Staff

Sacha van der Most

Title: Youth Development Academy Director

Hometown: Downey, Calif. / The Hague, Holland

Years with Chivas USA: 2005-Aug. 2011; 2013

Coaching Qualifications: USSF A license, KNVB TC III, currently doing EFCL with The Federacion Football Francais (FFF)

Coaching Experience:

• 2013  - Present: Director of Youth Development

• 2011 – 2012: USSF Scout – MTC Coach, US Club Soccer PDP & id2 Director and Coach

• 2005 – 2011: Chivas USA U19 – U18 Youth Development Teams Coach + Director of Youth Development

• 2003: South Bay Soccer Club

• 2002: Marina High School Head Coach

• 1995 – 2000: Ziemer Brother’s Soccer camps – Coach and Camp Director

• 1987 – 1999: Quick (The Hague – Holland) - Youth Development Teams  

Blane Shepard

Title: Executive Director, Youth Development

Senior Director, Futbol Business Development

Primary duties: Oversee all soccer business, administration and development for youth development

Hometown: Monrovia, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 2

Alma Vargas

Title: Youth Development Academy Administrator

Duties: Administer all Academy matters, register teams and players, as well as club affiliate teams, (Chivas BG-UpSoccer; Chivas OC), update information with USSDA, CALSOUTH, CSL; manage payroll, facilitate communication between Academy and parents, players and coaches.

Hometown: Palos Verdes, Calif. / Mexico City, Mexico

Years with Chivas USA: 8

 

COACHES

Brian Kleiban

Title: Youth Development Coach U13 & U14/15

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 1

Coaching Qualifications: USSF National C License

Coaching Experience: 10 years

· Director of Coaches at Barcelona USA

 

Miguel Ramos

Title: Youth Development Coach U15

Hometown: Corona, Calif. / Jalisco, Mexico

Years with Chivas USA: 10

Coaching Qualifications: National “B” Coaching License, Professional Soccer Coach Certificate from the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF), Physical Education and Therapy Course Completion Certificate

Coaching Experience:

· 2003-2004: Technical Director, Technical Institute of Ciudad Guzman

· 2001-2003: Head Coach, Club Ciudad Guzman

· 1995-2001: Youth Center Director, Club Deportivo Zapoltlan A.C.

· 1991-1994: Head Coach, Club Deportivo Mazorqueros

· 1986-1990: Assistant Coach, Club Deportivo Guzmanense

 

Andrew May

Title: Youth Development Coach U16 & U13

Hometown: Orange, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 1

Coaching Qualifications: USSF National A License

Masters Degree: Coaching and Sports Management

Coaching Experience: 16 years

Associate Head Coach: Vanguard University

Assistant Director of Soccer: Concordia University-Irvine

Assistant Coach: Orange County Blue Star- PDL

Region IV ODP Staff Coach

 

Claudio Trabattoni

Title: Development Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Hometown: Orange County/ Argentina

Years with Chivas USA: 2005-2011; 2013- present

Qualifications: Master degree in Exercise Physiology (UNSAM, Argentina)

BA in Physical education (Romero Brest Institute, Argentina)

NSCAA, National Diploma Cupertino, CA

ISAK International Society of Advance Kineantropometrics level II (Body Composition, 5 components)

CYSA-South, Soccer’s Coach Level “D”

 

Mario Ayala

Title: Youth Development Scout/ Assistant Coach

Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. / San Salvador, El Salvador

Years with Chivas USA: 3

Coaching Qualifications: USSF Licensed, Coaching Certificate from the Brazilian Soccer National Symposium

Coaching Experience:

· 2010-2011: Coach at Cosmos Academy West

· 2008-2010: Coach at LAFC/ Chelsea

· 1993-1994: Communitcation and Media staff for Brazilian National Team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup

· 1981-1983: Physical Trainer for youth squads of LA Aztecs

Douglas Berrios

Title: Sales and Service Representative

Duties: Provide a family-friendly soccer experience

Primary contact for Academy ticket sales. Interested buyers can contact me at (310) 630-4587.

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 1