Galaxy Discovery Program

The LA Galaxy are excited to introduce the Galaxy Discovery Program (GDP), a free, exclusive, immersive and supplemental youth training program that will extend the pipeline to the LA Galaxy Academy by actively identifying, cultivating and elevating youth players that are dedicated to succeeding in their soccer career and with the LA Galaxy. Through the GDP your player will receive free high-caliber instruction in an unrivalled training environment.

The GDP is not intended to take the place of a player’s current club, rather it should be used as a supplemental training to advance a player’s soccer skills and passion to succeed.

Complete the LA Galaxy Youth ID interest form to receive future communication regarding the GDP!


  • Identification: Players must be identified through an LA Galaxy Youth Camp (multi-day, specialized training) or a free GDP assessment session (see below) and invited to the program
  • Cost: Free to program participants
  • Capacity: 65 players per cohort
  • Training Location: Dignity Health Sports Park (outside fields)
  • Cohort #1 Training Dates: August 27 – October 1; Fridays from 6-8pm


  • Boys and girls
  • 8-16 years old
  • Exhibit a high-level of soccer aptitude
  • Identified by the LA Galaxy


  • Interaction with the LA Galaxy Academy staff
  • Premium training experience
  • Exclusive GDP gear
  • Additional LA Galaxy access
  • Camaraderie across cohorts
  • Continued post-program interaction with the LA Galaxy
  • And more!

The free assessment session is a 90-minute opportunity for players to showcase their individual abilities, through technical and tactical exercises, in front of our LA Galaxy Youth Staff. Player’s are required to answer questions regarding their soccer history. LA Galaxy staff will review and confirm if your player is at the appropriate level to partake in the assessment session. If identified at an assessment session, the LA Galaxy will contact the player and invite them to take part in the free GDP.

Future GDP Assessment Sessions will be announced at a later date. Complete the LA Galaxy Youth ID interest form to receive updates regarding the GDP (including the next assessment session date).

For more details, please review the GDP FAQs. If you have further questions, contact the Youth Programming team by emailing