Oscar Rodriguez will be running the soccer specific program. A native to Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda-Colombia; coach Oscar began his fútbol career as a goalkeeper at the age of 6 in the local youth team named “Juventud” before playing for All-Town & State Teams as a Starter Goalkeeper from 1992-1998. In the second semester of 1999, Coach Oscar played with the Once Caldas F.C. Third Division Youth team with whom he won the State Championship & got to experience goalkeeper training sessions with the professional Once Caldas F.C. squad. In 2000, Coach Oscar signed a semiprofessional contract with Deportivo Pereira F.C. as a starter goalkeeper before moving in September of the same year to the United States to begin his collegiate career playing for Gordon College where he received the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) II Region XVII All-Tournament Team. He then played for the Brewton Parker College Team between 2002-2003, where he received the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) All-Conference Second Team and Player Leadership Awards. Received BS in Exercise Science from Fresno Pacific University and went on the complete his Master’s Degree from Fresno State.
Expertise Areas: Design & Implementation of Resistance & Conditioning Training Programs, Olympic Weightlifting, edification of Proper Movement Mechanics, Mobility/Flexibility/Injury Prevention, & the 5-point Functional Movement Screening (FMS) Testing. In addition to these areas of expertise, Coach Oscar possesses a God given ability to empower players with exceptional technique, control, problem solving, improvisation skills & whole person development (i.e., respect for self & others, courage, communication, and discipline) so they can achieve their highest individual potential.