WHO WE ARE:
For over 12 years, we've been developing a curriculum and program uniquely designed to serve the needs of community members in Santa Ana. Our mission is to educate, motivate, inspire, and mobilize our community through soccer. La Academia is a non-profit organization, 501 (c) (3), and is the product of Santa Ana natives who used soccer as a vehicle towards educational attainment and social mobility. Jorge played collegiately at UCI and professionally at Kaposvari Rakoczi FC in Hungary. Oscar played collegiately at UCLA, professionally at AFC Ajax in The Netherlands, and the U.S. National Team. Maricarmen is a current student-athlete at UCLA and member of the Mexican National Team. Frankie played collegiately at UCLA and is a current player at NY Red Bulls and U.S. National Team Player.
La Academia and LAUFA have formed a partnership to offer youth soccer players in Santa Ana elite training, equipment, coaches, and opportunities to use soccer as a vehicle towards social mobility and educational attainment.