As many of you know, the United States Soccer Federation abruptly
ended the U.S. Development Academy (commonly referred to as the “DA”) a
few weeks ago. Since the DA’s demise, Dynamo Dash Youth has been
organizing plans for a new league to compete in. As per the announcement
circulated yesterday, we are pleased to confirm that the Dash Academy
will be joining the new Girls’ Academy, an elite national league to
replace the DA.
The Girls Academy (or
“GA”) is nationally comprised of most of the clubs from the DA and will
serve as the top competition platform for our girls’ program.The Dash
Academy will compete in the Frontier Division along with eight other
clubs, including: Colorado Rush (Denver); Lonestar (Austin); Lou Fusz
Athletic (St. Louis); Oklahoma Energy FC (Oklahoma City)Rise SC
(Houston); San Antonio SC (San Antonio); Sporting BV (Kansas City);
Westside Alliance (Tulsa).
While there is a new
league and some new opponents, you will have the same coaches,
teammates, resources, environment, schedule, curriculum, standards, and
professionalism. Some of the clubs you are used to seeing in the
Frontier Division are no longer with us. The majority of the strongest
clubs across the country, and formerly with the DA, have chosen the GA.
We will compete against these clubs in national tournaments, college
showcases, and special cross-conference events. A few benefits to
The GA will be organizing a series of college showcases for our participation
Substitution rules will be relaxed, allowing more playing time across the roster
Players will be allowed to also participate in high school soccer
Dash Youth is extremely excited about joining the Girls Academy League
and the opportunity it will present to the club and, more importantly,
to you as a player. They look forward to returning to the field soon and
preparing for the new season.