The program that provides unique opportunities for the chosen

Published on: 21/03/2023
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The program that provides unique opportunities for the chosen

In NF Academy’s player development model, High Performance is the program for the select few ones. It has fulfilled the pro dream, but also taken young players further in their careers. Last year’s camp was the best ever. What’s happening this summer?

NF Academy works with the goal of delivering the best programs to  prepare players to take the next step in their careers – and offer opportunities that are pure game changers for players.

For this, High Performance is  a program with limited seats. A few of those who apply are offered a place. The rest of the player group are highly rated players from the NF Academy system.

High Performance is the most suitable program for the older players, who started their development journey with NF Academy when they were younger. This exclusive program is the final step in our development model. It is focused on creating career opportunities in professional football and good human values, says NF Academy Sports Director Gonçalo Moura.

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The program that provides unique opportunities for the chosen

In NF Academy’s player development model, High Performance is the program for the select few ones. It has fulfilled the pro dream, but also taken young players further in their careers. Last year’s camp was the best ever. What’s happening this summer?

NF Academy works with the goal of delivering the best programs to  prepare players to take the next step in their careers – and offer opportunities that are pure game changers for players.

For this, High Performance is  a program with limited seats. A few of those who apply are offered a place. The rest of the player group are highly rated players from the NF Academy system.

High Performance is the most suitable program for the older players, who started their development journey with NF Academy when they were younger. This exclusive program is the final step in our development model. It is focused on creating career opportunities in professional football and good human values, says NF Academy Sports Director Gonçalo Moura.

Oskar was discovered

NF High Performance is an elite gathering for players who want a complete training experience at Rio Maior Sports Center. Oneof the  Portuguese national team with state-of-the-art facilities.

The program is a combination of training sessions and matches against the Portuguese top academy. Scouts from Sporting, Benfica, Braga, Vitoria, Estoril, Belenenses and Estrela as Amadora follow the matches closely.  Coaches from American colleges are also present.

 It was crucial for several of the players of NF Academy in the summer of 2022.

Oskar Nielsen from Denmark was one of those who received an offer from a top club. The 18-year-old moved to Lisbon with his mother Hanne, and is now living out his boyhood dream in Belenenses’ academy.

It’s been a fantastic six months, where I’ve played a lot of football and learned a lot. Playing on one of the best teams in the Portuguese league has opened many doors to the future. Whether it’s here in Portugal or elsewhere,” says Oskar Nielsen.

Mom Hanne has followed her son on the journey, which started with participation in local NF Academy programs a few years back.

All in all, I am really happy about the opportunities the participation in High Performance has given Oskar. One should be aware that the everyday life of a young footballer can be tough. It takes a lot for what Oskar is doing now to be possible, but seeing him happily makes me very happy and proud.

This is an experience and we chose to go 100 percent for it together, says Hanne Nielsen.

Oskar Nielsen from Denmark in NF High Performance 2022
Oskar Nielsen from Denmark in NF High Performance 2022
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Birk Merring and NF Coach Ricardo Silva
Birk Merring and NF Coach Ricardo Silva
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Birk’s journey to his destination

Last summer, dad Geir Marring sent his son Birk alone to Lisbon and the High Performance program. The 14-year-old was going to train there and play with and against boys who were two years older. A participation that meant a lot both on and off the field.

For Birk it was a very good school in English. From being the quiet boy who dares not say anything in English class, to coming back as a champion. Motivation as a player has always been high, but now it reached new heights. NF and Sporting made it possible for Birk to play at the top level in his age group. Training and school suddenly became more important than ever.

The grades even better, and he was able to set goals in his further work towards becoming good as a person, football player and not least seeing others at school who may be struggling, starts Geir Marring

The son has previously participated in several of NF Academy’s local and regional programs, before the 2008 player was offered to join the international tournaments around Europe. This resulted in the offer of a place at High Performance, which Marring junior accepted.

The journey with NF Academy has been an experience of a lifetime that has allowed Birk to be seen by the national team school and several clubs here at home in Norway. He is now on a new journey at a new club that will give him a new boost. Here there will be regional matches and Interkrets.

Thanks to NF Academy, and how they have followed him up, is a dream for a 14-15 year old now in the process of being realized, completes dad Geir Marring.

High level

NF High Performance is an intensive 10-day development camp, where players are guided by top UEFA coaches with national and international experience. The players participating must keep from a high regional to high national level, and have a strong motivation to develop their skills.

Have you ever imagined what it looks like to do a pre-season with a top club? That’s exactly what the players will face on July 17-27, 2023:

  • Matches against top academy teams
  • Diet and nutrition plan
  • Goal definition plan for each player
  • Individual feedback through technical and physical reports
  • Media courses and video with high lights for each player from their stay
  • Lectures with top coaches and agents

UPCOMING NF ACADEMY EVENTS

Date Program Country Place Age Group
02 – 03 Mar 2024 NF Team Training Selection Oslo Winter 24 Norway Oslo 2010-2014
09 - 10 Mar 2024 NF Weekend Training Norway Kristiansand 2008-2015
16 – 17 Mar 2024 NF Team Training Selection Oslo Winter 24 Norway Oslo 2010-2014
23 - 28 Mar 2024 NF Selection Costa Daurada Spain Salou 2007-2013
25 - 27 Apr 2024 NF Spring Training Denmark Vejen 2008-2015
28 Mar - 01 Apr 2024 NF Selection Future Cup Sweden Gothenburg 2008-2014
13 - 14 Apr 2024 NF Weekend Training Norway Hamar 2008-2015
09- 10 Mai 2024 NF Weekend Training Norway Ålesund 2008-2015
09- 10 Mai 2024 NF Weekend Training Norway Vestfold 2008-2015
11- 12 Mai 2024 NF Weekend Training Norway Oslo 2008-2015
11- 12 Mai 2024 NF Weekend Training Norway Bergen 2008-2015
07 - 09 Jun 2024 NF International Trials Norway Lofoten 2008-2015
24 - 26 Jun 2024 NF International Trials Sweden Göteborg 2008-2015
28 - 30 Jun 2024 NF International Trials Norway Bergen 2008-2015
28 - 30 Jun 2024 NF International Trials Sweden Malmö 2008-2015
28 - 30 Jun 2024 NF International Trials Norway Moss 2008-2015
01 - 03 Jul 2024 NF International Trials Norway Kristiansand 2008-2015
01 - 03 Jul 2024 NF International Trials Norway Hamar 2008-2015
01 - 07 Jul 2024 NF Selection Tallinn Cup Estonia Tallinn 2008-2013
05 - 07 Jul 2024 NF International Trials Norway Oslo 2008-2015

Check the complete Event Calendar here.

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