Josh Velasquez

Josh Velasquez

Player Development Coach
License Level




Favorite Soccer Team

FC Barcelona

Favorite Houston Restaurant



I grew up in Houston and played soccer in local Sunday leagues around the city. I've been a High School soccer coach for 5 years and I find the spirit of those games to be very exciting. I started coaching at the club level in the Houston Express then RISE Recreational Programs. I wanted to get more experience and work with older players who fit the profile of the High School team I coach so I started to assist some of the coaches in the Competitive Program on my off days. This experience proved invaluable because it advanced my coaching knowledge and I was able to earn a permanent job on the Player Development Staff for RISE Advanced teams.

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Walid Bnider

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Cody Callahan
Kelvin Cardona
Laura Flores
Brandon Gonzalez
Joshua Groesbeck
Alexandra "Zandy" Soree


Recreational Site Coordinator

Andy Zangoullis

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Luis Reyes
Oscar Rojo

Community Park

Recreational Site Coordinator

Stormy Cook

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Lorin Banja
Miguel Hernandez

Rise With Us

Coach For RISE