Two weeks remain to register for LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course hosted by ECNL in Southern California

LA JOLLA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Registration remains open to the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course in Southern California, Feb. 3-5. While the course – the sixth of its kind – is hosted by the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), registration extends to both ECNL members and non-members, as well as US Club Soccer members and non-members.

Through five courses in 2016, about 750 coaches from 250 clubs/organizations have been educated in LaLiga Formation Methodology.

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course
    Feb. 3-5; Field sessions TBA/San Diego Marriott in La Jolla, Calif.
    Course web page | Registration

Non-ECNL members should register through US Club Soccer via this registration form, while ECNL members will apply by contacting the ECNL’s Kristin Brunner directly at Interested coaches are encouraged to register soon, as registration will close when capacity is reached or by Jan. 30.

So far, registrants for this course come from 25 different states, representing every region of the country. The map even extends internationally, with four coaches traveling from Ethiopia.

Field sessions for this course will be held at a venue in the San Diego area to be announced soon, while the classroom portion of the course will be held at the San Diego Marriott in La Jolla.

LaLiga Formation Methodology is a staple of US Club Soccer’s Players First initiative, which is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, emphasizing the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helping parents make better choices about where their children should play.

The ECNL-hosted course coincides with the launch of the inaugural ECNL Coaching Symposium, a new coaching development program in the ECNL to help continue to raise the standard of play in the league by providing new information resources and educational opportunities to coaches within the league.


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.

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.


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.

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. | Players First | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram


About Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for college and youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer. | Facebook: /theECNL | Twitter: @theECNL