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, both at team and individual level. Coaches cut clips and develop a video presentation for the team meeting on Friday. During the 5th workshop coaches develop a recovery training for last night’s starting XI. The 6th workshop is to discuss the Football Rehab Model which will be applied in this training week.

All workshops are being supervised by a great team of experts.Twitter10,jpg

During the 2nd part of the morning practicals with the Feyenoord Under 19 players take place. Coaches screen the players on possible injuries and deliver the Football Conditioning Training, Recovery Training first XI and Football Rehab Training.

Top coach Dick Advocaat is spending time with us today. Coaches get the opportunity to ask questions. Advocaat is very open in his answers.
Also during this session the first copy of The Official Guide to Coaching Youth Football is being presented to Advocaat by author Bert van Lingen. Van Lingen explains the ins and outs of the book and especially the principles of the football learning process of players ages 6-19.

During the afternoon the practicals are being evaluated by all coaches.

At the end of the day the programme finishes with Raymond Verheijen’s in-depth presentation on “Football Braining: the principles of coaching unconscious thinking”. Raymond has theorized his ‘art of coach education’ (application) and defined the principles (philosophy) he uses to coach and educate the unconscious of coaches. The coaches are expected to apply these Football Braining principles themselves during all of this week’s workshops and practicals.

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 Stadium  (size: 50,000 pax). The same evening coaches had to prepare for the tactical analysis of Feyenoord Under 19 during tonight’s game vs Quick Boys in the stadium. The other part of the group discussed how to analyze the football actions, basic actions and basic movements. After the game coaches evaluated their tactical analysis and execution of football actions.


First Football Periodisation course in Portugal

The first Football Periodisation course in Portugal, which took place at the beautifull trainingcenter of Benfica, was a great success. More then 70 delegates have had a pleasurable and educational day. During the course the delegates learned about different topics, such as:

  • Football Philosophy
  • Football Performance
  • Football Fitness
  • Football Conditioning Exercises

At the end of the course Raymond Verheijen handed over the first copy of the book ‘Mais simples do que isto?’ to former striker of Benfica, Fiorentina and Braga, Nuno Gomez. This book is now available in our webshop.

We also captured this day in pictures, check them below!

Marcel Lucassen @ National Soccer Coaching Conference, Canada

Last weekend Marcel Lucassen was one of the clinicians at the National Soccer Coaching Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Lucassen performed one theory session and two on-field sessions.