Since 2002, La Masia has been considered the world’s premier football development academy. In 2010, La Masia had the unique honour to have trained all three finalists for the Ballon d'Or in a single year with Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi. It’s extremely difficult to get a look beyond the front gates into its [...]
In May, VSA coaches Libor, Zdenek, Matthias and Lada visited Football Academy Germany (F.A.G) in Dortmund. They interacted with the head trainers there, Andi and Pablo, attending several training sessions, and came away with much new and interesting information. The most noteworthy element, called BRAINKINETIK® (billed as the original brain-body training), particularly caught our attention, [...]
Earlier this year, two boys from our academy had the opportunity to train in Germany. In May, Heyden (15 years old) from Fusion FC spent 10 days at Football Academy Germany (F.A.G) and Eintracht Dortmund Most recently in July, Mikes (13) from SK Sigma Olomouc was invited to VfL Bochum and individual training was provided at [...]
In September, Volf Academy had the opportunity to share its training methods and philosophy with an audience on one of the top Czech TV channel. The academy organized and put together a group of kids playing for local junior clubs from Sparta Prague, Dukla Prague and Slavia. The one hour training session consisted of five skill [...]
In March I visited Valencia, the team from the Spanish first division. Besides visiting the training sessions and games I had a chance to talk to Curro Torres ( former player with Valencia CF ). It was nice to share some training ideas and to hear about the Spanish youth development.