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.


A License Coaches
B License Coaches
Other USSF Licensed Coaches
Past Professional Players or Coaches
Accumulated Years Soccer experience

La Roca Coaching Philosophy

To develop players to reach their full potential, to support player advancement, and to deepen the player’s love for the game through the La Roca experience.

The La Roca Way

Every player is important

Correct development creates results

Professional, organized and prepared

Coach and play with dignity

Player Progress Management


Technical Director, Coach, Founder

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.


Pancho Ovalle
Pancho Ovalle801-390-8340
Director of Coaching, North Premier Teams
Eduardo Oroz
Eduardo Oroz801-529-0120
Director of Coaching, North Recreation


Ahmed Bakrim
Ahmed Bakrim760-889-2477
Director of Coaching, Salt Lake


Ariel Bravo
Ariel Bravo801-686-1068
Director of Coaching, South
Elton Jazexhiu
Elton Jazexhiu801-473-1085
Director of Coaching, South Premier Teams
Kurt Nydegger
Kurt Nydegger801-717-7018
Director of Coaching, South Select Teams


Ariel Bravo
Ariel Bravo801-686-1068
Director of Coaching, Spanish Fork


Ricardo Aparicio
Ricardo Aparicio801-941-7083
North 2008 Girls
Thiago Cano
Thiago Cano801-865-1325
North 2011 Boys, 2008 Boys, 2006 Boys
Burton Cate
Burton Cate 469-667-8960
North 2012 Girls
Todd Cate
Todd Cate757-254-5416
North 2013 Girls
David Chevez
David Chevez801-440-9363
North 2002 Boys, 2002/2003 Boys ECNL, 2004 Boys ECNL, 2004 Girls ECNL
Drake Cook
Drake Cook
Assistant Sports Performance Coach
Felipe Diaz
Felipe Diaz801-499-2256
North 2008 Girls ECNL, 2006 Girls, 2006 Girls ECNL
Francisco Escobar
Francisco Escobar385-519-9831
North 2012 Boys, 2011 Boys
Orlando Escobar
Orlando Escobar702-379-2049
North 2013 Girls
Mike Galbraith
Mike Galbraith801-668-4360
North 2007 Boys
Junior Garcia
Junior Garcia801-648-6425
North 2014 Boys, 2013 boys
Andrew Harestad
Andrew Harestad801-824-2277
Director of High Performance
Tyler Henley
Tyler Henley801-940-7461
North 2011 Girls, 2010 Girls
Joseph Hickman
Joseph Hickman801-391-6956
North 2007 Boys, 2004 Boys, 2004 Girls
Roly Hidalgo
Roly Hidalgo801-698-6326
Tyler Hunsaker
Tyler Hunsaker801-589-2163
North 2009 Boys
Christopher Kent
Christopher Kent801-721-7249
North 2013 Boys, 2012 Boys
Gary Lambert
Gary Lambert801-710-3026
Goal Keeper Trainer
Nelson Lopez
Nelson Lopez801-644-1794
North 2009 Boys
Courtney Merino
Courtney Merino801-660-9719
North 2007 Girls
Will Morby
Will Morby801-712-7776
North 2012 Boys, 2010 Boys
Najah Odeh
Najah Odeh801-864-4453
North 2003 Boys
Eduardo Oroz
Eduardo Oroz801-529-0120
North 2010 Boys
Adolfo Ovalle
Adolfo Ovalle801-529-6747
North 2002/2003 Girls ECNL, 2006 Boys
Pancho Ovalle
Pancho Ovalle801-390-8340
North 2009 Girls, 2007 Girls ECNL, 2005 Girls ECNL, 2005 Girls
Kelly Parke
Kelly Parke801-725-8438
North 2008 Boys
Lei Anne Price
Lei Anne Price801-920-6752
North 2005 Girls
Chad Sackett
Chad Sackett801-400-4121
North 2010 Boys
Craig Sanders
Craig Sanders801-361-6798
North 2003 Girls
Tory Waters
Tory Waters801-309-4186
North 2003 Girls, 2007 Boys
Heidi Wheelwright
Heidi Wheelwright801-589-8444
North 2011 Girls


Danilo Acosta
Danilo Acosta801-638-1748
Salt Lake 2010 Boys, 2008 Boys, 2006 Boys
Ahmed Bakrim
Ahmed Bakrim760-889-2477
Salt Lake 2007 Boys
Hector Cortes
Hector Cortes801-560-7972
Salt Lake 2011 and 2012 Boys
Nefi Gomez
Nefi Gomez801-557-5822
Salt Lake 2010 Boys, 2009 Boys, 2008 Girls
Ivan Guerrero
Ivan Guerrero801-824-8163
Salt Lake 2008 Girls, 2005 Girls, 2012 Boys, 2008 Boys
Justin Motzkus
Justin Motzkus385-439-3668
Goalkeeper Coach
Trisha Roberts
Trisha Roberts801-718-7508
Salt Lake 2003 Girls
Eric Ruiz
Eric Ruiz801-634-9400
Salt Lake 2011 Boys
Jorge Salcedo
Jorge Salcedo567-712-5718
Salt Lake 2013 Boys, 2011 Boys
Armando Uribe
Armando Uribe801-913-1037
Salt Lake 2014 Boys


Josue Abarca
Josue Abarca385-208-0310
South 2012 Boys, 2011 Girls
Flavio Bleinat
Flavio Bleinat385-223-4875
South 2010 Girls, 2009 Girls, 2008 Girls ECNL
César Botero
César Botero801-856-9905
South 2008 Boys, 2006 Boys, 2004 Boys
Ariel Bravo
Ariel Bravo801-686-1068
South 2006 Girls, 2003 Girls
Mario Hernandez
Mario Hernandez801-884-2455
South 2010 Boys, 2007 Boys
Elton Jazexhiu
Elton Jazexhiu801-473-1085
South 2005 Girls, 2005 Boys
Jose Milla-Garcia
Jose Milla-Garcia801-661-7476
South 2012 Boys, 2011 Boys, 2007 Boys ECNL
Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller801-637-8511
South 2012 Boys, 2009 Boys
Gary Nell
Gary Nell801-809-2731
South 2012 Girls
Rafael Novoa
Rafael Novoa385-242-1910
Goal Keeper Coach
Kurt Nydegger
Kurt Nydegger801-717-7018
South 2011 Boys, 2010 Boys, 2006 Girls
Celso Santos
Celso Santos801-427-3333
South 2008 Boys ECNL, 2006 Boys ECNL, 2006 Boys, 2005 Boys ECNL, 2003 Boys
Fabricio Soares
Fabricio Soares801-874-7296
South 2009 Boys
Christopher Theurer
Christopher Theurer801-450-2944
South 2005 Girls
Spencer Thomas
Spencer Thomas801-598-7645
South 2012 Boys
Armando Uribe
Armando Uribe801-913-1037
South 2012 Girls
Doug Webb
Doug Webb801-473-6544
South 2011 Girls


Spencer Andersen
Spencer Andersen801-835-1088
Spanish Fork 2003 Girls
Brennan Berry
Brennan Berry360-229-3342
Spanish Fork 2012 Boys
Trent Davies
Trent Davies801-885-9466
Spanish Fork 2008 Girls
Ryan Lemon
Ryan Lemon801-358-5439
Spanish Fork 2010 Boys, 2009 Boys
Jeremy Lloyd
Jeremy Lloyd801-592-8042
Spanish Fork 2011 Girls
Raul Ortiz
Raul Ortiz
Spanish Fork 2004 Girls
Chad Pieroni
Chad Pieroni
Spanish Fork 2006 Boys
Dallas Proctor
Dallas Proctor801-499-1388
Spanish Fork 2006 Girls