Elite Argentinian coach crafts top US soccer academy methodology

February 17 20:16 2023
Elite Argentinian coach crafts top US soccer academy methodology
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By: Maydi Guerrero

Orlando, FL – With Argentina winning the 2022 World Cup, newfound attention is being placed on top coaches from the championship country and its youth development programs. At the forefront of the Argentine football scene is Argentine soccer coach Mauro Portillo. Portillo already has connections to the US as he is the creator and strategist of the training methodology used by the IdeaSport Football Academy located in Kissimmee, Florida, pioneer in implementing a new methodology focused on the development of elite athletes to boost their professional prospects. With a great career abroad, in particular in the field of women’s football, Portillo has been trained by the best in Argentine soccer and has all the credentials granted by CONMEBOL, from C to PRO.

Portillo with IdeaSport Soccer Academy presented by Walt Disney World, have one of the best grassroots football facilities in the United States, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, designed to provide the nation’s top athletes a better training experience with the end goal to compete against formation academies in Europe. The top coach has arrived at the ideal place to carry out his strategies applied to the training categories in which he focuses on the athlete’s technique, a crucial element for children in their first stages of football, based on playful games and activities to reinforce motor skills.

One of Portillos greatest feats that defines him in his native Argentina is his reputation for propelling female soccer to mainstream sports. During his time at the Villas Unidas school in Argentina in just two months Portillo managed to prepare Rocío Vicente who naturally plays as a defender, to be the first team’s goalie. This motivated by the absence of the star goalkeeper of the club Julia Garcia, and with the magic of the coach in record time. Rocio defended a goalless first game. With a well-structured foundation, Mauro Portillo’s idea is to successfully expand IdeaSport to South America seems on track to produce the next generation of World Cup players.

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