Through a comprehensive, long-term technical partnership, LaLiga advances the Players First pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development and Player Development.
LaLiga, the world-renowned professional league in Spain featuring top clubs like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, has entered into a long-term partnership with US Club Soccer. Introduced by Nike, the LaLiga partnership focuses on strategic development and resource support for the club, player and coach development pillars of Players First.
LaLiga will provide US Club Soccer and Players First clubs with training curriculum, which will help create a better learning environment and day-to-day experience to enhance the development of all players. The partnership also features reciprocal coaching education courses and elite player training opportunities abroad, including direct involvement with US Club Soccer’s acclaimed id² Program and Player Development Program.
The courses – to include three levels – kicked off in spring 2016 with Introductory (Level 3 in the U.S.) and will eventually progress to Advanced (Level 2 in the U.S.) and then Expert (Level 1 in Spain with Spanish academies) courses.
The Level 3 course involves 22 hours of on-site education, including both theoretical and practical sessions.
This marks the first time LaLiga has invested significant resources in U.S. youth soccer development.
Fernando Sanz, General Director of LaLiga Middle East and North Africa, will guide LaLiga’s global resources for its long-term relationship with US Club Soccer. Additionally, Raúl González Blanco – LaLiga Country Manager of the United States – is assisting with the partnership.
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