Players First partner World Football Academy offering four coaching courses in July, on theory, fitness and tactics

Players First partner World Football Academy offering four coaching courses in July, on theory, fitness and tactics

Upcoming courses | World Football Academy

World Football Academy, a Players First partner advancing the Coaching Development pillar, has announced four courses in July, which will focus on theory, fitness, tactics and periodization.

The World Football Academy has developed this education program for coaching professionals looking to develop themselves as coaches and give their teams a competitive advantage.

Here is each course’s location and subject with links to more details and registration:

  • Football Theory
    Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Friday, July 20
  • Football Braining
    Raleigh, N.C.; Monday, July 23
  • Football Fitness & Football Periodization
    Virginia; Wednesday-Thursday, July 25-26

The fee for each course varies, but there is an early bird discount of $30 for those who register before June 14. US Club Soccer members will also receive a special Players First discount. At checkout, please enter the code WFA-P1SOCCER for a $35 discount.

If you are interested in coming as a group of 5 or more, register here to discuss group rates.

Each course will be conducted by WFA founder and CEO, Raymond Verheijen. Verheijen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert and educator in soccer periodization. The World Football Academy is a global soccer education institute founded by Verheijen to “make football better.” Verheijen has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and sport psychology, and has worked with multiple professional teams including Barcelona, Chelsea, the Feyenoord Academy and Manchester City. At the international level, he is the only coach to have worked with teams at each of the last eight World Cups or EUROS – Holland (Euro 2000, 2004), South Korea (FIFA World Cup 2002, 2006 and 2010), Russia (Euro 2008 and 2012) and Argentina (FIFA World Cup Final 2014).

Players First is US Club Soccer’s flagship initiative intended to provide a holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.


A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

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