LaLiga Soccer Association Hosts Youth Soccer Program at Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (April 20, 2017) – Officials from Disney Sports, LaLiga and IdeaSport LLC, posed with former LaLiga stars along with Mickey and Minnie and several youth soccer players at the Magic Kingdom to launch a world-class soccer training program. The program, sponsored by LaLiga and hosted at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida, will bring multiple events and exhibitions to the complex each year, including a tournament, on-site events with current and former LaLiga players, summer camps with current and former players and coaches, visits from LaLiga legends and ambassadors, and more events.  
(L-R) Former Real Madrid player Raúl González Blanco, Director of IdeaSport Planning & Development Eduardo Frisicaro, Director of Disney Sports Planning Jorge Senior, LaLiga President Javier Tebas, Vice President of Disney Sports Faron Kelley, and former Barcelona player Gianluca Zambrotta. (Todd Anderson, photographer)

According to the Disney Parks Blog, LaLiga Soccer Association is hosting a youth soccer program at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World. This is a multi-year agreement between Disney and IdeaSport, LLC, and hopes to bring “a holistic approach to soccer education with proven, year-round training and development for youth soccer athletes, developing them on and off the field. It will also offer training for coaches and officials.” The program looks to implement the “Spanish style” of play to the youth soccer players. Current and former LaLiga players and coaches were also promised to visit for special events!

Sign-ups are June 1-4, and the training will begin later that month. Currently there are no specific dates announced for the beginning of the training.

Credit/Photo: Disney Parks Blog

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