The word Toca means “touch”. In soccer, a players touch is one of the most important skills that allow an athlete success in other areas of the game. At Toca Performance Training, we strive to work on the athletes touch so that they can play with confidence and creativity in high pressure situations so they can become a stand out player. We also focus on other aspects of an athlete’s game as well, including the technical, the physical, the social, and the psychological parts of the game.
We are unique because we are focused on the individual, every athlete is different and has different needs. Individual, player specific, training sessions allow our staff to pin point key areas that each athlete needs to improve on. We want to work with you to improve your soccer skills so you can make your playing dreams a reality.
ABOUT US: TRAINERS
Head Women’s club coach at the University of Kansas; fall 2015. The team won the Regional Tournament advancing to the National Tournament held in Phoenix, AZ.
Head Men’s coach at Ottawa University, staff coach for Kansas Rush and Kansas ODP. During my time at Ottawa the men’s team advanced to the Conference Tournament both years. Coached and/or contributed to the success of eight All KCAC selections, which included two first teams selections.
Served five seasons as the assistant head coach for men’s soccer at Columbia College (Mo.), helping to launch the women’s soccer program in 2012. During that time the program amassed 57 wins and a .744 winning percentage between 2009-2012, making those seasons among the most successful in Columbia College soccer history, including three National Tournament appearances (2009, 2010, 2012). In 2012, the Cougars advanced to the second round of the NAIA National tournament, finished 1426 and were ranked #12 in the NAIA postseason polls.
Coached and/or contributed to the success and recognition of eight All American Scholar Athletes, four All American Honorable mentions, 13 AMC 1st Team AllConference players, four AMC Conference Newcomers of the Year, and two AMC Freshmen of the Year.
Prior coaching stints included assistant coach for men and women at NAIA William Woods University, assistant women’s coach for NCAA DIII Westminster College, Jefferson City Jays High School girls assistant coach, Capitals soccer club.
Education B.S. in Physical Education from William Woods University and a Master’s in Sports Management from Missouri Baptist University (Saint Louis, Mo.). US Soccer coaching certificate
19 years playing experience. A Chino High School Alumni who was a four year letter winner on the soccer field, a three time First team All CIF selection, two time conference and team MVP, and team defensive player of the year. Helped lead the Cowboys to three CIF appearances, one of which the Cowboys ended up in the Quarterfinals making school history. Outside of high school, played 8 years of club soccer and two years at the premier level.
As an Ottawa University Brave, played in 81 games, was a four time All KCAC performer and earned Defensive player of the year in 2012. Scored four goals and had six assists. Tallied 55 shots with 21 on goal and one game winning goal. Lead an NAIA top ranked defense, and had three National tournament appearances. Most recently played for Kansas City Courage WPSL, LA Villa WPSL and was invited to play internationally.