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COUNTY county | CLASSIFIEDS | MUSIC | CULTURE | FILM | FOOD | CALENDAR | FEATURE | THE | CONTENTS | | | classiFieds | music | culture | Film | Food | calendar | feature | the | contents BEACH BODIES ARE MADE IN THE WINTER LET US HELP YOU REACH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS! Fever Pitch » FROM PAGE 11 Rodriguez’s onetime coach has given the girls within the OC soccer com-munity a platform in one of the most competitive prep leagues in the country: The Serra League. Players often run the risk of losing their sharpness when they join high-school teams because the competition generally doesn’t compare to that of a club. Morales’ program at SMCHS, however, is highly respected by club coaches because he returns players INTRODUCTORY OFFER! *New patients only. Includes Consultation & Body Composition Analysis, FDA Approved Appetite Suppressants, Fat Burners, Phentermine, Water Pills & FREE LIPOTROPIC INJECTION w/B-12 Only valid with this ad, cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 2/25/16 $19.95 LIPO-DEN * SHED EVEN MORE WEIGHT! a HCG INJECTIONS MAX FAT-BURNING INJECTION ONLY $9 PER SHOT FAST ACTING with elegance than win having played ugly soccer. This shows their deep respect for the game—easy to lose sight of in a high school and club atmo-sphere that demands trophies above all else. Neil Powell—who has worked under Rogers and is currently coaching club teams, a high-school team and a semi-pro team—believes that aspiring Orange County soccer players are lucky to live where they do. “It’s competitive, but [coaches here are] all just trying to do the right thing and teach players the right way to play,” he says. PLUS B12 SHOT $20 LOCATIONS NOW IN OC & BEVERLY HILLS OC WEIGHT LOSS & ANTI AGING CENTER 3140 Red Hill Ave, Suite 150, Costa Mesa 714.544.8678 •YoungerLook.com “THERE’S A WHOLE FAMILY OF US COACHES IN ORANGE COUNTY WHO ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A PLACE FOR WORLD-CLASS TALENT TO DEVELOP,” SAYS TAD BOBAK. “OUR GOAL IS TO INSPIRE THEM, AS WELL AS FOSTER THEIR PASSION.” Powell has also provided girls with back to their club teams well-trained the opportunity to excel in ways that go and in shape. beyond the field, helping numerous play-“I’ve offered my passion for the sport ers in Orange County get into top college and a place for the girls to express their programs. “I play a small, small part as talents,” says Morales. “But it’s not just a coach,” he says. “But I’ve helped so me. There are a lot of guys in Orange many girls get into college over the last County who have done the same thing, 10 years that it’s become a part of how I are just as passionate and do a tremen-contribute to the game.” dous job at training girls the right way.” Witnessing the growth of his play-Morales cites both Bobak and West ers over the course of several years is Coast FC’s Doug Swanson as two the most rewarding aspect of his job, of OC’s best soccer coaches. “We’re says Powell. “There are a ton of local as good as we are in Orange County girls from OC or who’ve played in OC because the girls always have the who have gone on to play profession-chance to compete against really, really ally,” he says. “Some of them have great teams,” says Swanson. The weather doesn’t hurt, either. “Girls can train year-POWELL: CAPO VALLEY round here,” he adds. HIGH GIRLS’ VARSITY “With such a high population of young SOCCER COACH girls wanting to play and good weather, you have the makings for a hot spot.” Swanson credits his success to the fact that he develops tal-ent early and sticks with a core group of players over several years. “Last year, I had a team that won the under-16 National Championship,” he says. “And it was a validation of my developmental style of coaching because I’ve coached the core of that team since they were little.” One major concept these coaches have in common is that they’d rather lose a game playing funda-JOHN GILHOOLEY mentally sound and Lagoons PRIVATE LUXURY SPA/SAUNA RENT AL S B Y THE HOUR NE PT UN E’S AfterHours Available SP OIL SOMEONE S P E C I A L AT. . . SUN-THURS NOON-MIDNIGHT FRI-SAT NOON-2AM Open on Holidays! A UNIQUE DESTINATION FOR DATING, RELAXING OR A ROMANTIC ESCAPE OCWEEKLY.COM | | ocweekly.com MONTH XX–XX, February 19-25, 2014 2016 12 714.761.8325 2784 W. Ball Road, Anaheim

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