Atletico Boys 2009 participarte in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League after a year of training under the Development Program.

Atletico Boys 2009 participarte in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League after a year of training under the Development Program.

With the objective of preparing players for the future, Atletico encourages all players 7 and 8 years old to join us in our Developmental Program . Our training is based exclusively on helping players develop basic motor skills that will better equip them to learn basic soccer skills such as stopping the ball, dribbling with various parts of the foot, and overall ball mastery, all while having fun. Groups will be divided based on skill level and teams will be formed to compete in local leagues. All training session will be designed by, Jose Luis Seabra, Atletico's Youth Director.

Spring session 1 - Saturday 9:45 - 11:00 am

  • March: 3
  • March: 10, 17, 24 & 31
  • April: 7, 14, 21 & 28

Spring session 2 Saturday 9:45 - 11:00 am

  • May: 5, 12, 19 & 26
  • June: 2, 9 & 16

Location: Sherman Oaks/ Van Nuys Park (Park on Hartsook St. 14305)

Uniform required: $60 - (Include Adidas socks, short and Jersey)


Atletico Uniform (required only if not already purchased)
Child's Name
Development Program Sessions
Indicate Session 1 or 2
Child's Name(s)


Below is an example of the objectives the players at Atletico follow on a yearly basis. These objectives are directly related to what is most important for children of these ages to learn. As players grow in our system, the objectives, level of difficulty, and sophistication in the training will increase.

Individual Technique:

Do not kick the ball away

Control and move the ball with various parts of the foot: inside, bottom, outside, etc.

Kick with the instep and with the inside of the dominant foot

Individual Tactics:

Understanding fakes and dribbling technique: "make a move on the opponent"

Interfere, “get in the way” of the adversity: "confidence and courage stop the opponent"

Making the most of 1 on 1 situations: "me and the ball versus the opponent"

Group Tactics:

Recognizing a team aspect: “if I can not do it myself, I look to get help” 

Confront the opponent with only one player on the ball: “I wait my turn to stop the opponent” 

Making the most of 2 on 1 and 3 on 1 situations: “me and my teammates over the opponent”

Understanding the 4 on 4 game system

Understanding the field: defensive and attacking zones

Jose Luis Seabra-Born in Brazil, Jose Luiz began his professional soccer career in 1992, playing as a left midfield for Esporte Clube Noroeste before playing for other notable clubs including Botafogo F.C and Sporting Club Ceara. In 2000, he moved to the island of Trinidad to begin his career with W.Connection F.C. and later made his debut in 2005 with the National Senior team of Trinidad and Tobago. Throughout his professional soccer playing career he has won 24 titles and has been awarded the most disciplined player two years consecutively. He was also awarded the title of MVP during his career with W.Connection F.C. Jose Luiz began his coaching career in 2010 as an assistant coach for W.Connection F.C.’s senior team and soon after, he became the head coach of the club’s reserve/under 18 team. He was also the head coach of Naparima College, Trinidadwhere he was in charge of the football program from under 11 to under 19. He is an E licensed coach and holds a level one NSCAA diploma as well as a UEFA certificate in youth coaching.