skip navigation

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 1 (Feb. 2020 in Madrid, Spain)

Feb. 2-11, 2020


More coming soon.


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 1 - Spain course includes various educational experiences, as follows: 

  • Training Sessions by LaLiga soccer experts
  • Masterclasses by LaLiga clubs, managers, and academy experts
  • Visits to LaLiga clubs and youth academies
  • Attendance to a LaLiga game and youth competition

Coaches who have completed all the previous phases of the LaLiga Formation Methodology series (Levels 3, 2 and 1-U.S.) are eligible to attend this Level 1-Spain course. All upcoming courses can be found on the Courses & Events web page.

Individual invitations have been sent to eligible coaches. If you are eligible and did not receive an invitation, please contact


Course dates:

Feb. 2-11, 2020
Sunday, February 2
Departure: Tuesday, February 11

All times referenced are local time zone.


Arrival date: February 2
Departure date: February 11

Airport: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)


Classroom and field sessions will take place at academies throughout Madrid. Attendees will also be treated to a professional game and youth academy matches.


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.