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Degrees and Certifications:

St. Mary's College, BA Degree USSF National C License USC Advanced National Diploma USC Professional Development Certificate NFHS Fundamentals in Coaching Certification USSF 4v4 License USSF 7v7 License USSF 9v9 License USSF 11v11 License USC High School Diploma USC College Diploma USC 4v4 Diploma USC 7v7/9v9 Diploma USC 11v11 Diploma USC Formations and Systems of Play Diploma USC Attacking Principles of Play Diploma USC Defending Principles of Play Diploma USC Creating Talent Diploma USC Advanced Technical Training Diploma USC Sports Psychology & Mental Skills Diploma USC Futsal Level I Diploma USC Small-Sided Games Diploma La Liga Methodology Certification Norcal Coaching Education (webinars) Achievements: 2021 BVAL High School Coach of the Year 2019 BVAL High School Coach of the Year 2016 East Bay Prep All-Star Coach Division I 2015 BVAL High School Coach of the Year 2015 East Bay Prep All-Star Coach Division I 2013 Heritage SC Coach of the Year 2008 Vallejo YSL Coach of the Year

Sal Acevedo - Head Coach Varsity

Our program thrives to create a positive learning environment. One that allows our student-athletes an opportunity to have a memorable experience each season. Our coaching staff emphasizes building confidence, character, and discipline in each of our student-athletes. We understand the value of teaching our boys the importance of sportsmanship, respect, and honor on and off the field. I firmly believe that as a coach I am a mentor, role model, and leader for my players. I feel honored that I have this opportunity. It is a privilege to be the head of this program and I am grateful to each one of our student-athletes, coaches, parents, administrators, and teachers who have helped build Freedom HS Boys Soccer into an elite program. Every year we prepare and work hard to accomplish our goals, reach new heights, and make history together as a Falcon Family!

Coaching Experience:

  • Freedom HS | Varsity Head Coach
  • Los Medanos College | Assistant Coach
  • East County Revolution FC | Head Assistant Coach Men's Semi-Pro 
  • East County Revolution FC | Head Coach 06B & 08B
  • East County Revolution FC | Director of Grassroots & Rec
  • Mighty Kicks Contra Costa | Owner/Director
  • Heritage SC | Head Coach, Academy Director 
  • Pittsburg HS | Head Coach (Girls)
  • Vallejo YSL | Head Coach, Coach Coordinator

Playing Experience:

  • Chabot Junior College
  • Hayward High School
  • Preparatoria Salvador Vidal (Mexico)
  • Jalisco State U15 Team (Mexico)
  • Chivas de Guadalajara Regional Academy (Mexico)

 

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Degrees and Certifications:

USSF National C License USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Diploma NFHS Coaching Soccer Diploma NFHS Level 1 Accredited Interscholastic Coach USC Advanced Technical and Functional Training Diploma USC Foundations of Coaching Diploma USC 11v11 Formations and Systems of Play USC Futsal Level 1 Diploma USC Defending Principles of Play Diploma USC Attacking Principles of Play Diploma USC Small-Sided Games Diploma USC Sports Psychology & Individual Mental Skills Diploma USC Key Moments in the Game Diploma USC Developing A Team Philosophy and Purpose Diploma USC Developing the 7-C’s Diploma USC 11v11 National Diploma USC Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer Diploma USC Diversity and Inclusion Diploma USC Creating Talent Diploma USSF Grassroots 11v11 Coaching License

Joel Lopez - Head Coach JV

Coaching Experience:

  • Freedom HS
  • Impact SC 
  • SPMYSL
  • Freedom HS (Girls)
  • Heritage HS (Girls)
  • Edna Hill Middle School (Boys)
  • Edna Hill Middle School (Girls)

Playing Experience:  

  • Los Medanos College
  • Pittsburg High School
  • Delta Soccer Club
What I enjoy about coaching at Freedom:
 
Freedom High School has definitely shown me that all schools aren't the same. There is one thing that I most enjoy about Freedom: the way student-athletes show their school spirit, which is 2nd to none. Student-athletes are taught to RESPECT Administrators, Teachers, Coaches, opposing schools, and each other. It is refreshing to see real traditional values being taught to the next generation without losing enthusiasm for their school, team, and teammates.

 

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Noe Lopez - Assistant Coach JV

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Degrees and Certifications:

UC Irvine, BA Degree USSF National D License CYSA Goalkeeper Certification Fiorentina Coaching Course Certification Frans Hoek Goalkeeper Training Course Certification NorCal Symposiums (2015–2019) NorCal Coaching Education (webinars) USC Player and Coach Development Diplomas

Victor Bañuelos - Goalkeeper Coach & Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Freedom HS | GK Coach, Assistant Coach
  • Impact SC | Head Coach, GK Coach/Director
  • St. Elizabeth HS

Playing Experience:

  • St. Elizabeth HS
  • Competitive Club Soccer

What I enjoy about coaching at Freedom:

The Freedom High School Boys Soccer Program has become one of the most consistently competitive high school soccer programs in the Bay Area. Aside from becoming one of the most competitive programs, the program’s philosophy of Responsibility, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Discipline, Respect, Self-control, Pride, Service, and Priority on Education helps develop young men and prepare them for success in life after high school through the implementation of this philosophy in their everyday lives on and off the field.