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MO RUIZ

legendary technical trainer

 

 

With over 80,000 hours of training experience. Mo is a master of technical training and brings his contagious personality, high energy, true passion, and his unmatched expertise to the training grounds. Mo's ability and experience are not replicable. Mo has been training players in the Sacramento Region since 2007.

 

Mo started playing as soon as he could walk his mom said, Mo was born in Lynwood, California and at 5 years old his family moved to San Luis Obispo where he would spend most of his youth soccer days. One summer Mo's mom was contacted by a Nike representative offering Mo an endorsement and youth athletic sponsorship with Nike Soccer. Mo was invited to play (with Nomads one of the best youth clubs in North America) 

 

At the age of 14 Mo left home to live with a host family in San Diego (La Jolla) so that he could pursue a career in soccer. Mo continued his path and eventually moved to Sacramento in 2000 to play Pro Indoor Soccer at the age of 18, sadly he suffered a career-ending injury in his first session. Mo was just a young boy and had to figure out what he wanted to do. Mo attended ARC for a couple of years and earned his AA in fire technology then went on to pursue another dream of his. 

 

Mo moved to San Diego and became a Firefighter for the San Diego Fire Department, he continued his path up the ranks and became a Helitack firefighter for the Sycuan Golden Eagles. Mo continued to get better and soon became a part of one the most prestigious  Hot Shot Crews in the US the Tahoe Hot Shots. A few years later Mo decided to become a Smoke Jumper.

 

In 2008 Mo had his first child and decided Firefighting wasn't the safest thing to be doing anymore and the time away from his family was unbearable, so he decided to follow his passion for soccer.

 

 

Former Blues FC academy director, Mo was almost immediately recognized as the BEST youth soccer trainer in Northern California. The proof was is in the players and teams around the Placer County area that developed under his guidance as well as the never-ending chain of new players that continue to flock to Mad Skillz every day. 

 

 

Career Highlights:

 

Founder/CEO Anthem FC (Most successful Futsal Training In Northern CA)

Founder/CEO Mad Skillz Soccer Inc.

Former Director of Training & Camps  Blues FC

Former Galaxy Blues Academy Director

Former Cal Blues Technical Director

USFF Academy Director

3x United States National Champion Coach

7x Northwest Regional Champion Coach

4x California State Champion Coach

1x International Champion Coach

1x World Champion Coach

USFF National Team Coach (2004 Girls)

United States Department Of Agriculture Fire Fighter

San Diego Fire Department Helitack Crew 

Sycuan Golden Eagles Hot Shots 

 

 

 

Credentials:

 

USSF F License

USSF E License

USSF D License

Sports Nutrition Certified (ISSA)

Personal Training Certified (ISSA)

Youth Fitness Certified (ISSA)

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

NSCAA 11v11 Diploma

FIORENTINA Basic

FIORENTINA Advanced

NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma Level 1&2

NSCAA Futsal Diploma Level 1

USFF Futsal Development License

NFHS Coaching Fundamentals

NSCAA Special Topics (Small Sided Games)

CPR/AED Certified 2018

First Responder 2018

EMT Certified

Fire Fighter 1

 

 

Coaching:

 

 

Former 2003 Girls ODP Assistant Coach 

Former 2003 Girls ODP Evaluator 

U15 Girls Blues FC 

U14 Girls Blues FC

U13 Girls Blues FC

U12 Girls Galaxy Blues 

U12 Boys Galaxy Blues

U11 Girls Galaxy Blues 

U11 Boys Cal Blues

U10 Girls Cal Blues 

U10 Boys Cal Blues 

U9 Girls Cal Blues 

U9 Boys Cal Blues 

 

 

Futsal

 

Professional Mens Team (MLF)

Boys & Girls

2010 - 2004

 

 

 

Playing Experience:

 

2016- Pro Futsal 

2006-2008 FC Ireland (CCSL)

2003-2004 AC Cruz Azul (CCSL)

2001 Sacramento Knights Pro Indoor

1999 - US National Champion Team (La Jolla Nomads)

1996-1998 Gothia Cup, Sweeden Champions (La Jolla Nomads)

1997 - ODP Regional Team

1996 - Cal South State Team

1988-1996 San Luis Obispo Soccer Club