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Youth Academy

Brandon Morales - 1st Academy Player to Join our USL Team

The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros have acquired Pharr native and RGV FC Academy product Brandon Morales. Morales signed an academy contract and is eligible to play with the Toros this season. Brandon Morales was part of the inaugural class for RGV FC Academy and IDEA Toros and becomes the first RGVFC Academy player to sign with the Toros. Morales spent his junior and senior year at IDEA Toros. During his spell with the RGV FC Academy, Morales was acting captain and exemplary student.

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U.S. Soccer DA Academy

RGVFC Toros is proud to announce tryouts for our US Soccer Development Academy U19/U17/U15 Boys Program.  The US Soccer Development Academy (DA) Program sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.  The DAs philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition. 

DA Club Facts

  • All Academy Head Coaches require a minimum "B"License and all Academy Directors require an "A" license.  This is to ensure quality instruction and consistent schools of thought. 

  • 89% of USA Youth National Team Players since 2015 have been Academy Players

  • 50% of all Academy Games are scouted by US Soccer. 

  • MEANINGFUL COMPETITION is provided through Regional Academy Divisions for regular season play with FIFA Standards

  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRAVEL are made available by US Soccer for ALL ACADEMY PLAYERS with financial need. 

RGVFC Toros brings youth players in the Rio Grande Valley the opportunity to play at the HIGHEST YOUTH LEVEL in the United States and as such in front of the most scouts offered by any league.  Our invitation and acceptance into the DA system TRULY SETS US APART FROM ANY OTHER CLUB IN THE RGV. 


The Rio Grande Valley FC Academy allows players, coaches and parents to participate in fun and dynamic soccer sessions on a year round basis. The academy will provide a progressive structure that will focus on long-term player and team development through a combination of individual training and team-focused programs.   We know how difficult is to find effective coaching programs in the Rio Grande Valley. Our main goal is to create a top quality soccer institution with well-structured training sessions that will challenge players effectively.   Unlike other organizations, Rio Grande Valley FC Academy has a program for everyone, regardless of age or ability. The academy will have competitive, select and recreational programs that will meet your son or daughter's needs.


Soccer was established in 1863 and has since become the most popular sport in the world. There has been a great demand for rigorous training and competition in the Rio Grande Valley area for years. The goal of The Rio Grande Valley FC Academy is to provide a progressive platform for the growing youth soccer community. This will help showcase the abundance of talent in the Rio Grande Valley for both boys and girls of all ages.   The Rio Grande Valley FC Academy's curriculum is a blend of the best-known practices and coaching methods. We have active associations with DA Academies, professional clubs, national and International Soccer associations, colleges, scouts therefore keeping our curriculum fresh and updated for every level of player. 


The Academy recognizes that all players regardless of age or ability need technical and tactical development. The Rio Grande Valley FC Academy will provide professional soccer instruction to 3-4 years olds through high school players, following our unique "RGV FC" training system.   The Rio Grande Valley FC Academy system of coaching allows players to apply skills in a practical game setting.  A complete soccer player not only knows how to execute a technique but also when and where to apply it on the field. By blending recommended components to suit the relevant age and ability of player, long-term player development is guaranteed!

We can help with College Recruiting

RGV FC Academy / IDEA Toros - College Recruiting Information -

1: How to get recruited D1/2/3, NIAA, Junior College
2: What to do as a 9th/ 10th/ 11th/ 12th Grader
3: In State, out of State, Private?
4: What is the role of the parent?
5: What is the role of the student athlete?
6: ID Camps information 
7: Importance of Academics and Athletics

RGV FC promoting RGV talent to Top College scouts.
Questions: Rafa Amaya 720.329.2715 / Javier Morales 956.588.6156

RGV FC Academy

Rafael Amaya – Academy Director / U19 Head Coach
Javier Morales – Youth Academy Operations / U17 Head Coach
Nelson Villegas - Toros League and Tournament Manager
Diego Reyna - Recreational League Director

Registration Information:
4500 N. 10th St. Suite 315 • McAllen, TX 78504
956.972.1144 email:
Refund Policy: No Refunds

H-E-B Park - Practice Fields Location:
RGV FC Soccer Complex
1616 South Raul Longoria Rd Edinburg Texas 78539


H-E-B Park Practice Fields
1616 South Raul Longoria Rd Edinburg Texas 78539

Rafael Amaya

Technical Director / Assistant Coach USL Pro