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LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2 (Jan. 2020 in Livermore, CA)

SATURDAY, Jan. 4 – SUNDAY, Jan. 5



  • Announcement
  • Cumulative list of represented clubs at LaLiga Formation Methodology


Please apply here. The application deadline is Dec. 27.


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 2 course includes theory and practical sessions both on and off the field. Topics include:

  • Know and understand the different players needs and requirements per position and game model.
  • Individualize the training regarding the players specificity and demands.
  • To set different exercises to work specifically by lines and positions.
  • To apply the different principles of the game model to the football training to fit as much as possible our intervention to the reality of the game.
  • To know the different fundamentals and characteristics of the development stage and their application through LaLiga methodology.
  • To introduce the goalkeeper role and training fundamentals.
  • To know different technologies applied to soccer from different perspectives and roles: coach, scouting, game analyzing, etc.
  • To set a coherent programming in short and medium term adapted to their own reality and players characteristics.


Saturday, Jan. 4: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 5: 8:30 a.m. – 7 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 Las Positas College in Livermore, California. Address: 3000 Campus Hill Dr.; Livermore, CA 94551

IMPORTANT: To protect the rights of LaLiga and the clinicians, attendees are prohibited from taking videos of any of the presentations throughout the course.

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.

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 Courtyard Livermore (2929 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA 94551) for $109/night + tax. 

How to book:
Book your group rate for US Club Soccer Room Block

  • Start Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • End Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Last Day to Book: Friday, December 27, 2019
    Guests can also call the hotel at 925-243-1000 or the central reservation line at 1-800-321-2211 and mention the room block for “US Club Soccer” to receive the rate.


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