US Club Soccer and LaLiga will host the second LaLiga Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 23 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Registration is now open until November 21 for the four-hour course, which will feature theoretical and practical sessions exploring LaLiga training and methodology principles to craft and then develop training sessions.
LaLiga Workshops serve to educate coaches of all levels and experience and includes two hours in the classroom and two hours on the field. Essentially, a condensed class to the 22-hour LaLiga Formation Methodology sessions, this course provides for a more intimate setting for coaches to reflect on the presented methodology curriculum and interact directly with the presenters.
The course registration costs $60 for US Club Soccer members and $70 for non-US Club Soccer members.
Attire for attending coaches is casual/athletic wear. Demo players will be used during the on-field portion of the course.
This course will follow the success of the first-ever LaLiga Workshop, which was held September 28 in suburban Los Angeles, and was hosted in conjunction with Alianza de Futbol and Relevent Sports Group.
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.
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.