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

Bikeland – 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup 2017

The club is very excited to have Bikeland renew their partnership to sponsor the 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup 2017 which will be staged at Bear Branch on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Easter Weekend). The event will have 200 teams and 1,200 players involved in 10 hours of non-stop festival soccer.

** Ages U5 – U14 boys and girls
** Games played on FIFA approved synthetic turf at Bear Branch Sports Complex in The Woodlands, TX
** $180 per team
** Fun, soccer contests, free giveaways, awards for team name, team spirit and individual juggling & dance contest
** Minimum 4 games
** Interactive fun zone

Bikeland will also be sponsoring the World Cup Camp 2017

“It’s great news to have Bikeland partnering with the club for the next twelve months.  Bikeland’s products and services are first class and they pride themselves in getting involved in the local community. Due to the fact that the club has 5,500 children (and families) there is a great connection. We look forward to working with Jeff and his staff over the next 12 months.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Bikeland Contact Information:

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 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm

TOPS (Special Needs) Soccer Camp – The Bradbury Family

The club is very excited to announce our TOPS Soccer Camp partnership with the Bradbury Family (Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing Services). The company is family owned and is located in The Woodlands, TX and service Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah, Spring, Tomball and all surrounding areas.

The TOPS Soccer Camp will 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 through the game of soccer. The camp is modified to fit the needs of the players; everyone plays at his/her level.

Fore more camp information, please contact Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood / Camps at jbell@texasrush.com

“Bradbury Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning and Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services are excited to continue its partnership with the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. Our family values the important work the club does in introducing the sport of soccer to a wide range of kids and developing their skills on and off the field.  Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club (formerly Texas Rush) is a valuable member of the local Woodlands community and we are proud to support its mission.”  Michael Bradbury, Owner.

“The Bradbury family owned company is very connected to the game of soccer through either playing, coaching and now watching their children develop in the recreational program. We’re very excited to have their family business renewing their partnership with the club for 2017-18.  Having used their services, I can personally recommend that the standard of work is first class and at a very affordable rate.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Dynamos Puma Cup 2017

04G Nero Black Team – Champions!

Coach: Bryan Shipp

Record: 2-2-0

07 Girls Nero Team – Finalists!

Coach: Phil Ebner

Record: 2-2

07 Boys Nero Team – Finalists!

Coach: Chris Kidd

Record: 3-1

Kingwood 06B Blue – Champions!

Coach: David Hubbard

Record: 4-0

Texas Rush Kingwood 05G Blue – Finalists!

Coach: Jamie Bell

Record: 3-1-0

Montgomery 05B Rush Blue – Finalists!

Coach: Jason Budd

Record: 3-1

04G Rush Black – Finalist!

Record: 1-2-1

Coach: Michael Openshaw

“We’re extremely proud of the efforts of our players, and must thank the parents for giving up an entire weekend to allow their children this opportunity to compete. It was a valuable learning experience for them.” Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching – Youth Academy.

Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

HOUSTON DYNAMO, HOUSTON DASH, TEXAS RUSH SOCCER CLUB & SPACE CITY FC JOIN FORCES TO FORM NEW YOUTH CLUB 

HOUSTON – (Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017) – The Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, Texas Rush Soccer Club and Space City Football Club have partnered to create a new organization poised to transform the landscape of youth soccer in Houston.

The new partnership is designed to build a unique youth soccer organization that will enhance the experience for players of all skill levels. By combining resources, the organization will be able to provide a full range of programming and a complete pathway for the beginner through to the collegiate and professional levels.

“We are delighted to partner with a successful professional organization like the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash,” said Don Gemmell, Technical Director for Texas Rush Soccer Club. “I believe we have a unique opportunity to build a youth soccer club that does not exist in the Houston market.  It’s a club that will improve player development opportunities for boys and girls at every level and built to compete nationally.”

The newly formed club has more than 5,500 youth soccer players and makes up one of the largest youth soccer clubs in Texas. The club has 3,300 recreational players and 2,200 competitive players competing in 15 Houston-area facilities.

“This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on thousands of young boys and girls,” said Randy Evans, Executive Director of Space City FC. “There is a true sense of commitment from the professional and youth sides to work together to best serve the greater Houston soccer community. We are thrilled to be part of this new path.”

The boys’ division will compete as the Houston Dynamo Youth Soccer Club, and the girls’ division will compete as the Houston Dash Youth Soccer Club. With the merger, the club will be managed by the same leadership groups of the previous clubs.

“We are very excited about this partnership and the many opportunities it creates for the future,” said Dynamo and Dash President Chris Canetti. “As a professional club, we hope we can have a greater impact on growing the game and on individual player development here in Houston. At the same time, we are creating a direct path to the pros for both boys and girls.”

The Dynamo and Dash will provide resources to enhance the experience of the members through an all-encompassing and inclusive programming beginning at the age of 3. The partnership will offer a unified training philosophy, enhanced coaching pool and enhanced standards as set by U.S. Soccer. Additionally, the partnership will facilitate the creation of the Dash Development Academy which was announced last August.

The Dash and Dynamo organization are one of only three in the United States to operate an MLS club, an NWSL club, a boys’ Developmental Academy and a girls’ Developmental Academy. The other two such organizations are the Portland Timbers and Thorns and Orlando City FC and the Orlando Pride.

For additional information, visit DynamoDashYouth.com.

VER EL COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Community Outreach Program – February 2017

The club were involved in their latest Community Outreach event at the 5th Annual Kids Running for Kids Race on February 4th at Town Green Park.  Over 1,000 kids were taking part in the event and Rush Rhino was also present to join in with all the festivities.

If you’re interested in having Rush Rhino (mascot) appear at your next event, please feel free to contact Stuart Taylor, Director of Community Outreach at staylor@texasrush.com

Community Outreach Program sponsored by Marble Slab Creamery @ Cochran’s Crossing (Research & Gosling in The Woodlands)

If you wish to find more information about partnering with the club to market your products and services, please contact Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations at sboddison@texasrush.com

Club Events – January 2017

TEXAS RUSH HOSTS THREE EXCITING EVENTS – JANUARY 27-29, 2017

Texas Rush Soccer Club hosted the U11 Winter Festival, Houston Jr. ECNL Event and a College Showcase this past weekend utilizing two premier soccer facilities in The Woodlands, TX.

Eighteen (18) of the best teams from Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas attended the U11 Winter Festival.  Over 650 players, coaches and parents enjoyed beautiful weather and first class playing facilities at Gosling Sports Park.
Just 1 mile away, thirty eight (38) teams competed at the Houston Jr. ECNL event hosted at Bear Branch Sports Fields in The Woodlands.  The top U12 and U13 teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Florida competed in three days of high-level competition.
Bear Branch Sports Fields also played host to the first Houston Winter Festival College Combine.  Fifty four (54) players, representing 3 Houston soccer clubs showcased their skills for 15 college coaches who were present.

“We always seek the highest level of competition for our players to aid their development as they prepare for the national competition platform. It is great to host the Houston Winter Festival which allows match-ups for each team outside of their regular local competition. I would like to thank all of the attending clubs, coaches, managers and parents for helping to create an environment that was favorable to the development and enjoyment of the players.”  Andrew Squire – Houston Winter Festival Event Director.

“Looking to get players more opportunities to play in front of college coaches is really important to our club. We are extremely proud of the Houston Winter Festival College Combine event in its first year, and could not be happier with the reviews we received from the college coaches and parents that attended.”  Darron Rush — College Combine Director.

“We enjoyed your tournament so much!  The facilities, the organization of the tournament, the competition and our stay in The Woodlands were great. Thanks!”  Ali Patterson – Dallas Sting (Team Manager).

“We are very proud of our ability to host events of such quality in The Woodlands.  It is a testament to our collaborative working relationship with The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau that we can host these type of programs.  The club worked with twelve (12) local hotels that provided outstanding accommodation for our guests and we look forward to planning future programs and events which will bring in further economic impact to our local community.”  Simon Boddison – Director of Soccer Operations.

2018 SAVE THE DATE! Houston Winter Festival will be open to all of the top U10-U13 teams in Texas and beyond.

Year In Review 2016

Texas Rush Soccer Club had another outstanding year of results.

Club / Expansions

Membership – 3,250 players

U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy acceptance

Montgomery – new floodlights, Fellowship of Montgomery

Kingwood – multiple playing sites (Insperity Sports Complex), new programming (Youth Academy) & camps

Lents Family Park – GK training site

47 Coaching Staff

DA – Boys

U18 Boys DA – finished 3rd Central Conference (Frontier Division)

Alex Fetterly
Texas Rush U18 DA Boys
U19 USYNT

Darwin Hernandez
Texas Rush U18 DA Boys
U20 El Salvador National Team

Competitive Boys / Girls

1,252 players

19 teams won their Fall league

19 teams won their Spring league

Rush Select – Lucas Hickey, Eddie Winstanley and Andy Davison

Youth Academy – 310 players, 35 teams

College Advisory Program (30 student-athletes graduated to play college soccer)

Alumni Post Season Competition

NCAA Div. I Men / Women
Mitch Ostrowski – Butler University, Grace Piper – Texas A&M, Michaela Abam – West Virginia University, Cienna Arrieta – Texas A&M

NCAA Div. II Men / Women
Lindsey Washburn – Dallas Baptist University, Allison Katri –Dallas Baptist University

NCAA Div. III Men / Women
Ryan Stinebaugh – Carnegie Mellon University, Alberto Carmona – Kenyon College

NAIA

Conner Haney – John Brown University

60+ alumni currently playing in college

ECNL

Sarah Piper
U17 ECNL
U16 US Girls National Team

Kim Rodriguez
U19 ECNL
U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

Kelsey Brann
U19 ECNL
U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

Kelly Rodriguez
Texas Rush U15 ECNL
U15 Women’s National Team Camp

Events / Programs

Rush Cup – 130 teams

3 vs. 3 Winter Blast Tournament – 185 teams

3 vs. 3 Turf Cup – 150 teams

Golf Outing – 144 golfers

Jnr. ECNL Tournament – 40 teams

5 vs. 5 Memorial Day Cup – 50 teams

Rush Festival – Denver, CO (4 teams)

REACH – 367 lbs of equipment shipped to Trinidad & Tobago

Rush Night – 1,500 players / families

TOPS – 25 players

College Advisory Program – 90 registrants

Breast Cancer Awareness Program – donated $10K

U.S. Soccer Performance Center – 30 candidates at Bear Branch

Awards / Recognition

The Lex Frieden Award – Coach Keith Johnson

Rush Award of Excellence – Jackson Goebel (Boys); Sommer Stanley (Girls)

Texas Rush Award of Excellence – Payton Miller (Boys); Grace Piper (Girls)

Bob Bennett Texas Rush Golf Winner – Effex Management Solutions

Award of Outstanding Service – James Simmons (TX Rush President 2007 – 2015)

Financial Aid – $77K

Community Outreach

Communities –  The Woodlands, Conroe, Montgomery, Kingwood, Tomball, Creekside and Huntsville

School Districts – Conroe, Humble and Montgomery  (2,250 kids)

Events – Texas 10 Series (Conroe, Cypress, Huntsville), Kids Running for Kids, Houston Family Magazine Fall Fun Fest, Montgomery Haunted House and Carnival, Run Thru the Woods 2017

(8,500 families)

Corporate Partners

CHI St. Luke’s Health Performance Medicine, adWhite, Springhill Suites, Wings ‘N More, Panera Bread, Global Shop Solutions, Soccer.com, Panther Creek Family Dentistry, Woodforest National Bank, Texas Picture Day, The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Sport Source, Enterprise, Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors, Buckalew Chevrolet, Chevrolet, Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Embassy Suites, adidas, The Nelson Company, Bikeland, Effex Management Solutions, Drury Inn & Suites, Marble Slab Creamery, Igi Playground and Bradbury Brothers.

Recreational Soccer

1518 players

177 teams

161 coaches

Camps

1,837 registrants

16 camps (6 different venues)

10% increase growth from 2015-16

5 new camps in 2016

Market Training

Girls – Grace Morris, Abigail Koehn, Peyton Graves, Ximena Hammeken, Rylie Graves, Reese Rupe, Ellen Persson, Samone Knight, Alexis Fowlkes, Sydney O’Shea, Sydney Thibodaux, Sophia Dean, Kayla Zimny, Michelle Polo, Madeline Ellis, Ashlyn O’Shea, Krista Peterson, Sara Engles.

Boys – Tony Bazan, Qasir Morton, Cesar Onut, Siddiq Lezzar, Cesar Cordova.

“It has been another great year with further developments across the club, thus expanding our footprint in the Houston soccer community.  We will look to continue to expand our operational areas in 2017 and continue to serve our Texas Rush families with an excellent soccer program.  The youth soccer landscape continues to change yearly and next year will be no different with some new and exciting challenges.”  Don Gemmell, Technical Director.

Wings ‘N More Partnership 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Wings ‘N More will be hosting certain club functions throughout 2017 and will continue to be the official sponsor of the Recreational Program and Juggle Club.

“Wings ‘N More have been great partners over the years and we’re thrilled to have them back on board for another year to cater to our players, teams and coaching staff.  The food and customer service is excellent and it’s very close in proximity from our fields at Bear Branch, Gosling Park and Alden Bridge Sport Park that we use.  The relationship we have with Richard and his staff is superb and it’s great to have them also sponsoring our new Juggle Club that will be a very important part of our Spring curriculum.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. 

Contact Information

16580 I-45 South
Conroe, Texas 77384
(north end of College Park Shopping Center – near Kohl’s)

Tel: 936-321-0600

SUN-THURS: 11:00am – 10:00pm 
FRI-SAT: 11:00am – 11:00pm

**Dine-In / Take-Out / Online Ordering w/ Curbside Pick-up / Sports Bar**

Winter Soccer Camps 2017

The club just completed three very successful camps with over 260 players attending over the Winter period in The Woodlands and the Kingwood communities:

Kick Cancer Camp (The Woodlands, January 13-15)

Kingwood Strikers vs. Keepers Camp (Kingwood, January 13-15)

Strikers vs. Keepers Camp (The Woodlands, January 20-22)

(11% increase in registrants from 2016)

The club would like to thank the following partners for their support for the soccer camps program – Global Shop Solutions (2017 Camps Program Sponsor) and DICK’S Sporting Goods (Strikers vs. Keepers Winter Camp.)

“The camps provided an opportunity for the players to come out and have a lot of fun and enjoyment in a soccer environment.  A lot of the players finished their seasons last November so offering a Winter soccer program allows them to reconnect with the game and get a head start for their upcoming season.  We provided a detailed daily curriculum which was very well received by the players and parents.” Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood / Camps.