APRIL 17-26, 2023

  • Training sessions by LaLiga soccer experts
  • Master classes by LaLiga clubs, managers and academy experts
  • Guest appearances by world-class LaLiga coaches and clinicians
  • Visits to LaLiga clubs and youth academies
  • Attendance at a LaLiga pro game and youth competition
  • Classroom session topics include:
    • How to create an effective game model
    • Examining physical and performance training aspects
    • Scouting and talent identification
    • Reviewing the Spanish youth soccer structure


Arrival dateApril 17, 2023
Departure dateApril 26, 2023
*Coaches are responsible for their own travel. After all itineraries are submitted to US Club Soccer, LaLiga will be scheduling various airport pick-up/drop-off times.

Location: Madrid, Spain
Travel: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
Cost: $4,000 USD
Note: Coaches must reserve their spot by making a $500 deposit by Feb. 10, 2023. Payment plans are available.

Includes: All activities within itinerary.

  • Accommodation (9 nights, single occupancy rooms), 3 meals per day, local transfers each day to activities, transportation to and from airport (at times designated by LaLiga after receiving itineraries; if you miss those transportation times, you may take a taxi or subway at own cost).
  • LaLiga club visits & lectures, LaLiga youth academy training/game visits, Masterclasses on special topics from LaLiga clubs.
  • 1 LaLiga game, 2 club stadium tours.

Does not include: Flight cost, optional leisure activities.


Carlos Casal López

LaLiga Soccer Projects Coordinator

A UEFA Pro-certified coach with bachelor/master’s degree in Sports Science, Carlos joined LaLiga in 2015 after several years of coaching experience in Spanish academies. He was involved in the setting up of different training centers around the world, as well as carrying out several talent ID processes and coaching training courses from the grassroots to high performance level in more than 20 different countries. He is also involved in research-related studies, working as a professor in several Master’s degree courses in Spain.

Saúl Vázquez Chas

Senior Specialist in Football Programs

Saúl is a UEFA Pro-certified Football and Futsal coach with a Master’s in Fitness Training in Football (RFEF) and a post-graduate qualification in Analysis of the Game and Analysis in Football. His Bachelor’s degree is in Physical Education and Sports Science.

He began his career in the RC Deportivo de la Coruña youth academy, where over eight seasons, he acted as a coach for different categories, as well as a scout and analyst. He also worked as the Technical Director and coordinator of the youth football academies and a coach with the senior teams. Saúl joined LaLiga’s Sport projects department in 2015, working as a coach in China and India for almost six years. He currently works as a senior coach specializing in sport projects, promoting and helping to expand football and the international projects developed by LaLiga.

Juan Florit Zapata

LaLiga Head of Sport Projects

Juan is a UEFA PRO coach with experience in different categories of Spanish grassroots football. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sports, and an MBA in Sports Management, studies he combined with the practice of football as a player, having played in professional academy’s clubs such as Atlético de Madrid. Passionate about the world of sports and football, he has had the opportunity to live and experience this field from many sides: as a player, coach, technical director, and founder and manager of a sport services and advisory company. He has taken part in the LaLiga Sport Projects Department since December 2015, having played a big role in the international development of LaLiga, with projects carried out in all the five continents.


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