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Coerver EW Director returns to lecture at the Real Madrid University

Saturday 17th March 2018 saw Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright head back to Madrid to lecture at the Real Madrid University for the fifth consecutive year.

The MSc in Talent Identification and Development in Soccer Course, which is held at the Villaviciosa de Odon campus, is ran in joint partnership between the European University of Madrid (Universidad Europea) and the world’s biggest football club, Real Madrid CF.

The prestigious course provides students with access to some of the leading organisations within world football – AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, GNK Dinamo Zargreb and Sevilla FC are just a handful of top level clubs that have presented on the course recently.

During the 1-day class, Scott presented both theory and practical sessions aimed at providing the students with an insight into the evolution of Coerver® Coaching since being founded in 1984.

“Once again, it was truly an honour for myself and Coerver® Coaching to be invited back to deliver on one of the most prestigious football education courses available in the world” said Scott. “One of the objectives of the course is for the best students to progress into working at the club.”

“As it stands around 75% of all Real Madrid academy groups between U8-U19 have a current or former course student as a staff member so it’s fantastic to see the employment pathway being developed between the course and the club.”

“I look forward to returning to Madrid next year and to continue the wonderful relationship that has been built since we first started to work together on the course in 2013.”

Guillermo Hamdan Zaragoza is a pivotal member of the course faculty – providing support to course director, David Viejo Romero and said “When we did the curriculum for the Master programme, we thought we needed Coerver® to be a part of it because it is such a big brand worldwide. We thought that if we want to have a top programme, we needed Coerver® to be part of this.”

“We hope that this relationship continues not only now but also for the future as our programme continues to grow.”

To view our behind the scenes video from the course at the Real Madrid University, click HERE






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2018 Coerver EW PRO Tour review

February 2018 saw 130 Coerver® EW Performance Academy, Partner Club and staff members travel to the Spanish capital city of Madrid for the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour.

Held across 4 days, the PRO Tour provided attendees with an incredible behind the scenes insight into two global football super powers – Real Madrid CF and The Royal Spanish Football federation.

After landing on Friday evening and a full player / parent meeting ahead of the weekend’s events, PRO Tour Saturday was split into two main segments.

Saturday morning saw the PRO Tour head north from our hotel base in Alcobendas to La Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas – the headquarters for all Spanish national teams. Here, our players participated in a 90-minute training session with Spanish FA coaches.

Following the session, the PRO Tour group had the opportunity to visit the Spanish national football museum which is also situated on site. Here, attendees could absorb the rich Spanish footballing heritage – from classic football kits to medals and success including seeing the 2008 & 2012 European Championship and 2010 World Cup winning trophies.

After a quick return to base for lunch, the PRO Tour made the short journey into Central Madrid and to the Santiago Bernabeau to watch Real Madrid CF play in their La Liga fixture against Real Sociedad. Here, attendees were treated to a master-class from the Galactico’s who put in a comprehensive 5-2 winning performance.

Sunday morning saw the PRO Tour return to the Bernabeau for the full Real Madrid stadium tour which included visiting the home team changing room – the very same changing room where Zidane’s winning side had celebrated their victory in only hours earlier!

Monday was the last day of the trip but the one everyone had been waiting for. Following a short 10-mimute drive from the team base, the PRO Tour arrived at Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdedebas – Real Madrid CF’s purpose built training complex.

Here, the PRO Tour players participated in two 90-minute training sessions that were delivered by Real Madrid CF full-time academy staff.

“The 2018 Coerer® PRO Tour has been the best tour that we have delivered to date” said Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright.

“The PRO Tour is a unique and special event – it is a trip that provides a level of accessibility that cannot be obtained easily to most. To have two massive football organisations with deeply rooted football heritage and global success open their doors to our players, parents and staff further highlights the fantastic benefits to being a member of our network.”

“We could not have asked for this year’s trip to have gone any better – the Tour attendees representing Coerver® England & Wales were first class both on and off the pitch, and the coaching staff at the Spanish FA and Real Madrid CF were top class.”

“This year’s PRO Tour will take some beating, but we already have plans in place and are up to the challenge of making the 2019 Coerver® PRO Tour better than ever!”

Sharon Robinson’s daughter, Monique, is part of the Coerver® Performance Academy in Derby. “It’s been faultless’” said Sharon. “I have to say; I have been pleasantly surprised at how efficiently this trip has been executed.”

“There has not been one stand out part of the trip, it has all been really, really good. Coming to some of these facilities – they are world class and if that doesn’t inspire your child any more than they are already are [to be successful in football], then you are missing a trick by not coming on a Coerver® PRO Tour.”

“It’s just amazing and I think that every kid that is given the opportunity to do it then they should take it” [attend a Coerver® PRO Tour].

Darren Wilson (Sam Wilson, Coerver® Performance Academy Coventry) said “Sam loves football – he dreams football. So, when the opportunity came up, I didn’t have to think twice about brining Sam here to Real Madrid”

“Taking Sam through the [player’s] tunnel at Real Madrid and seeing his face light up as we entered the stadium is something I’ll never forget. But also, Sam training here [Ciudad Real Madrid] is fantastic. I mean, how many 9 year olds get that opportunity?!”

The Coerver® PRO Tour is an annual event accessible to members of the Coerver® England & Wales network.

To see the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour video on Facebook, click HERE

To see the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour photo gallery on Facebook, click HERE

 






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Coerver® EW head to S.L. Benfica for 2018 Coach PRO Tour!

On Thursday 10th May 2018, the Coerver® Coaching England & Wales Coaches PRO Tour heads to our global youth development partners, SL Benfica.

Coaches from the Coerver® EW network travel to Lisbon to visit one of the game’s most famous clubs with a fantastic tradition for developing young players through their world-renowned academy.

As part of the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities. These include a full behind the scenes tour of the world-class training facilities at the Caixa Futebol Campus (home to all SL Benfica teams), observation of SL Benfica academy training session/match and a full tour of Estádio da Luz Stadium & museum – the home of SL Benfica.

During the tour, SL Benfica will provide full access to their academy staff with a philosophy presentation and various coach interaction/workshops scheduled for the trip.

Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright said “We are very excited to take our Coaches PRO Tour to our global youth development partner, SL Benfica, for the very first time following our last tour to Real Madrid CF.”

“SL Benfica have one of the very best academies in world football and this is a wonderful opportunity for our attendees to experience the inner workings at the Caixa Futebol Campus first hand.”

“We are looking forward to what promises to be an exceptional trip to Portugal and I’m sure all in attendance will be both hugely motivated and inspired by the opportunity which we are really pleased to be able to provide exclusively for our network members.”

You can see more information on SL Benfica’s world famous Caixa Futebol Campus HERE

You can find out more about the Coerver® Partner Club programme HERE

 

 

 






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Coerver® EW work with adidas® UK Tango League Champions

On Wednesday 28th February 2018, Coerver® EW Director Scott Wright & Head of Coaching, Luke Cheyne, travelled to London to deliver a “Train Like A PRO” day with adidas® UK Tango League Champions, The K5’s.

Hosted by adidas® partner club, Fulham FC, the 9-strong squad were given the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a professional footballer.

In the morning, the group were given exclusive behind the scenes access to Craven Cottage – the home of Fulham FC since 1896 and one of the last remaining ‘traditional’ grounds in the country.

After a short transfer, the Coerver® team and The K5′s headed to Fulham FC’s Motspur Park training ground where they observed a full, first team training session as the Cottagers prepare for their crucial Championship clash with promotion rivals, Derby County tomorrow.

Following the session, First Team Coach Stuart Gray and Norwegian international midfielder, Stefan Johansen, took time out for a Q&A with the squad.

In the afternoon, Coerver® EW delivered both theory and practical sessions for the group. This began in the classroom with a workshop based on the mental and physical aspects of the game. The day finished with a Coerver® practical session in the Fulham FC academy dome.

“Together with our partner adidas and Fulham FC, the K5’s tango league squad have had an amazing opportunity to learn what it takes to train like a pro” said Scott.

“Our aim was for these young players to come away from the day inspired but also with an understanding that it’s the small details that can often be the difference between success and failure.”

“Making it in the modern game takes more than just football ability. Grit, determination, physical conditioning, nutrition, rest, making good life choices etc are all vital areas which we aimed to cover today.”

“It was great to hear our messages being reinforced by Stuart and Stefan. The lads were a pleasure to work with and we hope that they take all of this valuable information and knowledge that has been shared with them today and put it to good use within their own environment.”

“Finally, we would like to express our thanks to Fulham FC for opening their doors and making us all feel so welcome, it was a fantastic day for all concerned.”

Our behind the scenes video & media will be released next week across all @CoerverEW social media platforms.

To learn more about the adidas® Tango League, click here: http://www.adidas.co.uk/tangoleague






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Coerver EW announce 2018 Youth Diploma 1 course dates

Coerver® EW are pleased to announce details for the upcoming Youth Diploma 1 courses due to take place in London & Manchester during Summer 2018.

The Youth Diploma 1 course forms part of the Coerver® Coach Education Pathway, which provides coaches with the opportunity to attend up to 5-days of official Coerver® coach education.

The pathway consists of three courses which are made up of the Coerver® Intro (1-day), Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 (2-day) & Coerver® Youth Diploma 2 (2-day) respectively.

The pathway has been designed to give attendees a greater understanding of the history and evolution of the Coerver® programme, both on and off the pitch over the last 34 years since being founded by Alf Galustian and Charlie Cooke in 1984.

The Youth Diploma 1 is designed to provide attendees, regardless of the level that they coach at, with a greater understanding of how to plan & deliver more effective coaching sessions, utilising the Coerver® Session Planner.

Both Youth Diploma 1 courses will be delivered by Coerver® England & Wales Director,
Scott Wright, who is able to draw from experience in delivering Coerver® Coach Education courses at all levels of the game, across the globe since joining the organisation in 2005.

“We are really looking forward to delivering this year’s Youth Diploma 1 courses in London and Manchester respectively” said Scott.

“Since our first Youth Diploma course in 2011, our coach education pathway has continued to evolve with thousands of coaches from across the world attending our courses here in England.”

“This particular course is based on session planning, which is still a topic that you don’t really see covered in any great detail on national licence courses. This was one of the main reasons that we picked this topic for our course based on the feedback that we received from clubs and coaches alike.”

“Attendees will be provided with some fantastic new resources including our course handbook and access to our new coach education pathway support site which provides video of the practical content delivered during the course.”

“Our 2018 courses are sure to be our biggest and best yet and we look forward to working with coaches from across the UK and further a field during the Summer.”

Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 – Location Information

London
Dates: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018
Time: 09:00 – 16:45 (both days)
Venue: Watford FC Academy, Harefield Academy, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6ET

Manchester
Dates: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2018
Time: 09:00 – 16:45 (both days)
Venue: Salford Sports Village, Littleton Road, Salford, Manchester, M7 3NQ

For further information and to book your place on our 2018 Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 course, visit:
www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma






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Coerver Coaching co-founder works with Italian Giants

Coerver® Coaching co-founder Alf Galustian recently travelled to Turin to deliver an
Elite Coach Education clinic at one of the world’s greatest football clubs and current Italian champions – Juventus FC.

The clinic was hosted at the Juventus Centre, the training base for all Juventus teams and was attended by all Juventus academy coaches. In addition, Technical Director, Stefano Baldini and Gianluca Pessotto, team manager of Juventus Youth Teams and a former first team Juventus FC player and Italian international were also in attendance.

Attendees on the day included several ex-professionals including 2006 World Cup Winner Simone Barone. FIFA committee member and Italy’s greatest female player, Carolina Morace, was a also special guest participant to the clinic.

Alf delivered both Coerver® theory and practical sessions focusing on the link between ball mastery and the team game which was very well received by all in attendance.

“It’s an enormous honour for Coerver Coaching to be invited to work with Juventus FC who are without doubt, one of the truly elite football clubs in the world” said Coerver® England and Wales Director, Scott Wright.

“Juventus join an illustrious group of elite clubs that Coerver co-founder Alf Galustian has worked with during his career. Hearing such positive feedback from technical director, Stefano Baldini, adds further credibility for the Coerver programme to that which has already been amassed since being founded in 1984.”

“We look forward to collaborating further with Juventus FC in the coming months ahead.”

To watch Coerver® Coaching co-founder, Alf Galustian talk to Juventus FC Technical Director, Stefano Baldini, click here: http://tiny.cc/s8g5qy






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Coerver EW announce 2018 Coerver Intro course dates

Following the hugely successful Coerver® EW Coach Education Pathway courses that were delivered throughout 2017, today marks the public launch of the first courses to be scheduled in 2018, following a priority booking window earlier this week.

The 1-day Coerver® Intro Course is the foundation of the Coerver® Coach Education Pathway and provides attendees with a theoretical and practical based overview of the evolution of the Coerver® method since being founded in 1984.

Central to the course is Coerver® Coaching’s latest approach to teaching Ball Mastery &
1 v 1 skills, from mastery to game effective use. Since being founded in 1984, both topics have been and continue to be fundamental to both Coerver® coach and player education.

The Coerver® Intro course will be delivered by Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright, who is able to draw from experience in delivering Coerver® Coach Education across the globe at all levels of the game since joining the organisation in 2005.

“Since our first Youth Diploma course in 2011, our Coach Education Pathway has continued to evolve with our Intro course being the latest addition” said Scott. “Following successful Youth Diploma 1 and 2 courses during 2017, interest in our 2018 Intro courses has been high.”

“In our opinion, Ball Mastery and 1 v 1 skills are two of the most important topics to teach young players but are two of the least understood by coaches. A lot of this can be put down to the lack of focus/detail on national federation courses”

“Our Intro course aims to bridge that gap of knowledge and no matter the level that coaches work at, whether that be grassroots or professional or whether you have previously attended our Youth Diploma 1 or 2, this course will be highly beneficial.”

“In our opinion these are two topics that you have to understand if you want your players to fulfil their potential and be as effective in the game as possible, now and in the future.”

“Attendees will receive some fantastic resources including our newly designed Intro course handbook and access to our new course support site which provides bespoke video  covering all practical content delivered.”

“We are very excited to announce these dates and look forward to working with coaches from across the UK and further afield, in both London and Manchester during April.”

Coerver® Intro Course – Location Information

London
Dates: Saturday 21st April 2018
Time: 09:00  – 17:00
Venue: Watford FC Academy, Harefield Academy, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6ET

Manchester
Dates: Sunday 29th April 2018
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Road, Manchester, M14 7UU

For full course details and to book your place on our 2018 Coerver® Intro course, visit:
https://www.coerver.co.uk/coerverintro






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Coerver® EW feature in latest FourFourTwo Performance video with Brazilian legend, Kaka!

The latest video in FourFourTwo Performance’s ‘You Ask, We Answer’ series was released earlier today and features Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright and Brazilian legend, Kaka.

The former AC Milan, Real Madrid CF and Brazil International shares his experience with viewers, focusing on how he developed his two-footed ability.

The action then transfers to the training pitch where Scott puts FourFourTwo Performance writer Alec Fenn, through his paces during a series of technical drills based on Kaka’s insight.

“It’s great to work with FourFourTwo Performance for the second time on their new you ask, we answer series” said Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright.

“This is particularly special for us with a true legend of the game, Kaka, sharing his experiences and we are really pleased to of had the opportunity to collaborate on this video with a player of his stature”.

“It’s also fantastic to hear the importance that he placed on developing both feet during his career which very much aligns with our own thinking on technical development”.

“Hopefully this video will inspire players both young and old, to get outside and spend time mastering the ball with both feet.”

To see our full ‘You Ask, We Answer’ video featuring ProTips from Kaka, visit
http://bit.ly/2DTjhvO

To find out more about the Coerver® Performance academy, visit
https://www.coerver.co.uk/performance-academy.html






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Coerver EW Director returns to Real Madrid University for the 5th consecutive year

March 2018 will see Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright, return to the Real Madrid University to lecture on their MSc in Talent Identification and Development in Soccer Course which is held at the Villaviciosa de Odon campus.

2018 will be the fifth consecutive year that Scott has been invited to deliver on the course which is ran in joint partnership between the European University of Madrid (Universidad Europea) and the world’s biggest football club, Real Madrid CF.

During the 1-day class, course students will be guided through two classroom theory and practical training sessions in addition to an in-depth Q&A providing an overview of the Coerver® Coaching method.

“Once again, it is truly an honour to be invited to return and deliver on what is one of the most prestigious football education courses available in the world” said Scott. “Over the last four years, we have received fantastic feedback from the students and course director who feel that the Coerver® methodology adds real value and supplements the existing modules of work and current knowledge base that they have.”

“Presenters are brought in from across the professional game who are currently working with some of the world’s leading clubs and national teams. For example, last year the Head of Sevilla FC’s academy delivered the class the day before ourselves. This course provides students with a truly global view of current football trends and methods, not just in the classroom but equally out on the pitch.”

“When you combine this with the knowledge and experience of the course students, with a number already working within the professional game and blend that with the knowledge and experience of the biggest football club in the world, this truly is a benchmark Master’s degree in the field of Football and creates an incredible learning environment for all.”

“The global football network that is associated to the course enables the students to work with, visit and collaborate with the worlds’ leading football clubs and organisations and it’s great for ourselves at Coerver® Coaching EW to be classed within that bracket by the Real Madrid university and I’m really looking forward to this years visit.”

To learn more about the Real Madrid University, visit their website http://realmadrid.universidadeuropea.es/en






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2018 Coerver EW PRO Tour heads to the Spanish Capital

February 2018 will see players and their families from the extensive Coerver® EW network travel to Madrid for the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour taking place jointly at the RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation) and Real Madrid CF.

PRO Tour attendees will spend 4 days immersed in the rich football culture of the Spanish capital, participating in a once in a lifetime football experience courtesy of two global football super-powers.

The first training session of the PRO Tour will take place at La Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas, which is the headquarters and training base for all Spanish national football teams.

Players will be put through their paces by RFEF coaching staff and will have the opportunity to visit the Spanish national football museum which is located at the complex.

Following the training session, attendees will head to the Santiago Bernabeau stadium along with 80,000 “Madridistas” to watch the “galacticos” in the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF & Real Sociedad.

The PRO Tour group will then head back to the Santiago Bernabeau stadium the following day for a stadium tour and museum visit before enjoying the many sights that Madrid has to offer.

On the final day, all PRO Tour attendees will head to Ciudad Real Madrid, home to all  Real Madrid CF teams from academy through to first team. Real City is without doubt one of the world’s best sports training complexes.

All attendees will enjoy a behind the scenes guided tour of the complex with players taking part in two training sessions with club coaching staff who will be delivering content from the “Los Blancos” academy curriculum.

“This will be the third time we have visited Real Madrid CF for our Coerver EW PRO Tour, we are extremely proud to have forged such a strong working relationship with the largest club in global football” said Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright. “We are really taking things up a level this time with our 2018 tour with our additional co-operation with the RFEF who will also be hosting us. Within one weekend our group will have the opportunity to train at and visit one of the world’s top national federations as well as the biggest club.”

“They will also be able to see how some of the world’s best players live and enjoy one of the great cities. The players and their families that will be travelling to Madrid next month are truly part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience which we are delighted to be able to provide for them as Coerver® EW members.”

To see highlights from the 2015 Coerver® EW PRO Tour to Real Madrid CF, visit
http://bit.ly/1T5HwqK

Images from the 2017 Coerver® EW PRO Tour to Real Madrid CF can been viewed at
http://bit.ly/2DlfVpm






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