Football Development and E – Learning Conference and Exhibition
Geneva December 7 and 8th 2016
As part of the International Sports Convention, in Geneva, Switzerland on December 7th and 8th 2016, Sports Path is organizing a two day Conference on 'Football Development and E- Learning’ Brochure details Download Football Dev and E-Learning
If you wait until the autumn to enroll for this Conference the cost will be over 1,000 Euros.
If other coaches enroll before the end of SEPTEMBER the cost is 450 Euros but if you book through this Sports Path offer before SEPTEMBER 30th 2016 you will obtain a delegate pass for both days to both Conferences and the Exhibition for 315 Euros (about £125 or $180 per day)
To access this offer you need to register on this link and use the code robin30 .This will give access to the two football conferences and the exhibition on both days- IF BOOKED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30th 2016
A List of confirmed speakers is shown here ( Download Confirmed Speakers digital May 4 2016 ) and at the bottom of this page
See short video 'trailers ' here from some of the presenters at this Conference
You can see from the list of speakers here that the Conference in December will be showcasing good practice in the fields of Football Development and E - Learning from around the world including Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. These expert speakers have considerable practical experience in football development from across the world together with some exciting presenters in new fields – like the use of the web and drones in developing young players
This event will therefore be the largest global gathering of professionals working in Football Development and Education in 2016 and the ONLY event dedicated to the web and football education.
We have already had a high number of delegates enrolling from the following organisations:
- FIFA, UEFA,AFC and NSCCA
- National Associations:
Club Academy Managers including delegates from Ajax,Tottenham Hotspur,West Ham Utd. ,Feyenoord,Southampton,Sparta Rotterdam, LA Galaxy, Besiktas,( Turkey ) Al Shabab ( UAE) FC Basel , Young Boys Berne, Zurich Grasshoppers,FC Thun,Luzern,Lugano,Lausanne,Rush Soccer (USA) ,Portsmouth FC, Laguna Utd FC ( California )Cliff Avenue FC (Vancouver ) Pittsburgh SC ( Pennsylvania )
- Universities: Anglia Ruskin ( Cambridge UK ) Southampton Solent, Ohio ( USA ),Hong Kong, Bucharest ( Romania) Jerusalem ( Palestine Authority)
If you wait until the autumn to enroll for this Conference the cost will be over 1,000 Euros.
If other coaches enroll before the end of September the cost is 450 Euros but if you book through this Sports Path offer before the end of September 2016 you will obtain a delegate pass for both days to both Conferences and the Exhibition for 315 Euros (about £125 or $180 per day)
To access this offer you need to register on this link and use the code robin30 .This will give access to the two football conferences and the exhibition on both days- IF BOOKED BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2016
( Add that code to the option football development (day 1) and football coaching and e-learning (day 2) that will give you discounted access to those 2 conferences and the exhibition on both days )
To summarize :
We have negotiated attractive rates with local hotels and there is an abundance of cheap flights to Geneva at that time of the year
The Conference and event does provide an excellent opportunity for coaches like you to keep themselves up to date with developments from around the world, hear from experts in their field, network with global leaders in player development and see at first hand some of the new products available in football development. For example we have signed up 5 Sponsors for this event and these include the following
- Innovative goal posts from Bownet already endorsed by a number of FA’s and Club Academies
- Pioneering wearables to track player activity to be launched later this year by Dashtag
- Inventive Learning Management Systems, Software,Drills,Sessions,Coaching Resources & Support for Uefa Coaching Courses from Academy Soccer Coach
- New developments from Double Pass- the world's reference in talent development systems with more than 15 years of practical experience with over 500 clubs in Germany,Japan,Belgium,England,Denmark and the USA
- Ground breaking Resources from The Coaching Manual
PS We have negotiated attractive rates with local hotels and there is an abundance of cheap flights to Geneva at that time of the year
Who should attend?
- Those working in Football Development, Coach Education and Player Development within Clubs, Associations and Commercial Football Providers
- Networking with other professionals in Football Development from around the world
- Knowledge of new products to assist player and coach development
- Presenters from Europe, North America and Asia will provide Case Study examples on the following:
- News of ground-breaking Football Development projects throughout the world
- How the web has increased participation and enhanced player development in National Associations and Youth Academies in the USA, Asia and Europe
- Updates on the innovative ways the web is being used to support Coach Education in North America and Europe
- Information on the expansion of online degrees in Football in the USA and the UK
- Reports on how web appliances and mobile devices are assisting player development throughout the world
- The examples from ‘ Frugal Innovators ‘ who generate, capture and curate FREE content to share with fellow coaches
- How new Cutting Edge Technology like Wearables and Drones are impacting on Football Development
What previous delegates have said about the Football Development aspects of the ISC CONFERENCE?
Les Reed, Executive Director, Southampton FC:
‘The International Sports Convention presents a fantastic opportunity to learn about what is going on around the world in Sport and in particular football. It is a unique networking event with attendees in many roles and from many different countries. From grassroots to elite and professional levels the conference provides something for everyone. I certainly enjoyed presenting and mixing with like-minded and motivated people.’
Michael Milazzo, Academy Director at MLS Club - Columbus Crew, Columbus,Ohio,USA:
’‘The International Sports Convention I attended was a collection of professionals, from around the world, who strove to further their education in football development. There was a host of top experts that presented specific concepts and themes in football development. Each presenter featured a diverse perspective on development from their football club or association, providing all delegates with a unique viewpoint on football development.’
Kris Van Der Haegen, Director Coach Education, Royal Belgian Football Association:
‘ The sessions on football development strategy, the networking opportunities and being able to see the products in the Exhibition Hall were of most interest to me’
A Selection of the Speakers already confirmed
- Tom Byer Head Technical Advisor for the Chinese School Football Program
Tom has a remarkable background as THE leading Football Developer in Asia. He has created multi- media platforms for the delivery of specific programs for youth development across the entire Asian region including Japan, Indonesia and Australia. In August 2012, the Chinese FA appointed Tom as the Head Technical Advisor for the Chinese School Football Program and Official CFA Grassroots Ambassador. Tom will share his experiences of football development in Asia and how he is opening up the Chinese market for football development. Tom is the leading Football Developer in China and in the Spring of 2016 Tom embarks on a Tour of 64 Cities in China in conjunction with Local and National TV Broadcasters
- KrisVan Der Haegen: Director of Coach Education, Belgian FA (RBFA). Head coach of Women U19 national team, member of the UEFA Jira Panel
Kris will outline the progress made in Belgium in coach and player development which has seen Belgium rise to Number 1 in the FIFA rankings. As coach education is the best tool to develop the football, the RBFA has developed a vision about learning in football. One of the main questions the RBFA asked was: “ How can we increase efficiency in the daily work of coaches? ” To have more efficiency in the coaching process , we need more consistency in the daily work and on the longer term. These principles have been translated in the Belgian Vision of Development, a common approach for all the Belgian coaches. Kris will also outline how coach education students in Belgium are using self shot videos of their coaching to assist them . This is linked with the important role of motivation and self-regulation in the learning processChris Sharman Global Development Director at Challenger Sports
Challenger Sports are the largest soccer camp operator in USA and Canada and have soccer educational progammes for over 200,000 children in 8 countries. They employ almost 2,000 coaches annually. Chris will outline at the Conference the bespoke e-learning platform Challenger Sports have developed to support the selection, training and continued professional development of this coaching workforce. Chri’s presentation will be of particular benefit in showing how Clubs,Associations and commercial providers can use the web to support their face to face training of coaches and playersMartin Hunter: Technical Director Southampton FC.
Research in 2015 by the CIES Football Observatory well respected rated Southampton’s Youth Academy Number 1 in Europe ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid .Martin will outline how Southampton FC have been able to ‘ Bridge the Gap’ between Youth and 1st team football to develop so many players for Southampton FC and England
Richard Grootscholten Head of Feyenoord Academy,Rotterdam,The Nethertands
A Dutch football coach with over 30 years of experience in Youth Player Development. Richard ran the academy of Sparta Rotterdam, one of the most important youth development centres in the Netherlands and the first Academy in the country that integrated online tools into the Player Development process, an innovation that helped it win the most prestigious Youth Academy Award in the country– the Rinus Michels Award for Best Dutch Academy. Richard went on to guide and/or manage the youth development process at Academies in developing football countries; Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS, KGHM Zaglebie Lubin in Poland and Kuban Krasnodar in Russia. Richard has also worked closely with the KNVB (Dutch Football Association) in creating nationwide youth development and management systems.
Film / Work in Vancouver and Poland
- Lee Hancock: LA Galaxy Academy
Lee is a former professional player now a coach, Professor California State University and Educational Adviser to LA Galaxy. He will outline the newly opened ‘ LA Galaxy Blended Learning Environment’ a unique online/blended learning program which incorporates an innovative web support system for technical, academic, personal and social aspects of the players development at the LA Galaxy
- David Powderly : Coach Charlton Athletic FA Academy and ‘ Drone ‘ Enthusiast
A teacher in South London who is also a coach at the successful Charlton Athletic FC Academy. David holds the UEFA ‘B’ Licence and is currently studying for his UEFA A Licence with The English FA. He has developed an expertise in using drones to video players training and in games and to use these video clips to support the learning of young players at the Charlton Athletic Academy. David is particularly using the drone to improve player understanding especially in relation to the transition of 9v9 and 11v11 at 11/12 years of age. The drone provides video of players training and playing from new angles to assist their game understanding. He is also using the drone to create a database,
- Piet Hubers: Technical Director for Grassroots Football: Hero Indian Super League.
Former Technical Manager of the KNVB (Dutch FA) Piet will outline how he has established the largest Grassroots Program in India & created Indian Super League Youth Academy for elite players in Mumbai and the overall opportunities for development in India
The MATHARE YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION (MYSA) in Nairobi, Kenya with 25,000 participants is the largest Football Development Programme in Africa. The Project uses the medium of football to assist in educational and social programmes. It has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize .The MYSA Academy also provides a number of players for the Kenyan National team including Victor Wanyama (currently with Southampton FC) .George Mwangi is responsible for all technical training in the MYSA Sports and Leadership Academy (coaching, refereeing, first aid and sports administration) and Manager of Player Development in MYSA Talent Academy. He holds a number of CAF, KNVB and FA Coaching Qualifications and helped develop the MYSA Sports and Community Leadership Curriculum.George has worked in sports for development since 2002 as fulltime member of staff and for many years before as an active volunteer.
- Rachel Pavlou : National Development Manager for Women’s Football at the English FA
Rachel who is also UEFA Women's Football Development Expert Advisor will outline the enormous growth of Girls and Women’s football participation in England - the 2nd most popular sport in England behind male football
- Vince Ganzberg : NSCAA Education Content Coordinator
Vince was the Project Director for the development of US Soccer’s Online ‘F’ Course which attracted over 20,000 in the first six months of its launch in February 2015. He has since moved to a new position at Learning. Vince will outline developments in online coach education in the USA
of patterns of play, positional play that represent the methodology and philosophy of Charlton Football Club
- Dr David Carr : Associate Professor and Coordinator of Coaching Education at Ohio University
Dave devised the first online Masters Degree course in Soccer coaching in 2013. Since then over 200 students have enrolled on this course. Dave is a National staff coach for the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA).Dave will outline the possibilities and potential of post graduate online degree courses in soccer coaching
- Jamie Houchen: Project Manager for the Asian Football Confederation & Former Head of FA Learning
Jamie is currently working on joint UEFA/AFC Football Development Programs in the Gulf States and will share his experiences of using the web to support coach and player development in Europe and Asia