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Want to make the next step in your football development, PL FOOTBALL can assist you to go in to the right direction.
COACHING THE COACHES IS IMPORTANT IF YOU WANT MAXIMUM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT!
The coaching section of PL-Football is focusing on assisting football coaches or a single football coach to find the right direction for a long coaching career in (Youth) football. We will be able to develop coaches for average level or elite football level. With the structure that will be taught it is possible to see it as the foundation of the coach’s coaching career and then you have to add your own thoughts.
BASIC FOOTBALL COACHING
Here we focus in teaching coaches with or without a coaching license a clear structure. The basic football coaching lessons will bring a coach to the level where he can lead and organize his team during training sessions.
This we organize at PL-Football as an advanced coach’s education opportunity.
The contents for the lessons of Basic football coaching & Elite football coaching will be customized for a group of coaches or an individual coach.
Contact PL-Football with your request.
PL-Football will introduce in the coming weeks an online coaching course. During the course all important football subjects will be discussed in modules. One module will possible be divided in different lessons. All lessons will consist of a 10-15min video explanation with information connected with a subject from the philosophy of PL-football.... more
Date of Birth: 08-08-1969
Place of Birth: Assen, The Netherlands
Patrick van Leeuwen is founder and owner of PL-Football consultancy. Allready at a young age football was important part of his life. When He was playing football in a local team He was invited at a certain moment to join a professional club, Sparta Rotterdam. When He joined the academy of Sparta Rotterdam He also started to attend the Dutch academy of sports, called CIOS. So for him there were two things very clear at that time, He wanted to play professional football but also secure a social career for after his professional football career. He graduated at the age of 21 from the Dutch academy of Sports with the UEFA A license in football coaching. From that moment He fully concentrated on football and try keep that up as long as possible to get the experience that He could use in his future coaching career. He finished because of an injury at the age of 27 with his professional football career. As planned, when He was younger, He got an invitation to start his coaching career at Feyenoord Rotterdam when He finished playing professional football. Later in his coaching and manager career He obtained the UEFA pro license.
Patrick has a large network of external international experienced consultants at his immediate disposal. In this way he is able to meet all requirements made by international clients and bring them to more success.
1985 — 1994 Player FC Sparta Rotterdam
1994 — 1996 Player FC Helmond Sport
1996-1997 — Coach U/11 (Assistant U / 9 — U/12)
1997-1998 — Coach U/11 (Assistant U / 9, U/12, U/16 and U/23)
1998-1999 — Coach U/15 (assistant U/16)
1999-2000 — Coach U/14 (assistant U/16 and U/19)
2000-2001 — Coach U/14
2001-2002 — Coach of the project in China
2002-2003 — Assistant U/16
2003-2004 — Coach U/15
2004-2005 — Coach U/13
2005-2006/january — Manager International ProjectsFeyenoord
2006-2013 — Head of the Academy of Shakhtar Donetsk
2013- January 2016 Sport Director of FC Kairat
1 July 2016- Maccabi Tel Aviv FC
Dutch Academy of Sport
UEFA Pro License
1. Coaching a team
2. Assisting other coaches
3. Organize an academy
4. Select coaches for the academy
5. Educate coaches of the academy
6. Organize a scouting department
7. Select scouting personal
8. Organize international tournaments
9. Organize coaches congresses
10. Set up a first team organization
11. Create a network of football agents
12. Scouting professional players
13. To organize the football department of the club
14. To organize the budget of the football department
The Performance Director discussed the course that is currently underway that deals with training principles in modern football. Watch a video clip from last class inside The brand new course from Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Sports Science Department and the... more
The second season of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Department under the direction of Performance Director Patrick van Leeuwen has come to a close and we sat down with the Dutchman to discuss some of the highlights of the campaign, the successful season had by... more
The e-learning section of PL-Football has changed. The information about my football philosophy that previously was presented in e-books is now also available as an application. The e-books describe the football philosophy at FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Kairat Almaty and the application will show you how to come to an organized training session.
The application “PL-Football” is available in the apple app store and the google play store the e-books are available at amazon.com.
The new application will give you an insight in the football philosophy, the structure of the training session and multiple examples of exercises that will guide you and assist you in your work as a coach. The application and the e-books are available in Russian and English language.
With kind regards, Patrick van Leeuwen
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