Coach Juan Saldana

Why do you love soccer?

I have loved soccer since I was a young kid. Though, I began to enjoy the sport more when I saw my cousin playing professional soccer.

What’s your favorite thing about coaching soccer?

I have loved soccer since I was a young kid. Though, I began to enjoy the sport more when I saw my cousin playing professional soccer.

What would like your players to take away from their time with you?

Soccer is a team sport, but it’s a game that needs to be fun so they can learn to love the game.

Please share one of your favorite coaching memories.

Four seasons ago, coaching U8 recreational soccer I was able to take a group of kids who had really never played soccer to winning 3 undefeated seasons.

What do you like most about coaching for Calcio?

When we initially moved from California, we looked for a soccer league that was family oriented and wasn’t about getting kids to do fundraisers.

What coaching certifications/degrees to you have or are you working toward currently?

Safe sport certificate and Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching.

What do you like to do when you’re not coaching soccer?

When I’m not coaching, I’m a Distribution Manager for a Plant Nursery and enjoy spending time with my family.