Pre Club Academy (PCA) – Elite Development League: East

LA Galaxy Orange County – East
Serving the cities of RSM, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch and surrounding communities.


2 x Training Sessions Per Week


Age Appropriate Curriculum

Saturday Games

All of our Elite Development League teams train twice per week with professional, licensed coaches

Our coaches follow an age appropriate curriculum.

Each Elite Development League team plays in a competitive game every Saturday during the Spring & Fall season with your professional coach

For any further information, please contact Elite Development League Director Francis Davin at: or 551 207 2254.


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)


Date: Saturday February 2nd
Location: St John’s Episcopal School
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Birth years 2013 to 2009


Program Details

What you receive an an Elite player or parent…

  • All Professional Coaching
  • 2 team practices a week
  • Adidas Elite uniforms
  • Pre-season training camp
  • Saturday games
  • End of season tournament
  • Trophies
  • Photographs
  • Player Evaluations
  • Age appropriate Coaching Curriculum
  • Opportunities to progress through the LAGOC player pathway to success
  • Free LA Galaxy OC merchandise
  • Pre-Season Training Camp: March 4th
  • Team Practice Begins: March 11th
  • Saturday Games Begin: March 23rd
  • Saturday Games End: May 11th
  • End of Season Tournament: May 19th (Sunday)


Coaches Profiles

Coming Soon!

Practice Schedule

Pre season practice:
Monday 4th March, Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th
4.30-5.45pm each day
At St John’s Episcopal School in RSM.

Regular practices:
starting the week of March 7th
5.45-7pm Monday and Wednesday
At St John’s Episcopal School in RSM

League Schedule

Games on Saturdays in RSM and Irvine.
Exact schedule to be announced

For more information please contact Elite Development League Director Francis Davin at