LaLiga Formation Methodology (July 12-14 in Erie, PA)

2018/07/12 12:30:00

Thursday, July 12 – Saturday, July 14
Edinboro University; Erie, PA

LaLiga Formation Methodology with GLA - website



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.

This course will be hosted by the Great Lakes Alliance, which was granted NPL status in 2017-18.

Topics include:

  • Methodological Foundations of Training
  • Structure of Training
  • Development of the Training Model
  • Training Tactical Concept
  • Training Technique
  • System Development and Strategy
  • 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. CkCjn5JVAAAik4w.jpg large (cropped)


The registration form can be accessed here. Registration closes at capacity or July 9, whichever happens first.


  • Thursday, July 12: 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday, July 13: 8:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 14: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A detailed session schedule is available here.


Edinboro University has opened their on-campus housing for LaLiga Formation Methodology attendees. Both housing and two buffet-style meals per day will be provided at a rate of $100/day. Each dormitory suite has two double beds and can house up to four coaches. These suites are air-conditioned and include a large bathroom in each suite, as well as a desk and closet space. It is only a few minutes walk from the classroom and field sessions. Please make reservations 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 Manager 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.


Field and classroom sessions take place at Edinboro University, located at 219 Meadville Street; Edinboro, Pa. 16444.

IMPORTANT: To protect the rights of LaLiga and the clinicians, attendees are prohibited from taking videos of any of the presentations during the course.


For questions, please contact US Club Soccer operations manager Ashley Lehr at [email protected] or (843) 614-4140 x17.