About Us

Thanks to our expertise as athletes, we know what kind of methodology is best suited to educate and train children. We have identified that the difference in the development of the youngest is in how we teach them, so one of the most important parts in our development process are the social skills and the Emotional Intelligence (EI) of our coaches. Our team members are trained by specialists to carry out our program in an optimal way.

Our team

Find below more information about the committed people working for our organization.

Carlos Prieto

Carlos is a former handball player who has been playing in the best clubs in Europe for 19 years, having the opportunity to share a team with the best players in the world. He also played for the Spanish national team for several years. Always willing to learn and understand social relationships, he participates in leadership and sports conferences, as well as working as a sports consultant. He is a member of the European Handball Federation (EHF) Network of Scientific Specialists. He graduated as a Professor of Physical Education from the UCLM and also graduated in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from the UCJC. He has other sports and business certificates. After all these years travelling and playing around the world he was able to learn about different cultures and personalities. Now he decided to change the perception of sport, improving the social community and taking advantage of the values of sport to fill the gaps he found during his sports career. He is on a mission: to encourage children to be healthier, physically active, to study and to have a greater social awareness. Besides that, it promotes the educational part of the athletes by helping them in their development and getting them better qualified.

Anne-Laure Michel AIC

Anne-Laure Michel

Anne-Laure has been involved in sports since she was very young. After a year studying in Australia and a master’s degree in Sports Law, Economics and Management, she worked for 5 years as a Competition Manager in the French National Handball League (LNH). She then became Head of communication and development at the Professional handball players’ Association (AJPH) and was involved in the preparation of young generations to the realities of handball player profession as well as the support of players in their dual career programs and transition. Since 2017, she is marketing supervisor for the European Handball Federation on the Champions League matches, and is ensuring the proper implementation of marketing, TV/Media specifications, and pre and post match procedures during the EHF Champions League Men & Women matches. Now as a freelance in communication, marketing and projects around sports, she joined AIC as project manager.
She is also the head of delegation of the French U18 women’s team. Passionate about human relations, different cultures and languages, and convinced of the benefits and values of sport on several aspects, she thrives in her mission with young people.

Alexia Santaolaya

Alexia Santolaya

Alexia is the editor of the organisation and brings her experience in the field of communication. After studying journalism, she worked in radio and later on a television channel dedicated to music as a presenter and reporter. Her passion for literature and culture made her return to university studies, in this case Spanish Language and Literature, where she continues to develop her knowledge of the language. This approach brings a lot of value to the organisation in humanistic and developmental terms.
She is in charge of the organisation’s interviews, the writing style and also collaborates in the different activities in the field of creativity.

Diego de Dios

Diego is a talented web developer and graphic designer. His years of experience in the world of marketing, advertising and design has allowed him to grow professionally and create his own agency. Expert in brand development and communication, he has worked for several major agencies and as a freelance for several years.
Since 2018 he has been contributing high doses of creativity to the program to help connect our mission with the world. He never stops learning new things, he keeps himself motivated and informed about the latest trends in graphic design and every day he looks for new technologies to apply to his projects.

Germán Argüelles

Germán is both a Co-founder of sports travel and events company Definition XI LLC (Brands: generation adidas international, eSoccer, and Futsal-X), as well as a Co-founder of adventure, soccer and social impact organization named The Third Half PBC. He has over 15 years of experience in the global travel and events football market, with a focus on the North American markets. He lived in the United States for 7 years where he graduated in International Economics while playing collegiate soccer. Most recently he has studied an Executive Program in Corporate Responsibility at Instituto de Empresa, and he is always looking at ways to connect the professional and youth sports industry with the field of development through sports. He was born and raised in Asturias where he grew up playing the beautiful game with his dad and three brothers.