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LaLiga Coach Education

Upcoming Course:

LEVEL 3 (Introductory Phase)
FRIDAY, OCT. 30 – SUNDAY, NOV. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio

Registration for this course opens in August.

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:

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

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:

Hugo Blanco is LaLiga’s Sports Projects Manager and an expert in methodology training (UEFA-PRO Coach). Blanco has worked as a Director Manager in different Public and Private Facilities, and he has extensive experience with the Galician Football Federation and Galician School of Coaching, among other organizations. Blanco holds a Ph.D. in Science of Physical Activity and Sport from Universidad de A Coruña (Doctoral Thesis about Tactical Data Analysis) and has researched and published several articles relating to top-level soccer performance.

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.


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