European Football Academy

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European Football Academy

Football Programme

The European Football Academy believes the current style of football coaching needs to improve and therefore presents a unique approach.

About It

We believe the current style of youth level football coaching in England has plenty of room for improvement. To that extent, coaching proposal focus on: (i) individual technique and ongoing assessment; (ii) tactical knowledge, game understanding & decision making; (iii) physical development and healthy lifestyle; and (iv) mental development through fair play and respect for others.
Our player’s pathway is progressive, coherent and challenging to allow players to reach their full potential.
We leverage on the FA’s intent to upgrade the infrastructure and capability of grassroots football, but also to really impact on the training and playing style of our players.

Tactical Periodisation

Every action, regardless of the four moments of the game in which it might happen, involves a decision (the tactical dimension),
an action or motor skill (the technical dimension)
that required a particular movement (physiological dimension) and
is directed by volitional and emotional states (psychological dimension)”

This implies that the tactical, technical, physiological and psychological elements are never trained independently. Everything is included, with the main emphasis being that every exercise is organised around (at least) one of the four moments of the game and the tactical principles of play.

We believe the future is the “all-around athlete”, someone with tactical expertise and an understanding of their sport, with an advanced technical level, which is highly developed in terms of the coordinative and conditional capacities, with the ability to make excellent decisions under high levels of stress and pressure, and is highly motivated and disciplined.​