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Courses & Events

Upcoming Courses/Events:

Facebook Live with Positive Coaching Alliance Director of Training Ruben Nieves
Topic: "When Coaching Crosses the Line"
Thursday, April 2 at 1 p.m. ET on Facebook

Facebook Live with Player's Health founder Tyrre Burks 
Topic: "
Let's Review Your Club's Risk Management Policies"
Monday, April 6 at 12 p.m. ET on Facebook

Facebook Live with Beyond Pulse's Michael Sup and Matt Saul
Topic:
"Smart belts to help players track active participation at home"
Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. ET on Facebook

Facebook Live with Nick Lusson, of P1-licensed club Sheriffs FC
Topic:
"New Coaching Role: Addressing the Psychological and Child-Safety Crisis Created by Imposed Isolation"
Wednesday, April 8 at 12 p.m. ET on Facebook

Facebook Live with Fit for 90 founder John Cone
Topic: "Individual Training Suggestions"
Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m. ET on Facebook

Facebook Live with Beast Mode Soccer founder David Copeland-Smith and ScoutingZone co-founder Tara Parker
Topic: "
How Players Can Attract College Coaches and Make Them Coveted Recruits"
Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. ET on Facebook

Facebook Live with id2 directors Gerry McKeown and Tricia Taliaferro
Topic:
"How Youth Players Can Become Leaders"
Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. ET on Facebook

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, hosted by Central Alliance Soccer Association
June 5-7, 2020 in Cleveland, OH

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2 course, hosted by Ohio Premier SC
July 31-Aug. 2, 2020 in Columbus, OH

 

Additional courses, Facebook Live sessions and other Players First events will be announced soon.

PAST COURSES/EVENTS:

Facebook Live with 11+ co-creators Holly Silvers-Granelli and Mario Bizzini
Topic: "Prehab at Home" and exploring the various 11+ warm-up programs (general, for kids, for referees and for goalkeepers)
March 31 on Facebook

Webinar hosted by Beyond Pulse, featuring ECNL President Christian Lavers alongside Mark Wilson and Tom Shields
Topic:
 "Spending Time in Coaching or on Coaching"
March 25 via GoToMeeting

Facebook Live with SportSessionPlanner founder Magnus Alford 
Topic:
"Get Organized in the Downtime," plus an introduction to new features in the platform
March 24 on Facebook

Webinar hosted by Soccer Parenting Association, featuring Players First-licensed clubs: San Juan SC, STA and Titans FC
Topic:
"Best Practices for Club Leadership: COVID-19 Response"
March 23 via GoToWebinar (archived video here)

Facebook Live with Positive Coaching Alliance Executive Vice President Jason Sacks 
Topic: "
Dealing with Disappointment"
March 20 on Facebook

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 1-Spain course 
Feb. 2-11, 2020 in Madrid, Spain 

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2 course, hosted by NorCal Premier
Jan. 4-5, 2020 at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA

Players First Summit
Dec. 12-14, 2019 in Miami Lakes, FL

LaLiga Workshop, hosted by Alianza de Futbol
Sept. 28 at SilverLakes Sports Complex; Corona, CA

Facebook Live with Magnus Alford about SportSessionPlanner's platform
Sept. 19 on Facebook

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 1 course: Aug. 2-4, 2019 in Elmhurst, Illinois
Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course: July 26-28, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio
Hosted by Ohio Premier SC

Facebook Live with Dev Mishra about Sideline Sports Doc's new "Good To Go" app
April 3 on Facebook

Beyond Pulse: Thursday, Feb. 7 on Facebook Live with Johnny Wilson and Michael Sup: “Tracking Speed Improvements for Youth Soccer Players”

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course: Jan. 4-6, 2019 in Northern California
Hosted by NorCal Premier

SCOUTINGZONE: Monday, Dec. 17 on Facebook Live with Brooke Kentera and Tara Parker: “Tips on how to create your top college list”

Sideline Sports Doc: Tuesday, Oct. 2 on Facebook Live with Dev Mishra on Player Health & Safety

LaLiga/Málaga CF: Friday, Sept. 28 on Facebook Live (English / Spanish) with Rafa Gill on “The Importance of Club Structure and Standards”

LaLiga/Celta de Vigo: Tuesday, Sept. 25 on Facebook Live (English / Spanish) with Eduardo Covelo Mateo and Carlos Hugo Garcia Bayon on “Creating a Club Culture and Maintaining It”

Kimet Sport: Monday, Sept. 24 on Facebook Live (English / Spanish) with Gari Fullaondo on “A Methodology Director’s Role and Importance in the Success of Developing the Club”

Sportgo Lite: Wednesday, Sept. 19 on Facebook Live with Tyler Hinds, Craig Forrest and Nick Dasovic on the role of Coaching Development in rec soccer

Beyond Pulse: Friday, Sept. 21 on Facebook Live with Michael Sup and Johnny Wilson on “The Art of Agility – Think Fast, Move Fast”

TopYa!: Wednesday, Sept. 12 on Facebook Live with Chris Antoline on “How to Engage Kids and Encourage Ball Work Outside of Practice”

Positive Coaching Alliance: Friday, Sept. 7 on Facebook Live with Jason Sacks: “one exercise to align parents and their children’s goals”

SCOUTINGZONE: Tuesday, Sept. 11 on Facebook Live with Brooke Kentera and Tara Parker: “tips for student athletes: how to own your recruitment process”

Soccer Parent Resource Center: Wednesday, Sept. 5 on Facebook Live with Skye Eddy Bruce on “The Importance of Parent Engagement in a Club Environment”

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2: Aug. 3-5, 2018 in Chicago
Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: July 27-29, 2018 in the New England area
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: March 16-18, 2018 in College Station, Texas
Hosted by United Soccer Clubs

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Jan. 12-14, 2018 in Tulsa, Okla.
Hosted by Oklahoma Premier Clubs

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2: Aug. 11-13, 2017 in New Jersey
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Aug. 4-6, 2017 in Elmhurst, Ill.
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 2: July 7-9, 2017 in Livermore, Calif.
Hosted by NorCal Premier Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Feb. 3-5, 2017 in La Jolla, Calif.
Hosted by Elite Clubs National League

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Dec. 16-18, 2016 in Carlstadt, N.J.
Hosted by US Club Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: Aug. 5-7, 2016 in Elmhurst, Ill.
Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: July 29-31, 2016 in Lorton, Va.
Hosted by Virginia NPL

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: June 3-5, 2016 in Livermore, Calif.
Hosted by NorCal Premier Soccer

LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3: March 11-13, 2016 in College Station, Texas
Hosted by United Soccer Clubs

LaLiga Formation Methodology courses include 2½ days of on-site education of both theoretical and practical sessions.

Topics include: 1) Methodological Foundations of Training, 2) Structure of Training, 3) Development of the Training Model, 4) Training Tactical Concepts, 5) Training Technique, 6) System Development and Strategy and 7) Training Physical Elements.