Today is deadline to register for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, featuring Raul

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12 Dec Today is deadline to register for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, featuring Raul

Legendary Real Madrid striker, Raúl González Blanco, and a group of LaLiga experts will direct the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, Dec. 16-18 in the New York metro area. Registration will be accepted until tonight (Monday) at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Coaches from California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota and numerous Northeast states have already registered in what will be the final LaLiga Formation Methodology course of 2016. This is the fifth course in the US Club Soccer/LaLiga partnership. More than 600 coaches from 175 clubs/organizations have been educated in LaLiga methodology so far.

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course
    Dec. 16-18; Capelli Sports Center in Carlstadt, N.J./Homewood Suites in Meadowlands, N.J.
    Course web page | Registration

Field sessions for this December course will be held at the Capelli Sports Center in Carlstadt, which features two turf fields and serves as the indoor training facility for Cedar Stars Academy and the Goalkeeper Stars Academy. The classroom portion of the course is slated for the Homewood Suites in Meadowlands.

“With such strong US Club Soccer membership in the northeast, it makes a lot of sense to bring a LaLiga Formation Methodology course to our members in the area,” US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne. “This is a one-of-a-kind course that has tremendous value in not only coaching education but in also accomplishing the Players First mission.”

The US Club Soccer/LaLiga partnership is a staple of the Players First portfolio. US Club Soccer launched Players First in Aug. 2015 as a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.


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.

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.


Raúl González Blanco, known simply as Raúl, was one of the greatest Spanish players of all time. Raúl became the Country Manager for LaLiga in the United States in December 2015.

With his characteristic number 7, Raúl achieved all the goals a soccer player can have. He won three UEFA Champions League, six LaLiga championships, two Intercontinental Cup, one German Cup, one Qatar League and one NASL Soccer Bowl. He played more than 100 international matches with the Spanish national team, with whom he participated in three World Cups and one Olympic Games.

His many personal achievements and awards are highlighted by two Pichichi (top scorer in a LaLiga season) and the record of top scorer in history of the UEFA Champions League, currently only beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He was designated as captain in all the teams he’s played and was never sent off with a red card in any official match.

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Options are as follows:

  • Individual registration – US Club Soccer members: $300
    • Club registration – US Club Soccer members (5-9 attendees): $275
    • Club registration – US Club Soccer members (10+ attendees): $250
  • Individual registration – Non-US Club Soccer members: $400

Registration closes when course reaches capacity or Dec. 12.


  • Friday, Dec. 16: 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17: 8:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18: 8:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.

A detailed schedule is available here and is subject to change.

For information on travel and lodging – including a special hotel rate, please visit the course web page.


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