PHOENIX (Friday, April 22nd, 2022) -- RSL AZ has named Juan Fresquez as the RSL AZ MLS Next Director of Coaching. Fresquez will work alongside RSL AZ MLS Next Academy Director Mike Kraus.
Fresquez will continue to serve as the RSL AZ Youth Academy Director and the dual role will allow Fresquez to continue to implement the developmental process of RSL AZ youth soccer players from U6 to U19. MI
"Juan has done an incredible job here at RSL AZ with our Youth Academy teams and his previous experience of working with academy players in Utah will only help RSL AZ players in their developmental process," said RSL AZ Technical Director/Executive Director, Brent Erwin.
Fresquez joined RSL AZ prior to the 2021-22 season and has been responsible for implementing the RSL AZ curriculum that is specifically designed to work with each individual player's ability and goals while nurturing their skills in a fun yet challenging environment. Prior to joining RSL AZ, Fresquez was an assistant coach with Real Salt Lake's youth teams in Utah working with the U13-U17 age groups.
"I'm looking very forward to this new role here at RSL AZ," said RSL AZ MLS Next Director of Coaching, Juan Fresquez. "Being with the older players will now allow me to continue to give the best coaching to our Youth Academy players as they climb the ranks through the club."
"We are extremely excited for Juan to be joining the MLS Next program as the Director of Coaching," said RSL AZ MLS Next Academy Director, Mike Kraus. "He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I know he's going to be integral for me and our staff in elevating the program to one of the best in the nation."