LA Galaxy Sports Science Symposium

LA Galaxy will host the inaugural LA Galaxy Sports Science Symposium, a three-day conference gathering some of the most progressive minds in sports science and performance training, at StubHub Center from May 23-25.

“I am honored to lead the inaugural year of this symposium along with many of our distinguished presenters,” said LA Galaxy Director of Sports Performance Pierre Barrieu. “The LA Galaxy are known for driving innovation and the LA Galaxy Sports Science Symposium will be a great example of that.

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With notable presenters gathered from some of world soccer’s prestigious places, the LA Galaxy Sports Science Symposium will feature some of the industry’s top talent. At the Symposium, featured speakers will share the latest methodologies in soccer training, strength & conditioning, performance coaching and data analytics.

A confirmed list of presenters is below. More speakers are expected to be added ahead of the symposium.

  • Pierre Barrieu (LA Galaxy, Director of Sports Performance): “FIFA: Planification and Quantification without Equipment: The A.U. Method”
  • Giuseppe Bellistri (Inter Milan, Fitness Coach)
  • Daniel Stenz (Luneng Taishan, Technical Director): “Gaining Competitive Advantage by using Big Data”
  • Robin Thorpe, PhD (Manchester United, Head of Recovery and Regeneration): “Fatigue and Recovery in elite Team sports : Monitoring and Management”
  • Fergus Connolly (University of Michigan, Performance and Operations Director): “Sequencing and Planning of Recovery”

  • Chris Neville (former FA and Blackburn Rovers, Football and Performance Consultant): “Training Session Structure and Periodization”
  • Matt Price (LA Kings, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach)
  • Will Sparkes (LA Galaxy, Team Sport Scientist)

Registration for the event is now open. Registration is $375 as part of the Early Bird Special (use code SPORTSCIENCE18) until March 23. Participants will then be able to enroll for $425 until all spots are filled. To register, click here. For more information, click here or email

Registration includes:

  • Series of lectures by guest coaches and trainers
  • LA Galaxy coaches gifts
  • CEU’s
  • Ticket to LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes on May 25, 2018 at 8 p.m.
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Social in Manhattan Beach
<p>LA Galaxy Sports Science Symposium</p>
<p>Pierre Barrieu (LA Galaxy, Director of Sports Performance) and Featured Presenters</p>
<p>May 23-25</p>
<p>American Express Stadium Club</p><p>StubHub Center</p><p>18400 Avalon Blvd.</p><p>Carson, CA 90746</p>