MosquitoNix – Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

The club is very excited to welcome MosquitoNix to the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club as it’s newest corporate partner for 2017-18.  MosquitoNix will be the official sponsor of the Strikers vs. Keepers Camp – The Woodlands.

MosquitoNix Information:

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Telephone: (713) 682-9900

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“Mosquitonix, the national leader in mosquito control is proud to be an official sponsor of the Houston Dynamo / Dash Youth organization.  Our goal is to enhance lives and the company motto is to ‘Live outside again!’  Tony Krolak, MosquitoNix, Houston.  

“It’s great to be partnering with MosquitoNix as they’re the leader in their industry and can provide a service to our membership that is approaching 6,000 families.  We look forward to working with the company throughout the next 12 months and having their logo associated to the biggest youth soccer club in the Houston market.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations, Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club.

Koby Carr – U18 U.S. Men’s National Team

Koby Carr (U-18 DA Boys) recently returned from his international trip to Europe after representing the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team, April 24-28 in Trnava, Slovakia.  The club asked Koby a few questions in regards to his experience.

Q.  What was the most enjoyable part of the trip?

A.  I think the most enjoyable part of the trip was not only representing my country, but also being around players who have the same aspirations in the game of soccer as I do.

Q:  What were the three main things that you took away from this trip?

A.  Three main things I took away from this trip were: you can always work harder even if you are the hardest worker, I must improve my technical ability to get to the next level and I need to study and understand all of the positions I play in order to become a complete player.

Q.  What were the main challenges that you faced throughout the trip?

A.  The main challenges I faced when playing in this camp was the speed of play and knowing where the next pass should go when the ball came to me.  The pace of the game was much higher than I was used to and I had to adapt to it when I started my first game against Hungary.  In cooperation with the speed of play, my understanding of where the ball needed to go next when it came to my feet was a whole other challenge.

Q.  If there was one thing that stood out that you will never forget from your experience, what was it?

A.  The one thing that stood out to me during this international call up was that although I may think I am a good player, there are other players out there who have better aspects in their game in which I need to match. Whether it be from my country or another, there will always be a player better than me, which means I need to train harder and harder everyday in order to catch that player.

Q. How can the things you have learned on the trip now translate or help you move forward positively as an individual player or for your club team?

A.  With the things I have learned from this camp, I feel that I can help my club by pushing my teammates to the level that this camp pushed me.  Now that I have an understanding in what it takes to become a national team player, I can now help my teammates reach the level that it takes to become one.

Q. What’s your personal goal for the next 12 months?

A.  My personal goal for the next 12 months is to be called back into the national team and to lead this year’s and next year’s team to the playoffs.  In order for me to take this initiative, I must work harder than anybody on and off the field.  Whether it be from putting the right nutrients in my body, or to scoring goals, I will lead my team to success.

Q. If you have any advice to a younger player in the club, what would it be?

A.  If I had to give any advice to a younger player, I would say that you have to work harder than all of the teammates around you and you have to give up things in life in order to become successful.  I have had to give up a great amount of things in my life, but all of the sacrifices I have made have allowed me to become the player and person I am today.

“This was definitely an experience of a lifetime that I could not have obtained without the help of Texas Rush and its staff. Texas Rush has not only built me as a player, but as a person as well. Rush has taught me how to deal with difficulties in life and how to handle them. The club has also taught me how to face challenges and adversities in which I needed for this call up. If I did not have this soccer club in my life, I don’t know where I would be.”  Koby Carr, U18 DA Boys / U18 U.S. Men’s National Team. 

Results:

USA vs. Hungary 1-1 (Tied)
USA vs. Belarus 2-1 (Won)
USA vs. Slovakia 1-1 (Won 4-3 PK’s)
USA Winner of Group B
USA vs. Russia 1-3 Final (Lost)

TOPS Program – Woodforest National Bank

The TOPS (Special Needs Program) is coming to the end of another exciting Spring season that has been hosted on a Saturday at Bear Branch Soccer Complex sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.  TOPS is a program designed to give the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4 and up, who has a mental or physical disability.  TOPS purpose is to foster physical, mental, emotional growth and development for children with mental and physical challenges.  The game is modified to fit the needs of the players; everyone plays at his/her level.  The ‘rules of the game’ are loosely applied, and the game is played for pure enjoyment.

“The Tops program provides great opportunities through the sport of soccer for all kids to be able to participate in the game at their own speed and level. The enjoyment we see on their faces when scoring goals and playing the game is the reason I along with our many volunteers take part in the program.”  Alison Eisner, Director of TOPS.

“On behalf of the club and the TOPS Program, I would like to thank Woodforest National Bank for their continued support of the club and specifically to the TOPS Program over the last four years.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  

Koby Carr – U18 U.S. Men’s National Team

The club is very excited to announce that Koby Carr (U18 DA Boys) has been selected for the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team for the trip to the Slovakia Cup on April 24-28 in Trnava, Slovakia.

The USA begins its quest for back-to-back Slovakia Cup titles in Group B along with Hungary, Belarus, and Slovakia.  The U-18 MNT opens the tournament against Hungary on April 24 at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Belarus on April 25 at 11 a.m. ET, and Slovakia on April 27 at 5 a.m. ET.  The U.S. will wrap up the competition on April 28 in either the final or a consolation bracket, pending the team’s finish in Group B.

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“I was extremely excited when I first received the call. It’s very pleasing to see that all hard work and sacrifices have paid off. I am happy to not only represent Texas Rush, but also my country.  I couldn’t be in this situation without Texas Rush.”  Koby Carr, U18 DA Boys.

“It’s fantastic news to see Koby getting called up for the U-18 U.S. MNT.  He’s an outstanding young man that continues to work hard at his game on a daily basis.  Going to play in a foreign country will be a great experience for him as the standard of competition will be very challenging and very educational.”  Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U-18 DA Boys.

3 vs. 3 Turf Cup 2017

The club entertained over 125 teams for the 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup on Easter Saturday at Bear Branch Soccer Complex sponsored by BIKELAND.

Games, Easter egg hunt, juggle club, soccer tennis, dunk tank, live DJ, prizes and awards were offered throughout the day within an action packed festival atmosphere over the ten hour period.

Dance Competition Winners:  Easter Yeti’s

“On behalf of the club I would like to thank all the participants, our event sponsor Bikeland, volunteers, coaching staff, referees, food vendors, Houston Methodist Hospital for making this a very successful event on Easter weekend.  We continue to offer this tournament as it’s very well received by our membership and the local Houston soccer community.  It was a lot of fun for everybody involved.”  Milton Arraez, 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup Tournament Director.

BIKELAND OF THE WOODLANDS

19189 Interstate 45 Suite B
SE corner of I-45 & Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77385

Phone: 281-362-9253, 281-364-9253
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Sarah Piper – U.S. U18 Women’s National Team

The club is excited to announce that Sarah Piper (U17 ECNL) will be brought into the U18 Women’s National Team Training Center from April 15-22 in Chula Vista, California.  U.S. Soccer Development Coach Jaime Frias will run the camp and has called up 24 players, all born in 2000. This group of players is at the start of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019 and will form the core of the group that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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“It’s great news for Sarah and the club that she has been brought back into the national team environment. Our new relationship with US Soccer as part of the Development Academy will ensure more of our players get the same opportunities. We are very proud of Sara and her accomplishments.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.

“I am very excited to be representing Texas Rush at camp this April. It is always an honor, but an even better learning experience to be taught by the staff we have here at camp!”  Sarah Piper, U17 ECNL

Harrison Foulkes & Dylan Leffert – Angelina College

The club is excited to announce that Harrison Foulkes and Dylan Leffert have committed to Angelina College Men’s Soccer Program for the fall season 2017.  Twenty six (26) student-athletes are graduating from the club to compete at the collegiate level next fall from this spring season 2017.

“I am happy to continue playing the sport I love and to go to a college with a great ambition. I owe my success to the Texas Rush club and especially to the coaches who have pushed me forward with my skills and confidence. Moving to Texas Rush was one of the better decisions in my soccer life because they have a high standard of training which has definitely pushed me forward to achieve my accomplishments”
Harrison Foulkes, Texas Rush Kingwood 98B

“I’m very excited about my signing with Angelina College and look forward to playing there.  I would like to thank all of the Rush training staff for helping to develop me as a player that was ready to play at the college level”
Dylan Leffert, Texas Rush Kingwood 98B

“We are delighted for Harrison and Dylan and their fantastic accomplishment of continuing to play soccer at the collegiate level. They have been a pleasure to coach and fantastic role models for our younger players. We look forward to celebrating their graduation at our annual celebratory club event, Rush Night on May 10 and we truly wish them every success for the future.”
Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood

Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors – Memorial Day Classic 5 vs. 5 Tournament 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors have renewed their partnership for 2017-18 and will be sponsoring the Memorial Day Classic 5 vs. 5 Tournament.

Tournament Quick Facts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

$200 per team

U7 – U16 (Boys / Girls)

All Ability Levels Welcome

3 Games (minimum)

Bear Branch Soccer Complex (turf)

Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctor’s Contact Information

1920 North Robertson Street, Conroe, TX.

Tel:  (936) 230-2512

www.shortysplumbinganddraindoctors.com

For further questions, please contact the following people:

Milton Arraez, Tournament Director at marraez@texasrush.com

Stuart Taylor, Tournament Administrator at staylor@texasrush.com

“The club is very excited to have Shorty and his family business remain on board and partner with the club.  They have been members of the club for multiple years and remain very active and supportive of all our programs.  We look forward in working with the company over the next 12 months.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Michael Perez – Air Force Academy 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Michael Perez has committed to play collegiate soccer and further his education at the Air Force Academy.  Last year the Falcons finished the season 14-7-1 and competed at the NCAA Div. I level.  Perez currently plays for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U17/18.

“I would like to thank Texas Rush for helping me develop myself both as an athlete and person as I move on to this great opportunity.”  Michael Perez, U.S. Soccer Development Academy U17/U18.

“I would like to congratulate Michael being accepted to the very prestigious institution of the Air Force Academy to continue his athletic and academic education.  We’ve had Michael in the club for the past five years and he’s worked tremendously hard and it’s superb to see him move on to the next level and have this great opportunity.”  Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

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’03 ECNL – ECNL Phoenix Showcase 2017

The ’03 ECNL Girls recently returned from Phoenix, AZ after competing in the U14 ECNL Showcase, April 7-9.  The team played three games against quality competition from around the country.  The results were as follows:

Texas Rush 2 vs. Utah Avalanche 3 (L)
Texas Rush 0 vs. Santa Rosa United 0 (T)
Texas Rush 2 vs. FC Nova 1 (W)

Record:  1-1-1

“It was great to see the progress these young players have made this year. In particular, such a strong cohesiveness in the way they defend which has been a focus in training through the winter. Off the field, the girls exemplified our core values of accountability, humility and respect which is equally important when traveling out of state.”   Andrew Squire, Director of Coaching – Jnr. ECNL.