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DIRECTIVA - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HISTORY

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.

HISTORIA

Luis Alberto Velez nacio en Guatemala, actualmente vive en el condado de Los Angeles, California se integro en esta comunidad desde finales de la decada del 1970, fecha en que emigro a este pais con el objetivo de luchar por alcanzar el sueño Americano, despues de 30 años de una labor disciplinada y exitos como empresario. Establecio su prestigioso negocio de Servicios Generales en el area Sur de California, el cual ha venido atendiendo por mas de 28 años consecutivos en la misma comunidad. Por medio de las diversas entrevistas que continuamente mantiene con su clientela fue sondeando la idea de una academia de futbol Guatemalteco, y se percato que la idea es aceptada con mucho entusiasmo y a raiz de esta observacion se decide a trabajar en el proyecto el cual le despierta nuevamente la pasion nata que tiene por el futbol ya que en sus años de juventud participo en el futbol professional y amateur de Guatemala, su experiencia le indica que para que este proyecto funcione necesita reunir un grupo de colaboradores que se enamoren del proyecto y de inmediato contacta a personas selectas que compartieron, jugaron en equipo, y cosecharon muchos exitos en el futbol, este grupo de guatemaltecos el destino los reune nuevamente en estas tierras lejanas, y todos con el mismo lema, el mismo objetivo, la misma pasion, se disponen a trabajar para dar lo major, y de esta manera lograr los objetivos. El grupo selecto actualmente forma la mesa directiva de la academia. Valores Respeto, honestidad, transparencia, cumplimiento, disciplina.