Raymond Verheijen’s Football Action Model – These Football Times

  At times – I think that it’d be fair to say – I harbour a tendency to overthink things. To look for meaning when perhaps none is there. To grasp at the straws of linear causality in a desperate attempt to clarify the opaque correlations that I have become so hell-bent on establishing. I […]

Day 7 – Expert Meeting 2016

After the coaching staff meeting of today coaches prepare for coaching Feyenoord U19 in this afternoon’s game. In particular, they develop the team meeting with the players which will take place later this morning.Based on the Football Rehab Periodisation developed in the workshop last Wednesday, some coaches develop a ‘quantity’ Football Rehab session. First practicals of today […]

Day 6 – Expert Meeting 2016

The members of today’s coaching staff prepare for the workshops of today. Coaches develop this afternoon’s tactical training session to prepare Feyenoord U19 for the opponent in tomorrow’s game. During the 2nd workshop coaches analyze and discuss the data of the sleep monitoring which has taken place with the Feyenoord Under 19 players during the training week. […]

Day 5 – Expert Meeting 2016

After the daily coaching staff meeting today we started with a plenary presentation by prof. Mark Williams on ‘Decision making and the execution of decisions’. The coaches get insight in the latest scientific findings in the area of developing game insight and technique in football. First workshops today covered: ‘Developing Tactical Training: Playing Style Development’, ‘How to develop self-regulation in […]

Day 4 – Expert Meeting 2016

After the regular coaching staff meeting, Raymond gave a philosophical update with respect to the definition of the four football fitness characteristics. After step-by-step introducing the logical structure of football (communication, decision making, executing decisions and football fitness) in football language in the last decade, Raymond presented the final step in bringing fitness back home to football. During the […]

Day 3 – Expert Meeting 2016

Wednesday 8 June started with the regular coaching staff meeting, followed by 3 workshops. Today coaches identify tactical training objectives based on a match recording of next Sunday’s opponent. Coaches are educated why and how biorhythm has a big influence on the three most important aspects they encounter: how to improve performance, how to speed up recovery […]

Day 2 – Expert Meeting 2016

Tuesday 7 June started with a coaching staff meeting, followed by 6 workshops. Today coaches identify tactical training objectives based on last night’s game analysis, but also prepare for injury screening of the players. Thirdly the Football Conditioning Training for last night’s substitute players is being prepared. Next is the team tactical and individual analysis, […]

Day 1 – 5th WFA Expert Meeting in Rotterdam

The 5th edition of the Expert Meeting in Rotterdam started on Monday 6 June in Rotterdam. Over 50 coaches from all continents arrived to participate in a full week of coaching, being coached and most of learning in a unique environment. After the Barcelona 2015 Summary Day, the official opening took place in the Feyenoord […]

The first Football Periodisation Course in Finland is FULLY BOOKED!

The first ever WFA Football Periodisation Basic Course Turku is fully booked. On Saturday the 23rd of April will the WFA in cooperation with the Finnish Football Association organize the Basic Football Periodisation course where the following topics will be covered: Football Philosophy Football Performance Football Fitness Football Conditioning Exercises  

The WFA comes to Porto!

After the first and successful course about Football Periodisation in Portugal at the trainingcenter of SL Benfica from Monday the 29th of February, the WFA comes with a course in The Greater Porto area as well. On Monday the 9th of May the WFA will organize the Basic Football Periodisation course where the following topics will be covered: […]