Diablo FC family loses a member: Jenna Betti
dies Sunday accident
Paul, Dena, Julia & Gigi Betti in thoughts and
prayers of club
March 4, 2014
Nov. 19, 1999 - Mar. 2,
Diablo FC family suffered a horrible loss Sunday
afternoon when 14-year-old Jenna Betti was
killed in an accident with a train in Martinez.
Jenna was a popular member of Diablo C 99
Blue for several years. Her two younger sisters,
Julia and Gigi area also members of the club.
Open training for
U13-U14 US Soccer Development Academy team
Elite level boys born
in 2000, 2001 & 2002 invited to train and get
coach Richard Weiszmann is offering 3
open training sessions for elite level soccer
players with the Diablo FC
U13-U14 US Soccer Development Academy team.
Training are on Feb. 25 & 26 and Mar. 2 and the
sessions are open to boys born in 2000, 2001 and
The Diablo FC USSDA team is
part of the highest level of youth soccer in the
United States. Each player will
receive a formal evaluation from Diablo FC
coaches as part of the open training. Diablo FC
will be identifying players for the 2014-15 US
Soccer Development Academy team.
Tues., Feb. 25 6:30-8
p.m. Marina Vista Elementary School, Pittsburg
Wed., Feb. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Hillview Middle
Sun,, Mar. 2 10-11:30
a.m. Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord
If you have any questions contact coach
Weiszmann or director of coaching
Register for the free sessions
Did you miss younger age group team tryouts for
Still time to try out for Under 9 thru Under 14 competitive Diablo FC teams
for free tryouts now
Formal tryouts for 2014 Diablo FC Under
9 through Under 14 teams have been held.
If you are still interested in trying
out for a Diablo FC team, please
complete our online
tryout form today. You will
be contacted by the appropriate age
group coach and invited to a player
evaluation session. There is no
charge to try out.
2014 Diablo FC Coaching Staff
Girls Head Coaches
Boys Head Coaches
8/1/01 - 7/31/02
8/1/00 - 7/31/01
8/1/99 - 7/31/00
8/1/98 - 7/31/99
8/1/97 - 7/31/98
8/1/96 - 7/31/97
8/1/95 - 7/31/96
8/1/91 - 7/31/95
Klinsmann brings 22
Players to Los Angeles for final January Camp
redies for friendly against Korea Republic Feb.
1 in Carson
– U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen
Klinsmann has finalized a 22-player roster for
the last part of the January camp that will be
held at the National Training Center in Carson,
Calif. A total of 26 players were part of the
group that began training on Jan. 7 in
preparation for the match against Korea Republic
on Feb. 1 at StubHub Center.
Forward Chris Wondolowski of the San
Jose Earthquakes is taking part in his fourth
successive USMNT season. The former Diablo FC
player won the Golden Boot along with teammate
Landon Donovan in last summer's CONCACAF Gold
Cup for the champion Americans.
Diablo FC Academy team part of exclusive new US
U13/U14 boys playing league games against SJ
Earthquakes, LA Galaxy
Oct. 25, 2013
competitive soccer club Diablo FC was selected
this year to join the new United States Soccer
Development Academy program run by US Soccer.
Coach Cody Worden’s team is now in the midst of
the inaugural season for under 13/14 boys that
runs through next June.
Diablo FC Academy is one of 12 Development
Academy teams in Northern California and the
only one in Contra Costa County. The 19-player
roster includes players from Clayton, Concord
and 11 other county cities.
Diablo FC 00 Blue girls capture Bob Fowler
17th annual tournament honors former club
Oct. 11, 2013
Wenger came out of a scramble to put in a goal
midway through the second half and the Diablo FC
00 Blue continued is shutout streak and the
local competitive team earned a 1-0 victory in
the under 13 championship match of the 17th
annual Bob Fowler Memorial Tournament late last
month in Concord.
Coach Jack Boeger’s team had begun the
tournament with a 2-1 win over the Tracy
Terminators and then didn’t allow another goal
the rest of the way. Diablo FC 00 Blue had a
scoreless tie with Heritage Kaos and then won
its bracket with a 4-0 win over Rocklin Heat.
Adriana Gavidia, Haley Pozzobon, Alyssa Granados
and Vanessa Castrillo produced goals for 00
2 Diablo FC girls teams US Club West Regional
U16, U12 teams roll to titles with tight
defense, timely goals
June 27, 2013
FC had a pair of girls teams win
US Club Soccer West Regional championships
in Davis June 22-25 as part of USCS National Cup
The under 12 Diablo FC 00 girls went to penalty
kicks but prevailed 1-0 in the Super Group
championship match of the USCS West Regionals in
Davis against Tualatin Hills United SC Silver, a
premier team from Beaverton, Oregon. Diablo FC
97 team squared off with the host David Legacy
97 Heat in the Regional U16 finals and came away
with a 2-1 victory.
FC 00 girls opened the USCS Regionals with a 2-2
draw against Tualatin Hills but never
surrendered a goal in three subsequent games.
Coach Lewis Woodward’s team blanked Briceno SC
1-0 and Davis Dynamite 2-0 to make the finals
where they had a return match with Tualatin
Hills. This time the game was scoreless through
regulation and two overtime periods. Diablo FC
goalkeeper Ally Carroll stopped two shootout
shots and her team converted enough chances for
Gold Medal and Golden Boot for Wondo at Gold Cup
Club alumnus scored 5 goals for championship USA team
July 28, 2013
players – two from the champion United States
team and one from Panama -- entered the Gold Cup
final on Sunday as the tournament’s
joint-scoring leaders. Once the match ended 1-0
in favor of the Americans, the top of the goals
table did not change.
Donovan and Chris Wondolowski of the U.S. and
Gabriel Torres (Panama) finished as the top
scorers with five goals each and will share the
award. Chicharito Hernandez of Mexico and
Manchester United won the Golden Boot at the
last Gold Cup in 2011. Wondolowski, a Diablo FC
alumnus, has been the top goalscorer in Major
League Soccer for the past three years and is
thus no stranger to winning a Golden Boot.
Leonard Griffin joins
Cal Men’s Soccer coaching staff
Diablo FC coach joins club goalkeeper coach
Henry Foulk with Golden Bears
May 29, 2013
filled out its men’s soccer coaching staff when
it hired assistant coach
Leonard Griffin and brought back former
player Javier Ayala-Hil as a volunteer assistant
coach, head coach Kevin Grimes announced
recently. Griffin has been coaching Diablo FC
boys teams since 2011 and has taken his
Diablo FC 95 boys to back-to-back
WCDA championships in 2012 and 2013.
former professional player in Major League
Soccer, Griffin spent the previous three seasons
as a St. Mary’s assistant coach and was an
assistant coach at Cal State San Bernardino for
three years before that. A 2005 UCLA alumnus,
Griffin was an All-America defender and won the
2002 NCAA College Cup with the Bruins. He later
joined the Chicago Fire (2004-06), Columbus Crew
(2007-08) and then-champion Los Angeles Galaxy
(2009) of MLS as well as the Portland Timbers
(2007 & 2008) during Portland’s USL days.
Diablo FC first club
to form Alliance with MLS Earthquakes franchise
February 8, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif.
- The San Jose Earthquakes
announced today the creation of a landmark
partnership with Diablo Futbol Club of Concord,
establishing the Earthquakes' first Youth
Development Alliance and allowing for
collaboration at both the competitive and
recreation levels of play.
partnership, Diablo FC - the club where current
Earthquakes star and reigning Volkswagen
Most Valuable Player Chris Wondolowski played
his final years of youth soccer - will work
closely with the Earthquakes' Youth Development
Academy while implementing recreation leagues
and development schools for girls and boys in
the U5-U10 age groups. The Earthquakes will
provide financial and curricular support as well
as additional resources to assist Diablo FC in
its overall development of competitive youth
players while also offering recreation-level players an opportunity to participate in their
"The San Jose Earthquakes
are excited to align with such a well respected
club in Diablo FC," said Earthquakes Youth
Development Academy technical director Chris
Leitch. "DFC has a great track record of
developing elite players and we are looking
forward to working with an impressive coaching
staff with the shared goal of developing players
for the next level while also providing more
kids the opportunity to play soccer."
US Soccer designates Diablo FC for U13/U14 Development Academy team
SJ Earthquakes, 7 other clubs join Diablo FC in elite boys league
March 19, 2013
US Soccer story
Diablo FC has been selected by US Soccer to join its elite Development Academy boys program with a U13/U14 team beginning this spring. Our club is the only USSDA team in Contra Costa or Solano counties. Diablo FC joins the San Jose Earthquakes and eight other top youth soccer organizations in Northern California in the U13/U14 Development Academy program.
The United States Soccer Development Academy began in 2007 to develop lop-level talent to represent the United States in international competition. The Development Academy U13/U14 program is new in 2013.
Boys born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 are eligible for the Diablo FC U13/U14 Development Academy team coached by Cody Worden, who has two years experience with the USSDA program in Marin.
The U14 Academy includes 10 months of training 4 times a week. Players participate in a small number of tournaments and showcases with the emphasis on training and skill development and refinement. With 10 Development Academy teams in Northern California the need to travel for top-level competition is minimized.
If you have any questions about the Diablo FC U13/U14 program please contact head coach Cody Worden.
What is USSDA? |
10-month USSDA Season
Diablo FC U13/U14 Academy Presentation
U13/U14 Academy Presentation
Brazilian coach teaches
soccer, mentors her Diablo FC girls
Tafa draws on her
National Team experience with young players
Dec. 18, 2012
the past eight years local youth soccer players
have benefitted from the coaching, teaching and
mentoring of Marcia Tafarel, better known as
Tafa, who has been a key member of the Diablo
Futbol Club coaching staff since 2005.
This year Tafa coached the Diablo FC 03 under
9 girls team as well as the Diablo FC U8 Academy
girls. Her Diablo FC 03 team completed its 2012
season with the NorCal State Cup Gold Division
championship last month in Manteca.
The 13 girls on the Diablo FC 03 roster are
training with a coach who has experienced soccer
at the highest level participating with the
Brazilian World Cup and Olympic teams from
1990-1996. Diablo FC Director of Coaching Brian
Voltattorni says, "Tafa has been one of our top
youth coaches and has an amazing ability to
empower young women to play at a higher level.
She has a wealth of playing experience from her
time playing professionally in Brazil and
representing her country at the World Cup and
Olympics. Tafa draws on her passion and
experience as a player and brings that passion
and energy to the training field every day."
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Oct. 14, 2011
can now keep up with Diablo FC on Twitter by
@DFCsoccer with our brand new social media
also are on Facebook and you can
join our Diablo FC group today.
Feel free to contribute with notices about your
team, fund raisers and more on Facebook and
Are you the next Stefan Frei?
Diablo FC goalkeeper training every Tuesday
The former club goalkeeper was a finalists for 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year with Toronto FC after a stalwart career at Cal Berkeley.
Both for our club and Cal, Stefan was coached by Henry Foulk.
Henry (left) and his staff conduct Diablo FC goalkeeper training EVERY TUESDAY at John Baldwin Park in Concord.
Stefan Frei met (far left) Jade Rafallo, Katie Kern and Kaylie Collins of the Diablo FC 97 girls when Toronto played San Jose Earthquakes.
Tuesday WINTER training schedule: 3:30 p.m. to
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Diablo FC offers full slate of US Club Soccer