Two weeks left to register to LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Taunton, MA

Two weeks left to register to LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Taunton, MA

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TAUNTON, Mass. (July 9, 2018) – There are only two weeks left to register to the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, to be held in New England, July 27-29. The introductory course will take place at Fore Kicks Sports Complex in Taunton, Mass.

Through 11 courses to date, approximately 1,200 coaches from 350 clubs and organizations have been educated in LaLiga Formation Methodology.

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course

A week after this course in Massachusetts, Sockers FC Chicago will host a Level 2 (advanced) course in Chicago, Aug. 3-5. All coaches must complete a Level 3 course before attending a Level 2 course.

“The LaLiga Formation Methodology course was one of the best coaching education events I have attended in my 25-plus years of attending and teaching coaching education courses,” said Aaron Metzger, Director of Coaching for Classics Elite Soccer Academy, after the most recent course in Texas. “Gari (Fullaondo) and his staff did a fantastic job of presenting methodologies and concepts that are not only relevant and applicable to the youth soccer landscape in the United States, but also necessary. Gari and his staff are accessible, knowledgeable, energetic, and they exude a contagious passion and energy for coaching education and growing the beautiful game. Our coaches will continue to attend the LaLiga courses in the future, because I know it will ultimately benefit our players, which is the most important thing.”

LaLiga Formation Methodology is a staple of US Club Soccer’s Players First initiative, which is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, emphasizing the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helping parents make better choices about where their children should play.


LaLiga Formation Methodology courses outline the philosophy and methods used across LaLiga to train, develop and form some of the world’s top players. There are three levels, with Level 3 serving as an introduction to the comprehensive development strategies used by the top professional league in the world. Level 2 serves as the intermediate stage, and Level 1 will expand further on coaching education methods with time in Spain working directly with Spanish academies.

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 LaLiga Kimet Planning – 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 amount of attention and focus that they (LaLiga experts) put in their philosophy to help the players grow from grassroots all the way up to professional is amazing,” said Danny Parejo, Campus Director of Albion Hurricanes FC, after attending the most recent LaLiga Formation Methodology Course in Texas in March. “We know that our coaches learned a lot over the three days; we are all using these specific methodologies and applying it to our teams. We brought back what we learned and taught it to the rest of our coaching staff.”


The application is available here. Both US Club Soccer members and non-members are welcome to attend.

The deadline to submit registration is Wednesday, July 25.

Any club that sent a team to the National Cup XVII Mid-Atlantic Regional, held June 30-July 3 in Somerset, N.J., will receive a $50 discount per coach. Please indicate your Mid-Atlantic Regional participation on the application form.


  • Friday, July 27: 12:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28: 8:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 29: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

A detailed schedule is available here.

For travel information and detailed bios of the LaLiga methodology experts, please visit the course web page.


A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

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