31, 2011
U9 January  1, 2012to December  31, 2012
U8 January  1, 2013to December  31, 2013
U7 January  1, 2014to December  31, 2014
U6 January  1, 2015to December  31, 2015
U5 January  1, 2016to December  31, 2016