Join Travel and Play February 18-24, 2019 for the Third Annual Iceland Coach Development Workshop. Get an exclusive look inside Iceland’s top professional football clubs, watch the Icelandic Youth National teams train and spend a day with the Icelandic Football Association (KSI). Download the full itinerary below.
This 6-day, 5-night workshop features visits to four professional Icelandic soccer clubs — Stjarnan, HK Kopavogur, Breidablik, and UMF Selfoss. While visiting each club, the group 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.
With a population of 330,000 — and just 20,000 registered football players, Iceland has developed one of the best talent development and coaching education programs in the world. Their national teams compete on the world stage having qualified for the 2016 UEFA European Championships and 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Iceland consistently develops players that play professionally throughout the European Leagues.
The workshop includes a visit to the Icelandic Football Association (KSI) and a tour of the National Stadium (Laugardalsvöllur). 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 and the World Cup 2018. The Icelandic Youth National Teams also train in February and participants will have access to their training sessions.
Iceland is an amazing, and unique country and the workshop allows time to experience some of Iceland’s cultural, scenic and historical treasures. Visit the unforgettable 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 Third Annual Iceland Coach Development Workshop from Travel and Play. The fee for the 2019 Iceland Coaches’ Tour is $895.00 (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. After registration and payment is received more information will be distributed concerning when to book your flight. If you have questions about this or our other tours, contact us and a representative will respond to you.
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