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LaLiga Virtual Coaching Series by Verizon

**ICYMI: The content from the LaLiga Virtual Coaching Series by Verizon will be available again in early 2021. If you previously registered for a webinar you will have the opportunity to view it again, and if you were previously unable to register you will have the opportunity to do so. Continue to check back here for exact dates and times.

Registration is now open for the first ever LaLiga Virtual Coaching Series by Verizon. Registration and payment is a two-step process, requiring registrants to sign up and pay via these forms, offered in both English and SpanishAfter successful completion of the form, you will receive an email from US Club Soccer to register to activate your unique Zoom link. All sessions are live and can only be viewed at the time participants registered for. This link will only be accessible on one device. Do not attempt to share this link.

Dates: October 26th - November 20th

Schedule: Four “Master classes” will be available for paid viewing Tuesday-Friday over a period of four weeks, with each week dedicated to one Master class. Each of these classes will be shown a total of eight times – four times in English and four times in Spanish – with a varied viewing schedule to accommodate various times zones and schedules.  Schedule - English; Schedule - Spanish.

In addition to paid Master class sessions, LaLiga will also provide special supplemental, no-cost content every Monday. These sessions will be offered in roundtable and case study formats with international clubs, and will be available for viewing two times in either English or Spanish.  Each session is approximately 1 hour. Please reference the FAQs for additional questions.

Please view the descriptions, prices, and schedule options on the registration links: 

Here is an overview of the weekly Master class topics:

Week 1, October 26: LaLiga Training Methodology: Daily Application and Coaching Intervention

Week 2, November 2: Building and Implementing a Game Model in Youth Soccer Development

Week 3, November 9: Analyzing a Player Profile in Training and Competition

Week 4, November 16: Sports Psychology and Team Management in Women’s Soccer

LaLiga Master class certificate earned upon completion of each course.

Roundtable and case study topics are as follows:

Completed - Week 1 - Monday, October 26: Round Table featuring Directors from RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, Villarreal C.F, and Athletic Club.

Completed - Week 2 - Monday, November 2: Athletic Club: From the Academy to the First Team (English)

Completed - Week 3 - Monday, November 9:  Villarreal C.F: Developing a Methodology (English)

  • 12pm EST / 9am PST
  • 2pm EST / 11am PST

Completed - Week 4 - Monday, November 16: Real Betis Balompié - Preparación física en fútbol basada en el fútbol  (Spanish). Nota:  Esta clase se imparta en español.

  • 12pm EST / 9am PST
  • 2pm EST / 11am PST

Completed - RCD Espanyol de Barcelona: A Discussion with Identity Director, Hugo Blanco (English)

  • 1pm EST / 10am PST
  • 3pm EST / 12pm PST

Next in-person course:

LEVEL 3 (Introductory Phase)
Spring 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio
HOSTED BY CENTRAL ALLIANCE SOCCER ASSOCIATION

Registration will open TBA.

Classroom and field sessions will be held at CAPS Fieldhouse (6060 West Canal Rd.; Valley View, OH 44125)

The schedule will be published closer to the course.


In the works:

Some locations and tentative timeframes we're targeting:

  • Northern California (Level 1-U.S.) | Early 2021
  • New York metro (Level 3) | Spring 2021
  • Ohio (Level 2) | Spring/summer 2020

Want to bring LaLiga Formation Methodology to your area? Please email playersfirst@usclubsoccer.org. Hosts are expected to bring about 100 interested coaches to a course in their area.


LaLiga Formation Methodology curriculum:

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 Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1-U.S. courses include theory and practical sessions on and off the field. The Level 1-Spain course includes about a week in Spain working directly with LaLiga academies. 




LaLiga Leadership:

Carlos Casal López is LaLiga's Soccer Projects Coordinator. A UEFA PRO certified coach with bachelor/master’s degree in Sports Science, he joined LaLiga in 2015 after several years of coaching experience in Spanish academies. Casal 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.

Juan Florit Zapata is LaLiga’s Head of Sport Projects and 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.

Nicolás García Hemme is the VP of Strategy and Business Development of LaLiga North America, a joint venture between Relevent Sports Group and LaLiga. Previously, Nicolás served as the Head of LaLiga Global Network – a multi-cultural international project composed of 50 people spread across 44 countries, the first endeavor of its kind at this scale in the sports industry. In this position, he was responsible for launching the project and selecting and developing all talent. Once established, he managed the team and its budget in order to develop opportunities and projects as well as spearhead actions to promote LaLiga abroad. Before starting with LaLiga, Nicolás was a high-performance athlete with the Spanish National Taekwondo Team, competing for Spain internationally for over 10 years. He was a silver medalist in London Olympic Games in 2012. Nicolás holds a degree in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an Executive Master´s degree in Sports Management from Centro de Estudios Garrigues in Madrid.


Contact:

For questions, please contact US Club Soccer's Ashley Lehr at playersfirst@usclubsoccer.org.