Last weekend saw Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright, travel back to the Spanish capital city of Madrid to lecture on the Real Madrid University MSc in Talent Identification and Development in Soccer Course at the Villaviciosa de Odon campus.
Having first received an invitation to lecture on the course in 2014, this occasion has made it four years in a row that Scott has delivered to students on the course – a course that is jointly ran by the European University of Madrid (Universidad Europea) and the World’s biggest football club, Real Madrid CF.
Two theory and two practical based Coerver® coach education sessions were delivered to this year’s intake of MSc students who were selected from around the world to attend the prestigious course.
“It was a great honour to be invited back for the fourth year in a row to lecture to this year’s Real Madrid university MSc students – students who have re-located to the Spanish capital for the year long course from across Spain and beyond” said Scott. “The course itself has a number of unique elements, firstly the applied knowledge of the faculty of staff really is on a different level to any course such as this that I am aware of.”
“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, on the Friday before I delivered, the head of Sevilla FC’s academy worked with the students. This course provides them 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 sports 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 to be classed within that bracket by the directors of the MSc course here at the Real Madrid university.”
“As an example, three of the students from last years in-take are now working full-time within the Real Madrid academy so the pathway is most certainly in place for students to progress into roles directly from the course.”
“Once again, we have received fantastic feedback from the students and course directors who feel that the Coerver® methodology adds real value and supplements the existing modules of work and current knowledge base that they have.”
“We look forward to continuing our relationship here with the Real Madrid university and returning to Spain during the new academic year which will be our fifth consecutively – to date we are the only lecturers to have been invited to the course from the UK which of course is a huge honour for us.”
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- Thursday 4th May 2017 – PlayFootball Luton. 18:30-21:00.
- Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Racecourse Astro, Derby. 18:30-2100
To book your place, head over to www.facebook.com/CoerverEW for full course information and booking.