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LaLiga Coach Education

Upcoming Course:

LEVEL 3 (Introductory Phase)
Spring 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio

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 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 is the current Senior Specialist in Sports Projects Development at LaLiga. He is a UEFA PRO-certified coach and has bachelor's and master’s degree in Sports Science, specializing in soccer tactical analysis. Casal joined LaLiga in 2015 and has since carried out different football programs in more than 20 countries, ranging from grassroots development to a high-performance perspective. He continues to work in various research studies and has published articles in high-impact journals.

Juan Florit Zapata has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sports (mayor in Sports Management and Football). He is a UEFA-PRO coach with experience in all categories of Spanish grassroots football, and University Specialist in Sports Management by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). He is the coordinator of LaLiga Sports 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.


For questions, please contact US Club Soccer operations manager Ashley Lehr at or (843) 614-4140 x17.