Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology course in La Jolla, California

Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology course in La Jolla, California

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LA JOLLA, Calif. | The sixth-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course – and first of 2017 – is Feb. 3-5 just outside of San Diego. Field sessions will be held at the San Diego Polo Fields (Friday) and University City High School (Saturday and Sunday), while classroom sessions are at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.

LaLiga Formation Methodology courses outline the philosophy and methods used across LaLiga to train, develop and form some of the world’s top players. This 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.

Level 3 course are considered an introductory base to LaLiga principles. In the future, Level 2 (advanced) and Level 1 (expert) courses will be held in more locations throughout the country and in Spain, respectively.

Be sure to “follow” @USClubSoccer on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). For those attending the course, prizes will be awarded at random to those tweeting about their attendance with the Players First haavailable hereshtag #P1soccer.

The course schedule is as follows (subject to change):

  • Friday, Feb. 3: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 4: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 5: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A detailed schedule is available here.

Sunday, Feb. 5:

This is it: the final day of this LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course. It’s only a half day today with activities starting bright and early at University City High School for a field session.

Then, two classroom sessions are separated by lunch. And, that last classroom session – titled “System Development and Strategy Training – The Game Model” – completes this 22-hour course.

It’s been a pleasure seeing such a diverse group of coaches from all regions of the country, and we’re excited to see another component of Players First implemented.

A full recap is coming soon. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #P1soccer.

Saturday, Feb. 4:

The schedule today is similar to yesterday, except for a substitution of the ECNL AGM for an evening social. And, while yesterday’s field sessions were at the San Diego Polo Fields, the remaining field sessions will be held at University City High School. A Facebook photo album has been started with photos courtesy of our ECNL friends. Attendees are reminded to use #P1soccer in their Twitter and Instagram posts for a chance to win Players First gear.

Friday, Feb. 3:

About 160 coaches from 25 states around the country are in attendance for this course, which is hosted by the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). Today is a full day with check-in bright and early this morning, followed by three classroom sessions and back-to-back field sessions, which conclude the day at 5:15 p.m. local time. Back at the host hotel, ECNL will host its Annual General Meeting for attending ECNL members.