Who Are We?
The El Camino Real Futbol League is a 501c3 nonprofit aiming to improve local communities. Our primary mission is to provide the youth of Monterey County with the ability to achieve academic excellence and lead healthy lifestyles- using soccer as the vehicle to achieve these goals. Our program serves a largely underserved community and works to guide youth away from negative influences such as gangs and violence.
Our unique program provides players, and their families, with the tools to practice healthy habits, aid and monitor academic success, and master the sport of soccer. El Camino volunteers are dedicated to moving children out of the confines of strife and violence to a life of achievement and balance. We teach, encourage, and model the values of family, honesty, integrity, fair play, personal and community responsibility, and responsible social interaction for our youth. El Camino Real’s goal is to help our youth grow and develop in a safe environment. This enterprise encompasses community partners, our Board of Directors, parental and community volunteers, and trained coaches who effectively model and teach our ideals. Ultimately with the continued efforts and dedication of our valued partners, our youth will have the skill to “farm” and our community will continue to “produce”!
Growing from a small group that recognized the immense potential and talent amongst Salinas’ underserved youth, El Camino has grown to over 400 strong. In 2006, El Camino began with a belief that the youth’s inspiration to achieve success, utilizing soccer, was not a pipe dream but a very relevant and achievable goal. Understanding that soccer could provide a multitude of opportunities, the league began its journey. While the volunteer board worked diligently to acquire donations, and group affiliations, the players ventured into the uncharted territory of competitive travel soccer.
Ultimately, as the only local competitive league with multiple affiliations, El Camino realized that a Health and Wellness program, an Education program, and the Training and Development program would provide a well-rounded structure would support our player’s individual and overall growth.
Mission and Vision
Mission: El Camino Real Futbol League aims to provide the youth of Monterey County with the attributes to achieve success in their lives through academic excellence and knowledge of a healthy lifestyle through the game of soccer.
Vision: Through the game of soccer, El Camino Real Futbol League strives to be a resilient community resource organization that supports student athletes’ on their path to future goals.