FC Valencia

Coach Rafa

Rafa Moran
SWAP President
URL: www.soccerwithapurpose.comRafa Moran

Rafa brings a tremendous wealth of experience and professionalism to this program. With over 20 years of playing and coaching experience, he brings to the training field the knowledge and ability to help players  reach their full playing potential. Player development has always been Rafa’s passion and philosophy. This is why he created the SWAP training program. “Having spent 12 years coaching and training  youth club soccer, I’ve learned to identify the needs of the young soccer player. The challenge is to use the right tools that can help each individual become motivated enough to do everything it takes to achieve their personal goals. To me, that’s player development and that’s what I strive to accomplish in every session”.

2015-Present FC Valencia / SWAP San Gabriel
1997-2008 Flyers SC/Los Angeles Futbol Club
Titles and Responsibilities:
  • Club Director: Responsible for managing all aspects of the club consisting of 38 boys and girls team;
  • Coaching Director: Recruited, assigned, and evaluated coaches and handled all coaching related issues;
  • Head Trainer:  Responsible for training and providing training for teams and players; conducted and administered team skill training clinics;
  • Head Coach: Coaching experience includes every age group from u9-19 teams;
  • Camp Director and Coordinator
  • USSF Development Academy 2008:
    • One of only 63 clubs accepted in entire country
    • U18 National Championship Finalist
    • Southern California Conference Coach of the Year
    • Voted USSF Development Academy U18 Coach of the Year
  • Coast Soccer Premier League:
  • Head Coach – Boys U16 and U17
  • Coast Soccer League:
  • Coached Boys and Girls U9-U10 (All bracket levels)
  • Dallas Cup: 2007, 2008 Boys U16 and U17
  • Super Y League Championship Tournament:
  • 2008 National Champions
  • 2008 Y Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Championship Finalist
  • Experienced in other prestigious youth soccer tournaments

200-2006 Mexican Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

  • Assistant Coach for the team that qualified to the Summer Olympics in Greece 2004.
  • Extensive international games and tournament experience with the Mexican Women’s National Team


1995-1996 Cal State LA Volunteer Assistant Coach to Leo Cuellar

1997-1998 Claremont McKenna Assistant Coach to Louie Bilowitz


2002-2003 La Cañada High School Boys Varsity

  • League Champions
  • Coach of the Year

2011-Present Gabrielino High School Girls Varsity

  • CIF Champions
  • CIF Coach of the Year


1989-1992  Cal State Los Angeles NCAA Div 1

1992-1993    Universidad de Guadalajara (U de G)
Mexican Professional League 1st Division

1993-1994    Club Deportivo Guadalajara Tapatio
Mexican Professional League 2nd Division

1994-1995    Club Deportivo Tepic
Mexican Professional League 1-A Division

1995-1996    L.A. Salsa
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

1996-1997    Orange County Zodiac
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)