Joey Cascio, head coach of the LAFC Academy, invited me down to help with a training session recently. Of course, I took advantage of this opportunity to experience the inner workings of the newest MLS academy program.
The session was good. The players were motivated and talented. The setting on the campus of California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) was also quite remarkable.
After training, Joey and I found some real estate to sit and chat for a while. We talked about the sessions and he deconstructed everything that happened. He painted a picture of the past, current, and future not only for himself as a coach, but for this group of young players and LAFC as a whole.
Links to everything we discuss are provided below. I highly recommend following Joey’s journey on social media.