Contact Diego Velazquez

Coach Diego was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, where he truly developed a love and passion for the beautiful game of soccer. At age 19, he went to San Francisco, California (2000-02) to play soccer at the collegiate level. He then went on to play professionally for the California Gold team based out of Modesto, California (2002-04). With 28+ years of playing experience, 2008 was his first year of coaching. Since then, Coach Diego has coached soccer across many levels including club, high school levels, and currently in the U.S. Developmental Academy.

Coach Diego’s coaching philosophy is based on coaching top quality Fútbol (South America Soccer Style) in a competitive and high-energy atmosphere. Coach Diego will challenge players both physically and mentally to become better. Under a professional and competitive environment coach Diego promotes respect, desire, and passion for the beautiful game of soccer. His main objective is to develop technical players with character into soccer opportunities to play at the highest level of Club, High school, College, and Professional Teams.

Coach Diego currently holds his National "B" License from the United States Soccer Federation, and his Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Coach Diego, his wife Vikki and their two children; Victoria (12 years old) and Leo (5 years old) currently reside in the Silicon Valley area, CA.