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US Club Soccer, LaLiga Unveil Featured Sessions for National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention

Source: US Club Soccer

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – and LaLiga, its technical partner, today unveiled featured sessions for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention, Jan. 11-15, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif.  

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 features live field demonstrations, lectures, networking socials and coaching diplomas, among other workshops.
US Club Soccer will host two sessions by LaLiga officials, an autograph opportunity with legendary striker Raúl González Blanco and a booth highlighted by Players First – the organization’s branded, holistic club soccer experience emphasizing the development of each individual and helping parents make better choices about where their children should play.
“US Club Soccer is proud of its role as one of the progressive leaders of youth soccer in America, so it’s appropriate that we celebrate our growing membership and our vision for the game at the annual NSCAA Convention,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “With a focus on our Players First philosophy – a holistic approach to providing a better youth soccer experience for players and parents – and showcasing our ambitious and growing relationship with LaLiga in coaching education, we are very excited to again share with our colleagues the mission of US Club Soccer to improve our game at every level.”
On behalf of US Club Soccer, LaLiga will host the following:

  • Jan. 12 classroom session, 12:45-1:45 p.m. (CC 409AB) – "Player Formation and Tactical Periodization" with Raúl and clinicians Gari Fullaondo and Hugo Blanco.
  • Jan. 12 autograph session with Raúl (US Club Soccer booth #949 in convention center), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 14 field session, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Kwik Goal Demo Field 2) – "Teaching Progression – Activities for Developing Decision Makers" with Fullaondo.

"Our North American soccer presence has grown significantly through our US Club Soccer alliance, specifically the LaLiga Formation Methodology courses we introduced this year," said Raúl González Blanco, LaLiga Country Manager in the U.S. "Educating and sharing our resources with the American soccer community is fundamental to advancing LaLiga’s global objectives of growing interest and participation in our league, its teams and players."
LaLiga signed a long-term technical partnership with US Club Soccer at the Players First launch event in August 2015 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 and coaches.
US Club Soccer has hosted five LaLiga Coaching Methodology sessions across the country in 2016 and will continue these offerings through 2017. The final session of 2016 was held Dec. 16-18 in the New York metro area. Raúl directly assisted with the course.
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About US Club Soccer 

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id² Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club's programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to unite under one organizational umbrella, creating a "members for life" culture within each club. 

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