Hello! I’d like to introduce myself!
I'm an international Football Fitness Coach and Expert in Football Periodisation with a UEFA-A coaching license and master's degree in Sport Science and Physical Education. In the past 10 years, I have worked for 6 top-division teams and 1 national team in 7 countries (Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Russia, Cyprus, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia) and 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Oceania).
I’ve assisted Belgian Manager Frank Vercauteren in KRC Genk (2007-2011), Al Jazeera FC (2011-2012), FC Krylia Sovetov Samara (2014-2017) and currently in Al-Batin FC (2018-), I was the Football Fitness Coach in the staff of Portuguese Manager Carlos Queiroz in Iran (2012-2013), in the staff of Dutch Manager Mario Been in APOEL FC (2017) and in the staff of Dutch Manager Darije Kalezic in Wellington Phoenix (2017-2018).
Everywhere I’ve worked, I’ve introduced the Football Periodisation Model. I’m proud to have been part of teams that achieved multiple goals like winning the Championship & Supercup with KRC Genk (2010-2011), being part of the qualification (2012-2013) of Iran for the World Cup 2014 and winning the FNL Championship and promotion to the Russian Premier League with KS Samara (2014-2015).
Besides being an Expert in Football Periodisation, I have experience and knowledge in Football Strength Training, Youth Football, Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Recovery Strategies. As I live to be a lifelong student of the game, I travel the world to attend courses and meet the best coaches & experts in Football.
I'm proud to be the Ambassador for Voetjebal Belgium since 2016. Voetjebal is a football specific play program for kids from 2 to 5 years old.
The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice!
I'm the current (season 2018-2019) Football Fitness Coach of Al-Batin FC (Hafr Al Batin, Saudi Arabia).
Al Jazira FC
Iran National Team
Krylia Sovetov Samara
Since 2009, I advise several federations, clubs, coaches and players (both at amateur and professional level) focused on Periodisation (team, individual, rehab, academy) but also on Strength Training, Youth Football, Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Recovery Strategies in Football.
Based on the team's playing style, I create the team periodisation and the individual periodisation for each player.
I also focus on the integration of strength training, testing, data management and recovery & nutrition/hydration/suppletion strategies, always with football as the starting point.
As a part of the technical staff, I always closely work together with the medical staff, as well as the academy.
I'm one of the official worldwide WFA instructors and closely work together with Raymond Verheijen. I’ve also been an instructor at the coaching courses C, B, A and Pro at the Belgian Football Coach Education.