Football Periodisation & Football Braining, Raymond Verheijen, San Diego, December 2-3, 2018

Football Periodisation & Football Braining, Raymond Verheijen, San Diego, December 2-3, 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 Grossmont College, El Cajon, Sunday to Monday, December 2-3, 2018.

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.

Download the course brochure.

Day 1 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)

Day 2 Football Braining

Traditionally, psychological knowledge has been projected onto football. The consequence of this 'outside-to-inside' approach is the introduction of many non-contextual forms of terminology and types of knowledge. As a result, many coaches struggle to apply this non-specific information in the football context.

In this Football Braining module coaches will be presented with the football specific psychology concept. In particular, coaches will receive communication tools that will help them to be more precise and to-the-point when coaching the psychological aspect of football.

Delegates will be given coaching references to increase the demands within football training exercises and learn how to overload (the brain of) their players. Working through four blocks throughout the day, the coaches will learn how to apply the latest brain science in football training at all levels and age groups. 

Block 1. Football Thinking Reference

Block 2. Coaching Football Thinking

Block 3. Football Thinking Exercises (1)

Block 4. Football Thinking Exercises (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 October 31.

For group rates contact Tim Gentles.


09.00 am - 05.00 pm 

Please note, sessions may extend beyond 5.00 pm finish.

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


Grossmount College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA, 92020.