NF WINTER TRAINING

Improve your performance and get international opportunities

NF WINTER TRAINING

Improve your performance and get international opportunities

NF WINTER TRAINING

We invite motivated and dedicated players to experience quality training in holidays in wintertime. You will be coached by experienced Portuguese youth developers and get to experience the Portuguese training methodology, proven to be one of the most successful ones the last decade.

Players will have a unique opportunity to show their skills and have the possibility to be selected for international tournament teams and trials with top European academies.

WHO IS IT FOR?

NF Winter Training is a program for both boys and girls in the age 8 to 16 years who wants to develop their skills and get a better understanding of the game. We advise all participating players to have good basic skills and be motivated to learn.

To ensure the right challenge for all our participants we create training groups where we differentiate on age and level.

GOALS WITH THE PROGRAM

Our main objective is to contribute in developing more international top players. Through our local training camps we give local players valuable learning that they can apply in their day to day training work. In executing local training camps we focus on the following:

  • Improve the players understanding of the game
  • Improve confidence and social skills where players have to learn to integrate in new training groups
  • Prepare players for trials with regional and national selection teams
  • Give extra challenges to the most talented players through inviting them to international programs and training weeks with top academies.

COLLABORATING PARTNER

sporting

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Our coaches make an internal evaluation of all players attending our local training camps. Based on evaluation we give invitations to train with top European academies, our scholarship program, participation in international tournaments with our selection teams and participation in international training camps.

During the last year many player have through our local camps been selected to train with top academies

COLLABORATING PARTNER

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Our coaches make an internal evaluation of all players attending our local training camps. Based on evaluation we give invitations to train with top European academies, our scholarship program, participation in international tournaments with our selection teams and participation in international training camps.

During the last year many player have through our local camps been selected to train with top academies

PACKAGES

PLAYER

• 2 daily training sessions
• 1 session with football theory per day
• 1 experienced Portuguese head coach per training group
• Award of player of the camp
• Opportunity to get invitations to international programs
• Diploma to all participants

 

Price per Player
2 days from 159 EUR

GOALKEEPER

• 1 Experienced Portuguese Goalkeeper coach
• 2 daily training sessions
• Combination of specializing goalkeeper training and drills together with training
• 1 session with football theory per day
• Award of player of the camp
• Opportunity to get invitations to international programs
• Diploma to all participants

 

Price per Player
2 days from 159 EUR

OTHER

• Equipment package Light – 39 EUR
Includes: 1 pair of soccer socks, shorts and 2 training jerseys

 

• Equipment package Basic – 87,5 EUR
Includes: Jacket (windbreaker), 2 pairs of soccer socks, shorts, 2 training jerseys

 

• Indoor Training – 12,5 EUR in supplement per day

UPCOMING NF WINTER TRAINING EVENTS

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PLAYER OF THE CAMP

We want to inspire players to work hard in our local training camps and award the player of the camp in the age segments 8 to 12 and 13 to 16. Players who is awarded will get a gift certificate for local training programs and have their picture on our wall of fame.

PLAYER OF THE CAMP

We want to inspire players to work hard in our local training camps and award the player of the camp in the age segments 8 to 12 and 13 to 16. Players who is awarded will get a gift certificate for local training programs and have their picture on our wall of fame.

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OTHER INFORMATION

Training Methodology

We work under the principle “to teach the game by playing it.” Therefore, we create drills to reproduce the intensity and complexity players will experience in different match situations. Our sessions are executed with high intensity, many touches, focus on making correct decisions and give the players a better understanding of the game.

In all our activities, our priority is the development of our players. For players who wants to train regularly with NF Academy our development model focuses on four main values:

  • Rigorous training designed for player development
  • Continuous work with the players
  • Appropriate training that matches the players’ level
  • Games against teams that challenges players to improve their skill

We value dedicated and motivated players, as we see that being a main contributor to their performance and growth.
Each session and drills is adapted to the players level and learning goals.

Training Groups

In our local training camps we differentiate on level and age and try to create training groups with a homogeneous level. Each training group will normally consist of 12 – 20 players + goal keepers. One experienced Portuguese head coach will be assigned to each training group and is normally assisted by a local instructor.

Coaches

Joao Plantier is academy director for our local programs and UEFA PRO certified coach. He has the responsibility to select top coaches to work closely with the participants in local training camps. With almost 20 years off experience as a youth developer and seven years off experience as coach in Sporting Academy, Plantier has the perfect background and network to create coaching teams that can take the players performance to the next level.

See all NF Academy Coaches

Nf Academy Coach João Plantier

JOÃO PLANTIER
HEAD COACH AND NF ACADEMY DIRECTOR

  • Master of Physical Education
  • UEFA PRO COACH
  • 7 years as head coach to youth teams at Sporting CP
  • 10 years as a scout for Sporting CP
  • 1 year at Manchester United Soccer Schools
  • 4 years as head coach of youth teams of Associação Desportiva de Oeiras
  • 4 years as head coach of youth teams at Casa Pia Atlético Clube

WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT COACHING?

“Bringing players to their maximum skill level is something that pleases me very much.”

WHY SHOULD PLAYERS JOIN NF ACADEMY?

“I see great potential among the NF Academy players. The players who join our programs have a strong focus on learning when they come here. Technically they are good with the ball and are in line with the Portuguese of the same age. The challenge, for example, is that many young players experience lack of competition and training with good players. It causes problems with playing comprehension, and the fact that competition is about winning or losing. Game understanding is something we can work to improve in our programs.”

Organizer and Collaborations

NF Academy collaborates with local clubs and partners to execute local training camps. If you click on “Read more” for the event you wish to attend, you will receive information about which person/club who is the responsible organizer and find their contact details. Do you want NF academy to come to your city? We have a base of experienced Portuguese coaches located in Portugal that is available to execute local training camps in different cities all around the world. For us to come to your city you can become a local partner or connect us with a club that want to do an event in collaboration with us.

Become a partner
In each country we have regional partners who organize local training camp using our expertise and experienced Portuguese youth developers. If you want to have more training camps in your region you can apply to become a partner.

Testimonials

«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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