Welcome to the Premier Pathway! This Pathway is for the players looking for the next level of soccer. Players in this pathway must tryout in order to be selected for placement by a premier division licensed volunteer or staff coach.
Tryouts will be Wednesday May 29th and June 5th 6-7PM at CSC West Soccer Fields
Looking for players for a competitive team, playing a minimum of 2-3 tournaments.
Head Coach Joe Arguirre email@example.com
Coach Max Barela at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Corrales Clash was formed in 2018 and played it’s first season as a competitive team in the Duke City Soccer League. Only one of its members had played competive soccer before. The team had a record of 4-8-4 last season and made major strides late in the year. It will be competing again in the Duke City Soccer League for the 2019-2020 season. During the season the Clash will also play some games in the Northwest Rio Grande Soccer League against boy’s teams to gain experience. During the year, The Clash will compete in at least four tournaments with one of them possibly being out of state. The team is known for its ability to score goals quickly and aggressive defense. The team practices twice a week for 90 minutes and has movie/film nights on Fridays where the girls watch their games, professional games or a soccer movie on the big screen. During the off-seasons the team continues to play and train. Players who choose to do so, play indoor soccer in the winter and 5v5 in the summer. The team also offers training sessions during the off season as well. The team is coached by T.J. Wilham, a 25-year coaching veteran, and Jason Baltrop who spent several years coaching for AYSO. Both coaches have daughters on the team.
Coach T.J. began playing soccer when he was six years old in Indiana. He played for his elementary, junior high and high school teams. A goalkeeper, T.J., played for the Lutheran High School Saints in Indianapolis. Shortly after graduating high school, T.J. started his coaching career. He was named head coach at Calvary Lutheran School in Indianapolis and won four county junior high titles. He accumulated a record of 63-5 in four seasons and never lost a conference game. Many players from Calvary went on to play in college. T.J. is also known for being the first coach in his conference to start a girl on an all-boys team. The young woman ended up becoming an NCAA First Team Academic All-American at Valparaiso University. After moving to New Mexico, T.J. came back to coaching and was an assistant for the New Mexico Clash. He went on to become a coach for Stars Soccer and founded the competitive Ventana West Soccer Club. Along with three other investors, T.J. purchased Stars Soccer and merged it the Ventana Ranch Soccer Club to become the Duke City Stars. T.J. continued to coach the entire time. In its inaugural season the Stars fielded 14 competive teams while still maintaining a 90-team recreational league for beginners. Stars Soccer had grown to more than 1,000 registered athletes before T.J. left the club so he could fight a battle with cancer. T.J. came out of retirement last year to coach the Clash and his daughter. He decided to join the Corrales Soccer Club to coach alongside his longtime friend and competitor Michael Posen, who is the executive director of the club. In addition to running a club, a league and coaching, T.J. is also a license official with the United States Soccer Federation and U.S. Indoor Soccer. He is the senior official and scheduler for the Northwest Rio Grande Soccer league. He also officiates adult soccer matches as well. He is a past vice-president of NWRGSL and is a board member and tournament director for the Corrales Soccer Club. T.J. currently holds a D-level coaching license from the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association.
Coach Jason has coached soccer for than six years and spent the
majority of his coaching career with AYSO before coming to the Corrales Soccer
Club last season. At AYSO, Jason was named U6 “Coach of the Year.” He also
completed a dozen coaching camps and clinics for the youth soccer organization.
Known to be competitive, Jason’s goal is to make sure kids have a fun time
while learning good sportsmanship, discipline and the benefits of hard work. Jason continues
to be very active in his coaching education.