La Roca Soccer Experience Starts Here

La Roca FC teams have enjoyed 10 years of growth and success in Utah County. Because of the enthusiasm of thousands of young players, La Roca FC now expands its teams in Utah County to include a Junior Academy program for 4-8 year old boys and girls. Ariel Bravo, Director of Coaching for La Roca South, will serve as the Junior Academy’s new Director. Ariel is a former professional soccer player who holds a B-level license from US Soccer. He will be joined by former La Roca player Madie Siddoway Gates, who recently graduated from BYU after playing Women’s Soccer for four years, and Celso Santos, our Director of Player Development, who brings years of experience coaching young players. Additionally, all 15 La Roca South coaches will assist with training throughout the season. We are excited to offer these young players the best instruction as they begin their soccer journey.

Program Details

Dates: Begins June 3, runs summer, fall, and spring

Time: TBA (summer sessions will take place in the morning)

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Locations: Timberline Middle School in Alpine

Training: The program will provide two 1-hour training sessions a week during the summer, fall, and spring.

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Cost & Schedule

Cost is $450 (10% sibling discount). A uniform is included in the cost, though players will need their own cleats and shin guards. Winter training will be optional at an additional cost.

Coaches are trained by our Licensed Coaches.

We’ll do 20 trainings in summer on Monday and Wednesday morning to avoid the heat at Timberline Middle School in Alpine starting on 6/3 until 8/14 before UYSA Fall season start and no training on 4th of July week.
In August we’ll start our Fall season in 8/19 Monday until 10/16. It will be 16 trainings with Labor Day week off.
Spring will be starting on 3/9 Monday until 5/13 with no training during spring break it will be 18 trainings.
Total it will be 54 trainings.
Days and time for the Fall and Spring segments will be regarding schedule for UYSA and coaches availability.

Meet Our Coaches

Ariel and his team of coaches will create a safe, positive environment for kids to develop their skills and have fun. The objective of the program is tap into their potential by teaching them the necessary foot skills and instilling a passion for soccer. We will focus on the hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills required for dribbling the ball, controlling the ball, passing, and shooting. We will also teach the basics of goalkeeping. This program will help prepare the kids for the next step, should they decide to pursue competitive soccer.

Ariel Bravo
Ariel Bravo801-686-1068
Madison Gates
Madison Gates435-764-3566
Celso Santos
Celso Santos801-427-3333

Advantages of La Roca Junior Soccer Program