Junior Development League – LA Galaxy Orange County Central

LA Galaxy Orange County – Central

Serving the cities of Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange & surrounding communities

Registration for the Spring 2020 is now closed. However, we do have limited spaces remaining in some age groups.

Spring 2020 Key Dates:
Parent Meeting & Uniform Pickup/Exchange – March 13th 5-7pm @ Jeffrey Trail Middle School
Practices begin – March 9th
Games begin – March 21st
Coerver Pro Skills training begins – March 23rd
Picture days – April 4th, 11th & 18th
End of Season tournament – May 16th

Coach Support


Professional Training

Play With Friends

Increased training and support for all Junior Development League coaches for 2019

All Junior Development League players can attend our Coerver Skillful Edge training sessions, delivered by professional coaches, at no additional cost

LAGOC makes every effort to support friend and coach requests, to maximize your child’s soccer experience


About Us

The LA Galaxy OC Junior Development League is designed as a fun instruction-based soccer league for 5 to 13-year-old boys and girls. These leagues combine learning in a fun and positive environment, and the excitement of league play through small-sided games.

Each well-thought-out session is designed to introduce young players to fundamental, age appropriate soccer techniques through fun games, and then put these newly learned skills immediately to use by playing small- sided games. The program operates under the simple philosophy that kids learn by playing. Thus, everyone plays virtually 100% of the time, in both practice and games – no lines, short explanations and lots of touches on the ball.

pyramid chart of LAGOC player pathway pyramidIt is our goal that through volunteer coaching and by playing in a fun-filled environment which encourages learning, that this program will provide children with the foundation to enjoy the game of soccer for many years to come.

LA Galaxy makes every effort to support friend and coach requests to help maximize a childs’ soccer experience.

Please mark any requests during the registration process as they cannot be added after.

All our volunteer coaches have been subjected to and passed background checks through live scan, will have received their F coaching license from Cal South and are part of our ongoing coach development and training program.

U6 – U12 teams will practice once a week (times to be confirmed).

To supplement the volunteer coaching program we have the LA Galaxy OC Coerver Skillfull Edge Program.

.Registration for the Junior Development League Spring 2020 season includes:

  • Practices beginning in March
  • 10 weeks of training (1 practice per week)
  • NINE weeks of games
  • End of season tournament
  • Small sided games to help develop “creative” players
  • 1 session per week with volunteer coach – click here to volunteer to coach
  • Coerver Skillfull Edge sessions with a professional trainer (attend as many as you’d like)
  • Coach mentoring sessions with a professional trainer available to aid volunteer coach
  • Professional season long curriculum
  • Balanced bracketing – equal ability teams can play against each other
  • Play with friends program
  • Adidas uniform for players
  • Paid referees – no volunteer requirement
  • End of season trophies
  • A clear progression through our Player Pathway

Coerver Pro Skills

At LA Galaxy OC we believe that, to play the game, our children should have as many tools as possible.
The Coerver Skillfull Edge program is an age appropriate, skills development program taught by professional coaches. It is designed to help players improve outside of their normal team training sessions. These sessions are delivered by skilled Coerver instructors.
This program is included as part of the registration fee for all of our Junior Development League players.
Players can attend as many sessions as they’d like.

Coerver Pro Skills training will run March 23rd to May 14th.
Coerver Pro Skills Schedule:
Held Monday through Thursday (Field TBD)
4:30-5:30pm (2013-2014 birthdates)
5:30-6:30pm (2010-2012 birthdates)
6:30-7:30pm (2006-2009 birthdates)
Held Mondays at Cedar Grove Park in Tustin
4:30-5:15pm (2013-2014 birthdates)
5:15-6:00pm (2010-2012 birthdates)
6:00-6:45pm (2006-2009 birthdates)
Goalkeeper Training Held Wednesdays (Field TBD)
4:30-5:30pm (2010-2013 birthdates)
5:30-6:30pm (2006-2009 birthdates)

Players can attend as many sessions as they’d like, however, they must signup prior to attending each night. The Coerver Pro Skills signup link will be sent out weekly to all registered JDL players.


Spring 2019 Game Schedule – https://lagalaxyoc.sportngin.com

Games will take place at either Cypress Community Park, Cypress Village Elementary, Eastwood Elementary School or Pioneer Middle School.


Practices take place one day per week Monday through Thursday at Northwood Community Park or Sierra Vista Middle School at either 4:45-6pm or 6-7:15pm. Additionally, some teams will practice in Tustin at Cedar Grove Park on Wednesdays from 4:45-6pm or 6-7:15pm. Team practice times are determined by the coach along with the parents based on the needs and availability of the volunteer coach. Practice location/time requests are not accepted.  Please adjust your schedule accordingly with the coach/assigned team.

Players are expected to bring to practice:

  • Ball
  • Shin guards
  • Drink

Coaches Corner

We are always looking for coaches who would be prepared to volunteer their time to take a bigger part of your son/daughter’s progression as a soccer player……..and it is much easier than you think! We help you along the way to make it as easy as possible!

The requirements to coach within the LAGOC recreational soccer program are very simple:

  • Register as a volunteer within the LAGOC program. Volunteer
  • Create an account profile within the Cal South system to register as a coach and for LAGOC to assign you to our program.  Cal South
  • Hold an “F” license or higher (this is only valid until June 2019). All coaches need to have age appropriate training or an E license or higher by August 1st 2019.
  • Go to the Cal South website to register for the online 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11 course (you should take the class appropriate to the division you are coaching and upgrade to the relevant age you are coaching each season – for 6v6, take the 7v7 course ).
  • Take a concussion course (this is an online 1 hour class) and save the certificate (see below). Click here to complete the course
  • Complete a “Livescan” background check – this is done only once and once completed and you are approved through Cal South, you need not do this again. Cal South Livescan  
  • Complete the US Center for SafeSport training and education online course. Go to safesport.com, create an account and take the following courses using code YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M.
    3.1 Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
    3.2 Mandatory Reporting
    3.3 Emotional and Physical Misconduct
    Once complete, please upload the final SafeSport Trained certificate to your Cal South profile
  • Complete a Cal South Admin Form each season and save. Admin Form
  • Log In to the Cal South system
    Upload Concussion Course Certificate
    Submit Cal South Administrator form to recleagues@lagalaxyoc.com and bring a copy to the coaches meeting/training prior to the season starting.
    Attend the pre season coaches meeting (mandatory)

If you are a returning coach who has already complied with these requirements, you only need to:
Register as a volunteer within the LAGOC program – Volunteer
Attend the coaches meeting.

LA Galaxy OC will support you as a coach with:

  1. A free coaching class before the season starts – held Saturday February 29th from 9-12pm at Jeffrey Trail Middle School
  2. Coaching equipment
  3. Professional training support – coach mentoring from an LA Galaxy professional coach to conduct your session (sign up based program – see below)
  4. A season long coaching curriculum.
  5. Practice fields professionally set up for your practice sessions.
  6. Paid for and scheduled referees for your games – no need to source your own refs
  7. Our Coerver Pro Skills Program – where your players can attend and develop individual skills outside of practice. You don’t have to be able to teach EVERYTHING!
  8. A goalkeeper program – to help players in this position, so you don’t have to.
  9. Bi weekly newsletter with coaching tips
  10. Periodic coach training events with select partners including our club Director of Coaching

Plus you receive $100 credit towards your registration fee!

Coaching Handbook
Here is our LAGOC coaches handbook for Fall 2019

Coaches Accident Reporting
Here is the guide for accident reporting

Coaches code of conduct

Click here to go to the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center.  

Please read the coaches code of conduct

Coaching Resources

Here are some resources provided by Cal South, to aid in your session planning

Things to know about play-practice-play

Parents Corner

Spring 2020 Key Dates:
Parent Meeting & Uniform Pickup/Exchange – March 13th 5-7pm @ Jeffrey Trail Middle School
Practices begin – March 9th
Games begin – March 21st
Coerver Pro Skills training begins – March 23rd
Picture days – April 4th, 11th & 18th
End of Season tournament – May 16th

Click here to see the parents code of conduct

To purchase a discounted Bownet Lite Soccer Ball – Click Here!

Cal South Accident Form

Parents Meeting presentation



(Please sign the last page).

Cal South Form


Form Guide:

For League: “Junior Development League”
For Club: “LA Galaxy OC”
For Age Group: Put players birth year
Division: Can be left blank
Team ID number: Can be left blank

LA Galaxy Orange County Junior Development League is in need of parent volunteers ton help in the smooth operation of the season.

Here are a list of roles available.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact recleagues@lagalaxyoc.com



2014: U6 players play 4v4, size 3 ball, 4 x 10 minutes
2012/2013: U7 players play 6v6, size 3 ball, 4 x 10 minutes
2010/2011: U9 players play 7v7, size 4 ball, 2 x 25 minutes
2008/2009: U12 players play 9v9, size 4 ball, 2 x 25 minutes
2006/2007: U13 players play 11v11, size 5 ball, 2 x 30 minutes

For further information on the Junior Development League, please click here for FAQs. For anything outside of this, please contact: info@lagalaxyoc.com