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.
i. (Spanish) Touch
ii. (Spanish) Pass
Toca defines us as a club in so many ways. Literally translated “toca” means “touch” in Spanish. In the Spanish soccer world it has come to mean “pass” or “touch me the ball“. The phrase “toca, toca” in Spanish soccer culture means – “let’s play fast!“ Beyond the style of play – toca symbolizes our desire to “touch” the lives of our players, families and the community! We are as passionate about developing talented players as we are about impacting lives.
Many of our teams will become top teams in the city – this is NOT success.
Many of our teams will go on to become top teams in the country – this is NOT success.
Many of our players will go on to become top players on their high school team – this is NOT success.
Many of our players will go on to play college – this is NOT success.
Many of our players will go on to play professionally – this is NOT success.
We measure our success as a club by the lives that are impacted, the quality of the character that our players develop, the fathers and mothers that our players grow up to become and by the positive impact our players have on their community. Essentially, we are seeking to develop players that have a passion to be excellent and to serve others with their excellence.
So… are we successful? We will answer that in 20 years when our players have grown up and begun to live out their true purpose beyond soccer.