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NF INTERNATIONAL

During the summer of 2021, we will visit more than 50 different locations in Scandinavia with the goal of providing quality training, contributing to the development of local players and to identify talents that we can offer international opportunities. Our sessions are of high intensity, and players get a unique opportunity to work closely with Portuguese coaches that have their backgrounds from Sporting CP, SL Benfica and other top academies in Portugal.

At the event of NF International, 2 players will be awarded the prize of “Player of the Camp” and will then advance onto NF Elite Qualification Camp. At this camp, there will be another selection of 8 players winning a week-long tryout stay filled with training at one of the world’s best academies, the academy of Sporting CP.

WHO IS IT FOR?

NF International is a camp intended for both boys and girls in the age of 8 to 16 years, that wants to develop their skills and to get a better understanding of the game. We recommend that all participating players already have acquired some good basic skills and that they are receptive for learning.

To make sure that all participants gets challenged at their own level, we create specific training groups where we differentiate both level and age.

Obs! We have implemented actions to secure our events against COVID-19 spread. Read our COVID-19 actions here.

GOALS WITH THE PROGRAM

NF Academy has a clear vision of contributing to developing more international top-players. That is why, we want to create and offer this opportunity to the most talented players, to go all the way to win a stay at Sporting CP. August Frobenius (2003) and Nikolai Skoglund (2003) are two Norwegian players that got their first professional contract with Sporting CP when they were 16 years old. And for the players that make an excellent impression at their stay with Sporting CP, a contract can also be a possibility for the future of that player.

The younger participants (8 to 12 years) are not part of this qualification. For these participants and for the players that do not qualify, our objective with NF International is to give a developing and social training experience with valuable learning that the players can take back with them to their daily training, to progress to the next level

LOCATIONS

NORWAY

SWEDEN

DENMARK

FINLAND

POLAND

UPCOMING NF INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Date Program Country Place Age Group
12 - 14 Aug 2022 NF International Trials Norway Kristiansand 2006-2013
12 - 14 Aug 2022 NF International Trials Norway Bodø 2006-2013
15 - 17 Aug 2022 NF International Trials Norway Namsos 2008-2013

Check the complete Event Calendar here.

Packages

Player

• 2 daily training sessions
• 1 theory lesson every day
• 1 experienced Portuguese head coach for each training group
• 2 players (2008 – 2005) progresses to NF Elite Qualification Camp with all local costs covered
• The possibility of winning a week-long stay of training with Sporting CP
• Diploma to all participants

 

Price per player
3 days from 199 EUR

GOALKEEPER

• 1 experienced Portuguese goalkeeper coach
• 2 daily training sessions
• Combination of specialized goalkeeper training and exercises with the players
• 1 theory lesson every day
• 2 players (2008 – 2005) progresses to NF Elite Qualification Camp with all local costs covered
• The possibility of winning a week-long stay of training with Sporting CP
• Diploma to all participants

 

Price per goalkeeper
3 days from 199 EUR

Equipment

• Package of equipment Light – 49 EUR
Includes: 1 pair of football socks, 1 shorts og 2 football t-shirt

 

• Package of equipment Standard – 89 EUR
Includes: 1 jacket, 1 pair of football socks, 1 shorts og 2 football t-shirts

Other Information

Methodology

We work by the principle «to teach the game by playing it». Our exercises are therefore developed to recreate the intensity and complexity that the players experience in the different situations of the game. The sessions are of high intensity, many involvements with the ball, focus on taking the right decisions and giving the players a better understanding of the game. In all of our activities, our main objective is to develop the player. For the players that wants to train regularly with NF Academy we focus on the following:

  • Intensive training designed for player development
  • Individual follow up over time
  • Training adapted to the level of the player and their goals for learning
  • Play games against teams that gives the players sufficient challenge to increase their level as a player

Training groups

At our local training camps, we differentiate both level and ages to create homogeneous training groups. Each training group normally consist of 12 to 20 players + goalkeepers. Every training group is being coached by an experienced Portuguese head coach, and will normally also be assisted by a local coach who speaks the local language.

Coaches

João Plantier is the Academy director of our local programs and is a UEFA PRO certified coach. He is responsible for choosing the skilled coaches that will represent NF academy at our camps. With more than 20 years of experience developing players, and 7 years of experience as an academy coach at Sporting CP Plantier does have the perfect competence and network to put together a team of coaches that will take the skills of the players to the next level

See the coaches of NF Academy

Nf Academy Coach João Plantier

JOÃO PLANTIER

  • Master of Physiology
  • 7 years as headcoach of academy-teams at Sporting CP
  • 10 years as a scout for Sporting CP
  • 1 year experience from Manchester United Soccer Schools
  • 4 years as headcoach for youth teams at Associação Desportiva de Oeiras
  • 4 years as headcoach for youth teams at Casa Pia Atlético Club

What do you like the most about Coaching?

“To help players reach their full potential is something that makes me very satisfied.”

Why should Scandinavian players participate in the NF Academy Programs?

“I see a big potential among the NF Academy players. Players that participate in our programs are focused and willing to learn. Technically they have good control of the ball, and they are at the same level as Portuguese players at the same age. What the Norwegian players are missing is that they have too few games and training with and against players that can challenge them on their actual level. This is something we can contribute with by giving them, in a combination of giving them a better understanding of the game.”

THE ROAD TO SPORTING CP

At NF International we will choose 2 winners of the «Player of the Camp» from these age-groups; 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008. These players will receive an invitation to participate in the NF Elite Qualification Camp, at the end of the summer.

The coaches will also have the opportunity to hand out 2 “Wild Cards” if there are more players they want to bring to the NF Qualification Camp (with the “Wild Card”, the player can participate for free but have to pay the transportation costs).

During this event, Sporting CP will have their own scout present, and he will select 8 players winning an entire week of training at the academy of Sporting CP. NF Academy will cover all costs for these players. In 2019, these 6 players were selected out of the 1300 players that were participating, and they won their stay at Sporting CP, the autumn of 2019: Blertun Isufi, Noah Solheim, Sahle Wålberg, Alfredo Steiner, Ingvar Kolbjørnsen and Bashir Bashiir. Here you can see the players in the picture below.

THE ROAD TO SPORTING CP

At NF International we will choose 2 winners of the «Player of the Camp» from these age-groups; 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008. These players will receive an invitation to participate in the NF Elite Qualification Camp, at the end of the summer.

The coaches will also have the opportunity to hand out 2 “Wild Cards” if there are more players they want to bring to the NF Qualification Camp (with the “Wild Card”, the player can participate for free but have to pay the transportation costs).

During this event, Sporting CP will have their own scout present, and he will select 8 players winning an entire week of training at the academy of Sporting CP. NF Academy will cover all costs for these players. In 2019, these 6 players were selected out of the 1300 players that were participating, and they won their stay at Sporting CP, the autumn of 2019: Blertun Isufi, Noah Solheim, Sahle Wålberg, Alfredo Steiner, Ingvar Kolbjørnsen and Bashir Bashiir. Here you can see the players in the picture below.

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