NF SELECTION FUTURE CUP
NF Academy will participate in Future Cup 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden, from the 9th to the 13th of April. For young players who wish to get the first taste of international competition, this is a great opportunity.
With guidance from our team of professional and experienced Portuguese coaches, the players will have the opportunity to develop and make new friends along the way.
WHO IS IT FOR?
We recommend participating players to have a medium to high regional level with a strong motivation and willingness to learn. To ensure the right challenge for all participants, we differentiate on level when we have two teams in the same age category.
Players in the following age categories can apply for participation:
- Boys U11 (2009) – 2 teams
- Boys U12 (2008) – 2 teams
- Girls U13 – U12 (2007 – 2008)
GOALS WITH THE PROGRAM
Our main objectives in NF Selection Future Cup is to provide players with international match references against strong teams, give the players a better understanding of the game and provide experience in integrating into a team with good players from different countries.
During the preparational training camp and tournament, we will do a full evaluation of all the players. Each player will have a meeting with their head coach and get detailed feedback on what they need to improve to reach a higher level. All the players will be provided with an evaluation report with the purpose to give guidance for their training work when they return to their country.
“I played together with some very good players and trained under very competent coaches. Such programs carry a lot of worth, because they later on make the transition to new teams and levels easier.”
Kristian Arnstad, RSC Anderlecht and captain of Norway U16
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner upon arrival, breakfast on departure)
• Two training sessions of 90minutes each on the day before the tournament
• Experienced NF Academy head coach per team
• 1 physiotherapist and goalkeeper coach shared between the NF teams
• Team meetings
• Social program and supervision of players
• Individual player report
799 EUR (5 days / 4 nights)
• Bus transportation to training sessions and matches
• Participation in Team meetings with players
450 EUR (5 days / 4 nights)
Includes: Home & Away Jerseys, 2 training shirts, 2 shorts, 2 pair of socks and 1 sweater
Includes: Home & Away Jerseys, 2 training shirts and 2 shorts
Future Cup is an open tournament, which attracts participating clubs from all over Scandinavia. The tournament is played by official FIFA rules and consists of a group stage, before the two highest placed teams will advance to knock out stages.
More information: http://futurecup.se/
Göteborg, a major city in Sweden, is situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards like the Avenyn, the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops.
Liseberg is a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden.
We value to give good consultation before booking a program to ensure the right challenge for all our participants. Best way to identify if this program is suitable for you is to start by sending us a request. Please give us some information about the club, position, age, level and goals, and we will follow up from there. If you have some video available, please share.
Are you unsure if you have the level to be in this program? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We can let you know when the next available local training camp in your region take place and evaluate the player for international programs.
Day 1 – Thursday 9th of April
Arrival/Check in after 16:00. Welcome meeting and dinner.
Day 2 – Friday 10th of April
Two training sessions of 90 minutes
Day 3 and 4 – Saturday 11th of April to Sunday 12th of April
Day 5 – Monday 13th of April
The last tournament matches with the awarding ceremony. Departure.
One month before the tournament takes place, the tournament organization will update us on which hotel the players and their relatives will stay in. As soon as we have that information, we will update this section.
HEAD COACH AND NF ACADEMY DIRECTOR
NF Academy International Director Gonçalo Nunes has an impressive 25-year background in youth football. He is a solid resource for both NF Academy and the players in the academy system together with NF Academy Director Joao Plantier.
Gonçalo has mainly worked as Head Coach, technical coordinator and technical director for 25 years in international football. He has a UEFA-A license as well as level 3 IPDJ as a sports coach, and is really looking forward to working closer to the talented players of NF Academy.
He has worked under Carlos Queiroz, and the Manchester United football school project for 6 years. Gonçalo has also been linked to Sporting Clube de Portugal for 2 years, and for the past 5 years he has been responsible for the international field of youth football in Sport Lisboa e Benfica. There he has also been a player developer coordinator for the past three years.
During the last decade, he has been involved in several international projects and programs at various levels, where he has traveled around the world, as well as coordinating and involved with thousands of players and coaches on programs in Portugal.
Gonçalo will select the coaching staff for this program. You can see all our coaches here.
«I participated with NF Academy’s U13 team, which was great! Vi got to the quarter final, where we lost to Sporting CP on penalties. It’s not the best way to go out of a competition, but the whole setup is great with some very good coaches!”
Niklas Haugland, Leeds U23 and Norway U17 national team
“I would say my time with NF Academy has helped take away the challenging aspect that new situations can produce, such as getting national team callups, changing clubs or taking further steps as a player. Their programs are on a high level, with good coaches, and there are players from different nationalities who seek the same as you. It really makes you develop both as a person and a player.”
Oscar Fuglesang, Silkeborg and Denmark U17 national team
«João Plantier has played an important part in my career for several reasons. He gave me freedom and believed in me. We had a close relationship, and he monitored me the whole way. João gave me feedback on what I needed to improve during matches, and last but not least, he was very good at constantly providing me with new challenges.”
Zeca, Captain of FC Copenhagen and Greece national team
“I played together with same very good players and trained under very competent coaches. First and foremost, it was a great experience, and I got a good reference on what level the best teams in Europe were on. Such programs carry a lot of worth, because they later on make the transition to new teams and levels easier.”
Kristian Arnstad, RSC Anderlecht and captain of Norway U16
“The training sessions are on a very high level, and there are exercises I have never participated in before. I have learned a lot, which I take with me to my training back home in Norway”
Dylan Ryan Murugesapilla, Lillestrøm and captain of Norway U15
“My boys (born 2004 and 2007) are really excited to come to the IberCup Cascais tournament. Not only to play against top teams but also to see where their current level is and to train and meet other good players around Scandinavia. To have programs like NF Academy is fantastic. When you train with top-level coaches and other same age players you really see where the international football level is.»
Bjørn Helge Riise, former Fulham and Norwegian National team player
«It wasn’t until we came home that we saw the huge improvements in Kevin as a player. He has a new authority about him now, and his decision making is better. The reason for this, is good experiences and good coaches at NF Academy. We won’t for a second regret we chose a team with the competence that NF Academy has.”
Thomas Hansvoll, former professional boxer and national champion
“The stay with NF Academy gave me a taste of everyday life as a professional. Very competent coaches and good players around me. The days were good, and I learned a lot. It was after this stay that I dared to visit foreign clubs to show what I can do.”
Lucas Kåhed, IFK Gøteborg and Sweden U17
“I am very happy with last year’s NF Academy participation in IberCup. It was very exciting and inspiring to get to play in a team with so many good players from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. I got motivated to give even more after having played against and seen how good oponents from countries such as Portugal, Spain and Mexico were.”
Fredrik Oppegård, Vålerenga and Norway U17
«During the easter of 2018, I was in Cascais, Portugal with NF Academy to participate in IberCup Cascais 2018. It was my first time with NF Academy, and a great experience. I got a lot from the trip. The training, matches, coaches and players were a fantastic mix of both fun and serious football.”
Filip Mellbin, Denmark U16
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