Founder, James Ortega, was born in Quito, Ecuador. He was raised in Meriden, Connecticut with his family, where soccer was a part of their everyday life. James had the vision to entertain the soccer world with more than just playing soccer. He recognized and cultivated his talent off the field to intrigue people by juggling a soccer ball, in a unique way. He mastered the secrets of juggling and produced his own instructional video in 2008. He performs at over 200 events nationwide, which range from school assemblies to private parties to major corporate events. James biggest accomplishment was marching in the New Year’s Day 2014 Rose Parade on behalf of AYSO with over 77 million viewers.
James passion is not only entertaining but to teach what he loves most. He has created a one of a kind Soccer Academy based on Total Ball Control. The Academy concentrates on juggling, freestyling, soccer tricks, 3v3 soccer games and soccer tennis.
James and his Futboleros continue to keep their fan base entertained. They look forward to the upcoming events and are thankful for all the support.
Name: James O Ortega
Favorite Soccer Team: Barcelona
Years Freestyling: 15 yrs
Favorite Trick: Scorpion
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite animal: Lion
Hobbies: Antiques, Fashion, Traveling, Shopping, Family Time
Commercials/TV/Honors: Nissan, Carls Jr, Shasta, Puma, CA Lottery, Nike, Coca Cola, LA Curacao, Budweiser, Gatorade, Mostly Ghostly, Soccer Mom, Just for Kicks, Matador, 2014 Rose Parade
Favorite TV Show: Two and a Half Men
Favorite Movie: Jaws