The Coaches

Staffed by a world-class team of UEFA Certified LaLiga Coaches. Working with UAE top talents to develop the physical, mental and technical aspects of players to maximize their chances for a pro-football career. With extensive experience in training youth players for top LaLiga clubs, the coaches ensure that the standards and techniques of training at the du LaLiga HPC are equivalent to the professional standards of youth football training in Spain, enabling the players from across the UAE to raise their level of performance and create opportunities for them to get contracted into professional clubs in Spain.

Rafael Francisco Gil Sanchez
Head Coach

A professional UEFA-Pro coach with over 20 years of experience working in the field of football, Rafael Gil has coached youth teams across the globe, having spent the majority of his career in Spain as head coach for Malaga’s youth team and promoted to becoming the head coach of Malaga’s first team prior to moving to the UK, he also spent 3 years in Saudi Arabia coaching the National Football team and two years in China delivering the Spanish methodologies of football to universities. He is a qualified football scout with a Master’s Degree in Football Management & Training, a Master’s Degree in Physical Preparation in football and a certificate in NLP for coaching. Dedicated to his profession, Rafael has led many youth to achieving their football aspirations and enabling them to play professionally both in Spain and Internationally.

Jose Ángel García

With over 15 years of experience in the field of sports with 10 years working as a football coach, Jose Ruiz has been in China for the past 2 years running LaLiga’s football coaching program. Prior to that he has experience coaching in Australia at Adelaide United FC and in the UK at Derry City FC. In Spain he was a football coach at Real Jaen CF coaching the youth teams. He holds a UEFA A License and a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology.

Héctor Ortiz

Holding a UEFA A License and with a a Master’s degree in High Performance in Team Sports, Hector has been working in the capacity of physical coach in Spain for over 7 years working with the youth teams at Loja CD and Medina Lauxa Clubs.