27 Jan Registration open for first LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, March 11-13 in College Station, Texas
US Club Soccer is excited to announce that registration is now open for the first-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, March 11-13, 2016 in College Station, Texas.
- LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course – Hosted by United Soccer Clubs
March 11-13, 2016; College Station, Texas
Course web page | Registration
The course will be hosted by United Soccer Clubs (USC), which runs the USC Champions League – the NPL’s newest member.
“USC is excited to partner with US Club Soccer to bring this first-of-its-kind course to our club members,” said Pat O’Toole, USC President and Challenge SC Director of Coaching. “We hope that this course will help every coach in our league become better in developing players in their teams and clubs, and will help us continue to raise the bar across Texas in club expertise and professionalism.”
ABOUT THE COURSE:
LaLiga Formation Methodology courses outline the philosophy and methods used across LaLiga to train, develop and form some of the world’s top players. There are three levels, with Level 3 serving as an introduction to the comprehensive development strategies used by the top professional league in the world. Level 2 will serve as the intermediate stage, and Level 1 expands further on coaching education methods with time in Spain working directly with Spanish academies. Level 1 and 2 courses will be made available in 2017.
The 2½-day Level 3 course includes theory and practical sessions both on and off the field. Topics include: 1) Methodological Foundations of Training, 2) Structure of Training, 3) Development of the Training Model, 4) Training Tactical Concepts, 5) Training Technique, 6) System Development and Strategy and 7) Training Physical Elements.
The course fee also includes a one-year license for each attendee to Kimet Sport – the software for design, control, evaluation and periodization of training sessions used as for the course and by LaLiga academies, including Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla FC.
Follow-up webinars are also included post-course for continued learning. Completion of these webinars is required for advancement to Level 2 courses.
This USC-hosted course begins Friday (March 11) afternoon and includes two full days of instruction Saturday and Sunday.
Click here to register for the course. Options are as follows:
- Club Registration – US Club Soccer Member: $200/person for 10+ attendees
- Club Registration – US Club Soccer Member: $240/person for 5-9 attendees
- Individual Registration – US Club Soccer Member: $300
- Individual Registration – Non-US Club Soccer Member: $500
- Friday, March 11: 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 12: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 13: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A detailed schedule is available here.
TECHNICIANS & LALIGA LEADERSHIP:
LaLiga methodology expert Gari Fullaondo is the Technical Advisor for the Committee of Football Coaches of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, and the Director at Kimet Sport, which advises sport methodology and offers consulting services. Fullaondo is a UEFA-PRO coach with a master’s degree in physical training, and was previously the Director of Methodology at Athletic Bilbao.
Hugo Blanco is LaLiga’s Sports Projects Coordinator and an expert in methodology training. He has extensive experience with the Galician Football Federation and Galician School of Coaching, among other organizations. Blanco holds a Ph.D. in Science of Physical Activity and Sport from Universidad de A Coruña and has researched and published several articles relating to top-level soccer performance.
Fernando Sanz is the LaLiga General Director Middle East & North Africa and International Projects. He oversees the US Club Soccer/LaLiga partnership. Sanz played at Real Madrid C.F. from 1994-99, winning UEFA Champions League, Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Spanish League titles. He concluded his playing career with Málaga C.F., playing in 205 games from 1999-2006. After retiring, he became the club’s president (2006-10) and consequently saved it from economic turmoil. During the same time, Sanz was also a member of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
LODGING & TRANSPORTATION:
- Hilton College Station (801 University Dr. East) for $129/night with group code PFCC
- Reservations must be made before Feb. 19
- Hawthorn Suites (1010 University Dr. East) for $109/night with group code CGPFCC
- Reservations must be made before Feb. 26
- Easterwood Airport (College Station): 1 mile from campus; service from American and United
- Houston Hobby: 110 miles; 1 hr 50 min from campus; service from American, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest
- Houston Bush Intercontinental: 100 miles / 1 hr 40 min from campus; service from all major carriers except Southwest
- Austin-Bergstrom: 100 miles / 1 hr 40 min from campus; all major carriers
- GroundShuttle.com: Service between Houston airports and College Station, with lounge chairs, wifi and consistent service throughout the day.
Additional LaLiga Formation Methodology courses will be announced soon.
Initial details of LaLiga Formation Methodology were released during the 2016 NSCAA Convention in Baltimore, where LaLiga officials presented an overview of the US Club Soccer/LaLiga technical partnership and the basis for these courses.
US Club Soccer and LaLiga signed a long-term technical partnership at the Players First launch event in August. In addition to providing resources to further coaching education in the United States, LaLiga will also be directly involved with the id² Program and Player Development Program.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to be united under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club. US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike.