Developing football stars through technology

We are a Costa Rican startup helping Latin American football (soccer) coaches, players and parents to communicate better with each other.
By improving mutual communication, we improve the understanding of football soccer, developing better and smarter players.

Cantera, the app to develop football's future superstars


Our mobile platform connects youth soccer coaches, players, parents and club directors.

  • Coaches are able to evaluate team and individual player performance, enter game information (scores, goal scorers and line-ups) and follow the development of players through time.

  • Players and parents can follow and keep track of their games, share pictures and videos to make gamedays special. Players can give feedback to their coaches and learn what their strengths and weaknesses are so that they can get more control of their development.

  • Club directors can keep track of player development with the insights delivered thorugh our interactive dashboards and data visualizations. .

Why does Latin American football need technology?

How are coaches, executives, parents and players crafting their future talent?

  1. In soccer, most decisions about the future of players are taken based on opinions. Technology can bring data for better decision making processes.

  2. During the academy process, coaches, parents and players have a hard time communicating with one another. This can be solved through intuitive visualizations and easy-to-use video devices.

  3. Today only rich football clubs have access to data analytics services and devices, which are expensive and require dedicated resources. At Defter we are working to stop this from happening.

Our Team

Mauricio Varela

Mauricio Varela

UX + Product Management.

Helberth Delgado

Herby Delgado

UX + Branding.

David Vives

David Vives

Software Development.