The Houston Dynamo are excited to provide opportunities to players outside of the Houston area. The Gonzales Soccer Club in Gonzales, LA, will be the first club in Louisiana to host a Houston Dynamo camp on February 22 and 23 2014.
The weekend camp is for boys and girls of all ability levels from age’s five to twelve. The camp will help to develop skills, connect players to Dynamo and grow the game of soccer. The camp curriculum will be based on age-appropriate training guidelines and will promote ball mastery and familiarity with the “Dynamo Way” through small-sided games and other challenging formats.
When speaking about the camp, Senior Staff Coach Josh Saboe said, “We're very excited to expand our reach outside of the immediate Houston area. Regardless of their location, every kid should have the chance to connect with an MLS team. This is a great step forward in providing that opportunity to these players.”
Each camp registration includes a Houston Dynamo training top, a Houston Dynamo soccer ball, and a companion ticket to a Houston Dynamo soccer game. The Houston Dynamo will also be providing Gonzales S.C. coaches a Friday night clinic to come and observe a Houston Dynamo training session.
The camp registration costs $175/player and is open until February 21. To register for the camp, visit houstondynamo.sportssignup.com.
For general inquiries on all Dynamo Youth Programs, please email email@example.com or call 713-433-3967.
The Houston Dynamo Youth Programs have partnered with the Eclipse Soccer Club in Sugar Land to provide the Club with training and coaching support through its Club Support Program for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 soccer seasons. This system offers organization programs that range from training for recreation, competitive and premier players to specialty clinics, team training sessions and coach education programs for volunteer and experienced coaches within the partner organization.
“Eclipse Soccer Club has been delighted with the collaboration with Houston Dynamo in bringing quality trainers to our program and working seamlessly with the Eclipse staff," said Eclipse S.C. Academy Director Eddie Edwards. "Eclipse is dedicated to providing the best possible training environment to our members to ensure that our players receive the very best instruction, and this program certainly meets that expectation.”
Edwards added, “As a club, we feel a responsibility to develop players to reach their highest potential and then encourage those players looking for the ultimate challenge to pursue the Dynamo experience. Eclipse Soccer Club will continue to work tirelessly to do what is best for each individual player and will support and encourage the movement of players towards Houston's professional club.”
Adrian Moses, Houston Dynamo Director of Soccer Programs, noted, “Eclipse is a traditional and historic Club in Houston soccer and it is a pleasure for us and our staff to work with a professional youth soccer organization that is so clearly focused on providing their players, staff and families with quality environments and opportunities. We are very happy with this partnership and are looking forward to a great future with Eclipse.”
The Houston Dynamo Youth Program aims to connect with the Houston soccer community, to offer development opportunities for players and coaches, and to grow the game and the community’s connection to the Dynamo organization. The training program works with clubs to provide professional support to the Club and coaches at all levels. The symbiotic relationship between the organizations not only focuses on player development, but also provides players and coaches various resources and avenues to develop their skills and abilities.
Further details on the training programs and information on how the Houston Dynamo can connect with your community can be found here.
The following eight players from this season’s Center of Excellence training program have been invited by Dynamo staff coaches to trial with the Junior Academy program for the next several weeks with an eye towards potentially joining the Junior Academy for the remainder of the spring season. These players have been invited to this elite level training program because of their mentality and focus in training sessions, their skillful performances in the Center of Excellence training session and the Houston Dynamo Champions League, and their positive attitude and work ethic both on and off the field.
Cristian Coelho (Katy)
Jackson Gill (Katy)
Alexander Canales (Sugar Land)
Ian Mayral Boyle (Moody)
Matias Ferrar (Moody)
Martin Schumacher (Moody)
Adam Cerna (Katy)
Yusuf Hussein (Moody)
“The Center of Excellence exists to provide professional coaching and training to 8-12 year old boys and girls so that we can help a great number of soccer players to further develop their soccer skills, to increase their love of the game, and to connect the Houston community more fully with the Houston Dynamo," said Houston Dynamo Soccer Program Manager Justin Neese. "The program also exists to identify players who might potentially have the ability and mentality to play in other Dynamo programs and teams. That these players have been indentified and offered this opportunity is excellent news for our program and for all of its players.”
Congratulations to these players!