skip navigation
Home 2017 Tryouts Staff Teams Contact Calendar Fields College Center

News Feed

News

Kevin Esparza Joins OC Premier

Kevin Esparza, Former coach with the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA Joins OC Premier.  After more than a decade of coaching professionally in Major League Soccer Kevin will take on a leadership role at OC Premier. 

Kevin Esparza

Born in Orange, California on January 11, 1972, Kevin Esparza initially joined Club Deportivo Chivas USA as Team Administrator and Assistant Coach in 2005 after spending two seasons (2003-2004) with the Los Angeles Galaxy as an assistant coach. In early 2012, after seven years with the club, Esparza was named Director of Soccer Operations for the Red-and-White. Having worked at the youth/club, high school, university and professional levels, Esparza brings over 20 years of experience to Chivas USA's Technical Staff. 

Previously, Esparza coached the Orange High School men's varsity team to the CIF Championship, where he served one year as assistant coach and three years as head coach. He then continued onto coaching youth clubs like the Irvine Strikers, the Orange Junior Soccer Club and the North Huntington Beach Soccer Club. Esparza also served as Director of Coaching at Desert United Soccer Club in Palm Desert, California. On a collegiate level, Esparza has coached the University of California - Riverside men's soccer team and Chapman University's men and women's soccer team. Esparza served as a scout and staff coach for the Southern California Olympic Development Program (ODP). He studied and played soccer at Santa Ana College and Chapman University. Esparza currently resides in Orange, California. 

News

Kevin Esparza Joins OC Premier

Kevin Esparza, Former coach with the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA Joins OC Premier.  After more than a decade of coaching professionally in Major League Soccer Kevin will take on a leadership role at OC Premier. 

Kevin Esparza

Born in Orange, California on January 11, 1972, Kevin Esparza initially joined Club Deportivo Chivas USA as Team Administrator and Assistant Coach in 2005 after spending two seasons (2003-2004) with the Los Angeles Galaxy as an assistant coach. In early 2012, after seven years with the club, Esparza was named Director of Soccer Operations for the Red-and-White. Having worked at the youth/club, high school, university and professional levels, Esparza brings over 20 years of experience to Chivas USA's Technical Staff. 

Previously, Esparza coached the Orange High School men's varsity team to the CIF Championship, where he served one year as assistant coach and three years as head coach. He then continued onto coaching youth clubs like the Irvine Strikers, the Orange Junior Soccer Club and the North Huntington Beach Soccer Club. Esparza also served as Director of Coaching at Desert United Soccer Club in Palm Desert, California. On a collegiate level, Esparza has coached the University of California - Riverside men's soccer team and Chapman University's men and women's soccer team. Esparza served as a scout and staff coach for the Southern California Olympic Development Program (ODP). He studied and played soccer at Santa Ana College and Chapman University. Esparza currently resides in Orange, California. 

Team Forming Now!

Our teams are forming now and space is limited.  Please contact us immediately if you are interested in a tryout for your child.

We had several hundred players at tryouts in December as Orange County Premier was an early adopter of the U.S. Soccer player development initiatives.

With over fifty years of experience developing players and teams, the initiatives were a validation of what Premier has been providing to our community for decades.  We are looking forward to remaining an innovator in this area, and providing your child a positive environment and the tools necessary to fulfill their potential in soccer.

#     #     #

Players interested in being part of this team are encouraged to contact Jim Watson immediately.

 

 

                      

 

TRYOUTS ARE HAPPENING NOW!

 

ALL PLAYERS MUST

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS

CLICK HERE

 

CDA Slammers FC Orange is the competitive program within Orange Junior Soccer Club.  We offer committed players -- at every age -- the tools necessary to fulfill their potential in the sport of soccer.

Whether your child is coming to us from recreation or club (even from Orange County Premier), CDA Slammers FC Orange is a much different and much higher level of development, competition, and commitment.  Every child in CDA Slammers FC Orange is on a soccer development pathway designed to develop distinguished athletes, exemplary students and upstanding young adults.

December 5-6 – Attend both sessions at Grijalva Park

4:30-5:45 p.m. – Boys born 2008, 2007

6:00-7:15 p.m. – Boys born 2010, 2009

7:30-8:45 p.m. – Boys born 2006, 2005, 2004

 

December 7-8 – Attend both sessions at Grijalva Park

4:30-5:45 p.m. – Girls born 2008, 2007

6:00-7:15 p.m. – Girls born 2010, 2009

7:30-8:45 p.m. – Girls born 2006, 2005, 2004

 

Formal tryouts for players born 2003 or earlier will be held in early 2017.  However, all such players are encouraged to contact Program Director Erick Hurtarte immediately to attend a training session with the appropriate team.

 

Grijalva Park is located at 368 N. Prospect, Orange.

Please contact Program Director Erick Hurtarte at erick.hurtarte@ocpremier.org with any questions.

 

* Slammers FC and CDA Slammers are trademarks used with permission by CDA Futbol Club under a license agreement with Slammers Futbol Club.