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 1 course includes theory and practical sessions both on and off the field. Topics include:
Coaches who complete the Level 1-U.S. course will be eligible to attend the Level 1 -Spain course upon completion of additional course work. Level 1-Spain tentative course dates are February 2020.
Friday, August 2: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A detailed schedule can be found here.
All times referenced are local time zone.
The classroom and field sessions will be held at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. Address: 190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
IMPORTANT: To protect the rights of LaLiga and the clinicians, attendees are prohibited from taking videos of any of the presentations throughout the course.
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.
Felipe Vega-Arango, current Technical Director of the first LaLiga Academy in the U.S. (in Miami). Former head coach and Technical Head of the Salomon Islands National Team, Felipe is a UEFA-PRO certified coach with more than 20 years of experience in Spanish and American grassroots development. From the coach’s development perspective and beyond his mission in Spain, Felipe is one of the FIFA Technical Experts, training more than 500 coaches around the world during the past two years.
US Club Soccer has secured a room block at the Holiday Inn Chicago Oakbrook at $89/night + tax.
Rooms can be booked at this link.