LaLiga Formation Methodology (March 11-13 in Texas)

LaLiga Formation Methodology with USC LALIGA FORMATION METHODOLOGY – LEVEL 3
Hosted by United Soccer Clubs
Friday, March 11, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016
Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas


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The first-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course was held March 11-13, 2016, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. LaLiga Formation Methodology courses outline the philosophy and methods used across LaLiga to train, develop and form some of the world’s top players. 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. The license is valid for one age group per year per attendee.

Follow-up webinars are also included post-course for continued learning. Completion of these webinars is required for advancement to level 2 courses.

UPDATE: The course recap is available here, and a photo gallery can be found here.


  • Friday, March 11: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 12: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 13: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A detailed schedule – updated March 4 – is available here.


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.



  • Easterwood Airport (College Station): 1 mile from campus; service from American and United
  • Houston Hobby: 110 miles; 1 hr 50 min from campus; service from American, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest
  • Houston Bush Intercontinental: 100 miles / 1 hr 40 min from campus; service from all major carriers except Southwest
  • Austin-Bergstrom: 100 miles / 1 hr 40 min from campus; all major carriers

Ground Transportation:

  • Service from Houston airports to College Station. Lounge chairs; wifi; consistent service throughout day.


Field sessions will take place at Ellis Field, one of the nation’s premier college soccer venues. Classroom sessions will be held in the PEAP Center on campus.


Parking for Friday must be purchased in advance through the Texas A&M website here:

The steps are as follows:

  1. Create an account
  2. Purchase a $5 One-Day Permit
  3. Select a permit start date of March 11, 2016
  4. Print the receipt and place against the windshield of your vehicle (this will serve as the parking permit)

Parking on Saturday and Sunday is expected to be free of charge. However, due to other sporting events on the Texas A&M campus throughout the weekend, this is subject to change. Therefore, please be prepared to pay a $5 fee each day upon arrival on campus. Also, for example, if you leave the campus for lunch, you may be charged $5 upon re-entry. Carpooling is encouraged.

Location: Reed Arena lots 100a, 100b, 100c, 100e, 100f, and 100g, as shown on this map.


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