LIVERMORE, Calif. | NorCal Premier Soccer will host a LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2 course, Jan. 4-5, 2020 at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. This course, representing the advanced level of the coaching development series, builds on methodological concepts delivered in Level 3 (introductory).
NorCal Premier is a familiar host in LaLiga Formation Methodology, having hosted a Level 2 course previously in July 2017 and two Level 3s (June 2016 and Jan. 2019). This will be the 17th LaLiga Formation Methodology course in the history of the US Club Soccer/LaLiga technical partnership, which was formed as part of the Players First initiative in Aug. 2015.
To date, about 1,500 coaches from 400 clubs and organizations have been educated in LaLiga’s world-class methodology.
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:
Registration is available here, and a breakdown of costs is below. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 27.
* NorCal members are registered US Club Soccer coaches, currently coaching in NorCal Premier.
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.