Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

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Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

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The fourth-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology course takes place at Elmhurst College, Aug. 5-7, and is hosted by Sockers FC Chicago.

This course is special in particular, as Raúl González Blanco, one of the greatest Spanish players of all time, will attend the course as a LaLiga Ambassador. In December 2015, just four months after the launch of Players First, Raúl was named Country Manager for LaLiga in the United States.

The 22-hour course will include theory and practical sessions on the field and in the classroom. Gari Fullaondo (LaLiga Technical and Methodology Advisor), Hugo Blanco (LaLiga Sports Project Coordinator) and Zunbeltz Fullaondo (Kimet Sport Methodology Director) will deliver the curriculum.

Sunday, Aug. 7:

The course comes to a close today at Elmhurst College after a pair of classroom sessions and a field session. The first hour and 15 minutes will be spent exploring Kimet Sport, the planning tool that allows clubs to implement methodology principles learned at this Level 3 course.

By the end of the day, we’ll conclude with a brief social event for attendees to continue to interact with other like-minded coaches.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #P1soccer.

Saturday, Aug. 6:

The second day of LaLiga Formation Methodology in Chicago was highlighted by a Q&A session with Raul. Field and classroom sessions provided the framework for the day with the following topics:

  • Tactical Concept Training
  • Individualized Project of Optimization
  • Methodological Foundation
  • System Development & Strategy Training – The Game Model (classroom session)
  • System Development & Strategy (field session)

Friday, Aug. 5:

The opening day is a full day of activities with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. In total, three classroom sessions and a pair of field sessions are on the docket. US Club Soccer Executive Vice President Christian Lavers officially began the course with an introduction. “This course is different than any coaching course you’ve taken,” Lavers said.

Be sure to follow @USClubSoccer on Twitter and Instagram for live updates from Elmhurst.