LUIS QUEZADA

Camp Director/Founder

Luis is currently the Director of Coaching for Ross Valley Breakers FC and Director of Coaching for West Marin Youth Soccer League. Luis holds a USSF "B" license, NSCAA National Diploma and is a CYSA licensed Staff Coaching Instructor. 

Formerly, head coach of the North Bay Wave of the Women's Premier Soccer League, head coach of North Bay Magic 2003 GSSL U19 Premier Champions, head coach of North Bay Magic U-18, U-14, U-10 Girls Premier Soccer Teams, 1997 MCAL Coach of the year, head coach U14-16 ODP teams CYSA District V, and former varsity coach Drake and San Rafael High Schools. Luis was also a director of camps and clinics with master coaches of Tahuichi's Legendary Soccer Academy of Bolivia.  

Luis developed the Central Marin Magic and Mill Valley Red Rockers programs in 1994 to give soccer players in Marin the opportunity to compete at the highest level. From that original program players went on to play for the Mexico National Team, University of Portland, University of North Carolina, UCLA, Cal, University of San Diego, Tufts University, Tulane University and Dominican College. He has continued to help and guide many athletes to achieve the same positive results. Luis has been coaching/training in Marin County since 1987. He has helped shape the soccer landscape in Marin and the North Bay. 

In addition, Luis founded the USA/Mexico soccer camps in 1994 offering players from around the world exposure to international soccer. He subsequently developed the Spring, Winter and Summer Soccer Academies in Marin County to help elevate individual skills and to help prepare players for their high school and club seasons. 


"My Vision is to continue developing programs that inspire kids to dream BIG and to help guide them towards achieving their athletic dreams and goals. I love and enjoy what I do!"  

 

—Luis Quezada

DAVID McPHERSON

Trainer

David has been training with USA Soccer Camp for 6 years.  He is also a trainer for the BU12 and BU13 teams of Ross Valley Breakers. He grew up in San Diego playing soccer on the youth, club and high school level and still plays competitive soccer in SF on weekends. He has been an assistant coach for the boys' varsity soccer team at Abraham Lincoln High School (SF) for the past five years along with being the head coach for their girls' varsity team for the past 3 years. David currently attends San Francisco State where he is studying history. Upon graduation, he plans to continue studies at graduate school in order to become a special education teacher on the high school level. 

LAUREN BATTUNG

Trainer

Lauren (goes by LB) has played soccer since the age of 8. Her competitive club career was primarily spent with the Camarillo Eagles Soccer Club who she captained her last four years prior to going to college. She played four years on the Chaminade High School Varsity team and captained her junior and senior years. From 2003-2008, she played for the ODP state (Cal South) and regional (Region IV) teams. In 2006 and 2007, she was invited to the US U15 National Camp and the Adidas ESP Camp. She committed to UC Berkeley her junior year in high school and played all four years with the Golden Bears. Along the way she was named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in 2011 and a four time conference Academic Honorable Mention. Serving as team captain in her senior 2012 season, she helped lead the Bears to the longest winning streak in program history, as well as a Top 15 national ranking. Lauren’s coaching philosophy, like her playing philosophy, is founded on solid fundamentals, possession style play, individual accountability, and a flare for creativity.

MARICELA SOLANO RODRIGUEZ

Trainer

Maricela has been playing soccer since she was 3 years old.  She was awarded scholarships to play in a private high school in Mexico which followed with college soccer where she was captain for two years. Marcela then went on to play for the Mexico Women's National team. In addition to her soccer career she earned a degree in engineering. "I truly enjoy personal development through sports that focus on leadership and fair play!"

VALERIE LAFORGE

Trainer

Val spent her college career as a defender for St. Mary's College.  She followed college as a defender for the Women's Premier Soccer League's North Bay Wave and from there moved on to play professionally internationally.   Val was a varsity starter for all four years at El Molino High School.  Val is excited to work with the kids at USA Soccer Camp!

In addition to our staff above, we will have varsity soccer players from the Drake, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic and Branson boys' and girls' teams!

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SOCCER PLAYERS

Counselors 

BIRGIT BYERS

Administration 

Birgit manages all camps, clinics and academies. She's generally the "greeter" and knows most players by name! If you have any questions regarding the camp dates, trainers or scholarships, please contact Birgit directly at birgitbyers@me.com

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