LA Galaxy Orange County – Central
Serving the cities of Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange & surrounding communities.
For any further information, please contact Elite Development League Director Rich Swain at: email@example.com or 512 431 1831.
Academy programs have emerged as an alternative to the frustrating shortfalls in soccer development displayed by many pre-teens. This void is heavily influenced by coaching quality, consistency and the pressures to win at critical periods in the development process.
The PCA – Elite Development League program is where we bring together players that show the same mentality, love and desire to learn the game of soccer and create a competitive environment for them to develop and flourish in, yet without the pressure of win/loss records.
The program is ideal preparation for Competitive Club soccer, with a high percentage (between 75% and 85%) of players progressing into our club system the following year.
Players are selected through talent identification and open tryouts to maintain a high level of talent and application thus encouraging players to help each other achieve their potential.
A small sided game format is applied to maximize touches per player and increase the number of times a decision is required.
The practice curriculum is focused on individual skills, ball mastery and footwork to build confidence enabling progressions into combinations and team aspects of the game.
U8 through U12 divisions (6* – 12 year olds) – Directed by PCA – Elite Development League Directors and coached by professional coaches. *5 year olds who are 6 in the calendar year are accepted into the program in the Spring.
- Professional program management
- Open tryouts for U8, U10 and U12
- Pre season training camp
- 10 weeks of professional training
- 2 team practices per week and games (30 professional interactions!), all coached by LA Galaxy OC coaches
- Professional curriculum
- Adidas “Elite” uniforms and training kit
- Regular player performance reviews
- Paid referees (no volunteer requirement)
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- Rich Swain
- Justice Healy
- Sam Yafai
- Irving Olmos
- Matt Dolan
- Joe Franco
- Alex Rico
For more information please contact Elite Development League Director Rich Swain at: firstname.lastname@example.org