September 2020 News Blast – Latest News

Director of Competitive Soccer

We were very sad to see Dr. Peter Minkhoff resign his position of Director of Competitive last month. Peter has served our club in every capacity and is one of our founding forefathers who started Escondido Soccer Club and FC Heat Elite. We owe a lot to Dr. Minkhoff for his service of time, effort and philanthropy to keep our club running successfully for the children and families of Escondido and our surrounding areas. We will miss Peter, but look forward to him possibly accepting more of an ambassadorial role within our organization.

These are definitely big shoes to fill. But we don’t want to make our new Director of Competitive too nervous.

We are pleased to announce that Robert Parker will be bringing some shoes of his own to this position effective immediately. Robert has stepped down from his position of Vice-President in order to fill the position that Peter recently vacated.

Please welcome our new Director of Competitive Robert Parker.

Robert is a competitive coach who bought home the State Cup a few years back to FC Heat. He has served the club in every capacity available except President, so he understands the workings of our very special non-profit. Rob was also Competitive Coach of the Year 2018/19 season. He will be working closely alongside Steve Yorke our Director of Coaching and all of our competitive coaches as well as our entire board. Welcome Rob! We all look forward to working with you in your new role.

If anyone is interested in applying for the position of Vice-President please send in your request to our board of directors by clicking here. It would also be helpful to submit your work experience in this or a similar capacity. The position for Vice-President to assist our President will be voted in on October 14th 2020 at our general board meeting, which will quite probably take place via ZOOM or GOOGLE Meets, the time still to be announced.

Competitive Players Needed


We now have a few openings on our existing Competitive Teams. We are closing these rosters down very shortly so don’t delay. These teams are now practicing at Ryan Park.

Please click on the coach’s name to directly contact them via e-mail. 

Good luck and thank you.


Boys 2012 – Please contact Coach Lopez

Boys 2011 – Please contact Coach Valle

Boys 2010 – Please contact Coach Barbosa

Boys 2008 – Please contact Coach Melgoza

Boys 2007 – Please contact Coach Wilkes

Boys 2005 – Please contact – Coach Lerps  or Coach Gonzalez

Boys 2004 – Please contact Coach Fernandez

Boys 2004 – Please contact Coach Griffen

Boys 2002/2003 – Please contact Coach Blake


Girls 2010Please contact Coach Jeffers

Girls 2007 – Please contact Coach Blake

Girls 2008Please contact Coach Griffen