Master in Football Management, Methodology and Analysis

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Introduction


This Masters Degree in Football Management, Methodology and Analysis is the first postgraduate course that deals with the complexity of football from a multidisciplinary and transversal perspective. This higher education programme reflects the knowledge, experience and know-how of LaLiga's best professionals.

This Master’s degree consists of four modules, each one being also a university specialization course with its own entity:

  • University Specialist in Game Analysis
  • University Specialist in Management of Youth Academies and Grassroots Football Training
  • University Specialist in Sports Management
  • University Specialist in Team Management and Dressing-room Mediation

Each of the specialization modules/courses will allow students to acquire the knowledge, competences, skills and abilities necessary to achieve excellence in each specific area of action. The contents of this Master’s degree complement and enriches each other, providing an integrated and comprehensive view of the current scenario of professional football.

Goals


The main objective of each and every one of the specialisation courses, as well as of the Master's degree as a whole, is to train future football professionals with the highest quality and rigour so that they can carry out their work in a highly competitive, changing and complex environment.

The training process will be markedly practical in nature. Bearing this objective in mind, students will have the opportunity to experience the daily performance carried out by the professionals of the LaLiga’s Football Clubs. The students of this masters will pay four visits to LaLiga’s Football Clubs located outside Madrid —one per specialist module/course; and four visits to LaLiga’s Football Clubs located in the capital.

Target group and Student Profile


  • Professionals within the Sports Companies Management area.
  • Sports managers.
  • Heads of youth academies and grassroots football schools.
  • Qualified football coaches and/or sports technicians.
  • Technical coordinators and analysts.
  • Professional or semi-professional players.
  • Graduates in areas related to Sports.
  • Other experienced professionals from the world of football who wish to complete, promote and redirect their professional sports career.
  • People who wish to begin their professional career in the field of football.

Job Opportunities


After completing this Master's degree, students will achieve professional excellence in the performance of the functions inherent to the following positions within the sports structures of Football Clubs:

  • Sports managers.
  • Technical coordinators.
  • Managers of youth academies.
  • Managers/coordinators of the Youth Academies Methodology area.
  • Coaches.
  • Analysts.
  • Talent scouts.

Students who achieve this Master's degree will have a high level of competence for:

  • Managing, planning, designing and coordinating training projects in the grassroots football of clubs, schools and other sports entities.
  • Managing and coaching football teams to achieve the individual and group objectives proposed.
  • Managing, planning, designing and coordinating the sport project of any Football Club.
  • Analysing and preparing reports on games, teams and players.

Guaranteed Internships


As part of our academic program, students will be guaranteed internships in different institutions of the sports sector.

Visits


Students will visit at least 4 Football Clubs of LaLiga (2 Clubs per visit) located outside Madrid city limits (one visit per university specialist module/course).

MODULE I - University Specialist in Game Analysis


  • Introduction to and contextualization of a game analysis department.
  • Fundamentals of Game Analysis.
  • New Technologies Applied to Game Analysis.
  • Mediacoach as a Game Analysis Tool.
  • Professional Analysis Models.
  • Talent-Scouting Processes.
  • Visits to Football Clubs of LaLiga, case studies and supervised tasks.

MODULE II - University Specialist in Management of Youth Academies and Grassroots Football Training


  • Theoretical basis: Introduction to Youth Academies Management and Grassroots Football Training.
  • Management, organisation and administration of a youth academy football players.
  • Specific areas within the structure of a youth academy.
  • Methodological basis for coaching in grassroots football.
  • The training process for young football players from a comprehensive point of view.
  • Visits to Football Clubs of LaLiga, case studies and supervised tasks.

MODULE III - University Specialist in Team Management and Dressing-room Mediation


  • Fundamentals of Football Teams Management. Management and mediation of complex dressing-room situations.
  • Fundamental psychological aspects to be considered in order to achieve excellence in team management: self-confidence, group cohesion, stress-anxiety and motivation-activation.
  • Skills and competences of the coach as a mediator in dressing-room situations: management, leadership, communication, conflicts resolution, mediation and teamwork.
  • Techniques and tools used by the coach to manage dressing-room situations: emotional intelligence, sports coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
  • Visits to Football Clubs of LaLiga, case studies and supervised tasks.

MODULE IV - University Specialist in Sports Management


  • Theoretical basis of Club model: definition, principles and characteristics of a successful model based on talent and organization.
  • The Sports Manager: competencies, skills and abilities to lead, plan, design, organize and manage the sports project of a football club.
  • Main legal and financial aspects that any Sports Manager must know.
  • Communication strategy as a fundamental tool in Sports Management. Impact of Sports Marketing.
  • New technologies applied to sports management, organization and administration.
  • Visits to Football Clubs of LaLiga, case studies and supervised tasks.

Step 1: Requirements


In order to guarantee excellence in training, this masters programme is designed for a maximum of 25 students. Therefore, during the admission process, in addition to the legally established requirements for accessing postgraduate programs, we will evaluate positively those profiles that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Holders of any of the Qualified Football Coach Licenses (Levels I, II or III) granted by the Spanish Football Federation and/or of a three or four years degree in Football Sports Technicians.
  • Professionals within Football sector that are part of any of LaLiga's Clubs.
  • Professionals within Football sector with over 5 years experience.
  • Football players, or former footballers, from any of LaLiga's clubs.
  • Elite or professional sportsmen and women.

Step 2: Reserve your Place


The admission period to take this Masters Programme starts on February 9, 2018.

Step 3: Documents required during the Admission Process


  • Application form duly completed and signed by you and stamped by the relevant bank entity, together with the receipt of payment.
  • Digitised passport-size photo. Please, save the .jpg file with your full name.
  • Two copies of the front and back of your National Identity Card (DNI), if you are a Spanish national, or a copy of your Foreigner Identity Number (NIE), if you are a foreigner residing in Spain, or a copy of your Passport. Submit originals and paper copies
  • before LaLiga Business Schools offices for their comparison, or send a notarized copy by mail.
  • Two copies of the front and back of your University Degree. Submit originals and paper copies before LaLiga Business Schools offices for their comparison, or send a notarized copy by mail.
  • A copy of your Personal Academic Certificate: Submit original and paper copy before LaLiga Business Schools offices for their comparison, or send a notarized copy by mail.
  • All the documentation specified in the 3rd Step must be sent to the following email: business-school@laliga.es

Academic Staff


Mr. Albert Gil
Manager of the Pool of Young Players of Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña.
Mr. Alberto Iglesias
Head of the Analysis Department of Athletic Club’s first-team.
Mr. Andoni Zubizarreta
Sports Manager of Olympique de Marsella.
Dr. Ángel Vales Vázquez
Technical Advisor and Head of the Mediacoach Reports Development Area.
Mr. Carlos Hugo Bayón
Manager of the Pool of Young Players of Real Club Celta de Vigo.
Mr. Eduardo Covelo
Methodology Manager of Real Club Celta de Vigo.
Mr. Felipe Miñambres
Sports Manager of Real Club Celta de Vigo.
Mr. Fernando Sanz
General Manager of the LaLiga’s Offices in the MENA region and Manager of the LaLiga Ambassadors.
Mr. Francisco Joaquín Pérez "Rufete"
Ex-Sports General Manager of Valencia Club the Fútbol.
Mr. Gari Fullaondo
CEO at KimetSport and former Methodology Manager of Athletic Club.
Dr. Hugo Blanco
Head of LaLiga Sports Projects Area.
Mr. Jesus Olivera
Coordinator of Sports Management and Head of the New Technologies Area of Sevilla Fútbol Club.
Mr. Juan Florit
Coordinator of LaLiga Sports Projects Area.
Dr. Luis Fradua
Youth Football Manager of Granada Club de Fútbol.
Mr. Luis Vicente Mateo
Head of the Valencia CF Academy.
Mr. Luki Iriarte
Manager of the Pool of Young Players of Real Sociedad de Fútbol.
Mr. Miguel Montes Torrecilla
Sports Manager of Real Sporting de Gijón.
Mr. Mikel Gonzalez
Football Manager of Deportivo Alavés.
Mr. Oscar Perarnau
Sports General Manager of Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol.
Ms. Patricia Ramirez
Sports Psychologist.
Mr. Ramón Rodríguez "Monchi"
Sports Manager of AS Roma.
Mr. Raúl Peláez
Head of the Technology, Innovation and Analysis Area of Fútbol Club Barcelona.
Mr. Ricardo Resta
Sports Manager, Ex-Manager of LaLiga’s Competitions and Head of the Mediacoach Project.
Dr. Roberto López
Head of the Training and Research Area.
Mr. Roberto Olabe
Sports Manager, Professional Coach and Manager of the Aspire Academy in Qatar (2013-2017).
Mr. Sergio Navarro
Methodology Manager of Villareal Club de Fútbol (2014-2017) and Professional Coach.
Mr. Víctor Sánchez del Amo
Professional Coach and former International Football Player.

LaLiga 360º Experience


Campus


The LaLiga’s new Headquarters.

Activities


  • Our students will enjoy a unique experience by gaining first-hand knowledge from LaLiga and its Clubs/ Public Limited Sports Companies.
  • Visits to the Football Clubs of LaLiga where Clubs/Public Limited Sports Companies’ professionals (technical coordinators, analysts, technical staff and managers of Youth Academies) will share their know-how with our students.
  • In the course of the Master’s programme, our students will try to solve real cases related to the activities developed by LaLiga and/or its Clubs/ Public Limited Sports Companies' activities.
  • Our students will be able to attend any meeting, seminar and internal committees held by LaLiga.

Training


  • The staff will be made up of the best professionals from LaLiga and its associated Clubs/Public Limited Sports Companies.
  • Our students will have access to exclusive contents of LaLiga.
  • The Master’s programme is designed, coordinated and directed by the LaLiga professionals.

Internships


  • Internships at the LaLiga’s associated Clubs/Public Limited Sports Companies.
  • Our students will have a preferential position in any recruitment process that may be arranged to meet the needs of future national and international sports projects of the LaLiga.

Careers Service


  • LaLiga undertakes to offer careers service for those students who: successfully complete the whole Master’s programme or any of its Specialisation Courses; meet the specific pre-established requirements to take part as technical staff in national and international sports projects; and, are selected by the respective head of area by means of a personal interview.
  • With over 150 professionals (technical directors, coaches, trainers, scouts, etc.) spread all over the world in 2017, LaLiga opens up a unique and exclusive opportunity for the students of our master’s degree course to take part in the projects it develops on five continents.
DATA SHEET
Master in Football Management, Methodology and Analysis
 
 From October 5, 2018 to June 22, 2019
 On-site
 LaLiga's Headquarters
C/Torrelaguna 60
28043 Madrid
  Español
 Limited seats available
 Course length: 1 year
 

The full Masters consists of: A Master’s Degree + 4 University Specialist Certificates Course length: 1 year

University Specialist in Game Analysis Course length: 8 weeks
ECTS: 15
Date: From October 5, 2018 to December, 2018

University Specialist in Management of Youth Academies and Grassroots Football Training Course length: 8 weeks
ECTS: 15
Date: From December 21, 2018 to February 23, 2019

University Specialist in Team Management and Dressing-room Mediation Course length: 8 weeks
ECTS: 15
Date: From March 1, 2019 to April 27, 2019

University Specialist in Sports Management Course length: 8 weeks
ECTS: 15
Date: From May 3, 2019 to June 22, 2019

 The full Masters consists of: €11,000 (enrolment fees included)
1 University Specialist Course: €3,500
2 University Specialist Courses: €2,800/course
3 University Specialist Courses: €2,650/course
 

Fridays
From 16:00h to 21:00h

Saturdays
From 09:00h to 14:00h.
From 15:00h to 17:30h.

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