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 

Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences – University of Leuven

 

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

 

Football Coaching License

 

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

Royal Belgian Football Association – UEFA B (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/Coaching Experience

 

Al Batin FC (Saudi Professional League)

2018 (Assistant Coach of Frank Vercauteren)

 

Wellington Phoenix FC (Australian Hyundai A-League)

2017-2018 (Assistant/Fitness Coach of Darije Kalezic)

 

APOEL FC (Cypriot First Division)

2017 (Fitness Coach of Mario Been)

 

Krylia Sovetov Samara (Premier League, Russia)

2014-2017 (Assistant/Fitness Coach of Frank Vercauteren)

2016-2017: Assistant and Football Fitness Coach 1st Team

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

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

 

Iran National Team

2012-2013 (Assistant/Fitness Coach of Carlos Queiroz)

Qualification Campaign World Cup 2014

 

Al Jazeera FC (Pro League, United Arab Emirates)

2011-2012 (Assistant/Fitness Coach of Frank Vercauteren)

 

KRC Genk (Pro League, Belgium)

Season 2011-2012 - Assistant/Fitness Coach of Frank Vercauteren

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

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

Season 2010-2011 - Assistant of Frank Vercauteren

Football Fitness Coach 1st Team (League winners )

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

Season 2009-2010 - Assistant of Frank Vercauteren

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

Head of Football Fitness (Second Team and Youth Academy)

Assistant Coach U17

Season 2008-2009

Assistant Coach U17

Head of Football Fitness (Youth Academy)

Season 2007-2008

Assistant Coach U11 and U16

Head of Football Fitness (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 - Coach U11 and U17

Season 2007-2008 - Coach U10

Season 2006-2007 - Coach U9 and U10

 

Oud Heverlee Leuven (Second Division, Belgium)

Season 2005-2006 - Coach U7

 

Working Experience

 

Voetjebal België (Play and learn concept for kids from 2 to 5 years old)

Ambassador (2016-…)
 
 
World Football Academy

Instructor (2013-…)
 
 
BC Coaching & Consultancy

Consultant for Federations, Teams, Coaches and Players (2009-…)
 
 
Royal Belgian Football Association

Coach Educator: UEFA-C, UEFA-B, UEFA-A, UEFA-PRO (2007-2012)
 
 
Flanders Football Federation (Topsport School Football in Genk)

Coach/Teacher (2009-2010)
 
 
PHL University College in Hasselt

Teacher & Practice Assistant (2009-2010)
 
 
Secondary Education (Bilzen, Beringen, Tongeren, …)

Physical Education Teacher (2008-2009)
 
 
University of Leuven

Football Coach University Team (Men & Women) (2006-2009)

 

Presentations and Lectures

 

International Symposium (VFV) – ‘Team and Individual Periodisation Champions KRC Genk’

- 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

 

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

 

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

 

1-Day Basic Course World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) - 'Football Periodisation'

- Belgium, Genk, May 19, 2018

- Belgium, Genk, May 26, 2018

 

2-Day Advanced Course World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) - 'Football Periodisation'

- Belgium, Genk, June 16-17, 2018

 

Many other presentations and lectures in Belgium

 

Certificates

 

World Football Academy (WFA, Raymond Verheijen)

- Football Braining Experience (Portugal, Lisbon, November 13 - 16, 2018)

- Pro Coaches Course (Spain, Valencia - Valencia CF, June 4 - 9, 2018)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Belgium, Brugge - Club Brugge, May 28 - June 3, 2018)

- Football Coaching Mentorship (Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 21 - 25, 2018)

- Personal Development Course (Portugal, Lisbon, June 4 - 7, 2017)

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Portugal, Lisbon, May 30 - June 3, 2017)

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

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

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

- Periodisation Expert Meeting (Netherlands, Rotterdam, June 6 - 12, 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)

 

Other courses 

- KPNI – Sport & PNI (Belgium, Gent, March 16 - 17, 2017)

 - NSCAA Convention (USA, Los Angeles, January 10 - 15, 2017)

- Elite Movement Specialist - Cor Kinetic (UK, London, March 15 - 16, 2014)

- Keiser Workshop: Performance (Netherlands, Arnhem, March 7, 2014)

- Forza Workshop: Functional Tools & Games (Gent, February 24, 2014)

- Expert Training Spartanova (Zwijndrecht, February 27 - 28, 2014)

- Wyscout Forum (UAE, Abu Dhabi, 5 - 6 November, 2013)

- Performance Analysis Training Courses: Prozone, Level 2 (UK, Liverpool, June 15 - 16, 2013)

- Athletes Performance Phase 2 (Germany, Dortmund, June 3 - 6, 2013)

- Athletes Performance Phase 1 (Germany, Dortmund, May 27 - 30, 2013)

- Performance Analysis Training Courses: Prozone, Level 1 Matchviewer (UK, Liverpool John Moores University, May 11 - 12, 2013)

- ADISE: Abu Dhabi International Sports Exhibition (UAE, Abu Dhabi, April 9 - 12, 2013)

- Medical Football Seminar (FA Norway) (Norway, Oslo, November 22, 2012)

- World Conference on Science and Soccer (Gent, May, 14 - 16, 2012)

- Leaders in Performance (UK, London, October 5 - 6, 2011 & October 4 - 5, 2010)

- Human Motion – FMS Level 1 & 2 and Advanced Corrective Exercises (Netherlands, Eemnes, October 8 - 10, 2010)

- International Institute for Training – Physical Trainer (Rehaboom) (Arnhem, June 9, 2012; May 27 - 28, 2011; May 28 - 29, 2010; May 24 - 25, 2009)

- Joost Desender - Long Term Player Development (Bruges, 5 days in 2011)

- Centre d’Expertise de la Performance Gilles Cometti – Préparation Physique (France, Dijon, June 3 - 4, 2011; June 5 - 6, 2010)

- Royal Belgium Football Association – Talent Scout (Hasselt/Brussels, 4 days in 2010)

- Fitball Instructor (Leuven, February 27 - 28, 2010)

- Coerver Belgium – Coerver Coaching (Tongerlo, June 5 - 7, 2009)

- International Academy for Physical Football Training – Football Conditioning, Recovery and Rehabilitation Coach (Netherlands, Arnhem, 14 days in 2008-2009)

- International Institute for Training – Allround Football Conditioning and Recovery Trainer (Netherlands, Arnhem, 12 days in 2008-2009)

Many other National and International Courses in Belgium and the Netherlands (Psychology, Technique Training, Strength & Conditioning, ,Screening, Monitoring, Talent Identification, Talent Development, Body Composition, …)

 

 

Language Skills

Dutch: Native speaker

English: Professional working proficiency

French: Professional working proficiency

Russian: Good speaking and comprehension

German: Basic speaking and comprehension

Spanish: Basic speaking and comprehension

Arabic: Basic speaking and comprehension