05/25/2012 5:51 AM
- Abel Makhubelo Assistant coach of Black Leopards recently went on a Coaching course all the way to Germany.
has returned from his much anticipated course that should clearly make a huge difference in the Lidoda Duvha camp as from now. Blackleopardsfc.com gave the Assistant coach a platform to share some of the experience he gained from the Germans.
Greetings to everyone and thank you to the website for giving this platform to share my experiences as it is vital to inform and educate each other.
The trip to Germany was truly an inspiring and educational course. There were a number of coaches from all around the world attending including places like Namibia and Ecuador
on the list. Germany is a very cold place especially for guys like me because we come from South Africa
where it is very warm. It is the summer time there but surely felt like winter for me for reasons I have just stated.
Having said that lets get to the football part which is the reason we went there for. These courses are done for the enlightenment of coaches on the new trends that are being practiced all over the world.
Coaching is about guiding players from a young age to practice football and play in ways that will enhance their talent in the future. With the Germans, it starts at the young tender age to enforce the professional way of playing. Their structure is extraordinary because on record they have 178 000 recognised amateur teams all around the region. They also have Football Centres in 21 regions respectfully. Ask yourself how many are recognised here in South Africa.
The Germans have a place called Hennef Sport Club which is a coaching school for coaches. Yes something we do not really have. It is effective and solely focused on the development of coaches, when one group leaves another arrives and so on continuously. This is the reason they have so many high level football coaches who are qualified.
Training for the Germans is always a session for solving existing problems. There is never a session where they just train to keep the players sweaty. Training is planned and put on paper for evaluation and the content on the paper is 100% match related (identifying problems from previous matches and implemented on training).
Attention to detail
Attention on the basics is the pillar of German football. Their players are not the most skilful players in the world but because they do everything with reason, they play some of the best football in the world. For example, they use accurate passing as a weapon. There is never a pass that is made without intention and similarly with the receiver of the pass, there is never a receiver who does not know what to do with the ball once he receives it.
Finally the last thing I will mention is the amazing support of the German population. There is no game that you will attend and find that there is a small number of fans. Reason behind that is simple; EVERYONE
in Germany plays football whether at the age of 6 or 80 years of age. They have active leagues for both male and females of all age groups. The result of that is everyone in the community will then understand football and have a reason to support it, which is how they fill the stadiums.
Thank you for having me and I hope that with the knowledge I just shared I will make a difference in someone’s life or organization. Sharing football knowledge is the key to our football growth. Stay safe and stay blessed.