Entries by PL-Football

Reserve teams; U21; u23?

Whatever the name of a team is that comes after the academy but before the first team is not the most important in this discussion. That you have a team in the age between 18-21 is what counts. This important step, before a player really makes it is as a professional, will give so much to the career of most players. The opportunity to get used…

Coaches development; club policy or the responsibility of a coach?

A short holiday break in your weekly activities as a football academy gives coaches a chance to rest or to develop themselves. To develop themselves a coach has several ways: by the activities of the federation, activities organized by the club or the coach can organize his own activities. The federation needs to take care of the official…

Confirmation or recognition?

When you work in football, and have worked in different clubs you always keep looking over your shoulder what goes on in your previous clubs. In my case I still follow the clubs I played for and the last years the clubs where I organized the football departments. FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Kairat Almaty are the clubs that I follow with interest. A…

YOUTH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

To start a new position at a football club is always exiting. You have little information of the club but you always want to make an impression from the first moment you enter. The normal procedure would be, or if you want to buy yourself some time, to evaluate for a few weeks the situation within the club and then you start making your changes. For…

Why not all club owners follow a plan?

To answer this question, you need to analyze why these people want to be involved in football. Do they want to make money by selling players? Do they have the knowledge to coach a team? Or do they think that they have the knowledge after a few years involved in football? Or they just want […]

A NEW COACH? HOW TO SELECT?

At a certain moment a club will need to start searching for a new coach. This can be because of different reasons: A previous coach his contract is expired and the club would like to sign a new coach; a coach would like to make the next step in his career and moves to a […]

Club databases: are they a useful tool?

In academies it is important that there is communication with coaches on a daily bases. It is not only important to talk with them face to face but also offering them the tools to be accurate in their work over a longer period. I am referring to databases within clubs that are managed by all […]

Pre-season Training camps

The opening blog will be dedicated to the pre-season camps that all football clubs are organizing before the start of the season. At this moment I am working in Kazakhstan. The championship is from March until November. That means that all teams in Kazakhstan are preparing in the months of December, January and February. These months most of the teams…

pL-Football application promotion

The video Sharing the information about the PL-Football application is ready. The application is in two languages available, Russian and English. We are working on the Chinese translation of the application. This application focuses on organizing a training session. Video: https://youtu.be/1Mup6lKz5zo …