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    Tryouts for Diablo FC 2017 Season

    12/01/2016, 9:15pm PST
    By admin

    To register please click here:

    We will continue to put up tryouts times and dates and soon as sites are secured. Diablo FC will be having tryouts for kids of all levels. From the kid that’s new to soccer to the Division 1 college bound player, we have something for everyone! Come see why we are the premier soccer program in the East Bay!

     If you have any questions please contact:

    Zach Sullivan

    Director of Coaching

    docdiablofc@gmail.com

     

    U8-U11 (Born in 2010-2007)

    Jan 21-Feb 5

    Jan 21- Ygnacio Valley High School

    9:30am-10:45am (U8-U9 boys and girls)

    10:45am-12:00pm (U10 boys and girls)

    12:00pm-1:15pm (U11 boys and girls)

    Jan 28- Ygnacio Valley High School

    9:30am-10:45am (U8-U9 boys and girls)

    10:45am-12:00pm (U10 boys and girls)

    12:00pm-1:15pm (U11 boys and girls)

     

    U12-U14 (Born in 2006-2004)

    Feb 13-27

     

    U15-U19 (Born in 2003-1999)

    May

    Diablo FC Winter Futsal Clinic

    12/01/2016, 8:15pm PST
    By admin

    Open to players born 2010 to 2007 (Girls & Boys)

    Dates: Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14

    Time: 5-6pm

    Location: Diablo View Middle School (300 Diablo View Lane, Clayton CA 94517)

    Register Here

    Diablo FC Winter Soccer Clinics

    11/30/2016, 10:30am PST
    By admin

    Come see what Diablo FC is all about! Learn some new skills with the best professional coaching staff in the East Bay!

    Ages:  6-12 Boys and Girls

    When:
         Dec 12th, 19th,
         Jan 2nd, 9th,16th
        Mondays 5:15pm-6:30pm

    Where:
         Willow Pass Park- 2748 E Olivera Rd, Concord

    Cost: $50 DFC Player/$75 Non-DFC Player for 5 sessions

    Bring soccer shoes, water, soccer ball, shin guards and dress warm!

    Register Here

     

    Summer Rec & Academy Program

    2016-17 Age Matrix

    U8 1/1/2010-12/31/2009
    U9 1/1/2008-12/31/2008
    U10 1/1/2007-12/31/2007
    U11 1/1/2006-12/31/2006
    U12 1/1/2005-12/31/2005
    U13 1/1/2004-12/31/2004
    U14 1/1/2003-12/31/2003
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    Tesoro Fields- NO Parking next to Tesoro Fence

    TD Marquis White Inducted into Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame

    Diablo FC Technical Director Marquis White was recently inducted as a member of the 2016 Class for the Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame

    Marin Independent Journal Article Link:

    http://www.marinij.com/sports/20161103/for-new-marin-hall-of-famer-marquis-white-soccer-has-been-a-gift

    On nights when he and his cousin Derrick weren’t playing tennis at Vallecito School in San Rafael, Marquis White spent a lot of time at the home of his Terra Linda United soccer coach, Milt Woods.

    “I didn’t have a dad growing up; Milt took Derrick and me in,” White said. “Those experiences I had at Milt’s house, I use today. Everything was positive.

    “If I didn’t have him in my life, I wouldn’t have anything.”

    Today, about 35 years later, White has more than most people. And he’s about to add something new — enshrinement in the Marin County Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

    “It was very surprising when I got the call,” the 1986 All-American soccer player at Terra Linda High said. “I’m very honored.”

    White will be inducted along with nine other former Marin County athletes, coaches and administrators on Saturday night at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael.

    White will drive to the ceremonies from Brentwood, the East Bay community where he teaches physical education at Heritage High and where he and his wife Sharon raised two girls, Dominican University junior Quianna and freshman Taylin.

    Quianna earned an athletic scholarship to Dominican two years ago, but has since given up soccer after two knee surgeries in two years. So she’s now focused on becoming a doctor, demonstrating the type of balanced career paths her dad has long recommended to the boys and girls he has coached — as well as his daughters.

    “My first goal in school was to get my degree,” he said. “I tell kids today: Get your education first. Then do whatever you want.”

    White, who helped create the Diablo FC soccer club in Concord, has a message for soccer moms and dads as well.

    “I played soccer. I played pro. I went around the world,” the Diablo technical director said. “One thing I never did: I never yelled at my kids on the field. I’ve seen so many kids want to be college athletes, but they got burned out by the parents.

    “I tell the parents, ‘You never know what’s going to happen. Let them enjoy the experience, because you never know where it’s going to lead.’”

    White, a forward, helped Terra Linda win consecutive MCAL titles in 1985-86. As a senior, when he led the league in scoring, he was named a prep All-American and attended a banquet in Boston.

    “Looking down the list (of the All-Americans at the banquet), I was the only name on that list that wasn’t going to a four-year college. I was going to (Santa Rosa Junior College),” he said. “That was my inspiration to go to college.”

    White got that education while earning All-American honors at Santa Rosa and an All-Far West Region distinction as a senior at the University of San Francisco.

    Derrick White, who was a standout baseball player at TL before playing professionally for Montreal, Detroit, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado, knew the sky was the limit athletically for his cousin at a young age.

    “I’ve played in the major leagues,” Derrick said. “He is easily the best athlete I’ve seen. I would practice all day. He could just jump into it, whatever it was.

    “He had a passion for sports from Day 1. It rubbed off on me. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

    Marquis said many of his life lessons were learned while playing professionally in Holland and Bolivia.

    “I tell people: Appreciate life,” he said. “In Bolivia, all they have is soccer. In Brazil, all they have is soccer.

    “We need to take kids overseas and see how to appreciate life. Bolivia was third world, completely different from what I grew up with. I didn’t have much money in my life, but in Bolivia, they really had nothing. It made me appreciate what I had.”

    White went on to coach Chris Wondolowski at De La Salle High and the future of American soccer at the San Jose Earthquakes Academy.

    He achieved great heights in the sport, but will never forget his roots.

    “So many great games,” he said of his prep career. “I loved the rivalry with Redwood.”