Football Fitness and Football Periodisation with Raymond Verheijen, Virginia, July 25-26, 2018

Football Fitness and Football Periodisation with Raymond Verheijen, Virginia, July 25-26, 2018

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"The information is extraordinary" 
Anson Dorrance
"A ground breaking approach that can benefit anyone who loves the game" 
Guus Hiddink

This World Football Academy 2-day course, with special guest instructor Raymond Verheijen, will take place at Discovery Hall, George Mason University - Prince William Campus, Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 July 2018, hosted by the Virginia Premier League.

The World Football Academy has developed this internationally renowned education program for football coaching professionals looking to develop themselves as coaches and give their teams a competitive advantage.

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Day 1 Football Fitness

The only reason why football players need fitness is to execute the playing system with a high tempo for 90 minutes. Nothing more and nothing less. In this course, Raymond Verheijen will give coaches the definition of football fitness in football language based on the analysis of the game. Next, he will educate coaches about football fitness exercises, training methods and the periodisation of football fitness exercises.

  • Block 1: Football Fitness Characteristics and Exercises
  • Block 2: Football Training Methods
  • Block 3: Football Fitness Model
  • Block 4: Football Fitness Periodisation.

Day 2 Football Periodisation

Football Periodisation is about the planning of all football activities in the best possible way to get the maximum training effect out of each session and to avoid a loss of training quality due to the accumulation of fatigue. Therefore, brain performance and in particular brain fatigue and brain recovery are fundamental principles in Football Periodisation. Coaches will receive tools that enable them to apply the latest brain science in football training at all levels and age groups.

Coaches will learn to develop a team periodisation in which all warm-ups, passing exercises, possession games, football conditioning games, tactical games and other exercises have been planned for weeks, or months or even an entire season.

Block 1: Principles of Periodisation (1)

Block 2: Principles of Periodisation (2)

Block 3: Developing Team Periodisation (1)

Block 4: Developing Team Periodisation (2)


With an immaculate track record and extensive background in football, Raymond Verheijen is the leader in football conditioning and has introduced his unique football specific approach successfully throughout the world.

By attending this course you will receive invaluable information to develop as a coach and to be able to maximise your team’s success.


As a coach you take players out of their comfort zone to allow them to improve. You create uncomfortable and challenging situations for your players and you expect them to deal with it. This is what we call overload. World renowned coach educator Raymond Verheijen is well-known for applying this exact same principle when educating coaches. So, this session will not be your normal comfortable coaching course. Instructor Verheijen will create his famous challenging and uncomfortable 'dressing room' environment to help accelerate your development as a coach. Please only sign up if you are ready to challenge yourself and your beliefs.


As a result of completing this course you will receive a WFA certificate.


  • Delegate Rate $499
  • Early Bird Rate $469

Save $30 by booking before June 14.

Virginia NPL clubs contact your Club Director for a 50% discount code.


09.00 am - 05.00 pm 

Please note, sessions may extend beyond 5.00 pm finish.

Registration on Wednesday begins at 08:40 am for a prompt 09:00 am start.


Discovery Hall, George Mason University - Prince William Campus, 10890 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA, 20110.