ECNL Coaching Symposium | Day 2 Recap

LA JOLLA, CA (February 5, 2017) – The Elite Clubs National League launched the first ECNL Coaching Development Initiative (CDI) in 2012 as part of its mission to raise standards in coaching and player development in girls youth soccer. Since that first event, the league has hosted nearly a dozen coaching education events across the country to share knowledge and best practices in youth development from all over the world. Friday kicked off the first ever ECNL Coaching Symposium in La Jolla, California. Over 150 coaches from around the country gathered for the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course.

Saturday began with several classroom sessions. The first session covered the Methodological Foundation of LaLiga. Technical and Tactical Training were also covered in the classroom. The afternoon sessions took place on the soccer field. The LaLiga Technique was demonstrated in the first session and then System Development and Strategy was covered in the second on-field session.

The course continues this morning with an on-field session first and will finish this afternoon.

“It’s always a great experience to learn from other soccer cultures. I have had a great experience going to Spain when I was coaching collegiately. To be able to take the LaLiga Methodology course was a wonderful extension of watching games in the League and experiencing first hand their soccer culture. I was particularly intrigued by the periodization training and have been working to gain as much information to create my own macro cycles to develop these athletes more effectively.”

- Diane Drake, Coach and U8-U12 Girls Age Group Director at McLean Youth Soccer Club

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