Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Sockers FC Chicago, Aug. 5-7 in Elmhurst

Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Sockers FC Chicago, Aug. 5-7 in Elmhurst

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 27, 2016) - Registration is now open for the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, to be held Aug. 5-7 at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course Hosted by Sockers FC Chicago
    Aug. 5-7; Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.
    Course web page | Registration

The course will be hosted by Sockers FC Chicago. This event coincides with the launch of the club’s official Coaching Academy.

David Richardson, Sockers FC Chicago President and Technical Director, said the club’s goal for developing the Sockers FC Chicago Coaching Academy is to create better leaders, and thereby, better coaches. “We feel we have a responsibility to share and provide opportunities to help coaches locally, regionally and nationally to be a part of our Coaching Academy platform,” Richardson said. “With this mission in mind, we will start to provide outside coaching development opportunities for coaches to be lifelong learners in the sport of soccer.”


LaLiga Formation Methodology courses outline the philosophy and methods used across LaLiga to train, develop and form some of the world’s top players. There are three levels, with Level 3 serving as an introduction to the comprehensive development strategies used by the top professional league in the world. Level 2 will serve as the intermediate stage, and Level 1 expands further on coaching education methods with time in Spain working directly with Spanish academies. Level 1 and 2 courses will be made available in 2017.

The 2½-day Level 3 course includes theory and practical sessions both on and off the field. 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.

The course fee also includes a one-year license for each attendee to Kimet Sport – the software for design, control, evaluation and periodization of training sessions used as for the course and by LaLiga academies, including Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla FC.

Follow-up webinars are also included post-course for continued learning. Completion of these webinars is required for advancement to Level 2 courses.


Options are as follows:

  • Individual registration – US Club Soccer members:  $325
  • Individual registration – Non-US Club Soccer members:  $400


  • Friday, Aug. 7:  8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 8:  8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 9:  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


A detailed schedule is available here.

For information on lodging, travel and the bios of LaLiga technicians, please visit the course web page.


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 development environment for players of all ages.

US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, and a variety of other programming and services. Anchored by Players First, US Club Soccer supports all facets of youth soccer through the five pillars of Players First: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. Other programming elements include National Premier Leagues, the id² Program and Player Development Program, and the National Cup.

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