YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (FUERZAS BÁSICAS)
Our youth teams are a fundamental part of our sports development structure, seeking to develop players for the future within the club and for Mexico’s national teams.
The main objective of our youth program is to develop well-rounded players that embody who we are as a club. Players are competitive with a winning mentality and the projection to eventually move up to our first team, teams abroad, and national teams.
We take great care in fulfilling each stage of their process to ensure they develop attributes and habits that will be useful to them in their personal and professional lives. Club Santos Laguna believes it is equally important to form human beings as well as top-level soccer players.
HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING
The complete formative process includes physical, tactical, technical, and mental development at the maximum level. Each category is designed to prepare the player for the one that follows to ensure the highest chance of success.
Physical training programs are designed personally to ensure optimum development according to the stage and position of each player.
Evaluations are done periodically to evaluate physical capacity and conditions. (Examples: resistance, velocity, strength and flexibility).
Technical training is done individually and in groups. A player’s ability to handle the ball depends on this type of training, which works with proper form, speed, and efficiency.
The base of the work depends on familiarity of contact surfaces and the player’s own body. Technical aspects are fine-tuned to improve cognitive work which helps the player make quick decisions during the game.
It’s important to pay attention to the basic requirements of personally-designed programs to improve the player’s abilities to ensure top performance as a collective.
Where general principals are taught, together with conception and organization of the game, tactical formations, strategy, and ideas.
MENTAL TRAINING: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
The sports psychology department is responsible for all mental training aspects, where the player determines his or her objectives, hightens their level of awareness of their thoughts and actions, and manages their emotional intelligence on and off the field.
This area instills the DNA of Club Santos in each player.Together with Human Development, we develop human beings with the idea that when you make better people, you’ll in turn have better players.
Other psychological areas of focus: communication, concentration, attention, motivation.
HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING
AREAS OF SUPPORT:
One of the most unique aspects of Club Santos - setting it apart from many other clubs in Mexico's first division - is The Human Development department, which assures the integral development of players and attends to the personal growth, caring for the following aspects:
At Club Santos we consider it vital to nurture each player’s unique personality and create spaces to promote their evolution, urging them to be role models worthy of wearing our uniform and transmit our values beyond the field. We want our young people to have productive and full lives in all aspects.