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.

David Iglesias
Head Coach

A professional UEFA-Pro coach with over 20 years of experience working in the field of football, David has coached youth teams across the globe. In Spain David coached Real Madrid C.F.’s youth teams for over 10 years and internationally has been the Director of the Kaptiva Sports Academy in China and Academy Director at St. Andrews Luxol F.C. in Malta. Locally he has spent a year with Al Jazira Club as Assistant Coach to the first team supporting the development of the teams scouting platform. David is a qualified football scout with a high specialty in video editing and football analysis of players. Holding a Master’s Degree in Coaching Football, David has led many youth players to achieving professional success such as Daniel Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Marcos Alonso & Fernando Pacheco.

Martin Blanco
Coach

Holding a UEFA Pro certificate and having played pro-football for 14 years in Spain, while coaching youth football players for over 10 years, Martin shares his passion for football with the youngsters that he coaches. In Spain he has coached the youth and senior teams at Gran Pena FC. He has spent the past year running the Arsenal Soccer School in Mumbai.

Héctor Ortiz
Coach

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.

Alberto Garcia
Girls Coach

Alberto is UEFA Pro certified and holds Masters degree in Coaching Football Fitness & Masters in Football Performance during which he did his practical training as a coach at Granada FC. He has over 8 years of football experience coaching at various LaLiga clubs including Mulier FC and FC Ardoi. He has spent the last year specialized as Head Coach of the women’s team at Mulier Fubotbol Club Navarra. He is also a specialized Goal Keeper coach.