NF ACADEMY COACH – RICARDO DAMAS

NF ACADEMY COACH – RICARDO DAMAS

Ricardo Damas has a background as a trainer for younger academy teams and scouts in Portuguese top clubs. Among other places, Damas has been in clubs like Sporting CP and SP Braga.

During Ibercup Cascais 2018, he led the 2006 team of NF Academy. As head coach in the NF Academy selections program, he focuses on developing young players.

“Our main goal is to develop players individually, improve the understanding of the game, but at the same time identify the weaknesses they must work with to become better players” says Head Coach Ricardo Damas.

EXPERIENCE

  • SL Benfica
  • AD Oeiras
  • Manchester United Soccer School
  • Sporting CP

Education

Degree in Sports Science at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa – Faculdade de Motricidade Humana with specialization in football.

Best moment to train young players

“The best part of working with NF Academy is whenever I travel to Norway to visit several clubs and host trainings, we have a big influence on the players there with just one workout.”

Your advice to young players who want to reach the top level

“Always pay attention to the workouts and hear the coaches’ feedback.”

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