The LA Galaxy CV Pre-Academy launched in the 2016 / 2017 Season with the main objective of developing high quality players for the LA Galaxy Academy out of Carson, CA.

In the first year of the Pre-Academy, we surpassed various benchmarks and achieved our main objective, to develop a player for the LAG Academy. What started out as a great year only accelerated as our teams succeeded locally and in Nationals. At post-season our players were recruited for various trials with the Academy; and, eventually Gilmar ‘Chino’ Sandoval was successfully transferred to the LAG Academy. The LAGCV Pre-Academy is now a top tier competitor among the best of Southern California.

Notable 1st Year Achievements:

  • Won a “Treble” at 2016 Summer Cup – All 3 teams won GOLD!
  • B 2003 – Undefeated in 9 games and finished 1st in CSL
  • B 2004 – Reached Elite 8 in 2017 Nationals appearance. Elite 8!
  • B 2005 – Player recruited to LAG Academy and finished 3rd in CSL

As we enter the 2017 / 2018 Season, we are happy to announce the Pre-Academy program now consists of 6 teams:

  • B 2009 Pre-Academy – Coach Harry Willhoit
  • B 2007 Pre-Academy – Coach Jon Schwarze
  • B 2006 Pre-Academy – Coach Fawaz Daniels
  • B 2005 Pre-Academy – Coach Rafael Garcia
  • B 2004 Pre-Academy – Coach Juan Florez
  • B 2003 Pre-Academy – Coach Juan Florez


The Pre-Academy is now taking rolling trials for elite players in all age groups. If you think you have what it takes to play with us, reach out to our Director of Coaching Ross Greaney at: