#191 How Belgium went from #66 to #1 in The World Rankings with Belgian FA Director of Coach Education, Kris Van Der Haegen (replay)
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we share with you a replay of an interview we did back in 2018 with Kris Van Der Haegen, Belgian FA Director of Coach Education. In 2009, Belgium was #66 on the FIFA World Rankings. They made a few changes and rocketed to #1 in six short years. What did they change? What is their secret? Belgian FA Director of Coach Education, Kris Van der Haegen, shares his secrets on this replay Way of Champions Podcast.
About Kris Van Der Haegen
Kris van der Haegen is Director of Coach Education for the Royal Belgian Football Association. A former high school teacher who speaks countless languages, and a member of the UEFA Jira Panel, Kris has been one of the main architects of the elevation of Belgian football to unheard-of levels of quality in recent years. Kris enjoys talking about how to make football better, especially for children and young people, yet he has also extensive experience coaching at the top level. he is currently an assistant coach with the Belgian Women’s National Team.
Highlights from the Podcast:
* Crashing out of the 2000 European Championship was the wake-up call for Belgium
* Creation of the Vision of Youth Development
* The use of “multi-moves” training to prepare children for every sport
* Who is in front me?
* Training sessions must have opponents because the game has opponents
* No standings, no substitutions on the fly, every player must play at least 50%
* The four questions a coach should ask before a session
Connect with Kris Van Der Haegen
* Twitter: @krisvdhaegen
* Twitter: @ICoachKids
* I Coach Kids: http://www.icoachkids.eu
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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