SmartFootball Level 1 Course Coming to Ireland

SmartFootball Level 1 Course Coming to Ireland

European Elite Soccer will be offering another SmartFootball Level 1 course to Dublin on September 4th, 2016.

What is SmartFootball?

SmartFootball is a training methodology adopted by professional clubs such as Real Madrid and Dynamo Moscow. All coaches developing under the Catalan FA must undertake the SmartFootball courses before progressing on the UEFA B, UEFA A and Pro License.

SmartFootball was developed by former RCD Espanyol coach Juanlu Martinez and is supported by multiple investigations and football academies, universities and professional teams of the highest international standard.

Notably, the methodology reflected in his book SmartFootball has been implemented by Martinez with the youth teams of Dynamo Moscow over the past three years. This clear effect can be seen by the success of Dynamo, having since become the first Russian club to win the Manchester United Premier Cup World Under-15 finals in 2014.

Former Catalan FA Head of Coaching, Albert Vinas, is the director of SmartFootball and along with his team of professional coaches at Futbol Salou, has been using the methodology to great success with full-time youngsters at his international academy.

Having overseen the coach education of top professionals like Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, Vinas is respected across the continent.

On SmartFootball, Vinas explains: “The tactical concepts are present at all times, what we want is that the player understands the game, knows how to occupy the space, create spaces for the team-mates, offer solutions and line passes, and tactical concepts. “An important aspect of our methodology is how we help the players to arrive to the solution of every problem proposed by not directing them but by helping the players find solutions to the problems”.

Opportunities through European Elite Soccer and SmartFootball:

European Elite Soccer have developed weekly academies on the Northside and Southside of Dublin over the last 18 months using the SmartFootball methodology with UEFA Pro qualified coaches. EES currently have six full-time coaching staff and numerous part-time staff all working in Ireland. As well as this we are currently opening academies in the United States in San Diego.

Furthermore, our academy programs we have delivered player development camps in Scotland, Latvia and the United States. We feel this could be an opportunity for students that have a passion for coaching to gain some experience in a professional environment. All coaches must be SmartFootball Level 1 qualified as a minimum and open to travel.

With this in mind we are bring a SmartFootball Level 1 course to Ireland to give Irish coaches a chance to develop their coaching skills and possibly become an employable candidate with European Elite Soccer.

If this is something that interests you we would like to invite to the SmartFootball Level 1 course this September.


The usual price of this course is €120. But students will receive a 50% discount with a valid student card and get the course for €60.

Please register at:

Coaches Workshop Ire

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