El Paso Locomotive Youth Soccer is happy to announce the season's coaching slate.
RR Gaylord Sheppard Albuquerque
2010 Silver - Finalist
Dallas Texans Cup Fall Festival
2011 Blue - Finalist
Desert Super Cup Phoenix
2009 Blue - Finalist
DKSC Showcase Dallas
Copa Rayados Houston
2009 Academy - Champions of Silver Final
2008 Academy - Semifinals Bronze Finals
2007 Academy - Semifinalist Top Finals
2006 Academy - Semifinalist Top Finals
2004 Academy - Champions Top Finals
Locomotive Youth Soccer recently completed a fundraising campaign to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
Locomotive FC pink shirts were purchased and worn by youth players and families in the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be donated to the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation.
Thanks to all who supported this campaign to raise awareness and money to help fight breast cancer.
With games played in El Paso on June 16 & 17 vs Austin FC's Academy, Locomotive youth soccer teams wrapped up another successful season.
After tremendous results at tournaments in Dallas and Denver, the youth teams of Locomotive FC now rest and re-group for the future. Team formation for the 2021-2022 youth soccer year is underway and all teams will be announced by the end of June.
"2020 - 2021 was a fantastic 1st season for our youth teams," commented Locomotive FC Director of Youth Soccer. "Now it's on to bigger and better things for the future."
Eleven Locomotive Youth Teams attended tournaments in Denver and in Dallas over the Memorial Day Weekend.
In Dallas, at the Texas Super Cup, the 2006 (u15) Gold team, coached by Raul Vazquez, captured the title with a 3-0 win in the championship game. Coach Raul's team went through the tournament undefeated in 4 games.
The 2007 (u14) Gold team, led by Coach Obed Hernandez, went undefeated with two wins and one tie.
Impressive wins were also posted in Dallas by the 2008 Silver team (Coach Alexis Mendoza), the 2004 Gold team (Coach Osvaldo Morales) and the 2003 Gold team (Coach Albert Lepe).
In Denver, at the prestigious Real Colorado Showcase, Locomotive teams achieved the following results:
2008 (u13) Blue Team - Champions
Coach Jair Olivares
2007 (u14) Blue Team - Champions
Coach Omar Morin
2006 (u15) Blue Team - 3 wins; 0 losses
Coach Omar Torres
2005 (u16) Blue Team - 2 wins; 0 losses
Coach Carlos Rodriguez
2004 (u17) Blue Team - 3 wins; 0 losses
Coach Jair Olivares
Congratulations to all the Locomotive teams for their amazing performances at these tournaments.
Locomotive teams and Rio Rapids Soccer Club Team
During this past weekend, Locomotive Youth Soccer hosted teams from the Rio Rapids Soccer Club in Albuquerque. Locomotive teams squared off against the Rio Rapids teams in the u11, u12, u13 and u14 age groups.
Director of Youth Soccer for Locomotive FC, had this to say about the weekend games, “This was a fantastic opportunity for our teams to play quality competition from out of town. I still consider these pre-season games and it gave our teams a good test.”
“These are the games we want. We don’t learn the same lessons from games that we win easily. We want games that challenge our players and help them learn. Our coaches took many notes and have good ideas on what we need to work on as we move forward.”
Locomotive and Rio Rapids enjoy a nice relationship as Locomotive teams have traveled to Albuquerque in the past and more events between the clubs are being discussed. Chris Hurst, the Director of Coaching for Rio Rapids, commented, “We really appreciate the opportunity to come to El Paso. The fields, the facility everything is really nice. These Locomotive teams try to play good soccer and that's great for our teams to prepare for our upcoming season."
Locomotive teams are participating in local league play and look forward to continuing their development. “Honestly, in these younger age groups, the focus is not about winning today,” stated the Coordinator of the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club. “We want to help these young players develop, help them understand the game, and work with our teams on getting better each day. Player development is a long-term process. These games, and games we have planned for all the teams in our Club, will help us improve during this process.”
Over the March 6-7 weekend, two Locomotive teams (u13 Blue & u14 Blue) traveled to Phoenix to take on the Phoenix Rising teams that compete in the MLS-Next & ECNL National Leagues.
As the u13's and u14's begin the spring season, the quality Phoenix Rising youth teams provided an excellent pre-season test for the the Locomotive squads.
Under new coach Jair Olivares, the 2008 (u13) team faced a very talented Phoenix MLS-Next team on Saturday. The boys took away many lessons from that game, reflected overnight, and came out strong the next day against the ECNL team. In a very even game, the Locomotive team battled hard, played well and just missed out on the draw, giving up a penalty kick to lose 1-2.
Coach Omar Morin has his 2007 (u14) Locomotive team steaming ahead. Against the Phoenix MLS-Next and ECNL teams, Locomotive posted impressive 4-1 and 7-1 victories. It was a fantastic performance by the u14 squad, who are posed for a fantastic future.
Scroll down to see all the exciting news and announcements from the Fall 2020 season - the launch of the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club and the tremendous success our teams had during that first season.
The local El Paso league finished the Fall 2020 season - and Locomotive youth teams continued their success on the field. Director of Youth Soccer for Locomotive FC, shared these thoughts. "I think we had a couple of weekends where our whole Club went undefeated in league games. All 16 teams. To be getting these results, at the end of the season, shows the way our teams have developed. Our coaches weren't concerned with game results back in August. They were focusing on how the players performed and how the team was playing together. That attention to development showed as all of our teams are now playing very good soccer."
With the local league finished for the season, Locomotive teams will wrap up the fall season with some post-season events and inter-club activities. Older teams will take a break during the HS season and younger teams will be eager to start training again in early 2021.
"Overall, it was a fantastic 1st season for the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club", " We had a few challenging games in league play, the practice environment was excellent and our coaches did a great job in providing quality experiences for the players on their teams. And better things are coming in the future!"
Youth Soccer for El Paso Locomotive FC, proudly announced the youth teams that will represent Locomotive for the Fall season.
"While the team formation process was tricky this spring, we are thrilled with the squads we have put together and the coaches we have leading these teams. These Locomotive youth teams will compete in local, regional and national events and players will experience the connection to the Locomotive FC professional team."
"We are very proud of the 16 teams (u11 - u18) we have formed for boys this season - and look forward to launching the girl's side of the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club in the future."
Bob Bigney - Director, Youth Soccer. Locomotive FC
The Locomotive Youth Soccer Teams are currently preparing for the Fall 2020 season.