DJCT is proud to announce that current staff coach and current Lake Travis High School Boy's head coach, David Bammel, is taking over as the Under-8 to Under-10 Jr Academy Program Director for the club effective immediately.
Coach Bammel, who has been coaching with Dynamo Jrs since 2013, has been instrumental in helping develop players as a team head coach in the program, but will now serve to oversee and run the entire Jr Academy program starting immediately.
The DJCT connection with the Lake Travis High School program has been a very successful one, as the Lake Travis Boy's team advanced to the UIL 6A State Championship game for the first time in program history last month. Ten of the 11 starters on the high school team also play club soccer with DJCT, along with 16 total DJCT players on the team.
Coach Bammel, who was recently named by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches the Region 2 6A Coach of the Year, will start with DJCT's Fall 2016 team formation session this at Field of Dreams (FOD) with the girls (2007-2009's) starting at and boys (2007-2009's) from .
Director of Coaching, Tim Chestney, states, "I'm very excited to have David running our U8-U10 Jr Academy Program. Coach Bammel understands player development and what type of instruction is needed to develop technically-sound players at this critical age group of U8-U10. DJCT's philosophies on style of play also line up very well with what Coach Bammel does with his Lake Travis High School program, so hopefully for those DJCT players funneling into the high school program in a few short years, they will have developed a relationship and fundamental base to excel with Coach Bammel, that will provide fruits for both the high school program and DJCT."
Director of Jr Academy, David Bammel, "I am looking forward to moving into the role of DJCT U8-U10 Jr Academy Director. This will be a great opportunity to continuously develop the young talent of the area and to establish solid relationships with the families and athletes. I hope to assist these young athletes to become creative, technically strong players who love the game of soccer and will have a strong base to advance themselves year in and year out within the DJCT system. Working with the athletes of DJCT will allow the philosophy which I have implemented at the high school level to be introduced to them from the very beginning of their training and will focus their attention on so many of the things which have brought success to my program. I can't wait to see the long term benefits within the west Austin area from the collaboration of DJCT and the high school soccer program. I have no doubts that this relationship will foster great soccer players for both DJCT and the high school which, in turn, will facilitate the athletes opportunity to play soccer at the next level upon graduation of high school."