SHANE IS BACK!
CoachesMemo May 31 19 Bissell
After brain surgery and a month in Texas Children’s Hospital, Dynamos player Shane Bissell was released and on Thursday visited his team and thanked his Dynamos family for their prayers and support! #dynamosdifference
 

MORE TRYOUTS: U14 AND OLDER
The second round of tryouts, for Under-14 and older candidates for Dynamos Select boys and girls teams, is slated for Dyess Park June 3-6. Each player is required to attend both days of the tryouts. If a player does not attend, and does not provide proper notification, or excusable absence, his/her name will be taken off the rosters.
What to wear: Cleats, shin guards, blue shirt, black shorts, and blue socks are recommended, but not mandatory (returning players must wear their Dynamos training kit). New players will receive a Tryouts shirt.
What to bring: Water, ball, bug spray, positive attitude. (no paperwork required for tryouts). Here’s the schedule:
U14 boys and girls—Mon., June 3, 5:30-7pm; Wed., June 5, 5:30-7pm
U15 boys and girls—Mon., June 3, 7-8:30pm; Wed., June 5, 7-8:30pm
U16 boys and girls—Tues., June 4, 5:30-7pm; Thurs., June 6, 5:30-7pm
U17 boys and girls—Tues., June 4, 7-8:30pm; Thurs., June 6, 7-8:30pm
U18/U19 boys and girls—Tues., June 4, 7-8:30pm; Thurs., June 6 7-8:30pm
For additional information, contact the Director of Training at dynamo14@dynamossoccer.com. Players selected for Dynamos teams will be expected to attend the Dynamos Select camp Aug. 5-9 for pre-season training.

SUMMER FITNESS PROGRAM
The annual Summer Conditioning and Technical Program for goalkeepers, and a limited number of field players 14 years and older, will begin June 11 at Dyess Park and continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Here’s an opportunity for boys and girls to prepare for high school or college teams, or for the Dynamos fall season. Mark Hunter and Jim Walker are co-directors and they will be assisted by former Dynamos players and current collegiate stars Jade Dewbre (Angelina College and Louisiana Tech University), Michelle MacIntyre (University of Dallas) and Cameron Townes (Texas Lutheran University). To register, make check payable (the fee is $175 for Dynamos or Cy-Fair Youth Soccer Club players with a $50 discount for paid-up members of the Keeper Club) to Dynamos Keeper Club and mail to: Keeper Club Summer Fitness, 10924 Grant Rd #224, Houston TX 77070. For more information email JWalker332@aol.com or call 832-420-7182.
YES! I want to join the group at Summer Fitness and Technical training this summer. I am 14 years old or above and want to maintain fitness in order to try out for a high school, college or club team this fall. Enclosed is $175 ($125 for Cy-Fair Youth Soccer Club or Dynamos members, $200 for non-members).
Name_________________________Age___ Birthdate__________________
School_________________________Grade______Team_______________
Phone_______________________email_____________________________
Payable to: Dynamos Keeper! Club. . .mail to: Dynamos Keeper! Summer Program, Attn Loree, 10924 Grant Road #224, Houston TX 77070.
I, the undersigned, release the Dynamos Soccer Club, its directors and staff, from all liability for any injuries or damages while attending the Summer Fitness and Technical Program. In case of emergency, I authorize the Dynamos Soccer Club to transport my child to the physician listed or to a local emergency room.
Emergency contact____________________________________Phone____________
Physician_________________Address_____________________Phone____________
Parent/Guardian signature______________________________Date_____________
Office Use Only: Rec’d by___________Date__________Check No._______Cash____

 

CoachesMemo May 31 19 Snelling
Dynamos 89G player Megan Snelling visited her former coach, Director of Training Olivier Finidori, during the week at Dyess Soccer Complex today. Recently signed as an Assistant Coach at the University of Southern Mississippi, Megan watch the Dynamos 01 girls trainer and offered words of wisdom regarding the recruiting process.

THE BUZZ
Belated Happy Birthday to former Dynamos player and current training assistant Lindsey Griffin. . .Jim Walker’s alma mater, Washington College, in Chestertown, Maryland, held its 236th Commencement recently and no, says Coach Jim, he wasn’t around for that first one, only for his own graduation in 1957. But George Washington was present in 1783, as the learning institution on the Chester River is the only one to which the country’s first president gave his express consent to use his name. . .The Houston Dynamo will kick off defense of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship against Austin Bold FC at BBVA Compass Stadium on June 11 at 7pm. The Dynamo also this week announced participation in the inaugural Leagues Cup competition pitting Major League Soccer vs. LigaMX. Dynamo’s first round opponent will be Club America on Wed., July 24, at BBVA. . .In a heartwarming story, D.C. United fullback Chris Odoi-Atsem made his first start since beating cancer earlier this year. He received a big hug from Head Coach Ben Olsen when he left the pitch. . .If you have items or photos for the Coaches Memo, please email to jwalker332@aol.com. Deadline for each issue is midnight Wednesday.

QUOTABLE
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”—Coach Muhammad Ali

CoachesMemo May 31 19 05G
Dynamos 05G Silver Captures Title in Albion Memorial Tournament
Standing, in rear: Manager Suzanne Pipes and Trainer Mark Hunter; back row (left to right): Jill Giddens, Maddie Ellingson, Amaya Kirkpatrick, Elena Montes, Montserrat Mendes, Abbie Bridges, Morgan Mitcham, Avery Pipes; front row (left to right): Kim Norris, Kya Caddy, Kayla Delaney, Ellie Miller, Andrea Guerrero, Helena Orso, Annie Thompson

THOUGHT ON COACHING
The Dynamos U14G Silver girls opened their Spring season with a tremendous tournament victory at Lindsay Lyons, beating teams from higher brackets on the way, then finished it off in style with another championship triumph in the Albion Memorial Tournament, a great sendoff for Manager Suzanne Pipes, who is moving to San Antonio. "Sue has worked tirelessly for the good of this team, and the Dynamos," said Trainer Mark Hunter. "This tournament title is a fitting reward; she will be sorely missed."

ANOTHER THOUGHT
“I’ve always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don’t do well.”—Abby Wambach, Elected last Saturday into the National Soccer Hall of Fame

IT’S ONLY FAIR
There is something about a long May evening at Dyess Park, muses Coach Cy Fair, that invites us to slow down, take a walk, and greet the stars. The Golden Rule, Coach Flo advises her players, is to pass unto others as you would have them pass unto you.