Toca Juniors Football Club ® (Toca Jrs or the Club) is an institution that fosters the physical and social development of its members through their participation in organized soccer leagues and sports related events. The Club was formed in 1996 and was incorporated in Maryland in 2007 as a 501(c)(iii) non-profit organization.
Currently, the club is staffed by a Club President, Club Director, Club Secretary, Coordinator of Youth Divisions, Director of Coaching & Player Development, Youth Girls Coordinator, Goalkeeper Coach, Physical Training Coach and 14 part-time coaches. The club boosts twenty youth teams (ages 9 to 19). This accounts for approximately 250 youth players (140 Boys & 110 Girls) and 50+ adult players that also play soccer on an informal basis.
Our Mission Statement
Toca Juniors Football Club ® mission is to enhance the soccer development of our players, also creating a lifelong relationship between the club and its members (families and players).
A set philosophy that goes beyond a single coach
● Analogy to home schooling
● Defined soccer style (teamwork and technical development)
● Character development, sportsmanship
Finding the right coaches
● We focus on this aspect
● We recruit coaches that are familiar with the club
Providing the right level of competition (always!)
Coaches just focus on player development (club management takes care of the rest)
Two teams per age bracket
● Enhances training opportunities
● Facilitates activities during the off-season
● You can move among the two teams
● Playing with older players
Presence of adult teams as role models
Toca: This word comes from the Spanish verb 'to touch'. If used in the context of a football match it simply means 'to pass' the ball. Taken in a larger context, a 'Tocadita' or 'Toca' represents a style of football. A style that relies equally on skill and team work where the joy for the game is the epicenter.
Juniors: Players that come under this structure do so to learn, to develop and absorb from their senior counterparts.
Football: The English word is used because we admire and identify with the English professionalism and rectitude towards the sport. The dedication, organization and effort is something we continually look to implement and shadow.
Club: It's not just a team, it's a family of people who love to compete, to exercise, and more importantly to share their friends and family by attending games, professional matches, barbeques and all sorts of social events organized by the club.