Our Mission

We are committed to providing each player with a clear path to reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

Development: Is a core value that lies at the heart of La Roca’s philosophy. It encompasses the growth of players, both on and off the field, with the aim of helping them reach their full potential and achieve their personal goals.

Passion: Is a core value that goes beyond just playing the sport. It encompasses a deep desire to constantly improve as a player, coach, parent and supporter.

Unity: Is a core value that embodies the idea when individuals come together with a shared purpose and a common goal, they are able to achieve extraordinary feats both on and off the field.

Character: Is a core value that teaches us it’s not just about winning games; It’s about becoming better individuals on and off the field. We believe that strong character leads to success in both soccer and in life. We believe that by instilling these values in our players, we are not only shaping better athletes but also nurturing individuals who will make positive contribution to society.

La Roca FC Development Pathway

La Roca Futbol Club believes in developing and showcasing youth soccer players at all ages and levels of play, from local recreation leagues to the highest levels of competition in the state, regional and national platforms. La Roca FC is determined to be a strong leader in the youth soccer community of Utah and a solid foundation in the lives of its players.

La Roca FC Development Process


La Roca uses top-notch indoor training facilities such as La Roca Park, Zions Bank Real Academy, Lehi Family Park and the La Roca Pleasant Grove Training Center.


Soccer methodology refers to the systematic and organized approach to teaching and coaching soccer (football) players. It encompasses the techniques, strategies, and principles used to develop players’ skills, tactics, fitness, and overall understanding of the game. Soccer methodology typically includes training drills, coaching philosophies, player development plans, and strategies for both individual and team improvement. It aims to provide a structured framework for players and coaches to follow in order to achieve success in soccer.

Human Performance

Mobility, speed, and agility are essential for youth soccer players as they enable enhanced movement, quick bursts of acceleration, and the ability to swiftly change direction on the field. Improved mobility supports precise execution of soccer skills, while speed aids in both offensive and defensive play by covering ground rapidly. Agility is crucial for evading opponents and maneuvering through tight spaces. These attributes collectively elevate a youth soccer player’s performance, impacting aspects such as ball control, positioning, defensive capabilities, and the creation of goal-scoring opportunities, ultimately contributing to their success in the sport.


Nutrition for youth soccer refers to the dietary choices and intake of nutrients that support the physical growth, energy needs, and performance of young soccer players. It involves providing essential macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to ensure proper development, sustained energy levels, and optimal athletic performance in young individuals participating in soccer activities. Proper hydration is also a crucial aspect of youth soccer nutrition.

Coaching Education

La Roca Futbol Club is devoted to nurturing the growth of its coaching staff through a comprehensive program of both internal and external coaches’ education. In-house, we facilitate workshops, seminars, and training sessions aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of our coaches. This dedication to continual learning guarantees that our coaching team remains on the cutting forefront of the latest strategies and techniques. Concurrently, we encourage external coaches’ education, supporting our coaches in pursuing their individual USSF A, B, C, and D licenses, as well as fostering collaborations with other coaching organizations and experts on a global scale. This dual approach not only enhances our coaches’ expertise but also cultivates a robust network within the wider soccer community. By providing both internal and external educational opportunities, La Roca Futbol Club is leading the way in coaching excellence.

Sports Psychology Mental Toughness

La Roca helps players focus on understanding the mental and emotional aspects soccer. Our principles and techniques help youth soccer players develop mental resilience, confidence, focus, and emotional control, all of which are crucial for success in the sport. Our goal is to improve a players mindset, motivation, and overall mental well-being to enhance their performance and enjoyment of the game.

Video Analysis

Video analysis serves as a powerful tool to enhance a youth soccer player’s technical, tactical, and mental aspects of the game, ultimately contributing to their growth and success on the field. Coaches can identify strengths and weaknesses and track a player’s performance.


Technical Director | Founder | Coach

Adolfo Ovalle is the Director of Coaching and Founder of the La Roca Futbol Club.  After he retired from his professional career, he formed the La Roca Futbol Club on June 1st, 2005.
Adolfo’s passion and dedication to the development of soccer has ensured La Roca has become a nationally dominant soccer program that competes at the highest level.
His exceptional high standards, enthusiasm and soccer philosophy has enabled La Roca to become one of the great youth soccer programs in the country. La Roca attracts the best coaches and players who continue to build upon Adolfo’s vision, which results in exceptional achievements both on and off the field.

The La Roca Difference

La Roca’s focus is on developing dedicated players who are ready to play at a collegiate or national level. La Roca is led by a team of 62 head coaches, and has more A, B and C licensed coaches than any other club in the state. Elite level coaches and past professional players are distributed throughout the club to ensure the players get the best of training and guidance.

Since its inception in 2005, La Roca has emerged as the dominant club in terms of its successes on the field. Because of its focus on development and soccer education, La Roca is a highly respected program, with a reputation of preparing college-ready players.

La Roca is Successful

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.

Best Facilities

Besides the highest level of coaching, La Roca has invested in providing players with the best of facilities and equipment to improve as players. La Roca Park has a 100 x 60 yard soccer field for winter training and full-sided games.

Best Programs

La Roca has team options for all levels of players, with elite level national teams to first year junior players, and teams located from Logan in the north to Santaquin in the south.