BU16 Gold win CRL!
Congrats to the boys who will now attend Far West Regionals!

Boys u16 Gold, coached by Older Boys DOC Jamie Harvey have won the California Regional League (CRL) and qualify to go to regionals in Boise, Idaho in June 20-26. They beat LA Premier FC LAFA (current national champions) in the last game of the league 2-1 to clinch the CRL title.

Harvey said: "The boys have been excellent since they have returned from the high school season and are undefeated in all competitions. Their effort in training and games has been excellent and the results on the soccer field are showing. Hard work pays off."
 

17 Players make the LA Galaxy Academy

LA Galaxy South Bay places 17 players in the LA Galaxy Academy's 05/04 and 03 teams.

Seventeen players from the LA Galaxy South Bay boys program have been placed on the LA Galaxy's youngest teams over the past year. The players below have spent from at least one season to their entire youth soccer career with the South Bay club, some starting as young as five years old. These players have put in a tremendous amount of work to reach this level and have a very bright future ahead of them. 

2005 - Jeremy Gonzalez, Miles Romero, Owen Bizzaro, Diego Rodriguez
2004 - Ross Muchnick, Josue Guzman, Beau Yantz, Jaden Hancock, Owen Zarnick, Anthony Hogan, Robert Kaemmerer
2003 - Kevin Yardumian, Jalen Neal, Tyler Tapper, James Redington, Julian Peterman, Tony Ramos

"We are delighted for these players and look forward to watching them play with their Academy teams. They are an excellent example for our up and coming players that have a dream of one day playing professional soccer. We have worked hard to create an academy-like environment and a curriculum that gives our players the tools needed to excel." - Michael Quigley, Boys Director at LAGSB. 
 

The LA Galaxy South Bay has a proven record of developing individual players within their team and ensuring that each and every player has the opportunity to develop and reach the highest level that they can reach. Their staff ensures that every training session has an environment that is both nurturing and demanding and is filled with technical work as well as problem solving activities to ensure each player is challenged.
Girls Teams Coaches announced for 2016/17

LA Galaxy South Bay Girls 2016/2017 Coaching Assignments for the new calendar year age groups can be seen below. 

 

2009 

Gold: Luis Morales

 

2008 

Elite I: Wilmer Lopez

Elite II: Keith Whitmer

Gold: Cameron Krumpe

 

2007 

Elite I: Diego Souza

Elite II: Luis Morales

Gold: Kevin Cornwall

Navy: Cameron Krumpe

 

2006 

Elite I: Diego Souza

Elite II: Wilmer Lopez

Gold: Chatelaine “Shadow” Ansaldi

 

2005 

Elite I: Sal Diaz & Diego Souza

Gold: Kevin Sosa

Navy: Keith Whitmer

White: Kevin Cornwall

 

2004 

Elite: Sal Diaz

Gold: Sergio Gutierrez

Navy: Janet Cassidy 

White: Kevin Sosa

 

2003  

Elite: Sal Diaz & Traci Dominguez

Gold: Jessica Murphy

Navy: Dane Cuoto

White: Janet Cassidy

 

2002 

Elite: Traci Dominguez

Gold: Jon Torres

Navy: Jon Torres

White: Sergio Gutierrez

 

2001 

Elite: Jeff Schofield

Gold: Haytham Mansur

Navy: Dane Cuoto

White: Sergio Gutierrez

 

2000 

Elite: Samantha Greene

Gold: Haytham Mansur

 Navy: Haytham Mansur

 

1999 

Elite: Jeff Schofield

Gold: Enrique Torroledo

 

1998 

Elite: Ted Vetterlein

Boys Teams Coaches Announced for 2016-2017
Coaches for 2009-1998s

LA Galaxy South Bay Boys 2016/2017 Coaching Assignments for the new calendar year age groups can be seen below. 2005-2003 age groups now added!

New Signings Announced

The LA Galaxy South Bay is delighted to announce two new additions to its boys coaching staff. Michael Smith and Oleg Chocovy join an already very experienced and decorated staff. 
 
Michael Smith, a native of Liverpool, England, played for his hometown club of Liverpool FC for 9 years in addition to playing for other English league teams until he retired in 2007. He coached at the acclaimed Liverpool Academy until moving to the States in 2011 working in college programs and at the New York Red Bulls. Michael currently holds a UEFA - B coaching license. 
 
 
Oleg Chovkovy, originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, currently holds a USSF National - B license, USSF National Youth license, NSCAA National Diploma and is certified by the National Strength / Conditioning Association. Oleg played Division 2 college soccer for Northwood University on a full scholarship. He has also played Semi-Professionally and won the NASL national championship with Michigan Arsenal. 

 

 
Gold
Corey Prost
2009
Navy
Alexis Lopez
7-a-side
White
Sam Al-baseth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-Academy II
Quigs
2008
Pre-Academy II
Sam Al-baseth
7-a-side
Gold
Tyler Krumpe
 
Navy
Kevin Gallaugher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-Academy I
Lee Hancock
2007
Pre-Academy II
Kyle Holland
7-a-side
Gold
Artur Jozkowiz
 
Navy
Alexis Lopez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-Academy
Blake George
2006
Pre-Academy II
Alexis Lopez
9-a-side
Gold
Tyler Krumpe
 
Navy
Andres Muriagui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-Academy
Kevin Gallaugher
2005
Gold
Tim Summiel
11-a-side
Navy
Artur Jozkowiz
 
White
Frank Reyes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elite 
Oleg Chovkovy
2004
Gold
Blake George
 
Navy
Michael Smith
 
White
Andres Muriagui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elite 
George Crawford
2003
Gold
Oleg Chovkovy
 
Navy
Michael Smith
 
White
TBD

 

2002 Age Group
Elite - Corey Prost
Gold - Tim Summiel
Navy - Atar and Quigs
White - Tyler and Willow

2001
Elite - Micheal Smith
Gold - Chad Lagerway
Navy - Frank Reyes

2000
Elite - Kevin Gallaugher
Gold - Kyle Holland
Navy - Jack Stewart

1999/98
Elite - Jamie Harvey
Gold - Mike Jacobson

 
North American Champions - 'Queens of the Continent'

LA Galaxy South Bay Elite GU17 girls put on a masterclass in perseverance and dedication to take home the Nike " No Maybes" 2015 4v4 Tournament Trophy Saturday night in Vancouver Canada.  The Elite girls played against regional winners New York, Chicago and Vancouver at the Nike Underground facility to be crowded Champions of North America on the 4th of July.  The girls wrapped up their trip watching USA vs Japan in the Women's World Cup final. 

Congratulations to GU15 Gold on winning State Cup
Luis Salazar's team win Presidents Division of State Cup

Summer Camp Dates announced

LA Galaxy South Bay summer camp dates!

Camps are limited to 75 Players Only....FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

Our U8-U14 age groups will run from 9am-12pm. Our U6 age groups will run from 9am-11am.

July 13 - 16; El Segundo HS, El Segundo

Click here for U8-U14 El Segundo Registration

Click here for U6 El Segundo Registration

July 27 - 30, Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach

Click here for U8-U14 Manhattan Beach Registration

Click here for U6 Manhattan Beach Registration

Aug 10 - 13; Alta Vista Park, Redondo Beach

Click here for U8-U14 Redondo Beach Registration

Click here for U6 Redondo Beach Registration

What more could you ask for over the summer than to spend time training with LA Galaxy South Bay coach Jaime Harvey Boys Olders DOC. Registration opening soon.

LA Galaxy 5K & Cozmo Family Run 2015

The 3rd Annual LA Galaxy 5k & Cozmo Family Fun Run is back in 2015! This year’s event, held on Sunday June 7th, will feature an all-new course with participants finishing on the pitch and having the ability to watch themselves cross the finish line on the StubHub Center’s brand new state of the art video board!

As a member of the LA Galaxy South Bay family, you have the opportunity to take advantage of an exclusive discounted pre-sale.  

From this event, the LA Galaxy Foundation will make a donation to the LA Galaxy South Bay to show their support in local youth soccer.

Registration Includes:

  • $35 pre-sale price (compared to regular registration of $40)
  • Race day shirt (First 750 registered)
  • Race Medal (First 750 finishers)
  • All-new course twisting & turning through the StubHub Center and finishing inside stadium
  • Access to discounted tickets for select Galaxy home games

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE and enter promo code “SOUTHBAY”.

Register today as this special pre-sale only lasts until April 13th

 

28 LAGSB Players make ODP/Pro+ Selection

http://www.calsouth.com/en/press-releases-detail/254-id.209717454.html#.VT_FakvA4dtc

LA Galaxy South Bay 2015/16 Teams and Coaches
U8-U14 Age Group Teams

LA Galaxy South Bay are proud to announce our teams and coaches for the 2015/16 season for the U8-U14 age groups. We are looking forward to an exciting new season ahead and are looking forward to seeing everyone out at tryouts.

If you would like to sign up for tryouts for the coming year please click on the tryouts button above.

Boys Teams

Age Group Team Coach
U8 Gold Kevin Gallaugher/Sam Al-Basith
07/08 Navy Tyler Krumpe
  White Alexis Lopez
       
U9 Pre-Academy I Lee Hancock
06/07 Pre-Academy II Kyle Holland
  Gold Artur Jozkowicz
  Navy Juan Guadarama
  White Sam Al-Basith
     
U10 Pre-Academy I Blake George
05/06 Pre-Academy II Alexis Lopez
  Gold Tyler Krumpe
  Navy Juan Guadrama
  White Andres Murriagui
     
U11 Pre-Academy '05 Kevin Gallaugher
04/05 Gold Kyle Holland
  Navy Artur Jozkowicz
  White Frank Reyes
     
U12 Pre-Academy '04 Kevin Gallaugher
03/04 Gold Blake George
  Navy Sergio Guttierrez
  White Andres Murriagui
     
     
U13 Pre-Academy 03 George Crawford
02/03 Gold Tim Summiel
  Navy Steve Westbrook
  White Kevin Sosa
     
U14 Pre-Academy '02 Jamie Harvey
01/02 Gold Kevin Sosa
  Navy Tim Summiel
  White Sergio Guttierrez
  Green Bruce Myhre

 

Girls Teams

Age Group Team Coach
U8 Gold Luis Morales
  Navy Keith Whitmer
  White Cameron Krumpe
     
U9 Elite I Diego Souza
  Elite II Wilmer Lopez
  Gold Vic Lopez & Heather Cook
     
U10 Elite I Diego Souza
  Elite II Wilmer Lopez
  Gold Luis Morales
  Navy Vic Lopez
     
U11 Elite I Sal Diaz
  Gold Kevin Sosa
  Navy Keith Whitmer
  White Kevin Pineda
  Grey Kevin Cornwall
     
U12 Elite Sal Diaz
  Gold Jessica Murphy & Courtney Moseley
  Navy Jon Torres
  White Shadow
     
U13 Elite Traci Dominguez
  Gold Gustavo Salazar
  Navy Gerry Pineda
  White Jessica Murphy
     
U14 Elite Traci Dominguez
  Gold Courtney Moseley
  Navy Vic Lopez
  White Jon Torres
New Older Boys Director Announced

The LA Galaxy South Bay would like to announce the appointment of Jamie Harvey as the new Older Boys Director. He takes over from Matt Mennell who was recently named as Head Coach of UNC Ashville. Harvey has a vast and successful club coaching career, which includes 9 years at LA Premier FC as the Youngers Director, Older Boys Director and Boys Director of Coaching. His coaching badges include a USSF N

ation B license (National-A pending), NSCAA Director of Coaching Award, USSF National Youth License and achieved a Bachelors Degree in Sport Studies from Lancaster University.

Jamie grew up in Coventry, England  and comes from a rich soccer family  as both his Dad and Sister both coached at the elite level.

" LA Galaxy South Bay has become one the strongest clubs in Southern California and has a track record of producing excellent players at the pro and collegiate level. I am excited to be work along side Quigs and the coaching staff to push the boys side to new heights and help as many players in the club get the opportunity to play at the next level"

LA Galaxy South Bay Welcomes Angela Hucles to Elite Girls
Two-Time World Cup Bronze Medalist and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist for USWNT

LA Galaxy South Bay welcomes two Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Former Professional Soccer Player to act as Advisor for the Elite Girls Program of the LA Galaxy South Bay.  

Angela Hucles is teaming up with Girls’ Technical Committee leaders Jeff Schofield and Sal Diaz to help structure the Club’s 2015-16 Elite Girls Program.  Angela brings a wealth of experience to this exciting project, having played for the US Women's National Team for nine years and played on two World Cups and two Olympic teams, highlighted by scoring four goals at the 2008 Olympic Games to lead the US to a second consecutive gold medal.  Since retiring Angela has worked with the US Women’s National Team coaching staff and founded Empowerment Through Sport, an organization focused on discovering sports leadership skills and athlete transitions that translate to life success.   Angela currently serves on several boards including the Board of Trustees for the Women’s Sports Foundation and is the President of the Women's Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King, and now is lending her knowledge and experience of the game to our Club, and is looking forward to meeting the players and parents on the Club's girls division.

Come Meet Angela on February 1st!!!!!

On February 1st, we're offering a meet and greet with Angela and your coaches about the Club’s plans for the Elite Girls Program.  Girls will also participate in scrimmages.  You'll have the opportunity to talk with Angela about her experiences as well as tell her about your aspirations for the LA Galaxy South Bay, college, and beyond.  She is looking forward to seeing your skills on the field and hearing about your goals off the field.  Angela may even bring out her gold medals for you to see!

 

LA Galaxy South Bay Elite Girls Schedule on February 1st.   

At Toyota Complex players will wear blue uniform and cleats and shinguards

8:00-10:00 U-8 to U-12 girls will play and meet with Angela

10:00-12:00 U-13 to U-18 girls will play and meet with Angela
 
SHORT BIO:

Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. With a passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams and over 25 years experience in the sports industry, she founded Empowerment Through Sport, LLC in 2012, an organization focused on discovering sports leadership skills and athlete transitions that translate to life success.   Angela has become a regular speaker on topics of sports leadership, equality, inclusion & safe spaces, anti-bullying, and the power of sport and its impact on personal growth and development.  Angela currently serves on several boards including the Board of Trustees for the Women’s Sports Foundation and is the President Elect for the WSF beginning in 2015.

 
Congratulations to our players that made ODP

Congratulations to five LA Galaxy South Bay ODP players who were selected to play on Cal South teams in the ODP Regional champions

hips in Arizona earlier this month. This means they have been identified as among the very best players in Cal South – a huge honor for the players and also to those who were part of the ODP training pool.

The talented boys and girls chosen for these pools will go into training throughout December and early January in preparation for the US Youth 

Soccer ODP Region IV Championships, to be held Phoenix, AZ from January 8-11, 2015. Cal South will send ten teams in total to the event.

If they win in Phoenix, teams in the 1998 and 1999 age groups have the potential of moving on to the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships in Frisco, Texas on February 27-March 1, 2015. Cal South Pro+ teams swept all four ODP National Championship trophies in 2013 in a record-setting performance, and then repeated the feat at last year's ODP Nationals.

Girls

1998 - Artier Williams (member of Cal South team at ODP Region IV Championships)

1999 - Florina Ravudra

2000 - Olivia de Moraes (member of Cal South team at ODP Region IV Championships)

            Kaya Hawkinson

            Genevieve Watkins

2001 - Saviana Gomez (member of Cal South team at ODP Region IV Championships)

              Emilee Ray

              Sydney Sharp

2002 - Sydney Bloch (member of Cal South team at ODP Region IV Championships)

            Cas Flanagan

            Ashley Lamason

            Rachel Rosen

Boys

2001 - Jose Olmos (member of Cal South team at ODP Region IV Championships)

            Rick Usami (member of Cal South team at ODP Region IV Championships)

Club Break and Winter Camp
LA Galaxy South Bay Club Break Dec 15th-Jan 5th ---> Winter Camp December 26th-29th and State Cup info

LA Galaxy South Bay club winter break will be December 15th through January 5th.

Over the break certain fields will be available for practices. Fields will not be reserved for scrimmages during this time. Please contact Tim if there is a field that you would like to use at a particular time.

A small article about the importance of rest is below:

'In order for players to maximize their performance levels, they must regenerate. At the highest levels of play, the summer break is critical for players to heal from injuries, take a mental break, and just plain get that loving feeling back for the game they play for a living. But what about kids, do they need a break, too? The answer is an emphatic “YES!” Oftentimes clubs (even with teams at very young ages) practice year-round, and as a result, kids are losing a much needed break. But the truth is, kids, just like everyone else, need to step away from the game for various reasons'. 

To read more on this topic visit:  http://potentialing.com/2013/07/20/taking-time-off/

Winter Camp

LA Galaxy South Bay winter camp will take place on December 26th-29th from 9am-12pm. The camp will be held at Mira Costa High School.

What more could you ask for over the Christmas period than to spend time training on camp with LA Galaxy South Bay hosted by Kevin Eagleston and  academy coach Michael Quigley.

Click here to register: 

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LAGalaxy?season=544104&session=4640101

 

State Cup

State Cup is approaching fast, and you need to make sure that you get your team application in as soon as possible. The early bird deadline has now passed.

Govenors Division is for low level flight 2 teams, that have more losses than wins and ties, and high level flight 3 teams. Information on deadlines is below:

AGE GROUP ENTRY DEADLINE BRACKET DRAW CUP-TIE DATE/ROSTER FREEZE START DATE
U09 - U13 DECEMBER 5, 2014 DECEMBER 23, 2014 JANUARY 14, 2015** JANUARY 24, 2015
U14 - U16 FEBRUARY 27, 2015 MARCH 13, 2015 MARCH 18, 2015** MARCH 28, 2015

 

Presidents Division is for all flight 1 teams and high level flight 2 teams. Information on deadlines is below:

AGE GROUP ENTRY DEADLINE BRACKET DRAW CUP-TIE DATE/ROSTER FREEZE START DATE
U09 - U13 DECEMBER 5, 2014 DECEMBER 23, 2014 JANUARY 28, 2015** FEBRUARY 7, 2015
U14 - U19 FEBRUARY 27, 2015 MARCH 20, 2015 APRIL 1, 2015** APRIL 11, 2015

 

You can visit http://www.calsouth.com/en/statecup to fill out your registration for the 2015 event.

If your team is entering National Cup (this event is for top flight 1 teams U12 and up) visit the following website for information and how to register. http://www.calsouth.com/en/nationalcup/

 

Recommended January Tournaments

Here are the club approved tournaments that will help your team perpare for their state cup fixtures.

Albion Development Showcase - http://ascdevelopmentshowcase.com

Rockstar Cup hosted by Slammers - http://www.rockstarcup.com

Legends Cup - http://www.legendsfc.net

LA Galaxy South Bay would like to wish everyone a safe and fun filled holiday!

Former Club Player Jessica Nakae named in All WCC First team
Former Club Player Jessica Nakae named in All WCC First team

Former LA Galaxy South Bay player Jessica Nakae has been named to the the All WCC First team. Jessica is currently studying at the University of San Francisco. Team mate, also part of the club alum, Amanda Whittle recieved an honorable mention. This is a fantastic accomplishment for both girls who grew up playing under the watchful eye of Coach Jim Millinder under our clubs old name of South Bay Force. 

Congratualtions to Jessica and Amanda on their acheivement!

To read the full article visit:

http://www.usfdons.com/news/2014/11/11/WSOC_1111142300.aspx

More College Commitments

Jeff Schofield, coach of the GU-18 Elite, announced six more college commitments for 2015:

  • Alba Barrios, Cal State Fullerton
  • Kristina Holbrook, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Desiree De La Rosa, Chico State
  • Natali Di Angelo, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Jenna Hernandez, Cal State San Marcos
  • Zoe Anderson, New Mexico Highlands University

 

Coach Schofield commented that "their accomplishments demonstrate the club's commitment to help girls play at the next level. Congratulations, girls, and we know you and your teammates who have previously committed to will represent us well next season."

The class of 2015 includes previous commitments

  • Carey Christie, University of Southern California
  • Mary Dynda, Concordia University of Oregon
  • Natalie Oronoz, Cal State Fullerton
  • Senna Brennan, St. Johns
  • Sydney Ellis, University of San Francisco

 

And, on the boys side (which typically commits later than girls), Alex Diaz to LMU.

Girls Teams Qualify for CRL
Congratulations to the girls side of LA Galaxy South Bay as being one of only three clubs in Cal South

Congratulations to the girls side of LA Galaxy South Bay as being one of only three clubs in Cal South having a team in every age group (U12-18) participating in the California Regional League Premier Division. 

“The California Regional League is a division of the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League, which consists of the fourteen (14) western state associations. The California Regional League was structured to reduce costs, eliminate excessive travel and foster better competition. The California Regional L

eague is operated by US Youth Soccer Region IV and managed by the CRL Commissioner and the CRL Committee.

The Far West Regional League will be divided into three divisions comprised of 1) the California Division: Cal South and Cal North; 2) the Four Corners Division: New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Southern Nevada; and 3) the Northern Division: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming,

Hawaii, Alaska and Northern Nevada. The California Division will receive two placements in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships with one placement going to the winners of each age division in the Cal North and Cal South sub-divisions. The Four Corners Division and Northern Division will each receive one position.

There are significant benefits for teams playing in the California Regional League. They will face top competition, playing the best clubs and teams within each age group in the state of California. With state-based play, there is less travel and lower costs to the players and parents. League play will be in Northern and Southern California, depending on your geographic location. Teams in the CaliforniaRegional League are playing for placement in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships and qualification to the US Youth Soccer National League. The league will provide greater exposure to U.S. Soccer National Team staff, top college coaches, Region IV ODP staff and Cal South Pro+ scouts. “

Good luck girls!

 
 
18 LA Galaxy South Bay 2006 Boys and Girls Selected for ODP

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Friday Night Skills Training Now at Two Locations

 

Any U8 - U13 player in the club can get extra training at Friday Skills Training. The one hour sessions focus on core skills and challenge the individual player's ball control. There's no additional cost for players currently on a LAGSB team. 
 
What's new: The program now alternates between the new Toyota Sports Complex in Torrance and Manhattan Village field and are at slightly different times. See the schedule below and the club calendar.
 
All players must bring an inflated soccer ball. 

Schedule:

Always check the current calendar on the LA Galaxy South Bay website in case of unexpected cancellation or schedule change.
 
October 3 - 6:30-7:30 - Village
October 10 - 7:00-8:00 - Toyota
October 17 - 6:30-7:30 - Village
October 24 - 7:00-8:00 - Toyota
October 31 - NO TRAINING - Halloween
November 7 - 6:30-7:30 - Village
November 14 - 7:00-8:00 - Toyota
November 21- 6:30-7:30 - Village
November 28 - 7:00-8:00 - Toyota
Ex LA Galaxy South Bay Technical Director Announced at Toronto FC Head Coach

Toronto FC announced Wednesday that it has hired Greg Vanney as Assistant General Manager and Toronto FC KIA Academy Director. As a result, Thomas Rongen is no longer the Director of the Academy.

“Greg is a visionary when it comes to player development. He shares our Club’s passion for innovation and is an educator of both players and coaches. We are pleased to welcome him to Toronto FC,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “I’d like to thank Thomas for the tremendous job he has done over the past two years here. I have a great deal of respect for him and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Vanney, 39, joins Toronto FC after most recently serving as the head coach for LA Galaxy’s U-14 Academy side and Technical Director of the LA Galaxy partner club LA Galaxy South Bay. He is also currently taking part in the Elite Formation Coaching Licence program, a development course partnered by Major League Soccer (MLS) and the French Football Federation. Vanney holds a USSF “A” Coaching License and has been involved with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Vanney previously held titles of Director of Soccer Operations and Director of Real Salt Lake-Arizona Youth Academy at Grande Sports World. It was there that he oversaw program and business development at the Grande Sports World facility. Vanney, Grande Sports World, and Real Salt Lake were responsible for creation of the first MLS Residential Academy in the United States, which began play in the Fall of 2010. Vanney also held a dual role at Chivas USA from 2011-2012 as assistant coach under Robin Fraser and technical director of the youth academy.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Toronto FC family and lead a great staff in the development and preparation of players for the TFC First Team.  The vision and commitment to success and innovation of the ownership, MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke, and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko, make this a very exciting challenge,” said Assistant General Manager & Toronto FC KIA Academy Director Greg Vanney. “I look forward to getting to work with the staff and players in the coming weeks and the Ontario soccer community at large.”

Vanney played professionally for 13 years, starting with the LA Galaxy in 1996. During his time with the Galaxy, Vanney helped lead the club to three MLS Cup championship finals, one Supporter's Shield, a US Open Cup Championship and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title.  He was named to the MLS Best XI in 2000 and 2001. Following the 2001 season, Vanney transferred to SC Bastia, of France’s Ligue 1, where he remained until 2005 helping the club reach the Coup de France Final in 2002. He re-joined MLS, signing with FC Dallas and spent two seasons with the Hoops; where he earned two All-Star selections, captaining the 2005 team to a 4-0 victory over Fulham. Vanney was traded to the Colorado Rapids in January 2007, and then to D.C. United later that same season. Vanney re-joined the LA Galaxy in February 2008 and retired at the conclusion of the season. During his playing career, Vanney earned 36 caps and scored one goal for the United States Men’s National team. He was part of the U.S. side that won the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Rongen, 57, was hired on January 6, 2012, and spent the past two seasons heading the Toronto FC KIA Academy. 

LA Galaxy South Bay Skills Training with Curt Onalfo

 

LA Galaxy South Bay Skills Training with Curt Onalfo is directed, run and attended by Curt Onalfo, Head Coach of LA Galaxy II and Assistant Coach of LA Galaxy. Each 8-week program is comprised of a 1-hour per week, intense skills training session to help DRAMATICALLY improve each player’s technical skills on the ball. The small group approach allows EACH player to get individualized attention by creating a 1-to-8 ratio of player to coach with an emphasis on maximizing the amount of touches on the ball for each playerwhile still allowing for tactical instruction because of the small groups in each session. It is remarkable how much our players have improved. Players that have been attending multiple programs per year have become some of the most skillful players in the area. 

WHO: Designed for dedicated soccer players that want to improve dramatically.

WHAT: 8 weekly, 1-hour intensive instructional small group lessons

WHERE: Village Field in Manhattan Beach, CA

WHEN: Mondays from 7-8PM, Fridays from 4-5PM, 5-6PM or 6-7PM AGES: 7-16 year old boys and girls

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced COST: $370

Visit http://www.lagalaxy.com/southbayskills for more info and to register!

GU10 Elite Wins Surf Cup!!

 

A huge congratulations to Sal's GU10 Elite team on winning Surf Cup. This is a fantastic acheivement for the girls who played very well throughout the weekend.  Well Done to Sal and all of the girls!!

 

Coastal Classic Brings Record Number of Teams to the South Bay

 

With over 400 games played, the 2014 Coastal Classic is in the books. And it's a big book: 231 participating teams is the largest tournament as far back as our records go (2008), and is the fourth year of significant growth since we moved the tournament to the summer. The growth required new venues like Columbia Park, Lawndale HS, and Rolling Hills Prep, and the new facility at Maple Street was a great venue for U7 and U8 girls and U14 boys.

This year we experienced the first weather delay ever for the summer event, but the surprise thunderstorm Sunday afternoon only shortened one game. 

Thanks to:

  • the clubs who sent a significant number of their teams to our event: Albion, Honolulu Bulls, Slammers, Legends, MB Sand & Surf, Rebels (San Diego), Real So Cal, Santa Clarita Magic, Slammers, Strikers, and West Coast.
  • the clubs and teams who travelled to the South Bay from out of the area: Bakersfield United, California Blues (Sacramento), Fresno Chaos, Honolulu Bulls, Real Salt Lake, Roadrunner United (Bakersfield), San Luis Obispo Fire, and Walnut Creek SC. 
  • all the volunteers who checked teams in, chased down game cards, reported scores, answered questions, and sold t-shirts!
  • tournament director Tim Summiel, who managed this much more complex event, and Blake George, who assisted.




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