With last weekend’s STYSA Regional Finals, the season for the CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC Youth Academy teams came to an end. The fall 2016 season will be one of the most successful season in Houston Dutch Lions FC history. The weekend of December 10th & 11th has teams from all over South East Texas drive to College Station for the Regional Finals, the CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC had three teams representing at this final tournament. The U11 Orange played in the combined U11/U12 Division 2 of TYSA, the team qualified by becoming the best U11 team in this tough division with most U12 teams. In this same Division 2, the U12 Orange team became Champions with an impressive record (9-2-0; 29 points). The U13/U14 Orange qualified as number #3 in their 13-team Division 2, the team consists of eight U14 players and five U13 players.
As not all teams won their division, progress of most players within the Youth Academy has not resulted in a Championship at the moment. We are sure that when the kids in our Youth Academy keep working on their skills the way they are doing so, the results will follow in the near future.
Picture, the CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC U13/U14 Orange in College Station for the STYSA Regional Finals.
In the Development groups, significate growth has been seen for various seasons, this resulted in the U7/U8 group consisting of close to 50 boys & girls (7 teams). The U9/U10 boys & girls group has never had so many teams, five to be exact. With this growth, change has also happened. The Conroe Youth Soccer League introduced a Silver and Gold division in both U7/U8 age group as well as the U9/U10 age group. The Houston Dutch Lions FC teams were divided into the two divisions, together with FC Conroe and Montgomery. The three groups have been growing together over the years, which resulted in a great set up for young soccer players to develop.
Picture, the five trophies that were won by the CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC Youth Academy teams that became Champions in the fall of 2016.
The Houston Dutch Lions FC would like to congratulate the following teams with their fall Championship:
CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC U7/U8 Orange
CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC U7/U8 Red & Pink
CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC U9/U10 Blue
CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC U9/U10 Green
CYSL / Houston Dutch Lions FC U12 Orange