Club Structure. Established in 1996,
La Tocadita Football Club began as a simple
indoor team among a few mates who shared a
passion for football (soccer) and competition.
At the time, most of them were involved in
other competitive teams, but noticed that
there was something lacking. Sharing a common
view that there was more than just passes
and goals, La Tocadita came to life as a group
that shared more than the 60 minutes of an
indoor game. As the seasons progressed and
the interest grew it moved into 11 aside leagues.
It entered a local adult league where it quickly
conquered the championship – not so
much due to its technical ability, but thanks
to the enthusiasm and organization.The team
originated from a heavily Hispanic group;
thus the Hispanic name. It has since evolved
into a club where anyone with a passion for
football Costls at home. Currently The Club
is represented by over 75 active members from
over a dozen nationalities; and many more
if friends and family members which take part
in the activities of the organization are
Vision. The aim is for the player
(and his family) to become part of the entity.
A structure becomes an entity when the individuals
under that structure relate to the goals and
Costl part of it. For an entity to be latent,
its members must interact enthusiastically
and look to grow within the presented structure.
The goal is thus to create a permanent bond.
Being a member of either La Tocadita or of
Toca Juniors Football Club is not transitory.
The vision is to develop a long-term relationship;
where a child starts in the pre-school teams
and moves up as he develops – ultimately
playing for the adult teams and seeing his
sons take part in the youth teams. This is
the type of cycle which The Club aims to develop.
Adult Teams (La Tocadita Football
Club) The name used for
the Adult teams represents its essence. It
carries an informality which represents its
relaxed atmosphere and general joy for the
game. Likewise, it’s defined as a club
as it looks to grow in an organized fashion
and compete in at highest possible level.
Youth Teams (Toca Juniors Football Club) The
ideals and mission of The Club are reflected
in its name. Each word encompasses a characteristic
that represents the members and their vision.
This word comes from the Spanish verb 'to
touch'. If used in the context of a football
match it simply means 'to pass' the ball.
Taken in a larger context, a 'Tocadita' or
'Toca' represents a style of football. A style
that relies equally on skill and teamwork.
Characterized for its passion and devotion,
where spontaneity and improvisation are idolized.
Those kids that come under this structure
do so to learn, to develop and absorb from
their senior counterparts.
The English word is used because we admire
and identify with the English professionalism
and rectitude towards the sport. The dedication,
organization and effort is something we continually
look to implement and shadow.
It's not just a team, it's a family of people
who love to compete, exercise, share the sport,
and share their friends and family by attending
matches, barbeques and the like.