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Thank you for your interest in the Houston Dynamo Academy!

We have a strong reputation for developing elite soccer players and respectful young men who are capable of succeeding in both soccer and non-soccer settings. Each season we assist our players in either signing a professional contract with the first team or obtaining a scholarship to an accredited NCAA University.

There are four mechanisms by which we search for talent: 

  • Scout Identification
  • Trial Application
  • Talent Identification Events
  • Training Centers

Scout Identification

Academy scouts observe matches on a weekly basis and are directed and delegated accordingly by the Head of Player Recruitment for the Houston Dynamo Academy.  The academy recognizes each individual scouts aptitude for identifying talent and places them in the appropriate development phase of the talent identification model.

All scouts must conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner and observe the highest standards of integrity and fair dealing. Our scouts can be identified by a black Dynamo Adidas polo top and will possess business cards, as well as a Dynamo Identification card, at all times.

Our scouts are bound by the rules of the US Soccer Development Academy and Pre-Academy leagues and as such CANNOT approach players directly during the course of the season. Instead, our scouts will report back to the Head of Player Recruitment, who will make all contacts when permitted per league rules.

Interest in becoming a Houston Dynamo Academy Scout? Please contact Daniel Roberts at

Trial Application

To apply for a trial, please submit your application at the link below: 

Once we receive your application, the information will be submitted to our head of recruitment for consideration.

*All prospective players must notify their current club DOC before applying. 

Talent Identification Events

Monthly Identification events that target specific age groups and positions for each of our Academy teams (U9-U23). All sessions take place at the Houston Sports Park (unless otherwise noted) and are open registration. 

Please follow for updated scheduling. No cost involved to register. 


Training Centers

The Dynamo Academy Training Centers serve as supplemental training for prospective Dynamo Academy players. The Training centers target select U7-U11 players for participation in a weekly training session. 

Players selected will train for 24 weeks (Spring and Fall) at no cost. The Training Center's allow staff the opportunity to work with and evaluate prospective players over an extended period of time.

For further information on the Houston Dynamo Academy Training Center's, please contact Daniel Roberts at