Join Travel and Play in February 2018 for the second annual Iceland Coach Development Workshop. Get an exclusive look inside Iceland’s top professional soccer clubs and spend a day with the Icelandic Football Association.
This 6-day, 5-night workshop features visits to four professional Icelandic soccer clubs — Garoabaer Stjarnan, Kopavogur Breidablik, FH Hafnarfjorour (current Icelandic Champions) and UMF Selfoss. With a population of 330,000 — and just 20,000 registered soccer players, Iceland has developed one of the best coaching education programs in the world.
Their national teams compete on the world stage and the country consistently develops players that play professionally throughout the European Leagues.
While visiting each club, groups will meet with the head coach or technical director and watch a variety of youth and professional training sessions and games, including both men’s and women’s teams. In addition, the youth technical director at Breiðablik Soccer Club, Hakon Sverrisson, will discuss “Recruiting Icelandic players into the American Collegiate System”.
The workshop also includes a visit to the Icelandic Football Association and a tour of the National Stadium. The Iceland FA coaching director will present Iceland’s coach education philosophy, talent-spotting initiatives, national team development plan and lessons learned from EURO 2016. The Icelandic Youth National Teams also train in February, and if they are training while we are there, participants will have unlimited access to their training sessions.
The tour includes two sightseeing excursions, “The Golden Circle Tour,” which incorporates Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Strokkur Geysir geothermal area, as well as a visit to a geothermal swimming pool, which is an Icelandic Tradition.
An optional, age-appropriate, coaches’ game playing against Icelandic competition is also included in the schedule.
Please note that flights are not included in the tour price, however, flights to Iceland in February are very competitively priced.
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Complete the form below to register now for the second annual Iceland Coach Development Workshop from Travel and Play. The fee for the 2018 Iceland Coaches’ Tour is $895 (flights not included). Payment is required in order to secure your position on the tour. Payment for the tour can be made online through PayPal or by check after completing the form below. If you have questions about this or our other tours, contact us and a representative will respond to you.
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