A methodology focused on five key areas: Physical, Technique, Tactic, Psychology and Real Madrid Foundation Values

Our Technical staff at the Real Madrid Foundation Football & Basketball School has put together, leveraging their vast experience working with Fundación Real Madrid, a methodology focused on five key areas: Physical, technical, tactical, psychological and Real Madrid Foundation values.

For all age groups from 4 to 17 years old our staff has defined an annual curriculum which ensures players’ development during their stay at our Football & Basketball School.

How we implement this methodology

The annual curriculum is broken down into sessions so that each session has a set of goals in all or some of the key areas.

For example, a given day training session for a U13 group may include work on protecting the ball (technical), aerobic condition (physical) and supporting the teammates from behind (tactical).

While the curriculum is defined and supervised by the Technical Director, the coach has the central role to perform the exercises conducive of the defined goals. Needless to say that our methodology factors the players’ age, where younger players focus more on physical aspects, and whether the player is a twice a week team training player or a once a week technification player.

Team training session’s methodology

Those players engaged in our team training sessions will be taught under a curriculum based on the same principles of the methodology applied to technification players. However, more focus will be placed on:

  • Tactic: understanding and executing the game systems, i.e. what position plays each player in the field; transitions, how the team moves up from defence to attack and vice versa;
  • Strategy, previously agreed coordinated team actions
  • Technique is taught having in mind competitive/match situations
  • Physical activities are mostly carried out with the ball so that the time is optimised


Focus areas of our methodology (Physical, Technique, Tactics, Psychology and Values)