Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
|Harborside Park||Terra Nova Park||Chula Vista Community Park|
|690 Oxford St, Chula Vista, CA 91911||450 Hidden Vista Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910||1060 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Monday and Wednesday||Tuesday and Thursday|
Chula Vista FC has a reputation of building top teams, specifically on the boy's side, and U.S. Soccer has recognized it by awarding it with the distinction of being the only club to participate in U.S. Soccer's Development Academy in the U12 and U13 age groups in South Bay. Chula Vista FC has decided to expand its training for boys and girls born from 2009 through 2014. Our expanded farm system, called "La Granja," which means "farm" in Spanish, will be our farm system for our Development Academy program and competitive teams of both genders.
There are two different types of programs: your recreational programs and your competitive club programs.
Your recreational programs are run by volunteer coaches and have no director within the club who observes the program, provides the coaches with guidance, and observes the progress of our program to high standards.
Our program runs without the priority goal of making money and being "trendy." Evolving with respect to ideas from years ago, with approaches based only on technique, soccer is much more than that, because it encompasses and focuses on technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects. We don't follow trends, but have designed a program with activities, in an attempt to fully integrate all four aspects.
We also wanted to tackle another aspect, namely, the cost. At Chula Vista FC, we have created a one-time registration fee per calendar year. We have divided the training fee into a monthly fee, instead of a high cost all at once. This makes it easier on the budget. When you add it all up, you train more and pay less.
To complete the program, we believe that we should get quality uniforms. So instead of providing cheap, no brand uniforms, the one-time registration cost includes a full Nike uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks).
First, La Granja is Spanish for "farm." Our community(the South Bay) was once called Rancho del Rey, meaning "Ranch of the King," back when the Spanish settlers landed. The property was renamed Rancho de la Nación (Ranch of the Nation), and currently, you can see many Spanish titles in our street names as a reflection of our past and our current diversity.
Secondly, in America, we understand what a farm system is. To baseball, it is the minor leagues. To football, it is the high schools and colleges, as it is in basketball, in addition to the NBA's Development League (now renamed as the NBA G League). In soccer, it is the development academies. These clubs have passed rigorous requirements and are led by a USSF A License director, the highest coaching license in this country. These clubs compete among MLS youth academies and are where the very elite soccer players play.
We decided to create a farm system to start teaching children at an earlier age and use the Spanish version of the name in honor of our past and current fusion of cultures in the South Bay.