Almaden Futbol Club

Coach RJ Castro

Age

43 yrs. old

Years with Almaden FC

4 years

Hometown

San Jose, California

Coaching Qualifications

 

-  20+ Years coaching at youth club

-  Olympic Development (ODP) and Professional evaluator

Coaching Experience

 

-  1988-89:  Boys/Girls High School JV coach

-  1991-93:  Coaching Director, SoccerGo4Gold

-  1993-95:  Black Magic Futbol Club

-  1994-98:  DII ODP Program

-  1994-96:  Los Gatos Wildcats trainer (U14-16)

-  1993-95:  Fremont HS varsity boys coach

-  1994:      CV U12 Trainer

-  1997-99, 06:  DeAnza college asst. coach

-  2002-05:  Lincoln HS varsity boys coach

-  2003-06:  SC Sporting U14-16 trainer

-  2004-07:  Evergreen college asst. menŐs coach

-  2004-08:  Owner/director, Academy for soccer excellence

-  2007-08:  Soccer Academy Director, Silver Creek Sportsplex

-  2010:       SJ Earthquakes open tryout evaluator

-  2009-12:  East valley P.A.L. soccer commissioner (volunteer)

 

Playing Experience

 

-  CYSAN youth soccer

-  Michigan Youth Soccer

-  Olympic Development Program

-  Varsity High School

-  Community College, NAIA, Division II

-  Adult Amateur, CSAN ODP U23

-  Pro Trials with Portland, Seattle, San Diego

-  MLS Combine in 2004 Florida

 

Education

-  Associates of Arts Degree, De Anza College

-  Sienna Heights, Attended

-  Notre Dame de Namur University, Attended

Personal Coaching Mission

Provide a challenging environment for each player to advance his or her skills to the next level.