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The Houston Dynamo Academy is a program that seeks to be the benchmark in professional player development by providing players ages 8-23 in the greater Houston area the necessary resources, experiences, and structure needed to reach the highest level. The program's aim is to produce MLS standard players and young men capable of being successful in both a professional and non-professional environment.

Comprised of seven teams (U-18, U-16, U-15, U-14, U-13, U-12, U-11), the players train a minimum of three times a week and play weekend league matches.

U.S. Soccer Development Academy Teams:

The Houston Dynamo Academy has five competitive teams, U-12, U-13, U-14, U-16, and U-18, competing in the U.S. Soccer Development League.
Schedules for each team can be found here.

Pre-Academy Teams

The Houston Dynamo Academy team at the U-15 level competes in U.S. Soccer's Texas Pre-Academy League.
Their schedule can be found here.
The Houston Dynamo Academy team at the U-11 level competes in the STYSA Dynamo/Dash League.
Their schedule can be found here.

A History of Success

Following in the footsteps of the Dynamo first team, the Houston Dynamo Academy has been one of the most successful developmental soccer programs since it began play in 2007. In the past nine years, our teams have traveled the globe and competed in tournament against the world's best.

USSF Development Academy

The USSF Development Academy League is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with an environment designed to produce the next generation of national team players. Teams play competitive games against other developmental clubs in their region on a weekly basis and a play a select group of non-conference games throughout the year. Top clubs advance to a playoff tournament held each year in June. For more information, please visit the Development Academy homepage.

Athlete Training + Health

Athlete Training + Health is proud to be the official training provider of the Houston Dynamo and the Dynamo Academy. Athlete Training + Health coaches and the Dynamo coaching staff work together to design and execute training programs that develop strong, quick and healthy players. Training is part of the Long-Term Athletic Development for Dynamo and Academy players of all ages. Follow this link for more information:

Homegrown Players

Outstanding Dynamo Academy players are designated as Dynamo homegrown players and remain eligible to be signed directly to the Dynamo first team. Since the Academy was formed in 2007, eight products have been signed to first team contracts. Goalkeeper Tyler Deric became the first Academy product to start a first team match when he posted a shutout on Oct. 16, 2010 against the San Jose Earthquakes. Alex Dixon became the first Academy product to score in a first team match when he scored a stoppage-time game-winner to defeat Real Salt Lake on Aug. 20, 2011.

Dynamo Academy Travels Abroad

Since its inception, the Dynamo Academy has not shied away from top-flight competition. Through domestic and interntional competitions, the Dynamo have played the top academies in the world, including Chivas de Guadalajara, FC Barcelona, F.C. Porto and A.F.C. Ajax .  Learn more.

Hear from the pros

"I am grateful for the Academy because it gave me the opportunity to pursue my dream of playing professional soccer."
Former Dynamo midfielder Alex Dixon
"The Dynamo Academy gave me opportunities that I would not have had otherwise, like training with the first team and being seen by the Dynamo coaches."
Former Dynamo midfielder Josue Soto
"The benefit of the Academy is the opportunity to train in a professinal environment. You get great training and I wish I had the chance to be a part of that when I was a kid."
Dynamo assistant coach Steve Ralston

Academy FAQs

All your frequently asked questions -- answered:
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Contact Us

For more information about the Dynamo Academy, email or call (713) 276-7524.