Here you will find everything from how we started – to how we got our name – to our specific philosophy on coaching.
Toca started as a group of coaches collaborating together about the state of youth soccer. What are the problems? What can we do about it? We reevaluated the motivation for why coaches coach and what is their role. We reevaluated what the purpose of a soccer club should be and why they should exist. We reached a point where we had to take action and become the change we wanted to see in youth soccer!
We have no desire to become just another youth soccer club. We are in a continuous process of reevaluating and redefining the meaning of what a soccer club is to a community!…more
Revolutionize Youth Soccer
Vision. Mission. Values. Two ways we are seeking to change youth soccer:
1. Revolutionizing youth soccer by using a coaching philosophy based on the balance between individual creativity and the total team concept, as well as the idea of music, beauty and motion.
2. Revolutionize the idea of how a soccer club can impact the community.
We then built this vision on the values of faith, family and futbol… more
NAME and Identity
NAME and Identity - When we were creating this unique new club, we also wanted a unique name that captured our essence! Something that connected our unique style of play with our passion to impact lives. Something that alluded to our tiki-taka possession system of play and our desire to invest in players, families and the community outside of soccer….more
We believe that soccer development
is based on maximizing touches on the ball. Our goal is to develop players that are masters of the ball individually, who understand the total team concept.
There are millions of details to truly becoming a great player technically and tactically, but touches on the ball is foundational. As a club we passionately believe in the Barça way
What do we expect of our coaches? We expect them to be the best they can be as a soccer coach and a person. We expect them to be excellent at what they do and to use it as a way to serve and mentor their players. We do not expect perfection from our coaches, neither do we expect that from our players. While our coaches are seeking to be positive influences, they will make mistakes, need second chances and need time to grow – just like our players. We ask that parents give coaches grace and time to develop into better coaches through the mentoring they receive from our staff. We believe that it is our mission as a club to participate in transformation rather than demand a surface image of “perfection” that we ourselves cannot follow. Transformation is about being changed from the inside out. This is our hope for our player, parents and coaches, to be genuine and honest in everything we do from the inside out.