LA Galaxy San Diego is promoting the ‘Buddy Program’ to its competitive coaches/players/parents. Essentially, the ‘Buddy Program’ is when an olders team partner & practice in with a youngers team (of the same gender). It can be one, two, three, or four practices a season and can also include fun team bonding activities e.g. going to a college game together.
It should be noted that this is NOT MANDATORY and is entirely at coaches/teams discretion. Ideally, for the ‘Buddy Program’ teams should be at least 4 years apart. We are hoping to pair up many teams throughout the remainder of this season in an effort to inspire our older players to act as a responsible role models while also giving our younger players idols to look up to. Everybody wins! Great stuff!!