COERVER®-S.L. BENFICA PARTNERSHIP
In February 2016 we signed a Global Agreement with SL. Benfica. This has been a very exciting opportunity for Coerver Coaching on a global level. Many countries from our CCEMEA network have already benefited from this partnership such as Scotland, Ireland, Greece, South Africa and Tunisia.
Elite International Development Program:
In April we completed the second and Official Elite International Development program. Coerver players spent a month at the Benfica Academy (the World’s No1 Professional Academy). They were trained as if they were a Benfica player by the Academy competition coaches and backroom staff. They played against Benfica academy teams and other top opposition. This is a fantastic experience for any player and some were even invited back on trial - the icing on the top!
Coerver Coaching Scotland/Portugal Director, Gordon Craig is now considered an internal part of the Club’s Technical Team (pictured below working with the u19s in April this year delivering a Coerver session).
Gordon says “It is very exciting being able to see how our work at Coerver Coaching can fit into the Benfica Model of Play. Working with Jorge and Goncalo at the Technical department has been exciting – we can both see how Coerver complements their style”
Elite Summer Camp Program
There is also Elite International Summer Camp Program in July at Benfica. Players from Scotland, Ireland, Greece and South Africa will attend. Some of the supporting Directors will be joining at the camp to work with the players and even ID for the next squads in October. There are already two squads being formed with players 2003 to 2001 and 2000 to 1998s.
Youth Diploma 1 – CPD points
Through the support of Benfica, CPD points will now be awarded to attendees of the Coerver Youth Diploma 1 plus course. The next course will be held at Benfica in September 2016.
More information is on this link also: http://www.coerverscotland.uk/player/high-performance-age-13-17.html