Football Fitness and Football Braining

Football Fitness & Football Braining with Raymond Verheijen

Seattle Pacific University is hosting this World Football Academy 2-day course with special guest speaker Raymond Verheijen on March 10–11, 2018. The course is sponsored by Mercer Island FC, Pacific Northwest Soccer Club, North Puget Sound League, and the Pilchuck Soccer Alliance.

With an immaculate track record and extensive background in football, RAYMOND VERHEIJEN is the leader in football conditioning and widely recognized as the top coach educator in world football. He has helped the development of thousands of coaches throughout the world by sharing his unique football-specific approach.

The World Football Academy has developed this internationally renowned education program for football coaching professionals looking to develop themselves as coaches and to give their teams a competitive advantage. By attending this course, you will have all the information you need to develop a plan to maximize your team’s success.


Saturday, March 12th - FOOTBALL FITNESS COURSE

The only reason why football players need fitness is to execute the playing system with a high tempo for 90 minutes. Nothing more and nothing less. In this course, Raymond Verheijen will define football fitness in football language based on the analysis of the game. Next, he will educate coaches about football fitness exercises, training methods and the periodization of football fitness exercises.

12.45pm – 1.00pm Registration

1.00pm – 2.30pm Football Fitness Characteristics and Exercises

2.30pm – 3.00pm Break

3.00pm – 4.30pm Football Training Methods

4.30pm – 5.00pm Break

5.00pm – 6.00pm Football Fitness Model

Sunday, March 11th - FOOTBALL BRAINING

In this course, Raymond Verheijen will present his revolutionary new football specific psychology concept and delegates will learn:

  • Communication tools that enable them to be more precise and to-the- point when coaching the psychological aspect in football.
  • Coaching tools to increase the demands within football training exercises and to overload (the brain of) their players.
  • How to apply the latest brain science in football training at all levels and age groups.
  • A deeper understanding of how to vary their coaching style during the training week based on their players’ brain state.

The Football Braining concept introduced during this course will be used to theorize top coaches like Guus Hiddink and Louis van Gaal among others. What are the objective lessons we can learn from these role models and how can we apply these principles at all levels and age groups in the game?

9.00am – 10.30am From Football to Psychology and back

10.30am – 11.00am Break

11.00am – 12.30pm The Role of the Brain in Football in general and Football Fitness in particular

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch break

1.30pm – 3.00pm Brain Training within Football Periodization

3.00pm – 3.30pm Break

3.30pm – 5.00pm Coaching Football Thinking: Lessons learned from Hiddink, Van Gaal & Co.


All delegates completing this course will receive a WFA certificate.


Otto Miller Hall, Room 109
3469 3rd Ave West
Seattle, Washington 98119


Course .................... $499

Early Bird Rate ..... $449*

*When you register before February 14, 2018.