La Liga Football Schools to organize online sports sessions in India

La Liga season and other Spanish Leagues suspended indefinitely due to Coronavirus

La Liga Football Schools (LLFS) is organizing a grassroots football development programme in India which will be conducted in the form of five-day e-training sessions which will have 166 LLFS students participating across 34 cities in India to take part in this programme. As we know that La Liga is the Spanish top division football league and this program in India has been named as India on Track (IOT).

Students of La Liga Football Schools will get an opportunity to understand the technical and institutional session with experts from La Liga clubs such as Real Betis, Sevilla FC, and Celta de Vigo over a span of six weeks starting from October 9.

These virtual sessions will cover Informational topics like History of the club, legacy, club rivalries, along with focusing on the diet, exercises that professional has to go through every day. All the students who will be taking part in the programme will also get a chance to participate in technical topics such as match analysis, strength and conditioning sessions, and masterclass with the academy coaches.

The first session will be hosted by Real Betis on Friday followed by a session by Celta de Vigo on October 16th and Sevilla FC on October 23rd.

It is a good initiative taken by La Liga Football Schools and La Liga Clubs to engage students with new activities to build a strong connection with football fans in India.

Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, La Liga India said in a statement, “India has been our top priority market, and the response we have received for our initiatives is overwhelming. We have a holistic approach aimed at achieving overall sporting excellence through various training and development programmes. With La Liga club series, we look to familiarise young fans across India with the personalities of different football clubs, and enhance their knowledge of the ecosystem of the sport.”

Saul Vazquez, Technical Head, La Liga Football Schools India said, “La Liga club series will be conducted online and via the partner clubs, the students will learn about the techniques and methodologies specific to these clubs. All this will help them better understand the clubs’ style of play and operations and also provide them with greater exposure to different kinds of football.”

Also, football following is growing in India enormously thanks to Indian Super League which was started in 2013 has played a major part in grooming youngsters who will represent India in future as ISL gives them opportunity to share the dressing room with overseas players and learn the nuances of football to a great extent. AIFF needs to build a strong infrastructure in the coming days so that Indian team can meet the standards of world-class teams who compete in FIFA World Cup.

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