Sacha van der Most

Title: Youth Development Academy Director

Hometown: Downey, Calif. / The Hague, Holland

Years with Chivas USA: 2005-Aug. 2011; 2013-present

Coaching Qualifications: USSF A license, KNVB TC III, currently doing EFCL with The Federacion Football Francais (FFF)

Coaching Experience:

• 2013  - Present: Director of Youth Development; U16 Head Coach

• 2011 – 2012: USSF Scout – MTC Coach, US Club Soccer PDP & id2 Director and Coach

• 2005 – 2011: Chivas USA U19 – U18 Youth Development Teams Coach + Director of Youth Development

• 2003: South Bay Soccer Club

• 2002: Marina High School Head Coach

• 1995 – 2000: Ziemer Brother’s Soccer camps – Coach and Camp Director

• 1987 – 1999: Quick (The Hague – Holland) - Youth Development Teams  

Blane Shepard

Title: Executive Director, Youth Development

Senior Director, Futbol Business Development

Primary duties: Oversee all soccer business, administration and development for youth development

Hometown: Monrovia, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 3

Alma Vargas

Title: Youth Development Academy Administrator

Duties: Administer all Academy matters, register teams and players, as well as club affiliate teams, (Chivas BG-UpSoccer; Chivas OC), update information with USSDA, CALSOUTH, CSL; manage payroll, facilitate communication between Academy and parents, players and coaches.

Hometown: Palos Verdes, Calif. / Mexico City, Mexico

Years with Chivas USA: 9



Brian Kleiban

Title: Youth Development Coach U14, U18

Hometown: La Mirada, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 2

Coaching Qualifications: USSF National B License, FC Barcelona Coaching Internship 3 weeks each session 2009-2013 (Barcelona, Spain April 2009, April 2010, April 2011, March 2012, March 2013)

Coaching Experience: 11 years

2013-present: Head Coach Chivas USA Academy

2009-present:  Co-Founder of 3FOUR3 Soccer Development through Education

2009-2013:  Director of Coaching Barcelona USA Academy

2003-2008:  Head Coach Orange Soccer Club B14-18, G16-18, B12-16

2007-2008:  Head Coach El Modena High School, Orange CA

2008-2012:  Varsity Coach La Habra High School, La Habra CA


Andrew May

Title: Youth Development Coach U16 & U13

Hometown: Orange, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 2

Coaching Qualifications: USSF National A License

Masters Degree: Coaching and Sports Management

Coaching Experience: 16 years

Associate Head Coach: Vanguard University

Assistant Director of Soccer: Concordia University-Irvine

Assistant Coach: Orange County Blue Star- PDL

Region IV ODP Staff Coach


Claudio Trabattoni

Title: Development Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Hometown: Orange County/ Argentina

Years with Chivas USA: 2005-2011; 2013- present

Qualifications: Master degree in Exercise Physiology (UNSAM, Argentina)

BA in Physical education (Romero Brest Institute, Argentina)

NSCAA, National Diploma Cupertino, CA

ISAK International Society of Advance Kineantropometrics level II (Body Composition, 5 components)

CYSA-South, Soccer’s Coach Level “D”

Douglas Berrios

Title: Sales and Service Representative

Duties: Provide a family-friendly soccer experience

Primary contact for Academy ticket sales. Interested buyers can contact me at (310) 630-4587.

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Years with Chivas USA: 2