Youth Academy Tryouts

About the LA Galaxy Youth Academy:
Our objective for the Galaxy Youth Academy is to identify and recruit young players of outstanding ability within our local community, to coach and educate them to reach their maximum potential, giving them the best prospects for a career in professional soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy. This will be accomplished by providing a unique environment that is both friendly and demanding with the highest standards of training, coaching, facilities, fitness, injury treatment and prevention.

Program Highlights:
The LA Galaxy Youth Academy is a member of the US Soccer Development Academy League. The Galaxy Youth Academy is fully funded by the Los Angeles Galaxy; all training costs; travel, accommodation and player equipment is provided by the LA Galaxy. Players are required to train a minimum of 3 times per week.  For more information on the youth academy please visit

Tryout Location: Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Tryout Date: May 16th, 2010 (registrants will be notified of game times on May 14th)U14 ACADEMY (Players born in 1996 – 1997)

Who can tryout: Male soccer players born between 1990 and 1997, players must live in Southern California.
U16 ACADEMY (Players born 1994 – 1995)
U18 ACADEMY (Players born 1992– 1993, 1992 birth year players may not be participating in college soccer)
U20 Academy (Players born in 1990 – 1991)

Tryout cost: $30 per player (Registration deadline is May 12th) Spaces are limited so register early.

Tryout Format:
Players will be scheduled to play one small-sided game (50 minutes). If you are selected you will be invited to participate in a training session at the Home Depot Center for further evaluation by the Galaxy coaching staff.

What to bring:

  • Signed waiver form
  • Appropriate footwear (playing on grass)
  • Shin pads
  • Please wear dark (navy or black preferred) shorts and shirt.

All registrants will be contacted with a registration confirmation and match assignments via e-mail on or before Friday May 14th. Register only one player per form.

To submit an application for the tryout, download the registration form (right click, "save link as") and either fax to 800-470-1397 or email to BEFORE MAY 12.

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