From the Academy Leader for Football

A massive well done to all those young footballers involved in our different football academies. I am extremely pleased with the commitment of everyone and am excited about the future. Our main focus at the moment is preparing all our players for next year. We are currently putting together a fixture list for all ages, which will involve playing other sporting academies as well as entering football tournaments.Richard-Stoecking1-213x300

Next year we will have a number of outstanding footballers joining the school, which will raise the bar even higher. I am delighted that a number of parents from around the world have selected our school to send their children as they see the potential both academically as well as in football.

After Easter we will welcome some outstanding Thai footballers to start working in the Academy. Some of these players are linked to the Thai national team and have the potential to go all the way to the very top. The integration of the Brazilian methodology and the experience of our committed staff means our young people will be getting an outstanding experience, which will prepare them for their future here and beyond school.

Richard Stockings
Academy Leader for Football

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From the Head Coach for Football

The BISP/Cruzeiro Football Academy began training on 13/01/2014, with four different categories, Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Girls Academy.

Jonathas2-205x300The trainings take place weekly based on the methodology of the Cruzeiro football club, respecting the stages of development of the athletes. Head Coach Jonathas Candido has focused his attentions with all Academy coaches and players on the technical aspect of the sport. A focus on first touch, passing, dribbling and calm decision-making has been the cornerstone of all sessions.

Guidance is being given informally with students about nutrition, but a diet plan will be employed shortly which aims to maximize the results and the health and quality of life for athletes.

In addition to training after school, the Senior Academy, will be starting a special training programme two days a week in the morning, the Functional Training.

Functional training focuses within football two clear and interdependent objectives:

1 – Improves footballer specific movement during the most intense and important phases of the game;
2 – A greater balance of muscle groups, thus minimizing the chances of pain and injury inherent footballer.

The components that make up the functional training for BISP/Cruzeiro Football Academy will be:  strength training, core training and proprioception.

Jonathas Candido
Head Coach BISP/CRUZEIRO Football Academy
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