World renowned football fitness coach Raymond Verheijen will host aAthree-day workshop on Football Periodization in Mumbai from September 22-24.

Raymond Verheijen
Raymond Verheijen worked with Guus Hiddink for South Korean and Russian national teams

The football periodization workshop will be held forAtop 40 football coaches from across the nation and the sub-continent in Mumbai. This is theAsecond visit for the former FC Barcelona consultant as he had visited the country back in 2013. The All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) had called for his services four years ago when he conducted a similar workshop only for I-League coaches in New Delhi.

Raymond Verheijen’s Football Journey

As a youth player Raymond Verheijen was part of the famous Dutch Academy structure. Unfortunately, the dream of a professional career ended as a chronic injury forced him to retire at the young age of 18. This disadvantage became an advantage as Verheijen got the opportunity to start his coaching career at the age of 19. As a young football coach and from a football specific perspective Verheijen studied Exercise Physiology and Sport Psychology at the Vrije University Twitter iconAmsterdam. He completed his Masters Degrees in 1995. He also studied at the Liverpool John Moores University in 1993-1995.

In 1998 Dutch National Team manager Frank Rijkaard appointed Verheijen as one of his assistants; preparation for the EURO 2000 in which Holland reached the semi final. In 2002 Guus Hiddink appointed Verheijen as his assistant to prepare South Korea for the FIFA World Cup 2002. Verheijen has been involved in every World Cup or EURO ever since, most recently with the Argentine squad for World Cup 2014 as a conditioning coach.

The event is beingAorganisedAby Ultra Sports India, one of the upcoming sports management companies in the city. Curator of of the event, Prashant Singh said to Sportz Dose, “Raymond is one of the world’s best coaches and we are lucky to have him conduct a workshop in our country. Coach Education in our country has seen a lot of growth in the past few years, and we at Ultra Sports India would want to add to it, with nothing but the best.”

Shaji Prabhakaran, Indian Football Expert and Author, spoke to SportzDose about the event, “I am glad that Raymond is coming to Mumbai to conduct his fitness workshop. His experience will be of great value to participants attending the workshop. I will be there for the closing session on 24th September and wish Prashant and his team all the very best.”

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The details of the event are as follows:
Date: 22ndAa 24thASeptember 2017
Venue: American School of Bombay, Mumbai.

Any coach who is interested in participating can contact Ultra Sports India at [email protected] or call +91-9967720620


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