Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, hosted by NISL, Aug. 4-6 in Elmhurst, Ill.

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23 Mar Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, hosted by NISL, Aug. 4-6 in Elmhurst, Ill.

Registration is now open for the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, to be held Aug. 4-6 at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.

Through six courses, about 900 coaches from nearly 300 clubs and organizations have been educated in LaLiga Formation Methodology.

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course Hosted by Northern Illinois Soccer League
    Aug. 4-6; Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.
    Course web page | Registration

The course will be hosted by the Northern Illinois Soccer League. NISL member Sockers FC Chicago hosted a Level 3 course last summer, which featured Real Madrid legend Raúl González Blanco.

“The Northern Illinois Soccer League is thrilled to host the LaLiga Methodology Level 3 course in Chicago this upcoming August,” said Brendan Eitz, NISL Technical Director. “This will provide a great opportunity for coaches to attend one of the highest quality continuing educational programs in the country. I am confident anyone who takes advantage of this course will gain additional knowledge and be even more motivated for their upcoming fall season. We are excited and welcome back Gari Fullaondo and his staff to Chicago.”

LaLiga Formation Methodology is a staple of US Club Soccer’s Players First initiative, which is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, emphasizing the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helping parents make better choices about where their children should play.

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.

REGISTRATION:

Sign up here:

Fee breakdown

SCHEDULE:

  • Friday, Aug. 4:  8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5:  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6:  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A detailed schedule is available here.

For travel information, please visit the course web page.

TECHNICIANS & LALIGA LEADERSHIP:

Raul Raúl González Blanco, one of the greatest Spanish players of all time, is the Country Manager for LaLiga in the United States. 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 Lio 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.

 

Gari FullaondoLaLiga methodology expert Gari Fullaondo is the Technical and Methodological Advisor for LaLiga and the Committee of Football Coaches of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, 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 - website headshotHugo Blanco is LaLiga’s Sports Projects Coordinator and an expert in methodology training (UEFA-PRO Coach). Blanco has worked as a Director Manager in different Public and Private Facilities, and 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 (Doctoral Thesis about Tactical Data Analysis) and has researched and published several articles relating to top-level soccer performance.

 

Zunbeltz Fullaondo is a UEFA-PRO Coach with a Degree in Sport Sciences specializing in soccer. He is Methodology Director at Kimet Sport. He is teacher of the Basque Coaches School. He previously worked as the Director of Formation and External Project at Athletic Bilbao, physical coach in senior categories, and many years as coach in youth categories. He has been Technical Director of Women’s Soccer Club in Bilbao.

 

Fernando Sanz - website headshotFernando 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.

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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