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    News
    Strikers FC South Coast Captures Proven Leader in New Director of Coaching
    Jan 15 2014 - Staff
    Strikers FC South Coast is pleased to announce our newly appointed Director of Coaching, Alex Camargo, who has been given the full authority with immediate effect, to direct the Strikers South Coast club.
     
    “The Board is very pleased to have Alex join and assume a leadership role in our club. We are excited to have his experience in directing a club, a coaching staff and working with players and families as part of our structure.”
    Strikers FC South Coast will rise into new heights under Director of Coaching, Alex Camargo who has reached 8 Cal-South National Cup Championships during his 22 years coaching span in youth soccer. Alex has also coached Women’s World Cup Players, United States Youth National Team Players, MLS Professional Soccer Players and WPS Professional Soccer Players. Coach Camargo is also responsible for coaching over 200 boys and girls players who moved on to Division I, II & NAIA universities with academic/athletic scholarships.
     
    To say that Alex Camargo has been successful would be an understatement, evidenced by his selection as the 2002 NIKE Coach of the Year for CYSA-South and 2005 NSCAA California State Coach of the Year. He has developed a teaching method that is motivational as well as educational to players of all ages and skill levels. His goals are to develop complete soccer players physically, mentally, and emotionally. In addition, Alex Camargo provides each player the tools needed in order to excel to a greater competitive level, where they are performing to their maximum potential. To accomplish these goals, he creates a positive environment while promoting the necessity to maintain academics as a primary goal. According to Alex, “Nothing attracts success more than a Scholastic Athlete”.
     
    Alex Camargo is currently the Head Coach for the Long Beach City College Women’s Soccer Program. He has won 3 National Championships (2003, 2004 & 2005) and 6 State Titles at Long Beach City College, the most by any Community College in California history (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005).
     
    Alex Camargo is the son of Oscar Camargo, who played professionally in his native country Argentina. Clearly the same passion, desire, and love for the game has been handed from father to son. During his youth, Alex made his presence felt on the soccer field where he competed at the highest levels, including being selected to the United States Regional Olympic Development Program.
     
    Alex Camargo is already jump starting into his role and has expressed the following, “I’m very excited about my position as DOC and I strongly believe we have a bright future ahead of us. David Zilpa will continue his role as Youth Director. I have appointed my brother, Walter Camargo as Technical Director to assist in this transition. In the next couple of weeks, we will be conducting a Coaches meeting, followed by a Managers meeting. We also plan to conduct Team meetings in early February to go over the new direction of the club for the 2014-’15 season. I look forward to meeting everyone and I thank you for accepting me as a part of the South Coast family.”
     
    Alex's Bio:
     
    Alex Camargo
     
    - 2005 NSCAA State Coach of the Year
    - 2002 Cal South Nike Coach of the Year
     
    COACHING EXPERIENCE - CLUB SOCCER LEVEL
     

    Director of Coaching – Cerritos Regional Soccer Club / So Cal Infinity / Strikers FC Cerritos – (1997- Present)

     8 National Cup Championships (1996 – 2003)

     2002 CYSA-South Nike Coach of the Year

     Coached over 200 players who moved on to Division I, II, III & NAIA universities.

     Coached current Women’s World Cup Players

     Coached United States Youth National Team Players

     Coached current MLS Professional Soccer Players

     Coached WPS Professional Soccer Players Technical Director – Strikers FC ECNL (2012- Present)

     Elite Club National League (ECNL) is the top gaming circuit for youth girls soccer in the country developing top level collegiate and US youth national team caliber players.

     

    Head Coach – So Cal Infinity ‘96 Girls U-16 Premier – (2006- 2010)
     2010 CYSA-South National Cup Quarter-Finalist
     2009 CYSS-South Sweet 16
     2008 CYSA-South National Cup Quarter-Finalist
     2007 CYSA-South National Cup Quarter-Finalist
     2006 CYSA-South National Cup Semi-Finalist
     
    Head Coach - So Cal Infinity ‘92 – (2003- 2007)
     2007 CYSA-South National Cup Quarter-Finalist
     2006 CYSA-South National Cup Semi-Finalist
     2005 CYSA-South National Cup Finalist
     2004 Coast Soccer League Finalist
     2003 Coast Soccer League Champions
     
    Head Coach - CRSC Infinity ’83 (1997- 2002)
     Alex coached the CRSC Infinity ‘83 team from a middle of the road Silver team at GU-13 to one of the top 5 teams in the nation at GU-15 through GU-19. During that time the team won over 250 games and went to the CYSA-S National State Cup Final Four an unprecedented 6 consecutive times, winning it once (GU-15) and finishing in the finals three other times. The GU-15 State Championship team went on to capture the Far West Regional Tournament. In addition, the team captured the GU-15 & GU-19 Surf Cup and the at GU-16 & GU-19 CSL Premier League Championship.
     
    Head Coach – CRSC Riptide ’79 (1996- 1999)
     Alex coached the CRSC Riptide ’79 girl’s team from a low level Gold team to become the 1996 GU-16 Far West Regional Finalist / CYSA-S National State Cup Champions, 1997 GU-17 Far West Regional Semi-finalist / CYSA-S National State Cup Finalist and 1999 GU-19 Far West Regional Semi-finalist / CYSA-S National State Cup Champions. In addition, the team captured the GU-19 WAGS Premier Tournament and the GU-16 & GU-19 CSL Premier League Championship.
     
    Head Coach – CRSC Brigade ’78 (1994- 1998)
     Alex coached the CRSC Brigade boy’s team. This team was extremely talented and consisted of three U-17 US National Team Players, eight Regional ODP Players and two CYSA-S ODP State Team players. This team was the 1995 &1996 CYSA-S National State Cup Finalist. They participated in the prestigious Dallas Cup and were 1995 & 1996 Back to Back Finalist and were one of three US teams to participate in the U-19 Dallas Cup Super Group. In addition, the team captured the U-16, U-17 and U-19 CSL Premier League Championship.
     
    COACHING EXPERIENCE – COLLEGE LEVEL
     
    LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
    Women’s Soccer Program – (1996 -Present)
    Alex Camargo is currently the Head Coach for the Long Beach City College Women’s Soccer Program. He has won 3 National Championships (2003, 2004 & 2005) and 6 State Titles at Long Beach City College, the most by any Community College in California history (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005).
     
    • 2005 NSCAA California State Coach of the Year
    • 2005 South Coast Conference Coach of the Year
    • 2004 South Coast Conference Coach of the Year
     
    COACHING EXPERIENCE – PERSONAL TRAINING
    Co-Director – Camargo Youth Soccer School
    Alex Camargo, Oscar Camargo and Walter Camargo run a family business called the Camargo Youth Soccer School. All together they run soccer camps, team training, group training and individual training sessions.
    Co-Director - Collegiate Athletic Preparatory Sessions (CAPS)
    Five weeks of intense training to prepare the premier athlete for the college season. This conditioning program is for current college athletes and high school juniors / seniors.
    Staff Coach – UCLA College ID Camp (2013 - Present)
    Staff Coach – Santa Clara University Soccer Camp (1997 - 1999)
     
     
    Walter’s experience as a player and coach is as follows:
     
    Professional Playing Experience
    • Member of the US Youth Men’s National Team
    • Played Professionally with Troyes SC Reserves in France
    College Playing Experience
    • Freshman & Sophomore year received a full ride athletic scholarship to UC Irvine.
    • Junior & Senior year received a full ride athletic scholarship to Cal State Fullerton (2000 NCAA Division I Ranked #2).
    • Selected to the Top 80 Adidas All Tournament Team as a freshmen.
    High School Playing Experience
    • 1997 CIF Champions with Mater Dei High School
    • First Team All County Junior and Senior Year
    • Inducted into the Mater Dei Hall of Fame
    Club Playing Experience
    • Competed at the highest levels, including being selected to the United States Regional Olympic Development Program.
    Club Coaching Experience:
    • Technical Director for Strikers FC Cerritos
    • Head Coach- Strikers FC ECNL G15
    • Walter has been Head Coach for several top-level boys and girls teams from 2006 to present.
    High School Coaching Experience
    • 2000-’01: Head Coach- Mater Dei High School Girls Varsity Program
    • CIF Finalist
    • 2004 to 2013: Head Coach- Canyon High School Girls Varsity Program
    • 2006 to 2013: Head Coach- Canyon High School Boys varsity Program
    Holiday Message
    Dec 22 2013 - Strikers FC South Coast Directors
     
    Dear Strikers - South Coast, Cerritos, Tustin, Irvine, Whittier, Family:
    Dear Friends abroad from Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Northern Ireland:
     
    We want to thank you for a wonderful, life changing year.  A year where we have learned and grown as we have conquered many obstacles along the way.  There are no words to describe the gratitude and the best wishes we have for all of you.  Wishes of good health, first and foremost, of personal, successful victories for the New Year and of dreams coming true for this blessed Christmas.  May you enjoy your Christmas surrounded warmly by your loved once, who are the most important people in this world and the only reason we do what we do, and may your wishes come true as we enter the New Year full of incredible surprises and higher goals to reach.
     
    To our Staff and Coaches, a very special thank you for all that you do to keep this Club a true family, a true competitor.
     
    With Love and Respect,
     
    Your Strikers FC - South Coast Board of Directors
    Strikers FC Alum - EMA BOATENG - First Division Pro in Sweden
    Dec 08 2013 - Stephen Shackleford
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    Right to Dream graduate Ema Boateng has joined Swedish side Helsingborgs IF on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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    Spain Tournament Daily Journal - Day Six
    Sep 21 2013 - Rob Egan
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    Saturday, 21th of September 2013

     

    (Day 6)

     

    Primary Contributors: Coach Walter, Rob Egan

     

     

    The Day’s Events and Timeline

     

    7:15 am – Breakfast at hotel (buffet with eggs, bacon, potates, cereal, fruit, orange juice, and more)

     

    8:15 am – Board bus for futbol tournament

     

    8:45 am – Arrive at the futbol pitch for Group 4

     

    9:45 am – Game 5 (last of group phase) against Kapa

     

    12 pm – Game 6 (first of consolation rounds) against Canillas (tournament sponsor team)

     

    1:15 pm – Snack at fields while watching other matches (McDonalds)

     

    2:15 pm – Board bus for hotel

     

    2:45 pm – Lunch at new hotel (buffet with fish, pasta, salad, fruit, desserts, and more)

     

    3:15 pm – Rest in hotel rooms

     

    4:45 pm – Board bus for futbol pitch

     

    6:15 pm – Game 7 against Ajax

     

    7:30 am – Board bus for hotel

     

    8 pm – Dinner at hotel (buffet with fish, potatoes, salad, fruit, desserts, and more)

     

    9 pm – Swim in hotel pool

     

    10 pm – Get ready for bed

     

    10:30 pm – In rooms with the lights out

     

     

     

     

    Today was the second day of the tournament and last day of futbol for our boys, as only the semi-final and final will be played tomorrow.  Below, for today’s games, we will show the final score, a list of the Strikers goals scored, and a summary of the game as provided by Coach Walter.

     

    Game 5

     

    Kapa 0 vs. Strikers FC 0

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “The last game of group phase and first game of the day was against Kapa (first division from Finland.  We knew before going into the match that they tied FC Barcelona; they beat AIK from Sweden; and they tied Fulham”.  We had watched them play and knew they were a good team and had a great attack.  They were a well-balanced team.  The main focus for us, we knew we were getting better and better, was to not play any kick ball.  I told the boys that if we stick to our game plan, playing possession style soccer and moving the ball out of the back, we would have a great day and be successful.  And, that is exactly how the day started for us in the first game against Kapa.  It was a great game; and we had great opportunities to score goals.  And, the game finished off 0-0.”

     

     

    Game 6

     

    Canillas 0 vs. Strikers FC 4

     

    Strikers Goals:  Noah Egan (1), Arturo Chavez (1), Christian Djurasevic (1), Eric Papke (1)

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “We went on to play Canillas, which is the host team, a second division team from Spain (the host team of the tournament).  Again, we expressed to the boys that we want to stick to a possession style game, start from the back and overlap from the wings, and move together as a team moving forward onto the attack.  The boys started getting better and better and started executing the game plan.  And, we generated a lot of attack and scored a lot of goals.  We ended up putting the ball in the back of the net four times.  We had four beautiful goals, a lot of breakaways and lot of through-balls.  We were well-balanced the whole game.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Game 7

     

    Ajax 0 vs. Strikers FC 1

     

    Strikers Goals:  Lance Barker (1)

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “Our next big game, we ended up playing Ajax, the winner of the Ajax vs Coimbra game.  Ajax has one of the top youth levels in the world.  Again, we knew we were going to be playing a strong team.  And again, our main focus was to control the percentage on possession, and make sure that we high-pressured them in the midfield.  And again, we executed that all game long.  It was one of the best games of the tournament, not only for our team, but, in general as I was watching the game.  We were high-pressuring the middle, overlapping a lot out of the outside backs.  Any time that we took the ball away, we never hit the ball up; we always tried to make a pass after we took the ball away.  It worked for us all game long.  We had several opportunities to score on some breakaways and we didn’t finish those opportunities.  And then finally in the second half, we got a good break, a nice beautiful through-ball that went through.  And we ended up dribbling the goalie and put the ball in the back of the net.  For the rest of the game, Ajax pushed-up a lot of numbers, doing all they could to tie the game.  And again, the whole team was playing great defense transitioning back with two lines of defense.  And again, instead of clearing the ball out, every time we took it away, we countered and possessed the ball and got up and still had several more chances.”

     

    Tomorrow, the boys will spend the day watching the semi-final and final matches and attending the awards ceremony.  Tomorrow night, they will be going to the professional futbol match at the Bernabeu (Real Madrid vs. Getafe).  We will leave early Monday morning to the airport and arrive home at LAX late in the afternoon.  See you soon.

     

    All the best,

     

    Strikers FC in Spain

     

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    Spain Tournament Daily Journal - Day Five
    Sep 20 2013 - Rob Egan
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    Friday, 20th of September 2013

     

    (Day 5)

     

    Primary Contributors: Coach Walter, Rob Egan

     

     

    The Day’s Events and Timeline

     

    6:30 am – Check-out of hotel

     

    6:45 am – Breakfast on-the-go (sack breakfast with a breakfast sandwich, apple, and orange juice)

     

    7:15 am – Board bus for futbol tournament

     

    8 am – Arrive at the futbol pitch for Group 4

     

    9 am – Game 1 against FC Barcelona

     

    10:30 am – Game 2 against AIK

     

    11:45 am – Board bus for new nearby hotel

     

    12:15 pm – Check-in to new hotel and rest until lunch

     

    1 pm – Lunch at new hotel (buffet with beef, chicken, potatoes, salad, fruit, desserts, and more)

     

    2 pm – Rest in hotel rooms

     

    2:45 pm – Board bus for futbol pitch

     

    4:15 pm – Game 3 against Fulham

     

    5:45 pm – Game 4 against U.D. Sanse

     

    7:15 am – Board bus for hotel

     

    7:45 pm – Arrive back at hotel and rest in rooms

     

    8:30 pm – Dinner at hotel (buffet with fish, potatoes, salad, fruit, desserts, and more)

     

    9:30 pm – Get ready for bed

     

    10 pm – In rooms with the lights out

    Today was the first day of the tournament.  The boys were excited and a little nervous.  Below, for each of the day’s games, we will show the final score, a list of the Strikers goals scored, and a summary of the game as provided by Coach Walter.

     

    Coaches Statement for the Group Phase of the Tournament:

     

    “We are in the hardest group for the tournament.  In our group (group 4) is the number one team in the country (FC Barcelona), Strikers Academy, AIK (first division from Sweden), Kapa (first division from Finland), Fulham (top 5 in England and the English Premier League and for the youth level as well), and UD Sanse (a local team from Spain).”

     

     

    Game 1

     

    FC Barcelona 2 vs. Strikers FC 0

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “Our first game was against FC Barcelona.  The goal for the team was to have a balanced defense.  We had been working all week long on preparing against Barcelona’s formation and how they attack.  We worked on how to advance and slide and get in areas and passing lanes.  The team definitely executed the game plan.  It is unfortunate that we made one defensive mistake in the first half, which led to a goal.  Other than that, the game was back and forth.  We had some clear opportunities to score against Barcelona.  In the second half we started to high pressure a little bit more, take chances offensively by leaving open players up top for Barcelona, to get up in numbers.  It was unfortunate we got scored on in the last second of the game.  Clearly the goal was offsides.”

     

     

    Game 2

     

    Strikers FC 1 vs. AIK FC 2

     

    Strikers Goals:  Noah Egan (1)

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “The second game was versus AIK from Stockholm, Sweden, first division.  The boys started off very slow in the beginning of the game.  The defense was asleep the first ten minutes of the game.  We got scored on during a corner kick.  We were falling apart 1v1.  The second half the boys woke-up and gave more of a balanced attack, attacking up the wings and pushing up numbers.  We scored a goal early that half.  We kept pressuring and had great opportunities.  Some 1v1’s that we missed early.  Unfortunately, we fell short in that game.”

     

     

     

     

     

    Game 3

     

    Fulham 1 vs. Strikers FC 1

     

    Strikers Goals:  Lance Barker (1)

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “The third game was against Fulham.  It was probably one of the best matches the boys got to play.  The first half, the boys were moving the ball, passing and working on the things we worked on all week, executing the passing game and controlling the ball, dribbling in spaces.  We scored a nice, beautiful goal, a 1v1 goal by Lance, who put it away.  In the second half, we sort of got away from our game plan.  Fulham was pushing up a lot of numbers and they were high pressuring us.  The boys were struggling a little bit on passing the ball and just started clearing the ball up, which led Fulham to a little bit more possession in the second half and they capitalized a goal on us.”

     

     

    Game 4

     

    Strikers FC 5 vs. AIK FC 0

     

    Strikers Goals:  Giovanny Rocha (1), Noah Egan (1), David Chavez (1), Eric Papke (1), Erick Rosas (1)

     

    Coaches Summary:

     

    “The fourth game of the day was versus UD Sanse from Spain, a local team.  The boys again executed the same game plan we did against Fulham, which was making sure we were moving the ball a lot, switching the field, attacking spaces.  We scored some beautiful goals early in the game, 1v1, also a nice cross that we finished on the ground.  We definitely kept possession the whole time, high-pressured on defense.  That carried over into the second half as well.  We ended up winning the game 5-0.”

     

     

    We start early in the morning for the 5th and final group stage game.  We will do our best to update the website as soon as possible to let you know the day’s outcomes.

     

    All the best,

     

    Strikers FC in Spain

     

     

     

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     B  9 Canseco  T Th 5:00 - 6:30  H B Sports Complex Field 2
     B 10 Canseco  M W 5:00 - 6:30  Cerritos Sports Complex Field 5 (M) 6 (W)
     B 10 Martinez  T Th 6:30 -8:00  F V Rec Field B
     B 11 Hernandez  M W 5:30 - 7:00  Worthy Park
     B 12 Canseco  M W 6:30 - 8:00  Cerritos Sports Complex Field 5 (M0 6 (W)
     B 12 Garcia  M W 5:30 - 7:00  Worthy Park
     B 13 Garcia  M W7:00 - 8:30  Worthy Park
     B      Carroll  T Th 5:00 - 6:30  F V Rec Field B
     B      Carroll  T Th 6:30 - 8:00  F V Rec Field B
     G  9 Gath  T Th 5:00 - 6:30  H B Sports Complex Field 3
     G  9 McCray  T Th 5:00 - 6:30  H B Sports Complex Field 3
     G 10 Martinez  T Th 5:00 - 6:30  F V Rec Field B
     G 11 Larsen  M W 6:30 - 8:00  H B Sorts Complex Field 1
     G 12 Carroll  M W 5:30 - 7:00  Worthy Park-Slot 3
     G 13 Hernandez  M W 7:00 - 8:30  Worthy Park-Slot 2
     G 13 Melendez  M W 5:00 - 6:30  Robinwood
     G 13 Nichols  T Th 6:30 - 8:00  F V Rec Field B-Slot 3
     G 17 Pablo  M W 7:00 - 8:30  Worthy Park-Slot 3
     G 17 McCray  T Th 7:30 - 9:00  Edison High School-Slot 2
     G 18 Dido  T Th 7:30 - 9:00  Edison High School-Slot 1
    B 14 Dominguez  T Th 7:30 - 9:00  Edison High School-Slot 3