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GUILLERMO HAMDAN ZARAGOZA

Director & Founder

Guillermo is a Spanish citizen currently residing in Madrid, Spain. 

He grew up in San Diego, California and has lived in Mexico, Italy, Qatar, and now Ghana.  He is a world traveler having been

to over sixty countries and speaking 5 languages; English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and French.

Having observed many different styles of play around the world, he identifies himself with the Spanish

style of play being heavily focused on ball possession, positional play, player movement and ball circulation.

Guillermo is a UEFA professional coach holding his Spanish FA Level III (PRO) license.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Sports and & Exercise Science from Universidad Europea

(Madrid, Spain) in 2019. While studying Guillermo became the coordinator for the Master en Dirección

de Fútbol (Football and Player Development) at Real Madrid University, later being employed as a lecturer for the University. During this time he learned about the different player development and training methodologies from Europe’s elite academies including Real Madrid CF, Villarreal CF, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla FC, and Athletic Club de Bilbao among others. He participates in yearly visits in Holland

at Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord Rotterdam as part of the program.

Guillermo has also spent time in Croatia at Dinamo Zagreb Academy.

While working for Real Madrid Foundation, Guillermo traveled around the world delivering player

clinics and coach education courses on behalf of Real Madrid CF and has lectured in over twenty countries. This is where he found his true passion for coach education and player development.

Having started out at clubs such as AD Alcorcón and CDA Navarcarnero, his most recent

employment has been at CD Toledo in Spain where he trained the U17, U18, U19

and the first team as a Head Coach and Fitness Coach.

In September of 2021, Guillermo moved to Ghana in West Africa to take on the role of Head Coach for West African Football Academy in the Ghana Premier League. A premier academy on the African continent that was established over twenty five years ago. Previously Feyenoord, and then Red Bull Ghana. Known for developing some of the best talents that the continent has to offer, Guillermo's role will be to help those players in their final stages of their youth careers to finally make the jump to the European leagues.

 

His current focus is on SoccerIQ where his goal is to reach coaches from grassroots

to professional all over the world that will benefit from a first-class soccer education.

This online platform will also facilitate networking with professionals from the field.

OBJECTIVE

Based on my experience in youth development and high performance

training, I want to facilitate, guide and share tools for the development

 of players: technical, tactical, physical and psychological, with the aim of improving mental and emotional capacities so that any athlete can

 reach his or her maximum performance on and off the field.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2021/Current

SoccerIQ

Director & Founder

San Diego, California

2021/Current

West African Football Academy

First Team Head Coach

Volta Region, Ghana

 

2018/2021

Real Madrid University

Máster en Dirección de Fútbol Professor

Madrid, Spain

 

2014/2019

Real Madrid University

Máster en Dirección de Fútbol Coordinator

Madrid, Spain

 

2020/2021

Club Deportivo Toledo

Fitness Coach First Team

Toledo, Spain

2020/2021

Club Deportivo Toledo

Fitness Coach U19 (División de Honor) Toledo, Spain

2019/2020

Club Deportivo Toledo

Fitness Coach First Team

Toledo, Spain

2019/2020

Club Deportivo Toledo

Head Coach U18 (Liga Nacional)

Toledo, Spain

2018/2019

Club Deportivo Toledo

Fitness Coach U17 (Liga Provincial)

Toledo, Spain

2015/2019

Real Madrid Foundation

Head Coach International Clinics

Madrid, Spain

 

Spain, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Australia, Morocco, Iceland, Pakistan, USA, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia

2015/2019

Vicente Del Bosque Football Academy

Head Coach International Clinics

Mallorca, Spain

 

Spain, USA, China, Russia

 

2018

Saudi Arabia Football Federation

Instructor AFC PRO license course

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2017/2018

CDA Navalcarnero

Head Coach U14 (Liga Autonómica)

Madrid, Spain

2015/2016

AD Alcorcón

Fitness Coach U15 (Liga Preferente)

Madrid, Spain

2012/2015

Campus de Fútbol Adolfo Aldana

Head Coach U7/U16

Marbella, Spain

2012/2013

Arsenal Soccer Schools Spain

Head Coach U7/U14

Marbella, Spain

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

2014/2019

Universidad Europea

Bachelor’s Degree in Sports

and Exercise Science

Madrid, Spain

 

Specialized in High Performance Training, Masters in Football and Athletics,

Honor Roll in Football Strength and Conditioning Training

2019

Real Federación de Fútbol de Madrid

UEFA PRO

Madrid, Spain

ACADEMIC COURSES

 

2021

Global Football Institute

Evolution of Training Methodologies

Barcelona, Spain

2020

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Style of Play in Defensive Phase

Madrid, Spain

2020

FC Barcelona Universitas

Neuromuscular Functions

in Strength Training

Barcelona, Spain

2020

FC Barcelona Universitas

Strength Training Methodology

Barcelona, Spain

2019

FC Barcelona Universitas

Strength and Power

Rehabilitation Training

Barcelona, Spain

2019

FC Barcelona Universitas

Technology Application

to Strength Training

Barcelona, Spain

2019

FC Barcelona

International Football

Coach Summit

Barcelona, Spain