World Football Academy

 Football Tactics 1-Day Course

Get to the Convention early to learn from world-renowed coach educator Raymond Verheijen.

United Soccer Coaches in partnership with the World Football Academy is excited to announce a one-day educational event where Convention attendees can have the opportunity to learn from Raymond Verheijen and the World Football Academy. This educational add-on is available to any Convention registrant for an additional $299 and will take place on Wednesday, January 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

*Note: As a coach you take your players outside their comfort zone to allow them to improve. You create uncomfortable and challenging situations for your players and you expect them to deal with it. This is what we call overload. World renowned coach educator Raymond Verheijen is well-known for applying this exact same principle when educating coaches. So, this session will not be your normal comfortable coaching course. Instructor Verheijen will create his famous challenging and uncomfortable ‘dressing room’ environment to help accelerate your development as a coach. Please only sign up if you are ready to challenge yourself and your beliefs.

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[+] If you are already registered for the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention and would like to participate in the World Football Academy Wednesday add-on click here to modify your registration. 


“A ground breaking approach that can benefit anyone who loves the game.” – Guus Hiddink

‘A tailor made working method.” – Louis van Gaal

“The information is extraordinary…this could benefit anyone in my position in the US.” – Anson Dorrance

Football Tactics with Raymond Verheijen

 In football, the (non-)verbal communication between players is of the highest order. The role of tactics in football is to optimize the verbal and non-verbal communication between players and to avoid miscommunication. In this Football Tactics course, Raymond Verheijen will educate coaches about the WHAT and HOW of football tactics.

Coaches will learn how to develop 1) passing exercises, 2) position games, 3) tactical games and/or 4) football conditioning games for a) attacking, b) defending and c) transitioning within the context of the tactical formation of their own team.

SCHEDULE: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Principles of Communication
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Communication is the Foundation of Tactical Exercises
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Methodology within Tactical Exercises
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Developing Methodology within Tactical Formations
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Questions and Answers
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


 The World Football Academy

The World Football Academy is the world’s leading independent education institute for coaches, staff members and practitioners with departments and events on all the continents. As a major knowledge provider to several FA’s and clubs around the world, the WFA is the prime contractor for thousands of football specialists. 

Raymond Verheijen

With an immaculate track record and extensive background in football Raymond Verheijen is the leader in coach education and has introduced his unique football specific approach successfully throughout the world.

Since 1998 coach Verheijen has been involved in every FIFA World Cup and EURO reaching 5 semi-finals and a final. Also, in 2009 Verheijen worked with the Dutch National Women’s Team in their first ever EURO reaching the semi-final. 

At club level Verheijen has worked with European giants like Barcelona (Champions League 2006), Zenit St Petersburg (UEFA Cup 2008), Chelsea (FA Cup 2009) Manchester City and Glasgow Rangers. 

In 2011, Verheijen became assistant manager with a Wales side that became the most improved nation in the history of the FIFA World Rankings. In Brazil 2014 he consulted Argentina on reaching their first FIFA World Cup Final in 24 years.


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