Friday Skillz is back by popular demand!
Friday Skillz are sessions focused on enhancing our players' ball skills and confidence with the ball at their feet. Players at every age and every level of play always need extra attention on ball skills. The sessions are fast and fun and we get you off the field in time for dinner. All Premier players should attend Friday Skillz.
This year, with the leadership of program director Erick Hurtarte and technical director Kevin Esparza, and the support of so many of our coaches, namely Mike Greer, Erik Santana, James Rammelsberg, Jim Gross, Adolfo Rodriguez, Memo Gonzalez, Aldo Zuniga, Rick Young, Mike Ornelas, and others, we held twenty-two weeks of Friday Skillz from August through November.
These coaches generously volunteer their time for these sessions because they are so committed go the Premier mission and know that the extra attention players receive at Friday Skillz can make a world of difference in our players' ability and enjoyment of the game. And boy did our players reward the coaches' generosity with record attendance numbers. We have consistently had over 100 players at Friday Skillz. As we prepare for our first Friday Skillz of 2016, I want to thank all of the coaches, parents and especially the players who make Friday Skillz possible. Here are the details:
WHO: All Premier Players. If you have a friend you'd like to invite, please let us know.
WHAT: Friday Skillz
WHEN: Friday, February 5 from 5:00-6:00 pm (and continuing each Friday unless otherwise communicated)
WHERE: Grijalva Park
WHY: These sessions are for ALL PREMIER PLAYERS focused on improving their game and having fun doing it.
It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your new teammates, learn from other coaches within the club, meet new players from the club, play with friends from other teams, etc. These sessions are designed to be fast, fun and focused on player development.
Please be sure to share with your teammates. We look forward to seeing you there Friday!
2016 Teams are Getting the Jump on the New Year!
February Training Schedule
All sessions are at Grijalva Park
These "2016 team" sessions are for NEW and EXISTING Premier players.
Existing Premier players whose "2015 team" is still training in preparation for State Cup are to continue training with their "2015 team" IN ADDITION to these "2016 team" sessions.
FIRST TIME Premier players should wear WHITE TEE, BLACK SHORTS and BLACK SOCKS. Existing Premier players should wear their regular training attire.
If it rains the day before training or day of training, please call 714.744.5592 after 3p to see if Grijalva Park is open.
Listed below are the days, times, and the coach to check in with.
Coaches will greet (and release) players on the northwest side of the park (park in the big parking lot).
Our G2007 teams are training Monday/Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Grijalva Park. Please contact coach Erick Hurtarte if you would like to attend a session.
Our B2007 Orange team is training Monday/Wednesday at Grijalva Park. Please contact coach Erik Santana if you would like to tryout.
Our B2007 Black, White and Grey teams are training Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Grijalva Park. Please contact coach Erik Santana if you would like to tryout.
Our B2008 Orange team is training Monday/Wednesday from 4:45-6:00 p.m. at Grijalva Park. Please contact coach Erik Santana if you would like to tryout.
Our B2008 Black team is training Tuesday/Thursday from 4:45-6:00 p.m. at Grijalva Park. Please contact coach Erik Santana if you would like to tryout.
Our G2005 teams are training Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Grijalva Park. Please contact coach Kevin Esparza if you would like to tryout.
Our directors and coaching staff come to us through an engagement with Premier Coaching Services, LLC.
Our directors and coaches make a significant difference to your child’s on-field experience. Chosen for their strong personal character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, our staff will make the extra effort every time to ensure that your children have the best on-field experience, emphasize teamwork, and learn life skills through sports.
Short bios for our directors and most of our coaches can be found in the Staff section of this website. We are working to update all bios and pictures.
This slate will be revised to reflect additional coaches in certain age groups as we are adding up to as many as four teams for certain birth years. Additional information will be posted shortly.
Program Director -- Erick Hurtarte
Technical Director -- Kevin Esparza
G2009 -- Sarah Barton, Sarah Barton
B2009 -- Kevin Esparza, James Rammelsberg, Jim Gross
G2008 -- Memo Gonzalez, James Rammelsberg
B2008 -- Erik Santana, Adolfo Rodriguez
G2007 -- Erick Hurtarte, Andy Pringle
B2007 -- Erik Santana, Ismael Valdez, Andy Pringle, Jim Gross
G2006 -- Mike Greer, Adolfo Rodriguez
B2006 -- Memo Gonzalez, James Rammelsberg
G2005 -- Kevin Esparza, Adolfo Rodriguez
B2005 -- Mike Greer, Ismael Valdez
G2004 -- Kevin Esparza
B2004 -- Mike Greer
G2003 -- Rick Young
B2003 -- Oscar Graham
G2002 -- Erick Hurtarte
B2002 -- Randi Martinez
G2001 -- TBA
B2001 -- Javier Flores
G2000 -- Memo Gonzalez
B2000 -- Javier Flores
G1999 -- Gary Hurtarte
B1999 -- Israel Garcia
G1998 -- Mike Ornelas, Eddie Alviso
B1998 -- Randi Martinez
Mud Line: 714-744-5592
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John M. Somerndike DPT, MPT, OCS
Orange Coast Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
1421 N. Wanda Rd., Ste 110, Orange California 92867