DIRECTIVA - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Luis A. Velez, born in Guatemala, and currently living in the County ofLos Angeles, California.He became part of this community in late 1979,when he immigrated to this country in his pursuit of the "American Dream". After many years of hard work, discipline and successful studies, he became an Entrepreneur. He has owned and operated his business "General Service, in the city of Huntington Park, where he hasand continues to serve his multi-cultural community for over 20 consecutive years.Through various talks with friends, customers, and nationals of Guatemalaand other countries, he realized the need to improve the most popular sportof his country and of the world. As a former amateur and professionalsoccer player himself, he had the idea to create a type of school to teach andtrain children of all ages for his favorite sport. He then realized that his ideawas accepted and supported by many. At this point, he started thinkingseriously about starting the soccer academy.His experience suggested that to make this project work, he needed togather a group of collaborators who would understand and support hisproject. He began contacting old friends and ex team players to invite themto join the team again, only this time it would be in a different role. Life brought this group of men together again, after so many years, and in adistant land but with the same passion and objectives. Luis Velez and hisgroup of friends began having weekly meeting to talk about the project andcame up with the name "Guatemalan Soccer Academy USA, the logo andeverything else needed. The select group, now make up the board ofdirectors for the academy.