Mendocino County Soccer Academy

Naoto Horiguchi

about Naoto Horiguchi


Osaka, Japan

Licenses and Experience:

US Grassroots, NoCal Level 1 (in process). Three years of experience at the youth soccer level.

Playing Experience:

Takatuki Minami High School (Elite eight in Summer Nation Championship Tournament), Osaka Industrial University (D2).

Favorite Team:

Ajax FC

Favorite Players:

Marco van Basten, KaKa, and Hakim Ziyech

Coaching Methodology:

“As a coach, it’s my focus to create a safe environment where youth and student-athletes can learn, enjoy, and be themselves. My coaches gave me that environment, I want to do the same for my players.”