Almaden Futbol Club

Coach Nick Hatzke


29 years old

Years with Almaden FC

1st year


San Jose, California

Coaching Qualifications


Member, Positive Coaching Alliance

Coaching Experience


Soccer Camps

-  CAL Soccer Camps (Berkeley, CA)


Individual Training

-  Small Group and Individual training (Houston, TX),

-  College Bound high school boys


Team Training/Coaching

-  Trainer for Bellaire Soccer Club (Houston, TX),

-  U9 Girls and U12 Boys

-  Menlo Park Soccer Club coach (Menlo Park, CA), U10 Boys

-  JV Boys Soccer coach Woodside Priory

-  Alpine Soccer Club – 3 Teams


Playing Experience


Professional Career

4 Years, 2 with the Houston Dynamo of MLS


College Career

4 Years for University of California at Berkeley


High School

Bellarmine College Preparatory, Class of 2002



University of California at Berkeley

2006:  Undergraduate Degree: BA in American Studies


Santa Clara University

2009:  Pre-Dental Courses


University of San Francisco

2010-2011L  Pre-Dental Courses


Personal Coaching Mission

I want to teach my players to love the game.

I like all my players to understand the roles of each position on the field.

All in all, my job as a coach is to bring out the best in each player and teach them what it means to be a part of a team.

About coach Nick:

-  Oldest of three boys

-  Grew up in the south bay as an avid San Jose Clash/Earthquakes fan

-  Attended the inaugural MLS game in 2006 at Spartan Stadium, when Eric Wynalda scored to beat DC United