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Football Youth Development

Course Content

The introduction to the topic Youth Development Strategies begins with analysing and clarifying a number of central concepts from the subject area. Initial focus will be on the history of talent detection and on the education of youth players in football. Next, examples of football academies are discussed with attention to infrastructure, technological applications and quality of trainers and management. Following definition of the key concepts, we follow the growth processes and the increasing interest of educating talent in the football industry. Finally, we cover the guidance of youth football players and further developments in their career in the field of education, sports development and financial advice. Lifestyle management is a very important concept in the career cylcle of top football players where guidance is absolutely necessary.

Lecturers

David Pauwels

Senior Consultant & Manager
at doublepass


Frederik Derdin

Senior Account Manager
at SoccerLAB


Nikolay Kirchev

Team Manager
at PFK Ludogorets 1945


Olivier Jarosz

Head of Club Affairs & CMP Director
at European Club Association