Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence programs, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, offer supplemental soccer skills and tactical training to 7-12 year old competitive soccer players and an opportunity for outstanding male players to be identified for the youngest Houston Dynamo Academy teams.  The Houston Dynamo Academy offers a pathway to professional soccer for top level male players via elite level training and matches that include national leagues and tournaments,  international trips and competitions, and a player specific player development philosophy that is directed to cultivate outstanding homegrown professional soccer players. The Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, operates as weekly training sessions in the Spring and Fall seasons, a winter futsal Training Program, and several camp opportunities through the summer and other parts of the year. Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, registrations that occur during the regular MLS season include individual registrations with a free companion ticket to select Houston Dynamo games at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Types of Programs

TRAINING PROGRAMS
The Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Training Programs operate as 90 minute, weekly training sessions at satellite locations around Houston. Access to the Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Training Programs is by assessment. The assessment process is free and allows us to create the most competitive training groups possible, featuring the competitive Center of Excellence curriculum focusing on individual technique and game awareness. These popular training sessions feature a full training uniform.

FUTSAL
Futsal Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Training Programs operate as indoor 90 minute, weekly training sessions. They incorporate minimal bounce balls to promote ball mastery and speed of play. Access to these programs is by assessment only.

Contact Information

For general inquiries on all Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, programs, including hosting a CoE at your facility, please email youthprograms@houstondynamo.com or call 713-433-3967.

Schedule and Registration

Click here to view the full Youth Programs schedule and register today!

Financial Assistance

Click here to apply for financial assistance for a Center of Excellence program.