Football Braining

Learn to understand how the brain of your players works

Module 1: Principles of Football Braining

What will you learn?

Traditionally, psychological knowledge is projected on to football. The consequence of this ‘outside-to-inside’ approach is the introduction of many non-contextual terminology and knowledge. As a result, many coaches struggle to apply this non-specific information in the football context.  

In this Football Braining module coaches will be presented the football specific psychology concept. In particular, coaches will receive communicative tools to be more precise and to-the-point when coaching the psychological aspect in football. Delegates will get coaching references to increase the demands within football training exercises and to overload (the brain of) their players. The coaches will learn how to apply the latest brain science in football training at all levels and age groups.

What is the program?

Block 1. Football thinking reference
Block 2. Football thinking characteristics
Block 3. Coaching football thinking
Block 4. Football thinking exercises


Module 2: Football Coach Evolution Model

What will you learn?

In the last 10 years, Raymond Verheijen has educated thousands of coaches all around the world about the WHAT of coaching football based on the principles of Football Theory. He used the characteristics of the game as an objective reference to explain WHAT should be coached in football. During this module Raymond will present the objective and universal reference of the HOW of coaching football. He will use the principles of human evolution as an objective reference to demonstrate HOW football players should be coached as the development of a football player is a specification of how human beings have developed in general during millions of years of evolution. He will illustrate these principles with practical examples using the Wales National Team case study.

What is the program?

Block 1. Football Coach Evolution Model
Block 2. Reference Thinking is Foundation of Coaching
Block 3. Situation Coaching and Reference Coaching (Case study)
Block 4. Football Brain Periodisation Model

What will be your next step?

After participating in the Football Braining Module coaches will be eligible to register for the Football Braining Experience. This 5-day event is a Level 1 course in the FCE International Pathway. During this international course with coaches from all around the world, delegates will learn how to use the content of the Football Braining Module for the personal development of both themselves and their players. Based on the latest developments in science, coaches will develop a deeper understanding of how to vary their coaching style during the training week based on their players’ brain state.