Q. What is the Houston Dynamo Catalyst Program?
The Houston Dynamo FC Academy is the professional youth academy of the Houston Dynamo FC of Major League Soccer. The Houston Dynamo Academy Catalyst Program is designed to bring an elite level development program and pathway to young players throughout Greater Houston.
Q. What are the age-categories of the Catalyst Program?
There are three age-categories in the Catalyst Program: U10, U11 ,U12, which are the Foundation Phase ages. The Foundation Phase is an important “golden age” of learning and the largest developmental phase in youth soccer.
Q. How will players be identified and selected for the Catalyst Program?
Q. Where are the Houston Dynamo FC- Academy Foundation Phase - Catalyst Program Campuses located?
Northwest Houston: Dynamo/Dash Youth
Concordia Lutheran High School (700 E. Main, Tomball, 77375)
North: Dynamo/ Dash Youth
Bear Branch Soccer Complex (5205 Research Forest Dr. The Woodlands, Texas, 77381)
Northeast: Dynamo / Dash Youth
XCEL Soccer Academy (4641 FM 1960 East, Humble, TX 77346)
West: Dynamo Dash Youth
Memorial Hermann Sports Park (23900 Katy Fwy. Katy, Tx. 77493)
Southeast: Dynamo Dash Youth
Dave Finkle Fields (14500 Village Evergreen Trail, Houston, TX 77062)
South: Total Football Club
Hickory Slough Sportsplex (7600 Hughes Ranch Rd., Pearland, Tx 77581)
Energy Cooridor: Total Football Club
Dalecrest Fields (9500 Dalecrest Dr, Houston, TX 77080)
Catalyst Campus Locations
Q. What are the Key Learning Objectives for the Catalyst Program?
Q. What are the benefits of the Catalyst Program?
Q. What league will this program compete in?
Q. How much interaction will there be between the Catalyst Campuses?
Q. Who are the coaches/developers?
An excellent group of qualified and motivated coaches will be part of a 'team of coaches'. Technical oversight, support and programming will be overseen by the Houston Dynamo FC Academy, including ongoing coach development, club collaboration and innovative developmental programming.
Improved Development through Collaborative Efforts
"Houston’s large geographic size and population requires us to provide logistical solutions for families of young, motivated players. In the model of other top professional academies around the world, geographic training and development centers will help greatly reduce travel time and expense for our families. It would provide a capacity for motivated and talented players to experience an elite and professional player pathway through a team of coaches and a proven development curriculum and programming".
"The expansion of the Houston Dynamo Academy Catalyst Program is a terrific development for our club and city. By enhancing the technical and collaborative relationship between the Houston Dynamo FC Academy, Dynamo | Dash Youth, and Total Football Club, we will be able to work together on a day to day basis to better help identify, develop and promote the most motivated and talented young players throughout the city." Paul Holocher, Houston Dynamo FC, Academy Director
Q. How often will players train at the Foundation Phase Campus?
Q. What are the team and training fee costs associated with the program?
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If you have any further questions about this new and exciting program, please contact the following:
Rodo Castilla, Houston Dynamo FC - Foundation Phase Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Holocher, Houston Dynamo FC - Academy Director email@example.com