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LaLiga field session highlights today's activities at 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago

By US Club Soccer, 01/11/19, 8:00AM EST


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CHICAGO, Ill. | The 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention is in full swing, and a marquee, live session takes place Friday afternoon. US Club Soccer and LaLiga will deliver a field session titled: “Key Tactical Concepts in Three Game Structures: 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CT.

  • Field session: “Key Tactical Concepts in Three Game Structures: 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11”
    Friday, Jan. 11: 2:30-3:30 p.m. CT
    McCormick Place – West Building Hall F1 Kwik Goal Demo Field 2
  • Exhibit Hall
    Open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
    US Club Soccer booth #937

For those following along remotely, live updates, photos, videos and more will be available on social media (TwitterFacebook / Instagram) and via the daily log.

This field session will be led by LaLiga methodology experts and UEFA-PRO coaches Gari Fullaondo and Zunbeltz Fullaondo. Miguel Montoro, West Coast Delegate for LaLiga International Business Development, will also contribute.

“Key Tactical Concepts in Three Game Structures: 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11” will provide exercises for developing many skills of your players, including: counterattacking, making in-game adjustments, maintaining possession, defending with different strategies and more.

LaLiga and US Club Soccer signed a long-term technical partnership at the Players First launch event in Aug. 2015. Since then, about 1,500 coaches from more than 400 clubs and organizations have participated in LaLiga Formation Methodology. With those 14 courses and the annual United Soccer Coaches Conventions, LaLiga has delivered about 350 total hours of instruction throughout the country to help make better coaches, and in turn, better players.

The 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention began yesterday and progresses through Saturday. It is being held at McCormick Place and is expected to draw 6,500 coaches and 14,000 attendees as the “world’s largest annual gathering of soccer coaches and administrators,” according to United Soccer Coaches officials. Yesterday, US Club Soccer and LaLiga presented a classroom session to hundreds of coaches about developing players through long-term projects.

Before and after this field session, stop by US Club Soccer’s Players First-themed booth (#937), where current and prospective members are encouraged to meet with their respective US Club Soccer membership services representative. The Exhibit Hall inside McCormick Place is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT.


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