23 Jan LaLiga Formation Methodology to return to Texas A&M University, March 16-18; again hosted by United Soccer Clubs
COLLEGE STATION, Texas | Two years after hosting the first-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, the United Soccer Clubs will once again host a Level 3 course, March 16-18 at Texas A&M University.
Since that impactful first course of the US Club Soccer/LaLiga partnership, nine other courses around the country have been held, including one this past weekend in Oklahoma. About 1,100 coaches from 350 clubs and organizations have been educated in LaLiga methodology.
- LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course – Hosted by United Soccer Clubs
March 16-18, 2018; Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Course web page | Registration
Created in Fall 2015, the United Soccer Clubs, has experienced steady expansion to about 35 clubs in the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. The USC-Champions League represents the NPL tier of programming. For girls, these teams compete for slots to the Texas Champions League – a prerequisite for the 2018 Girls NPL Finals. For boys, the USC-Champions League is the final step towards qualification to new Elite National Premier League (ENPL) playoff opportunities, specifically the 2018 ENPL Western Playoffs and 2018 ENPL 19-U National Championship.
“As a league, we feel it is important to work with our clubs to provide educational opportunities for our coaches,” said Pat O’Toole, USC President. “I have personally taken the course twice. The instructors are incredible, the content is excellent, and it provides a different point of view than the courses our Federation provides. We hosted the first LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 two years ago, and the positive impact it had on our players is the reason we want to host the course again. This is another example of the many ways US Club Soccer and the USC are leading the way in Texas.”
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 serves as the intermediate stage, and Level 1 will expand 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.
The application is available here. Interested coaches are encouraged to register ASAP, as registration closes at capacity or on March 13, whichever happens first.
- Friday, March 16: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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.