Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Elmhurst, Illinois

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04 Aug Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Elmhurst, Illinois

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ELMHURST, Ill. | For the second consecutive year, US Club Soccer has brought a LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course to the Chicago area. This year’s course takes place Aug. 4-6 at Elmhurst College, as about 70 coaches take in the introductory stage of the three-level coaching course.

Last month, the coaching education series advanced to Level 2 with a course in northern California. Attendees from this Level 3 course are eligible to take a Level 2 course in the future, and then eventually Level 1 courses in Spain will be announced.

Sunday, Aug. 6:

The final day of this course was a half day with two consecutive classroom sessions in the morning and then a final field session at noon. Attendees received a more in-depth introduction to Kimet Sport, the software planning tool that helps coaches periodize their sessions over a full season.

UPDATE (Aug. 9): A full recap is available here. Join the conversation on social media by using the Players First hashtag #P1soccer.

Saturday, Aug. 5:

Another bright-n-early start greeted all the attendees, as the opening classroom session began at 8:30 a.m., discussing tactical concept training. In total, there are three classroom sessions and a pair of field sessions. Today’s curriculum goes a little more in depth than Friday’s sessions, as LaLiga clinicians Gari Fullaondo, Hugo Blanco and Zun Fullaondo share the methods used to develop some of the world’s top athletes within LaLiga.

 

Friday, Aug. 4:

The opening day of this LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course is a full day, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 7 p.m. There are three classroom sessions and two field sessions.

Demo players are provided by Sockers FC players. The Chicago-based club performed admirably during US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition. During the National Cup XVI Finals, three Sockers FC boys teams advanced to the championship round.