Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Taunton, Massachusetts

Keeping up with the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Taunton, Massachusetts

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TAUNTON, Mass. | The 12th LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course is underway, as about 30 coaches have invested in taking development to the next level through Players First and LaLiga methodological principles.

This is a Level 3 course, which represents the introductory stage of the coaching development series. A Level 2 course – intermediate; for Level 3 graduates – will be held next week in Elmhurst, Ill. 

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:

  • 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.

Friday, July 27:

The course began with a half day and progresses to full days on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a detailed schedule of activities and curriculum.

LaLiga’s Sports Projects Manager Hugo Blanco opened the course with a brief introduction before turning over to Kimet CEO and LaLiga methodology advisor Gari Fullaondo to lead consecutive classroom sessions and a field session.

Please refer to the course’s official web page for full bios of the clinicians.

Saturday, July 28:

Participating coaches have an early start to their weekend at the ForeKicks Sports Complex. Fullaondo picks back up with an 8:30 a.m. ET classroom session on technical training before demonstrating those principles in an ensuing field session.

After an hour break for lunch, the day again wraps up with back-to-back classroom sessions and a field session: Training of Qualities and Physical Qualities, Methodological Foundation and Movement and Physical Qualities, respectively.

Sunday, July 29:

The final day of the course begins with complementing classroom and field sessions discussing tactical concepts. After lunch, Fullaondo introduces the software that can implement all these methodological principles into the attending coaches’ clubs: Kimet Sport, also a Players First partner.

Finally, Fullaondo ends on system development topics mixed with strategical advice.

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