Training Staff

Rick Talamantez

Rick is our Head Trainer and Director of Coaching. Rick brings a great blend of playing and coaching experience to Layton Strikers. Many players have benefited from his talents and ability to teach players how to excel in their fundamental technical skills.

  • USSF National “C” Licenserickt
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • NSCAA High School Diploma
  • NSCAA Certified Goal Keeper Diploma
  • NSCAA Special Topics Diploma

Coaching Experience

  • Layton High School Boys Soccer Head Coach
    • 5A State Championship – 2003
    • 5A State Finalist – 2009
    • Region I Championship – 2001, 2002, 2003, 20013
  • The Salt Lake Tribune’s Coach of the Year – 2009
  • Layton High School Girls Soccer Head Coach – 2007- Current
  • Weber State University Women’s Soccer (Division I) – 8 Years
  • Weber State University Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach – 2012-current
  • Sutton Soccer School Instructor – 5 Years
  • UT ODP Staff Coach – 2013

Playing Experience

  • 26 years playing experience
  • Played club soccer for Layton Strikers

Derek Amano

Derek is one of our Technical Skills Trainers. Derek absolutely loves everything about the game of soccer. He enjoys working with individuals of all ages helping them to grow and develop as soccer players.

  • USSF National “B” Licensedereka
  • USSF National Youth License
  • NFHS High School Coaching License

Coaching Experience

  • Layton Strikers Soccer Club Technical Skills Trainer – 2008-current
  • Coached Layton Strikers U-18 Girls Premier – 2008-2010
  • Davis High School Girls Soccer Assistant Coach – 2007-current
  • Layton High School Boys Soccer Assistant Coach – 2008-current
  • UT ODP Staff Coach – 2012-current

Playing Experience

  • Weber State University Men’s Soccer – 2007
  • Layton High School Boys Soccer – 2005-2007
  • Played club soccer for Utah Rush Premier and Wasatch Soccer Club

Alyssa Amano

Alyssa is another one of our Technical Skills Trainers. She has proven successful at various levels of the game. Her experience and accomplishments, combined with her passion for developing players, makes Alyssa a great asset to Layton Strikers Club.

  • NFHS High School Coaching Licensealyssaa

Coaching Experience

  • Layton High School Girls Soccer Assistant Coach – 2014
  • Weber State University Youth Camps – 2011-2013

Playing Experience

  • Real Salt Lake Women’s Soccer – 2012-Current
  • Weber State University Women’s Soccer – 2010-2013
    • Big Sky Conference Champions
  • Layton High School Girls Soccer – 2006-2009
  • Played club soccer for La Roca Premier
    • State Cup Champions – 2011
  • Layton Strikers Premier
  • Wasatch Soccer Club