Coaching Observations from Spain

Ian McClurg at Sevilla FC's Stadium

Ian McClurg at Sevilla FC’s Stadium

Coaching Observations from Spain   sevilla-fc1

I would like to  take  this  opportunity to share some observations from my recent trip to Spain. During a week long visit I was able to observe training sessions at Sevilla FC for players aged four, right up to the 1st team. The trip provided me with great insight on how professional football players are developed and the various stages that players must go through during their 10,000 hours of training.
Spain are the current world champions and Sevilla FC are recognized as having one of the most successful youth academies in the world, so I felt very privledged to be able to observe their training methods and share ideas with their coaching staff. Adam’s success and the recent signing of a
10 year old American player by FC Barcelona (see story in newsletter) demonstrates that there are young players in North America who can play at the highest levels of the game. Sevilla has asked me to assist them in identifying more players and it is my feeling that the work that we are currently doing at 1v1 Soccer FC can develop more talented players…..and more and more of them!
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