Posted Nov 7, 2016

The San Gabriel Valley Seals are a youth soccer club that competes in the Villa Park Youth Soccer League in Pasadena, CA.  We have been in existence since 2012 and are in our infancy.  Our outdoor 11 v 11 season takes place during the spring - summer (Febuary thru July) throughout Pasadena, CA.  In the fall we compete in a 7 vs 7 league (Late August - November) which takes place at Villa Park Recreation Center. In addition to league play, the Seals host Friday Futsal Sessions in the Spring and Fall, as well as summer camps and clinics.  The San Gabriel Valley Seals can provide an excellent soccer enviromnment for youth soccer players for 9 months out of the year, where all games and practices take place locally.  For more detailed information on how to join the Seals, please contact the director, Shane Watkins at        

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 The Seals are primarily coached and trained by Shane Watkins, founder and director of the SGV Seals.  Shane is a former professional player with a wealth of playing and coaching experience. His professional playing career spanned the globe as he played in domestic leagues here in the US and also in Coast Rica and Ireland.  Shane holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" Coaching License and has coached at a variety of levels, from youth to college for the last 17 years. 

Although his career took place in a variety of clubs, cities and continents, his formative and most influential years were all in San Francisco with the San Francisco Seals.  The San Gabriel Valley Seals aim is to create a fun and challenging soccer experience for all it's players.  "The reason most kids stop playing sports is because it isn't fun anymore."  The SGV Seals club, camp and clinic philosophy has at is core, the creation of an enjoyable soccer experience.  For more information on the San Francisco Seals please visit their website.

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