November 2018
Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at LA Galaxy OC!
LA Galaxy Orange County Creates New Community Development Centers
LA Galaxy Orange County is launching two Community Development Centers aimed specifically at parents and players looking for a fun, developmentally appropriate recreational or competitive soccer environment in their own community.

LA Galaxy Orange County - West ​​ ​(Serving the cities of Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Buena Park and surrounding communities)

LA Galaxy Orange County - East​​  (​Serving the cities of RSM, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch and surrounding communities)

Supplementing the existing programming in Irvine and Tustin, each Community Development Center will offer both recreational programming and competitive club soccer fully supported by the mission, vision and core values instilled in each and every one of its staff and coaches. 

LA Galaxy Orange County Creates New Competitive Youth Soccer Club
In a partnership with the long established FC Premier, LA Galaxy OC has created a premier level program, as a development of its player pathway, fully supported by the mission, vision and core values instilled in each and everyone of its staff and coaches.
SoccerFest in the West is a Huge Success
Hundreds of excited kids and parents took part in activities with the professional coaches of LAGOC and Soccer Shots, and won various prizes provided by the LA Galaxy Star Squad! This was also a great opportunity for them to learn about our brand new Junior Develoment League, starting in 2019.
From our Technical Director
Without a doubt the Fall is the busiest time of year for everyone associated with LA Galaxy OC, with all of our teams playing on a weekly basis. This has been a great Fall season with our players, families and coaches demonstrating our Core Values on a daily basis, and representing our club and our community to the fullest. In addition to competing to the best of their ability out on the field, it has been a pleasure to see so many of our players, families and coaches having fun while playing the game we all love.

Some recent Club highlights from the Fall include:
  • 76 teams playing the LA Galaxy OC way within SCDSL, Discovery division and Development Player League
  • 10 teams advancing to SCDSL Playoffs
  • 3 teams with undefeated seasons; B09 Gold Hawes: 14-0, B08 PDA Hamilton: 10-0, and B07 White Moushabek: 14-0
  • Arrival of new Director of Coaching - Garreth Barker
  • G02 Premier and G01/G00 to host friendlies vs opponents from Australia on 11/20 and 11/21
  • Girls program attendance at Cal State Fullerton vs UCI
  • Boys program attendance at UCI Vs Cal State Fullerton
  • Over 400 total participants in our recent free skills clinics!
Congratulations to our Southern California Development League Champions and Runner's Up!
Champions:
B05 Gold Greer
B02 Gold Harrison
G04 Gold Sauder

Runner's Up:
B06 Premier Wallace
B06 Gold Rider
B06 White Moloney
B05 Premier Gamble
B04 Premier Brader
G05 Premier Gonzales
Elite Development League Update
The Fall Season has drawn to a close and we are now preparing our 'All Star' teams for their annual Winter tournament in La Jolla, December 1st and 2nd.

The final few game days of the Elite season ran smoothly with over 250 players (ages 6-12) competing on balanced teams. We do not keep team standings throughout the season as we focus on individual player development, however, we did wrap things up with an end-of-season tournament which took place on Sunday November 5th. This tournament style play-date is a great way to finish off the season in a competitive environment, where each age group ends up with a team champion. 
Junior Development League News
The Junior Development League just wrapped up Fall season with their End of Season Tournament. It was great to see the improvements each team made over the course of the season, culminating in a fun, yet competitive tournament weekend!
LAGOC East


Skills Development Camp and Soccer Saturday Winter session 1 starts in January! Registration is Open!





Spring Pre Club Academy-Elite Development League starts March 4th in RSM for 10 weeks with professional coaching, a camp, games and a tournament. 
Registration is open!
Pre Club Academy News
The 2018 Girls Pre Club Academy has come to an end with 5 months of hard work and over 30 graduates looking forward to starting their competitive soccer journey with LA Galaxy OC! 
The boys PCA Summer/Fall season came to an end with a highly competitive tournament which was won by Real Madrid as they edged out Juventus in the final. 
Coach Ben Loughlin and Coach Graeme Jennings would like to thank every player and parent for their continued support throughout the program and can’t wait to see what the future holds for these young superstars! 
Next Stop: La Jolla All Stars!
Camp Spotlight
Limited Spots available for our Award Winning Thanksgiving Camps
Best Soccer Camp
L.A. Galaxy O.C.
Soccer stars are born at L.A. Galaxy Orange County (LAGOC), a sports development program that helps students master the game. “[Our] soccer camps allow players to develop their soccer skills whilst working on the four key player actions: first touch, striking, 1V1 [drills] and running with the ball,” says Camp Director Samuel Ridgard. “LAGOC provides a fun and challenging environment for players of all ages and abilities.” This is the second time LAGOC earned the title.
Core Values
B e the Best - We pursue excellence in everything we do.

R espect all - We celebrate mutual respect, recognize everyone's contributions and are proud to represent the Orange County community.

A dvance the game- We innovate, we think big and we take chances.

N urturing people- We use soccer as a platform to make our community a better place.

D o what you say - Operate with integrity .
LAGOC is Proud to Announce our October
Core Values Award Recipients:
Core Value: Be the Best
Name:
Cooper Clark
Julia Jimenea
Grace Darcy
Patricia Toledo
Ryann Chaverst 

Core Value: Respect All
Name:
Matthew Ramirez
Kate Thoreson
Every Haffar
Sam Lendrum
Mia Vuong

Core Value: Advance the Game
Name:
Kauan De Madeiros
Antonella Russo
Ashley Grubert
Faris Said
Sarae Namaro

Core Value: Nurturing People
Name:
Dieter Kelly
Matthew Ramirez
Shariar Mohseni
Emma Belliveau
Hailey Clingan
Tyler Rose
Sarah Ibrahim
Hasan Abdallah
Aviela King

Core Value: Do What You Say
Name:
Alberto Silva
Natalie Hoffman
Obed Gaona

Nominated By
Glen Gamble
Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Alex Rico



Nominated By:
Glen Gamble
Carlos Gonzales
Patricia Toledo
Jesus Olivera
Patricia Toledo


Nominated By:
Israel Gaxiola
Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Israel Gaxiola
Alex Rico


Nominated By :
Glen Gamble
Glen Gamble
Bryan Wallace 
Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales
Israel Gaxiola
Ben Loughlin



Nominated By:
Carlos Gonzales
Alex Rico
Jesus Olivera

LA Galaxy Orange County adopts a comprehensive approach to player development and college placement. It is critical that our players learn the necessary technical and tactical skill to excel on the field, but we also focus intentionally on character development and mental toughness. Preparing for college requires intense commitment to academic, athletic, and psychological success. LAGOC provides competitive players excellent college preparation resources. In addition to the high level training by one of the best coaching staff’s in Southern California, college prospects will receive an in-depth education to the college search process, one on one counseling, and access to College Fit Finder. Our college bound prospects are exceptionally prepared to navigate the college search process.

Click here for more college information!

LAGOC Women's Team News

LA Galaxy OC's Women's Team forrward, Sherifa Sumalia, will be playing with Ghana in the African Women Cup of Nations, fighting to earn a qualifying spot in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup!
For More Information about the Women's Team,
please contact Lana Alarcon at lagocwomen@lagalaxyoc.com

  • Thanksgiving Camps: 11/23
  • All Stars: 11/12-12/2
  • Club Tryouts: 11/26-29
  • Center of Excellence: 12/4-1/23
  • Tournament of Champions:12/8-9


**Please note that our offices will be closed for the holidays:
November 21-23 and December 21- January 1, 2019**
Crosswalk Safety Tips for Drivers and Pedestrians from the City of Irvine:
Pedestrians
• Be aware of your surroundings. As you approach a crosswalk, make note of the vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow.
• Make sure drivers see you.
• Put away electronic devices or any other items that may cause you to be distracted. Don’t push the flashing beacon and enter the crosswalk without checking for vehicles.
• Always cross at the marked crosswalks and use the pedestrian flashing beacon regardless of whether or not a vehicle is nearby – oftentimes vehicles approach the intersection as the pedestrian is partially through the crosswalk. Pushing the button assures that the beacon is flashing the entire time you are in the crosswalk.
• Occasionally, sporting events at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park require special signage for parking restrictions. This could be an additional distraction for pedestrians and drivers; use extra caution.
• During daylight saving time changes in spring and fall, please be aware that pedestrians may be less visible to drivers.

Drivers
• Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.
• Always be prepared to stop at all crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed.
• At controlled intersections (stop sign), come to a complete stop and look for pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, etc. before continuing on your path.
• At uncontrolled intersections (no stop sign), follow standard right-of-way rules. Stop and proceed only when it is safe to do so.
• Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.
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