Marcel Lucassen new Technical Director Al-Nasr FC – Dubai

csm_66997-marcel_lucassen_226df55a75Marcel Lucassen, Individual coach for technique and tactics at the German FA (DFB) and assistant coach of the German U-17 national team, leaves the German Football Association to become Technical Director of  Football Club Al-Nasr FC in Dubai.

Lucassen will be responsible for the club’s youth academy from 20 July. In addition, he will support the Football Federation of the UAE in coach education. The contract is valid for the next three years.

At the German FA, Lucassen had full-time responsibility for the individual technical and tactical training of the German national youth teams since 2008. He also supported Christian Wück as assistant coach of the U-17 national team that won the runner-up at the European Championships in May. “It was not an easy decision for me. In recent years I have repeatedly received tempting offers but always opted for the DFB. I am pleased that sporting director Hansi Flick wants to continue to maintain contact with me, because that’s my desire, “said Lucassen.

“Now I want to take on a new challenge. With Al-Nasr FC I have the chance to develop much, since I’m in charge of the entire Academy. The association has gone to great lengths to me, which was quite remarkable. Our aim in Dubai is to develop an academy and a training center at the highest level.’

Sports Director Hansi Flick regrets the departure of Dutchman. “Marcel Lucassen has done an excellent job for the DFB in recent years. We wish him every success in his new role. “Prior to joining the DFB Lucassen has worked among other things as an individual coach for Manchester United, the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and MSV Duisburg.

Basic & Advanced Course in Dubai

Last week Raymond Verheijen was in Dubai at Al Nasr SC for the Basic and Advanced Course in Football Periodisation. In the three days at Al Nasr SC more than 20 Football Coaches were educated about how to improve their coaching skills.

The attending coaches were pulled out of their comfort zone in order to learn new ways of coaching football. This was possible due to the efforts of WFA Middle-East and Al Nasr SC.

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Registration open for courses in Dubai May 1-3, 2015

WFA-ME_Logo_315x400Following on from the our successful launch in UAE last month and due to the high demand we are pleased to announce two courses in Dubai May 1-3, 2015.  Courses will he hosted by Al Nasr FC at Al Maktoum Stadium, Oud Metha, Dubai. We are excited at this opportunity to partner with such a prestigious host – Al Nasr FC.

“Al Nasr FC are pleased to welcome Mr. Raymond Verheijen and World Football Academy Middle East to our club. We at Al Nasr pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovating and modern learning and helping our club and its coaches to grow and aspire to be a leader in the region. The courses to be conducted at Al Nasr FC on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd will help us in this mission and the knowledge gained from world leaders in their field such as Mr. Verheijen and his World Football Academy can only help the football community of Al Nasr FC and the Dubai Region in reaching our goals.”
                                   CEO Mr. Abdulla Khamis Buamim, Al Nasr FC.

May 1st – 1-day ‘Basic Course Football Periodisation’ will take place.
May 2+3 – 2-day ‘Advanced Course Football Periodisation’ will take place for those who have completed the Basic Course.