The following principles are fundamental to the mission of Burbank United Soccer Club. We will provide an environment suitable for every player, from the least experienced recreational player to the most experienced college bound player. We are fundamentally rooted in our local community, here to serve the greater Burbank & Los Angeles County. We pursue the building of character as a driving objective in all that we do, in every practice and in every competition. We demand that all our players and our coaches embody character: the will to compete, the discipline to improve, the commitment to put team before self, and winning and losing with honor and respect.
We are an achievement focused organization. Both in the office and on the field, we value both effort and results. We are our own toughest critics, constantly looking to compete well at every level, to develop superior soccer players, to develop outstanding teams, to grow the depth and knowledge of our coaches, and to instill a love of the game in our players.
Above all, we believe that participation in the game of soccer can produce joy and fulfillment that may be found in few other places. We embrace the way the game builds strong and healthy bodies, develops the minds of young players, and nurtures emotional well being. We believe that the game of soccer can foster connection, pride and growth in individual players, with teams and throughout the larger community.
We are making the commitment to our community of Burbank that we will help empower our athletes to become superior soccer players. With teams that service all age groups and all levels of play, we enable our players to compete at their highest potential, from their first soccer experience, throughout the rest of their lives. Beyond the soccer skills themselves though, Burbank United strives to instill traits in players that are useful long after the last whistle blows: character, sportsmanship, discipline, fitness and achievement.
Whether you’re an 8-year-old child or a young adult, you’ll count your experiences with Burbank United as an indelible part of your life. And, we believe you’ll acquire a love of the game, for all the right reasons that will last your lifetime.
LITTLE KICKERS - BOYS & GIRLS AGES 4-7
Head Coach: Elias Eligio / 818.984.3492
Head Coach: Jeo Hernandez / 818.378.9478
Team Manager: Rosa Alvarenga / 818.688.1421
Head Coach: Raphael Carlos / 818.259.5283
Team Manager: Rosie Aguilar / 818.612.0653
Head Coach: Doug Loera / 323.202.8353
Team Manager: Juan Jimenez / 818.312.0493
Head Coach: Lenny Marron / 818.631.3864
Team Manager: Rita Sinkoski / 310.948.7449
Head Coach: Ken Hunt / 818.730.7890
Assistant Coach: Juan Carlos / 818.730.8716
Head Coach: Raphael Carlos / 818.259.5283
Team Manager: Vicky Granados / 818.616.0511
Head Coach: Karina Banales / firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Manager: Alvaro Escobar / 818.326.6794
Head Coach: Katherine Castillo / 323.839.3575
Team Manager: Paloma Arteaga / 818.653.9044
Head Coach: Karina Banales / email@example.com
Team Manager: Shelley De Leon / 323.459.8899
Head Coach: Leslie Ramirez / 818.314.4978
Team Manager: Ollin Chavez / 323.681.5396
Head Coach: Leslie Ramirez / 818.314.4978
Team Manager: Paula Schmidt / 818.731.7891
Head Coach: Joandra Ramirez / 818.317.9076
Team Manager: Elias Eligio / 818.984.3492
Head Coach: Chris Parrot / 310.409.8855
Team Manager: Sandra Lopez / 818.359-1014
Q: What is the commitment that’s expected to play competitive soccer?
A: Season is a 1 year commitment consisting of Fall & Spring Seasons. The annual commitment begins in two terms January - June (Spring) & July - December (Fall).
Playing on a competitive soccer team requires a high level of commitment from both players and families. Players benefit from intensive training in the technical, tactical, mental, and fitness components of the game.
Players are expected to attend all training's and games during the season. Most Fall teams typically finish their “league” seasons in late November. Teams also compete in State or National Cup, these tournaments typically finish in late January/early February depending on age group and competitive level. These teams will also generally play a spring season from February thru early June. Teams will compete in generally 3-5 tournaments during the summer months which helps coaches and players develop in preparation for the fall league season.
Q: Can a player play with a team that is older than his or her age group?
A: In most cases, BUSC will strive to have players play on an age pure team. Age pure means that all the players will be the same age within the cutoff dates of each age group. With the introduction of US Soccer’s age group guidelines, this is determined based on the year the player was born. These decisions are typically based upon a player’s demonstrated ability to contribute as a “top – half” player on the older team and approval by the club’s director of coaching. There may, however, be some exceptions to these guidelines. It should be noted that players that come from a school together may be in different age groups as it is based upon an age cut-off date and not by grade.
Q: How many players will be selected for each team?
A: There will typically be about 10-12 players on a roster for younger teams (between the ages of 7 & 11), while older’s (ages 12+) will have rosters of 14-17 players.
Q: When will players find out if they have made a team?
A: BUSC will do what it can to expedite the notification process, but it does take time. After tryouts finish, coaches work quickly to secure commitments from players chosen during tryouts. Player’s invited to join one of our teams will receive an email along with a phone call typically within a week of trying out. (2-3 training sessions) Coaches will then submit their rosters to the club for processing.
Q: What happens if a player doesn’t make a team?
A: BUSC Coaches will email players who do not make teams to inform them.
Q: Where can I find more information?
A: If you have any questions about Burbank United SC or any of our programs – please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching staff at Burbank United Soccer Club includes some of the brightest and most engaging coaches in Southern California. Our coaches operate to the highest standards of technical, tactical, and age appropriate training. It is the mission of our coaching and development staff to build a history of success on and off the field. Our coaches are always here to help our players reach their goals, whether it’s playing Varsity HS, Collegiate, or playing Professionally.
Position: Head Coach / Competitive Youth
Location: Burbank / San Fernando Valley
BUSC welcomes applications from qualified coaches interested in coaching teams in our competitive program. We are currently seeking coaches for various age groups. While Burbank United SC welcomes applications from all those interested, preference is given to those with US Soccer national licensing and competitive coaching experience. Additionally, our club promotes honesty, integrity, respect and hard work through development of life skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and technical development. We seek applicants interested in advancing our core mission.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Elias Eligio, President , email address is “email@example.com”. Salary dependent on experience and competitive level.
Request for Live Scan Service Form (Coaches + Team Managers)
Burbank United SC is looking for competitive soccer players for the 2018 Spring season. Our team's will be competing in the upcoming CSL & Cal-South sanctioned season / tournaments. Burbank United SC will be holding private tryouts for it’s boys and girls programs for the 2018/19 season, throughout the month of June 2018 - August 2018, please contact us to receive more info on our upcoming practice sessions for your player. We are currently practicing at the following locations:
Monday: John Ferraro Athletic Fields #2 located at: 5101 N. Zoo Dr. Los Angeles Ca. 90027 / 6pm - 8pm
Monday: Whitsett Park Field 8 located at:12490 Vanowen St. North Hollywood Ca. 91606 / 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday: Pacoima Middle School located at: 9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Pacoima Ca. / 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday: John Ferraro Athletic Fields #2 located at: 5101 N. Zoo Dr. Los Angeles Ca. 90027 / 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday: Whitsett Park Field 8 located at:12490 Vanowen St. North Hollywood Ca. 91606 / 6pm - 8pm
Thursday: El Cariso Stadium located at: 13100 Hubbard St. Sylmar Ca. 91342 / 6:30pm - 9pm
Burbank United SC can accelerate learning through our individual & small group programs. The purpose of these very specialized training program is to enable players to receive individual instruction in targeted areas of the game which is difficult to teach in a larger team environment. We offer private training to those individuals and smaller groups looking to accelerate player development.
Player: Do you worry about your first touch? Have you ever second guessed yourself while trying to make a long pass or not taken the shot because it was on your weaker foot? Every player has areas of his or her game that needs work. We offer the perfect environment to identify and develop these skills. One of our professional coaches will work on the specific skill(s) you think are important to improve your game in an individualized, one-on-one environment. Whether you have a try-out coming up, or are just looking for general development; our private training program will improve both your confidence and overall game.
For more information contact us via email, to receive upcoming dates and details, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSC Invites you \ Dos Santos Thanksgiving Camp
Taking place November 23rd - 26th, the Dos Santos camp has invited our club players and friends to train with Zizinho Dos Santos + have the opportunity to meet Gio & Jonny Dos Santos, the camp will take place inside Culver City HS. For more information visit the link below. Use PROMO CODE "2SBURBANK" at check out and receive a discount.
Parenting Education \ Code of Conduct for Soccer Spectators
While players need to be focused for each match, they're not the only ones with things to think about between the first and final whistle. Check out this list of items that spectators should keep in mind while watching a game of soccer. Read more from US Youth Soccer
Coaching Education \ Women in Soccer Panel Discussion
Of the approximately 4.1 million youth sports coaches in America, only an estimated 650,000 are women. A recent study in the journal Gender & Society found an even wider gender disparity, with only 13.4 percent of American Youth Soccer Association coaches being women. Read more from US Youth Soccer
Coaching Education | Get Back on the Pitch with Good Nutrition
Injuries are an unfortunate part of being physically active. How many of you think of nutrition when it comes to injuries?! You’re an athlete (or the parent of one) and want to get back out on the pitch for your training session or match. Nutrition should be a key part of your injury game plan – good nutrition can support and speed up injury recovery. Read More
Coaching Education | Common Faults of Coaches as They Teach
Much like a teacher, a coach needs to find fun and engaging ways to help players learn about the game. This document features a list of common mistakes coaches make that hurt the effectiveness of the teaching process and leave players in the dark. Read More
Burbank United Soccer Club is a non-profit youth soccer organization committed to the promotion of youth development in the community through their participation in soccer. We are dedicated to providing quality soccer training for youth athletes, with the opportunity to develop athletically and personally in a positive, supportive, and safe environment.
There are many costs associated with developmental and competitive soccer. Your sponsorship funds will help to defray these costs, including league and tournament registrations, equipment costs, uniforms, travel costs, etc. Your contribution will help our young athletes be successful in their pursuit of developing not only their soccer skills, but also their sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, pride, community involvement and hard work. We take pride in providing a positive growth experience to all players. We thank you in advance for helping open these opportunities to as many players as possible.
Did you know?
Any contribution or sponsorship can help teams keep cost down and are tax-deductible.
Tournaments can range from $350 – $1000 depending on tournament, and each team participates in 4 or more tournaments each year. Sponsoring a tournament helps all players.
Individual players may be sponsored for their individual costs. 100% of sponsorship money goes directly to the sponsored individual.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit so sponsorship donations are 100% tax-deductible.
The California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association. Cal South represents over 300 Affiliate Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 205,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels.
Learn more: www.calsouth.com
US Soccer As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for 100 years. In that time, the Federation’s mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.
Learn more: www.ussoccer.com
For the Game. For the World. The world is a place rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity, but also one where many are still deprived of their basic rights. FIFA now has an even greater responsibility to reach out and touch the world, using football as a symbol of hope and integration.Only with the unwavering dedication of every FIFA team member, every member association and every business partner can football in all its forms contribute to achieving FIFA’s goals at a high level by protecting standards, encouraging competition and promoting solidarity in the world game.
Learn more: www.fifa.com
US Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer is a nationwide body of over 600,000 volunteers and administrators, and over 300,000 dedicated coaches, most of who also are volunteers. US Youth Soccer registers over 3,000,000 youth players between the ages of five and nineteen. US Youth Soccer is made up of 55 member State Associations; one in each state, and two in California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.US Youth Soccer is non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our job is also to make it fun, and instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.
Learn more: www.usyouthsoccer.org
Burbank United Soccer Club presents our Little Kickers development program. For boys and girls ages 4 - 7 years of age, our philosophy is guided by our long term development plan, which calls for creating training environments where the focus is on the development; both physical & mental of our beginning players, and not the short-term goal of winning a game or medal. BUSC's goal is to develop better players by providing support structures and programs to better prepare our children into a smoother transition into our competitive program.
Our training philosophy involves implementing age-appropriate training curriculum at youth levels to ensure the best development of our young players. By understanding the correct areas of focus at each stage of a player’s development, parents and coaches can work together to ensure that our players’ education is being correctly facilitated.