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Fernando Picazo

"My goal is to promote personal responsibility, confidence, creativity, technical skill, fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork. These are lifelong skills that my players can use in their everyday lives. Success for this goal of mine requires active parental and player commitment and involvement. I am committed to meeting these goals, and expect the same commitment from my players."

-Fernando Picazo

Licenses: 
CYSA National “D”
US National Youth License

Teams:
8th - SFVSC Samba
SFVSC G07 White Pearl

Fernando's coaching philosophy is to encourage and help each of his players build their skills through developmentally appropriate training, and then watch them perform during the games.  He strongly believes that what comes first is teaching each individual player the skills and fundamentals of soccer in a positive and fun way. One of his missions is to enhance the experience of competitive youth soccer in his community. 

Fernando creates a positive and rewarding environment for his players to reach their highest potential as both soccer players and individuals - no matter what level of play. His philosophy is not about winning, but about the development of the total player within the framework of a team in a fun, safe, and educational environment.

Fernando's objective is to encourage and help each of his players build up their skills and then watch them perform during the games.  He strongly believes that what comes first is teaching each individual player the skills and fundamentals of soccer in a positive and fun way.

Fernando has been with the Vikings for 25 years now. Fernando's coaching experience includes: San Francisco Viking Mavericks G-U11 Select Team, San Francisco Viking Typhoons G-U15 Select Team, San Francisco Viking Extreme G-U15 & G-U18 Select Team, Olympic Development Program Coach G-U12 and San Francisco Viking G-U12 & G-U18 Select Team. Fernando has spent many years refereeing soccer as well.

Fernando started playing soccer at age 12. At age 16 he played in an adult men's premier team in San Francisco, Ca. which included both national and professional players from Mexico and Central America.