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 Football Development

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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 July  the cost is 450 Euros but if you book through this Sports Path offer  before the end of  July 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 JULY 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 level of delegates enrolling from the following:

 

 

 

 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 July  the cost is 450 Euros but if you book through this Sports Path offer  before the end of  July 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 JULY 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 :

1. Go to this page  
 
2. Click on the bottom ' Start a New Registration ' 
 
3. The first part is to enter your email and then press ' Continue '
 
4. On the next page fill out your details please then press ' Continue '
 
5. On the page for the Conferences enter the code robin30
 
Any problems please email Robin Russell RRussellsportspath@gmail.com

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 

 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?

Why attend? 

  1. Networking with other professionals in Football Development from around the world
  2. Knowledge of new products to assist player and coach development
  3. Presenters from Europe, North America and Asia will provide Case Study examples on the following:

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 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

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

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

 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,

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 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 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

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 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