Raymond Verheijen | Football Periodisation - Principles and Planning

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A full day of Football Periodisation with the expert Raymond Verheijen. A talk with an extremly integrated approach awaits us. The following points will be discussed:

Universal Football Reference

In many professions, the practitioners apply universal references and terminologie to avoid miscommunication and misunderstanding. In football, however, coaches approach their job based on their own subjective opinions, experiences and terms. In this Football Theory presentation, Raymond Verheijen will educate coaches about the objective and universal football reference and language based on the characteristics of the game.

Principles of 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 accumulation of fatigue. Therefore, brain performance and in particular brain fatigue and brain recovery are fundamental principles in Football Periodisation. Coaches will get tools how to apply the latest brain science in football training at all levels and age groups.

Developing a Pre-Season Periodisation

Coaches will learn how to apply the principles of football periodisation in the specific context of pre-season. The coaches will take their own upcoming pre-season as the starting point. Every time, after Raymond Verheijen has explained one of the principles of football periodisation, the coaches will apply this principles in his own real-life pre-season. As a result, all coaches will leave this course with their own pre-season plan.


SATURDAY, 17.11.18
09:00 – 10:30amUniversal Football Reference 
10:30 - 11:00amCoffee Break
11:00 – 12:30amPrinciples of Football Periodisation (1)
12:30 – 01:30pmLunch 
01:30 – 03:00pmPrinciples of Football Periodisation (2)
03:00 - 03:30pmCoffee Break
03:30 - 05:30pmDeveloping a Pre-Season Planning
05:30 – 06:00pmQuestions & Answers


Raymond Verheijen

Raymond Verheijen is the first `scientific`football coach who has been able to link the football practice with the knowledge from the natural science disciplines, in this case exercise physiology. Based on a sound analysis into the ingredients and fundamentals of the game of football and the demands placed upon the players, he has managed to describe the periodisation of football in football action terminology.

Among other things he is the autor of the book Football Periodisation, founder of the WFA and lecturer at conferences all over the world.

Regarding the book:

The central theme of this book is to describe the football fitness stimuli, the effects they have and the manner in which they must be applied within the practice of coaching.

In his (Raymond) role as assistent coach at various teams from amateur level to international top level, his implementation of periodisation concept and the associated theory has clearly proved ist value. My experience has been colored by working with the Dutch national team, where I experienced that these new insights into football periodisation will have an impact throughtout the world.

Football performance is team performance. The fine-tuning of the individual player, who has a specific task/role within the team, requires professional skills from the coach. The building blocks of this process are widely and clearly provided in this book. 

An inspiring development

By Bert van Lingen

More informations here:

Soccer Coaches, Coaches from other Team Sports, Sport Scientists, Medical Staff Members


Minimum 25, maximum 150 seats
The organizer reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter the program of the event if the minimum amount of reservations has not been reached.


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Markus Wechsler Markus.wechsler[at]bspa.at
Christoph Hofer Christoph.hofer[at]bspa.at