LaLiga opened its first training academy in Dallas, in the state of Texas, thus adding four academies in North America, including those in New York, also in the United States, and Canada, in addition to the academic-sports project that is developing in the state of Vermont.
This new initiative, focused on the development of young talent at an international level, joins the list of more than 500 sports projects developed by LaLiga as part of its “LaLiga Grassroots” plan in 43 different countries, which already has nine permanent football academies distributed around the world, in places as diverse as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Vietnam, Indonesia or Madrid, and which has trained more than 200,000 players since 2015.
Specifically, “LaLiga Academy Dallas” welcomes players from 5 to 18 years of age who receive training based on the methodology implemented and taught by the entity’s youth football coaches, aimed at training in the highest standards of international football
“This new academy is strategic for LaLiga North America, to support the development of grassroots football and promote this sport in the region, especially ahead of the 2026 World Cup, which will put the international spotlight on the area,” said Nicolás García Hemme, VP of Strategy and Business Development of LaLiga North America, in the academy’s presentation statement.
In addition to “LaLiga Grassroots”, the Spanish competition has other projects such as “LaLiga Select”, a talent detection program; “LaLiga Camps USA”, which offers educational stays in 8 different US locations; or the renewed agreement with US Club Soccer to train youth soccer coaches in the American country.