About Us

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Who we are:
LA Galaxy Orange County is a new Alliance Club of MLS’s most successful franchise, the LA Galaxy, and are based in Irvine, California.

As a member of the Alliance Club Program, LA Galaxy Orange County operate male and female teams from U8 to U18 and deliver expert coaching & player development models while providing clear pathways to the highest levels of soccer.

Mission Statement:
LA Galaxy Orange County aims to provide the best soccer development program in Southern California with clear pathways to the highest levels of US Soccer.

Our purpose is to ensure that players, teams and coaches have access to innovative coaching and performance methods, outstanding facilities, high-level resources, and are supported in their acquisition of technical mastery and game understanding in order to achieve their goals within the game.

 

Philosophy

Vision:

LA Galaxy Orange County is dedicated to developing players within the team environment, furthering the sport of soccer, providing members with the best possible experience and enriching our community. We value our families whose passion is the heart and soul of the club.

We value our players and are committed to nurturing talent throughout our organization.

We value our families and collaborate with openness and trust to deliver memorable experiences.

We value our community by embracing our responsibility to create a positive impact through the sport of soccer.

What we offer:

Whether you are four years old or 18 years old, a recreational player, collegiate bound athlete or somewhere in-between, we offer a seamless player pathway and comprehensive soccer curriculum for players of every age, every level and every aspiration.

What we believe:

We believe first and foremost in individual player development. Our club curriculum guides all that we teach, providing players with the technical foundation and tactical knowledge to make and execute decisions on the field.  We believe that providing our players with the proper training and resources empowers them to achieve their best potential, which fosters individual and team success.  Take care of the player, and the results will take care of themselves.

What we teach:

  • Sound technique
  • Possession with a purpose
  • Creativity in the attack
  • Defensive organization
  • Dynamic movement
  • Workrate
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence
  • Respect and appreciation for the beautiful game

How We Work:

As an LA Galaxy Alliance Club, we work closely with LA Galaxy and their professional staff to provide the best possible soccer experience for our players, their families and our local community.  The goal of the partnership is to carry out a commitment to coaching education, player development, and the future development of our organization. The Alliance Club program allows us to provide an unprecedented level of professional training for our coaches, unique exposure and training opportunities for our players and the opportunity to partner with LA Galaxy on initiatives that support our local community beyond the soccer field.

Click here to view our LAGOC Club Philosophy.

Inside LAGOC

‘Inside LAGOC’  gives visual insight into the organizational and coaching structure of LAGOC. Every group or individual has a vital role within the club that positively affects how LAGOC players are coached. To view the LA Galaxy Orange County organizational structure flowchart here.

Board of Directors:

President: Jay Crawford – jay@crawfordarchitecture.com

Club Administrator: Lana Alarcon – lagalaxyoc@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jim Spear – info@lagalaxyoc.com

Secretary: Susan Crawford – info@lagalaxyoc.com

Registrar: Greg Davis – lagalaxyocregistrar@gmail.com

Uniform Director: Barb Salamoff – lagocuniforms@gmail.com

Field Director: Max Mercier – fields@lagalaxyoc.com

Club Directors:

Director of Operations: Tim Woodcock – tim.woodcock@lagalaxyoc.com 

General Manager: Dave Brown – dave.brown@lagalaxyoc.com

Technical Director: Scott Hamilton – scott.hamilton@lagalaxyoc.com

Director of Coaching: Paul Bright – paul.bright@lagalaxyoc.com

Age Group Directors of Coaching:

Boys Director (U7-U11): Graeme Jennings – graeme.jennings@lagalaxyoc.com

Girls Director (U7-U11): Rob Harrison – rob.harrison@lagalaxyoc.com

Boys Director (U12-U14): Paul Bright – paul.bright@lagalaxyoc.com

Girls Director (U12-U14): Carlos Gonzales – carlos.gonzales@lagalaxyoc.com

Boys Director (U15-U19): Carlos Calderson – carlos.calderson@lagalaxyoc.com

Girls Director (U15-U19): Luis Cruz – luis.cruz@lagalaxyoc.com

Boys Premier Program Director (U12-U19): Carlos Calderson – carlos.calderson@lagalaxyoc.com

Girls Premier Program Director (U12-U19): Luis Cruz – luis.cruz@lagalaxyoc.com

Recreational Director: Rob Harrison – rob.harrison@lagalaxyoc.com

Elite Recreational Director: Glen Gamble – glen.gamble@lagalaxyoc.com

Other Departments & Programs:

College Coordinator & Placement: Carlos Gonzales – carlos.gonzales@lagalaxyoc.com

Video Profiling & Highlights: Gordon Scott – gordon.scott@lagalaxyoc.com

Media & Marketing: Harry Doyle – harry.doyle@lagalaxyoc.com

Tournaments: Francis David – francis.davin@lagalaxyoc.com

Schools: Ben Loughlin – ben.loughlin@lagalaxyoc.com

Camps: Sam Ridgard – sam.ridgard@lagalaxyoc.com

Equipment: Ben Imeson – ben.imeson@lagalaxyoc.com

Lil Dribblerz (U5): Adam Rider – adam.rider@lagalaxyoc.com

Recreational Leagues: Bryan Salgado – bryan.salgado@lagalaxyoc.com

Sports Committee Rep/Tournament Coordinator:  Bryan Ableson – bcableson@aol.com

LA Galaxy Technical Consultant & Club Liaison: Matt Tutton – matt.tutton@lagalaxyoc.com

Player Development

Club Curriculum and Player Pathway:

We created The Five Star Coaching Model curriculum to standardize learning throughout the club. We work alongside The Coaching Manual to ensure our Our Coaches and Directors work together to ensure each player is receiving the same level of education and practice content.

Click here to view our 5-Star Coaching Model.

Playing Style:

Our playing style will be centered around attacking soccer with purposeful possession & quick movements of the ball provided by creative individuals.

Defensively our teams will attempt to deny the opposition space & time through intelligent collective pressing.

When transition occurs, teams will be encouraged to play with a high intensity & aim to regain possession as quickly as possible & attack at speed with an end product.

In order to achieve this, we will look to develop individuals with a winning mentality who can recognize & have an impact in attacking, defending & transitional moments of the game.

Click here to view our LAGOC Player Development Model.

Click here to view our LAGOC Soccer Development Platform.

Player Pathways:
As an LA Galaxy Alliance Club, we work closely with LA Galaxy and their staff to create the best possible soccer experience for our players, their families and our local community in Orange County.

LA Galaxy Orange County places the highest value on individual player development. Our periodised season plans and playing concepts model deliver age-appropriate training programs for our players to develop technical mastery, game understanding and the ability to meet the physical demands of soccer.

Our partnership with LA Galaxy also provides our players with opportunities to develop in line with the professional standards and requirements of an MLS club, along with clear pathways to the highest levels of soccer.

Click here to view our boys player pathway.

Click here to view our girls player pathway.

Coach Development:
In order to develop players with the capabilities to play at the highest levels of soccer, we are also committed to coach education as ultimately better informed coaches result in better informed players.

LA Galaxy Orange County have developed a unique ‘5-Star Coaching Model’ that is designed to support, assist and develop coaches in our program, ensure consistency of delivery across all age groups, create a coaching network to share best practice, provide coaches with a clear framework (club philosophy) and act as a continual support model to encourage coaches to always strive to be better.

This model will be underpinned by the coaching strategies adopted at LA Galaxy and will continually evolve through our staff attending LA Galaxy coaching clinics and events.

Click here to view our boys team rosters and coach bio’s.

Click here to view our girls team rosters and coach bio’s.

Click here to view our Coach Development Pathway.

Fields

We are fortunate to have access to some of Orange County’s leading sports facilities. These include…

Orange County Great Park:

Field address: 6990 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

 

Saint Jeanne De Lestonnac School:

Field address: 2000 E. 1st Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705