USA-Camps, phase two: Following the successful launch in December 2018, the “DFB-Akademie Training Centers” continued this summer, together with WARUBI Sports. Two camps were held in July with over 15 coaches and over 110 young soccer talents. One in Fort Lauderdale and one in Largo, Florida.
Exhausted smiling faces and positive feedback from campers and their families as well as coaches all around. We are thrilled to finally show you a recap of our soccer camps this summer in cooperation with the German Football Association Akademie in Florida.
We want to say thank you to all players and coaches involved in such an amazing project as well as our sponsors Adidas and Powerade. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the DFB-Akademie on these Training Centers.
A special thank you goes to Alexander Nouri, former Bundesliga Head Coach, and Oskar Kretzinger, DFB base coordinator for West Bavaria. They put in a lot of work to make this week as useful, insightful, and memorable as possible for every player and coach.
It was an honor to welcome and work with Marcus Sorg, Assistant Coach of the German National Team, and Tobias Haupt, Head of DFB-Akademie, at the Training Center in Largo.
Feedback from the DFB
The exchange and knowledge transfer between the German Football Association (DFB) and US Soccer is lived, the interest in the DFB guidelines as well as the playing and training philosophy is great.
The international Akademie-Project was implemented on site by former Bundesliga head coach Alexander Nouri. The former Werder Bremen coach has his UEFA Pro License from the DFB since 2016. “The camps are a matter of the heart for me and I put a lot of work into the conception and implementation,” explains Nouri.
The camps are based on a holistic strategy of sports, technology and individuality: Prior to the camps American coaches were trained on site, to then pass on the knowledge during the camp. The coaches taught the children different forms of exercises as well as defensive and offensive game principles. The DFB Training Guidelines always served as a basis and orientation. The exercises on the field were complemented by modern forms of training with different emphases such as possession or switching game, and app solutions as well as individual feedback discussions with each participant were provided by the coaches.
“I’m really happy that our work is so successful and that the training centers turned out so well – the DFB enjoys a high reputation in the USA and the interest in the camps was correspondingly high.” – Alexander Nouri