Players First partner World Football Academy to hold six coaching courses in December on soccer periodization, theory

Players First partner World Football Academy to hold six coaching courses in December on soccer periodization, theory

Upcoming courses | World Football Academy

World Football Academy, a Players First partner advancing the Coaching Development pillar, has announced six new coaching courses to be held in December, which will focus on theory, periodization, and psychology.

Coaches looking to further develop themselves and their respective teams are invited to attend, and World Football Academy is offering a special Players First discount for US Club Soccer members. When prompted to enter a discount at checkout, enter the code WFA-P1SOCCER for a $35 discount.

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

  • Football Periodization
    Seattle, Wash.; Saturday, December 1
    Registration
  • Football Periodization & Braining*
    San Diego, Calif.; Sunday – Monday, December 2-3
    Registration
  • Football Theory
    Denver, Colo.; Tuesday, December 4
    Registration
  • Football Theory
    St. Louis, Mo.; Thursday, December 6
    Registration
  • Football Theory
    Cleveland, Ohio; Friday, December 7
    Registration
  • Football Theory & Periodization*
    Boston, Mass.; Saturday – Sunday, December 8-9
    Registration

*Attendees of the San Diego and Boston courses have the option to attend both days or just the first day.

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.

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

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.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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