1 Legacy Drive, Mesa, AZ 85212

8:30A | Check-In

9:00A | Camp Starts

3:30P | Awards Ceremony


Register: Make sure you register online before the camp to reserve your spot.

Come Ready: Get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and drink plenty of water.

ALL Positions: Check-in begins at 8:30 AM.

Suit Up: Athletes will receive a USMC Sports Leadership Academy shirt. You will be responsible to bring all other equipment such as cleats, socks, shorts, etc.

Be on Time!

Skills and Drills: Our elite coaching staff will lead you through drills that will help develop skills, increase agility, improve techniques, and help you become a better player.

Scrimmage: Line up against the best players from your area and compete.

Leadership Training: The Marine Corps Leadership Traits will be taught during breakout sessions that focus on how sports skills learned relate to real world challenges.

FREE Lunch: All athletes will receive a free catered lunch from USMC Sports.

Awards Ceremony: Awards will be presented to the top performers and top leaders at the conclusion of the camp. All athletes and family members are encouraged to attend and take photos.

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Would you like to take part in the  USMC Sports Leadership Academy?
We would love to have you join us for the day!

Meet the Coaches

Oscar Guardado – Head Coach


Coach Bio:

Coaching Diplomas, Certificates & Licenses: 

  • USSF Youth Module I & II
  • USSF Grassroots (4×4, 7×7, 9×9, 11×11)
  • AYSA F, E, & D State Certificates 
  • USSF D National License
  • NFHS High School National Certificate
  • AIA Arizona Interscholastic Association Certificate
  • United Soccer Coaches of America Diploma

Semi-Pro Coaching Experience:

  • Sporting AZ FC Assistant Coach
  • Sedona Strikers FC Assistant Coach
  • Phoenix Monsoon FC Assistant Coach

Youth Club Coaching Experience: 

  • Valley United FC Youth Director of Youth
  • Phoenix Rising FC Youth/U19 Boys Coach
  • FC Arizona Youth/U19 Boys Head Coach
  • Estudantez AZ Soccer Club/Club President
  • Estudiantes Tecos Academy/Club President 
  • Gilbert Soccer Club/U19 Boys Head Coach

High School Coaching Experience: 

  • Higley High School Girls Varsity Coach
  • Combs High School Boys Varsity Coach 
  • Poston Butte High Boys Varsity Cosch
  • ALA High School Boys Varsity Coach
  • Magma Ranch/Boys Soccer Head Coach

Semi-Pro Playing Experience: 

  • California All Stars (GSSL)
  • FC American Promotions (GSSL)
  • Hollywood United (PSL)
  • Mar Vista FC (PSL)
  • LA Salsa FC (GSSL)
  • CD Aguila (LA Semi-Pro League)
  • Los Angeles All Stars (LA Metro Semi-Pro)
  • Deportivo Cojutepeque (PNSL/NASO)
  • LA Heat (UIPL/Indoor)
  • Santa Clarita Strikers (PISL/Indoor) 

Jeff Penzone – Head Coach


Coach Bio:

Northwest Christian HS Girls Varsity Head Coach 

Glendale, AZArizona State University 

 Player Achievement – 2 year starter and all conference defender at Glendale Community College Men’s Soccer – Inaugural Year Player (1985-1987) 

 Coaching Achievement – 6 Time 3A State Championship Head Coach at Northwest Christian HS (3 State Titles with Boys Programs // 3 State Titles with Girls Programs 

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