LaLiga classroom session, Exhibit Hall grand opening to headline Thursday lineup of 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention

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LaLiga classroom session, Exhibit Hall grand opening to headline Thursday lineup of 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. | LaLiga Formation Methodology will make its Philadelphia debut Thursday afternoon, as LaLiga methodology experts direct a brief classroom session on the opening day of the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Gari Fullaondo, Hugo Blanco and Zun Fullaondo – the trio that has led 10 LaLiga Formation Methodology courses in the past two years – will present “Player Formation and Planning Development for the Long-Term” to a crowd of United Soccer Coaches attendees.

The session will not only provide a glimpse of the LaLiga Formation Methodology experience, it will also discuss player development strategies for coaches to plan tactical training over the course of a season and beyond. Additionally, the LaLiga clinicians are going to discuss the timing of planning your sessions, including how frequently topics are repeated and how to advance concepts over time.

Additionally, attendees will learn about LaLiga’s initiatives all over the world and see a quick demonstration of the LaLiga/Kimet Planning software – of which a one-year subscription is complimentary to LaLiga Formation Methodology course participants.

An overview document of this classroom session is available for download here.

Here are US Club Soccer’s special offerings this week in Philadelphia:

  • Thursday, Jan. 18; 6 p.m.: Exhibit Hall grand opening – US Club Soccer booth #549
  • Friday, Jan. 19; 1-2 p.m.: Field session – “Translating Tactical Training to the Game” with Fullaondo and Blanco (Kwik Goal Demo Field 1; Exhibit Hall C)

Later this afternoon, the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Annual General Meeting takes place from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. League leaders are invited to attend.

In addition to its special sessions, US Club Soccer will also have a large Players First-themed booth (#549), where current and prospective members are encouraged to meet with their respective US Club Soccer membership services representative. The Exhibit Hall at the Philadelphia Convention Center opens Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. and closes Jan. 20 at 4 p.m.

The United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) Convention, Jan. 17-21, is known as the “world’s largest annual gathering of soccer coaches and administrators.” It is expected to draw about 20,000 attendees.

Beyond US Club Soccer-specific sessions, members are encouraged to check in on sessions led by Players First partners – a collection of best-in-class resources advancing the pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of those opportunities.

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 development 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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