Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Virginia NPL, July 29-31 in Lorton, Va.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 25, 2016) - Registration is now open for the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, July 29-31 at South County High School in Lorton, Va.

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course Hosted by Virginia NPL
    July 29-31; South County High School in Lorton, Va.
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The course will be hosted by Virginia NPL. Since joining the National Premier Leagues (NPL) ahead of the 2014-15 season, the league has provided an array of programming to its member clubs, including Player Development Program (PDP) events. Now, the Virginia NPL prepares to bolster its coaching education opportunities by taking advantage of the US Club Soccer / LaLiga partnership.

“Virginia NPL is committed to development of its member clubs through player development and coaching education programs,” said Mike Cullina, Prince William Courage Technical Director and US Club Soccer Board of Directors member. “LaLiga is the standard for player development in the world, and we are thrilled to provide this extraordinary opportunity to our coaches.”

ABOUT THE COURSE:

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.

REGISTRATION:

Options are as follows:

  • Individual Registration – Virginia NPL member coach*:  $25
  • Individual Registration – US Club Soccer member:  $250
  • Individual Registration – Non-US Club Soccer member:  $400

* Virginia NPL members are registered US Club Soccer members, currently coaching in Virginia NPL.

SCHEDULE:

  • Friday, July 29:  8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 30:  8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31:  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A detailed schedule is available here.

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

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

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.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and is supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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