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.
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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
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!