Mumbai: LaLiga’s grassroots football development programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools is providing e-training to kids during the lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in India. 

LaLiga along with India On Track is organising 60 sessions a week and so far over 1,500 kids have already attended the programme from eight cities across India. This initiative is part of the global project taken up by LaLiga Sports Projects Department called LaLiga at Home.

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LaLiga Football Schools aims to bring the passion for the sport into the homes of all its students during the COVID-19 pandemic. LaLiga coaches are communicating digitally with the students via various training modules which includes physical, mental and skill development.

The programme has been further expanded to include children who may not be enrolled in the on-ground centres and has made training available to any interested child aged between 5-18 years. These children can attend a free trial session, and participate in a group or individual session with international coaches, for a small fee. The enrolment is now open to all students, who can visit for more information.

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The sessions lasting between 60-90 minutes, are conducted by LaLiga Football Schools’ coaches and consist of activities which include strength exercises, quiz contests, historic match visuals, etc. The e-training touches the next aspects, learning, workout, quiz, skills and LaLiga testimony.

Apart from these sessions, the students will have access to different content on social media like tactical sessions, importance of nutrition, how to be active and fit at home, information about LaLiga clubs and even quiz games in order to increase their knowledge about the competition.

Currently, LLFS is running 25 such training centers in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, and Bangalore. On average, around 15 to 18 kids participate in each of these training modules.

LaLiga trains over 4,500 kids globally as part of the LaLiga at Home programme. Globally, LaLiga has more than 300 projects spread across 35 countries in five continents along with nine international academies and a cumulative impact on more than 160,000 boys and girls across all ages, performance levels, races and cultures.