Tal Nachimzon- President
Tal is one of the co-founders of Sporting Football Club, and the driving force for the administration part of the club. He is driven and passionate about the growth of soccer in this country. Tal has been a massive part of the structure of the club and will be a vital asset to the growth of Sporting FC moving forward.
Patrick Otte- Technical Director
Patrick is one of the co-founders of Sporting Football Club. He directly deals with building the philosophy, curriculum, and direction of the club with the other board members. He is also in charge of coaches development within the club to ensure each Sporting athlete is being developed “the Sporting way”. Patrick also coaches two teams with the club: B03 Sporting FC UPSL Academy and G03 Sporting FC.
2008-2011- Middlesbrough Football Club
2011-2013- Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
2013- Ventura County Fusion (PDL)
2016- Jacksonville Armada (NASL)
2014-2015- DMS 11
2015-2016/2017-2020— LA Galaxy Conejo Valley United/ Conejo Valley United
2015-2016/2017-2019- Calabasas High School JV Team
2018-Present- California Lutheran University JV Women’s Team
2019- Assistant Coach for City of Angels FC (NPSL)
2019-Present- Westlake High School Varsity Team
After a wonderful experience playing professionally in England and in the United States, Patrick was hit with five knee surgeries that forced him to retire from the game at 25 years old. Since then Patrick has been growing as a coach obtaining his BS and MS in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University, and on his way to obtaining his B license in 2020.
Jon Meyers- Director of Football Operations/First Team Manager
Jon brings a vast experience in coaching youth and in Semi Professional levels. Jon who founded Sporting San Fernando UPSL team is also a co-founder of Sporting Football Club. Jon coaches and manages the UPSL First team, along with two B04 Sporting FC teams. He also spends his time focusing on the key development process for our club, and how we can continue to improve each Sporting athletes technical ability.
1999-2001- New Trier High School, Winnetka IL
2003-2006- Assistant Coach Cumberland University, Lebanon TN
2006-2008- Boys Coaching Director for U12-U15 for Jaier Soccer Club, St. Joseph MI
2010-2014- Coaching Director and Club Coach U8-U18 Ajax FC, Simi Valley CA
2011-2016- Assistant Coach 1st Team Hasental FC, Thousand Oaks CA
2015-Present- Head Varsity Coach Chaminade High School, West Hills CA
2017-2020- Club Owner, Director, 1st Team Head Coach Sporting San Fernando, Canoga Park CA
2017-2020- Head Coach for CVU LA Galaxy, Thousand Oaks CA
Jon has always seen himself as a better teacher then coach. He has a passion for teaching the technical and mental aspects of the game before taking on the tactical elements of the game. For 20 years Jon has coached a plethora of different levels and it has prepared him to work well with many different ages and levels of play. Jon will help the staff of Sporting FC navigate the many issues and challenges of coaching youth and adult soccer. Jon started Sporting San Fernando in 2017 and contributed greatly to taking on all challenges of the club with the league, financial responsibilities of the club and coaching of the 1st team. Jon believes, “I had to be prepared daily for the grind of maintaining a club on and off the field.” Sporting FC is exactly the challenge Jon was looking for to connect the first team with a community and youth soccer program.
Aerick Brown- Head of Recruitment/College Advisor
Aerick is a long serving coach in the community of Ventura County, and brings a lot of experience in youth soccer to Sporting Football Club. He is also one of the co-founders of Sporting Football Club. Along with managing and coaching our B05 Sporting FC teams and B03 Sporting FC team, he has a vast amount of connection to the college soccer world. Aerick is one of the most commanding figures when it comes to getting your child in front of college coaches.