LUFC has begun a program called PUMA Coach of the Month in order to recognize and highlight their strong coaching staff. We believe in our coaches and have opened up nominations from our parents, players and other staff members. The Coach of the Month receives a PUMA backpack in appreciation for all of their hard work.
Our first coach of the month is Coach Sam Nicholson. Sam is a tireless worker who embodies what LUFC is all about. He is an educator of players, and instills his passion for the game into his players. Sam coaches our boys 2001, 2002, 2006, 2005 & 2008 age groups. He is always willing to step up to the plate to help where needed for our Laguna United Football Club.
Here is what a few parents had to say about Coach Sam.
“Sam is not only an amazing coach but is on top of things with communication, to not only his players, but his parents too. A few years ago before my son was on Sam's team, he was ready to quit the sport, but after that first month with Sam, he found his love for the sport again. Sam encouraged, coached and believed in my son and now he has grown tremendously under Sam's coaching.”
“Sam is our vote for coach of the month. He is so supportive of the boys, always encouraging and an excellent coach. Our boys have learned so much from him and are better players because of him.”
“We provide our players the highest level of development in a safe, competitive, and community oriented environment.”
Laguna United Football Club (LUFC) is your premier community club soccer organization with programs that will develop your child’s skills, engage their minds and body, and provide an environment that yields strong, long-lasting bonds of friendship among teammates.
have your child join us for our Club Soccer Team tryouts.
What to bring to the tryouts? Please wear athletic shoes (preferably turf or firm ground cleat), socks, sweat pants, or shorts, and shin guards. If your hair is long, wear it up or in a ponytail. DO NOT let them wear any jewelry. Bring a soccer ball: under 12, size 4; 12 and older, size 5. Bring water to hydrate. Keep an eye on the weather and layer clothing accordingly.
What is expected during tryouts? We want to see the level of effort the players puts into each activity. We want to see if the player listens and follows instructions. We want to see if the player likes to compete, if they play smart and show poise. These are just some of traits we are trying to determine when performing player evaluations. The player should be prepared to demonstrate their skills and show off their competitiveness. They shouldn’t be shy once play starts. The coaches should get a feel for the player’s passion for soccer. Typically, the first 20 minutes is warm up and skill focused activities and the final 30+ minutes are used for scrimmaging.
BOYS and GIRLS in the 2002/2001/2000 age groups please contact Sam Nicholson at email@example.com for invite to team training.
The G2008 and B2006 LNYSA Signature teams have both made it to their respective semifinal rounds at State Cup.
The G2008 team is coached by LUFC's very own Coach Ryan Ruggerello, whom just two years ago, won a State Cup Championship with the LNYSA Signature Girls 2005/2006 team. The G2008 team is on the doorstep of winning their first State Cup Tournament and Coach Ryan's second Championship in three years. Congratulations Coach Ruggerello, it is truly remarkable to make the semifinals of the State Cup Tournament for the second time in three years. The G2008 team had to win back to back games against the SoCal Blues to make it to the semifinals.
We will be rooting for both teams next weekend at Galway Downs in Temecula.
Do you want to win a State Cup Championship?
Well, join our Club tryouts this Wednesday Feb 22 for boys and Friday Feb 24th for girls. Not only will you be competing alongside former State Cup Champions, but you too can get your chance to stand aside the enormous State Cup Trophy.
More info can be found on the Laguna United home page at: http://www.lagunaunited.org/page/show/1340915-events
Laguna United Football Club Boys 2007 Blue team finished the Albion Developmental Showcase Tournament as finalists in the Showcase Division.
"The boys played extremely well and improved with every game over the weekend. The boys led in the Championship game by 3 goals to 1 and suffered a heartbreaking loss of 4-3 in the last 10 minutes. We are very proud of this group of boys who are now setting their sights on State Cup which begins in two weeks. " - Head Coach, Ante Zlomislic.