The LA Galaxy’s Galaxy Discovery Program (GDP) is a free, exclusive, immersive and supplemental youth training program that extends 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.

CLICK HERE to read testimonials from past GDP Participants that went on to sign with the LA Galaxy Academy.


  • Boys and girls
  • 8-16 years old
  • Exhibit a high-level of soccer aptitude (pre-Academy, Flight 1, ECNL, MLS Next or an equivalent level)
  • Identified by the LA Galaxy

FREE ASSESSMENT DETAILS: 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. This is not an open assessment. During registration, players are required to answer questions regarding their soccer history and will be accepted to the assessment if the LA Galaxy staff believes they are of appropriate level for the GDP. Staff are looking for players that play in pre-Academy, Flight 1, ECNL, MLS Next or an equivalent level. If identified at an assessment session, the LA Galaxy will contact the player and invite them to take part an upcoming GDP cohort.



  • 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 GDP participants
  • Training Location: Dignity Health Sports Park (outside fields)


  • 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!

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