GO UP and Foot Lab have come together to collaborate on new activities for professional players and coaches, as well as support for clubs. The partnership aims to bring together the unique strengths of both organizations to create innovative programs and to increase brand awareness in France and Switzerland.
The newly formed partnership between the two organizations specialized in individual player development will enhance and personalize the exclusive services provided to players and coaches. By joining forces, they will be able to open new markets and opportunities to further expand their reach and offer innovative, tailored and high-level programs for professional players, coaches and clubs.
Joan Vilà is a former pro footballer who played for FC Barcelona in the 1970s. After retiring from his playing career, he coaches the FC Barcelona’s grassroots teams, and in 2011 he was named Methodology director of FC Barcelona together with Francisco Seirul·lo. All his coaching career was directly influenced by Johan Cruyff and Laureano Ruiz, both were those who built the pillars of a new playing style which, later on, Pep Guardiola was able to master. Joan Vilà is internationally known for his contributions to the development of players from La Masia and his expertise is highly recognized in the soccer world, specially because of his influence of Xavi Hernandez’ playing career, whom he also individually formed and advised in his beginnings as a coach.