2 Why Does Football Mundial Academy Exist?The FMA was created to offer an alternative youth development pathway to the elite competition structure currently offered in NSW.We believe in a greater emphasis in technical & tactical development through better instruction, small sided games and less emphasis on winning competitions at a junior level.FMA exists because parents now demand a higher standard of coaching that what is afforded to them at their junior club & representative teams.FMA exists because many Youth league clubs do not attract top youth coaches (they offer little stability, planning and pay) and therefore players and parents seek better quality tuition for their children.
3 Why is the FMA Different? We can pay for the highest level local and overseas coaches who focus on developing your child without worrying about competition results.The FMA does not have senior teams so we don’t focus on relegation or club championships.The FMA was the first academy to operate from February to December where players train and play ONLY with the academy.The FMA offers pathways to top European clubs such as FC Internazionale, to A League clubs, Premier League teams and US University Scholarship programs.We offer teams in 2 centres currently at Strathfield and Carlton.
4 Why Play for a club?Playing for a club gives all FMA boys the advantage of training and playing together under the same coach all year.The boys get all the benefits of the specialized coaching as well as the regular competition, training facilities, insurance and support offered by a FNSW registered club.It allows for the FMA to grow into the club benefiting both parties.Arranging friendly games is easier even outside the regular season.We have the freedom to play up an age group without difficulties.
5 Football Mundial Academy Format For 2013 Elite Junior Academy (based at Carlton Rovers FC)Professional Coaches for each squad will administer a program developed by the academy director Vince Colagiuri.Season runs November 2012 to September 2013 (January 2013 rest)September & October FREE training/trials to select squads in each age group.U11’s, U12’s & U13’s Train 3 times + play 1 match a week.U8’s & U9’s, U10’s, train twice a week, optional free play + play 1 match a week.U10’s to U13’s play up a year on Saturdays in the St George District competition or for U12’s & older on a Sunday in the Canterbury Association.All teams play friendly matches against elite teams throughout the year.
6 Global Treatment Parental Education Reports What’s Free Play? It’s important parents are kept in the loop, that’s why philosophies, structures and techniques used to improve your child will be explained through regular s.ReportsAll players will receive regular feedback and mid-season reports so they (& parents) can plot progress.Elite Youth Coach from Bayer Leverkusen Markus Kirchner was one of the elite foreign coaches who coached at the FMA.What’s Free Play?Up to U12 level it is crucial the boys have time for free play to express themselves without pressure. It also allows them to implement what has been taught without being told to do it. Therefore small sided games are incorporated into U8-U12 program“Too often, we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”Roger Lewin, US Humorist, Author
7 Why Carlton Rovers FC?The committee of Carlton Rovers FC fully endorse the philosophy of the FMA.The home ground “Harold Fraser Oval” is the best in the competition.Its location makes it easy for players from the east & south to travel to.The club’s only junior players are the FMA players which means plenty of space for training & no problems playing boys up a team when needed.
8 Let’s Compare Alternatives FMA U8-9-10Highly Qualified Professional CoachBest Players taken from any areasTrain three times a weekPlay 6v6 up to 9v9 matches on reduced fields.All players receive equal match timeSeason runs 44 weeks a year80+ Coached Sessions a seasonOption for up to 40 free play sessions.Indoor sessions when rain closes ground.Approx 40+ competitive matchesEmphasis on good football.Gala Days & Competitive TournamentsFlexible Match Days & OpponentsReports & Parental EducationSpecial Camps with European CoachesStructure and methods endorsed by top European Coaches.Philosophy in line with FFA new CurriculumDirect links to the Youth Sectors of FC Inter Milan & other top European clubs.Typical Club structure U8-9-10Parent CoachPlayers taken from one district onlyTrain once a weekNo professional instruction for playersNo professional instruction for coachesEqual match time not likelySeason runs March to AugustApprox 30 Coached sessionsApprox competition matchesEmphasis on winning compNo Alternatives for rained out trainingLikely No Reports & Parental EducationPlay in own age group less challenging.Failing old methods notendorsed by world experts or FFA
9 Let’s Compare Alternatives FMA ’sElite Academy(Squad of 14 players)Highly Qualified Professional CoachesTrain three times a weekPlay 6v6 up to 9v9 matches on reduced fields as well as 11 aside matches.All players received plenty of match timeSeason runs 44 weeks a year120+ Coached Sessions a seasonApprox 40+ competitive matchesPlay up a year in a competitionEmphasis on good football with no relegations fears.Gala Days & Competitive TournamentsFlexible Trial Match Days & OpponentsReports & Parental EducationSpecial Camps with European CoachesStructure and methods endorsed by top European Coaches.Direct links to the Youth Sectors of many European clubs.Typical Youth League ScenarioSquad of 16 playersLess Qualified & Experienced CoachesTrain twice a week11 v 11 full field matches alwaysEqual match time not likelySeason runs March to AugustApprox. 70 Coached sessionsApprox. 22 competition matchesEmphasis on game results notplaying the right football. Fear ofRelegation affecting play/coaching.Half the matches away often far awayFixed Opponents on Sundays 9am.Likely No Reports & Parental EducationPLAYING YOUTH LEAGUE DOES NOTGUARANTEE A GOOD COACHFailing old methods notendorsed by world experts or FFA
10 Coaching Qualifications of FMA Head Coach Vince Colagiuri Many years of youth coaching & coach education at club, rep, national & international level in Australia, Europe, Fiji & the USA.Coaching in World Cup Qualifiers U17 Fijian National Squad (Finalists)National & State Coaching Licenses. AFC A Licence.Masters Degrees in Physical Education & Bachelor Primary Education.The development of youth programs & coaching courses recognised by Soccer Australia (the old FFA) & endorsed by the Brazilian F. A.Professional playing experience, in Italy & Australia winning several NSL titles.Coach of the U13 NSW P22 Program and Instructor of Junior Licenses for FNSW. Awarded Best Coach at FFA U13 National Titles 2010.Only Australian Coach to instruct in Italy & Australia with Internazionale of Milano’s Youth Sector Coaches.
11 Other FMA Coaches 2013 Mauro Bertoni Gwynne Berry Valerio Ringoli UEFA A Licenced Coach from Brescia ItalyPlaying Career 806 professional caps in Italy.10 years experience coaching youth players at a professional level.Internship at FC BarcelonaValerio RingoliSenior Coaching license10 Yth Development at FC Internazionale of Milano as a player5 years as a professional player in Italy.More Coaches to be appointed (local & European) including Top European Guest CoachesGwynne BerryUEFA B Licenced Coach from England15 years professional player in England.20 years experience coaching youth players at a professional level.Specialist youth coaching at West Ham FC & at other EPL clubs.Nunzio Zavettieri(2012 guest coach looking to return 2013)UEFA A Licenced Coach from ItalyPlaying Career 10 years professional player in Italy20 years experience coaching youth players at FC Inter, Udinese & Venezia.Coached Champions & Europa Lge with 1st Div. Team from Latvia, Ventspils.
12 Gwynne BerryGwynne is the founder and Managing Director of Concept 4 Soccer International. Formerly the Academy Technical Coach with West Ham United & Crystal Palace F.C, he is responsible for establishing programmes in Asia, Oceania, Africa and Europe. With 25 years of experience and over 30,000 coaching sessions, he has become a widely respected technical coach, working globally with governing bodies, football associations and professional teams.His playing career covered almost 30 years. A youth player at Crystal Palace F.C., he continued a very rewarding and successful professional football career , making over 1000 senior appearances, culminating with an FA Trophy Winners medal with Woking F.C. at Wembley Stadium in 1994.Gwynne has been coaching for over 25 years, across 6 continents, giving him a wealth of experience and knowledge, which he now incorporates in to Concept 4 Soccer.Gwynne will be working in with the FMA coaching boys from u10’s up to u13’s for We are proud to have such an experienced coach working with the Football Mundial Academy.Gwynne’s website:Gwynne in action:
13 FAQ?Will being part of this academy disadvantage my child in the future?No. Quantity and Quality of training with the right amount of games are the essential factors in making your child a better player.Must my child be 13 in 2013 to qualify for u13’s Squad?No, if your child is younger and is one of the best 14 they will be selected? Any girls judged in the top 14 will also be selected. That goes for all squads.Can my son train with the academy & play with Reps or a club team?No! This defeats the purpose, playing in the right structure, environment and style is as critical as the training sessions.Will my child be less motivated not playing in a rep comp?No! Our teams will play up a year in the St George Assoc. competition as well playing many friendly games against rep & elite teams. Our Gala Days are also highly challenging and motivating for our kids.What pathways does Football Mundial Offer?We have a structure that allows boys to continue up to 18 years of age after which through the academy network players will be recommended to overseas clubs, A League clubs, Premier League U20 clubs and US Universities. Secondly our close ties to many clubs in Europe means we can arrange the very best of our players to trial for many professional clubs.
14 How does your child benefit? Better coaching, more coaching, more games with more touches on the ball in pressure situations will lead to greater improvement.A learning & playing environment where no one screams at your child and kids aren’t scared to make mistakes. All kids get plenty play time and not just in one position.Each year builds on the last, no changing of program, philosophy or coaching style. No political decisions. STABILITY!The academy players will have opportunities to be coached by elite European Coaches from top Professional Clubs. They will be seen & assessed by coaches who can offer pathways not normally available to local players.Trial now for 2013 just contact Vince Colagiuri on orfor trial dates & locations
15 Experts Endorsements“Vince Colagiuri has the skill and experience to achieve long-term success in all facets of youth development.”Berti Mariani 3 Years NSL Winning Coach at Marconi FC & Ass. National Coach“The focus and set up for development is in line with Professional European Clubs, all clubs should copy this structure.”Andrew Orsatti Ex profesional player & TV Football Presenter ESPN“I have endorsed Vince Colagiuri ‘s programs in the past & know if implemented at the club level all players will benefit immensely.”David Lee Past Soccer NSW Coaching Director“ Having worked with Vince Colagiuri I can endorse his program and look forward to seeing his players develop.Marco Monti Technical Director of Global Operations Internazionale di Milano Youth Sector“ The model & coaching by Vince Colagiuri for the development of young players is first class.”Zlatko Arambasic Ex Socceroo & European Professional“ Football Mundial has demonstrated the best environment for development of players I have seen in Australia. Vince’s techniques and philosophies are on a par with the best in Europe.Markus Kirchner Ex Coach Youth Sector Bayer Leverkusen German
16 Parental EducationInterview on Dutch Philosophy from PSV Head Youth Coach.Video by Georgia FA on why 8v8 is better for U12 and another comparing US youth development & Brazilian.Sir Trevor Brooking English FA Technical DirectorThe FFA SSG Official Booklet4min summary of highlights & interviews of Football Mundial 2008What we are emphasising is see here with BarcelonaWhat have the Germans done to improve their development?3 part series explaining why Football Development in USA (same problems as Austalia) has difficulties!