ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS
"IT'S NOT JUST FOOTBALL. IT’S SACRAMENTO. IT’S THE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE WITHIN THAT COMMUNITY."
The @SacRepublicFC team up for the assist with a new futsal court at Northgate Park
THE UNIQUE ROSE SHOEN: SHE STARTED COACHING BOYS AS A TEEN, NOW RUNS THE SACRAMENTO CLUB SHE FOUNDED
You probably have not heard of Rose Shoen. That’s a shame.
The Reno, Nevada, native has quite a resume. At 14, she played in two leagues, with and against university players and adults. She played at two colleges, and was a Women’s Premier Soccer League all-star.
But it’s as a coach that Shoen is really making her mark. And she’s doing it in unusual ways, with often overlooked players.
When a group of Latino boys asked her to coach, she had to earn a license to take them to tournaments. Club finances were tight. Most players’ families could not afford to pay much, or anything at all. At their first tournament they wore T-shirts with numbers. But they were as good as better-funded, more elite teams. She helped the boys understand that soccer could be a pathway to college. “They were part of my demographic,” Shoen says.
She was hooked. She was also just 19 years old...
LATINO COACHES PODCAST (ESPAÑOL)
Rose Shoen founder, owner and Coach of Azteca FC talks to us about her experiences in soccer, her community and the need for generational change in the Latino community. She also discusses what it takes to be a player in the WPSL.
(La fundadora, propietaria y entrenadora de Azteca FC, Rose Shoen nos habla sobre sus experiencias en el fútbol, su comunidad y la necesidad de un cambio generacional en la comunidad latina. También analiza lo que se necesita para ser una jugadora en la WPSL.)
PROTAGONIST SOCCER - THE METHOD
If you blink, there is a good chance you are going to miss Azteca FC founder, owner, and coach Rose Shoen.
Between a day job in the finance sector, coaching two Sacramento-based men’s teams in the San Francisco Soccer Football League (SFSFL) as well as the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) and coaching several Azteca FC youth teams while running the entire program, Shoen has become adept at squeezing every ounce out of a day to fulfill her goals.
“The vision I have involves mentoring and developing young minority and underprivileged kids and providing educational and soccer opportunities which give them structure to succeed in all areas of their lives,” Shoen said.
When Shoen is in your corner, she will push you and stay on top of you constantly to go above and beyond any ceiling you had previously set for yourself. She won’t accept anything less, and she won’t allow her players to either...
BEYOND THE GAME: HOW ONE COACH HELPS PROVIDE BETTER SOCIOECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR HER TEAM
Rose Shoen is a semi pro soccer player in the Women’s Premier Soccer league. She received all star selection in 2016 and 2017. She also holds a C national USSF coaching license and founded her own men’s soccer franchise, Azteca FC in 2013. She is the only female owner/manager/coach in the San Francisco Soccer Football League’s history. Rose also works coaching high school youth from low income minority groups with the objective to help them receive college scholarships. Many of these players otherwise would recieve a college education and are provided greater socioeconomic opportunities life through her efforts...
PROTAGONIST SOCCER - CREATING A SOLUTION
The Azteca academy is a low cost option for the Sacramento community. The club members partake in futsal sessions, physical conditioning and are guided through the process of how to apply for colleges in the future. What sticks out about the organization, is that they perform grade checks. Soccer is emphasized as a privilege and can be used to take you to greater heights in the future. “ Our mission is to educate first generation student athletes about college opportunities and to open up doors for them. We are really a scholarship program,” said Shoen. “We obviously compete as a club, but our main mission is to educate these kids about how the college system works, what it takes to be a collegiate athlete and what opportunities are available to get your education through soccer,” she said when describing the benefits of her academy...
DO DIFFERENT CULTURES REQUIRE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES?
An interesting story intertwined with all of the great work happening at Azteca FC, is Rose being one of the very few females currently coaching men. The Men’s team competes in the Premier division of the San Francisco Soccer Football League (SFSFL) and in the Northern California conference of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Rose has helped the men’s team earn multiple promotions...
ROSE SHOEN - FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF COACHING OF AZTECA FC
The goal of Full 90 Coaching is to have members of the soccer community share their experiences, insights, and tips to inspire others and become better!
GROWTH FROM FAILURE: ROSE SHOEN - FOUNDER OF AZTECA FOOTBALL CLUB
This is the story of Rose Shoen. Founder and Head Coach for the Azteca Football Club. On this episode, we discuss her journey from starting her own football club, being head coach and how she teaches her players to be a great soccer player on and off the field.
UNA FINAL DE FUTBOL QUE DESPERTO MUCHA PASIÓN EN SUS SEGUIDORES DE AGUILITAS Y AZTECA F.C.
AZTECAS por su parte, eran motivados por los gritos de su Coach ROSS y sus Padres para seguir hacia adelante, buscando llegar a la portería contraria, a los pocos minutos llego el 2-0 a favor de AGUILITAS, quienes confiados tenian ya el marcador a favor. Asi termino el primer tiempo e irse con la gran ventaja de 2-0 Para el segundo tiempo, AZTECA F.C...