About Reno APEX

Our History

Our club was started by Randy Ritter (current Club President) and Heather Johnson (current Club Vice President), with three teams as International Soccer Club in 2006.   Over the last 17 years, we have operated as both Players North Soccer Club (partnered with Players Soccer Club of Las Vegas) and Reno MVLA Soccer Club (partnered with MVLA SC of Mountain View Los Altos, CA), and brought Spanish Springs Soccer Club into the club. resulting in the largest and most successful youth soccer club in Northern Nevada (68 teams and over 1,000 players registered in Spring 2023).

In October of 2023 we launched as Reno APEX Soccer Club.  Read here for more details.

Our club is based in Reno, Nevada located 450 miles north of Las Vegas; 150 miles east of Sacramento, CA; and 36 miles from Lake Tahoe.  Our teams compete in local Great Basin Youth Soccer League and Northern Nevada Soccer League, and NorCal Premier League as a Region 6 member club.

Our Coaching Staff is unmatched in Northern Nevada.   We strive to provide the highest level of training available for it’s members.  Our “professional quality” staff have coached at all levels of the game: Professional, Olympic Development Program, College and more.

Heather Johnson, Tony Ramirez and Randy Ritter - International Soccer Club. During 2011 and 2014 they took their boys team to the USYS Nationals; their girls team to USYS Regionals and Nevada State Cup Finals; and Heather and Tony won Nevada Co-Coaches of the Year.

Mission, Vision and Pillars

Mission
We are committed to providing a positive, safe, fun and challenging environment for young people of all levels and backgrounds to play the game of soccer.

Vision
Provide a structured, developmentally appropriate and player-centered platform that will offer the opportunity for our young people to achieve their goals both on and off the field with the ultimate goal of succeeding in life.

Reno Apex Soccer Club’s Three Pillars

  1. Develop the Person: We will see the person first BEFORE the player and use the sport of soccer to teach life skills. We will focus on developing the individual within the context of the team.
  2. Develop the Club: Our members (coaches, players and parents) will work hand-in-hand to drive our vision on a daily basis so that OUR club can be something the local community can be proud of.
  3. Develop the Future: Our pathway will look to leave a more complete person and provide our young people with the skills that can be used throughout their lives, therefore, positively impacting our
    community as a whole.

What can you expect from us?

  • An Evidence-based, developmentally appropriate player framework (game format)- child development guides our decisions in player development.
  • An Educated staff that is committed to continuing their growth and
    development as coaches both informal (staff development) and formal
    (coaching courses/seminars).
  • A structured yearly calendar (macro cycle) that includes developmentally
    appropriate learning plans to include; Phase Goals, Objectives, Activities and Coaching that are all linked to the Learning Environment.
  • A club-wide curriculum that includes; Game Model, Game Idea, Principles, Player-Specific Traits & Behaviors and Terminology.
  • A shared dialogue (coach-player-parent) that is honest, transparent and
    empathetic with the young person and their growth and development as the central theme.