LaLiga to Present Three Featured Sessions, Autograph Opportunity in Support of Players First (CHARLESTON, S.C.) – US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – will exhibit at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention, Jan. 13-17, 2016 in Baltimore, Md.
Drawing 4,000-plus coaches and more than 10,000 attendees, the event is billed as the "World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches." It will feature live field demonstrations, lectures, networking socials and coaching diplomas, among other workshops.
US Club Soccer will host three sessions by LaLiga officials, an autograph opportunity and a booth highlighted by Players First
“We look forward to meeting with our members and making new connections at the NSCAA Convention,” says Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club Soccer. “This is an important opportunity to show the soccer community how we’re elevating the game through Players First and our LaLiga technical partnership.”
On behalf of US Club Soccer, LaLiga will host the following:
- Jan. 14 field session, 11 a.m. – 12 noon (Convention Center demo field) – “Coaching Methods in the LaLiga Academies: Developing World-Class Players” with clinicians Gari Fullaondo and Hugo Blanco
- Jan. 14 panel discussion, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. (Convention Center room) – "A Career in LaLiga and Bringing the Experience to the U.S." with presenters Michel Salgado and Fernando Sanz
- Jan. 14 autograph session, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (US Club Soccer booth at Convention Center exhibit hall) with Salgado and Sanz, former LaLiga professional players and Champions League winners at Real Madrid Jan. 15 classroom session, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Convention Center room) – “Youth Development in Spain – LaLiga Methods and Philosophy" with clinicians Fullaondo and Blanco
"This is a unique opportunity for LaLiga to share our insight with the American soccer coaching audience," says Sanz, who serves as General Director of LaLiga Middle East and North Africa. "It is a big step for our organization to invest resources to assist development of American soccer, and we look forward to deepening our relationships with the thousands of youth coaches in attendance."
LaLiga signed a long-term technical partnership with US Club Soccer at the Players First launch event in August at Nike World Headquarters. The expansive partnership provides US Club Soccer members with curriculum to enhance the daily youth soccer training environment for better development of all players.
In 2016, it will also include reciprocal coaching education seminars and elite player training opportunities abroad, including direct involvement with US Club Soccer’s acclaimed id² Program and Player Development Program. Details to be released soon.
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