Recreational Program

Summary: Not everyone wants to play competitive soccer and all the costs associated with it. Many families want to introduce the sport to a low-cost friendly environment and see if it is something the kid will like before they invest any more in the game. Others want their kid to be involved in different sports throughout the year, and soccer is what they seek to play in the fall.


The program operates under the simple belief that kids learn by participating.


The recreational soccer program is open to all children born in 2009 to 2015.

  • U6 (2015 & 2016) - 5v5 
  • U8 (2013 & 2014) - 5v5
  • U9 (2012) - 7v7
  • U10 (2011) - 7v7
  • U11 (2010) - 9v9
  • U12 (2009) - 9v9


What we need

  • Program Coordinator
  • Assistant Coordinator(s)
  • Volunteer Coaches (Need to complete Online Coaching Course - Cost is reimbursed by the club)
  • Volunteer Referees

Other Positions

  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Safety Director
  • Director of Coaching J Hector Diaz
  • Administration
  • Game Scheduler / Standings
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • Trophies/Awards Coordinator
  • Secretary
  • Referee Administrator
  • Referees
  • Score Keeper


Players can expect

  • Practice sessions designed around fun activities
  • Small-sided format (5v5, 7v7 or 9v9)
  • Minimum 75% playing time in games
  • Players will learn in with trainers who will be guiding their development at all practices in a fun and engaging environment
  • Supervision of fully vetted adults

Team Formation

  • Players will be on balanced teams (Initial trial to determine the level of play of each kid)
  • Will play small-sided games every Saturday at Terra Nova Park
  • Supervision of fully vetted adults

Parents can expect

  • Trainers and volunteer coaches successfully cleared through the Risk Management program. (Live Scan – fingerprinting),
  • A positive environment for their children to learn the game of soccer and have fun
  • No worries of playing time, their child will not be stuck in a position, and stress will be on development, not winning.
  • Practices / Training
  • 16 weeks of practices and 12 Saturday games
  • Curriculum matching NSCAA and U.S. Youth Soccer guidelines


Time Frame

July = Initial trial

August = Training

September - November = Matches


Start of League: After Labor Day 

End of League: Before Thanksgiving


Youth Coaches

Alberto Diaz
Alfredo Toxqui
Diego Mosqueda 
Humberto Rico
Francisco Huerta
Joe Veloz
Jorge Gomez
Josue Lopez
Luis Leon
Marcelo Benitez
Marcos Valadez
Melanie Huerta

Technical Director / Head Coach:  J Hector Diaz

USSF A License / National Youth License

Hector played soccer in San Diego's Presidio Soccer League at the Premier level as a youth player.  During high school, he played soccer at Bonita Vista High School.  In his senior year, he made the Union Tribune's All-Academic soccer team.
Hector received his first coaching license at the age of 15 years old and coached two teams to State Championships before he left to commence Air Force Basic Military Training in 2006.  After one year away, he returned to coaching and won the Cal-South National Cup Championship.  In 2011, Hector moved on to become the director of coaching of a local club with Chula Vista FC at only 25 years of age.  In 2013, Hector led the BU19 National Cup team to a State Championship and traveled to Hawaii for Regionals.  The team finished as a semi-finalist in Regionals, losing to the eventual Champions.  In 2014, Hector led another side to the final of the BU19 Cal-South National Cup Championship.  That same year Hector assembled a U23 team that won the Regional Championship in Utah and qualified the team to the most prestigious and longest-running competition in US Soccer;  The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Chula Vista FC became the Cinderella story of the Open Cup in 2015, playing in their first Cup and advancing to the 3rd round of the tournament. For two years in a row, Chula Vista FC is Region IV Open Division Champions, 2014, and 2015. In 2017 Chula Vista returned to the Open Cup and went past the first round again, losing in the second round to LA Wolves in overtime. In 2018, led by J. Hector Diaz, Chula Vista FC won the CalSouth State Cup Championship in the Open Division. In 2019 it reached the final of State Cup and qualified for the Open Cup in 2020. 



Director of Coaching: Ruben Caño

Tecnico Deportivo Superior Nivel 3 / UEFA PRO

Rubén is a Level 3 Coach - Senior Sports Technician in Soccer by the R.F.E.F. (Royal Spanish Football Federation) and the National Association of Soccer Coaches of Spain. In addition to being a coach and promoter of methodology in high-performance centers, he is a professor at CENAFE (National Center for Coaches of Spain) in the subjects of Tactics, Technique, Team Management, Physical Preparation or Methodology, among others. He has offered papers in the Master of Sports Management of this Center.

He has been training coaches in Madrid and abroad, participating in different international projects. Hand in hand with Real Madrid for China, he has worked in the largest football school in the world in Guangzhou. He has directed seminars to update sports training in soccer in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, USA and South Korea, among other countries, focusing on the importance of improving the players in their knowledge of the game, integrating tactical, psychological, technical and physical capabilities. 

In his first years of career, he was Sporting Director for three seasons and coach of the AD Alcorcón (LFP Club) for other three. Commentator of LFP and UEFA Champions League matches for the media and football columnist for the press written in South America. He has also worked for the Adidas International brand in sessions with teams from several countries.


Interested in Coaching?

We are always looking for qualified coaches to join our ranks. If you are interested in joining our competitive program, please complete a Coaching Application Form and it will be submitted to our Director of Coaching J. Hector Diaz.