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The Houston Dynamo Youth Programs, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, 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 renowned Academy and, ultimately, to the first team.

Philosophy

There are four cornerstones of the Houston Dynamo Youth Programs, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, philosophy. These principles create enjoyable and challenging ways to discover and cultivate potential in young soccer players.

PLAYER CENTERED

Provide suitable learning environments, adopting appropriate coaching styles.

PLAYER FIRST

All divisions made and actions taken benefit the individual.

PLAYER DRIVEN

Establish the challenge of playing as motivation.

STRIVE TO WIN

Foster an ambition to achieve.

All 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.

PHYSICAL LITERACY

Through increasingly demanding activities, identifying and experimenting with the potential movement capabilities of the body.

INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUE

Establish correct technical execution of skills through repetition and ability-based progression.

GAME AWARENESS

Introducing the concepts of tactical strategy, decision-making and interaction with other players through small-sided competitive games.

PROFESSIONAL MENTALITY

Emulate the behaviors and exhibit the effort expected of a professional soccer player, on and off the field.

Types of Programs

DYNAMO AND DASH CAMPS
Dynamo/Dash 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/Dash Camps operate over four-day periods and are split into two options based on age; 5-6 years or 7-12 years camp programs. Spring Break, Summer and Winter camps are offered at the Houston Sports Park, and select locations around Texas and Louisiana.

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Center of Excellence, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, programs offer advanced training to elite male and female players aged 7-12 and provide high-level supplementary training and the first step into the Houston Dynamo Academy. The Houston Dynamo operates as seasonal, weekly training sessions a select locations around Houston; Summer and Winter camp programs and Residential Camps at the Houston Sports Park.

ACADEMY ID
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. These Camps identify prospects for their suitability in a series of Academy style training sessions and performance testing. Academy ID programs are offered as Summer and Winter camp programs and Residential Camps at the Houston Sports Park.

GOALKEEPER TRAINING PROGRAMS
Houston Dynamo Goalkeeper Training Programs & Camps are directed and coached by current Houston Dynamo 1st Team GK Coach Paul Rogers and Head Academy GK Coach Nathan Thackeray. Curriculum includes; individual technique, tactics, and position specific development. In select sessions and camps we will have goalkeeping classroom sessions covering analysis, positioning, communication and more.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Houston Dynamo Youth Programs, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, 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 CampsClick here for more information.

CONTACT

For general inquiries on all pre-academy programs, please email youthprograms@houstondynamo.com or call 713-433-3967.

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

Click here to view the full Houston Dynamo Youth Programs schedule.