The most valuable part of the academy are the professionals on whom we rely. They work with the players daily to teach them and motivate them to reach their goals.

General Training Director

Óscar Garro

  • Director of development categories and Deportivo Alavés SAD Elite International Academy
  • UEFA Pro licensed trainer
  • Head of Academy – Deportivo Alavés
  • Project Coordinator – Aspire Academy (Qatar)
  • Head of Academy – Al sadd SC (Qatar)
  • Head of Academy – Karpaty lviv (Ukraine)
  • Head of Academy – Ministry of Eastern Kazakhstan
  • Director of training department – Royal Spanish Football Federation

Methodology Director

Francisco Pérez

  • Director of international methodology of the academy
  • UEFA Pro licensed trainer
  • PhD in Sports Science
  • Director of methodology – Deportivo Alavés
  • Assistant coach of first team/Head of Academy- Delhi Dynamos (India)
  • Technical supervisor – Al saad SC (Qatar)
  • Academy coach- TSF academy (EEUU)
  • Teacher – Royal Spanish Football Federation

Programme Director

Fernando Iriarte

  • UEFA PRO coach
  • Masters in Sports Management, University Complutense of Madrid, and Spanish Olympic Committee.
  • Master in Football Coaching, Spanish Football Federation
  • Academy Head Coach – Deportivo Alaves
  • Coordinator and Head Coach – Barça Academy (Virginia, USA)
  • Technical Director – ONE WORLD SOCCER Austin-Texas-USA
  • Head Coach – TSF ACADEMY, New Jersey USA
  • Head Coach Academies – CF Rayo Majadahonda, San Sebastián de los Reyes y Trival Valderas Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
  • Scouting players at MLS USA – Scouting Department at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid
  • Ex semipro football player: San Sebastián de los Reyes, Real Aranjuez, Real Carabanchel

Conditional Area Director

Santiago Gómez

  • Director of training area and personal trainer at Active Recovery
  • Assistant coach and Physical trainer, CF Vilanovense
  • Technical Director at Arbelecos Sport and Health center
  • Technical Director at Be One Sports center, Madrid
  • Professor in Coach Certifications. Lectures: Methology, High Performance training and High Performance Nutrition
  • Master’s degree in Football physical condition coach (RFEF and UCLM)