General Manager Youth Development Systems Xoloitzcuintles Tijuana, Ignacio Ruvalcaba, Visits Utah

Ignacio Ruvalcaba current General Manager over all youth development at professional Liga MX team Club Tijauana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, made his first trip to Utah to launch the newly organized official affialte Club Xoloitzcuintles Academy Utah(Xolos Utah).

The visit included attending many important events including press conferences, interviews with news outlets, official visits with state leaders as well as formal and informal meetings with club parents, players and staff.

“Professor” (title used in Mexico that shows respect for someone of great experience)  Ignacio Ruvalcaba arrived Monday morning July 31 and was taken to Provo Utah to begin the 1st of 3 days of meetins with Xolos Utah. Over the next 3 days he interacted with the leadership of Club Xoloitzcuintles Utah including President Jon Baker,  Sports Director, Salvador Perez, Academy Director Arturo Ochoa.  He also met with board members and club administrators Renelle Smith and Veronica Cortez as well as individual team administrators.

The goal of the visit was to train Club Xoloitzcuintles Utah staff and coaches in the Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles methodology and as such the following took place.

  • General meeting with technical directors
  • General meeting with club club board, club administration and team administrators.
  • Meeting with parents and players
  • Training with coaches and each club team
  • Press conference with Provo Mayor John Curtis and Scott Henderson Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Interview with Telemundo
  • Interview with Univision
  • Meeting with Consul General Jose v. Borjon from the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City
  • Elite training session with 2000/2001 teams
  • First annual friendly between professionally backed clubs Club Xoloitzcuintles Academy Utah vs. Liverpool F.C. International Academy Utah

Given the feedback the club received Professor Ignacio Ruvalcaba left very impressed with the organization and is excited about the future of Club Xoloitzcuintles Academy Utah.

It was a great pleasure for Xoloitzcuintles Utah to host Professor Ignacio Ruvalcaba and we are left with a greater commitment to maximize the potential and talent that exists in the club, be it as players or as better people. With a strong group effort we will reach the goals we have set and will work to be the most successful club in Utah.