Stanford Soccer Club | Coaches

Coach: Ed Cervantes

SSC Coach | Ed Cervantes


U12G Twisters


Sunnyvale, CA


USSF "C" License, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, AYSO Advanced Coach Certificate and Intermediate Coach Instructor, PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Certified

Playing experience

High school varisty, Stanford University intramurals, Peninsula adult soccer leagues

Best soccer advice you ever got?

Soccer is a simple game that we tend to over-complicate. It is a player's game, so we need to develop players who are independent and can think and execute on their own without interference. Coach and teach with empathy, enthusiasm and empowerment.

Best experience(s) as a coach at the Stanford Soccer Club?

Having the privilege of coaching the Stanford Lightning girls team from 2005 to 2012. I was fortunate to start with them as U9s and coached them all the way to U17. During that time, I grew as a coach and teacher as they grew from excitable little girls to thoughtful and poised young adults.


Former Head Coach and Assistant Coach District II Olympic Development Program, Girls; Former Varsity Head Coach and Junior Varsity Head Coach, Gunn High School; USSF Grade 8 Referee