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2016/2017 Select Coaches

We are pleased to announce the U10-U14 Select Coaches for the 2016-2017 Select Season.  All the coaches were vetted and the final list chosen by the Select Committee from a pool of qualified candidates.

First Name Last Name Team # Title
Joe Celentano U10B-S1 Head Coach 
Matthew Jarvis U10B-S1 Assistant Coach
Joe Davis U10B-S2 Head Coach 
JC Araujo U10B-S2 Assistant Coach
Bryan Forrester U10G-S1 Head Coach 
Johannna Forrester U10G-S1 Assistant Coach
Alexis Alden U10G-S2 Head Coach
Kim Foskett U10G-S2 Assistant Coach
Lori Larks U12B-S1 Head Coach 
Brett Agnew U12B-S1 Assistant Coach
Rodolfo Castro U12B-S1 Assistant Coach
Stephanie Lawrence U12G-S1 Head Coach
Chris Dombrowski U12G-S1 Assistant Coach
Steve Mitolo U12G-S1 Assistant Coach
Manuel Flores U14G-S1 Head Coach
Gregory Jecker U14G-S1 Assistant Coach

If you would like to know more about our Select Program please click here or you can email us at

Select Program


Mt. Diablo Soccer's Select program follows our Fall primary program and is only for the Under-10 through Under-19 divisions. This is an opportunity for players to improve their skills in a more competitive but still recreational environment. Players are chosen, teams formed and announced in November.  Training sessions typically start the first week of December for U10 through U14 teams while teams with high school players convene in mid February after the Winter high school season is over. The Select program game schedule runs from January through mid-March and then all teams continue to play in tournaments that end typically in May but could go as late as June - this varies based on the team coaches and the team.


All eligible players (Under-10 and up) are encouraged to apply. Please note that to be eligible for the Select program a player must be enrolled in the current Fall primary program and must have participated in at least 70% of their fall team games. You may only participate in Select in the same division that you participated in during the Fall program.

The number of teams that will be formed in each division varies from year to year.  As a rule, there is typically 1 Select team for every 8 Fall program teams in each division.  Select teams will travel more than fall teams, as the region could play teams from Davis, Stockton and Rio Vista, as well as Winters, Rio Linda and Antelope (and possibly others - this may vary from year to year).

A higher level of commitment is expected from both the players AND the parents.  Select is for enthusiastic and motivated players. For the purposes of player development, a player is expected to regularly attend training sessions and games. Parents are also expected to participate in league organization, particularly in the running of the Area 2C & 2D Select Tournament (end of March) and Concord Cup (mid May) which Mt. Diablo Soccer is a Host.


If you are interested in participating in the Select Season please fill out the player application: 2016/2017 Select Player Application

Select teams are vetted and finalized by mid-November after the fall program ends. The list of interested players is distributed to each appointed Select coach in October.  

U10-U14 Tryouts are scheduled for two Sundays - October 9th and 16th, 2016
Location: Boatwright Field 3 (fields immediately past the 2nd parking lot)
Division / Times - **(tryouts will run approximately 90 minutes per division)
  • U10 Boys and Girls - 9am - 10:30am
  • U12 Boys and Girls - 10:30am - 12pm
  • U14 Boys and Girls - 12:30pm - 2pm
Note for U16/U19 applicants: Although the U16/U19 Select applications are available now the actual Select season for the U16/U19 ages will commence after High School Soccer has completed around the middle of February 2017.  You are encouraged to apply now but more detailed information around the team selection will be provided to applicants in the December / January timeframe.
Please bring the following Items for the tryouts: 
 1. Water, shin guards & cleats
 2. Soccer Ball

Player ratings will be used to help Mt. Diablo Soccer adhere to the Balance Teams philosophy in every division where there are more than two select teams.  In making their decisions, select coaches will typically not only consider a player's soccer skills but may also factor their demonstrated sportsmanship, ability to be a team player, and commitment to fully participate in all team training sessions and games.

Tryout FAQs:
  • Q: I cannot make the tryout date/time.  How does that affect my child's chances of getting on a Select team?
  • Answer: The league would like to see as many kids at the tryouts as possible so they can be evaluated with their "peers."  Attending Select tryouts, while not mandatory, is strongly encouraged to give kids the best opportunity to show the coaches their skills. 
  • Q: Can my child attend more than one try out date?
  • Answer: Yes - your child is encouraged to attend as many tryouts as offered.
  • Q: How long after the tryouts will I be notified if my child has been chosen to play Select?
  • Answer: You will be notified no later than November 23th if your child has been chosen to play Select or not. 
Interested coaches, please complete the Coach Application: 2016/2017 Select Coach Application


The 2016-2017 Select player registration fees is $150. The fee offsets the cost of uniform kits (two jerseys, shorts, socks and a personalized warm up jacket), field rental fees (including training session under lights) and other incidental expenses. Players are expected to participate in several tournaments with the actual number based on the coach's preference and scheduling requirements. You can expect to participate in anywhere from 4-7 tournaments. The tournament registration costs will vary, but can run anywhere from $45-$60 per player per tournament. You should plan on an additional $300-$450 per player in tournament fees in addition to the player registration fee - these fees are collected separately from the registration fee. Additionally you will need to account for other incidental travelling costs such as gas, food, and lodging depending on the location of the tournament. Note: There are no scholarships offered for the Select season as this is an optional offering.

Travel & Tournaments

Select teams will play in tournaments following the Area 2C Select tournament.  Typically Select teams play in 3 to 6 tournaments.  The tournaments are usually chosen in consultation with the families of the players.  All tournament-related costs are separate and distinct from the Select program registration fee and are therefore the responsibility of each individual team.  The Regional Commissioner must approve all tournament team rosters.

The Select team will likely play half its games at away locations, so from January through mid-March, expect about five weekends during which you will play away games, usually in the Davis area, but sometimes Antelope or Stockton. All select teams participate in a tournament on a weekend in mid or late March. The tournament may be local or in Davis. 

Select teams traditionally participate in the following additional tournaments:

2017 TOURNAMENT DATES - (subject to change) 

More information on AYSO approved Tournaments offered in Northern California visit: