Derek Hatcher


United States of America
6'0 (185cm)
185lbs (83.9kg)
Current Club:
Free Agent
Phoenix, AZ, USA

About me

I was born and raised in a small town in the center of California. That is where I learned to play the game at a young age with the local academies.


My biggest strengths are my distribution (from both my feet and hands), communication, commanding my area, shot-stopping, game management ( to play fast high attacking or to slow the game down), and finally, vision and calmness to play under pressure.


I truly belive that my athletism and work ethic sets me apart. Pushing myself in every rep at training to be ready for game day, live a healthy lifestlye to make sure I am able to give my all each and every practice. Furthermore, I go the extra mile as a teammate/ leader of the back, and learn how to effecively communicate in my teammates native languages (i.e. Spanish, German, and Congolese).

Playing history

Olympians FC: UPSL/NISA (2020-Current) UPSL Champion (2020)

UPSL National Finalist (2021)

UPSL’s Best XI in the West (2021)

FC Arizona: NPSL & UPSL (2021)

Phoenix Rising FC (2020)

Covid Reserve Player

Mesa Soccer Club: UPSL (2019)

CSU Stanislaus: NCAA Division 2 (2017-2019)

Academica SC: NPSL & Liga NorCal (2017-2019)

Chowchilla Leon FC (2014-2017)

Nationally ranked academy (2014-2017)

Second best team in California (2014-2016)

American Academy to Leon FC of Mexico.

Merced Atlas Academy NPL/Merced Soccer Academy PDL (2011-2014)

American Academy to Atlas FC and Seattle Sounders.

National Champions 2012

Ranked top 10 academy in the US (2012-2014)

International Experience

Southend United FC

English League 1- Guest Player & Trialist (Summer 2018 & Winter 2019)

Crawley Town FC

English League 2 (U-23s)- Guest Player & Trialist (Summer 2018)

Celaya Fc

Ascenso MX - Trialist & Guest player (2019/2020)

PSC European Showcase Bilbao

Invitational Player (Spring 2021)