|Dates and location|
|Dates||From July 4th to 6th, 2019 (PROVISIONALS DATES)|
|Location||Montessori Palau Girona|
|Format||Introductory course of 40 hours|
|Organized by||Montessori Palau International Research and Training Center (MIRTC)|
Teacher: Ruben Jongkind
Languages: Español / English
1History of football
2Planes of development (related to football)
3Human tendencies (related to football)
4The Total footballer
5Prepared environments (related to football)
7The role of the coach
aStyle of play
bPrinciples of play
10The role of the parents
aExperience football training
bCreate football exercises
cPresent football training
dReflect on football training
aObserving a football match
bObserving the total footballer
cObserving a football training
dCreating a football training
eCreating a schedule
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE:
Talent development, academy management, analysis, design & change of football organisations, methodology, physical performance, running technique, individual training, periodisation, Spanish-Dutch-English-German-Italian
Ruben is the founder and CEO of Montessori Football. Montessori Football enhances the technical, physical, social and psychological development of the child by enriching the Montessori environment with football. Ruben started to get interested in Montessori when he was coaching Jamie Lawrence in the academy of Ajax Amsterdam, and he got acquainted with Lynne Lawrence, CEO of AMI, in 2008.
In 2010 he was the main author of “Plan Cruyff”, a plan that was designed by Johan Cruyff, Wim Jonk and Ruben Jongkind, to reform the Ajax Academy and get back to the European top. They fundamentally reformed the Ajax academy structure as well as its culture, introducing a new philosophy that marked the players and their development as the indisputable focal point of the academy, in all aspects of its organisation and processes. Between 2010 and 2016. Ruben was the Head of Development of the Ajax Academy and started to implement Montessorian principles in the academy leading to Ajax reaching the final of the Europa League in 2017 with the youngest team to reach a European final and four players reaching the Dutch National Team with an average age of only 19. Ruben was one of the last people to work very closely to Johan Cruyff in the last 5 years of Johan’s life.
In 2016 Ruben decided to dedicate himself to disseminating the Cruyff legacy but at the same time he realised that the world of professional football is not yet ready for a philosophy of harmony like Montessori. That’s why he started Montessori Football which in 2018 already spread out to four major cities in China, Australia and South Africa with the support from AMI certifying the course.
Ruben holds a degree in Environmental Science from Wageningen University and a Master in Business Administration (MScBA) from Nijmegen Business School.
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE:
Implementation of football methodology in Montessori schools. Play style, training methodology, training, individual training, talent development, international futbol. German, English, Dutch.
As a Methodology Coordinator at AFC Ajax Amsterdam, Matthias initiated and implemented the methodology department to apply, on a daily basis, Ajax's vision based on "Cruyff Plan." His main tasks included the creation of a uniform language for all players, trainers and staff, based on a unique style of play and a distinctive set of football principles, to develop and implement the training philosophy and to professionalize the development processes of players within the academy. Along with Ruben, Matthias was the main figure and contact agent for the exchange of knowledge between professional clubs in Europe, including Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC.
Also, Matthias was one of the experts who participated and helped the Football Real Association of the Netherlands (KNVB) with his Master Plan to reform Dutch football (youth). Matthias played at the SC Freiburg academy before starting to work for the German Football Association (DFB) and Ajax Cape Town. He has the approval of UEFA Pro License, a Diploma in Sports Economics, a Master's Degree in Mental Training.
In December 2017 Matthias went to South Africa and implemented a Montessori Football program at the Montessori Newberry House in four months. There Matthias introduced football as part of the weekly routine to 230 students from 3 to 15 years. Now Matthias is devoted to the development of the African program to make Montessori Football accessible to less privileged children and teachers.
Certification Assessment Requirements
Participants will obtain a certificate as they have completed the course, if they meet these requirements:
Important information: This five-day course does not qualify you to teach or train others in Montessori Football methodology. To become a Montessori Football Teacher the Montessori Football 3-12, 13- 19 Courses and the Montessori Football Teacher Course are required.
Participants are required to have an AMI diploma or are in the training process. If you do not have it, an admission process is necessary.
Cruyff Football Montessori Introductory Coaching Course Certificate