An Open Letter to Parents and Players of La Roca FC:

LA ROCA FC ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR UPCOMING MANDATED CHANGES

US Soccer’s mandate will force big changes in upcoming year

La Roca Futbol Club today announced its plans to manage the upcoming changes coming in the soccer year beginning with tryouts in May 2016. US Soccer has mandated that all teams must be formed according to calendar year of birth. This is a major change from the previous practice of using a school year calendar to form teams, which creates many difficulties for our current team rosters moving forward. Because of the mandate, we are forced to comply with this change, which was passed down to Utah Youth Soccer Association and Utah’s participating clubs. We do not support this change, but we have no other options. Every club in Utah, in every state, every player and every coach under US Soccer will be affected by this change.

La Roca has been gathering information, making roster lists by birth year, and seeking direct feedback from our coaches on every player and every team to clearly understand how our teams and players will be affected. Changes to the field size and goal size for each age group are also part of this player development change. Below is a list of our tentative teams and coaches for the upcoming year (2016-2017) as well as a link to FAQ on the changes. We are working to be as flexible and transparent as possible in a difficult situation, and plan to address these changes to best support the development of the individual player as well as the development of each team.

La Roca will continue to provide information on this subject as it becomes available from US Youth Soccer and UYSA.

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact Adolfo Ovalle at: (801)529-6747 Cell, (801)825-6040 Office, adolfo@larocafc.com

 

2016-2017 La Roca Coaching Staff*

*subject to change

NORTH-GIRLS

Birth Year

Age Group 

Coach

2010

U7

TBD

TBD

2009

U8

David Bush

TBD

2008

U9

Najah Odeh/David Chevez

TBD

2007

U10

Derek Tate

TBD

TBD

2006

U11

Chad Sackett

TBD

TBD

2005

U12

Pancho Ovalle

Eric Creamer

TBD

2004

U13

Felipe Diaz

Colette Smith

Lei Anne Price

TBD

2003

U14

Roly Hidalgo

TJ Waters

Derek Tate

TBD

2002

U15

Pancho Ovalle

Kelly Parke

TBD

2001

U16

Felipe Diaz

Roly Hildalgo

TBD

2000

U17

Tim Crompton

TBD

1999

U18

Pancho Ovalle

Felipe Diaz

TBD

1998

U19

Felipe Diaz

Ariel Bravo

TBD

NORTH-BOYS

Birth Year

Age Group

Coach 

2010

U7

TBD

TBD

2009

U8

TBD

TBD

2008

U9

Kelly Park

Wyane Ropelato

TBD

2007

U10

Heidi Wheelwright

Ryan Johnson

TBD

2006

U11

Roly Hidalgo

Will Morby

TBD

TBD

2005

U12

David Chevez

Alejandro Vazquez

Jeff Rogers

TBD

2004

U13

Alejandro Vazquez

Eduardo Oroz

Eric Creamer

Jeremy Maughan

TBD

2003

U14

David Chevez

Chad Booth

Eduardo Oroz

Alex “Nelly” Lopez

Jeremy Maughan

TBD

2002

U15

TJ Waters

Heidi Wheelwright

David Bush

TBD

2001

U16

Adolfo Ovalle

Derek Tate

TBD

2000

U17

David Chevez

Nate Myerhoffer 

TBD

1999

U18

Adolfo Ovalle

TBD

1998

U19

TJ Waters

TBD

SOUTH-GIRLS

Birth Year

Age Group 

Coach

2008

U9

TBD

2007

U10

Ben Blakley

Jeremy Johnson 

Grant Chandler

2006

U11

Doug Webb

Doug Webb

Kurt Nydegger

Tasha Long

2005

U12

Ben Blakley

Jamie Schock

Stephen Stowe

TBD

TBD

2004

U13

Jamie Schock

TBD

2003

U14

Jamie Schock

Stephen Stowe

TBD

2002

U15

Ariel Bravo

TBD

2001

U16

Ariel Bravo 

Matt Long

TBD

2000

U17

Jamie Schock

Kurt Nydegger

Matt Long

TBD

1999

U18

Celso Santos

TBD

SOUTH-BOYS

Birth Year

Age Group

Coach 

2008

U9

Newton “Junior” Silva

Cristan Jimenez

Mario Hernandez

Spencer Thomas

2007

U10

Jose Milla

Mario Hernandez

TBD

2006

U11

Aaron Stubbs

TBD

2005

U12

Elton Jazexhiu

Cesar Botero

TBD

2004

U13

Elton Jazexhiu

Cesar Botero

TBD

2003

U14 

Celso Santos

Kurt Nydegger

Cesar Botero

TBD

2002

U15

Elton Jazexhiu

Cristan Jimenez

TBD

2001

U16

Ariel Bravo

Raul Ortiz

TBD

2000

U17

Celso Santos

Ariel Bravo

TBD

1999

U18

Celso Santos

TBD

US Soccer Changes Resources and FAQs

http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching-education/resources/2015-player-development-initiatives

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Thank You,

La Roca Futbol Club

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