Marco A. Santillan, CEO and Founder



2022 CIES FIFA Course in Sport Managements from the University of Costa Rica


2021 Master of Physical Preparation for elite football with Oscar Ortega Del Rio, Atletico de Madrid and Universidad Europea Miguel Cervantes, Spain


2000 BS in Kinesiology, concentration in Physical Education from San Francisco State University. Graduated with Honors.


1995 -97 Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA., Associate Degree. Graduated with Honors.


1980-83 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Seconday School, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico


Primary Professional Experience


2019 to Present FIFA Technical Expert


2019 to present Concacaf Technical Study Group (TSG)


2014 to present Concacaf Instructor and Mentor


2011 to present CEO and Founder of Futbol Global


2013 to present Santa Cruz Breakers Academy U16 Head Coach


2012 to 2013 De Anza Men's Soccer Team Assistant Coach


2009 to present Norcal PDP Coaching Staff Region 2


2008 to 09 Menlo Park FC Player Development Director


2007 to present NSCAA Board of Directors, Representative at Large, Latin American Soccer Coaches Committee.


2005 to 2014 NSCAA National Staff Coach


2002 to fall 2012 NSCAA Region XI Technical Director


2001-02 Physical Education and Spanish  Teacher at Mountain View Los Altos High School District. Los Altos High School




2017 FIFA Strength and Conditioning Course for Elite Football in Puerto Rico


2015 USSF A License Renewal at Kansas City


2012 NSCAA Convention Clinician in Kansas City, KS


2012 6th Pachuca Futbol Club Training Centers and Schools Clinic in Player Development


2010 NSCAA Convention Clinician in Philadelphia, PA


2005 NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma


2004 NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma


2005 International Course for Youth Academies, Mexican Football Federation


2003 USSF A License at Sonoma State University


2002 to present NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)


2002 NSCAA Premier Diploma (Pass with Distinction)


2000 NSCAA Advance National Diploma (Pass with Distinction)


1999 USSF B License


1998 USSF C License



Football Experience


1977 to 1983 Played for local teams in Guadajara, Jalisco, Mexico.


1984 to 1986 Atlas Amateur team






Where to Find Us


Phone: 408 834-6012


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