Periodisation Mentorship 27-31 May in Amsterdam

During the ‘WFA Periodisation Mentorship 2015’ Raymond Verheijen will deliver his most detailed coaching course to make you a Football Periodisation Specialist in only 5 days.

Step-by-step he will go through all the 15 chapters of the book ‘The Original Guide to Football Periodisation’. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book during the Mentorship.

Each of the five days has several 45-90 min. breaks for our delegates to have the opportunity to network with other coaches. Moreover, in the evenings it will be socializing time, for example during the Amsterdam Canal Tour.

Register here.

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Expert Meeting – Day 5

After the evaluation of yesterday’s sessions, again in the fantastic scenery of the Park, Dirk Zoutewelle explained how neurotransmitters work and how you can use supplements to improve football performance.

Today psychology again played an important role. Afke van de Wouw presented the theory behind ‘Basic braining: Recovery and Rehab’. She let the delegates experience a relaxation session, with significant effects.

At the end of the day Nikos Overheul prepared all coaches on the tactics for the World Cup game between the Netherlands and Chili. We watched the game with 50 coaches, who all analyzed the game during and afterwards. Great experience to be part of!

Expert meeting – Day 4

This morning we started with an outside session under the high mountains of the Golden Gate National Park, discussing the Football Braining™ concept. The perfect scenery for such a topic. Dutch coaches Vera Pauw and Bert van Lingen joined the discussion.

Next was a visualisation session by sports psychologist Afke van de Wouw. She explained the effects of visualisation and proved imagination to be a powerful tool for better performance.

Dutch Football Manager Leon Vlemmings presented how to coach individual development within football. The coach needs to coach players in a way that they are able to make choices by themselves.

Finally international football ostheopath Thomas D’havé explained the relationship between contact and non-contact injuries. He described a.o. the effect of non‐contact injuries (sprain/strain) as a consequence of earlier contact‐Injuries.

Expert Meeting – Day 3

On Saturday morning the whole group left for a sightseeing tour to Basotho Cultural Village in the Golden Gaten National Park, organized by the Free State Tourism Authority. It was quite an experience to learn about and taste from the ancient South African culture here.

During the afternoon the WFA SA Symposium took place. About 150 South African coaches and delegates followed the programme and got the chance to connect with each other. The knowledge shared with the South African coaches differed from Football Injuries (Thomas D’havé) and Football Technique Training with Marcel Lucassen to Football Nutrition with Dirk Zoutewelle.

After diner the 2nd part of the Symposium started with Damian Rodens’ presentation on the fittest team of the Premier League, followed by Coaching Individual Development by Leon Vlemnmings and Football Tactics by Nikos Overheul.

At the end of the Symposium the official book launch took place: the English version of ‘Football Periodisation’ by Raymond Verheijen. Raymond handed his first copy over to his mentor Bert van Lingen. Afterwards he said: “This was one of the most special moments in my career”.




Expert Meeting – Day 2

The 2nd day started with a theory session about the coaching of football actions by technique trainer Marcel Lucassen and Raymond Verheijen. Marcel is Technique Tactical trainer German FA. The theory became even more clear during the practical session by both coaches at the stadium in Bethlehem in the Free State. Back at the venue the practical was evaluated.

The afternoon started with the introduction on Football Brain Fuel by Dirk Zoutewelle. Dirk explained how he treated many athletes, especially on brain performance, with specific dietary guidelines and supplements to improve performance.

Next session was an interesting presentation by renowned visual skills coach Dr Sherylle Calder about eye training. By training the eyes the players’ performance will increase. It will result in better concentration, quicker response, better timing, improved decision making and improved coordination.

At the end of the day Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs (SA) Stuart Baxter shared his experience of the challenge in coaching different cultures. Your vision is always the starting point, but one should adjust his working methods to the local culture and history.