MFA Technical Centre Academy and Youth coaching staff attend course in the Netherlands

lifelong-learning-programmeTen Academy & Youth coaching staff of the MFA Technical Centre left to the Netherlands on Monday for a week long activity on the Dutch Vision on Youth Football. This incredible experience was made possible thanks to the funds awarded by the Leonardo Da Vinci Life Learning Programme under the auspices of the EU.

It was decided that the mobilty component of the seminar should take place at the KNVB Academy of the Royal Netherlands Football Association because of that country’s reputation in the area of football education.

Given their reputation, the MFA considered that by participating in such a training course our coaches will be given access to invaluable knowledge on the Dutch Academy structure and the various existent models of good coaching as well as to exchange experiences and support improvement in the quality of vocational education and training systems of football training skills.

The coaches selected for such a training course have been chosen from among the top fully qualified UEFA ‘A’ coaches employed as the leading coaches of the MFA Academy & Youth sectors.

It is envisaged that following this course coaches will have acquired a high level of information and knowledge on football training methods, skills and tactics that can serve not only to establish the national youth structure but to share with other coaches how training methods and practices can be improved for the benefit of youths.

This project has been supported by MEUSAC