Oct 25, 2020
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we share with you a
of an interview we did back in 2018 with Kris Van Der Haegen,
Belgian FA Director of Coach Education. In 2009, Belgium was
#66 on the FIFA World Rankings. They made a few changes and
rocketed to #1 in six short years. What did they change? What is
their secret? Belgian FA Director of Coach Education, Kris Van der
Haegen, shares his secrets on this replay Way of Champions
About Kris Van Der Haegen
Kris van der Haegen is Director of Coach Education for the
Royal Belgian Football Association. A former high school teacher
who speaks countless languages, and a member of the UEFA Jira
Panel, Kris has been one of the main architects of the elevation of
Belgian football to unheard-of levels of quality in recent years.
Kris enjoys talking about how to make football better, especially
for children and young people, yet he has also extensive experience
coaching at the top level. he is currently an assistant coach with
the Belgian Women’s National Team.
Highlights from the Podcast:
Crashing out of the 2000 European Championship was the wake-up
call for Belgium
Creation of the Vision of Youth Development
The use of “multi-moves” training to prepare children for
Who is in front me?
Training sessions must have opponents because the game has
No standings, no substitutions on the fly, every player must
play at least 50%
The four questions a coach should ask before a session
Connect with Kris Van Der Haegen
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