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Blue Knights Soccer Club was started by Martin Villegas in 2008.  Like other dads, Martin began coaching his 6 year old son in a recreational league in the late 90's.  This team trained, played and grew up together, and by the time they were 15 years old, had won the first of 3 successive state cup championships under Martin's direction.  

Martin learned much of his coaching style, techniques, and soccer's role in life in Europe, specifically in the Netherlands.  He has received his UEFA B license and continuously encourages our entire coaching staff to pursue as much coaching education as possible. 

  • 24 years youth coaching experience
  • KNVB B and UEFA B license
  • FPF Youth license
  • KNVB Nova College 2012-13
  • Utah Youth Soccer Coach of the Year 2010
  • Hillcrest High School Boys and Girls Head Coach 2001-05
  • U16, U17, U18 Utah Youth Soccer State Cup Champions (2008-10)


Contact 801-641-8325

Jay grew up in Salem, Oregon and moved to the sandy area 1983, where he continued and finished his youth soccer career with Sparta United Soccer Club and Hillcrest High School. He furthered his soccer development with Westminster College and played two years in southern France, on a club team in the small town of Pau, at the base of the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains. He finished his education at the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Management.

Jay's Coaching Motto: Play the game of soccer with your head and heart


  • 21 years coaching and training competitive academy teams (Sparta United)
  • USSF C National License
  • Top Soccer certified (certified to work with special needs athletes)
  • Head Coach Jordan High school boys and girls soccer program
  • Academy Director Avalanche/APEX

Provide the best environment for young players to learn and improve their skills –at the same time having fun and learning to love the game!