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- 2018 (Football Fitness Coach of Darije Kalezic)

APOEL FC (Cypriot First Division)

2017 (Football Fitness Coach of Mario Been)

Krylia Sovetov Samara (Premier League, Russia)

June 2014 - January 2017 (Assistant 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

August 2012 - February 2013 (Assistant of Carlos Queiroz)

Assistant and Football Fitness Coach National Team (Qualification Campaign WK 2014)

Al Jazeera FC (Pro League, United Arab Emirates)

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

KRC Genk (Pro League, Belgium)

Season 2011-2012 - Assistant 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 Trainer U17

Season 2008-2009

Assistant Trainer U17

Head of Football Fitness (Youth Academy)

Season 2007-2008

Assistant Trainer 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 - 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 - ...)

Strength Training, Nutrition, Recovery

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)

(2009 - 2010)

Flanders Football Federation (VFV)

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

Teacher, Secondary Education

(2008 - 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.

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.

One-day Basic Course World Football Academy Belgium (WFA Belgium) - 'Football Periodisation'

- Belgium, Genk, May 19, 2018.

Many other presentations and lectures in Belgium.

Courses

World Football Academy (WFA, Raymond Verheijen)

- 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 (Topsportlab, Rene Meulensteen, Marcel Lucassen, Screenings, Monitoring,

Talent Identification, Power, Speed, Coordination, Conditioning, Flexibility, Psychology, 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