The power of know-how and experience.

Elite Youth Football Consulting

What We Do The Team
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Services

An Academy requires a blueprint – a long-term strategy / roadmap that will serve it for years to come.
Our roadmap will allow for your Academy never to stray off-course.

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Sporting Methodology / Coaching the Coaches

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Scouting: Strategy Advisory and Training

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Infrastructure Advisory

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Recruitment and Interim Management Services

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Player Management Advisory

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Technology Advisory

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Core Academy Challenges

We advise / help set down procedures to deal with some of the greatest challenges
faced by an ambitious Academy. These include:

Development

Correct technical and tactical development within different age groups


Balance

Getting the right balance between on-field and off-field development

Transition

Optimal transition of youth players to the first team


Relocation

Challenges of national / international relocation of young players


Commitment

Having staff committed to youth development (not just trying to work themselves into 1st team environment)

Protection

Motivating players to finish their development and managing their relationships with agents


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Our team is led by
Richard Grootscholten.

Dutch football coach and youth development expert.

  • 30 Years Experience

    UEFA Pro-Licensed coach with over 30 years coaching experience

  • Country-wide Strategy

    Has worked closely with the KNVB (Dutch Football Association) in creating youth development and management systems

  • All Age Groups

    Experience working with all age groups and abilities

  • Sparta Rotterdam

    Richard ran the academy of Sparta Rotterdam, one of the most important youth development centers in Holland, with which he won the most prestigious Youth Academy Award in the country– the Rinus Michels Award for Best Dutch Academy

  • Football Innovation Group

    Richard is also involved in the development of Football Innovation Group, which combines best-practice from the worlds of football, business and technology in order to create strategies and tools for managing successful football clubs and youth academies

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Contact

We look forward to working with you .