NorCal is hosting Basic and Advanced Fiorentina coaching courses March 2 and 3, 2019 at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. It’s a great opportunity for coaches in Northern California to get hands-on exposure to a proven, world-class instructional model.
The “Fiorentina Method” was developed over the last 25 years at Italian Serie A club ACF Fiorentina. Their coaching methodology has been integral to the development of a number of players who eventually featured at the highest levels, including the Italian national team.
The methodology challenges coaches to embrace a different paradigm, focused more on the individual player, and less on team performance. While a number of familiar areas of player development are addressed in the Fiorentina course (e.g. motor skills, coordination, technical, and tactical), it’s how players are developed that makes the real difference.
For example, a Fiorentina session on motor skills and coordination looks more like a playground than a typical practice setup of flags, cones, and balls. You might instead see hurdles, ropes, rings, ladders, even various balls of different sizes. In addition, during technical sessions, coaches are expected to pay attention to every detail, striving for individual player perfection.
If you are intrigued and want to participate (and earn a Fiorentina coaching certificate), hurry and register before space runs out.