LaLiga Supports Search For Future Stars Of Indian football

June 4, 2019

The Spanish league is creating a platform for the future stars of Indian football to be discovered through a new grassroots programme.

After opening permanent offices in the country in 2016, LaLiga has been an active part of the development journey in India and is now focused on developing the playing talent that will define future generations.

Football is now the second most popular sport in India behind cricket.

LaLiga launched its football schools project in 2018, providing over 12,000 students the opportunity to develop their skills in 40 centres across 14 different Indian cities. Now, the league is increasing its efforts with local coaches through a first-of-its-kind initiative.

A cohort of 48 local coaches are delivering training across India, overseen by three LaLiga coaches who travel from location to location.

In a country as vast as India it can be difficult to bring all parties together in a single place. To address this LaLiga arranged a ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop in New Delhi, held across three days to help all coaches to further absorb the LaLiga coaching methodology.

Learn more about this initiative in Global Fútbol.