RUIZ DE OÑA
An elite professional and apprenticeship coach developer, Ruiz de Oña spent more than 20 years at La Liga club Athletic Club de Bilbao in personal and professional development roles.
Ruiz de Oña is currently working in Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar as the Lead of Neurophysiologist Football Performance department and is President of International Association of Psychology Applied Football (AIPAF).
She has also previously presented coach development and leadership programs and workshops to the Premier League in England, Football Federation of Chile and top European clubs, including Villareal CF and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
At IFCCA 2019, Ruiz de Oña will present on her role in youth academies in world football, and in particular, reflect on her vast experience at Athletic Club de Bilbao.
Maria Ruiz de Oña
Lead Neurophysiologist, Football Department
Aspire Academy, Doha, Qatar
1996 - 2017 | Psychologist – Athletic Club de Bilbao, Spain
2017 – Present | Lead of Neurophysiologist Department – Aspire Academy, Qatar
President | International Association of Psychology Applied Football (AIPAF)
Degree in Psychology from the University of Deusto, Spain
Master in Sport Psychology
Training in Executive Coaching, Organizational and systemic coaching and Team Coaching
Master in Psychotherapy in Transactional Analyst