Partners in Development - A Program Overview

The Partners in Development program is an inclusive and collaborative program for motivated youth development clubs,  youth coaches and those with a passion for soccer and learning together.  

"One of the main objectives of the program is to help motivated clubs throughout Greater Houston, the State of Texas, and even from around the Country and World, come together in a consistent and positive way to share and learn together. The program has three main areas of focus: player, coach, and club development. There is special focus is on how we can support the development at the younger ages."    Paul Holocher, Academy Director

About the Partners in Development:   The Partners in Development is a Houston-based developmental program for all motivated youth clubs and coaches.  The program free of cost and is always open to any and all who love learning, sharing and cultivating a passion for youth development.

If you are a Youth Coach or Club Director with special interest in the Grassroots and Foundation ages, or simply an active 'Student of the Game'  who loves learning and would like to participate in our monthly Partners in Development programs, please click HERE 

The Coaches Collaborative- Join us!

Each month in the Partners in Development program we meet in the Coaches Collaborative.  The objective of the Coaches Collaborative is to provide a consistent platform to learn and grow together and to inspire each other through the sharing of insights and experiences.  Each month we take 'deeper dives' into youth development topics and also have special guests and experts from around the nation and the world!

Coaches Collaboratives are happening through ZOOM!

“All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.”                              

Arthur C. Aufderheide

Upcoming: Mon. June 13th - Coaches Collaborative, Special Guest- Daniel Cappellaro

Upcoming: Mon. June 13th Coaches Collaborative - Special Guest-Daniel Cappellaro

Upcoming- Monday, June 13th Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm (Central)

Partners in Development- Coaches Collaborative         

Date:  Monday, June 13th        Time:  11 to 12:30 pm (Central)        

Special Guest:  Daniel “D10” Cappellaro

UPCOMING! 
Partners in Development: Coaches Collaborative
Special Guest: Daniel “D10” Cappellaro
Topic:  Street Footballing, Futsal, and Skill Development

About of Special Guest:
Daniel Cappellaro is a Street Footballer, Futsal Player and Coach who specializes in technical skills, 1v1 moves and tricks. He has traveled to various parts of the world playing football and futbol sala, or Futsal as it’s now more commonly known.

Futsal and Street Football has taken Daniel around the world, with overseas trips to Holland, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Tunisia, the USA, Scotland, England and Poland, playing in the UEFA Futsal Champions League. These experiences have been the highlights of his international career. Gaining this experience has proven to be invaluable, as his skills and technical ability were immortalized by EA Sports, as a  likeness of Daniel, known as “D10”, became an un-lockable character in the popular video game FIFA STREET, released in 2012.

Daniel has played with and against World and Australian Football Superstars, namely Douglas Costa of Juventus and Brazil, Mark Bresciano, Brett Emerton, Daniel Da Silva and the Greatest Futsal Player of All Time, as voted by FIFA “Falcao”.

This is sure to be another fantastic Coaches Collaborative. As always, we encourage all our #PartnersinDevelopment to share these Coaches Collaborative opportunities with their club’s motivated staff. #CultureofDevelopment

About the Partners in Development and Coaches Collaboratives:  The Partners in Development is a Houston-based developmental program for all motivated youth clubs and coaches.  If you are a Youth Coach or Club Director with special interest in the Grassroots and Foundation ages, or simply an active 'Student of the Game'  who loves learning and would like to participate in our monthly

Coaches Collaboratives happen each month and are happening through ZOOM!

To sign on for the always free Partners in Development programs, please click HERE 

 

Grassroots Development Days - Join Us!

The objective of the Grassroots Development Days is to inspire and develop young players to new levels and to help our Greater Houston partners in development,  their coaches, Parents and youth with practical, fun, on-field, and at- home programming.  

Our special focus with the Grassroots Development Days are on ages 4-8 years old,  and include fun club events at the Houston Sports Park in various Grassroots Development models,  including the 2 v 2 Dribble Festivals inspired by Belgium and  Horst Wein's FUNino 3 v 3 Game Format.  

The 2 v 2 Dribble Festival and 3 v 3 FUNino game formats supports the very best in early age-development, with lots of dribbling, scoring,  and with light, positive instruction and skill development from staff.

These proven developmental formats,  that also include positive Parental support at home with Soccer Starts at Home are a fantastic recipe for great early age development for young children to the game of soccer, because the emphasis is on falling in love with the ball and the game from the earliest ages. 

These special developmental events take place at the Houston Sports Park (HSP)- the home of the Houston Dynamo FC and Dash.

For more information on how your son or daughter, club or team can participate in an upcoming Grassroots Development Day,  please contact, Academy Director, Paul Holocher, pholocher@houstondynamo.com or by calling directly to 713-446-0087. 

Check out the videos below for an example of a Training Invitational - 2 v 2 Dribble Festival and and 3 v 3 FUNino Game Formats!