Keeping up with LaLiga Formation Methodology course in Texas

Keeping up with LaLiga Formation Methodology course in Texas

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The first-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology course has arrived 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, including Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla FC. 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.

This course is hosted by United Soccer Clubs.

Sunday, March 13:

Today begins in the classroom with a session titled “Tactical Concept Training.” Afterward, the lesson is expanded upon in the first of two field sessions at Ellis Field.

After lunch, the course concludes with two classroom sessions and a field session that demonstrates the second session.

  1. Introducing Kimet Sport (details above) – a planning tool for coaches to plan and monitor their curriculum;
  2. “System Development & Strategy Training: The Game Model”

Stay tuned for a full recap of the course, and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #P1soccer.

Saturday, March 12:

The second day of the LaLiga Formation Methodology course begins with an 8:30-9:45 a.m. classroom session discussing “Training of Qualities and Physical Qualities.” On a related note, id2 National Selection coach Gerry McKeown noted after the id2 team played FC Barcelona Infantil A (2002s) just over a week ago in Spain that most of the FC Barcelona players were not overly imposing physically.

After the classroom session in the PEAP Center is the first of two field sessions today. The one at 10 a.m. is of “Movement and Physical Qualities.” Then, an hour-long break for lunch precedes an afternoon full of LaLiga principles:

  • 1:15-3 p.m.: Classroom session – “Methodological Foundation”
  • 3:15-4:45 p.m.: Classroom session – “Technical Training”
  • 5-6:45 p.m.: Field session – “The Technique”

Friday, March 11:

The opening day began at noon CT with check-in at Texas A&M’s PEAP Center for more than 100 registrants. After a brief introduction, LaLiga experts led two classroom sessions titled “Development and Management of the Training Model” and “Soccer Training Structure” for the ensuing three hours. Then, a collection of Texans SC (Houston) U-11 and U-12 players served as demo players for a field session at the legendary Ellis Field.