Connect with, develop and grow the sport of soccer
The Houston Dynamo youth programs, presented by Statoil, provide support and tuition to local soccer players through a variety of year-round training options. The progressive system of development provides a challenging curriculum that allows players of all ages and abilities to discover the game under close supervision of our experienced staff. Players are encouraged to aspire toward success and for outstanding individuals, clear routes exist to advance to our renown Academy and, ultimately, to the first team.
Types of Programs
Dynamo Camps are aimed at all players aged 5-12 looking for a challenging soccer experience or a fun introduction to the game. In age and ability specific groups, led by experienced and qualified Dynamo coaching staff, players will be motivated to achieve through appropriate soccer activities. Dynamo Camps operate over four-day periods and are split into two options based on age; Dynamites (5-6 years) or Dynamos (7-12 years) camp programs. Spring break, summer and winter camps are offered at Houston Amateur Sports Park and select locations around Houston.
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Center of Excellence programs offer advanced training to elite male and female players aged 8-12 and provide high-level supplementary training and the first step into the Houston Dynamo Academy. The Houston Dynamo operate seasonal, weekly training sessions at select locations around Houston, summer and winter camp programs and a Residential Camp at the Houston Amateur Sports Park.
Academy ID programs are offered as tryouts for male players aged 13-18 seeking an opportunity to showcase their ability and a Dynamo Academy roster position. Camps identify prospects for their suitability in a series of Academy style training sessions, performance testing and scrimmages against current Academy players. Academy ID programs are offered as Summer and Winter camp programs and a Residential Camp at the Houston Amateur Sports Park.
The Houston Dynamo provides development support for clubs, schools or teams utilizing our coaching staff and curriculum. After identifying the specific needs of a soccer program, a professional development plan is executed to support your organization. Areas of support include: clinics, training sessions, coach education and game day support.
There are four cornerstones of the Houston Dynamo youth programs philosophy. These principles create enjoyable and challenging ways to discover and cultivate potential in young soccer players.
Provide suitable learning environments, adopting appropriate coaching styles
All divisions made and actions taken benefit the individual
Establish the challenge of playing as motivation
STRIVE TO WIN
Foster an ambition to achieve
All Houston Dynamo youth programs are designed to incorporate specific aspects that are required to develop young soccer players. These aspects are adapted to suit the age and ability level of each individual player.
Through increasing demanding activities, identifying and experimenting with the potential movement capabilities of the body
Establish correct technical execution of skills through repetition and ability based progression
Introducing the concepts of tactical strategy, decision making and interaction with other players through small-sided competitive games
Emulate the behaviors and exhibit the effort expected of a professional soccer player, on and off the field
Houston Dynamo Youth Programs offers partial scholarships to youth soccer players in need of financial assistance. Financial aid is provided through funds made available by Dynamo Charities. To fairly distribute available funds an in-depth application is required with supporting documentation. Financial assistance is available to all Houston Dynamo per registration programs, with the exception of the Residential Elite Camp. Click here for more information.
For general inquiries on all pre-academy programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-433-3967.