Coach Kennedy Heywood 

Coach Kennedy lives in Lakewood CA.  She has played and captained soccer at Fullerton College from 2014-2017.  She is also the Assistant Director of Coaching and Elite 64 Operations Director for AYSO United, where she was nominated for AYSO United National Coach of the Year in 2019.
Coach Kennedy is a coach for First Touch Coaching and an MRI technician student.

Coach Pierre Sanjurjo aka "Coach P"

Pierre Sanjurjo is the current plant supervisor at Beckman High School,  Coach P also dedicates his time coaching football and girls soccer coach since the school opened in 2004. Coach P also coached baseball from 2005 to 2018.
He is married to Katie Sanjurjo, an English teacher at Beckman High School. They have four boys;  Justin, Orion, Isaac and Casey. The first 3 have graduated from Beckman.
Coach P loves to coach; sports teaches life lessons--It reflects so many aspects of day to day life such as accountability, responsibility and team work.

Our Coaches

Head Coach Kevin Elson

Coach Elson’s coaching experience spans 20+ years starting in the UK and now here in Southern California.  He holds his USSF National C license as well as an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma along with being first aid/CPR certified. He is the Girls Director of a competitive soccer club program in Orange County and has held that position for more than 12 years.

Over the past 20+ years, Coach Elson has worked with players of all levels and age groups from girls U8 development teams to U19 DPL/Academy teams – and everything in between! His teams have seen plenty of success over the years progressing through their respective levels. Additionally, many of his players advance onto college soccer at the D1 level or play for community colleges throughout the country. 

Coach Elson considers his true success as a coach is seeing former players continue with the game into their adult life be it through their own families, playing adult soccer or even coaching and refereeing.

Coach Elson lives in Santa Margarita with his wife Adriana, 3 young children and rescue dog Lewis.