Bio

Academic Education

2008-2010

Specific Teacher Training Program in Physical Education
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences – University of Leuven

2005-2007

Master in Sport Science and Physical Education (Training–Coaching, Specialisation Football)
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences – University of Leuven
Thesis: ‘Personality Typology of Football Players from 1st and 2nd Division based on Tucker-3-analyses’

2002-2005

Bachelor in Sport Science and Physical Education
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences – University of Leuven

1996-2002

General Secondary Education – Latin Math
Sint-Lambertus College Bilzen

Coaching License

Royal Belgian Football Association – UEFA A – Football (Brussels, 2010)

Royal Belgian Football Association – UEFA B – Football (Brussels, 2008)

 

Football Player

Bilzen VV (2007-2008, First Team, regional)

Waltwilder VV (2003-2007, First Team, regional)

Kermt Hasselt (1999-2003, Academy and Second Team, 3th division)

SK Tongeren (1998-1999, Academy, 3th division)

Bilzen VV (1990-1998, Academy, regional)

Training Experience

Wellington Phoenix FC (Australian Hyundai A-League)

2017 - ... (Assistant of Darije Kalezic)

APOEL FC (Cypriot First Division)

2017 (Assistant of Mario Been)

Krylia Sovetov Samara (Premier League, Russia)

June 2014-January 2017 (Assistant of Frank Vercauteren)

2016-2017: Assistant and Fitness Coach 1st Team

2015-2016: Assistant and Fitness Coach 1st Team and 2nd team (9th place in Premier League)

2014-2015: Assistant and Fitness Coach 1st Team (Champions FNL 2014-2015 & promotion to Premier League) 

Iran National Team

August 2012-February 2013 (Assistant of Carlos Queiroz)

Assistant and Fitness Coach National Team

Al Jazeera FC (Pro League, United Arab Emirates)

Season 2011-2012 - Assistant of Frank Vercauteren - Fitness Coach 1st and 2nd Team

KRC Genk (Pro League, Belgium)

Season 2011-2012 - Assistant of Frank Vercauteren

Football Conditioning Coach 1st Team (Winner Supercup, Qualification Champions League)

Head of Fitness (First Team, Second Team and Youth Academy)

Season 2010-2011 - Assistant of Frank Vercauteren

Football Conditioning Coach 1st Team (League winners)

Head of Fitness and Conditioning (First Team, Second Team and Youth Academy)

Season 2009-2010 - Assistant of Frank Vercauteren

Football Conditioning Coach 1st Team (Winner Play-Off II)

Head of Fitness and Conditioning (Second Team and Youth Academy)

Assistant Trainer U17

Season 2008-2009

Assistant Trainer U17

Head of Fitness and Conditioning (Youth Academy)

Season 2007-2008

Assistant Trainer U11 and U16

Head of Fitness and Conditioning (Youth Academy)

K. Bilzerse VV (Regional)

Youth Academy Director (season 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009)
(Quality Label Dexia FootPass Season 2007-2008 and 2008-2009)
Season 2008-2009 - Trainer U11 and U17
Season 2007-2008 - Trainer U10
Season 2006-2007 - Trainer U9 and U10

Oud Heverlee Leuven (Second Division, Belgium)

Season 2005-2006 - Trainer U7

Working Experience

Voetjebal België

Ambassador (2016 - …)

Instructor World Football Academy

WFA Expert Periodisation in Football (2013 - ...)

Consultancy for Federations, Teams, Coaches and Players

Team Periodisation, Individual Periodisation, Rehab Periodisation, Youth Academy Periodisation (2009 - ...)

Royal Belgian Football Association / Flemish Coaching School

Coach education: UEFA-C, UEFA-B, UEFA -B ex pro, UEFA-A (2007 – 2012)

Expert Fitness and Conditioning in Football

Teacher, PHL University College (Hasselt)

(November 2009 – October 2010)

Flanders Football Federation (VFV)

Coach Topsport (Elite Sports School) Football – Sint-Janberchmans College (Genk, September 2009 – April 2010)

Teacher, Secondary Education

(March 2008 – June 2009)

University of Leuven

Coach University Team (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009)

Presentations and Lectures

International Symposium (VFV) – ‘How to improve a Football Player – Individual Periodisation and Team Periodisation Champions KRC Genk Season 2010-2011’

- Belgium, Antwerpen, June 3, 2011.

Medical Football Seminar (The Football Association of Norway) - 'Periodisation in Football'

- Norway, Oslo, November 22, 2012.

Clinic World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) - 'Football Periodisation', 'Periodisation in a First Team' & 'Periodisation in an Academy'

- Belgium, Bilzen, December 28, 2013.

- Belgium, Haacht, April 7, 2014.

- Belgium, Brussels, May 19, 2014.

- Belgium, Brussels, December 16, 2014.

- Belgium, Deinze, December 28, 2015.

Clinic World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) - 'Periodisation in off-season and pre-season'

- Belgium, Hasselt, May 27, 2014.

Clinic World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) – ‘Periodisation during and after the winter break’

- Belgium, Brussels, December 17, 2014.

- Belgium, Brussels, December 29, 2015.

Clinic ‘Periodisation, Psychology and Management’ by World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) – ‘Dealing with external factors to keep your team fit, fresh and injury free during the full season’

- Belgium, Bilzen, April 10, 2017

International Sports Congress Brussels – Football Knowledge Exchange 2017 – ‘Strength Training: an illusion in a training week?’

- Belgium, Brussels, May 25, 2017.

World Football Academy Expert Meeting (WFA) – ‘Football Periodisation in Russian Culture’

- Spain, Barcelona, June 5, 2015.

World Football Academy Expert Meeting (WFA) – ‘Football Periodisation in a Foreign Culture’

- United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 10, 2015.

Many other presentations and lectures in Belgium.

Courses

World Football Academy (WFA, Raymond Verheijen)

- Football Coaching Mentorship (Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 23 – 27, 2017)

- Dutch National Football Symposium (Netherlands, Garderen, February 8, 2017)

- Personal Development Course (Portugal, Lisbon, June 4 - 7, 2016)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Portugal, Lisbon, May 30 – June 3, 2016)

- Personal Development Course (Netherlands, Rotterdam, June 12 – 16, 2016)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Netherlands, Rotterdam, June 6 – 1 2, 2016)

- Al Nasr Football Forum (UAE, Dubai, December 6 – 10, 2015)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Spain, Barcelona, June 3 - 7, 2015)

- Masterclass Football Braining (Netherlands, Amsterdam, April 16, 2014)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (UK, London, June 19 – 23, 2013)

- Academy Visit Feyenoord (Netherlands, Rotterdam, April 23-26, 2013)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Netherlands, Amsterdam, June 27 – July 1, 2012)

Dutch Football Academy

- Psychology of Football Coaching (Netherlands, Amsterdam, April 25, 2012)

- Hamstring Rehabilitation (Netherlands, Amsterdam, April 7, 2011)

- Football Periodisation - Advanced Course Youth (Netherlands, Hoenderloo, 3 days in 2010)

- Football Periodisation - Advanced Course (Netherlands, Hoenderloo, 3 days in 2010)

- Football Rehabilitation - Basic Course (Netherlands, Hoenderloo, 3 days in 2010)

- Football Periodisation - Basic Course (Netherlands, Hoenderloo, 3 days in 2009)

 

Language Skills

Dutch: Native speaker

English: Professional working proficiency

French: Professional working proficiency

Russian: Good speaking and comprehension

Spanish: Basic speaking and comprehension

Arabic: Basic speaking and comprehension