CD Chivas USA

Chivas USA Academy is the standard for youth soccer programs in Southern California and the United States. Players must commit to the hard work necessary to be successful in soccer and in life.

Standards & Expectations

Chivas USA is organized to provide the maximum support to each player so that they can concentrate on soccer development, personal growth and learning to win. You can expect to have a challenging environment in which to grow and develop. We expect dedication, respect and commitment


To identify talented young soccer players and provide them with a comprehensive development plan, ensuring maximum growth and improvement. It is the Chivas USA athletes' responsibility to earn a roster spot, as opposed to the coach's responsibility to give a roster spot. Every day, on the field or off the field, is a chance to move closer to, or farther from being a Chivas USA first team player.


Becoming a Better Player:
All Chivas USA players are expected to take individual responsibility for their growth and development. You spend only a fraction of your time performing in public in front of your parents, friends, college and national team coaches and professional scouts. The bulk of your work is done in private, on the training ground. This is the work that counts. A great player is the one who makes few mistakes; a truthful player comes off the field concerned about the mistakes he's made and how he is going to correct them.

Personal Responsibility: At the end of the each practice, each player must ask himself, "What did I learn today?" and "How am I a better player?" Look at yourself and accept responsibility.

Personal Commitment: If you want to make it as a player, you have to be fully committed and willing to make sacrifices like eating a proper diet, working on days off and separating yourself from bad influences.

Personal Choice: Distance yourself from trouble - you are now in a unique situation as a player. Surround yourself with players and friends who have the same agenda as you: an elite soccer player.

Practice "Permanently": Practice makes perfect. Practice perfectly. Practice makes the player. The game is the ultimate proof that you are a player practicing perfectly. IF the training is wrong, the results won't be right!

Personal Attitude: Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? Take the field prepared to train every practice.

Personal Challenge: In every game you have to WIN THE INDIVIDUAL BATTLE with the opponent in your own area of the pitch. Law of Culmination: A lot of little things add up to the things that matter. Know your role and execute to the best of your abilities.


Staff Experience

The Chivas USA Academy head coaches are USSF licensed coaches who have earned regional and national honors from US Soccer in the United States Soccer Development Academy.