Valencia CF vs Manchester United

Dec, 12 / 21:00 Matchday 6

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
April, 04 2017

VCF Academy director participates in LaLiga conference in Costa Rica

Valencia CF represented by Luis Vicente Mateo at LaLiga-UNAFUT event

Luis Vicente Mateo, director of the VCF Academy, and Juan Florit of the International Department of Sports Projects for LaLiga, spoke to more than 60 coaches in Costa Rica in a conference titled "Strengthening Basic Forces." The conference is an initiative by UNAFUT (Union of Football Clubs of the First Division in Costa Rica), in conjunction with LaLiga, thanks to an agreement between both competitions.

Among the subjects covered were 'Training of players in lower divisions','Spanish football as a model of excellence', 'Model for formation for a LaLiga club: Valencia CF,' 'Structure of Valencia CF: Competence and Processes for Different Departments of the Club,' 'Long Term Development Process (Profile of Technical Director, coach/educator and player)' and' Formative Process of Production.'

Other issues were also discussed, such as' Periodisation and Programming of Training,' ‘The Development of the Professional Footballer: From Youth Level to Professional Football –Keys to the Process and Main Demands and Importance of Integral Training for the Young Footballer - Complementary Projects in Spanish clubs as Integral Training Models.'

The objective of this conference is to boost grassroots football in Costa Rica. Luis Vicente Mateo told
valenciacf.com that "the level of academies in the Spanish League and, more concretely, that of Valencia CF, is quite high at the moment. With this type of conference, in conjunction with LaLiga, we can boost and at the same time help countries like Costa Rica to improve their grassroots football. I also want to highlight the good treatment received by UNAFUT and by all the clubs in Costa Rica. They were very receptive and very participatory to improving their future development of youth football.”
He added that: "This has been a first point of contact with Costa Rican football. I hope and trust that we can offer our help when they need it. Valencia CF are doing a very good job in the lower categories of football, and we must transmit that and give it visibility wherever we go. Of course, we must always do that with humility, respect and intense work, without losing the objective of helping and fostering grassroots football in countries that request it. It has been, without a doubt, a very positive experience for spreading the image of Valencia CF outside Spain.