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Sixto González Víllora

Profesor Titular de Universidad en Didáctica de la Educación Física y Deportes, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Sixto González-Víllora obtained two bachelor degrees (Primary Education Teacher and Sport Science) and received his PhD from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in 2008. His PhD research focused on the development of tactical knowledge and decision making in youth football players (Physical Education and Sport Performance program). After 2008, He was invited to South Carolina University, Columbia Campus, where he served one semester as visiting professor with Dr. Karen French and Dr. Judith Rink.
González-Víllora is part of the teaching and research academic staff at the Training Teacher School of Cuenca (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain), since 2004, he is the Physical Education Coordinator. Since 2016, he is Professor and Dean of this School.
His research interests focus on Models-Based Practice: the Games Centered Approach (GCA), Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), Cooperative Learning (CL) and on Sport Pedagogy (Sport Education Model), Sports Assessment and Sporting Talent Detection Processes (invasion sports and net sports). He also conducts research on Match Analysis in Team Sports (Tactics), Sports Training and other topics in Physical Education and Sports.
He is member of the research group Physical Activity and Sports Teaching ( He is author of six books and ten book chapters and more than 100 articles in scientific journals (more than 50 published in international journals indexed on Web of Knowledge-Journal Citation Reports; five articles with impact factor Q1).
In the last 15 years, he has taught in postgraduate and graduate programs, congresses, seminars, etc. He has coordinated and organized many scientific and teaching activities. He collaborates with more than 15 scientific journals with main functions: reviewer, editorial board, etc. (E.g., European Journal of Sport Science, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Plos One, Sports, SportK, or Springer Plus).
González-Víllora has done research in various universities in the US (Columbia, South Carolina), Europe (Coimbra, Porto and Viana do Castelo, Portugal; or Bologna, Italy) and Latin America (Viçosa, Brazil).


  • –present
    Profesor Titular de Universidad en Didáctica de la Educación Física y Deportes, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha


  • 2008 
    Universidad de Catilla-La Mancha, Doctor en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte