2018 ECNL International Coaching Education Program, Powered by World Football Academy, To Be Held in Portugal

  • May 9, 2018

RICHMOND, VA (May 9, 2018) – The Elite Clubs National League is excited to announce that the second annual ECNL International Coaching Education Program will be held in December 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, powered by World Football Academy and in conjunction with Benfica, one of the most renowned development clubs in the world.

Last year, the inaugural ECNL International Coaching Education Program was held in Spain with Valencia CF and World Football Academy, and provided an incredible learning and development opportunity.  The trip to Benfica will provide more information and new perspectives on development and methodology from some of the foremost coaches and educators in the world.

Participating coaches will travel to Lisbon, Portugal to take part in two educational courses: one provided by World Football Academy (WFA) founder Raymond Verheijen and one provided through the coaches and directors of the Benfica Academy. Throughout the courses, coaches will also observe youth trainings and a professional match.

The preliminary itinerary for the 2018 ECNL International Coaching Education Program can be found below.

December 9: Arrival in Lisbon
December 10: Benfica Academy Course – Day 1
December 11: Benfica Academy Course – Day 2
December 12: Benfica Academy Course – Day 3
December 13: WFA course – Day 1
December 14: WFA course – Day 2
December 15: WFA course – Day 3
December 16: Departure to USA

Registration information can be found HERE.


About Boys Elite Clubs National League: Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game. The Boys ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.

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About World Football Academy: The World Football Academy (WFA) is the world’s leading independent education institute for coaches, staff members and practitioners with departments in Japan, Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro and the US. As a major knowledge provider for many FA’s and clubs around the world, the WFA is the prime contractor for thousands of football coaches and specialist worldwide.