FC Valencia

2016 FCV-SWAP Summer Camp

*Register & Join us for 4 days of Advanced Soccer Training, Camp Begins June 20-23rd

[su_column size=”1/2″] fcv-swap-banner-2016We’d like to invite you to join us for the 2016 FCV-SWAP Summer Camp! This mini-camp is intended for the advanced player looking to develop to a higher level. Whether your looking to excel in club soccer, secure your place on an all-star team, or simply become a more competitive and developed player this mini-camp is for you.

Our team of professionals will provide a day-to-day training environment that will challenge and develop each player to the best of their ability. Our training staff includes (United States Soccer Federation) licensed professionals who have experience coaching AND playing at the highest levels. This 4 day mini-camp is offered annually, our goal is to ensure that our area’s best young players are constantly being challenged in an environment that best promotes their development while enjoying this beautiful game. [/su_column]
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Register Now

Age Groups: 9 – 16 yrs.
*Experience: Advanced (ie. Club, All-Stars)
Date/Time: June 20-23 / 9am – 12
Location:  Ranch Pico Jr. High

Cost: $150 (Register Now)

*Note: This camp will have limited enrollment for each age group.

Learn more about your trainers below

  • Coach Martinez
    Coach Martinez
    Director of Coaching
  • Coach Rafa
    Coach Rafa
Coach Martinez
Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez
Founder & Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez has coached soccer at various levels for well over 25 years. Charles holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” Professional coaching license and  is a national team scout for US soccer. He will begin his 8th year as Women’s Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked, Western Conference champions at College of the Canyons. He has also trained teams at the Women’s Pro-Am level as well as both boys and girls Varsity High School soccer programs at Golden Valley, Panorama, Hoover, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson, and Providence.

Player and team development is Charles’ focus when it comes to coaching Club soccer. He stresses hard work and discipline in conjunction with maintaining high grades in school. His Club experience includes training and leading teams of all ages including prior work with the North Valley Soccer Club, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club, Los Angeles Futbol Club (LAFC Chelsea); and Burbank Red Machine (Director of Coaching).

Consistent, current and ongoing coaching education is a key element of Charles’ leadership philosophy and he believes in utilizing every educational opportunity to enhance coaching skills, knowledge and abilities. As a component of continuing education for his USSF National A license, Charles joined the USSF coaching staff for training in Italy with the staff of Roma, ACF Fiorentina, Inter de Milan, AC Milan and the Italian National Team. Additionally, he previously traveled to England to train with the Chelsea professional and youth coaching staff. Charles holds a Brazil USA (BRUSA) International Soccer Institute D-License certification.

Martinez was trained and played professionally in Ecuador with the Deportivo Cuenca (1st Division), the Ecuadorian U17 National Team, the Universidad de Cuenca College Team, and at Los Angeles City College. Charles received the City of Glendale Character and Ethics Community Award, Glendale Fire Chief’s Annual commendation and a commendation from LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich for community service.

Continuing Education (read more)

Charles is a firm believer in continuing coaching education. Every couple years he travels with USSF International Coaching Development Program. This year he flew to Brussels, Belgium to take part in the program. These coaching development workshops expose U.S. coaches to foreign federations and clubs. He was joined with a group of approximately 36 coaches from the US and other participating countries to interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs in the world.

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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)



*Note, this is a non-club related event, however we encourage all our club members to participate. Please share with your friends and those you feel could benefit from an advanced training camp prior to fall league starting.