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20 MLS youth academy coaches kick off yearlong educational program in partnership with French Football Federation


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12 Sep 2019, 11:49 IST

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NEW YORK, NY (September 10, 2019) – Main League Soccer at this time introduced the fourth iteration of its groundbreaking partnership with the French Soccer Federation (FFF) that can present 20 skilled MLS youth academy coaches with world-class coaching via a yearlong youth improvement course leading to contributors incomes their Elite Formation Teaching License (EFCL).

The initiative locations contributors via the identical course and coaching calls for the FFF mandates of its home coaches however personalized for North America’s wants, accelerating Main League Soccer’s collective experience in participant improvement. This system incorporates options distinctive to every MLS market permitting coaches to raised serve their respective membership with learnings from this persevering with teaching training course. Created in 2013, the partnership has already seen greater than 60 coaches graduate via this system to earn an EFCL license.

Officers from MLS gathered in Paris in June to fulfill with French Soccer Federation President Noël Le Graët to formally renew the partnership and lengthen the pledge to supply mutually useful assets. The partnership with the FFF promotes an alternate of greatest practices and experiences in youth improvement. Program strategies embrace on-field coaching periods, classroom instruction and improvement of strategic academy development via seminars with academy administrators and coaches from the assorted worldwide golf equipment and federations collaborating.

“Main League Soccer is dedicated to turning into a pacesetter within the space of participant improvement, and the continued partnership with the French Soccer Federation gives an essential studying alternative and world class training for our elite academy coaches,” mentioned MLS Vice President & Technical Director, Youth Improvement Fred Lipka. “Since saying the partnership six years in the past, we’ve got already seen its super influence on our participant improvement system, laying a robust basis of experience all through our academies. We’re extremely excited to proceed this course of as these coaches proceed to lift the usual of academies all through the league.”

The EFCL program consists of three elements:

  • FFF course with per week of intensive area and classroom instruction on the Clairefontaine nationwide coaching facility in France and an extra 4 weeks of home coaching in the USA and Canada
  • European Membership Observations – One week of immersion at a global youth academy at one of many following golf equipment: Inter Milan (Italy), Benfica (Portugal), Anderlecht (Belgium), Espanyol de Barcelona (Spain), Olympique Lyonnais (France), AS Saint Etienne (France), FC Metz (France), RC Strasbourg (France), FC Lorient (France)
  • Integration of the Program with MLS Academy – Creation and/or modification of the Membership’s youth curriculum and analysis system for the event of gamers

The EFCL program begins in Clairefontaine for per week of coaching adopted by per week of European membership immersion the place coaches will obtain rigorous fingers on instruction from membership administration on coaching kinds from prime to backside of the academy. Following a number of installments of teaching periods in the USA and Canada throughout the next months, contributors will return to Clairefontaine 12 months later for a remaining week of analysis. In an effort to full the EFCL program, every collaborating coach should safe a CSA or USSF A training license upfront of the ultimate examination on the finish of the 12-month interval. On the conclusion of this system, all passing contributors will obtain an Elite Formation Teaching License.

Earlier contributors of EFCL embrace FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez, Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney, Actual Salt Lake interim head coach Freddy Juarez, and Seattle Sounders FC technical director Marc Nicholls, amongst dozens extra.

Arihant Chopra
Arihant Chopra has been working in the Sports industry. He currently contributes for Trevino by writing about sports content. He started his career with Trevino to get started as a journalist.


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