I’m an international Football Fitness Coach and one of the Periodisation Experts of the World Football Academy. In the last ten years I have worked for 5 top division teams and 1 national team in 6 countries (Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Russia, Cyprus and New Zealand) and 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Oceania).
Currently I am the Assistant Coach of Wellington Phoenix FC (New Zealand) in the staff of manager Darije Kalezic. In the past I’ve assisted the Belgian Manager Frank Vercauteren in KRC Genk (2007-2011), Al Jazeera FC (2011-2012) and FC Krylia Sovetov Samara (2014-2017), I was the Fitness Coach in the staff of the Portuguese Manager Carlos Queiroz in Iran (2012-2013) and in the staff of the Dutch Manager Mario Been in APOEL FC.
Everywhere I’ve worked, I’ve introduced the Football Periodisation Model. I’m proud to be part of teams that achieved multiple goals: winning the Championship & Supercup with KRC Genk (2010-2011), being part of the qualification (2012-2013) of Iran for the World Cup 2014 and winning the FNL Championship and promotion to the Russian Premier Leaue with KS Samara (2014-2015).
As one of the official instructors for WFA worldwide, I closely work together with Raymond Verheijen. I’ve also been an instructor at the coaching courses C, B, A and Pro at the Belgian Football Coach Education for many years and I’m currently advising federations, clubs, coaches and players, both at amateur and professional level.
Besides being an Expert in Football Periodization, I have experience and knowledge in Football Strength Training, Youth Football, Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Recovery Strategies. As I live to be a lifelong student of the game, I travel the world to attend courses and meet the best coaches & experts in Football.
Furthermore, I'm proud to be the Ambassador for 'Voetjebal' in Belgium since 2016. Voetjebal is a football specific playprogram for kids from 2 to 5 years old.
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