Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo offer new camps in 2010

The Houston Dynamo Youth Development System, presented by Statoil, will offer two new types of camps during the spring of 2010 and will offer its popular Kids Camps and Centers of Excellence this spring.

For young players aged 5-12, the Dynamo will offer Kids Camp during spring break, March 15-18, at New Territory Sports Complex in Sugar Land. Registration is currently available by calling (713) 276-7524. Kids Camps offer age-appropriate skill-specific curriculum in a fun and kid-friendly environment.

Later this year, for older players born from 1992-96, the Dynamo will offer a special Residential Elite Camp, presented by Statoil, held at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, including overnight accommodations. Running June 13-17, the Residential Elite Camp curriculum and training will be based on technique and tactical development. Participants will play a number of small-sided and 11 v. 11 games throughout the week. Each player will be evaluated by the Dynamo coaching staff, and successful players will be invited to train with the Dynamo Academy. The Residential Elite Camp costs $675 and includes room and board in San Antonio. Registration is available by calling (713) 276-7524.

For players aged 8-14, the Dynamo will be offering the first Dynamo Fantasy Camp, presented by Statoil, giving boys the chance to experience a professional training environment. The Fantasy Camp will take place on dates to be determined in June due to construction at Robertson Stadium. At the Fantasy Camp, players will have a personalized locker at Robertson Stadium and train five hours per day at the University of Houston. The camp costs $425, and registration is available by calling (713) 276-7524.

Centers of Excellence, presented by Statoil and designed for boys and girls aged 8-12 for once-weekly training sessions, are currently accepting registration at HoustonDynamo.com

ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

The Houston Dynamo Youth Development System, presented by Statoil, is intended to develop and prepare soccer players to join the Houston Dynamo first team. The Youth Development System includes Kids Camps, the Dynamo Centers of Excellence, Dynamo Elite Camps, the Dynamo Junior Academy, the Dynamo South Texas Academy, and Academy teams at the U-15 and U-18 levels. More than 1,400 youth players participated in Dynamo Youth Development programs in 2008, with about 170 players participating in the Dynamo Academy and Dynamo Junior Academy.

ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO

The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer franchise that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first four seasons and represented the United States in four consecutive regional championships. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500. The Dynamo will open the 2010 season on Saturday, March 27, when they face FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. The home opener will take place on Thursday, April 1, when the Dynamo host defending MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake.