Coaching and Development

Philosophy

La Roca’s development philosophy is to develop players who are strong technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically, and are prepared to play the game at the highest levels. It is through strength that an individual climbs to the highest echelons of soccer competition and life.

Development Process

La Roca’s development process starts with trained, dedicated coaches. They work with motivated players who are serious about improving their skills. The talent is pooled together on teams that compete in local, state, regional, and national leagues. La Roca’s top teams compete in tournaments where college coaches can observe players and, in time, offer them opportunities to play collegiate soccer. Exceptional La Roca players are often recognized by national and even international scouts, launching them into the realm of semi-professional and professional soccer, as all those years of dedication turn their dreams into reality.

Coaching

La Roca’s greatest asset is its coaches. Under the technical direction of La Roca’s founder, Adolfo Ovalle, La Roca prides itself on the professional qualifications of its 150 total coaching staff, lead by 62 head coaches. With more USSF (United States Soccer Federation) A, B, and C licensed coaches than any other club in the state, La Roca is committed to coaching development through mentoring and education programs to guarantee our coaches remain at the top in the state and nation.

 

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Adolfo Ovalle

Adolfo Ovalle

La Roca Technical Director

Current Teams:

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Pancho Ovalle

Director of Coaching, La Roca North, Boys/Girls

Ariel Bravo

Ariel Bravo

Director of Coaching, La Roca South, Boys/Girls

Current Teams:

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Current Teams:

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Tim Crompton

Director of Coaching, La Roca Development Academy, Girls

Celso Santos

Celso Santos

Director of Player Development

Current Teams:

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Current Teams:

South:      

David Chevez

David Chevez

Director of Coaching, La Roca North, Boys, U13-U19

Elton Jazexhiu

Elton Jaxehiu

Director of Coaching, La Roca South, Boys/Girls, U7-U12

Current Teams:

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Current Teams:

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Felipe Diaz

Felipe Diaz

Director of Coaching, La Roca North, Girls, U13-U19

Kurt Nydegger

Kurt Nydegger

Director of Coaching, La Roca South, Girls, U13-U19

Current Teams:

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Current Teams:

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Rolando Hidalgo

Roly Hidalgo

Director of Coaching, La Roca North, Girls, U7-U12

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