THE TRAINING CENTER |
ABOUT THE TRAINING CENTER
Hugo Sanchez Pro Skills Training is a professional training center that specializes in each player according to their position on the field. The center is 100% for continuous skills development. The center is not a soccer team where they train and play games.
Before stepping on the pitch, the amateur player who aspires to try out for a professional club or a top-level university club encounters physical, mental, social, and economic disadvantages. His physical preparation is reduced to 2 days of training with his club and a weekend match. On the other hand, a professional player trains at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a day on the court plus 1 hour and 30 minutes in the gym or other sports activities. Adding up the monthly activity, the professional player has 80 hours of first-level continuous development, on the other hand, the amateur player stops training completely 4 days a week and only has a development of 12 hours of training per month, usually of medium or low quality.
HUGO SANCHEZ | BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT HUGO SANCHEZ
Born July 11, 1958, Hugo Sanchez is a former Professional football striker, considered the best Mexican player ever. He was born in Mexico City and he is the son of Héctor Sánchez, who played for Asturias and Atlante.
BEGINNING OF HIS CAREER
Being very young he played for the Mexican team in the 1975 Pan American Games and later in the 1976 Olympics. At the age of 18 and with an experience of 80 international games, he signed as a youth player for UNAM Pumas that same year. UNAM managed to get its first championship in the Mexican league. Two years later, he became the top scorer in the league, with 26 goals. He also played during the summer for San Diego Shockers.
He played five seasons which were the golden years of UNAM Pumas. In his last season with the team, Hugo Sánchez became again the top-scorer in a tie with his teammate Cabinho and UNAM got its second championship and the Concacaf cup.
CAREER IN SPAIN
After five successful seasons in Mexico, with 99 goals to his name, he drew the attention of Spanish sides and signed for Atlético de Madrid in 1981. It took him a while to find his feet in this competition, but by the 1984-85 season, he was scoring regularly with a team that won the Copa del Rey playing the final game versus Athletic Bilbao (with two goals scored by Hugo), a second place in the Spanish League and won the Spanish Super Copa. Hugo got his first Pichichi trophy for a maximum scorer in the league.
At this stage, he reached the high point of his career, signing for Real Madrid in 1985 and playing with players such as Camacho, Butragueño, Gordillo, Valdano, and Míchel. This team won five consecutive league titles (from 1985-86 to 1989-90), the Copa del Rey in 1989, and the UEFA cup in 1986. During this time Sánchez gained four consecutive Pichichi trophies, one gold boot, and Two prizes don ball. It was also declared by the IFFHS as the best Mexican soccer player of the 20th century Cataloged as one of the best Mexican athletes in history and the best Mexican soccer player of all time. With 516 entries in 883 official matches, he is the Mexican footballer with the most goals in official matches in history. He celebrated its many goals by giving a peculiar somersault, which was a tribute to his sister gymnast. Because of its goals, accomplishments, and career, was included by FIFA in the Hall of Fame Football in 2011.
ABOUT RICARDO BALDERAS
Ricardo’s career began in Mexico in 1998-1999 with Club Chivas of Guadalajara, in its professional 3rd division team in the Cuernavaca, Morelos extension. Later he became part of the “Red Devils Team” of Toluca’s 2nd division, playing in the 1999-2000 season. His abilities brought him to First Division “A” in 2000-2001 within the same club. Later on, the icon of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Professor J.J. Muñante invited Ricardo to be part of the Pumas “Cougar’s” UNAM professional team, which led Ricardo to join in the 2nd. Division team from 2001 to 2003. His talent was soon noticed by five times “Pichichi” winner – Best Goal Score Player of Spain (Hugo Sánchez Márquez).
Under his wing, Ricardo debuted in the Professional Division 1 team in 2003. In his second season with the Cougars, the team achieved what no other club team had achieved: They were crowned in 2004 as two-time winners in two consecutive tournaments.
In 2006, A Soccer scout from Bolivia noticed Ricardo’s talents, and soon after contacted and offered Ricardo the opportunity to sign onto the best team in the country “El Bolivar.” Once again, Ricardo got to be part of a winning strike. The team went on to win the league title and play Libertadores de America Cup and La Copa Aerosur.
Followed by such success, Ricardo then returns to Mexico with a new mission in mind: to surpass the maximum level of the newborn Pumas-Morelos 1st. Division A-team until 2008. That same year, Ricardo travels with the team to Buenos Aires, Argentina to play in the “Club Temperley”. His strong will and desire to continue learning South American soccer take him to Uruguay, where he plays for “Club Colonia” Here he is considered to be one of the best foreign players in the league. Ricardo is then hired in 2010 by the “Club Tacuarembo” Uruguayan 1st. Division team. They play the “Carlos Gardel’’ Cup. Coach and acclaimed goalkeeper Miguel Angel Comizzo signs Ricardo on his return to Mexico and plays for the ‘Gallos Blancos; of Querétaro, where he stays until 2011.
After this long experience in the field, Ricardo begins to think deeper about his career; He soon realizes that as Technical Director; he would be able to continue in his field and be able to help younger men fulfill their dreams to become professional soccer players as well. After deciding to continue on this new path, Ricardo decides to emigrate and settle in the U.S, where he was aware of the rapid growth of soccer talent among young teens. Ricardo began his studies as a coach while playing for the Californian Soccer Team “Los Angeles BLUES” of the NPSL league. Soon after he joins the Chivas USA of the MLS-League, by the hand of José Luis Sola “Chelis”; Ricardo then decides to make a very important decision in his career; to end his career as an active player as Chivas USA is the final team that he plays for. All this was done for a bigger purpose; he then decides to open up a foundation, which would help open up doors to many talented young men.
Now as Co-founder, Co-President, and Head Coach of the United Soccer Talents Foundation, Ricardo is using his knowledge, experience, and contacts to help shape youth with values and promote the talent of North-American youth.
ABOUT GEOVANNY BALDERAS
Ricardo’s older brother has two great passions in life: one is his love for Film and Television Media, and his second love is his passion for soccer game analysis. His love for soccer was born through his brother’s professional career, and the many years he lived closely following it. Geovanny or better known by his friends and family as “Geo”, realized how exciting, but also exhausting and difficult it can be to succeed in the Soccer World. Geo’s passion for both subjects began at a young age, and together with his brother Ricardo. Both were unaware that they would build great things, and that their love for soccer and media would bring them closer to each other.
Geovanny’s love for the Media Arts began at a young age, his last years in high school is when he decided not just to portray characters from stories, but to write his characters and stories. After finishing high school he decided to go for better opportunities in the United States of America. Geovanny then moves to Chicago Illinois where he pursued his Film and television studies for three years. After finishing and earning his Bachelor’s Degree, Geo then goes back to Mexico City. There he enrolled at the Mexican Association of Independent Cinema, While there he was able to finish 3 Post-Graduate degrees: Directing, Film & Photography, and Soccer Technical Director.
Soon after finishing his academic studies, he decided to put it all into practice; he then travels to Europe and South America to analyze soccer plays, techniques, and teaching methods of soccer Clubs.
After his South American odyssey, Geo returns to Mexico to work in the Televisa-Network. There he began directing important television shows such as “Bailando por un Sueño”, “Cantando por un Sueño”; “Pequeños Gigantes” among many others. Following such great success, Geovanny decides to try for new territories; which, leads him to the entertainment capital of the world: Los Angeles, California. Destiny took them both, he and Ricardo then decided to embark on a new project combining their passions. This dream project had been in the works for years before, and now with their crossed paths in one, they decided to begin the United Soccer Talents Foundation (UST-Foundation).
Now, Geovanny Balderas as one of the Co-founders and Co-President of the UST-Foundation works by using his knowledge, experience, and interpersonal contacts to help shape the youth with values and promote the talent of North American youth.
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if we work together as a team!”
The dream for UST first came to them when they both lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As stated by Geo “We loved the idea of creating a football Soccer center that did not belong to one sole club, but instead it is a training facility. Where our young people could be trained and then be able to play in the club they wanted” (G. Balderas). The dream came true 10 years later in the U.S. The first step for them was to foster the same values instilled by their parents, so that our youth are well rounded, and can achieve personal growth.“With the many years of experience, we have in football Soccer, we have implemented a system of high-quality training for each day of practice. Providing them with an ongoing challenge and pushing our players to an optimum level where they can face professionals. Once this is achieved, comes the difficult task: to ask the soccer clubs to open up their doors and allow our youth to be part of their team”
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Our mission of the United Soccer Talents Foundation is to transform the lives of the kids and youth from low-income families; through the teachings and practices of high-quality soccer training, while always combining values that allow them to get away from the vices and dangers of modern life. We also maximize their talent to increase their opportunities to obtain an academic scholarship or to play at a professional level. United Soccer Talents Foundation is found right in the core heart of Orange County, California. UST t is made up of experienced football coaches and specialists in the human, social and audiovisual areas. We teach high-quality soccer to economically disadvantaged children and youth in the United States. Through our programs, we contribute to forming a healthy and successful youth away from vices and dangers. We focus our efforts on giving them advice and practicing values that allow them to have a clear vision of the great things they can achieve in the future.