FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Willie Sims born in Guatemala and moved to Los Angeles at early age where he played soccer just about everyday from pick up games at local parks to competing club soccer. Played for Cal State University of Northridge where he was named the Big West Offensive Player of the Year in the 2003 and 2004 seasons, 2003 Colloe Soccer News Freshmen All American, NSCAA First-Team All-American in the 2005 season. Was drafted in the 2nd round (23rd overall) of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution where they reached two MLS CUP FINALS. Also played for Puerto Rico Islanders and Miami FC of the USL and got two Nationala team caps with Guatemala National Team.
Willies passion for coaching futsal has helped players developed their soccer game by using futsal as a tool to inspire creativity, awareness and confidence on the ball.
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
Ivan has been coaching with Joga since we started in 2014 and leads our Little Champions Programs.
Ivan Becerra was drafted in the third round (27th overall) of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by Columbus Crew. Crew head coach Sigi Schmid converted Becerra to a central defender once on the team due to Columbus already having 4 forwards ahead of Becerra on the depth chart. He did not appear in a first-team match with the Crew and was subsequently sent on loan to then-USL Second Division side Cincinnati Kings. He made his professional debut on July 21, 2006. He featured as a starter for Cincinnati and appeared in four games with the Kings, the last being August 13, 2006, before returning to the Crew.
Despite appearing in 6 MLS Reserve League matches for the Crew, he was waived in March 2007 as the team sought to become roster-compliant in preseason.
Becerra signed for Ventura County Fusion of the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season. He made his debut for the team on May 30, 2009, in a game against Bakersfield Brigade. Becerra would ultimately appear for the Fusion 4 times en route to winning the 2009 PDL Championship and scoring a goal in the championship game.
Men's League Director
Vicente was born in Santa Barbara where he grew up playing soccer going to watch his fathers Sunday league games. Having played in the local leagues from AYSO, high school,Sunday league and up through junior college, Vicente has been involved in local soccer for over 13 years.
Vicente looks to translate his passion for soccer over to the futsal court. He looks to expand futsal at the competition and recreational level in the community and hopes to develop technical skills and creativity through the game.
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Though Stephanie's soccer experience isn't vast, her love for it is. Her mother (who never played the sport) was her coach all through her youth until high school when Stephanie was forced to leave her favorite team and transition into competitive. Since then, she has not stopped playing. She discovered futsal in college and for three years played it every Friday night at an arena in Boulder, Colorado.
Her other passion is photography, and through Joga, she is able to combine her love for futsal with her love for the captured art. She is honored to be the Joga director of social media.