Five (5) Storm FC Coaches and a City FC coach have completed the LaLiga Methodology Level 3 course held at the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the 13-14 January 2018.
The course was hosted by the OPC League in Oklahoma, primarily by the Westside Alliance FC and Tulsa Hurricanes FC clubs, who are also NPL red River members with Storm FC/City FC.
The LaLiga course is a US Club Soccer Players First initiative (P1), this is a commitment from US Club Soccer for continuing education for its coaching membership.
The Storm FC soccer organization prides itself in our player development pathway for players and families, but also its commitment to improve our staff coaches knowledge and exposure to the knowledge of the game.
By continuous education to our coaches we are investing in our youth players and their desire to be as good as they can be.
The course was conducted by Gari of Atletico Bilbao FC and LaLiga., below is a little about the course lecturers.
LaLiga methodology expert Gari Fullaondo is the Technical and Methodological Advisor for LaLiga and the Committee of Football Coaches of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Director at Kimet Sport, which advises sport methodology and offers consulting services. Fullaondo is a UEFA-PRO coach with a master’s degree in physical training, and was previously the Director of Methodology at Athletic Bilbao.
Hugo Blanco is LaLiga’s Sports Projects Manager and an expert in methodology training (UEFA-PRO Coach). Blanco has worked as a Director Manager in different Public and Private Facilities, and he has extensive experience with the Galician Football Federation and Galician School of Coaching, among other organizations. Blanco holds a Ph.D. in Science of Physical Activity and Sport from Universidad de A Coruña (Doctoral Thesis about Tactical Data Analysis) and has researched and published several articles relating to top-level soccer performance.
Zunbeltz Fullaondo is a UEFA-PRO Coach with a Degree in Sport Sciences specializing in soccer. He is Methodology Director at Kimet Sport. He is teacher of the Basque Coaches School. He previously worked as the Director of Formation and External Project at Athletic Bilbao, physical coach in senior categories, and many years as coach in youth categories. He has been Technical Director of Women’s Soccer Club in Bilbao.