ELMHURST, Ill. (March 24, 2017) – Registration is now open for the LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 coaching education course, to be held Aug. 4-6 at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.

Through six courses, about 900 coaches from nearly 300 clubs and organizations have been educated in LaLiga Formation Methodology.

The course will be hosted by the Northern Illinois Soccer League. NISL member Sockers FC Chicago hosted a Level 3 course last summer, which featured Real Madrid legend Raúl González Blanco.

“The Northern Illinois Soccer League is thrilled to host the LaLiga Methodology Level 3 course in Chicago this upcoming August,” said Brendan Eitz, NISL Technical Director. “This will provide a great opportunity for coaches to attend one of the highest quality continuing educational programs in the country. I am confident anyone who takes advantage of this course will gain additional knowledge and be even more motivated for their upcoming fall season. We are excited and welcome back Gari Fullaondo and his staff to Chicago.”

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.



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.

View bios of LaLiga technicians and leadership by visiting the course web page.



Secure your spot here:



  • Friday, Aug. 4:  8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5:  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6:  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A detailed schedule is available here. For travel information, 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 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.